Foodie Friday #23 : Tonkotsu Bar in Selfridges
On my last Foodie Friday #22 Battle of Ramen in London, at the end of it I mentioned I was going to try the new Tonkotsu bar in Selfridges, which I did!
Selfridges is my favourite department store in this world, so if they made a space for Tonkotsu to be in their Food Hall, the noodle bar must be worth trying.
To continue the same comparison, I ordered their classic tonkotsu ramen and a portion of pork gyozas.
My only criticism is the overall price. Just looking at the menu, £11 for tonkotsu ramen is acceptable. The £5.75 gyoza is a bit pricy but that's a side dish so it can be without. However, I only realised that it had a 10% service charge added on top when the bill came, which bumped up the bill quite a lot. In this sort of almost a "grab & go" convenient style noodle bar in a food hall, I didn't really expect to pay a service charge compare to a sit-down restaurant. I would be more happy to tip if on the bill they put "no service charge, any tips to your server will be greatly appreciated".
So for my quick bite : tonkotsu ramen £11 + gyoza £5.75 + £1.68 service , all came to £18.43. For one person, no drinks, I found it a bit too pricey.
*After note: I didn't see the very small "service charge" writing at the bottom of the menu board. But now, you have been warned.
Tonkotsu in Selfridges London - 400 Oxford Street, London