The team behind Japanese group Roka has confirmed that its new London Aldwych site will open in late October.
Executive chef Hamish Brown has also created new dishes for the new restaurant - which will be open for lunch and dinner â' to sit alongside Roka's usual menu, which features robata grill plates, and freshly-prepared sashimi and sushi.
New options will include Japanese wagyu beef tartar, smoked soya sauce, wasabi and nori crackers; langoustine and cod cheek skewers, shiso and ume boshi; and Hokkaido style Japanese cheesecake with crispy apple wafer.
The cocktail menu is set to include fresh, Asian flavours, with drinks served in handmade, Japanese clay cups.
Created by Italian designed Claudio Silvestrin, who worked on Becker's Oblix bar, the interior décor will mix unusual surfaces and textures, with a focus on materials such as tanned leather, dried oak and stained grey wood. There will also be a water feature in the entrance area, inspired by Japan's tropical islands, and a wall display of shochu tonics.
Founded in 2004 by Becker, and Arjun Waney, Roka focuses on the Robata grill. It is from the same family of restaurants as Zuma London and Oblix in the Shard, both of which are also Becker-Waney businesses.
Roka's other sites also include Canary Wharf, and Mayfair, while the Charlotte Street venue also operates the Shochu Lounge.
The group's international locations include Hong Kong, Dubai, Bangkok and Abu Dhabi.