Heathrow called "The busiest airport in the United Kingdom" You would experience this upon arrival.There is an rail link connecting Heathrow and London city. This could work out cheaper and convenient. This Heathrow Express has free wifi too. The Oyster card! A boon to ease travel in London.Hop in and hop off the undergrounds, buses all with this magical card. This will definitely ease all your local travel concerns in the city.There are several offers on buying this card with the London Pass.London Pass - a sightseeing pass for tourists. It consists of a smart card which entitles the holder fast track entries to several attractions (Definitely not all ;)You could choose either of these depending on your duration of stay and travel needs while in London.Once you get your Oyster card in place you are unstoppable. Explore London by bus,underground or walk. Notes to help you plan your days in london better. Piccadilly Circus,Trafalgar Square,Big Ben,London Eye could be your plan for one day.You could reach the Piccadilly Circus from where ever you stay with the convenient underground.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit London is from May to July
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Buckingham Palace is the residence of the Queen of England. No matter what time of the day you show up at the palace gates, it will be packed. Although the iron gates always stay bolted shut, a glimpse at the Queen's residence is enough to have you gaping. Plus, the change of guard is something worth checking out, though I'm not too sure of the exact time of day it happens.
Contrary to popular belief, Tower bridge is not London bridge. London bridge is an ordinary-looking bridge that was built in 1973, and is walking distance from borough market. Tower bridge on the other hand is located at Tower hill tube station and is painted in white, blue and red for Queen Elizabeth II's silver jubilee in 1977. And because it spans across the River thames, it's extremely windy and cold during winter (there's a Starbucks on the lower south side of the Thames if you need to grab your cuppa warm joe to bear the chills).
More bling?! Bring it on! I walked (as slowly as is possible in an “I’m in a hurry to catch the show” crowd) through Piccadilly Circus and the West End through Leicester Square to Covent Garden, taking a peek at the Royal Opera House around the corner. The jewel I found was a chain cafe Pret-a-Manger – it caught me eye previously and I tried it for dinner today. Something about this place and their values is so endearing in this glitzy corner of the city.
From here, you can end off your day by walking down to Trafalgar square before the sun sets during the winter days. It's a public square with Nelson's column in the centre, and surrounded by four lion statues on the four corners; often used for demonstrations, celebrations (e.g. St Patrick's day celebrations!) or community gatherings. Loving the purplish pink gradients which adorned the sky, looking back it looks extremely surreal.
/ Kensington ParkI used to live very close to Hyde Park but not anymore, so my trips there have considerably reduced. But it will always be THE park in London for me. Its a huge park in the middle of the city, surrounded by Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, Kensington and Notting Hill. It houses two lakes (Serpentine and Lido) is full of birds, the Queen Diana memorial walk, tennis courts, riding area, Albert Memorial, Peter Pan statue, and multiple green areas to walk around and get lost. It is one of the most touristy parks in London, and for a reason! It's just so pretty!
Tower of London
I was right on time for the Yeoman Warder Tour – a hilarious hour-long tour of the Tower’s highlights – packed with stories of blood and gore and equal doses of hilarity. Learnt a ton! I dutifully stopped by the bling first. This is the kind of structure I wish every chronological museum had to aid dimwits like me. A regular channel to walk through with just one side of display without artifacts being all over the place. Anyway. The bling did not disappoint! The Cullinan diamond (the largest in the world, from Africa) sat pretty in the Monarch’s Scepter with a Cross (the others being Scepter with a Dove and the Orb with a Cross), and the Cullinan II was in the Imperial State Crown (the one used for State Ceremonies). The Koh-i-Noor sits in King Edward II’s crown, still used today as the official coronation crown. I was quite impressed with how close one could get to the actual working jewels and regalia on display. Sparkle took on a whole new meaning, much like what it meant in fairy land when I was seven and the world was still filled with wonder. I ambled along next to the Fusilier’s Museum, much of which I did not follow, except that it was a military regiment in the Tower. I then headed to the White Tower, the first Tower built in this swarming fortress, to the Royal Armories Display. Along with the military prowess dating back to Henry VIII, the architecture of the preserved Tower was dark and dreary and gave it a certain “First Tower” air. I then meandered along the Wall Walk, taking in a few small tower sights. As I strolled out of the Tower of London, I ran smack into a postcard view of the Tower Bridge. Phew. You pretty, pretty thing. I took my classic walk across the bridge and gawked up close at the architecture.
Taking the tube down to London bridge, Borough market is definitely one of the places in London that I miss greatly for it's wide range of gourmet treats and alluring carts of delicacies (missing the Banoffee pie immensely, if only R could pack it back from London). I'm no food connoisseur myself, but even if you're full from lunch, you can always score some free samples before making your purchase decision or get nuggets of trivia from the friendly store owners.
Part of the London Walks "British Museum" walking tour. Imposing in structure and immense in the breadth of the history it covers, this museum’s story was woven together with great enthusiasm by the guide Kathy. Tidbits from the founder’s story to how the Brits captured the Rosetta Stone to the entire process of mummification, it was a lesson of sorts. The highlight was the Parthenon remains; from the intricate detail of the sculptures which survived the attack to the devastating damage which painfully shows, they seemed to have a life of their own on the walls and the pedestals.
Primrose Hill is a very small park just adjacent to Regents Park on its north-east end. There is nothing too impressive about it except that in the middle of the park there is a hill where you can get a birds eye view of London. This place is again a favourite of mine, its great to sometimes just sit there and look at the city - very quiet, very relaxed and very calm!
Lord's Cricket Ground
Day 4 in London: I'm a big cricket fan and if you're cricket fan in England, there's one place you just cannot miss. The Mecca for all cricket lovers; The Lords Stadium. I went in for the tour at 11 am (They have hourly tours in the morning and afternoon from 10 am - 2 pm). The tour started with the Long hall, proceeded to the players' dressing rooms & balconies, and ended in the media center. The entry fee and tour is £18/person.The British museum was next on the list, the museum houses a vast collection of world art and artifacts and is free entry. You can easily spend anywhere between an hour to a whole day here, depending on your interest level.
Kensington Palace Gardens
Kensington Gardens has loomed large in my imagination ever since, and when I went to London on a recent trip with my family I urged them to stop by.Now you should know that Kensington Gardens are huge. Running seamlessly into Hyde Park they combine in a total 625 acres. There is so much to see, and we barely scratched the surface. We arrived in the late afternoon of a gorgeous May day. Wandering down a wide asphalt path, we came close to a hub of activity where joggers and families out for a stroll swirled around a collection of fountains and water flowers.
William Shakespeare is one of the most recognizable names across the globe, so it comes as no surprise that Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, a recreation of the playwright’s original London theatre, is one of the city’s most popular attractions. There is something so magical about standing beneath the stage of The Globe, and the fact that the theatre only dates back to 1997 doesn’t seem to matter. After meeting with the group, we were taken to the pit- the area directly below the stage that functioned as the cheap seats back in Shakespeare’s hey-day. (Although there were of course no seats, standing room only, which remains today.) This was my favorite part of the visit, as standing under such a famous stage really made the imagination run wild. The entire theatre was built without modern tools, using the same designs and materials that were used in the original buildings. There were two Globe Theatres before the current one actually. The first was built in 1599 but was destroyed by fire after an accident involving a cannon on the stage. (I’d hate to be the guy behind that one.) The second was built in 1614, but closed and destroyed by the Puritans- our guide called them ‘the boring people’. It wasn’t until an American actor by the name of Sam Wanamaker, brought his dream of re-creating The Globe Theatre to London in 1970, that the third theatre was built. He envisioned visitor’s coming to the Globe, and watching the same plays that Shakespeare put on, in the same ways. For that reason, microphones are still not used in the theatre- the incredible acoustics enable an audience to hear a pin drop, even when filled to capacity. These details are still very evident as you take in the stage, from the same type of trap-door that was used back in 1599, to the beautiful murals adorning the stage ceiling. There are lights installed for the night shows, but these do not light up the stage in any fashion- and only function to ensure that the actors and people of the audience can
Oh wow! I hadn't even said “13th century” since high school history and here I was saying it multiple times in five minutes as I looked into a tunnel of rooms with larger than life paintings, so large that I could catch my breath from three rooms away! What an absolutely beautiful collection of art. Favourite one was Da Vinci’s “Madonna of the Rocks”, which had such a calming effect on me that I stood there and stared till I had to consciously yank myself away. Favourite two was Canaletto’s riveting images of Venetian daily life, made to cater to the young “backpackers” of those days. Favourite three was Paulo Veronese’s “The Family of Darius before Alexander”, which captured the image of a kind yet powerful king for me.
London marked one of the best culinary experiences in my trip! The metropolis has so many dynamic shades to experiencing food that one trip also seems short. Its food scenes seemed to have been changing before my eyes so rapidly, that while one day Aldwych was the hub, another day the street food at Charlotte Street attracts the crowd. While I roamed with a foodie heart all around London, I discovered all sorts of gastronomically exuberating experiences! From East End to Convent Garden, from having the best of English afternoon teas to basking in the summer sun on rooftop bars, from enjoying secret speakeasies on rainy gloomy days to exploring the best bars and underground gin palaces... I just could not get enough of London. And to add to this are the ever evolving food trends like molecular gastronomy to the quirkiest of cafe-concepts and all of this in one city, where, of course, I did not miss a single chance to gorge on the culinary excellence at Michelin-starring world’s best restaurants!
The Berkeley Health Club & Spa
Afternoon A leisurely afternoon at the Bamford Haybarn Spa in the lovely Berkeley Hotel. I highly recommend the Bamford De-Stress Massage (55 mins £100). This was one of the best massages I’ve experienced, even after having a countless number in Thailand and Bali. After my masseuse asked me which areas I wanted her to focus on, she really took care and succeeded in releasing the tension from my shoulders and back. The cucumber water on arrival, the thick, soft, white towels on the large massage bed, the ambiatic music and dimmed lights, this all made for a very special pampering session. The design of this spa is simple, fresh and elegant. Afterwards, lounging at their impressive rooftop pool area in a thick, cosy bathrobe is a wonderful way to relax. A menu of small snacks and healthy smoothies are available to choose from, delivered right to your sunbed. Heavenly.
Yauatcha is not the type of Chinese restaurant where you eat duck and dumpling soup. There is quite a ceremony around each dish and every plate arriving made me more curious and excited to know what was inside! The first surprise was the Dim Sum looking like cotton balls :p Wondering what’s inside? Well, you’ll have to taste to find out. The goal of an evening at Yauatcha is to awake your senses and taste a few plates of dim sum before having the duck (which you MUST try). The price was pretty decent considering portions fill you up and service and quality or perfect and… it is a Michelin restaurant. We had 2 cocktails, 4 plates of dim sum and one duck to share and ended up with approximately £70 bill. You can chose to dine upstairs which is more casual or downstairs, which is more high-scale
The Scarsdale Tavern
I caught up with some old friends for a nice, cozy Sunday brunch here. It’s a short walk from High Street Kensington tube and once you turn off High Street Ken into Edwardes Square, it’s like you have been transported to a tiny little English village. The Scarsdale itself is a traditional English pub, posh-suburb-style. There’s a little umbrellaed beer garden out the front, and a large bar about two steps from the front door. Heavy drapes frame the windows and the walls were tastefully decorated with old fashioned paintings and English memorabilia without being cluttered. As for the food, the blackboard menu featuring delicious sounding dishes such as the slow roast shoulder of lamb with rosemary and redcurrant (15.95 pounds) couldn’t kill my hankering for a traditional English roast. All of us ordered the same thing, Roast Beef-- that means we were also going to have a Yorkshire pudding, the traditional baked batter that is served with roast beef; its purpose is to mop up the gravy. The meal was delicious and by the end we were so full we had beer. Can't explain this one!
Day 5 in London: This day as pretty relaxed, as I wanted to prepare for the Ireland trip, which was starting with my flight to Dublin next day. We started off my visiting the Museum of Natural on Cromwell road. The wait in the line was about 2 hours to get in, but it was worth the wait. The entry is free here. The museum exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. We need the day with some photos taken at the magnificent Tower bridge.I then traveled to Dublin, Ireland and did a 3 day tours of southern Ireland, with Paddywagon tours, to the cities of Galway, Kerry in Cork country, Blarney castle and then back to Dublin.Four Courts in Dublin
We went for a nice rich dinner at Mediterraneo. The corner restaurant was packed on a Thursday night. The interior is like a house with rooms and we were sitting what I would expect to be a lounge or sitting room. The waiters are nearly all Italian and dress as the waiters in Italy dress – smartly with crisp white shirts and black vests. For starter, I chose tuna tartare that tasted delicious and fresh. For my main course I couldn’t decide what to have. So I ended up going with spaghetti alle vongole (with clams). It was good, but I have to say, it was not ‘oh my god amazingly delicious’. I’m getting picky, I think! I ate most of it and Zorba finished it off. It was one of the few times that I’ve had food envy at a restaurant – I normally choose really well! Zorba had fresh pasta with mushrooms and bacon. The pasta was silky, the sauce was hearty and beautiful. The first bottle of wine, an Italian primitivo from Puglia was lovely drinking. It needed several minutes to breathe as it was a bit sharp initially. Once it opened up, it was lovely.
The Langham Hotel
Feeling fully refreshed, head for Afternoon Tea at The Langham Hotel or Claridges. At the Langham, the ‘Bijoux Afternoon Tea with Laurent-Perrier Brut’ is a must. It is inspired by the jewellery designer Theo Fennell. Think Foie gras and smoked duck with mandarin as there take on ‘finger sandwiches’ and Kentish strawberry with white balsamic macaroons as a taster for the cake selection. It’s a work of art!
You will be surprised to know that this place was originally an old butcher’s shop. It has been transformed into one of the most healthy dining options. It is a small restaurant famed for its quality and service. If you are looking for a fine dining experience fit for a queen, make sure you jot down this address- 82-83 High Street, Eton, Windsor.
Greenwich has a feeling altogether different than central London. Walking along the sidewalk through the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, you are brought back to the romantic times of exploration. From sea to space, some of the greatest explorers in history walked the grounds. Our reason for visiting Maritime Greenwich, however, was not to see these incredible sites- although we did and loved them. The main goal was to climb up to the Royal Observatory, perched on a hill overlooking Greenwich with spectacular views of London. There stands the Prime Meridian Line, that invisible line of longitude that separates our earth into two hemispheres. The highlight of the Royal Observatory is the Prime Meridian Line, but it is also home to Greenwich Mean Time which is why it has been given the nickname ‘the home of time’. Flamsteed House is another worthwhile attraction, which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and once functioned as the home of some of history’s most influential astronomers. Unfortunately, the Royal Observatory is no longer an official residence of astronomers as the lights from London have become too bright.
Changing of the Horse Guards
Day 1 - Part of the London Walks "Westminster" walking tour, which lasted a couple of hours and took us all around the Westminster area - from the Houses of Parliament, along Westminster Abbey, through St.James' Park and all the way upto the palace. The merry music and the regal ceremony brought to life one word that had stuck in my head ever since I saw the Big Ben the previous evening – regal. Oh and the Queen was in town (we saw the Queen’s flag atop the Buckingham Palace).
ICEBAR London is right off London’s Regent Street, a stone’s throw from Picadilly Circus and home to some of the best shopping in the city. I was relieved to find it almost hidden from the hustle and bustle of the area, and not at all touristy like I expected. (I went to the Icebar in Amsterdam, and though it was fun, it was very touristy.) Walking in I was surprised to find an upscale lounge, with draping fabrics, cozy seating, and a private bar. Our event was sectioned off with a curtain, giving it the feel of a VIP room while still enjoying the energy of the room. As part of the Lapland in London experience we had an open bar, giving us the freedom to enjoy the venue’s incredible cocktails.After we had successfully made some kind of animal-like lump of ice, we were able to throw on a parka and experience the famed ice bar itself. The tables, bar, artwork, and even the glasses were all made of solid ice! Each person is allowed any one cocktail with admission into ICEBAR, I highly recommend the Temple of the Sun tequila ice cocktail to warm up the insides. The bar is kept at a constant -5 °C (23 °F) so it is cold, but the parka and gloves you are given keep it bearable until the end. The standard visit is 40 minutes long, which is more than enough time to enjoy a drink and enjoy the unique experience. The theme of ICEBAR changes annually; the current theme ‘Frozen Architecture’ features ice carved blueprints and cityscapes, giving it a surprisingly modern feel.
Princess Diana Memorial Fountain
We wandered over the border into Hyde Park, and came across the Diana Memorial Fountain. Unlike the regal Victorian fountains we saw before, it's a simple looping stream. Constructed in 2004, it is a tribute to Princess Di's life: "water flows from the highest point in two directions as it cascades, swirls and bubbles before meeting in a calm pool at the bottom." I saw a couple of girls frolicking in the ripples and decided that they shouldn't have all the fun! I took off my shoes and waded in. The water was shockingly cold, but so satisfying to splash.
28-50 Wine Workshop and Kitchen
I was recommended this place by my food editor Chris and I am grateful! 28-50 Wine Workshop and Kitchen in Marylebone is a great food and wine experience. It offers more than 30 wines available by the glass, carafe and bottle at reasonable prices. The wines were interesting and not the standard kind of wine list you see in every place. The food is French bistro style also featuring charcuterie, with a daily-changing menu from the executive chef, Paul Walsh. The decor is modern urban with a French touch – the back wall is stacked with branded wooden wine boxes and there is a big central round bar complete with bar stools. The service was exceptional. Really fabulous! To start, I had the rolled grilled Aubergine with goats curd and pine nuts (GBP 6.75) followed by a main course size prawn cocktail with pickled cucumber (GBP 12.95). Both my dished were really amazing. The Aubergine (eggplant for all my Aussie readers) was sensational. I was kind of secretly wishing I had ordered that for main and had a bigger portion. A Spanish wine was chosen for me for this dish – a 2010 Sameiras Blanco, Ribeiro, AC Guilin, Spain. The slightly acidic white wine balanced the richness of the goats curd beautifully. We ended with a nice Prawn Cocktail.
I then meandered along Whitehall, the Government’s seat of power, where memorials grew in the middle of the road while on either side towered Gothic government buildings like the tax man and the treasury. Downing Street is barricaded and closed to public, but cheesy photos are allowed :) A road called the Great Scotland Yard snuck away to the side leaving its final point to my imagination wherein sat childhood board games and associated images!
Big Easy Bar BQ & Crabshack
It is located a stone throw away from Covent Garden station! You won't miss it when you arrive at Maiden Lane :) We were greeted warmly throughout our whole dining experience! The servers are all dressed in checkered shirt, a huge smile at all time! Thumbs up!! Im loving the whole concept of BE Covent Garden. This is not the only bar! The other is at the lower ground, which looks pretty cosy! Overall, it was fantastic! Great atmosphere, food and service! Thank you Big Easy for the experience of dining in.
Only because I went in the wrong season, when there was a trance festival going on and the month was peak summer June :(, I got the only reasonable place of stay at slightly expensive, but peak timing justified rate of 900 rupees per day. The room was good and spacious, with a good big bathroom and a very powerful geyser. Though initially skeptical, I actually chose the best place to stay in Kasol as through my room I could hear the flowing of the river sound. For the peace seekers among us, it gives a very natural night sleep. The sound of the river at night is almost hypnotizing, like mother nature grasping you to it's glory and the quiet. Ask for the room with balcony and you would see all your tensions flow away with the river in the endless starry night.
The New Linden
When we arrived at The New Linden Hotel our room was ready, and we were greeted by name. I instantly fell in love with the Asian influenced decor, as I am obsessed with all things Eastern. (ie. I am an Asia geek.) We were given the key to our ground floor room, and were asked to leave it at the desk anytime we left the hotel. I have noticed this is quite common in London, and has something to do with fire regulations- it was definitely a little bit strange the first time I was told I couldn’t keep my room key. The hotel is small, however, and the desk in manned 24 hours a day so it was never a problem. Our room was gorgeous, with elegant fabrics and beautiful furniture. (How awesome is the bed?) If you compare it to an American hotel you would be very disappointed, the room was cozy (small!) but this is typical London. I loved the faux fur throw and pillows, generally not my style, but perfect for afternoon naps and cuddles. The bathroom was roomy and modern. I appreciated the his and hers sinks, and am happy to report that the shower is to die for. There was also a caddy with the usual instant coffee, tea, creamers, and sugar- as well as a water boiler for all your hot drink needs. Overall, we had a wonderful time at The New Linden Hotel. I love boutique hotels because they usually take really great care for their customers, and don’t overlook the simple touches that can make a stay extra special. I would recommend The New Linden Hotel for anyone looking for a mid-range boutique property for themselves or as a couple, I probably wouldn’t recommend it for families with small children. They did drop the ball on breakfast, but if you are unhappy with toast and yogurt there are plenty of great options in the area to choose from. We saw probably five pubs between the closest Underground station and the hotel that offered up Full English Breakfast.
My Old Dutch
This traditional pancake place shall take you back to how pancakes were made back in 1958. Known for it's savory pancakes but steals the thunder even in the sweet one's. Save an appetite for Monday as all pancakes are at a quick bargain £5. The apple cinnamon with ice cream and the Italian herb are my personal favorites.
After the long walk at the grandiose and the luxurious St Paul - A cup of the thick belgium hot chocolate will just help you re-create an experience. The best hot chocolate in town at the Apostrophe which overlooks the St Pauls shall surely blow your mind. The steaming cup of Hot Chocolate is outrageously thick and intense.
we walked down the Dharamkot Road towards the marketplace and chanced upon the cutest little cafe I'd seen so far in the town. The name, 'Momo Cafe', was enough for us to decide that this is where we shall sample our first of the many rounds of momos. The moment we stepped in, we knew we were at the right place. The cafe was pretty much the size of a small kitchen, dimly lit and crammed with four sets of tables and chairs, with tourists and locals happily mingling over tea and momos. The place seemed to really hit the spot with tourists especially. The table tops had glass slabs covering a display of currencies from all over the world, with little notes of appreciation scribbled across them.
Evening Dinner at the trendy michelin-starred Hakkasan restaurant for delicious modern cantonese cuisine. Order the tasting menu and feast on delicious dim sum, soft shell crab, chicken satay and the incredible black cod with miso sauce. I’s truly one of the best dishes I’ve ever had! The cocktails menu is also worth exploring. Then head to the stylish and decadent, award-winning Connaught Hotel bar for after-dinner cocktails. The lavish decor is created by designer David Collins, the perfect setting to end your evening.
Patty and Bun
In order to truely enjoy a burger, you might want to take some of your friends along, especially for P&B as you’ll need some entertainment while queuing for hours outside the place! ;) But my oh my.. Its worth it! During this hour you will be picturing the meat and will almost feel it in your mouth already! P&B’s signature burger is called Ari Gold and is by far the best burger I have had in town: medium rare meat, brioche warm bun, caramelised onions, really good cheese… all the key ingredients were just perfect, fresh and tasty. And the bonus is that even the chips are amazingly perfectly cooked and seasonned. My boyfriend was intrigued by the lamb and vegetable burger which turned out to be surprisingly good. The cheese used was feta and it was a tiny bit spicy which added a nice twist. The whole P&B experience was flawless but my only regret is that I did not have enough room for the peanut butter or salted caramel ice cream :) I might as well have to go queue again! Finally, not only the food was over-delicious but the atmosphere and interior were just as fabulous! The overall budget for a burger, fries and a glass of wine is approx. £15. A little pricy for a bun & meat, but totally worth the experience!
The Providores and Tapa Room Restaurant
Located on Marylebone High Street, this sophisticated address offers a fusion of spanish, asian and European dishes displayed on the menu like a tapas list. Unlike many brunch addresses in London, one of the advantages is that you can book a table in advance – I recommend a table on the ground floor as the atmosphere is more cozy than upstairs. We got ourselves several dishes to share: eggs Benedict, burgers, lemon pie, a trio of yummy ice creams, tapioca apple crumble with a red fruit sauce… A nice touch on the menu is that you can choose the type of fresh bread you’d like to accompany your meal.
One of the beautiful roof terraces and view London has to offer is located behind Regent’s Street and part of a fancy trendy cocktail bar & Japanese restaurant called Aqua Kyoto. Aqua Kyoto is part of the 3 restaurants managed and owned by the KYOTO group based in Hong Kong. Please note that there is a strict dress code – no destroyed jeans or trainers allowed. Moreover, you should take your ID if you plan on getting there after 11:00 PM for drinks. Before getting straight to the food menu, we decided to start celebrating by trying out 2 Aqua signature cockatils: apple & celeriac martini in green and a passion/mango martini in orange. Both of them were super fresh and the size of the glass was perfect. Further to the drinks, we decided to get a bit of everything. Sampling is always the best to get a try at different dishes and as food fans, which is what we went for: shrimp tempuras, teriyaki chicken, maki rolls, crab salad, and more! The only negative point was that the portions are really small… I recommend you get a nice portion of vegetable udon noodles to fill you a little more (this dish is also a must try!!). But the part of the evening we will remember is definitely the desserts: panna cotta and choco/coco dome… OMG, if you don’t know what you are getting, you will definitely be surprised by the originality of the tastes and Japanese ingredients.