London’s restaurant scene is all about finding your niche and riding on the hottest trends.
We have had the ceviche, ramen, cronut, custard tarts, monster milkshakes, and everything in between come and stay amongst what is now a very rich backdrop of London’s dining dynasty.
It seems that nicher one can get… the better.
In a city that is awash with Japanese food, with some good sashimi-grade fish on offer, it has been a wonder why Hawaiian food hadn’t hit London sooner. Black Roe has hit London by storm this year, following on from its success in its sister restaurant Chotto Matte in Soho. I like the mood (dim-lighting most suitable for those Asians that get red after few sips of alcohol), I like the location (tucked away in a side street in the heart of Mayfair so unpretentious), I like the food (healthy raw food darling), and I love the people (beautiful, mixed-age, mixed-business/play crowd).
I loved it so much that I went again recently. Tried the main menu dishes this time and ordered: Ahi and Yellowtail poke (a must-order), ahi poke (a classic, so order), octopus (ok), ahi salad (tasty dressing), fries (again, so good), cherry sorbet and yuzu sorbet (both super refreshing and so cooling, very very good). The lobster mac n cheese is an Instagram-famous here, which I didn’t order but looks just ok for my liking, and the shake and bake dessert for two is much celebrated here as well and a birthday-treat favourite for anyone celebrating (it can come with fireworks if you smile). You will just have to order that one for yourself… I don’t want to spoil you by guessing how much calories are in that one. But at least everything else is healthy!! GO.