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What we’ve been up to… Tombo

Japanese cuisine can do no wrong in my world – and a recent visit to Tombo in South Kensington was a lovely reminder.  The USP at this neat  and modern cafe/restaurant is “clean eating”, and whether you choose a bento box, rice bowl, sushi or tapas-style starters, you’re guaranteed to leave feeling inspired to re-think the way you always eat  – the menu even goes so far as to school you on the health benefits of seaweed, miso, tofu, rice, sesame seeds and matcha/green tea (billed as “Tombo’s Healthy 6”).





A Wednesday evening found us tucking into a hearty offering of miso soup (£3.20), gyoza dumplings (£3.85) and a delicious teriyaki chicken bento box which came with three side salads, multigrain rice and pickles (£10.95).  A major plus point here is that you definitely get your money’s worth – after eventually finishing my bento box I was so full, I realised I could’ve given those gyoza dumplings a miss, as gorgeous as they were.

But I did have a little room for dessert (of course…!)  and a matcha gateau was surprisingly the evening’s pièce de résistance ; it was delicately sweet and had that moreish, creamy texture of American cheesecake. Not surprisingly, it’s a feature of their Afternoon Tea (which has given me another reason to return).

So the next time you’re in the area to visit the V&A or the Science Museum,  a drop-in to Tombo for lunch or dinner would be a very good idea, especially if you’re a fan of Japanese food done well.  For more details visit and check out more pics from our recent visit below! 







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