The Pantechnicon

Belgravia's Pantechnicon is promising a five story celebration of all things Nordic & Japanese when it opens in late September. Peter Gray reports.

Dedicated to exploring the meeting of Nordic and Japanese cultures through food, drink, retail, and design, the Pantechnicon is an exciting new mix used arcade in West London.

Housed in a five-storey building in Belgravia which previously played host to an arts & crafts bazaar, London’s latest cultural destination looks set to bring a touch of sophistication & elegance to the capital’s leisure sector when it opens on the 22nd of September 2020.

The venue, which was originally scheduled to open in June, will house a variety of Nordic and Japanese shops, a selection of top class restaurants and a roof garden.

The Japanese influence will be demonstrated through the ground floor Café Kitsuné, with its range of Japanese inspired dishes; Sakaya bar (also ground floor) and its selection of Japanese wines, Sakes, and spirits; and the Edit – a carefully curated collection of Japanese (and Nordic) inspired gifts and designer tech.

The Nordic influence will be just as prominent, with Eldr restaurant on the second floor and a roof garden inspired by Finnish garden designer Taina Suonio.

The venue is the brainchild of Barry Hirst, the man behind the Cubitt Pub Group. Inspired by the owner’s travels in Japan and Scandinavia, the new venue will pay homage to these influences: “I loved the atmosphere, the people, the design and the people are so understated. All the products will be Japanese and Nordic and that is unique in London” Hirst recently said to the Evening Standard.

More information about the Pantechnicon can be found here.

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-London's Best Events-
What: new retail/dining venue
When: 22 Sept 2020
Where: Belgravia
Website: The Pantechnicon