Dinings SW3

4.6
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227 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.
What 227 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Toro in Town!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food & great cocktails and fantastic service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

CH
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.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent evening.

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DB
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.

OT
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!!

OT
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

IL
London
156 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.

S
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

l
London
8 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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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

OT
London
9 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!

AR
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.

E
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.

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
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.

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
8 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.