About Nobu Portman Square
OPENS SUMMER 2020
Following a 15-year run on Mayfair’s Berkeley Street, the luxury global Nobu group has shut up shop at its original London location to relocate to Marylebone.
Nobu Portman Square is found at the hotel of the same name and is yet another collaboration between superstar chef Nobu Matsuhisa, legendary Hollywood actor Robert De Niro and business partner Meir Teper, who jointly own the Nobu Hospitality lifestyle brand.
Both the hotel and restaurant’s look has been designed by David Collins Studio, which was previously in charge of design duties for top London restaurants such as Covent Garden’s J Sheekey, Mayfair’s Ella Canta and the Harrods Dining Hall in Knightsbridge.
The Nobu Portman Square team is largely made up of the original kitchen and front-of-house staff from the Berkeley Street site, who were all offered positions at the new venture so that they would not be out of a job. Throughout its 15 years of operation, Nobu Berkeley Street became a well-regarded restaurant, which was particularly popular with famous faces. During its tenure, the restaurant held a Michelin star from 2006 to 2014.
Nobu Portman Square is the second London hotel for the Nobu brand, with the first being the much-celebrated Nobu Shoreditch. There is a Nobu restaurant at the Shoreditch location, and the brand also operates a standalone restaurant at the COMO Metropolitan London hotel on Old Park Lane.
Speaking about the opening, a spokesperson for Nobu said: “This is an exciting venture for the global brand, and we are delighted to be taking our fantastic Berkeley St team with us on the next phase of the Nobu journey as we open in Marylebone. Our team operates as a family and we have every confidence that they will each play an integral role in marking this milestone for Nobu in London.”