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Summary

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

“Let your friends know you’ve been, and they’ll ask about the clientele before wanting to know about the food…” – Richard Caring’s notorious, LA-style, bling-fest in Mayfair (which reportedly cost £15m to fit out) is most “definitely a place for those eager to see and be seen”. Fans also believe its luxurious menu of Asian-inspired fish and seafood (heavy on funky sushi, tempura, and gyoza) is plain “awesome” too. But to a large proportion of reporters, it’s “awful – just awful” – exacting “extortionate” prices to deliver “some weird-and-not-always-felicitous flavour combinations” to “a horrific stew of Mayfair types”.

Summary

£100
£££££
1
Poor
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Let your friends know you’ve been, and they’ll ask about the clientele before wanting to know about the food…” – Richard Caring’s notorious, LA-style, bling-fest in Mayfair (which reportedly cost £15m to fit out) is most “definitely a place for those eager to see and be seen”. Fans also believe its luxurious menu of Asian-inspired fish and seafood (heavy on funky sushi, tempura, and gyoza) is plain “awesome” too. But to a large proportion of reporters, it’s “awful – just awful” – exacting “extortionate” prices to deliver “some weird-and-not-always-felicitous flavour combinations” to “a horrific stew of Mayfair types”.

Summary

£98
 ££££
1
Poor
1
Poor
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Crammed with people taking selfies, dodgy-looking businessmen and hapless, concierge-victim tourists”, Richard Caring’s “bling bling” Mayfair venture is a bad case of “too much spent on the decor and not enough concentration on the food”; and, with its huge prices and “appalling service (unless you’re spending £000’s)”, it can end up feeling like “a horrendous rip-off and an all-round horrible experience”. More upbeat reporters do find its luxurious seafood format “memorable… just best enjoyed at someone else’s expense!”. Top Tip – “the best ambience is at lunch, at dinner it changes quite dramatically… not in the most positive way”.

Summary

£91
 ££££
1
Poor
1
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s certainly an experience”, and no-one disputes that Richard Caring’s “flashy and brassy” Mayfair venture is “good for people-watching”. But while for fans the “amazing” interior and “sublime and sexy” sushi, robata and Asian seafood, all justify the monumental expense, there are too many critics for whom it’s “the most overpriced, over-rated restaurant in London”“a trashy, vulgar hellhole filled to the brim with people dressed for cameos in a cheap US cable-TV soap opera, and not for anyone with the slightest disinclination for being fleeced rotten!” Maybe the best advice is “go once, get it out of your system, then leave it to those where money isn’t an issue...”

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£20.00 £40.00 £12.00 £14.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £41.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £2.00
Service 12.50%
1-4 Berkeley Sq, London, W1J 6BR
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10:30 pm

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