Named after the townhouses that once typified the traditional city of Kyoto, Machiya is now officially open in London with dishes focused on homely and traditional Japanese dishes.
Dishes include Gyukatsu, a panko-crusted wagyu steak lightly fried and specialties such as Truffled Omu Rice (chicken stock braised rice on a thin Burford Brown omelette) and Gyudon (beef strips cooked in a mixture of soy sauce, mirin, sugar and sake).
Set over two floors with the restaurant on the ground floor, The Bar at Machiya offers a selection of traditional Japanese cocktails including the Jigglypuff, Portobello gin, Campari, lemon and vermouth foam, a Tequila Yuzu-Kosho Sour and a Smokey Negroni alongside a wide variety of Japanese whiskeys and sakes.
Unusual selections include the Yamazaki Limited Edition 2015, Taketsuru 21, Yamazaki 18 and Ryoma Japanese Rum, all designed to be enjoyed with Japanese snacks. The restaurant offers lunch and dinner, with a breakfast menu scheduled to launch later in the year.
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