Aaron Burgess-Smith and Tony Lam (the duo behind Kanada-Ya on the same Soho street) have teamed up on another Japanese restaurant, named Machiya, after the stacked wooden town houses in Kyoto. Machiya is open all day, with a late-night bar downstairs offering traditional Japanese cocktails.
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Positive early reports on this “yummy new Japanese from the folks behind Kanada-Ya” (just down the street). Upstairs it’s a neutrally decorated café with a to-the-point short menu – downstairs a bar serves a wide range of sakes and whiskys.
5 Panton St, London, SW1Y 4DL
Last orders: 10.30 pm, Fri & Sat 11 pm, Sun 10 pm