Lucky Cat, inspired by the drinking dens of 1930s Tokyo and the Far East, feature a late-night lounge and its name takes its inspiration from Asian culture where the ‘lucky’ cat is a talisman believe to bring good fortune - with interiors by design studio AfroditiKrassa, also responsible for the design of Dishoom. The restaurant, described as a “vibrant Asian eating house and late-night lounge”, will incorporate a raw bar serving sushi and sashimi and a chef's table - overseen by Ben Orpwood having previously been at Sexy Fish and Zuma. The menu focuses on Asian small plates and robata grilled dishes designed to be shared.
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Seared otoro with house soy, wakame oil and baby kale; Orkney scallop with yuzo and sweetcorn hot sauce, wasabi leaf and finger lime and a seasonal take on chawanmushi, a savoury custard steamed and finished with flavours such as truffle, mushrooms or caviar.
The Geisha, a mixture of vodka, sake syrup, yuzu and egg white with a portrait of a Geisha on top; and the lucky negroni, served over hand-carved ice with the mix of gins, vermouths and bitters determined by the rolling of three dice.