Just minutes from Victoria, UNI brings vibrant colours, flavours and textures of the very best in Peruvian and Japanese fusion cuisine, Nikkei to the Belgravia area, London. Taking its name from the Japanese word for the sea urchin, a Japanese delicacy, the Andrew Martin-designed restaurant and sushi bar is open for lunch and dinner, Monday to Friday inclusive and Saturday from 5pm.
The creation of former Nobu chef Rolando Ongcoy, the menu at UNI offers a selection of grilled meats and fish such as succulent Wagyu beef and juicy black cod, the highest quality sushi and sashimi, and an inventive selection of tempura and maki with perfectly balanced sharp flavours and an accent on colour. The Peruvian influence is prevalent throughout UNI’s menu, with touches such as an anticucho sauce with the black cod as well as ceviche and tiraditos peruano.
Sample dishes on offer at UNI include:
Accompanied by an excellent wine list and selection of creative cocktails such as a coconut-based Chili Mojito and the Peruvian favourite, Pisco Sour, UNI’s menu is designed to cater for both those looking for a delicious meal in a relaxed and stylish environment as well as guests looking for a light bite with a drink in the bar.
UNI also offers a range of delicious seven-dish bento boxes available in the bar; ideal for those with time-constraints or heading back to the office, as well as a full range of outside catering options; perfect for office functions, meetings and events.
UNI is open :
Monday to Friday 12pm to 10.30pm
Saturday 6pm to 10.30 pm
Sunday : 5pm to 10.30pm
The lower ground floor of UNI seats 34 people on elegant banquette seating and comfortable chairs, creating a sleek and intimate atmosphere in which to enjoy refined and tantalising Nikkei dishes from UNI’s menu. Guests requiring a little more privacy can choose to dine in one of UNI’s semi-private vaulted tables that sit up to eight people.
The upper ground floor bar area seats 26 wrapped around an open section of kitchen, where guests can watch the master chefs at work whilst enjoying a drink and plate of food in a convivial and vibrant atmosphere.
At Uni guests will have the opportunity to don their aprons , learn how to prepare the tasty Nigiris & Makis .
An elegant, spoiling and relaxed restaurant just where it’s most needed. Lucky Belgravia.
Sasha Slater, Harper’s Bazaar
It’s very stylish, as you’d expect from something designed by Andrew Martin, but it also feels like a neighbourhood restaurant, and service is brisk and attentive.
Huffington Post Lifestyle
With its stylish décor and altogether good food, UNI is undoubtedly a welcome addition to Belgravia’s restaurant scene.
Olivia Sharpe, Kensington & Chelsea Magazine
The sushi here is reassuringly classic and simple, where the heavenly ibodai (buttefish) and amaebi (sweet prawn) top our list.
Janan Jerdrejewski, The Londonist
Our new favourite local.
Angie Silver, Silverspoon
The tempura is one of the best I’ve had, with perfectly cooked succulent king prawns in the lightest of batter... A lovely place to lunch, I’m putting on my list to go back again.
Fiona MacLean, London Unattached
I definitely rated UNI not only for the delicious, fresh sushi but also the attentive staff and elegant surroundings.
Phoebe Younger, The Luxe Life