Japanese cuisine is renowned for its general health benefits and it certainly seems that our British diet of burgers and tequila could learn a thing or two from the Japanese staples of oily fish and vegetables.
This is where Chelsea newcomer, Zinnia comes in. This Japanese fusion restaurant is soon releasing its brand new menu and it’s no coincidence that the launch is taking place just in time for summer. Let’s face it, summer is the time we all relax outside, eating light and healthy food, pretending that we live in Los Angeles and go to gym classes every morning (when in reality, we missed our last three spinning sessions). This means that some light and veg-packed Japanese food is the perfect antidote to all the cocktail’s we’ll be sinking in the summer sun.
The new dishes have been lovingly crafted by the resident chef, whose most recent position was Head Chef of Smiths of Smithfield (so you know you’re in good hands). There will be a whole new range of dishes, including Jasmine tea smoked Goosnargh Duck with spiced cabbage, as well as smoked potato puree with poached Lychees. As well as the fancy dishes, Zinnia is also home to a sophisticated basement lounge set over three floors, making it a flawless location for not only dinner, but post-work drinks. We all know where those lead, so to avoid ending up awkwardly confronting your colleague at the water-cooler after getting a little too cosy the night before, make sure to stock up on mains before hitting the sake!