I recently had dinner at Roka, one of my favourite restaurants in London. Roka focus on contemporary Japanese robatayaki (open-charcoal grill) cuisine. At the centre of the restaurant there is a robata grill where you can see the chefs preparing your food.
I’ve been a few times and I always leave happy with the quality and consistency of the food and service. The service is great, the ambience nice and relaxed and the food among the best I have tasted.
Since I visited the Green T. House restaurant in Beijing , I am always looking for dishes and drinks that bring the culinary use of Tea into life and Roka is a great place for that. We started the meal with some sushi and Tea inspired cocktails. I had a Green Tea & Pear Bellini which is composed by dried green Tea, mashed pears and prosecco. The sparkling from prosecco together with the sweet pear flavour is a delicious combination. Luis went for a non-alcoholic version and had a Jasmine Tea with almond, mint and peach which was also delicious…
As a main we chose some of their Robata signature dishes such as the Black Cod marinated in Yusu Miso which is unbelievable.
I didn’t want to go for a desert but one could not resist the Chocolate to Matcha Pudding Yo-nashi Ausi - a dark chocolate and matcha green Tea pudding with crunchy jivara and pear ice-cream. Sooooooo good!
If you’re looking for a special dining experience in London I highly recommend Roka.
Happy Tea Break.