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Restaurant Review: Sachi At Pantechnicon, Belgravia

Sometimes a restaurant is as much an experience as it is a place to eat – Sachi is one of those special spots.

Welcoming with an air of exclusivity, it’s the kind of place you won’t want to visit just once.

The Lowdown 

Sachi, Belgravia’s coolest Japanese restaurant, opened on Pantechnicon’s lower ground floor in July 2021. The menu is the work of Collin Hudston, of Roka, and Chris Golding, of Zuma. It fuses the diversity of Japanese cuisine with unexpected Nordic hints – a completely new concept on the London restaurant scene.

It’s also worth mentioning the other layers to Pantechnicon’s offering. The space is home to two Japanese and Nordic fashion and lifestyle stores, Café Kitsuné (one of four in the world), a casual Nordic restaurant, and a rooftop bar with a cosy, plant-laden terrace that’s open late into the evening.

What To Order

Plates at Sachi are designed to share, and the chef’s sashimi selection – which combines the freshest cuts chosen by those in the know (read: Hudson and Golding) – makes ordering starters a cinch. The vegan sushi roll is another highlight – there’s a touch of tempura hidden inside that adds a little crunch.

Moving on to hot plates, don’t bypass the miso aubergine or the popular monkfish creation, which comes in a crispy, popped-rice coating and gives it a stand-out edge. Meat is cooked over 12 hours and sauces combine just the right amount of sweet and spice, so every plate feels satisfying without being too filling.

Choose a cocktail that includes Roku gin or ask the team to recommend which Saki complements each course for the full experience.

Who To Bring

The perfect date-night spot, be it romantic or friend-focused, the open kitchen and cocktail bar create a constant buzz of activity, and there’s just enough space between tables to have a proper catch-up without involving those next to you. Planning a larger celebration? Book one of the alcove booths that frame the dining room.

The Dress Code

Elegant, without trying too hard. Take your cues from the design-focused lifestyle brands stocked in the stores upstairs and leave the prints at home, opting instead for bold colour-blocking or tonal neutrals. You can’t go wrong with an oversized blazer and a great heel.

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