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Cherry blossom season is in full bloom here in London and of course, we all know there’s plenty of cherry blossom trees scattered across the city scattering their pretty little petals, but today we want to draw your attention to London’s restaurant scene that’s blooming with blossom after blossom.

From beautifully pink florals draping from the ceilings to afternoon teas inspired by the little petals, here’s seven restaurants in full bloom this cherry blossom season:

Sakagura 

Cherry Blossom season is well on its way and to celebrate its floral arrival Sakagura has transformed their restaurant into a blanket of pink petals.

Snap up the pretty petal cloud as you dine alongside the blossoms. There’s even a special cherry blossom cocktail menu that champions a range of Japanese brands, including Gekkeikan sake, Choya and Merchants Heart. Our favourite of the five has to be ‘the cherry blossom path’, a mix of Casamigos tequila, pomegranate goji liqueur, Choya yuzu umeshu and elderflower cordial.

When: Running until Saturday 2nd May
Where: 8 Heddon Street, Mayfair, W1B 4BS
Website: www.sakaguralondon.com

Kym’s

Kym’s has become renowned for its pretty interiors and tasty Cantonese food, and with cherry blossom season in full swing it provides the perfect spot to soak up your love affair with the pretty pink petals.  

By day you could be munching your way through their brunch menu dedicated to all things lobster signed by Michelin-starred chef Andrew Wong and by night you’ll be absorbed by the low-lit resto bursting with cherry blossom features surrounding you. It’s a real treat for the eye.

Where: 19 Bloomberg Arcade, EC4N 8AR
Website: www.kymsrestaurant.com

Comptoir Lianais 

Over in Chelsea, there’s a cosy corner with your name on it. 

One step inside Comptoir Libanais and your gaze is immediately drawn to the playful interiors and vibrant colour scheme. We, however, want to draw your attention to the cherry blossom booth nuzzled in its own cosy corner. This little spot is bursting with florals, colour and provides the perfect spot to while away your time daydreaming into night. 

As for food, Comptoir Libanais brings big and unexplored Middle Eastern flavours to the table and delivers with powerful flavour punches with every bite.

Where: 53-54 Duke of York Square, Chelsea, SW3 4LY
Website: www.comptoirlibanais.com

ROKA Charlotte Street

When you think of London’s cherry blossom scene ROKA Charlotte Street probably springs to mind. Nestled downstairs in their underground cocktail bar, Shochu lies a cherry blossom-filled haven. Expect a whole lot of pink, Japanese whisky and traditional robatayaki cuisine.

Where: 37 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1RR
Website: www.rokarestaurant.com

May Fair Bar

Cherry blossom season is in full bloom over at the May Fair Bar. 

In honour of Japan’s famous blossom season, the bar has partnered with the House of Suntory’s Roku Gin, and will be transforming the space into a floral tranquil expanse. Enjoy bespoke cocktails guided by Roku Gin’s botanicals, including our favourite off the menu, the sakura and peach, concocted of cherry blossom-infused Roku Gin, Rinquinquin peach liqueur, Select 1920, and rose and kirakira cherry blossom liqueur. 

To compliment the cocktails, you’ll be able to tuck into Japanese-inspired small plates too and a brunch selection on weekends. Go on, you’d be bloomin’ mad to miss it.

Where: 70 Stratton Street, Mayfair, W1J 8LT
Website: www.themayfairhotel.co.uk

Where: 19 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 1LB
Website: www.noburestaurants.com

Nobu London Old Park Lane

NOBU London set on the iconic Old Park Lane was the first European venture for the world renowned Japanese Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, and today remains one of the top restaurants in the thriving London culinary scene serving up a new style of Japanese cuisine, where traditional Japanese techniques meet Peruvian flavours. Cherry Blossom makes a special appearance in the form of the Junmai Daiginjo cocktail, concocted of premium sake and a cherry blossom finish.

100 Queen’s Gate

Florals and perfume go hand-in-hand so it only seems appropriate that 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel have combined the two in their new scent-led afternoon tea ‘scentsation’. Working in partnership with British perfumery brand, Floris London, the menu combines two of Floris London’s iconic scents, cherry blossom and limes. So you can expect a whole lot of citrus action and hints of floral too coming through in each culinary treat. To give you a hint towards what you can expect, there’s a tasty crhaquelin choux on offer brimming with cinnamon and orange blossom-infused white choccie mousse. Delish.

Where: 100 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, SW7 5AG
Website: www.100queensgate.com