Dinings SW3

4.6
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210 reviews
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£41 and over
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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.

Special Offers

Valentine’s Day welcome drink for lunch

Valentine’s Day welcome drink’ for lunch on the 14th of February between 12:00-14:30 up to 4 people. when dining from the a la carte menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 14 February 2020

Ends: 14 February 2020

Availability: Fri 12:00-14:30

25% Off the a la carte menu

25% off a la carte menu (food only; discount does not apply to beverages or set lunch menu).

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 4 people

Starts: 8 January 2020

Ends: 29 February 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-22:00
Mon-Sat 12:00-14:30 18:00-19:00

What 210 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The ingredients are average

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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

H
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.

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

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

OT
Warwickshire
1 review
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.

DT
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

E
New York Area
57 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.

GK
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.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

OL
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favourite restaurant - The food and service was fantastic

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service atmosphere and food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and great service. The wagyu beef was melt in the mouth good and all of the appetizers and small dishes were simply gorgeous! The food is easily on a par with Nobu, but it beats Nobu hands down on ambience and atmosphere.

l
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great lunch .. The food is delicate and interesting . The service was attentive and looked well after us.
The set lunch menu represent great value for money however we decided to try the a la carte menu.
The sushi and Sashimi was great however there where great surprises under tha Sumi Yaki Section great ingredients carefully prepared. Will be back for more

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Very poor seating and absolutely NO space

RR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Worst service

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very sad the restaurant has lost its quality of food and service

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food is absolutely beautiful, but service could definitely improve much more. If I’m paying that amount of money I would expect service to be up to par. Unfortunately, they weren’t as attentive as I expected them to be.

N
London
36 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Service and attention to detail usually exemplary, but the woman at front of house clearly hadn't bothered to read and act upon the very simple requests I'd made while booking
Food excellent as always

AS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Bad experience I was having business dinner with client the reception lady took us chairs sitting next to each other and what makes it worse she says have romantic dinner

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most unusual and fabulous Japanese food experiences. Portions are small, bite size morsels, but each one is expertly crafted. The care and quality truly shows. Don’t hesitate to go.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good ambience and amazing food. The menu should reflect that the price shown is the price of one piece of sushi/sashimi. Rather expensive but it was a good experience anyway. Nice for a special ocassion.

s
London
33 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All very nice indeed, no problem at all and truly enjoyed lunch at Dinings

IS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great Inventive sushi but the atmosphere was quite lacking.

OT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was really good as always but the price was a little higher than usual. Everything else was perfecr

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service from Daniel - who went above and beyond was excellent and will definitely be back!

RA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience1

The waiter was extremely difficult to talk to and unhelpful when we asked about food in the menu

GS
London
20 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food but quite pricey! Our server was excellent as well!

There was an Open Table discount of 25% which I booked, and was told we had a 15 minute grace period on our booking. When we got there 12 minutes late due to traffic, they told us the discount no longer applied because it ended at 7:30 (our booking time). They eventually granted us the discount after us arguing that it wasn’t stated, but be aware because it doesn’t say that is the case when you book it!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The place had a terrible smell of strong unpleasant body odour throughout the restaurant. And service was not at all good. It was very slow

CS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Very busy with children but the restaurant managed it well, thank you

MT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife for our wedding anniversary. Everything was great, from the service to the food. Best dishes were the eel and fois gras rolls and crab rolls. 10 out of 10!

PL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and fun

ET
London
19 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food is incredible but the atmosphere was lacking at lunchtime and the service was a little impersonal

P
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice food and very good service, not very spacious restaurant! Didn’t feel very comfy and did notreally enjoy our dinner.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great spot and tasty food just like the original but with a slightly different menu. It’s not cheap but nowhere in London is these days and this place makes up for it with the stylish dining room and delicious food. I’ll be back!

DL
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb! The Wagyu beef was probably the best thing that I have ever eaten. Took a potential client there for a lunch meeting and they were also blown away.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant ever!

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RH
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The ambiance was very good. However, a sushi bar trying to be innovative with very little actual food and very expensive does not make sense.

MV
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

While the quality of the ingredients seems to be top knotch the preparation lacks, the taste lacks. This is not a good sushi place. You can find more skills in a corner store sushi bar. The location is beautiful and they probably aim to be like Yashin but fail. On top of this it’s extremely expensive. The miso black code which should be faultless in such place is below mediocre. Avoid.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the restaurant and our server was lovely. Everything was delicious and it really was a special experience that stands out from other restaurants. It made me forget about any worries and just enjoy being out for dinner. The design and aesthetic of the restaurant is also perfect! I don’t leave many reviews, but wanted to for this one! Thank you, I’ll be back.