Dinings SW3

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Japanese
Dinings SW3 is from the team behind Dinings Harcourt in Marylebone and Dinings in the Norman Hotel Tel Aviv. The grade-1 listed building was originally an artist's studio. Inside, lies a sushi counter, Kurabu, and a hidden courtyard with space for up to 20 during lunchtime; perfect for the warmer months.

We specialise in an Izakaya style of cooking, combining Japanese and European cuisines to create delicious small plates. Sushi and sashimi change with the seasons. Enjoy Josper grilled lobster or Japanese Wagyu beef. Alongside our a la carte menu, we offer different tasting menus that can also be paired with wine or sake, giving you the full Dinings SW3 experience.

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London Restaurant Festival: 25% off a la carte menu

Oct 1-31, 2020·Sun 12:00-16:45 21:00-22:00, Mon-Wed 12:00-14:30 21:00-22:00, Thu 12:00-16:45 21:00-22:15, Fri-Sat 12:00-16:45

Enjoy 25% off a la carte menu

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Sep 4-30, 2020·Sun 12:00-16:45 21:00-22:00, Mon-Wed 12:00-14:30 21:00-22:00, Thu 12:00-16:45 21:00-22:15, Fri-Sat 12:00-16:45

Enjoy 25% off a la carte menu

What 241 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Best sushi I’ve had in London. Sat at the sushi counter so could watch the sushi chef make everything, which is always fun. The service was fantastic as well and just really nice and friendly people who gave personalized attention. Obviously it is pricey though, and I easily paid 140 GBP just for me - which having spent a lot of time in Japan, feels expensive, but is on par in London for high quality sushi/dining. Best overall dining experience I’ve had in London - and I lived here for two years.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

overpriced and bad service

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Kill
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Very smart restaurant but difficult to order right amount of food and bill was massive

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The ambience and service was great. However, I think it was overrated. We ordered 4 different types of maki rolls and they were all below average; not fine dining measures. As for the other food items we ordered, the were below average. I wouldn’t come again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Freshest fish in London ...

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Unfortunately, didn’t feel very COVID safe. Our table was bang up next to another - no 2 m distance observed. The sommelier took off his mask to speak to patrons on the next table. The restaurant also filled every table in the evening, both seated and the bar. Overall this spoilt the experience as it simply didn’t feel as safe as it should.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My favourite little dinner spot! Lovely ambience and outstanding service, you’re never waiting on anything!

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Asad
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. I booked in the afternoon for a dinner the same day. Location is great, nicely tucked away and beautiful to look at. Turned up half an hour early, was welcomed to sit by the bar where the bartender made us custom cocktails. Was guided to a lovely table upstairs on the balcony. Both waitress and the waiter explained the menu and guided us through how they were put together when the food arrived. Well worth the money and the time to visit. The aubergine was top class

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Marks
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good meal post covid. Service so much better than most places. Helpful, discrete, informative and friendly. An unhurried meal. It is always fantastic food. Innovative, well matched and varied.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinings SW3 is simply our preferred restaurant in London after 3 years spanning the original fine dining landscape

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BenM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our first dinner out since the start of lockdown so our enthusiasm was very high! The welcome was very nice - traditional Japanese shouts. I had a lovely house gimlet to start - elderflower and lemon but subtle and not sweet. Our first dish was the best - a sea bass “ceviche” with very interesting flavours but I can’t do them justice and don’t remember the ingredients unfortunately. Otherwise the highlight was the grilled sea bass (utterly different style from the first) with an amazing grilled tomato salad underneath. Wish I knew what was in that salad! Service was very good, though I prefer a little more distance - please don’t come over and fill up my water glass every 5 minutes! The bill was very high at £120 a head, and although we didn’t drink much we really ate a lot so I was happy.

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vipWilliamS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top class as usual

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Jfda
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely setting in a historic building tucked away in a mews.

Delicious food, cannot fault it, expect to pay though (£300 two person dinner), probably one of the best in the city. Good cocktails and sake too.

Only comment is no one explained the menu to start with, or more the sizes. You can assume that the price stated is per piece unless it says otherwise (eg 3 pcs on some) but then some dishes were randomly huge like the Iberico pork sumiyaki was main course size and the 3pcs lobster roll was more like 6 big pcs. No complaints but would be good to know so don’t order too much.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely !! Great food and definitely great service !

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michelle
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Toro in Town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant ever. My favorite, i cant get enough!

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BellaS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food & great cocktails and fantastic service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was outstanding. Took great care and food was even better than before.

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CarolineH
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It is by no means the restaurant's fault but it is incredibly disappointing to see a table with old children and teenagers all playing on game consoles in the centre table on a Saturday night. It completely destroys the atmosphere in the beautiful restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic as always. The service was also good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent evening.

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vipDanielB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The tacos were a bit bland. They needed some acid to cut the fat of the fish.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I visited SW3 was 1 year ago for a sake tasting, fell in love with the restaurant and with the food, so I decided to come back for a lunchtime with my girlfriend.
Excellent service, they didn’t miss anything, followed us step by step without being obstructive. Food amazing as well! Loved everything, excellent the way to serve it 1 dish after the other as we were sharing everything.
Is an excellent restaurant for business meals and also for everyday dining or dates, you won’t be disappointed!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food and the service, we wer seated on the first floor the seats are too close so if you are a big person it might be a little uncomfortable

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vipILChinese
London
157 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

nice food, quite creative, very fresh fish but not always seasoned enough. Very long wait between dishes. Attentive and friendly service.

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Susie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent! Service slightly less so but nice and friendly. I would definitely go back

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londoneater01
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time in Dinings SW3..
The food the service food and drinks spot on. The place has a great vibe people are friendly and know their stuff they explain us the concept and gave us some good recommendations.
Cocktails re not to be missed in the cosy bar.
Will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food wasn’t too great, nothing special for this price range

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Dining’s SW3 is a great little spot! It’s quite tucked away so it’s a quieter atmosphere and the food was incredible. It’s just a little on the expensive side!

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ARA1
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Extremely average sushi and sashimi. Way overpriced. Unhelpful menu in that it is not designed for sharing. I would not go back for Japanese. The staff were very respectful.

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Ellie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Average food. Basic interior. Dusty crockery. I'm afraid, there is no urge to come back at all.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The ingredients are average

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Ran out of many items we ordered. Extremely slow service. Wildly overpriced.

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Hass
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Good quality fresh food but unjustifiably expensive - and prices keep rising and portions keep getting smaller. Ridiculously small and uncomfortable chairs. Very slow service.

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Haniab
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Best Sliders in the world!!
Great food all around!
Would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great and food was really tasty. However the portion sizes were really small which is understandable for the sushi but for some other dishes I expected slightly bigger sizes. They did give us something extra for our special day which was really great and the desert was exquisite.

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DeanT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

When I reserve my table it shows 25% off . I don’t have any discount till I ask . My bill was over 400 so I thought is a bit doggy

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vipEmilio
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in London and the best Japanese in town for sure. The Food is outstanding.

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vipGlennK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food at Dinings is very good, so on their food alone I would recommend. However, service is spotty with some good servers and others who try hard but either forget the order or get orders mixed up. Pricing is unreasonable given the portions offered. So with a tinge of regret, I cannot recommend Dinings.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

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Dinings SW3 offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7723 0666.

Dinings SW3 is rated 4.7 stars by 241 OpenTable diners.

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