Sachi Restaurant at Pantechnicon

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Turing into the Belgravia street where Pantechnicon finds its home, you might initially be confused by this sprawling building. A Victorian warehouse-cum-department store, the grandiose façade stretches far and wide, making it the perfect place for something special. And special, Pantechnicon is.

With a café, two concept stores, Nordic rooftop restaurant, events space, sake bar and underground Japanese restaurant, this place brings together a plethora of cultures, interests and entertainment. While there’s much to see, we particularly loved Sachi – the subterranean restaurant which celebrates Japanese cuisine, informed by Nordic touches while using British produce.

Sachi’s style is sleek and sophisticated. If you’ve heard of the interiors trend Japandi, which draws from the design-led, minimalist aesthetic of both Japan and Scandinavia, this space is a beautiful example. Natural materials, internal crittal windows and atmospheric lighting give the place an occasion feel – which is amplified by the luxurious menu. While sitting out on the floor is fun (especially as you can see the sushi bar in action), the secluded booths are also divine and feature airy, linen drapes for extra flair.

Let the wonderful staff and sake sommelier guide you through the drinks menu and while the cocktails offer flavour combinations and even ingredients you may not have tried before, the extensive sake menu simply has to be explored. We opted for a sparkling sake (which is very unusual, especially as this method was only developed in 2006) which was crisp and lively.

With options like wagyu sirloin in beetroot and miso, juicy, fried scallops and a chef’s plate of thick sashimi, this isn’t the time to hold back. For vegetarians, the halved aubergine, which has been cooked slowly until it melts in your mouth and is smothered in miso is a must-try. While the slices of tuna toro tataki, blow-torched and sprinkled with lava salt are supremely rich.

As mentioned, the sushi bar is a highlight of Sachi, offering maki rolls, gunkan and sashimi. Sachi has chosen not to feature salmon on the menu for environmental reasons, which makes way for more uncommon ingredients such as yellowtail, lobster and trout. All of which are incredibly fresh and full of flavour.

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
Japanese

About Sachi Restaurant at Pantechnicon

Sachi is a stylish Japanese restaurant found on the lower ground floor of Belgravia’s Pantechnicon, a six-storey destination which is home to a handful of restaurants and bars celebrating Nordic and Japanese craftsmanship.

The dining room at Sachi is a striking space, combining Japanese minimalism with cosy Nordic warmth. The chic elements of the room are characterised by exposed brick walls and bare tables, while a touch of warmth is provided via cosy private booths which are found beneath luscious houseplants that sit atop wooden structures, similarly to a typical Japanese garden. Elsewhere, you can also find an intimate sushi counter and a late-night bar and lounge which is inspired by
Tokyo’s famous speakeasies and features a marble-topped bar.

The food menu at Sachi is inspired by regional Japanese cooking and makes use of local ingredients where possible, as well as incorporating a few unexpected Nordic touches in the spirit of Pantechnicon. On the menu, you can expect to come across the likes of Cornish line-caught fish and Scottish hand-picked shellfish which are prepared by Sachi’s chefs at the dedicated sushi counter, as well as British meat from premium heritage breeds that is cooked over coals on a robata grill.

Plates to try on your visit include pork belly with barley miso and radish or lobster with kohlrabi and moromi miso. There are an abundance of sushi and sashimi varieties to try too, such as sea bass, fatty tuna belly and scallop, while you can also add to your meal with helpings of Japanese greens - think aubergine slicked with miso or seasonal vegetables sprinkled with lava salt.

Lovers of rice wine should be sure to ask for the recommendations of Sachi’s dedicated sake sommelier, while there is also an extensive selection of rare Japanese whiskies to try, as well as innovative house cocktails.


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Yes, there is a separate bar and lounge area inspired by the speakeasies of Tokyo.

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There is no official dress code, but most diners opt for a smart casual look.

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Location for Sachi Restaurant at Pantechnicon

19 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8LB

0207 034 5405

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Opening Times

Dinner
Mon 17:30-21:30
Tue 17:30-21:30
Wed 17:30-21:30
Thu 17:30-21:30
Fri 17:30-21:30
Sat 17:30-21:30
Sun 17:30-21:30
Bar
Mon 17:30-23:45
Tue 17:30-23:45
Wed 17:30-23:45
Thu 17:30-23:45
Fri 17:30-23:45
Sat 17:30-23:45
Sun 17:30-23:45

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