Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian-inspired restaurant Sushisamba is opening its second London site in Covent Garden this autumn.
Sushisamba will occupy the 9,000 sq ft Opera Terrace within the Grade II-listed Market Building, stretching across the entire upper level on the east side of the market.
The site, which has previously been home to Brasserie Blanc and Chez Gerard, will receive a renovation that will see the existing conservatory replaced with a new Eric Parry glazed design.
It will offer space for 130 guests to dine beneath a glass ceiling and a ‘living ceiling’ with plants and flowers hanging above dining tables. There’s also a private dining room with its own private entrance and terrace, a hidden speakeasy bar tucked away from the main dining area, and a 10-seater sushi bar.
Sushisamba will be able to take advantage of the increasing footfall to Covent Garden, which saw 45m people visit the area this year.
“We are incredibly excited to be launching our second Sushisamba in Covent Garden, joining the family of pedigree brands that have recently arrived in the area,” says Patricia Gonzales who heads brand and business administration for Sushisamba globally. “Over the last few years since opening Sushisamba in the City in 2012, we have watched with amazement how Covent Garden has transformed itself into the epicentre of top-tier culinary and retail experiences and we are certain Sushisamba will be the perfect new addition for the area. Since launching in the City, we have seen the area around us transform with the opening of The Ned and the redevelopment of Spitalfields, so for us it’s a natural fit to find ourselves part of a revival.”