Japanese-Danish brand Sticks'n'Sushi has set an opening date and time for its new site in London's Covent Garden.
Doors will open at 3pm on 9 November, and this will be the second restaurant for the brand, which opened its first place a year and a half ago in Wimbledon.
The 120-cover restaurant will offer its signature Japanese-style food cooked over the Danish-influenced charcoal grill, including classics such as salmon carpaccio with cod roe, ceviche with yellowtail and hotate kataifi "bites". There are also meatier options including chicken, pork, beef and lamb yakitori skewers, plus vegetable yakitori and a range of Japanese salads.
Serving Japanese-inspired cocktails, the bar will "connect" both floors of the site, and will be a major part of the restaurant's décor.
The planned interior will differ to the Wimbledon restaurant and all ten of the brand's Danish locations, despite coming from the same designers, Diener & Diener Architects. As part of the group's mission to make each restaurant "unique" and "individual", the Covent Garden site will feature exposed brick walls, oak and leather, with an emphasis on natural light in a bid to create a "modern, timeless" atmosphere.
Commenting on the new opening, chief executive Kim Rahbek said: "We came to Wimbledon as an unknown with big dreams and were made to feel very welcome. We have nerves, but are courageous in our team and what we do, so we can only hope to enjoy the same excitement for our new central location."
Sticks'n'Sushi was started in Denmark 18 years ago by brothers Jens and Kim Rahbek and co-founder Thor Andersen, who were inspired by their own Danish-Japanese background to combine cuisines from both cultures.