sake no hana

My nearest and dearest know me inside out, as well as being wonderfully generous and kind. My four closest girlfriends have spoilt me for my birthday/Christmas - S gave me Cards Against Humanity (this is one that's been on my wishlist!), E (not husband E, girlfriend E) gave me a set of beautiful Scandinavian glasses for cocktails and other fancy drinks from Sweden (I need to master my cocktail-making skills), my sister made me the most amazing advent calendar ever, and  C treated me to an amazing lunch at Sake No Hana, which we're talking about today. 

It's a restaurant that I've wanted to try for so long, but being pretty pricey it wasn't somewhere I could just pop into. So I was beyond excited that C had found a great lunch deal that included 4 courses plus prosecco - yes please!

The interior is very modern and clean, with Japanese touches here and there. Definitely feels like a premium place.

We started with some miso soup, and shared the salmon and tempura, followed by sushi and a simply beautiful dessert that was served with a Happy Birthday! 

A lot of restaurants these days claim to offer Japanese food, but most of the time it's really not Japanese food, at all. Don't get me wrong, I love fusion cuisine and pan-asian menus, but to me it's completely separate from authentic, Japanese cooking. Sake No Hana is somewhere that lacks the fusion flair, in a good way - I still wouldn't say that it was 100% authentic, but the food is top quality and I would't hesitate to recommend it.

Thank you again C - life doesn't get much better than good food and even better company!