Known for its unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, Sushisamba will debut its highly anticipated second London location in the heart of Covent Garden on 1 November. Located in the Grade II-listed Market Building, the new restaurant takes over the entire upper level on the east side of Covent Garden’s Opera Terrace and has a very different aesthetic to its Heron Tower counterpart.
Featuring a 128-seat dining room, a bar for up to 26, a sushi counter with 14 seats and a large terrace overlooking the Covent Garden Piazza, plus a stunning private dining room with its own entrance and balcony, the attention to detail won’t be lost on anyone. While the Liverpool Street Sushisamba houses a huge orange tree sculpture, the new location features a “living ceiling”, alive with lush South American and Japanese plants and foliage that welcome guests in the entryway, bar and beyond. Guests arrive via a grand, orange marble spiral staircase featuring a large-scale street art mural depicting Japanese mythology, and the dramatic setting continues with a bustling exposed kitchen framed by Japanese lanterns and screen panels. Throughout the bar and restaurant you’ll find a series of bespoke pieces by a select group of international artisans, tabletops in parchment leather and selenite pendant lights.
A stunning and stylish addition to their existing locations in Miami, Las Vegas, London and Amsterdam, the new Covent Garden Sushisamba is the perfect setting to celebrate 30 years of British GQ. Take a look inside the new restaurant below and be sure to look out tomorrow for all the photographs from tonight’s party.