I came to Zuma for a long lunch on a Friday. We had booked a table for 2.30pm but were kindly made aware early on that if we had wanted to eat earlier, they could sort that out for us.
However, we wanted an hour at the bar to try the cocktails! The menu is fantastic with some very exciting combinations. The barmen clearly know exactly what they were doing an the results were very impressive. After our lunch, we returned to the bar and as it wasn't busy, the barman was kind enough to invent a couple of cocktails for us!
The food is also fantastic. We ordered 3 large plates and 2 small plates and that was enough (if a bit too much) for two people. I can't recommend the black cod enough - totally melts on the tongue. The duck and beef were fantastic too.
The service charge is 13.5% here but we had to admit we did get very good service from everyone who served us.
The bar itself is very modern, sleek and sexy. It's a cool venue but I don't find it pretentious at all, with a large mix of ages both eating and at the bar afterwards. Ok, so it's certainly not cheap, but for a special occasion, this place is worth it.
See pictures of the amazing food here cocktailsandcaroline.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/zuma-lunch-cocktails.html
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