Mei Ume 22

10 Trinity Square , London, EC3N 4AJ

020 3297 3799

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SquareMeal Review of Mei Ume

A hotel restaurant offering Chinese and Japanese dishes on the same menu might sound horribly like a food-court buffet, but this super-swish dining room in the City’s Four Seasons is a delight for deep pockets. With senior chefs culled from the kitchens of Royal China, Sake No Hana and Yauatcha, diners are in very safe hands. Finely turned-out sushi ranges from classic eel maki to the addictive umami hit of spicy tuna with truffle karashi and parmesan flakes. Elsewhere, the menu divides into conventional starters (‘small eats’) and mains. From the small eats, go for springy squid deep-fried in a subtly flavoured batter of salted egg, and steamed diver scallops, still soft and quivery; then from the bigger plates, Szechuan chicken and wasabi king prawns, both the right side of spicy. Chinese cooking done to this high a standard is a rarity in the City, but be warned that you’ll pay handsomely for it: a basket of eight prettily pleated dim sum clocks in at £18, and small portions overall meant that we cast envious looks every time the house speciality whole Peking duck was paraded around the room. Still, no one expects dinner at the Four Seasons to come cheap, and the setting is stunning, with soaring pillars and embroidered silk screens making the most of the high ceilings. To drink, a neighbouring bar is stocked with saké, shochu and Japanese whisky, while the Euro-leaning wine list has suggestions for specific dishes. Along with La Dame de Pic next door, the Four Seasons has brought gastronomy and glamour to a neglected corner of the Square Mile.


Mei Ume is recommended for

Big And Bold | Buzzy | Glamorous | Quiet Conversation | Widely Spaced Tables

Special offers

Saturday Brunch: £40

From a set menu. Enjoy a selection of starters, 2 main courses and a rice dish, and selection of desserts to share at £40 per person. Free flowing beverage packages can be enjoyed for 1.5h from the time of arrival (Soft drinks £10, Selection of Mei Ume cocktails £20, Sommelier's selection of white and red wine £25, Delamotte Brut NV Champagne £35).

From: 19 May 2018

To: 31 August 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Dinner set menu: 4 dishes & a cocktail £38

From a set menu. Enjoy a miso soup, two starters and a main course followed by an after dinner cocktail at £38 per person.

From: 01 February 2018

To: 30 June 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Tower Hill Tube Station 173m

Tower Gateway Tube Station 236m

Address

Address: 10 Trinity Square , London EC3N 4AJ

Area: Monument Tower Hill Aldgate

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm 6.30-10.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Clothworkers' Hall 194m

Port of London Authority 218m

Details

Telephone: 020 3297 3799

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Cuisine: Chinese Japanese

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Special offers

Saturday Brunch: £40

From: 19 May 2018

To: 31 August 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Dinner set menu: 4 dishes & a cocktail £38

From: 01 February 2018

To: 30 June 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.