In the faint glow of red lanterns, surrounded by handcrafted antiques, dark wood and lavish ornaments from the Ming and Qing dynasties; the Dragon Inn Club successfully transports us to 8th century China. Even the bathroom exudes the golden age of the Silk Road with red swing doors and stone washbasins. While the décor is of ancient time, the cuisine is very much a representation of modern Sichuan dining. We find ourselves especially craving the Dim Sum and the heavenly Crispy Duck Spring Rolls, however, their speciality is the Hot Pot. Served in a regional manner featuring three varieties of stock, kept simmering at the table, add in scallops, tofu, Iberico pork belly, bok choi and more to your heart’s content. It makes for a uniquely flavourful and sociable way of dining. It’s rare to experience a novel dish in London, but Dragon Inn Club managed to provide just that; before long Hot Pots are bound to pop up everywhere.