When it opened, twenty years ago, the Mandarin accurately presaged the city’s worrying preoccupation with dining venues where the furnishings are in danger of fighting for centre stage with the food. That said, this place – with its overside fish tanks and ostentatious flourishes – is obviously doing something right, as it’s packed out most weekends. Expect the usual suspects, and a lively crowd.

  • Ronnie de Ramper

    No, no, no no NO! Sorry, that’s NO