US-based restaurant group Sushisamba has secured its second UK site, at Opera Terrace in Covent Garden.
The restaurant, which offers a blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, will form part of the renovation of the existing conservatory at the Market Building, which will be replaced by an Eric Parry glazed design. It will open in early 2017.
Shimon Bokovza, managing partner and chief executive of Samba Brands Management, said: "The energy of Covent Garden and its international appeal make it a natural fit for Sushisamba's second London location. We look forward to unveiling our cutting-edge plans and are honoured to join the growing list of pedigree brands that make up Covent Garden's iconic estate."
Sushisamba will join a number of hospitality operators in the Covent Garden Market Building including Lima Floral, the Ivy Market Grill, Balthazar, Shake Shack, Ladurée and Chez Antoinette.
The Covent Garden site will feature new and signature dishes with an emphasis on piquant flavours along with a selection of spirits such as shochu, pisco and sake and a large selection of wine.
It will be the business's second site in London, after its restaurant on the 38th and 39th floors of the Heron Tower in the City of London. Sushisamba also operates sites in New York, Miami Beach, Las Vegas and Coral Gables in Florida.
Sarah-Jane Curtis, director of Capco Covent Garden, added: "Our strategy at Covent Garden is focused on providing a world-class retail and dining environment for our visitors. Covent Garden's Opera Terrace is a premier location and a prominent dining pitch in London; we are delighted that Sushisamba will bring its creative blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine to the estate."