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Summary

£99
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s been a rockstar forever!!!!”, according to dedicated fans of this still-famous haunt (where Boris Becker became a father in a broom cupboard back in the day). London’s original Nikkei venture sits on a stylishly minimal first floor overlooking Park Lane and is the best-rated member of the group nowadays. Perhaps, when the going gets tough, the tough get going, as its ratings strengthened notably this year, winning praise for “very delicate and finely balanced” Japanese-Peruvian dishes of a quality and value closer to when it first opened. The environment is “very noisy, not helped by the loud music and hard surfaces”… but, for diehards, that’s the whole point.

Summary

£100
£££££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It no longer pulls the A-list celebs, it’s no longer difficult to get a table – but the food is still exceptional” at the Japanese-South American fusion chain’s original London flagship. It can be “hit or miss”, though – “some days it’s the real Nobu with the exquisitely prepared black cod signature dish, but at times it seems the chef has forgotten the recipe”. More than 20 years after its arrival in the UK, the global brand is still expanding, with a second hotel which opened in Portman Square in late 2020.

Summary

£100
£££££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It no longer pulls the A-list celebs, it’s no longer difficult to get a table – but the food is still exceptional” at the Japanese-South American fusion chain’s original London flagship. It can be “hit or miss”, though – “some days it’s the real Nobu with the exquisitely prepared black cod signature dish, but at times it seems the chef has forgotten the recipe”. More than 20 years after its arrival in the UK, the global brand is still expanding, with a second hotel scheduled to open in the West End in early 2020.

Summary

£100
£££££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The food is just as good as it always was” (if no longer as trailblazing) at this Japanese-South American fusion concept, a global operation that exploded onto the London scene 21 years ago in this minimalist (some would say boring), first-floor space, overlooking Hyde Park. “Not the destination it used to be for spotting a celeb”, that’s not without its benefits (“there’s no problem getting a table”) and though as “expensive” as it’s always been (and with so-so service), it can “still impress”.

For 31 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

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Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair
50
No dress code
150

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1   Always available 4

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£25.00 £45.00 £8.00 £12.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £50.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm

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