Harden's says

On the ground floor of this new Japanese-Nordic food and retail emporium, in a Grade II listed property, is the UK's first branch of Café Kitsuné (which means 'fox' in Japanese), serving breakfast and lunch, with Japanese inspired pastries and lunch dishes. See also Sachi, Eldr and the Roof Garden.

Owner's description

The first UK opening of Café Kitsuné; serving tempting brekkies, Japanese pastries and a hot and cold menu over lunch and evening bites closing at 10pm. Seven days a week, it’s the perfect spot for a cocktail or expert blended coffee.

On the ground floor, with terrace seating on the sunny south-facing building façade, this all-day café and evening drinks destination welcomes guests to Pantechnicon. The concept was originally conceived in Tokyo by fashion house Maison Kitsuné as a French patisserie café with a Japanese accent. It now has spots in New York, Seoul and Paris. In London, the Pantechnicon team are creating Japanese treats including milk pan and coffee pan with bento lunches and the signature Café Kitsuné croque monsieur served alongside expert blended coffee, cold-pressed juices and cocktails and wines.

Restaurant details

No dress code

survey result


This superb, neo-classical 1830 Grade II listed building in Belgravia, owned by Grosvenor Estates, is to take on a new lease of life in 2018 as a new 10,000 sq ft retail and restaurant space, the latter incorporating a basement café/bar, second floor restaurant and roof terrace.

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Have you eaten at Café Kitsuné at Pantechnicon?

19 Motcomb Street, London, SW1X 8LB
Opening hours
Monday8 am‑10 pm
Tuesday8 am‑10 pm
Wednesday8 am‑10 pm
Thursday8 am‑10 pm
Friday8 am‑10 pm
Saturday9 am‑10 pm
Sunday9 am‑10 pm

The 2020 Harden's Guide

2020 Hardens London Restaurant Guide

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