Chef Scott Hallsworth will usher in the new sake-brewing season at his Chelsea izakaya (Japanese gastro-pub) Kurobuta when he prepares a multi-course dinner in front of diners to serve with sake pairings on Saturday. October 1 is the traditional first day of production in Japan’s thousand-year-old rice-brewing industry, and has more recently been declared World Sake Day. […]

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Yet more hip, pop-up news for Hackney’s über-trendy London Fields as self proclaimed ‘East End drinks maverick’ Gerry Calabrese (founder of Hoxton Pony and Hoxton Gin) brings a new venture to Hackney’s Laundry Building. Wringer & Mangle will take over the site that until recently housed Scott Hallsworth’s (of Kurobuta fame) pan-Asian eating and drinking […]

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Another pop-up goes permanent as former supper club collaboration Flat Three opens a restaurant in Holland Park. Although serving up ‘Japanese-inspired’ food we’re told the dishes have been influenced by flavours from Korea and Scandinavia too. There will be a soft-launch period from 2 April (with a complimentary 500ml carafe of wine per couple per table). A joint […]

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Pop-up-goes-permanent – it’s a familiar story these days. But what about ‘permanent-restaurant-not-opening-on-schedule-launches-pop-up-to-keep-its-dream-alive’? Granted, it’s not quite as catchy, but it transpires that that is indeed why chef Scott Hallsworth decided to open a temporary version of his Japanese izakaya (pub), Kurobuta, in October last year. It turns out that before Kurobuta’s arrival last week at its […]

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The long-awaited Kurobuta from ex Nobu chef Scott Hallsworth will officially open in Marylebone on 23 April. Another in London’s ever-growing list of ‘pop-up-turned-permanent-restaurants’, Kurobuta started out as a temporary spot on the Kings Road in October 2013. This casual dining space, serving up Japanese food, beers and cocktails, was the UK’s first Izakaya – Japanese […]

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