If my visit last year was anything to go by, this was an opportunity to enjoy dining in a beautiful environment whilst tasting an inspired menu. I knew I couldn’t miss it.
Sakura means cherry blossom so until June 20th, Sake no Hana has been transformed into a gorgeous cherry blossom garden. And during this time, a limited edition Sakura menu allows diners to enjoy dishes and cocktails inspired by cherry blossoms. Doesn’t this sound heavenly?
Our meal started off with the Violet Risshun, which is a gin-based cocktail of two parts to represent the start of spring as well as the period when the season is in full bloom. Sipping this cocktail was effortless. It was both smooth and refreshing. I loved it.
Fiona and I then had a bowl of white miso soup each …
… whilst the bento box included a range of sashimi, nigiri and maki.
… followed by Cherry Blossom macarons, which I enjoyed with a flat white. There is cherry tea on the menu too, which I have tried before and which I remember enjoying.
But the reason why I ordered the coffee is because I wanted to see if Sake no Hana’s coffees were as good as their cocktails. Good coffee in London still feels like a novelty so I was happy when my flat white arrived tasting rich in flavour and feeling velvety as I sipped it.
If you are in the St. James area and are in the mood for spring then I recommend Sakura at Sake no Hana. Sake no Hana’s cocktails are consistently very good and I have always enjoyed eating here!