SquareMeal Review of
Undoubtedly the Square Mile’s most beautiful Japanese restaurant, Soseki is named after Natsume Soseki, the homesick novelist who pined for shoji screens, tatami mats & fresh miso during his
visit to Victorian London. More than a century later, it’s all here – from beautiful fabrics & antiques to graceful calligraphy. Soseki’s food follows the concept of ‘omakase’; instead of
conventional ordering, you trust the chef to create a menu from scratch using the pick of the market. The emphasis is on ethical sourcing, seasonality & ‘sustainable sushi’ (fish comes from
Cornish day boats), but there’s luxury too – witness wafu-style Wagyu beef, listed as a side dish at a whopping £42. Whites dominate the Euro-accented wine list, but also look for junmai (pure
rice) saké, shochu, Japanese beer & organic green tea. ‘Fantastic food & service’ says it all.