The concept is inspired by the founder’s dining table where he shared great times with family, friends and loved ones. Gathering around the table, they would eat and share as life passed them by. What this translates to is a casual concept with tables and plates designed to be shared.
The menu is varied, drawing familiar favourites from all across Asia. There is P/F Chang’s infamous Original Dynamite Shrimp – ‘often imitated, never duplicated’, and Mongolian Beef, as well the Original Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Our favourites were delicious morsels of Lobster and Crab Spring Rolls – full of meat and flavour, as well as an incredibly Black Truffle Rainbow Sushi Roll before larger plates; succulent Grilled Lemongrass Lamb Chops and super spicy Dali Chicken in a red hot Szechuan sauce. If you’re a nervous sharer, sides are huge and the fried rice is simply delicious!
In our opinion, the cocktails are where P.F. Chang’s really shines. From the Bar Lab downstairs comes the Rita & Masataka made using Japanese whiskey, the Gallantry which is a mix of sake, aromatised wine, grapefruit bitters and thyme air, and the sweeter Luck & Fortune with gin, thai basil, mandarin liquor, kumquat jam and lemon.
While on the night we visited service was a little sticky (we're hoping to put this down to teething problems) we can't deny that they'll have you in and out in great time making this the perfect pre-theatre stop.