I had been dying to taste all the deliciousness at Nobu for quite some time. This name often pops up in songs and on Insta feeds so it is hard to ignore it’s existence. On many Saturdays ago, a friend and I decided to treat ourselves to what is until today my most expensive meal out ever. But was it worth breaking the bank for?
This was actually the first expensive restaurant I’d been to in London, so I didn’t really go all out photo-wise as I had no idea I’d start a reviewing section on my blog. Anyhow, when I walked in I felt slightly intimidated only because ya girl is on a budget, and I felt a bit out of place. However, once we’d been seated and the menu was explained I felt more at ease.
The staff was very friendly and the service was great. It wasn’t very busy when we got there, but definitely was a full house by the time we left. The Berkeley Street location is very big compared to the Park Lane location where I went to for drinks.
THE PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
It is very dark inside the Berkeley Street location, so not the best place to have a full on photoshoot. The interior is very lovely, so it is a pity that photos don’t really do it justice. But unlike Restaurant Ours, I came here to enjoy my meal and not to get the money shots for the gram.
The difference is also in the company I’d say. When I go out with blogger friends we literally take pictures first, then continue the rest of our night. However when I am with non-blogger friends I always feel slightly awkward about taking pictures or asking them to take pictures of me. I’m sure that when I go back to Nobu with blogger friends I will change my mind about the photo-ops. Maybe Nobu can change their lightning situation then? 😂
THE FOOD & DRINKS
Well, well, well… I still dream of the sushi I had here! You know my love for sushi is one of a kind. Looking back at what I ordered and, in particular, what I paid for certain dishes I would happily go back to Nobu but stick to sushi only. Like many other fancy restaurants in London, the plates are designed to share. So we decided to order a selection of different things from the menu. Everything was delicious, but the sushi was to die for. Plus you get your money’s worth as sushi plates are a bit larger than others, and sushi is more filling anyway!
All water served at Nobu is Fiji water, so veeeery delicious! The drinks menu was quite extensive as well, but we decided to go for a bottle of white wine. It was gorgeous. Coming from me that means a lot, as I am not a big fan of white wines. This is why we went to Nobu Park Lane, just to drink another bottle of that delicious wine! For only £30 a bottle it’s not even that expensive, definitely not when compared to cocktails.
By the time we ordered desert we were literally stuffed. But we decided to go ahead and order it anyway! The desert menu wasn’t very big, but they had many options with chocolate involved so I was very pleased!
THE FINAL VERDICT
This meal cost me £100 but I will happily go back, and maybe order a little wiser. The fact that months later I still dream of the food and wine is definitely a good sign. I am all for treating myself once in a while, when what I am treating myself to is worth the price. To anyone that loves sushi and fish in general, I can highly recommend an evening at Nobu.
Have you been to Nobu?
Lots of love,