Sticking around the King’s Road is tempting, but there’s more to Chelsea than lurking where the reality stars play out their dramas. Go explore one of London’s most prime postcodes and swing by swanky Lennox Gardens Mews. Here you’ll find Dinings SW3 - and tucked upstairs is Kurabu.

For all those that didn’t ace Japanese lessons at school, Kurabu means ‘clubhouse’. This is the vibe they’re going for, and it’s more relaxed and buzzy than the elegant restaurant downstairs. Leave those guys to their fancy dates - up here the cool kids are getting involved in Japanese-inspired street food and cocktails. No wonder you couldn’t stop BarChick from climbing up to the mezzanine lounge to give it a go.

The cocktails are as beautifully crafted as a Geisha’s makeup, but a lot tastier. We sipped the Lychee Martini - sweet and delicate, like how girls were supposed to behave before everyone realised badass chicks were better. Also highly recommended is the Kurabu Spritz - it’s got Ruinart Champagne combined with sake, ‘nuff said. Don’t forget to order the fabulously flamboyant snacks, like the Teriyaki Japanese Wagyu Beef mini buns. You think they sound good? Wait 'til you’ve tasted these little babies. Heaven in a steamed bun, hun.

FYI - if you think ‘bar snacks’ are a way to save pennies, think again - visit enough times and you could probably afford your own ticket to Tokyo. But some things are worth splashing the cash on. With epic Asian-inspired cocktails and sushi that's as tasty as any you'll find in London, then kick back, get comfy, and prepare to flex that plastic.


By Hannah Grace Lodge


13&14, Europoint Centre, 5-11 Lavington St, London SE1 0NZ, UK


Monday 10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 21:00
Saturday 10:00 - 21:00
Sunday closed


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