A second London outpost of this dazzling international chain, serving â€œheavenlyâ€ Japanese/South American fusion fare, will arrive in Covent Garden Market's Opera Terrace in early 2018 on the former site of Brasserie Blanc. The City original occupies the 39th floor of Heron Tower and incorporates one of the capital's best rooftop terraces.
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“It’s high up and happening” (“even the lift to get up there is brilliant!”) and “you can’t knock the breathtaking view, or for that matter the food” on the “impressive” 39th floor of the Heron Tower, which “shouts romance” and has “a beautiful roof balcony” to boot. Even so, whether you can justify the “astronomical” prices is debatable, and while the “bold” Japanese/South American fusion bites are “exquisitely tangy and fresh”, it can seem like “there’s even more emphasis on how they look than how they taste”. A sibling Sushisamba is to open in Covent Garden Market’s Opera Terrace as we go to press.
“How can the view not create atmosphere – you’re in the atmosphere!” Reached by one of Europe’s fastest lifts, this “simply amazing”, 39th-floor eyrie – complete with a movie-set bar, and “lovely outdoor spaces” – is hard to beat for sheer glam. The mesospheric prices “go with the height” though, and even those applauding the “beautifully tasty” Japanese/South American fusion bites “would question the price tag that goes with them!” Coming soon in 2017 – a sibling in the gorgeous, but perennially disappointing space above Covent Garden Market, overlooking the back of the Royal Opera House.