Mei Ume

4.5
90 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Asian
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  • Business Meals
  • Fit for Foodies
Mei Ume offers traditional Chinese and Japanese dishes with a modern approach. Showcasing two of the greatest Asian cuisines under one roof, the restaurant menu includes a colourful selection of sushi, sashimi and dim sum as well as Chinese main course dishes. Vibrant and fast-paced, the restaurant includes a bar, lounge and table seating, as well as a Private Dining Room for up to 13 people.

Head Chef Tong Truong and his team constantly develop and evolve their unique dishes in the restaurant’s innovative environment.

The Mei Ume Bar is the focal point of the restaurant where the energetic, sociable and talented team of bartenders offer signature Asian-inspired cocktails and a wide selection of sake, shochu and Japanese whiskeys. The interactive bar experience includes a Sushi Bar overseen by Sushi Chef Mun Seok Choi serving a creative selection of sushi, sashimi and small plates.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Chinese, Sushi
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Sat 12:00–14:15
Mon–Sat 18:00–22:15
Bar
Mon–Sat 12:00–15:30
Mon–Sat 17:30–23:30
Brunch
Sat 12:00–14:30
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Phone number
020 3297 3799
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Chef Tony Truong
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Cross Street
Seething Lane Gardens
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Parking Details
Car Parks

Arch Car Parking
8 minutes walk

City Quay Car Park
9 minutes walk
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Public Transit
Tower Hill underground stationTower Gateway DLR stationFenchurch Street railway station
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The private dining room is separated from the main restaurant by bamboo screen panels, which provide privacy whilst also retaining the atmosphere of the restaurant. This elegant room can seat up 14 guests around a large central table, perfect for group dinners, corporate or private events.

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Special Offers

2/3 Course Lunch: £29/£33

From a set menu. Enjoy a miso soup, two starters and a main course at £33 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 1 August 2018

Ends: 31 August 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:00 18:00-22:00
Sat 18:00-22:00

Saturday Brunch: £40

From a set menu. Enjoy a selection of starters, 2 main courses and a rice dish, and selection of desserts to share at £40 per person. Free flowing beverage packages can be enjoyed for 1.5h from the time of arrival (Soft drinks £10, Selection of Mei Ume cocktails £20, Sommelier's selection of white and red wine £25, Delamotte Brut NV Champagne £35).

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 19 May 2018

Ends: 31 August 2018

Availability: Sat 12:00-14:30

What 90 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We selected the set menu. I assumed portions would be small but was proven wrong. Every dish was exquisitely presented. The service was supremely Asian style courteous. Everything was delicious. The dining room is absolutely beautiful - a real treat in itself. I would definitely recommend this place to others.

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5.0Dined on 9 August 2018

Another great meal. Consistently good service and there's still lots on the menu I really want to try so I'll have to go back again! :)

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Very lovely resultant, the staff were friendly and attentive. Excellent food and wine. Will definitely be dining here again.

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4.0Dined on 3 August 2018

A lovely dinner and the food was fantastic but the service was slow. We were there for almost 3 hours, it felt like other tables were being served much faster than us with the table next to us arriving us and eating and leaving before we had all of our mains

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4.0Dined on 27 July 2018

The 2005 Bollinger rose was fantastic. The crispy sea bass and wasabi prawns were excellent. A couple of the starters were a bit of a disappointment (rice paper prawn rolls and the 'hairy' prawns) but rest was fantastic. Service excellent. Very attentive and friendly and helpful.

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5.0Dined on 26 July 2018

This was my second visit, there’s so much I want to try on the menu it’s going to take me a while to get through it!! Plus, you’ve still got to have some of what you really enjoyed the last time right? Great food, excellent service and a lovely room. I love the place.

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Came here for an anniversary. Service was 10/10. He was chef came out to talk through our food selections and carve our duck. Our waiter was brilliant and tended to every need. The sommelier recommended some amazing sake pairings with our deserts. This is one of he best Asian fusion restaurants in London by far. A.wong had better watch out!!!!

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4.0Dined on 14 July 2018

While the waiters were very attentive the first time I visited, the service was rather slow and inattentive this time.

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4.0Dined on 14 July 2018

It’s really beautiful here. Art Deco meets the Orient, I suppose.

I plump for the Saturday brunch. Edamame, miso soup with softest tofu.

Sushi is so delicate I feel like a clumsy gaijin eating it. This is a risk with everything about the place.

Veg tempura and squid arrive minutes too early, their delicate scent of fried fat tainting the sushi and batter inexorably softening with each second out of the fryer.

Four! main courses. Subtle sweet wasabi prawn. A very savoury hot rock cooked Korean rice. What looks like generic sweet and sour is fruity with among other things, sour cherry. I check my reservation to be sure I am not (literally) eating for two. Szechuan – well it could be anything – tingles and burns in delicious crunchiness. I decline dessert.

The website suggests there should have been dim sum, they weren’t needed.

£50 including a tea and the service charge.

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5.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Amazing service and really nice food.
Also had good vegetarian options.

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Great food, good atmosphere, fantastic staff. Everything you want in a restaurant and nothing you don't. Can't wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on 6 July 2018

It’s nice but could have done when some more advise on what to choose.

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3.0Dined on 2 July 2018

The venue is beautiful and service very good. However, the food was really disappointing. We had the set lunch. Squid was dry and tasteless. Vegetable tempura was dry. Salmon was dry and over-cooked.

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4.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Excellent. The room is unfortunately and obviously a hotel which lets down the fantastic service and food.

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4.0Dined on 21 June 2018

Excellent £38 offer the 3 of us had almost all the starters between us and enjoyed the mains. The cocktail was lovely then we paid extra for a pudding.

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5.0Dined on 12 June 2018

Amazing food and service. We took the tasting menu which was delicious. Only advice is if you do take the tasting menu then don’t go for the pecking duck in addition as there was simply too much food. However the duck was fantastic.

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3.0Dined on 2 June 2018

The Peking duck and noodles were sensational. However the waiters stand was about three feet from the table facing our table and at almost all times there were two or three waiters there talking and punching the order board. It was like having them at the table. Another stand was bothering customers similarly about three tables away. I had to ask to have wine glasses filled three times. Summary—great food and bad management.

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4.0Dined on 28 May 2018

A great 5 star addition to the tower hill area of London. This will help to lift the quality quotient of the area. The whole Four Seasons ambience will transform a previously workman-like and unglamorous part of the City. The wholesale upgrade and the fast pace of transformation of the neighbourhood will give us wider choices of places to eat, stay and enjoy!

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5.0Dined on 16 May 2018

Infallible

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Excellent food served well in a room of great presence, with an outstanding design intervention. Expensive, but worth it.

My only complain is that the music seemed a bit ‘pop’ and random. Clearly an afterthought. This place deserves a more thoughtful soundtrack.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Great food and wine on a Saturday night in London. Chef kindly made a special dim sum platter on request which was delicious. Look forward to coming back.

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3.0Dined on 5 May 2018

We preferred the Japanese sushi than the Peking Duck. Was not happy when I saw roots of feathers on the duck skin when I was paying 80+gbp for the whole duck! The second serving of the duck which came with crispy noodles was too salty for me. We wont be ordering the duck again for sure. We liked the soft shell crab and the spicy tuna sushi we had. Not the most authentic but flavoursome and it suited our taste buds. Furthermore, the ambiance of the restaurant at the lovely Four Seasons and the proximity to home means we will likely visit the restaurant again, if only for the sushi.

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4.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Enjoyed the evening but despite x2 email reminders from the restaurant that we were having the early evening menu (which is what had been booked) we were given the full a la carte menu. Annoying. Also service in the bar area of Four Seasons was non existent.

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3.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Average food in a nice setting with a high price tag

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4.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Great venue, exceptional service, and great cocktails. Food was nice - similar to Hakkasan.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

I came to the restaurant quite late 9:45 and it was my first time here. Decoration of the restaurant and hotel is very beautiful , great aumbiance, friendly service and outstanding food. Thank you so much to all team to make my dinner unforgettable. Definitely I will back and recommend to everybody who love Asian food.

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4.0Dined on 11 April 2018

This could turn out to be a vibrant catalyst to lift the dreary Tower Hill area, from hackneyed barrow boys “beer and pint dives” to Asian fusion cuisine and fine dining

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2.0Dined on 4 April 2018

Not hugely impressed with weekday lunch. Much better experience at the French restaurant opposite. Food was ok nothing really stood out for me. I felt the wasabi prawns were a bit bland. Service was polite but not hugely attentive. Long wait for main course. Sharing cocktail was nice. Overpriced for what it is. Disappointed.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Cena con amigos de mi hijo que estudia en Londres

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Simply amazing experience. The service was outstanding thanks Ken. We opted for the Tasting Menu and we were not disappointed. The flavours were amazing and the tasty dishes just kept on coming.

Highly recommend the place.

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4.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Seriously impressive - fantastic building, excellent food, great value, a favourite

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4.0Dined on 15 March 2018

I would highly recommend this beautiful restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was very good.

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Excellence in sushi and service.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

We had the Mei Ume tasting experience, bought on time out, and it was fantastic! Every course was delicious, and the portions were the perfect size to leave one sated but not uncomfortable at the end. The service was attentive and helpful without being obsequious, all round this was a fantastic lunch. would recommend.

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5.0Dined on 8 March 2018

Booked earlier in the day, on a recommendation from a colleague. The restaurant is beautiful and service was great, but the options for the set meal were a bit pedestrian, and the Lychee Martini is an acquired taste. The other cocktail we tried was phenomenal though. May be worth a try for a la Carte for a special occasion

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5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

Excellent food in a lovely setting. Great service too. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

We had a wonderful experience at Mei Ume, the food was exquisite and the service impeccable. Highly recommended!

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4.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Good service and food, however quite overpriced especially as the portions were not particularly big

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4.0Dined on 7 February 2018

Expensive and the stone pots overcooked the food - sushi was good

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Outstanding experience in Mei ume. Supper professional sevice by all the staffs. I booked my Chinese new year dinner in Mei Ume.

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