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“Great experience as always ”

Inamo Covent Garden
Ranked #4 598 of 27 045 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$19 - US$58
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Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
Description: Only a 30 second walk from Covent Garden tube station, the latest inamo opening sees the introduction of a tablet-based ordering system, animated table cloths, and new engaging interactive content that will enchant adults and children alike, the table experience at inamo Covent Garden will be unlike anywhere else in London or beyond. Set over three floors, guests can expect to dine in an environment that combines the calming elements of South Asia’s natural world with an entrancing use of technology and light. The Onyx Bar on the lower ground floor features stunning back lit onyx and an accompanying sushi bar, the perfect spot for post-dinner/work drinks. Serving high quality pan-Asian cuisine drawing inspiration from Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, and beyond, the menu centres around sharing plates. From fresh fish & sushi dishes including Ponzu Salmon Ceviche, and Tuna & Tempura Prawn Maki; to succulent meat dishes such as Korean Lamb or Hot Stone Rib-Eye; to a host of vegetable dishes and sides, including Rainbow Maki, Spicy Edamame, and Kimchi; inamo’s food is as much of a talking point as the technology that surrounds it.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I have been there 3 times before with my family and I always had a nice time. As expected you guys did not let me down. A very big shout out to Melanie and Fatima from the reception who greated us with such a big smile. We had a lovely chat with Melanie who was our hostess who lead us to the table and explained how to use the table
Food was great and service was friendly.
Definitely one of our favorite restaurant in convent garden.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Rob8919
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

My wife and I attended under the 12 course taster from Virgin Experience, we were visiting family so added my BIL and his partner to the reservation and informed them that we had the experience voucher but the other two guests would be ordering/paying on the normal menu, this proved a little complicated for the restaurant with various emails asking us if we were changing our dates, how many et cetera.

The restaurant looks the part with an interactive ordering process (for normal paying customers) and an interactive table, unfortunately, this seemed to be where the restaurant has focussed its efforts for customers. Dirty glassware and cutlery (still with food attached) was on the table. Firstly, the tasting menu was incredibly poor and not value for money and instead of a tasting of some nice dishes it was some awful veg and lots of sushi and thats it, that's if we had actually got all our courses (about four never turned up).

Our guests ordered their half roast duck (£25) and various other items and to be fair these dishes looked and tasted lovely, unfortunately, they started to get the same order twice......we turned away the 2nd half roast duck but it came straight back, a 2nd of the next dish and the next and the next, the table was full of food, we questioned it but it just came back. At this point we were worried we were going to be charged twice and lost our appetites, not even the manager questioned why all this food was coming out to us.

The customers seemed to be young twenty-somethings (we're just in our thirties) and I think that's the market the restaurant is going for with many of the diners being very loud and shouting, the serving staff very friendly but a little useless, not removing empty plates as the food started piling up.

The tasting menu is certainly a waste of money, the actual food is very nice but everything else around is clunky and they have made it easier for themselves by getting customers to order on a table, request the bill and call for a waiter using the tablet so why all the issues. Maybe having two customers on a voucher and two customers a la carte at the same table just put the place into meltdown but they were given about a months notice.

Certainly won't be returning, probably one of the worst restaurant experiences we have had.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I came here a couple of weeks ago with my friends and, even if the choice was really poor, overall we were really happy about the food, but the best part was the amazing service. We have to say thanks to Alejandra the waitress, who was hilarious, and Loris the bartender, who impressed us with his cool cocktails. Thanks for this amazing experience!!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Riccardo B
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Nice location and really original table you can play on the table.

I’m disappoint for the menu ... there is little choice for eating..
And the quality about the food so so.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank NathalieAntonini
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Sadly the 'concept' of this restaurant (ordering food on tablets) only seems to destroy the entire pleasure of the meal.

In the bar we waited an age for the one tablet so we could see the drinks menu. A handful of printed menus on each table would have solved this issue right away, but as it was we had to wait. Service sadly was pretty dire and we had a bottle of wine delivered with no glasses.

We proceeded upstairs and ordered on the tablet, but we had somehow ordered from the wrong menu and was guided by the waiter to the 'right' menu where we ordered again. Somehow both orders were processed and for the next half an hour enough food to feed an army arrived. It kept coming despite there not being a free inch on our table.

Conversation was impossible as every 5 minutes a dish arrived which disturbed your flow.

I'm sure the food is quite good but with the constant confusion that is the 'menu' we really weren't focusing on that, rather we were eating just to clear the space as more dishes kept coming.

Concept over delivery here sadly and an experience that places the food last for me.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank wickes36
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