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£73
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

On a strip of Sloane Street south of Harvey Nicks that has lacked its natural international passing trade in recent times, this outpost of the Moscow-based Sumosan empire serves a luxurious mix of Italian and Japanese dishes, often to the backing of live entertainment. Yet again, the level of expense is the main sticking point (and service can have its off days, too), but it has its fans for a glam night out.

Summary

£69
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s eye-wateringly expensive, but the clientele are so rich that it doesn’t matter!” at this deluxe Belgravia outpost of the 20-year-old, Moscow-based Sumosan empire, which shifted a couple of years ago from Mayfair to the stretch of Sloane Street south of Harvey Nicks, seemingly patronised solely by ‘citizens of nowhere’. Foodwise, an innovative menu of Italian and Japanese dishes are presented side-by-side (prepared by a chef dedicated to each cuisine): “lovely… I wasn’t paying…”

Summary

£69
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s eye-wateringly expensive, but the clientele are so rich that it doesn’t matter!” at this deluxe Belgravia outpost of the 20-year-old, Moscow-based Sumosan empire, which shifted a couple of years ago from Mayfair to the stretch of Sloane Street south of Harvey Nicks, seemingly patronised solely by ‘citizens of nowhere’. Foodwise, an innovative menu of Italian and Japanese dishes are presented side-by-side (prepared by a chef dedicated to each cuisine): “lovely… I wasn’t paying…”

Summary

£69
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“When I heard the restaurant was a fusion of Japanese and Italian, I was sceptical!” – a perhaps natural reaction to this Belgravia outpost of the 20-year-old, Moscow-based, luxury dining empire. Originally located in Mayfair – where the style was purely Japanese-fusion – when it relocated to Sloane Street a couple of years ago, it both acquired the ‘Twiga’ suffix to its name, and also an Italian menu (presented side-by-side). Like its predecessors on this tricky site (Monte’s, Pengelley), this glossy operation inspires little feedback, as a result of a location whose primary passing trade is designer-clad Eurotrash; and, predictably, it is sometimes dismissed as “overpriced” and mediocre all round; but some reporters do declare themselves “really surprised and pleased with the culinary results”. Top Tip: dip your toe in the water with a visit to its glam second-floor cocktail bar.

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Restaurant details

No dress code
180

Prices

Traditional European menu

Main Pudding
£36.00 £18.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
165 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9QB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 pm‑1 am
Wednesday6 pm‑1 am
Thursday6 pm‑1 am
Friday6 pm‑2 am
Saturday6:30 pm‑2 am
Sunday6:30 pm‑2 am

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