Where to go for dinner after a day of sale shopping in prestigious Knightsbridge? We've found a little gem of a restaurant set on the First Floor of the Millennium Hotel. The MU sits on Sloane Street and serves up some of the most surprising fusion food.
The Mu is nestled between many gorgeous designer shops and looks to combine urban chic and contemporary design with classic colours, artwork and imaginative lighting. The restaurant is set around a square atrium, so when you’re seated you do loose the buzzy vibe of a busy restaurant, but if you’re looking for an intimate night out then this is ideal.
Pan Asian food has been invading the streets of London for a while now and has been a top favourite with celebrities and the public alike...but this restaurant keeps to simple, classic dishes that are cooked to perfection. For example, the salt and pepper squid, which I suppose you might have had a million times, just melted in your mouth upon delivery and there wasn't a single chewy piece to be found.
I would never normally order anything that has the word salad in the title, but after the waiters’ enthusiastic praise of the beef teriyaki salad, we decided that it would be rude not to give it a go and we weren’t disappointed. It was scrumptious and we ended up ordering another portion as one just didn’t suffice.
I could ramble for ages about all of the delicious dishes off this select menu, but the star of the show for me was the Sea Bass on wasabi risotto. Not the easiest to eat with chopsticks, so don't be afraid to pick up your fork and get stuck in as this alone is worth the venture into Knightsbridge.
Above: The Lounge @ The MU
The sea bass is light and fluffy, hitting the sides of your mouth with the most luscious, loving tastes that have to be tried to fully understand meanwhile the wasabi risotto is not over-powering and compliments the fish perfectly. This has to go on your order, along with the five spice pork and tempura prawns.
The service is outstanding and the MU provides some of the most attentive waiters. Don't be shy to ask them to whisk you up a quick cocktail as well and if nothing on the menu takes your fancy, then they are quite happy to go freestyle and make you your own personalised treat.
Top Tip: This is not an early dining experience, head down for a 9pm dinner to get the best atmosphere. Besides, a later diner means you’ve got more time to hit the shops.
17 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge
London, SW1X 9NU