Sushi Samba; 38th Floors Up Gives Breathtaking Views in London
Extraordinary stunning views of London CityOn view sushi kitchenFirst class cocktails
Slightly pricey - although you it is value for money
4.1Overall Score
Service
Ambiance
Food
Reader Rating 2 Votes
Summary
Japanese/Brazilian/Peruvian sushi in a must visit venue that provides an extraordinary view of London City. A perfect choice to take a date to give a lasting ‘wow’ impression. Enjoyable cocktails and delicately prepared food. Accommodates for just a drink or food as well.


Price Range: £26-£40
Bookings: 020 3640 7330
Nearest Station: Liverpool Street (5 minute walk)
Opening Times: Sunday – Monday 11:30am – 11:30pm, Tuesday – Saturday 11:30am – 12:30am
Address: SUSHISAMBA London, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY

 

Food & Drink
To start, the tasteful cocktails masterly presented by a trim and hip bartender. Lychee Cooler: refreshing and well balanced. 5 stars, Nina Fresa® – mild alcohol content, for those who don’t like strong drinks. 4 stars.
To eat; Uniquely presented ‘Salt and Pepper Squid ‘ – couldn’t fault the dish. Not stringy and not too heavily battered, slight bite to it but soft enough and not too chewy. You could tell there were fresh not frozen.
Fillet Steak with Teriyaki Sauce; again another superb dish. One rookie mistake I wouldn’t expect, the plates where cold, consequently making the steak luke warm rather than piping hot. Was it meant to be served like this? Your guess is as good as mine. I’ve personally never been served warm steak but hey.

 

Service
Pleasant staff greeted us both at the ground floor and the restaurant floor. Friendly waitresses and waiters all round. Waiter was slightly slow to attend to me when I signalled for his attention, probably due to the sheer number of people he seemed to have been looking waitering. Under-staffed it seemed.
If you want to get a table, book 2 weeks in advance (minimum), alternatively sit at the sushi bar for snacks and drinks. They also accommodate a small seating area for those visiting for a drink only too.

 

Ambience
Unquestionably one of the most breath-taking views overlooking The City of London. The is a ‘must visit’ bar/restuarant simply for the experience of being able tower up to the 38th floor of the 230 metre high, Heron Tower.
Why didn’t I give it 5 stars I hear you ask? Visiting mid-week during the day means the venue isn’t as crowded as it would be on a weekend. On the other hand tables in the main restuarant must be pre-booked more than 2 weeks ahead. Otherwise, should you wish to eat, you’ll be left with a view facing the wooden bar that encompasses the sushi kitchen.
Also has an outside patio area for drinking on warmer days.
If you want to get a table, book 2 weeks in advance (minimum), alternatively sit at the sushi bar for snacks and drinks. They also accommodate a small seating area for those visiting for a drink only too.