UMAME

4.4
125 reviews
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Umame Kitchen & Bar represents intuition and instinct-led cuisine. With an emphasis on the senses and an awareness of flavours, textures, moods and seasons, we create beautifully balanced, delicious dishes using a fusion of ingredients and cultures from the other side of the world.

Combining local knowledge with a proven track record of excellence within the hospitality industry, Umame is the perfect place to indulge in exotic tastes, fine wines, over 60 wonderful brands of gin and most importantly, outstanding service.
What 125 People Are Saying
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DS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing.
Friendly and attentive staff and manager.
Great ambience.

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SC
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!

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PA
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening on Thursday, with fabulous food and drink, great staff and lovely atmosphere, would highly recommend Umame!!

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, really lovely service and particularly good cocktails.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my better half here as a birthday treat and they made it extra special with their treatment and even gave her a special dish

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic 7 course taster menu that won't leave a hole in your pocket. Great cocktails. What a find. I've been recommending it already.

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R
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and great service. Cheesecake was quite small and deconstructed. Lacking music.

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p
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was amazing and well presented. It was great value for money. The setting was great but the whole experience was let down by the poor service, it started off well but deteriorated as the night went on and the restaurant emptied. Waited 20minutes for the bill and another 10 for to pay. Improved service would have resulted in a 5 star rating.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very good and reasonably priced. Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant and good staff. Good flavour combos and exciting dishes.

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AW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to this restaurant five times in total and every time it's been amazing. Staff very friendly , cooking outstanding, superb choice of gins and cocktails well made and presented. I have taken different groups of friends and they have all been impressed. The prices are fair for the standard of food although they also run different promotions which make it very good value, always check out when making your booking. I feel lucky to live within walking distance of Umame and Long may they continue trading as far as I'm concerned . Portions are not huge but well thought out, three courses leaves you feeling very satisfied but not uncomfortable, all depending on appetite of course!
The place is always presented spotlessly clean, glassware particularly attractive and crockery also pleasing.
All in all a winner in my book.

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ST
Surrey
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time experience, loved the Ambiance, food & service was great - definitely going there again :-)

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IG
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good in all aspects. Will definitely go back.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning food, great service - best food in town . Real hidden gem

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SC
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A hidden gem in this place is the seven course tasting menu, with or without a flight of very well chosen wines. Absolutely lovely. Plus not only is there an omnivorous version, there's a vegan version! (Although so far I have only tried the former, I fully expect the vegan one to be excellent)

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P
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A gem of a restaurant. We both shared the tempura asparagus and the batter was a delight. Crisp.. light.. and the bright green tender stems were delightful. I then chose the duck which was very tender. I would have preferred a touch more acidity in the sauce but that could be personal. My companion had the pork loin which was delicious. Portions were not huge and not small either and I was glad we ordered a side dish of broccoli . I would recommend this restaurant and will be back!! The 7 course tasting menu looks like a treat I might just have to give myself!!

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RR
London
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was a nice night out. Perhaps the menu is quite limited. I also for some reason was expecting something with more Asian influence in the menu, but the menu was more British/ European. I also made a terrible mistake not realising the broccoli cake with a truffle sauce 😏 and the broccoli was also over cooked. So that was not a great side. The waiter should make sure they point theses type of additions with sides as one does not normally expect something as simple and tasty as steamed broccoli to be ruined etc a sauce .. cocktail was really tasty and dessert and starter were lovely. My husband thoroughly enjoyed all his food. Nice place for a dinner date.

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food with great service. A restaurant experience at gastropub prices. Was definitely worth the walk over the bridge from Kingston

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant great service with very good food and an interesting tasting menu to be recommended

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SB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and excellent service. Only issues were v small portions and adding a service charge to the bill AND asking for an additional tip on the bill too. Didn’t sit right with me.

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CW
London
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely romantic restaurant and bar with friendly attentive staff. Both the food and the cocktails are top quality - Particularly loved the Mulled Wine Crumble and the Gin Mint Tea!

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M
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first visit and it won't be our last. Took relations there for a post Christmas/New Year dinner. Good food and very interesting. I had the pork belly for mains and it was memorable. Pleasant staff and good service. Thank you.

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really good service and vibes. Good small plate food with great cocktails and mocktails

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JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent all round - especially the tasting menu with paired wines

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SM
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fantastic! It is one of my favourite restaurants in the area. Tonight one of our table had gluten free and vegan dietary requirements which were no problem at all. All the food was stunning, the staff are lovely, a wonderful independent restaurant. Thank you!

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s
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had New years eve at the restaurant and the food was exceptional, one of the best restaurants we have eaten in. We have been to many top class restaurants but have to say the food hear is quite outstanding.

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l
London
74 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for lunch and it was pretty quiet. Excellent flavours and well plated. The set menu was excellent value. Would definitely return and recommend to friends and family.

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food and service .
Went for Christmas Day , table of 5 , very good .
Thank you

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DD
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both spot on. Absolutely loved the scallop starters

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E
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious though there was very limited choice for vegetarians or pescatarians. The atmosphere and lighting were lovely and the service was good.

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DR
London
17 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our third visit here and the first since a new chef introduced a new menu, more modern British than before but with an Asian twist. On Saturdays and Sundays they have a bruch menu which is incredible value at £9.95 for two courses. Yes it really is that price and my it was very good. I had mushrooms on sour dough toast to start which were very good quality and well prepared and we all (5 fussy diners) had kedgeree as a main and everyone agreed it was really great. Quite spicy but not too much. Service was much better tha previously; the young lady who served us was attentive and polished and we all thought it was incredible value. I would suggest everyone support this great local restaurant so much better than the mediocre chains in Kingston. We will be back!

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AH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the 3rd time we have eaten here and it’s been excellent every time!

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JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Tasting menu is superb & excellent value for money.

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JR
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday. Staff were very friendly, food was nice and found the pricing reasonable for the area. Definitely a good addition and somewhere different to go for a meal out. Would go back again

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RB
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and fantastic service. We’ll definitely be back.

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c
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this was my fourth visit to Umame and the food as usual was excellent - imaginitive dishes cooked well.
Staff as always friendly and attentive even though they had a big table for a company christmas event.
i would highly recommend this restaurant.

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MB
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to Umame and loved it. A birthday meal for my wife, cocktails, great food and very well priced. Service was excellent, ambience was lively and exciting. Would definitely visit again.

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AP
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the taster menu for my Mums birthday. it was fabulous, made for a lovely long meal.

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre Xmas gathering, loved the choices of the Festive menu, something for everyone. Easily accommodated special dietary requirements with slight adjustments to the menu. The evening went so well, friendly attentive but discreet service, can’t fault the staff. Each dish was beautifully presented, some quite a modern version of what had been expected but thoroughly delicious and portion size was spot on. Everyone of us loved the food and we’ll definitely be back.

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SC
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience - recommend the tasting menu with paired wines - will certainly visit again

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a
London
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service especially for a Monday night.

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