Food & Drink

Fried lobster tails from an ex-Hakkasan chef

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Slapped right next to the London Heliport in Battersea (you don't need a tube station when you have that going on), RP's a bi-level temple of Chinese cuisine in the Hotel Verta, with a head man whose 20yr career has seen him helm kitchens in Hong Kong, Chinatown, and Hakkasan.

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So. The food. They're naturally slinging classics like this dim sum (ha gau, shumai, chive dumplings, shimeji), along with wok-fried lobster tails, jasmine-smoked pork ribs, and grilled beef filet "Genghis Khan style", whose army will march on your stomach... with its chilli-laden sauce!

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You'll also find a hefty selection of rarer specialty dishes, counting Champagne-cooked black cod, wok-fried venison, and an intricate number consisting of double-boiled abalone w/ truffle, ham, scallops, and "supreme stock" (a type of double-reduced meat stock) known as "Monk Jumps Over Wall"... something you would be unwise to attempt after eating it.

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The bar's mixing an eye-popping selection of cocktails as well, such as this Sanya Sun (Blue Curacao, coconut, coconut rum), and the Dragon, blending tequila, dragon fruit (there it is!), and ginger syrup.

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As for the space itself, they've given it a contemporary feel, w/ two levels of floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the helipad, and an open kitchen in the middle, so either way, you can see the chopper.