The "salmon avo lux" was very forgettable; the red rice was overcooked and had a very sticky and soft texture which was somewhat unpleasant. The caviar was also missing and I didn't discover it till I opened my pack, as I went for the takeaway option.The classic latte was also decent at best, it didn't have enough matcha tea flavour and was overpowered by the milk. The sundae however was a delight, it had the perfect soft and buttery texture and the red bean paste worked finely to offered a touch of mild sweetness.
I have mixed feelings about Tombo; while the desserts were great, the savoury dishes were very average and there are simply plenty of other places that can offer something at a similar level. The setting of the venue seems ideal for a quick lunch, but then again the price is very challenging, you would need to pay over £10 for a main plus dessert which is almost restaurant territory at lunchtime. Personally, I would treat this as a dessert bar as the matcha soft service is pretty impressive and perfect for the summer period.
What I paid:
£8 per head
Average cost without drinks and services:
28 D'Arblay St, W1F 8EW