Sunday, 6 September 2015

Girl's Night Out // Inamo: St James

Last weekend I went to an Oriental fusion restaurant called Inamo for a friend's 21st birthday dinner. We have been talking about this restaurant for ages but never really found the time or occasion to go visit it. Last weekend we finally decided to just go, it was either Inamo or Wahaca.. still have to take a trip to Wahaca soon! 

This restaurant describes itself as an  "Oriental fusion restaurant and bar where the control of the dining is firmly in your hands" .. can't argue with this statement because everything was literally at the tip of our fingers. When we arrived we were taken to our table and the waitress gave us a brief overview of how to use the interactive menu. If you've ever used a computer with a mouse then you'll manage fine with this interactive menu. 

The menu obviously was all interactive, there is a projector above your table and all you need to do is tap the little widgets with the cursor selecting your choice of food from the drop down menu. The interactive table allows you to change the table cloth to suit your mood, use the 'chef cam' to see what's happening in the kitchen, play games while you wait for your order and even order Inamo merchandise. This dining experience was very different to anything I've ever been to.  

Inamo's menu is split into many small dishes which isn't necessarily a bad thing as you're able to order a couple of dishes and share. Just so you get an idea altogether we ordered the following dishes:Spicy Aubergine, Tomato and Avocado Salad, Sizzling Vegetables, Cucumber hosomaki, Shrimp & Vegetable Dim Sum, Korean Chicken Wings, Baby Crispy Prawns, Chicken Satay, Thai Red Curry & Rice. From the selection of dishes we chose I wasn't a big fan of the Thai Red Curry at all. But couldn't go wrong with the Korean Chicken Wings and Sizzling Vegetables. *Mmmmm*  

I loved the fact that when selecting a dish the projector gives you an actual image of the dish onto your plate, so you are able to view exactly what you are choosing and not having to guess or ask the waitress to explain it to you.. Something I tend to do quite often. 

The whole Inamo experience was exciting at first but then the novelty does wear off, for me it was a bit too futuristic as I missed the atmosphere of a traditional meal. But that does not mean that it was a bad experience, I'm glad to have finally tried it out and the main thing was the birthday girl loved it. 

  1. Have you been to Inamo? 
  2. What restaurants in London would you recommend? 
  1. Inamo St James
  2. 4 - 12 Regent St,
  3. London,
  4. SW1Y 4PE

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