Flicking through roundups of ‘where to go’ and ‘what’s on’ in London are one of our favourite past times. Our incredible city is full of wonderful things to do and places to go, and now that the world is slowly but surely becoming that little bit more normal each day, our long to-do list is finally getting ticked off. What really excites us and makes us feel so, so proud is when we come across Pantechnicon, Ramen Yokocho, and more of our lovely clients in these roundups and standalone pieces in the likes of London On The Inside, The Gentleman’s Journal, Hot Dinners, Country and Townhouse and other great big titles. We’re the biggest cheerleaders for our clients and the pompoms go wild when pieces of coverage like the ones below come through…
Pantechnicon and its perfect, neoclassical beautiful building is located on the cobbled Motcomb Street. Within the retail and dining space, you can find the handicrafts and food dedicated to the Japanese and Nordic countries. Amongst the five floors you’ll find Eldr Roof Garden and Restaurant located at the top, on the ground level, there’s Café Kitsuné, and on the subterranean, there’s the sushi and sake den, Sachi.
Fantastic coverage was recently given from The Gentleman’s Journal in their roundup of ‘The men disrupting London’s food scene’, in the best possible way – of course – preventing London from resting on its culinary laurels. The restaurants included in the roundup are said to push the boundaries, experiment with flavours and keep Londoners on their toes: and we are so proud of our client, Pantechnicon, for being included in this roundup. With Collin Hudston and Chris Golding as the Head and Executive Chef at Pantechnicon’s Sachi restaurant, the chefs combine Japanese and Nordic cuisines bringing happiness to the table which, appropriately, is what the translation of ‘Sachi’ is. Sustainability is central to the Sachi restaurant, another reason for its inclusion in this great roundup where the journalist writes “the planet is writing these guys a thank you note as we speak” for their fantastic efforts in keeping green.
Alongside The Gentleman’s Journal is Forbes, whose roundup of Hot New Places To Eat In London also included Pantechnicon. The establishment is said to be transforming the food scene of Belgravia by bringing something much more exciting to the dining scene.
On Instagram, Top London Restaurants also paid Pantechnicon a visit, saying the five-story Grecian temple is “a place [they] will return to time and time again.” The team recommend trying the Chef’s selection of sashimi or nigiri, monkfish rice crisps, lobster moromi miso, pork belly and gomae spinach salad.
London On The Inside also took a trip, celebrating the sushi on the menu and giving special recommendation to Sachi’s sake sommelier. LOTI loved it so much and said it was truly one of the highlights of the meal; alongside dinner they essentially had a sake masterclass where the sommelier informed of the history and production of sake, introducing the team to the many different eye-opening styles and regional varieties.
Country and Townhouse were also big fans, describing Pantechnicon as the perfect place for both an intimate date night and friendly catch-up with its setting giving you the opportunity to watch the chefs hard at work at the eight-seater sushi counter where you can see the chefs doing what they do best. Alternatively, you can choose to hide away in one of the booths for a carousel of dishes that keep you on your toes with its surprising Nordic twists.
Another one of our clients who’ve had hits with the press world recently is The Salad Project. These guys are on a mission to revolutionise London’s food scene with fast-casual, healthy salads using the best of Britain’s local produce. With tomatoes for the Isle of Wight, potatoes from Norfolk, cauliflower from Kent, it’s feel-good food at its finest. Available to eat in and order on Deliveroo and UberEats throughout the day, the menu is based around healthy, fully customisable options of salads, bowls, soups and seasonally changing specials, catering to all dietaries.
In OOH Magazine, the founders Florian and James tell journalist, Henry Norman, of their success story in planting The Salad Project in Shoreditch during the pandemic. Aptly located in the Fruit and Wool Exchange building in Spitalfields, this healthy, fast-casual restaurant had been the guys’ plan since 2019. In this piece, they talk about their top-selling salad – the G.O.A.T – a rocket-based salad with sweet potato, caramelised red onions, cherry tomatoes, basil, their own chicken breast, goats’ cheese and maple walnuts with carrot dressing. YUM.
The Salad Project were also recently listed as one Conde Nast Traveller’s ‘Things to do in London’. They described The Salad Project as a serious newcomer to transforming London’s healthy casual lunch scene as it revolutionises lunches and suppers for city dwellers.
Now let’s turn our attention to the future and, to be more precise, London’s West End’s September future. The retro ramen bar team at Heddon Yokocho are opening their second site on Panton Street – Panton Yokocho – very near to the flagship Japan Centre store. In their new 120 cover restaurant, you can expect to see plenty of posters, neon signs, lanterns and a Japanese pop soundtrack. They’ve even got shuchu booths for solo diners so there’s a seat for everyone. For food, there’s regional ramen, of course, including Tonkotsu, Sapporo Miso, Hakodate Shio, along with their own vegan creation – a tomato-based Vegan Napoli. Check out London On The Inside’s lovely piece on Panton Yokocho for more hype over the plans along with Hot Dinners’ coverage too.
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