For a night out with clients, a date who needs spoiling or a group of friends who know their sea urchin from their flying-fish roe, look no further than the refined glamour of Sumosan. Here, dishes like the sticky, sweet black cod with miso or the famed lobster salad will linger in your subconscious for days afterwards. Owner Janina Wolkow, who also has two sister Sumosans frequented by the upper echelons in Moscow and Kiev, also caters for the VIP suites at Roman Abramovich's Chelsea FC. Sure, Sumosan is a celebrity and VIP magnet but the menu of sashimi, teppanyaki, meat, fish, salads and tempura ensures it’s much more than just a place to be seen. That said, this is Mayfair, so dress up and book in advance.
One of London’s most upscale neighbourhoods, Mayfair is where you will find the English gentlemen (at least in a sartorial sense), the A-list being “papped” by London’s infamous press and the refined local in an Aston Martin pulling up beside the swanky expat from Dubai in a Lamborghini. Stroll down Bond Street to admire some of the most opulent window displays in the world or be a posh participant and step inside some of the most talked-about bars, restaurants and clubs in the city. There are many members-only or guest-list-only venues so be sure to check on the door policy before planning your evening out.
Sumosan | 26 B Albemarle Street, Mayfair | +44 20 7495 5999