(Updated 17/10 with more details)
Covent Garden is having resurgence. Once sneered at by the food snobs for its host of cheap and tourist-targeted restaurants, in the last few years we've witnessed and enjoyed a plethora of well operated eateries offering delights from across the globe: tapas at Opera Tavern, Jewish fare Mishkins, great French food at Green Man & French Horn and the eagerly awaited New York Balthazar.
And now another to add to our hit list – Sticks’n’Sushi, a Danish owned Japanese restaurant, it may be familiar with those of you who made the effort to schlep out to Wimbledon to try their first UK outpost.
The chain is already one of the most successful Japanese restaurant groups in Denmark, serving a mixture of sushi and sashimi aswell as Yakitori – think Scallops, shrimp with Yuzu or beef with herb butter. We paid a visit to the Wimbledon branch soon after it opened.
The Covent Garden restaurant will have room for 120 across two floors, with the same menu as the Wimbledon branch - so that's salmon carpaccio with trout roe, ceviche with yellowtail, shrimp and citrus pearls alongside chicken, pork, beef, lamb and vegetable yakitori skewers and Japanese salads. It will also see them offering "Japanese inspired cocktails" and they're also promising a completely different design to the Wimbledon original.
Sticks & Sushi Covent Garden opens at 11 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8PY on November 9 (soft launch from November 7). For more information, follow them on Twitter.