Date Night Sushi

The Mr took me out for a fancy seafood dinner.

The restaurant (which I’ll get to later) is in Belgravia.

We arrived early and took a stroll around the quaint little neighbourhood. Enjoying the last of the sunshine and window shopping for enormous white houses, that you’d have to be a Saudi prince to afford.

This dress is a recent pick-up and I love it.

You already know I’m obsessed with all things white & blue and I don’t think I’ve ever had more compliments on an outfit. My date was certainly pretty taken with it!

But what makes it it really delicious is the price tag, which is just ludicrous… go on, take a peek.

Paired with sparkly Louboutins, a Burberry coat and a Mulberry bag, it had me feeling like the bee’s knees.

Just what you want on date night!

Ok, that’s enough about the get-up.

I know you’re keen to get into the restaurant and get stuck into the food, right?

I feel the same way, my friend. So here we go…

Welcome to Uni.

It’s a relatively new sushi shop with a South American kick.

The decor is fresh, the staff are chipper and the food is cracking.

We sat at the bar, surrounded by funky lights made out of pop bottles.

I always like to sit at the bar in sushi restaurants so I can watch the chefs work their magic.

We had salted edemame beans.

Salmon tacos; salmon tartare, cucumber, tomato, masago & creamy miso on a crispy wonton.

Deliciously crunchy, salty, sweet parcels. Two mouthfuls a pop.

Not the easiest thing to eat with chopsticks, but worth the effort!

Seabass ceviche.

Citrussy, light & fresh with the saltiness of soy sauce slicing through it.

Tuna tartar with guacamole.

Good quality, raw tuna topped with the food of the Gods (avocado) and drizzled in unagi sauce.

Quite the spread to get started with!

We followed it up with some more traditional sushi.

Old school. That’s just how we (maki) roll.

Soft shell crab in one, prawn tempura in the other.

Followed by another healthy option, rock shrimp tempura.

This stuff is the crack of the Japanese food world.

Just one is never enough and before you know it you’ve demolished an entire bowl of them and you’re climbing your way over the bar, begging for mooooaar with spicy mayo smeared across your brow.


Ok, just me then.

Let’s just say they’re pretty good.

We slurped on a few cocktails as we reminisced about meeting each other, which seems like a lifetime ago already!

And then finally got down to some proper, grown up sushi.

A plate that included my first taste of butterfish sashimi.

The most delicate, rich, creamy fish I’ve ever tasted. It almost felt as though it would melt on your tongue, like butter.

He kindly let me have more than my fair share and I traded him my slices of tuna, which was a little metallic for my tastes.

One more cocktail later and we caved, and asked for the black cod.

The true test of any new japanese haunt.

It didn’t disappoint. As good as any I’ve tasted.

As I’ve said, the food was excellent. But… the restaurant needs a little something extra.

It was worryingly quiet. I like buzzy, packed places where you can speak your mind and laugh uproariously. Here the (understandably) bored waiters were listening to every word of our stories, and it didn’t make for the most romantic of atmospheres.

The paper displays on the roof proclaim sad tales and different quotes about women all being liars, love hurting and general hate, in every language imaginable.

Is it weird to think that the sentiments were oozing into the restaurant?

I still had a lovely night and loved the food… but I think I’d wait for a busy Saturday night to go back again.

My dress on the other hand, can look forward to many more outings!

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  • Em

    Love the dress, but find it a bit odd it only comes in one size? Definitely need to go for sushi after this post!

    • Pressed Words

      I was thinking the same on the dress. Rose, is the ‘one size’ the one you have ordered? It looks great on you but I think you have quite a few inches on me! X

  • Brittany Foley

    Sorry you didn’t have the greatest time–but the food looks great!

    xoxo Britt

  • Wow the food presentation is simply stunning! The colours! I’d almost want to frame it rather than eat it!

    (Also that dress is a definite winner.)


  • Such a pretty dress!! you looked gorgeous, what a lucky date πŸ˜‰

    also the food looks delicious but yes that is not the most of romantic atmospheres you would want on a date.


    The Fashionista Bubble

  • Looks delicious! I totally know what you mean about Japanese-style mayo sauces, especially Kewpie-brand! I’ve actually had to refrain from keeping them in the house, especially the sesame-based sauces. Here’s to self control? – a clean eating bento blog. Japanese or Asian-inspired.

  • Frankie Lee

    ohhhh so intrigued! How did you and your boy meet!?

  • I totally get what you mean, silent restaurants make me so uncomfortable. Thinking about ordering from Sheinside, did you get hit with customs charges when you ordered? Love the dress πŸ˜‰ X

  • ummmm… your legs are insane…. the last person i’ve seen with legs that long and straight was Barbie.

    and that price tag! ugh. such a pretty dress πŸ™‚
    and the food looks scrumptious!

    xo, Brikena

  • OMG, stop. this looks so amazing!

  • koryeh

    Yummy! Hope the date went well. You looked breathtaking – one of my favorite outfits you have worn!

  • Jessica B.

    Your hair is beautiful! Do you have it colored?

  • Didn’t even finish reading the blog post before I was on that site, with that dress in the shopping basket! Absolutely stunning, you look fabulous in it! Having now read the rest of the post, the sushi looks to die for! x

    • Katie

      did you get hit with customs charges when you ordered it? πŸ™‚

  • Mia@Razzle Dazzle Rose

    ooooo those shoes…fab!


  • Emily Kalbun

    Wow! What wonderful looking food? I am an absolute lover of latin and asian foods so as soon as you mentioned them together you had be completely! I love your dress. It is absolutely beautiful and looks smashing on you too. If you love white and blue I see why you love Greece (the blue ocean in contrast with the perfectly smooth white buildings). Great post rosie!

  • Rosie, I’ve been following your blog for well over a year now, and I just could die it’s so fabulous!! Love how your outfits mix and match high end designer pieces with affordable ones, like your new dress – it’s beautiful! {

  • Allison

    gorgeous! I love the dress and the sushi looks incredable!
    Allison from

  • andrealeighj

    Hi Rosie! I was just approached (via my blog) by a beauty outlet who claimed to be interested in doing sponsored posts/product reviews with me. I can’t tell if it’s legitimate or not. Either way, do you have any tips on how to start monetizing my blog/what to do when approached by someone about your blog??

    Any advice would be helpful! I think we all look up to you and your blogging ways and would be eager to hear your professional advice on it! πŸ˜‰


  • Allison Perez

    Looks amazing. Now I’m craving sushi! πŸ˜‰ Beautiful photos.

  • skybluesounds

    yummy! my man always lets me trade my share of the tuna sashimi for his salmon sashimi too lol i always think its so sweet!

    xo Patricia

  • Another amazing dress! Thanks for the link I might have to get me a dress!


  • Corrie

    Lovely as always! Love the dress. πŸ™‚

  • Oh my gosh, that outfit is incredible! Looks like I’ll need to get myself a Little White (& Blue!) Dress for this spring and summer.
    Have been craving sushi for a month, but am waiting ’til my NYC trip next month…these photos have NOT helped the hunger! Any suggestions for sushi? I plan on scanning your recent NYC posts for ideas on other activities as well πŸ™‚

  • Sepideh

    Damn girl, check out those LEGS!!

    And yummy, the food looks interesting!!!

  • Cinderella shoes!!! I need those

    xo Cassandre

  • Coleen B.

    LEGS.FOR.DAYS. Work it, girl! That food looks amazing. Tempura really is like crack, I have to control myself!

  • First off, i LOVE your dress, it is so adorable, and you’re right, such a great price!
    … I definitely just spent an hour browsing the entire Sheinside website, whoops! haha
    And your cocktail looked delish! Great post, as always!

  • I was just waiting for that very dress to pop up! Stunning! I appreciate the honest reviews! πŸ™‚

  • The dress is lovely, looks so pretty! Bargain at $20!! Can’t believe that!

    I don’t like quiet restaurants either, wierd when the staff are all watching you eat 😐

    Amelia @

  • I went for Date Night Sushi recently…except the conveyer belt kind. Still fun, though!

  • That dress looks great on you- love it! Also, those are weird sentiments to hang up at a restaurant..? I wonder why!

  • Janelle Saldana

    You look gorgeous and so does that food! I would love if you checked out my blog!! It would really mean a lot!

  • I adore your dress and agree with wanting a restaurant to have a buzzy fun atmosphere – I guess at least the waiters were kept entertained!

  • Beccy

    Absolutely beautiful dress – I adore the print and what a bargain!

    Food looks delicious – I’m afraid my bowl of cornflakes feels a little bland now…

  • I agree, you need a good atmosphere in a restaurant to really enjoy it (and for the people-watching!) but that does look like some good sushi! Love the dress, you looked beautiful πŸ™‚


  • Such a stunner Rosie! Love the dress.

    Fie x

    Coffee & Confetti

  • Laura

    Lucky you! Shame about the ambience but the sushi does look good!

  • Lovely photos, the dress you’re wearing is absolutely gorgeous, I hope you had a lovely time.

    Jess x

  • jarofwonders

    The food just looks sooo delicious!

  • Sheila

    I am a believer in magical realism and I think you might be right about the sentiments of the notes filtering into the vibe of the restaurant. The food looks wonderful, but what i’m really enjoying about the posts with your Mr. is the look of love and joy. Looks like a great start to a beautiful love story..
    xx, Sheila

  • That dress is so lovely! I wish I suited classical styles πŸ™ and the food looks amazing- I think I need to move!! πŸ™‚

  • Alessandra Comino

    You look absolutely gorgeous!!

  • What a shame about the ambiance – it tends to speak volumes about a place! Sushi’s my favourite & I always cave in for the black cod too!

    Hugs xoxo

  • Oh god, I totally forgot to mention how gorgeous you looked in your dress Rosie, so sorry!

    Hugs xoxo

  • You look absolutely be-a-u-tiful! Olivia X

  • Joelle

    That food! I want it all.

  • Adore the dress! So summery and pretty, can’t believe the price, bargain πŸ™‚

  • BEP

    Holy smoke! You are Rosie-Long-Legs! I dream of having pins like yours… You lucky creature. xxx

  • Mia Salazar

    I’ve just had japanese food a few nights ago and now I want some again. And I love the light surrounded by pop bottles, it’s quirky. And I love the dress. I can’t believe that its just $21!

    themiasalazar | the suburb scenes

  • The slow pace

    Everything looks delicious! Even you! πŸ˜‰ I’ve been living in Germany for three years now so I’m used to that silence and quiet atmosphere… sadly. I miss Spain! Sigh!

  • Jade

    Amazing outfit – you look stunning as always! I’ve just ordered the beautiful dress – lets hope that ‘one size’ fits πŸ™‚

  • riasideas

    Have been a wee bit naughty and just ordered the dress (and maybe two other ones too!) The site has 20% off your first order too, thanks for sharing.

    M xx

  • Legs 11 Rosie You look so cute!

    Michaela x

  • That dress is stunning!! x

  • Such a shame about the atmosphere of the restaurant – that can really make of break a place. The food and your dress look gorgeous though!

  • Sarah Margetson

    Hi Rosie! LOVE this dress – an instant ‘ooh, I HAVE to buy this!’, but what’s going on with that ‘One Size’ option? A ‘one-size-fits-all’ dress is surely too good to be true, or do you think this well endowed size 8 could give it a go? Glad to see you so happy! Love, Sarah. xoxo

  • Molly

    You look so lovely Rosie! I’m glad you had a good experience with SheInside. I love their clothes but they are about as useless as a one legged man at an arse kicking party! x

  • Anon

    Hi Rose,

    Absolutely obsessed with your blog – I follow many and this is the only one where I read every post religiously!
    That dress is gorgeous! I’m thinking about buying it to wear for a wedding, do you think it would be suitable? I also wondered how short it is as it seems quite short (I’m 5ft 6 – don’t want my bum showing!) and whether it is true to size?

  • martine mcgrath

    Hi Rosie, which size did you get? and was shipping long and expensive? Thanks! xxx

  • Little Miss Notting Hill

    Love the dress and an absolute STEAL – purchased! Food looks lovely too xx

  • Wow that dress is amazing, you match the flowers! Perfect for summer!
    Check out my London blog:

  • Jennifer O’Reilly

    What size are you in UK sizes? (and how tall?) The dress is beautiful – want to work out whether it would fit me or not! x

  • Beka Gough

    I have this dress too! it is so gorgeous, I can’t wait for an event to wear it. Great post, your outfit was stunning x

  • Joanna bunting

    Ok dress amazing – shoes I want!!! The cocktails look good?

    Jo –

  • Excellent dress work, Miss Rosie.
    A restaurant that proclaims love is hate. Think they missed the marketing trick there… πŸ˜‰

  • Kirsten Schwalke

    Wow, you have a wonderful blog!!!
    The pics are beautiful and so is your dress:o)
    xoxo Kirsten

  • I wish my husband or any of my friends appreciated sushi would love to try that restaurant sometime! Love the dress!

  • The dress is stunning. But I can’t help but think my legs just wouldn’t quite do it the justice that yours do!

    When I was reading about the sushi place I did notice in the photos that it literally just looked like you two sitting there, but didn’t want to comment. Such a shame it wasn’t buzzy. Maybe they haven’t quite found their spark. The food looks delicious though and I totally agree with sitting at the bar. It makes me feel tall – added bonus!

    Katie <3

  • Jennifer Holly Morgan

    Oh my giddy aunt that website is incredible! Bought the dress and much more besides, oops. Blaming / thanking you muchly for the heads-up! Sadly do not have legs of the calibre that yours are but I’m still going to wear it feeling all smug that it’s an absolute bargain ;). Yet another wonderful post, I love getting lost in your world πŸ™‚ xo

  • Rose! I’m not sure if there’s a different term for different fish between the US and UK but be careful with “butterfish.” It’s also called escolar and can be utterly awful for you and make you terribly ill!

  • Your dress is gorgeous. I reckon I could demolish the rock shrimp tempura!


    Water Painted Dreams xo

  • Niamh Kinsella

    I think you need to double check the definition of quaint… I’m not sure you’re referring to the same Belgravia

  • Queenie Lee

    You look amazing and so does the food! I’ve never tried black cod of butterfish sashimi before, will have to look out for it! We’re going out for Japanese tonight before Godzilla, though no where half as fancy :p Shame about the atmosphere though, also a bit bizarre that they’ve got negative messages on the ceiling xxx

  • This outfit is gorgeous! Trying to get my hands on a Burberry Coat when I head to the USA πŸ™‚ Definitely need to try this sushi place out as well!!

  • Lovely dress matching the flowers πŸ˜‰

  • Sara Victoria

    I know what you mean about the service being overbearing. They’re so customer service oriented in Japanese culture that they hover, anticipating anything you might need, but it can make for a bit of awkwardness!

  • I almost ordered this dress…then I read horrible reviews on SheInside. I assume your experience was a good one? What about the “one size” it comes in? How does that work exactly?


  • Lauraline Mathevet

    WONDERFUL !! You look absolutely wonderful !!

    Love, xxx


  • Kate

    Shame about the atmosphere in the restaurant. It really does make a difference. Food looks incredible though… as do your legs in that dress!
    Kate Louise Blogs

  • Patricia

    Look at those legs! So amazing, I love how your dress matches those flowers too – such a sweet touch. Food looks divine as always! X

  • The whole outfit is just so perfect, especially the coat omg I need one. And that dress! So lovely πŸ™‚
    And the sushi looks delicious.

    roses are bluee β™‘

  • It is really awkward when the restaurant isn’t very busy and waiters (and sometimes other guests) are listening in on your conversation. At least you looked amazing and the food was good! I’m also a sucker for blue and white X Kate

  • Ana Campos

    wow! the sushi looks incredible! Your outfit was pretty and you look really beautiful!!! how do you do to have thaaat legs? Love your shoes πŸ˜‰


  • Suzanna Seargeant

    I want to hear about the MR! yall are perfect

  • Adaleta Avdic

    I love this post so much. I saw the ADORABLE dress you were wearing, linked and saw how little it cost, and bought it without a single hesitation! I am hoping ‘one size’ is literally one size and fits me well . I’ll definitely snap a picture and tag you on Instagram when I get it so you can seeee. Anyway, as I continued reading the rest of the post I realized how hungry I am and I may need sushi today. Thanks a lot! πŸ™‚

  • Mei-Vern Procrastinate

    Just wondering – I’ve been wanting to order from SheInside for a while, but I’ve read so many unfavorable reviews about the quality of the dresses that I’ve never done so – is this the only dress you’ve ordered? And if not, how are the quality of the other dresses? Yours looks pretty decent!

    I love sushi. Loved the post πŸ™‚

  • Chrissabella

    The dress is gorgeous and love your sparkly heels! The food looks delicious, shame about the atmosphere.

  • blaise.dyer

    Im not gonna lie to ya I clicked on that cheeky link and I would not have purchased from that cheeky senorita. You need to get yourself into some commercial modelling teehee as i love the dress on you!! Also how you were wandering around in those heels i do not know I am not one for long walks in heels. Finally, a question…do you take your camera out with you?



  • Grace Denny

    Honestly.. every time I read your food posts I end up hungry!! Dem prawns doe! Mmmm mmm good!

    XO, G from grace’d

  • Looks amazing. I found a lovely Japanese restaurant on Harcourt St, Dinings.

  • White and blue is elegantly chic. The dress looks absolutely great on you! πŸ™‚

  • silly wombat

    I want the deets on the Mr!

    That place needs to take the notes DOWN – how bizarrre!

  • This place looks amazing and the food mouthwatering delicious!

  • Very cute (and ridiculously cheap) dress. Plus, those shoes are stunning. By the way, next time you’re in NYC, check out my favourite sushi joint if you haven’t yet – Sushi of Gari. The tasting menu at the counter is brilliant with mochi for dessert.

  • KFunk

    Sushi looks awesome!! Glad you love the dress, but I’ve heard very negative things about that site and their labor practices – just something to think about.

  • You look so beautiful in that outfit – love the coat paired with the dress and ofc the boutins! Food looked amazing – but never makes up for a quiet restaurant!
    Sheinside is an absolute GEM!

    Mollie xoxo

  • Looking through those first few photos, I was seriously like – “she looks like one of those hydrangeas!” So pretty πŸ™‚ If you’re ever in San Francisco, you should check out Sushi Bistro. It’s my fave sushi place – other than Nobu that is, but that’s always so pricey! – and their ‘creative fusion’ rolls are excellent. The butterfish blasters are out of this world!

  • Absolutely gorgeous!

  • AA

    Rosie, is your boyfriend the American you went with lobster rolls with? Please say yes! I think the idea of you with an American gent is perfect xx

  • Stephanie Yorke

    Hi Rosie, how long did it take for the dress to arrive when you brought it online? I’m looking at getting a dress off that website for my bride for her hens which is two weeks away?

  • Rachel

    Rosie! LOVE that beautiful dress (those colors!), and now I can’t stop shopping that website! Thank you so much for sharing!! xx

  • Mel

    I can’t stand sushi but dear god does it look delicious!

    The dress is stunning and I love how you styled it. I think I’m drooling over your shoes a little too much!

  • Meg Bolderson

    You look incredible! Sheinside is such a great website, it looks SO much more expensive!x

  • Amy

    Those shoes :O Sparkly and delicate is definitely my preference (I have mahoosive feet, so any distraction is always a bonus). You look like a princess, what a lucky guy!

    I’m a relatively new blogger (although I have been following yours for a while now!), I’d really appreciate it if you could take a peek?

    Amy xx

  • Claire

    When do we get to meet the ‘Mr’? πŸ™‚

  • You’re getting good use out of your birthday present, they always look fab!

  • Grania Boyle

    I recently ordered a couple of items from Sheinside. I did read the comments/reviews about some of the items being of poor quality but chose to take a chance as they were so affordable. When the order arrived I was very disappointed to find 2 items out of the 4 were really frayed where you just couldn’t get away with wearing them. As I write this I am in the process of liaising with Sheinside about returning these items. They have asked for photographs of proof which I am happy to do but have never been asked to do this before from other online stores. So my advice is to read the comments/reviews before you make up your mind on purchasing an item.

  • You look absolutely fabulous! I love your date night outfit – a statement dress, Louboutin heels (love these!) and a classic Burberry trench. No wonder your date was stoked! My partner and I always end up reminiscing about how we met and the events that somehow led us together when we have a date night. It’s so mushy, but I kind of love it.

    The food here looks truly incredible! As someone who has been to Japan, I’d say this is as good as it gets. Too bad about the atmosphere, or lack of. I’m not sure about the less than depressing words hanging from the roof either, especially being a woman. Isn’t going out meant to be fun, exciting and positive?

    Love your work Londoner!

  • Oh my, that dress is to die for! πŸ™‚ Can definitely see why he was taken with it. Speaking of the ‘he’, you should really do a post on how y’all met…You know, providing he’s okay with it and everything πŸ˜‰

  • Such a cute dress! and that food look absolutely delicious!


  • gina

    that dress is gorge and your legs are amazing!!!

  • Your coat is the winner for me! But your dress is rather smashing and has a definite china plate vibe which I’m loving – although a one size dress that fits you is for sure not going to get round my hips!

    Georgina at

  • Priyanka Nagrecha

    You look stunning, Rose.

    I loved everything about the post.

    Its MUCH better than my Sushi post πŸ™‚

  • loving the dress (how could he not have loved u in it?!?) and my mouth is watering over that sushi!! – the power of images ay!! πŸ˜›
    must try when in london town πŸ™‚ thanks for the review Rosie!!

  • the food looks so good even though i’m not a fish-lover, but what a shame it was bare ! the dress is so pretty and for an amazing price, you look $1,000,000

    Lauren x

    Please nominate my blog for Best Lifestyle Blog and Newcomer here !

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  • Carsla Peyton

    Greetings Gorgeous! Your dress is so chic & those heels are spectacular! Well styled. Looking forward to your future posts. (:

    <3 Carsla
    Founder & CEO of Connect-the-Cloths
    A stylist, foodie, & writer’s blog in development.

  • OMG, those shoes! Those are worth a romantic affair all of their own!

    ~ Shannon

  • Wow that dress is absolutely divine! I cannot believe that it was so cheap – think I’ll be making a little purchase very soon…

  • You have stunning legs. I’m craving sushi now πŸ™‚

    Michela xx

  • That dress gives you legs for miles!

  • That dress is amazing, it has definitely reached the top of the must have list, I will also pop around to Uni, but maybe on a saturday as you said

    Thank you for the advice

  • Cydney

    Loved the maki roll joke πŸ˜‰ oh and sushi of course! Looking great as usual Rosie x

  • Wow love this outfit! Your legs are perfect!

  • Katie

    I must say that it the most beautiful dress ever! I’m on the website now and everything is in my wish list already…… Here goes my student loan! You looked like you had a fabulous time!

  • Gorgeous dress, I’ve just bought culottes in a similar pattern. Sushi looks delicious

  • If you want really fresh sushi that’s also cheap – but totally unglamorous! – go to Eat Tokyo near Trafalgar Square: – just go at a weird time of day to beat the queue!

    – Nina
    Have You Heard Of It? blog,

  • The food looks delicious like always Rosie!

  • John

    I wonder if the residents find it inappropriate of you to take photos outside of their home? You were literally on their doorstep on that last stop.

  • Lottie

    Amazing dress!!!! Just been on the website – is the clothing good quality?
    The food looks so yummy, love Sushi! x

  • I want that tuna tartar, right now! Please! Also the softshell crab roll is always my favorite. Too bad about the atmosphere – hopefully it will pick up if the food is as good as you make it look! πŸ™‚

  • Love that dress & those shoes. You look great!

    Nadia from

  • gman13579

    Bought your dress for my gf she is in love thank you!

  • Hi, the dress is super nice and I saw other very cute dresses on sheinside website… But I hesitate to place an order because of all the customers’ bad reviews regarding the shipping, client service and poor quality of the products. The only persons writing good reviews are bloggers getting dresses from sheinside for free…But you seem an honest person Rosie, so I’d like to know if you really recommend sheinside website? Is it a serious website for shopping? Or any other girl has bought something from it? Thank you πŸ™‚

    • Rosie

      I didn’t get the dress for free, and as you can see it arrived just fine!
      I met lots of girls wearing it at the polo this weekend too!
      I guess if something’s good people don’t bother to read a review… so the bad ones out weigh the good!

      • Thanks! I’m gonna try this website then ;))