Dinings SW3

4.7
255 reviews
£41 and over
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.
What 255 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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vipOpenTable Diner
Dubai
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Japanese restaurants I’ve ever had. Food and service were exceptional. Definitely coming back again!

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Jeff
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice resturant. But a bit difficult to find it if follows the Google map.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Not too bad after all

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great! Such a nice and cozy restaurant and the food very yummy !! Will definitely be back ❤️

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mayk
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service & food, definitely one of the best Japanese fusion restaurants in the UK. Better than Nobu in my opinion. Hope they retain the friendliness and quality for many years to come.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great place. Loved it!

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Tower2dine
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious and innovative overall an enjoyable experience would highly recommend and will for sure go again. The main dining area is small but with many period features.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Service was not good. Food was forgotten. Had to ask 3 times for a plate of tuna sashimi. Manager made it up with some free desert but the ambience felt so rushed it was not a great experience.

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vipOlaT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great evening and great food, will definitely be back

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vipEmilio
London
59 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinnings is still as nice as it was before Covid-19. Its warm place, with outstanding food and service. I believe is one of the best japanese restaurants in London by far.

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vipSandrineR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, a bit overpriced but very food overall!!

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MikeS
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic restaurant. We were a group of 5 adults for lunch to celebrate my daughters birthday.
The welcome was friendly, the staff were knowledgeable and very helpful and the food was top class. We will definitely come back to this restaurant and would highly recommend it for a special occasion.

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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
15 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
14 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
158 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

FAQs

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

Dinings SW3 is rated 4.7 stars by 255 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.