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Address14-16 Bruton Place
Web Addressumu
Telephone0207 499 8881
Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian Recommended
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2 Michelin Stars
3 AA Rosettes
Umu would be delighted to welcome all luxury dining club members with a celebratory glass of bubbles on days shown. Please quote your Luxury Restaurant Guide membership at time of booking.

Afternoon Tea
  £32 avg
(Based on two people enjoying three courses)
Standard exclusions apply.
Monday to Saturday 12noon - 2.30 and 6pm - 11pm
Executive Chef Yoshinori Ishii Ishii trained for nine years at the three Michelin-starred restaurant Kyoto Kitcho in Japan. Although he was sous chef, he also took responsibility for cultivating traditional Japanese vegetables and preserving and arranging all the cultural asssets owned by the restaurant - from flower arranging to tableware. Following his time at Kyoto Kitcho, Ishii then became Head Chef at the Japanese Embassy for the United Nations in Geneva and New York, after which he worked as Omakase Chef at Morimoto restaurant also in New York. During his time there he received the prestigious 'Rising Star Chef' award and was a finalist for the Vilcek prize for culinary arts. Ishii has designed the menus at Umu with both the traditional Japanese restaurant goer and the contemporary Japanese food lover in mind. The emphasis is on the provenance of the ingredients, for true Kyoto food is based around the core elements of water, vegetables and fish. He uses both traditional Japanese produce and locally sourced ingredients to create inventive Kyoto influenced cuisine, including Kaiseki; a Japanese banquet that traditionally accompanied the tea ceremony.

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Umu, which in Japanese means 'born of nature', is London's first Kyoto influenced restaurant and opened on 1st September 2004. Within five months of opening, Umu won a Michelin star. After four years of dedication to delivering epicurean excellence, Executive Chef Yoshinori Ishii and the team were awarded a second star by the 2015 Michelin Guide.

Situated at 14-16 Bruton Place, Umu serves timeless Japanese cuisine in the heart of Mayfair. The restaurant seats sixty-four: thirty-eight in the main restaurant, ten at the sushi table, twelve at the sake table and another four at the cellar table.

Yoshinori Ishii brings over twenty years of cooking experience to the elegant dishes Umu is famed for. As well as being a highly accomplished chef, he is also a skilled fisherman, potter, and calligrapher. Ishii has a rare eye for artful display and flavour, incorporating his expertise as not only a chef but also a skilled artist into each dish.

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