Zuma London Reviews
Luxury you would like to afford Feb 03, 2010
I was meeting a new friend from school who is a Saudi Arabian national who took a one week course at my school, London Business School. He said we are going to Zuma, his favorite restaurant. However, later, he has to inform me we have to change to a different restaurant because his hotel couldnt get us a reservation bec the restaurant is fully booked and the only way to get a table is to pay Gbp120 and that's ONLY TO GET A TABLE...no food yet :P
However, my phone was having a cranky day and we didnt get to to communicate properly so we ended up meeting at Zuma bec I was already on the cab on my way there.
He said we might as well try coz we're there anyway. So we went in and he talked with the girl who recognized him immediately as he has been eating in that restaurant 4 days in that one week he was in London :P We were asked to wait in the bar so she could get us a table after 20 minutes :) We were pleasantly surprised because it was really full and we were not asked to pay the Gbp120 for getting a table..such a good service for a valued returning customer :)
We ordered some drinks and some beans which supposedly is a popular order at the bar as I saw a lot of people popping up the seeds from the thick pods and eating just the beans. It's quite expensive for a small scoop of beans where u only eat the small seeds inside the thick pods..good thing I don't like it that much..would have been a very expensive craving :P
I used NOT to fancy the idea of eating raw foods..but this wonderful experience in Zuma converted me to loving sashimi..at least the best quality fishes. We ordered different kinds and based on my amateur taste buds: tuna is ok, salmon is good but, boy, I loved the yellow tail!!!! Oh dear! I forgot its raw! hahaha!!! That's just for appetizers.
We look to order for our main course and I remember that everything is so expensive that I feel like ordering the Lobster and I am very happy with it because it was very good :)
For desserts, he ordered a platter of exotic fruits which happens to be a huge platter. It was interesting that I know some of the supposedly exotic ones coz I'm from a tropical country :P
As for me, I asked for a recommendation for dessert and with full confidence, our server recommended the chocolate pudding with icecream on the side...OH BOY!!!! I love it very much! It was a great finale of my gastronomic adventure! or so I thought...coz they also offered us some special after dinner wine which we willingly tried..great dinner! Good thing I don't have to pay for anything coz it will probably cost me one month's allowance (less than Gbp2,000) :P
They say that money doesnt buy happiness..but for a food lover like me..sometimes I feel like money does buy some happiness at times :P
It seem pretty obvious to be a fancy place..getting just a table for Gbp120 kind of gives a huge hint..but what happens after we walked out of the restaurant kind of make it pretty official..
As I stepped out of the door, I immediately noticed a man with a huge camera and before I could make any conclusions a deluge of clicks and flashes attacked the celebrity guests behind us..
For that, I would say that it's nice to be able to afford some things and get some special treatment but hopefully, not to the extent of having some camera on your face..it is NOT COOL to be famous with the paparazzi :P
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