Sticks ’n’ Sushi is an uber-chic Danish sushi chain with a whopping 133 pictures on its equally stylish menu, each more beautifully composed than the last. And the decor at this, its Covent Garden branch, is almost as photogenic: all exposed brick and dark wood panelling, the ground floor is spacious and high-ceilinged, with sleek bar seating downstairs.
But does the food here taste as good as everything looks? Well… the yakitori (that’s the ‘sticks’ part) really does. A miso-marinated black cod skewer came wonderfully sticky and sweet on the outside, falling from the stick in succulent flakes. There was also a lovely, delicate dish of fried artichoke. The sushi, though, was a little disappointing. Prawn maki came filled with bland, soggy tempura; the sashimi was fridge-cold. If you go here, you might want to stick to the superb sticks. You’ll also want to steal one of those menus. That I promise.