Mei Ume

4.5
75 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Asian
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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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Parking Details
Car Parks

Arch Car Parking
8 minutes walk

City Quay Car Park
9 minutes walk
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Public Transit
District and Circle line - Tower Hill Underground Station
DLR - Tower Gateway 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 13 guests around a large central table, perfect for group dinners, corporate or private events.

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Special Offers

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 12:00-15:00

Dinner set menu: 4 dishes & a cocktail £38

From a set menu. Enjoy a miso soup, two starters and a main course followed by an after dinner cocktail at £38 per person.

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

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 1 February 2018

Ends: 30 June 2018

Availability: Mon-Thu 18:30-19:00 21:30-22:00

What 75 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

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 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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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

A fantastic restaurant - great setting, excellent & attentive staff and a really good and varied menu. Not one for every day but certainly worth a visit (and for me a repeat visit).

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4.0Dined on 27 January 2018

We booked the Time Out tasting menu offer at £35 per head including a cocktail. The food was beautifully presented and of a very high standard but I would not have paid the full price of £99 per head especially as we didn't receive the full tasting menu but a modified version. Service was attentive and friendly and the restaurant itself is beautiful. Very unusual yuzu cocktail that we both loved!

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Amazing food, I loved everything. Will def coming back

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3.0Dined on 26 January 2018

The food and service is perfect but the atmosphere is dreadful.

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3.0Dined on 19 January 2018

Non really special. It is a very standard restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 17 January 2018

Great food (except for anoverly expensive copy of blackened cod which was a tad underwhelming).
Tremendous building/restaurant- as you would expect from a four seasons.

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5.0Dined on 12 January 2018

The lobster was sublime. The most amazing Chinese I have ever eaten.

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4.0Dined on 10 January 2018

Absolutely delicous Japanese and Chinese mix. Makis are so fresh and innovative (one was rolled wit specks of Parmigiano on top). The wine was also good and different from the usual choice. The other high point of Mei Ume is the decor, with its marvelous ceilings and architecture, in line with the rest of this somptuous 4 Seasons hotel on Trinity Square. I only put 3 stars for ambiance as we were one of only 2 tables that Wednesday evening of mid January. The architecture makes the ambiance, though - as well as the waiter, who was discreetly present to fill any of our needs. I recommend. Will certainly go again myself.

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5.0Dined on 9 January 2018

Why aren't more people going?! The January 2018 deal is excellent - £29 evening deal at a high class Pan Asian Restaurant in the beautiful and subtle Four Seasons Hotel at Tower Hill - I dare you to beat the beautiful building (exterior and interior), the ambience and the staff. The deal is only available if you are seated 6.30-7pm Mon-Sat and only lasts for a few more weeks. Try it! You'd be mad not to!

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4.0Dined on 6 January 2018

Great décor in the superb Four Seasons hotel. Pre-dinner cocktails in the Rotunda bar were expensive, but superb.
Food is of a very high standard and, having been to Japan and China, very authentic. Sushi/Sashimi looked and tasted very fresh and vibrant and the dim sum was some of the best we've had. The main courses on the tasting menu were lovely, but a bit safe. The matching wines/sake went very well.
The ambience and service were very welcoming, with the background music loud enough to drown out the next table, but not so loud you couldn't speak normally to each other.
Overall, this was an excellent eating experience and one I would recommend.

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5.0Dined on 6 January 2018

Outstanding quality of food and drinks.

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5.0Dined on 5 January 2018

Service was simply the best. Great wine recommandation as well. Michelin star standards. I strongly recommend the chocolate desert with sesame ice cream.

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5.0Dined on 3 January 2018

The restaurant was amazing. The food was superb. The staff very attentive & friendly. The decor was exquisite. Highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on 1 January 2018

Very creative cuisine ! Friendly and professional service ! Overall, a wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on 1 January 2018

Amazing food. One of the best sashimi I have ever had. Highly recommend

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