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Summary

“The kaiseki is a revelation, and a confirmation of chef Yoshi’s vast talents”, say fans of Marlon Abela’s Kyoto-style venture in a tucked-away Mayfair mews, for whom this is “the best Japanese food outside of Japan”; almost as many reporters though, just obsess over the bill – “dear, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear…”

£120
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Average
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Ouch! Make sure you ask your bank manager first…”; Marlon Abela’s discreetly-located but “blingy” Mayfair Japanese offers some “lovely” Kyoto-style kaiseki, but it is losing its way, and the cost is “crazy”.

£105
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The best kaiseki menu this side of Japan” delivers “a startling array of flavours”, say fans of Marlon Abela’s “classy” operation, hidden away in a Mayfair mews; even they concede, though, that it might be “cheaper to fly to Kyoto”.

£102
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Average
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,
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10.30 pm
No trainers
14-16 Bruton Pl, London, W1J 6LX
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Opening hours

lunch noon - 2.30 pm, dinner 6 pm - 10.30 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm

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