August 30, 2015

Sushi Samba

A mid week London treat with the girls saw us shooting back up the Heron Tower panoramic glass elevators to floor 39 for cocktails and a sharing feast at Sushi Samba.

Sushi Samba is a floor up from Duck & Waffle - did you see we popped in for breakfast a few weeks ago?

Sushi Samba is a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine and of course a sensational cocktail menu - which is always our first priority...

The Lychee Cooler was calling my name...

A creamy coconutty flavoured concoction - with grey goose vodka, vanilla sugar and lychee juice!

We sipped our drinks and debated the best course of action for dinner.

The lovely waiter recommended we order between 7-9 dishes to share - a seemingly impossible task with so many delicious options to choose from.

But we managed.

One of my favourite things about Sushi Samba is the gorgeous lighting. A whole ceiling full of contemporary warehouse style drop lights (Mr. S and I have just sourced some of these for our home...on a much smaller scale, obviously).

The food arrived and was neatly arranged on the table and the waiter provided a quick explanation of each before we tucked in.

A slate board of chilled samba rolls consisting of crab, tuna, salmon, white fish, prawn, avocado, tempura crunch, rice cracker, Japanese pickles, wasabi mayo and spicy mayo.

All in one, Sarah!

A generous bowl of Shrimp tempura - with spicy mayo and black truffle vinaigrette.

These bite sized nuggets of shrimp were sensational!

Two wooden boards of crispy taquitos - a vegetable one for Nat, with avocado, radish, red onion, peppers and mushrooms.

And then the lobster for me, with avocado, jalapeno and lime - both served chilled.

After digging in and bossing the chop sticks (not a fork in sight) the wagyu gyoza dish...

A gorgeous wagyu meat dumpling with shoyu dipping sauce - and how lovely is the plate it's presented on?

Plantain chips and dip.

What is it with Nat and mini burgers?

A teeny tiny mini kobe burger and relish...

And then a beautiful and colourful selection of vegetable tempura.

The fillet steak dish...sliced and served medium-rare.

Everything was so good.  An excellent combination of food - a little bit of everything from the menu to satisfy the taste buds.

We gobbled everything up, slurped the rest of our cocktails dry and soaked up the atmosphere.  

Those lights...seriously, can't get enough of them!

After dinner we retired to the garden terrace for a quick nightcap and WOW is all I can say.

Where can I get a Sushi Samba tree for my balcony?

The sparkly lights and the warm patio heaters were bliss, but drinks on a school night is always dangerous so we sensibly made our way back to the glass elevator to head home.

London was looking rather fantastic on the way down...

Check out Sushi Samba here, recommend making a reservation.