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Cuisine: Japanese
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Address: 14-16 Bruton Place, London W1J 6LX

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7499 8881

This elegant Mayfair Japanese and recipient of a Michelin star serves intricate ‘Kyoto-inspired’ dishes with a hefty price tag. They are available à la carte or in traditional Kaiseki-style and accompanied by a large selection of wines and sakes.

This restaurant has 1 Michelin Star

Latest reviews of Umu

Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

9 July 2012

The full Kyoto-style dining experience that Umu offers doesn’t come cheap at £100 a pop for the tasting menu. But if you’ve never tried it before, the succession of cured, raw, fried, simmered and grilled dishes – all intricately presented on pretty plates and finished off with rice or sushi – is definitely worth a whirl…

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Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

22 April 2011

The best dish was skill fish, a deepwater fish from the Sea of Japan that is reminiscent of cod, grilled in teriakyi sauce, coated with grated radish flavoured with a little citrus element, topped with little blobs of wasabi…

 

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Jeremy Wayne, The Guardian

7 October 2006

A salmon salad, like a topless tower of ilium, bursts with freshness. Toro tuna comes three ways, poached, seared and raw with umami – the fifth “taste”, quite wonderful…

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Joe Joseph, The Times

13 November 2004

The quality of the food at Umu is pretty good, but it doesn’t bewitch you the way a kaiseki banquet in Japan might…

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What the Critics say

Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

9 July 2012

The full Kyoto-style dining experience that Umu offers doesn’t come cheap at £100 a pop for the tasting menu. But if you’ve never tried it before, the succession of cured, raw, fried, simmered and grilled dishes – all intricately presented on pretty plates and finished off with rice or sushi – is definitely worth a whirl…

Read full review »
The_Guardian

Jeremy Wayne, The Guardian

7 October 2006

A salmon salad, like a topless tower of ilium, bursts with freshness. Toro tuna comes three ways, poached, seared and raw with umami – the fifth “taste”, quite wonderful…

Read full review »
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Joe Joseph, The Times

13 November 2004

The quality of the food at Umu is pretty good, but it doesn’t bewitch you the way a kaiseki banquet in Japan might…

Read full review »
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Terry Durack, The Independent

19 September 2004

Umu is a very weird restaurant, in part luxurious and stimulating, and in part boring and difficult. The sake list is a doozy, but the vast wine list seems inappropriate to the food. Some of the staff are charming and helpful, others are clearly out of their depth…

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What the Bloggers say

Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

22 April 2011

The best dish was skill fish, a deepwater fish from the Sea of Japan that is reminiscent of cod, grilled in teriakyi sauce, coated with grated radish flavoured with a little citrus element, topped with little blobs of wasabi…

 

Read full review »