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Square Meal Review of Nobu London at the Metropolitan Hotel
As fashion and the world have moved on, this Mayfair original now seems almost tame – all very different to the old days of cutting-edge cuisine and unbridled celeb-fuelled excess. Even so, Nobu
London remains a civilised candidate for business and family-friendly treats, and there are many who prefer its ‘stylishly timeless’ vibe to the A-list noise and bluster of its Berkeley Street
sibling. Its most iconic dishes ‘still perform very strongly’, even if they now sound passé (think black cod in miso or yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño) and there’s much pleasure to be had from
clear-flavoured sushi and ‘new-style’ sashimi, while anticuchos skewers add some Latin fire to proceedings. Also venture into the crossover world of tea-smoked lamb or Dover sole with red chilli
and shiso salsa, and don’t ignore sex-bomb desserts such as Suntory whiskey cappuccino. Be warned: the two-hour table turns are still enforced with samurai-like sternness.
What a way to end the year (and start the next)! The seven course New Year’s Eve 2013 dinner and wine menu at Nobu London at the Metropolitan Hotel ended the year on a delectable note and set high the bar for restaurant experiences for the months to come.
Check it out:
Seared salmon sashimi with jalapeno dressing, paired with Vouvray 2010, Vincent Raimbault, Loire... More from Tiki Chris »
Hello, Nobu! I don’t know what it is but your simply irresistible to me. A name known to mankind, plastered all over glossy magazines I’ve read and TV shows. It was a matter of time for to me to finally dine; the 10-year wait is finally over.
Nobu has international restaurants around the world. London has two, having speaking to Regis Cursan on the regular. The pastry dessert chef at Nobu restaurants he recommended Old Park Lane for stunning views over Hyde Park... More from The Food Connoisseur »
I had just finished my last day at my job and thought I’d keeping the good times rolling by celebrating the event with a nice meal. Such a life milestone, however minor in the grand scheme of things, required a venue to match and so fittingly, I decided to treat myself and T to Nobu for some high-end Japanese – my cuisine of choice. In truth I just needed an excuse and this was the best one – my alternative was going to be because of my recent new hairstyle but that didn’t quite seem to cut it (pun completely intended).
I was pulling out all the stops on this visit and was ready to eat up a storm with an order that in itself read like a menu – starters of ceviche, salmon and avocado inside out sushi, baby tiger shrimp tempura with all sauces, grilled asparagus with dried miso; mains of Dover sole with black bean sauce, tenderloin of beef with teriyaki sauce, Matsuhisa slider; and dessert of strawberry cheesecake and coconut mochi (phew, need a minute after that…)... More from wetrykai »
Nobu has become synonymous with celebrity dining over the years. Barely a week goes by without a famous face being papped leaving one of the restaurants. It wouldn’t have been so popular for so long without good reason. Great Japanese food and flawless service help make this one of the most glamorous chains of restaurants in the world... More from My Friends Recommend »
Ah Nobu… the occasion to dine there? Just as a lead up to Chinese New Year 2013 and part belated birthday celebrations of two family members! The Old Park Lane, one of the notoriously difficult areas to find parking, I found myself rushing and cursing to meet the rest of my family there on time. However, much to my relief, I wasn’t the only one delayed, so had time to sit by the bar to recompose myself. So while waiting I decided to try the Olympus OM-D in low light (no flash) and took the candle & menu below.
I am still undecided about Nobu as I watch the guests enter. The bar is a nice relaxed area but the rest of the restaurant too busy and noisy with people seemingly trying to over compensate for one thing or another.... More from ytTastes »
Essential Details for Nobu London at the Metropolitan Hotel
Address:Metropolitan Hotel, 19 Old Park Lane, London W1K 4LB