From Notting Hill to Westminster

Saturday, September 11th , 2021

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The Blue Boar is a pub attached to a hotel, looks smart and has an interesting sounding menu. Unfortunately the execution was less good than the menu descriptions, with a recurring theme of under-seasoning. The wine list was also a joke, though this is apparently soon to be fixed. To be honest the whole place felt like it was not really ready to be open.

Sumi is the casual sister restaurant of Michelin-starred sushi restaurant Endo at The Rotunda, and shows the same attention to detail, albeit with a simpler menu at a lower price point. Miso soup had four different dashi stocks mixed in, and was unusually complex, while sushi had excellent rice at the correct temperature and featured high quality fish (some tuna is pictured). This was much better than almost any other sushi that you will find in London.