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Too Many Critics London

Too Many Critics London

We are thrilled to announce that our Too Many Critics event will be returning to London on Monday 10th July 2017 at Hakkasan Hanway Place.

A team of some of the UK’s top restaurant critics will be dropping their pens and picking up the pans as they truly find out what it’s like to be on the other side of the pass. The critics will be put through their paces to prepare an exclusive dinner, learning how to create Hakkasan’s award winning Cantonese cuisine. This year’s critics include Bill Knott, Jay Rayner, Tracey Macleod, William Sitwell, Adam Hyman and Kate Spicer.

This year’s host is BBC Radio 2’s Nigel Barden, who will also be conducting the live auction. Guests will be welcomed with a Champagne Taittinger reception and will have the opportunity to bid on a host of exciting items and exclusive money-can’t-buy experiences in the live and silent auctions.

Guests will enjoy a selection of Hakkasan signature dishes prepared by the critics, such as Crispy duck salad, Grilled Chilean seabass in honey and Stir-fry black pepper rib eye beef alongside dessert, wine and cocktails.

Tickets are priced at £120 per person. All funds raised on the night will go towards our work to help provide malnourished children with healthier futures.

Too Many Critics London 2015 

In 2016 the event saw the critics take on the kitchen at Ceviche Old St. In 2015 the critics took on Merchants Tavern under Head Chef Neil Borthwick and Michelin-starred Chef Patron Angela Hartnett’s strict direction.  

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Event Details

Date: Monday 10th July 2017
Time: 6.00pm – 11.30pm 
Dress code: Smart & Stylish 


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Please contact Emma Cullingford for ticket information at or on Twitter @EmmaCullingford.

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Thanks to Action Against Hunger, I've seen first-hand how the money we raise in the UK transforms the lives of children who live thousands of miles away. We are all global citizens now, and it really is within our power to end child hunger in our lifetimes. I think future generations will hold us accountable if we don't grasp that chance.
Bill Knott, Food writer

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Established in 2001 in London, Hakkasan has 11 restaurants around the world located in the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Hakkasan offers guests a world-class culinary experience helmed by Michelin-starred chef Executive Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee. The menu is a modern interpretation of authentic Cantonese cuisine, using the finest ingredients and expert techniques to create timeless yet innovative signature dishes. Hakkasan Hanway Place gained a Michelin star in 2003 and has retained it ever since.


Champagne Taittinger 

Champagne Taittinger has supported Action Against Hunger for over a decade, and have kindly donated champagne to many of our events, including past Too Many Critics dinners. Champagne Taittinger is widely available in restaurants and on the high street at Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s Majestic, Harrods, Fortnum & Mason and many independent specialists.