Dinings
Cuisine: Japanese
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Verdict based on 6 critic, 2 blogger and 0 user reviews and awards
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Address: 22 Harcourt Street, London W1H 4HH

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7723 0666

Small Japanese restaurant with a bunker style dining room. Food is a fusion of traditional izakaya style food combined with modern European influences.

Latest reviews of Dinings

PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

19 November 2012

The food at Dinings is exceptionally good. It’s expensive, but it’s easily the best Japanese restaurant I’ve been to in London so far and I can’t wait to go back…

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Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

26 July 2012

Tender, charcoal-fragrant ‘Santa Barbara shrimp’ was a highlight, but wood pigeon intrigued then frustrated: grilled rare and quartered, it was tricky to chew off the bone and tasted of little…

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Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

15 November 2010

Perhaps the dish of the meal was yellowtail with uzu garlic dressing and a little caviar: the yellowtail was of very good quality without a hint of chewiness, and the citrus dressing was just the right balance for the sashimi…

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JasperGerard

Jasper Gerard, The Telegraph

5 March 2010

Dinings opened a few years back to mixed notices but the reputation of its ex-Nobu sushi chef is growing thanks to his modern menu served, fashionably, in tapas helpings. Mark Hix is among those to have mentioned recently: “For Japanese in London, try Tomonari Chiba”…

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What the Critics say

Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

26 July 2012

Tender, charcoal-fragrant ‘Santa Barbara shrimp’ was a highlight, but wood pigeon intrigued then frustrated: grilled rare and quartered, it was tricky to chew off the bone and tasted of little…

Read full review »
JasperGerard

Jasper Gerard, The Telegraph

5 March 2010

Dinings opened a few years back to mixed notices but the reputation of its ex-Nobu sushi chef is growing thanks to his modern menu served, fashionably, in tapas helpings. Mark Hix is among those to have mentioned recently: “For Japanese in London, try Tomonari Chiba”…

Read full review »
giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

11 April 2009

Funny name, unexpected location, slightly unsettling space, and very possibly the most interesting food in England. Go on, choose your priorities.

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matthew_norman

Matthew Norman (Guardian), The Guardian

13 October 2007

This absolute stunner of a starter comprised half a giant aubergine cooked to a wonderfully fleshy finish without quite disintegrating and glazed with a delicate soy paste to give it a sweet but tangy flavour…

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AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

30 September 2007

The menu was about as clear and simple as a mortgage agreement, but that was irrelevant because the food got out of the bottleneck that was the kitchen only when Mr Glumpy upstairs got round to folding it…

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hardens

Richard & Peter, Harden's

5 April 2007

The experience lives up, with some fantastically fresh and tasty sushi and sashimi – artistically but not fancily presented – among the leading attractions.

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What the Bloggers say

PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

19 November 2012

The food at Dinings is exceptionally good. It’s expensive, but it’s easily the best Japanese restaurant I’ve been to in London so far and I can’t wait to go back…

Read full review »
Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

15 November 2010

Perhaps the dish of the meal was yellowtail with uzu garlic dressing and a little caviar: the yellowtail was of very good quality without a hint of chewiness, and the citrus dressing was just the right balance for the sashimi…

Read full review »