Dinings SW3

Japanese, Sushi·
££££
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Silver Award
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SquareMeal Review of Dinings SW3

Silver Award

Sitting in a quiet, sheltered mews just minutes from the glitz and glam of Harrods and Knightsbridge, Dinings SW3 has nabbed an enviable spot in West London. And that’s not all it has going for it. In the five years since Masaki Sugisaki first threw open the doors here, the restaurant has evolved greatly. Once upon a time the menu was heavy with European influence; now it seems, those fusion accents are a welcome background note to some absolutely delicious modern Japanese cooking.

First thing's first though, yes - you’re still in Knightsbridge, and the menu does reflect that. There’s a lot of truffle, and plenty of luxe ingredients like caviar, wagyu and lobster. You will pay through the nose for it. But the food that emerges from the kitchen ranges from good to spectacular, so if you’re splashing out on a special meal, you won’t be disappointed.

The interiors are nice and spacious too. At street level you’re greeted by a smart cocktail lounge (and some clever cocktails too - try the Kumamoto Spicy Margarita, made with mezcal, Ancho Reyes, chocolate bitters, watermelon and yuzu juice), before descending into a cavernous, moody dining room that still conjures the raw fun of an izakaya.

What follows is luxury food, turned up to 11. We start off with sashimi, then get stuck into juicy wagyu beef burgers in impossibly-soft buns, and a fat round of double-cooked aubergine, coated in a sticky layer of sweet, salty miso. Your mileage may vary with some of these dishes - every dish is so full-on with ingredients and flavour that it can get a bit much - but the sushi is where the restaurant excels. In fact, the shrimp tempura inside-out roll was one of the best things we ate, and at £15 for six pieces it was also one of the most affordable things on the menu. Don't sleep on the sake menu either, which features some very exclusive bottles available by the cup.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Over £80
Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
Eat at Home
Supper
Ambience
Cool, Dark and moody, Fun, Unique
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Terrace
Special Features
Counter dining, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
People
Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

FAQs

Can I book?

Yes, we highly recommend booking, this can be done online or via phone.

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Does the restaurant offer takeaway?

Yes, it offers a delivery service via Supper.

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Is it near any tube stations?

It is approximately 10 minutes walk from Knightsbridge Tube Station.

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Location

Walton House, Lennox Garden Mews, Belgravia, London, SW3 2JH

020 7723 0666

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Opening Times

Lunch
Mon 12:00-14:30
Tue 12:00-14:30
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Dinner
Mon 18:00-22:15
Tue 18:00-22:15
Wed 18:00-22:15
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
All day
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 12:00-22:15
Fri 12:00-22:15
Sat 12:00-22:15
Sun 12:00-22:15

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4 Reviews 
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Anon

30 May 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Incredible Find

Absolutely stunning food with the most fantastic service by Sylvia. Her recommendations were spot on and we had a gorgeous lunch outside on the terrace. Most memorable and I will definitely be returning as soon as possible. 

Hans S

10 March 2020  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4.5
Every dish a piece of art

Had an incredible meal at Dinings SW3. Every dish was a served like a little piece of art and tasted deliciously. There is so much more on the menu that I want to try, so will definitely come back again. Staff is super charming and attentive. You get all the quality of a fine dining experience without all that stuffiness. Great night out!

Ajay C

26 July 2019  
Best sushi in London expensive but worth it.

Jacquelyn W

04 February 2018  
Food & Drink 3
Service 3
Atmosphere 4
Value 1
Good quality Japanese food but slightly overpriced
Dinings is a place where you go to impress someone. The decor and ambiance are perfect for a Saturday night out, the food is up to standard, but it’s not exactly memorable or mind blowing. It is slightly overpriced and service was slow when we went.
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