Sake No Hana is a stylish and high-end Japanese restaurant which finds its home in St James’s. The restaurant is housed on the first floor of a modernist Grade II listed building and the main dining room features an eye-catching mix of walls clad with bamboo, soft lighting and cosy chocolate brown chairs.
Although the restaurant’s main dining room has serious wow factor (the space is available for exclusive hire for up to 200 guests), Sake No Hana’s private dining room is equally as alluring. Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the room is decked out with stylish bamboo accents and a stunning emerald green chandelier which hangs from the high ceiling. The private dining space can host up to 50 guests for a standing canapé reception, or 24 for a sit-down dinner, all seated on one long table.
A major selling point of the room is that it allows guests access to their own private bar, as well as a dedicated waiter and sommelier on hand to help with ordering. If you’re planning an event for people who know their alcohol, Sake No Hana is also famous for serving rare Japanese whisky and is one of few London restaurants to celebrate Japanese Golden Week, which is a collection of four national holidays which takes place across just seven days in the early spring.
Sake No Hana’s menu features both traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes and the skill of the kitchen is obvious in the food that it produces. While enjoying the private dining room, you can tuck into Sake No Hana signatures such as Japanese Wagyu sushi rolls topped with caviar and truffle shavings, or Chilean seabass in a Champagne yuzu miso sauce.
The private dining room is not just for conventional sit down dinners either, as the space can also be used to host sushi and sake masterclasses, which are perfect for corporate teambuilding or celebratory parties with a difference.