The Milan branch of Nobu Matsuhisa's global franchise is located in the gloriously minimalist Armani mall. On the ground floor there's a bar area full of sleek, elegant tables and chairs (everything here is sleek and elegant, staff and clientele included). Gentle, earthy tones create a calm, serene atmosphere, a world away from the urban buzz outside. Here you can recline with an impeccable cocktail clasped in your impeccably manicured hands and your sleek, elegant shopping bags stowed at your feet. Upstairs the dining room is, if anything, more glamorous and the familiar Japanese fusion fare including the famous black cod. If you're planning on eating, then it goes without saying that booking is essential this is Nobu after all.