Dining's SW3...where to begin? This restaurant blew me away from the first time I went to DINE there. From the name of the restaurant, it does not seem obvious that it is a Japanese restaurant, but I promise you, you will never forget that it is really one of the best Asian restaurants in London...or even in the world! Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommended.
The food at Dining's SW3 is spectacular. It tastes great and the sushi is very artistic, perfect for taking food pictures to show your friends! Not only is the presentation amazing, but the taste is what is memorable. How could I ever forget the Mini Wagyu Burgers...I have dreamt of them during the whole lockdown, and in fact Dining's will be my first spot to visit after the lockdown. The sushi is fresh and the salads also taste great. Love it.
Japanese Wagyu Beef Mini Burger Buns
Overall, the service is really good. I have never had late food or cold food arrive at the table and the waiters are all really friendly and ready to assist you instantly. The waiters also managed to recommend some of the dishes, when I went with my friends who were unfamiliar with some of the dishes.
As soon as you enter the restaurant, there is a little bar area. As a first comer, you will not understand very well where the tables actually are, but once you are kindly assisted to the seating area, you realise that there is actually a lot of space inside the restaurant. The first time I visited, my friend and I were seated in a cute table on the ground floor. Second time I was with my friends upstairs. I love both floors, they feel at home.
The restaurant is very clean. You can already tell from when you enter and you see the bar area being spotless. The tables are the perfect size, especially in a restaurant where you typically order lots of mini dishes. In some other restaurants the food tends to not have much space, but at Dining's the tables are perfect. Every corner of the restaurant is great.
As a frequency Japanese restaurant guest, I thought Dining's SW3 distinguished itself from the other Japanese. It is a quiet spot, situated in the amazing Lennox Gardens Mews, which makes the environment cosy and perfect for a quiet night out. The food is so well presented and I really enjoyed the Black Cod, which was cut into smaller pieces than in the other Japanese restaurants. I loved the food! Especially the Mini Burgers.
The restaurant is a little pricy, prepare yourself to spend at least £40 per person for a meal. However, I think it is worth the price, considering the location and the quality of the food as well as the service. It is a great place to celebrate an anniversary. I would recommend to go in groups of 3/4 people (not more), as the place is quiet. Compared to its competitors, I believe the price is much better for what you can get. Highly recommend!