The words ‘sushi’ and ‘South Kensington’ may not invoke emotions of excitement or desire for anyone not from South Kensington, but if you so happen to be in the neighbourhood, Dozo is a great option. The sushi is good quality, and the rolls are fun. Be warned that it gets packed at lunchtime with all the international students and the downstairs section of the restaurant has awkward sunk in seating that can be problematic to get into if you’ve only experienced yoga by Googling the word ‘yoga’.
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Fernandez And Wells
A five minute walk from South Kensington’s museums, Fernandez and Wells is a cool and casual coffee spot.
Rocca di Papa
Rocca is the place for a consistently decent no nonsense Italian that’ll just as easily accommodate early romance as it will a casual meal after work.
Hjem is a coffee shop on Launceston Place, which is one of London's prettiest corners and only a ten minutes walk from High Street Kensington.
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Tetsu is a tiny, intimate sushi counter in Clerkenwell serving the best sushi in town. Go for the omakase. It isn't cheap, but it's worth it.
A teeny, tiny Japanese shop and takeaway counter in Tottenham, Sushi Heads is perfect for frozen dumplings, bottled sauces, and pretty good sushi.
Kimura is a small Japanese grocery store at the bottom of Muswell Hill which is lowkey serving some of the best takeaway sushi in north London.
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Wright Brothers South Kensington
There are a few Wright Brothers restaurants dotted all over town, but the South Kensington location is the one that your mum would like the best.
Originally from Copenhagen, Mother is a pizzeria located in the railway arches of the new Battersea Power Station development.
Casa Brindisa is a good tapas restaurant to escape to after spending time at the museums in South Kensington.
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