Mei Ume

4.6
258 Reviews
£26 to £40
Asian
Mei Ume offers authentic yet modern Chinese and Japanese cuisine from two distinct kitchens. Showcasing two of the greatest Asian cuisines under one roof, the restaurant includes a bar, lounge and table seating, as well as a private dining room for up to 13 people.

From 7th to 21st September, celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival over a special Mid-Autumn Menu or enjoy a selection of hand-crafted mooncakes by Mei Ume Head Chef Tony Truong. Available to sample in the restaurant or to order via Meiume.com, our mooncakes are presented in custom made boxes, ideal for gifting.
https://www.meiume.com/mooncakes/

Experiences

  • London Restaurant Festival

    £108.00 per person

    Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

    Experience the very best of Mei Ume with an exclusive Tasting Menu from Head Chef Tony Truong, offered throughout London Restaurant Festival. Menu: Slow-Cooked Pork Spare Ribs - Chinikiang Black Rice Vinegar, Cucumber Dim Sum - Har Gau, Xiao Long, Mushroom Nigiri & Sashimi Selection - Salmon, Tuna, Yellowtail Peking Duck - Pancakes, Pineapple, Cucumber, Rose Jam Hot Stone Wagyu Beef - 100g / Two guests, A3 Kagoshima Wagyu Beef, 7 Spices, Shiso Leaf, Sticky Rice Seafood Fried-Rice Baked in Pineapple - Prawn, Scallop, Spring Onion, Shallots, Rice Dumpling Soup - Crab Meat, Crab Roe, Pak Choi Mixed Vegetables - Lotus, Lily Flower, Shitake Mushroom, Carrot, Black Fungus Hong Dou Tang - Red Bean Soup Japanese Cheesecake
  • London Restaurant Festival

    £108.00 per person

    Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

    Experience the best of Mei Ume with an exclusive Tasting Menu from Head Chef Tony Truong, offered throughout London Restaurant Festival. Advance booking required. Menu: Slow-Cooked Pork Spare Ribs - Chinikiang Black Rice Vinegar, Cucumber Dim Sum - Har Gau, Xiao Long, Mushroom Nigiri & Sashimi Selection - Salmon, Tuna, Yellowtail Peking Duck - Pancakes, Pineapple, Cucumber, Rose Jam Hot Stone Wagyu Beef - 100g / Two guests, A3 Kagoshima Wagyu Beef, 7 Spices, Shiso Leaf, Sticky Rice Seafood Fried-Rice Baked in Pineapple - Prawn, Scallop, Spring Onion, Shallots, Rice Dumpling Soup - Crab Meat, Crab Roe, Pak Choi Mixed Vegetables Hong Dou Tang - Red Bean Soup Japanese Cheesecake

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 258 people are saying
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AlexJ
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing first time back in 3 years and will be coming again

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PeterW
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exellent duck-phantastic service, especially (but not only) around the wine. Highly recommended!

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Suzie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant manager was incredibly helpful. Food, service and atmosphere all great.

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EdwardM
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience at Mei Ume. The service is absolutely exceptional and the food was delicious. Will certainly be coming back!

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AM14
London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The small plates and sushi were very good. The hot mains we had were poor value relative to the quality and portion size. The setting was great and the service was very good. Overall we enjoyed our meal but it is expensive for what you get.

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vipAnon
London
74 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

delicious food, polite and helpful servers. Dark decor. Feels more like a casual dining bistro than upmarket restaurant. Overpriced considering don’t even have tablecloths. Would only recommend for the food.

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JamieC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, absolutely fantastic food and brilliant service. One of the dishes wasn’t quite to our taste…. Nothing wrong with it at all, just not to our liking. Having already given us our bill, and without saying a word, the waitress spotted we had not eaten it and insisted on reissuing the bill without this dish on it. We repeatedly told her there was nothing wrong with it, but she was insistent (and it was an expensive dish). It’s this continual level of service that they have displayed since opening, combined with consistently fantastic quality food, that makes this the best Chinese restaurant you’ll find in the whole of London. Highly recommend this place to anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food in a wonderful dining room. Good service.
Not cheap but we’ll worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The service was unacceptably slow. Within 50 minutes all we had had was sushi starter, which was the best part of the meal. Wok fried scallops were largely tasteless and clearly not fried in any way.
It was expensive slow and disappointing which is a shame, it is a nice looking place.
If you are booking at Four Seasons on London book La Damme de Pic on the same corridor. It is much better than this place

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The restaurant only had around 8 tables occupied, but we waited 40 min for 6 little maki, then another 15 min for the 7 sashimi, then another 10 min for the 8 nigiri. But they are unfortunately completely tasteless. Very very disappointing.

We ordered the sake to pair with the sushi, but it came 40 min before the sushi came (drinks came very quickly) so it’s not chilled anymore. Imagine these food are all raw but they took an hour to make, but the staff was happy to replace the sake.

Then had to wait another 15 min for the Peking duck. The skin was crispy, quantity was quite a lot, but it’s a bit too much meat attaching to the skin compared to what it’s supposed to be traditionally. Very untraditional garnish and sauces given too.

We didn’t order any dessert as they weren’t very special but since the staff knew we were there for birthday they offered complimentary dessert by surprise with happy birthday sign which was sweet.

I can feel most staff isn’t trained for fine dining. But are very nice and trying their best to serve.

Overall I wouldn’t return, the quality of food isn’t worthy at all, while the waiting time is simply unacceptable although service was good.

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KeithR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Laughable for normal people but wonderful for London poseurs, freaks and those with more money than sense.

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Benjamin
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, the food was great and the staff very welcoming and attentive!

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Casey
London
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We want to Mei Ume for my birthday and had an incredible night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Newly opened restaurant in a beautiful hotel. Loved every moment of our meal from start to finish

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JJVV90
Nottingham
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner spot for a special occasion. We were warmly greeted by all and it felt like everyone knew about our special occasion. Service was 5* and the food was incredible.

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Adam
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience here taking my girlfriend out for her birthday. Great food, incredible service and a beautiful atmosphere. Very pleased with my time here.

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phillipM
Kent
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious but the service, whilst courteous and friendly, was haphazard with some starters arriving with or after the main course

Mei Ume
Responded on August 26, 2021

Dear PhillipM, Thank you for leaving a review following your recent visit to Mei Ume. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and felt the food was delicious. I’m sorry that there were delays with some of your starters and hope this didn’t affect your overall experience at the restaurant. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Andras Bodor, Restaurant Manager

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Louise
London
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful food in beautiful surroundings, professionally served

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MaxP
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, very nice food and reasonably priced

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NeelS
London
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding dining experience. Both the food and service were outstanding and could not be faulted.

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RamonS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food was good. Well presented, and fairly short wait times between dishes served. Staff was very attentive. Tending to drinks and requests in short order. One order that stood out was the sashimi, which was noticeably fresh, and had been well presented. I would recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner date was lovely.

I am dairy free and my partner is gluten-free. The waiters made sure they let us know what was gluten-free and was able to make many dishes gluten-free. Food was delicious and cocktails were excellent. The ambience was calm and peaceful. Highly recommend.

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johnJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

First time, will defiantly be back, loved it, food and service amazing, great wine too.staff very attentive

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vipsunnyliu
London
28 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

we have been waiting for 5mins then have waiter come over even only 2 tables .
food was too saltly and too much MsG , NOT favoue at all ,that black cod taste as plastic coz looks burned on candles smells

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Heedi
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The service was quite poor and our waiter was curt and rude. The specialty wagyu beef was served cold and was honestly disappointing. At least the cocktails were original. Overall would not recommend

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RajJ
London
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Mei Ume for a Birthday, service was very quick and friendly and they made sure to go out of their way to make the evening special. Food was outstanding.

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JosueC
London
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jonathan makes the service amazing. He helps you pick the food and gives great suggestions! Ask for his service

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vipDmbcw
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

food was excellent

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Carlo
London
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food and ambience as always, excellent sashimi selection, excellent wine list, high quality all round. Just don't rush water and wine in my glass in the attempt to sell me more, it won't happen... Overall excellent, will be back soon

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David
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much to Mei Ume and Four Seasons Ten Trinity teams for such a magical Vanlentine’s diner. The food was delicious and the staff very kind and efficient. The restaurant is beautiful. Our French waiter was very knowledgeable and the sommelier very attentive.

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HadiaC
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!! Always in point food - ambiance perfection .

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vipUnknown
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It was beautiful decom and attentive staff but the food was average.

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ChichiE
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great 5 Star Experience !! Service was consistently excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Honestly very average. If you are staying in the hotel then I will confirm it is better then room service.
But, I feel bad for anyone who came here for a good high end Chinese meal!
Service was pretty shocking, and the food was below average: honestly I would never trust a Chinese-Japanese fusion menu! Pick a lane ...

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NeilM
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pleasant but nothing special and very expensive for what was delivered.

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AdamS
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, great ambience and good services. Came here to celebrate Chinese New Year, had one of the set menu and the food was great.

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vipChathamtri
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal start to finish. The Peking duck is a must and the sushi was outstanding. Wine list is very good and we got a great recommendation to go with our meal. A great new find in London.

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CharlesH
London
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A thoroughly enjoyable lunch using fresh ingredients

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IngeS
London
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have visited Mei Ume two times before since they opened. Then I was not so impressed...but this third time they have finally found its form and taken the food to a whole new level. Should have a star for the food! The service can improve; things forgets and it takes unnecessary long time for ordered drinks to be served. Water should not be served without ice if not already cold. At this level it would be appreciated if one can identify one person responsible for the table. Otherwise: top notch!

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RichardB
London
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Most enjoyable meal.It met all my expectations.
The service was both relaxed and efficient

FAQs

Mei Ume is rated 4.6 stars by 258 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.