Sushi Samba

London, 110 Bishopgate, Liverpool Street

Menu: Japanese, Peruvian, Brazilian
Vibe: Fun and friendly
Great for: dates/friends/celebrations
Price: ££££
Vegan/Vegetarian friendly: yes, simply state your dietary requirements and your wish is their command
Signature dishes: Yellowtail Tiradito, Kampachi Tiradito, Samba Salad, Wagyu Gyoza, Moqueca Mista, El Topo
Signature cocktail: Nina Fresa – Ketel One vodka, strawberry, grapefruit and guava shaken with rhubarb bitters, lime and sugar. Served ‘up.’

Because It’s Cool: Sushi Samba is a destination restaurant thanks to its winning combination of Japanese, Peruvian and Brazilian cuisine. It’s also got a great reputation for good music and party vibes, especially on the outside terrace on a summer’s day. Its cocktails are obviously not to missed and its cool decor refuses to be overlooked.

Sushi Samba’s location on the 38th floor of the City’s tallest tower at 110 Bishopsgate offers you dizzying views across the city. It also means you get to travel up in a superfast lift, which reaches the restaurants in less than 30 seconds.

Because It Matters: Executive head chef Claudio Cardoso personally visits every supplier, from Cornwall (fish) to Japan (rice) and the Amazon (coffee and chocolate), to make sure they stand up to his high standards for quality, sustainability and animal welfare.

All the plate wear is handcrafted and everything in the kitchen is recycled. Even the paint used to graffiti the walls, refreshed with different artists about every six-months, is currently water-based Montana sprays.

Did you know? Although you need a reservation to dine in the restaurant, which often has a two-month waiting list, space at the three bars is on a first-come first-served basis. So, what are you waiting for?

Suppliers: Dingley Dale Farm (meat), Tajimaya (Kobe beef), True World (seafood), Balfego (Tuna), Good Earth Growers (vegetables, salad and flowers), Wild Harvest (fruit and vegetables)

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