RestaurantsLondonKnightsbridgeSW7

survey result

Summary

£82
 ££££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Arjun Waney and Rainer Becker’s “well-oiled” glamour-magnet, just off Knightsbridge, “has kept its high standards for more than 15 years now” (it opened in 2002, nowadays with spin-offs around the globe). In normal, non-Covid times, the cocktail bar is famously “a bit of a zoo”, but that just adds energy to its “buzzy” (“so noisy!”), “casual and comfortable” overall style; and even if Japanese-fusion cuisine doesn’t today seem like quite the genius-magic it did on opening, the “sublime” dishes here still feel as fresh as a daisy: “wonderous bites” of sushi, black cod and other “supreme” creations.

Summary

£82
 ££££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Arjun Waney and Rainer Becker’s “well-oiled” glamour-magnet, just off Knightsbridge, “has kept its high standards for more than 15 years now” (it opened in 2002, nowadays with spin-offs around the globe). “The cocktail bar is a bit of a zoo”, but that just adds energy to its “buzzy” (“so noisy!”), “casual and comfortable” overall style; and even if Japanese-fusion cuisine doesn’t today seem like quite the genius-magic it did on opening, the “sublime” dishes here still feel as fresh as a daisy: “wonderous bites” of sushi, black cod and other “supreme” creations.

Summary

£82
 ££££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It takes flak for being too showy”, and “can be a little over-run by glam types”, but “the foundations of this fun Knightsbridge scene are as appealing as ever – fantastic, innovative cuisine, welcoming service and a wonderful, vibrant atmosphere”. The Japanese-fusion dishes deliver “brilliant flavours”: “superb sashimi and black cod (although all the fish is amazing)” to “steak mains to die for”. “It’s been a favourite for over a decade now and still feels fresh.”

Summary

£82
 ££££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Exceptional” Japanese-fusion cuisine still wins very consistent praise for this svelte, “very buzzy” Knightsbridge haunt, whose appeal – in its fifteenth year – still stacks up well. OK, there’s some “tossing around of black credit cards” by its eurotrashy following, but this can make for “awesome people-watching”, and even though “it’s very expensive, it’s worth it”.

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Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair
14, 10
175
Yes

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.60 £25.70 £7.40 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 15.00%
5 Raphael St, London, SW7 1DL
Opening hours

lunch noon - 3 pm, Sat & Sun 3.30 pm, dinner 6 pm - 11 pm, Sun 10.30 pm
Last orders: 10.45 pm, Sun 10.15 pm

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