Scott Hallsworth, former head chef at Nobu, has introduced Kurobuta, a Japanese pop-up. The second of his already famous King’s Road site, the Marble Arch venue will be ‘a bigger space, bigger bar, slightly different menu, more cocktails and a bit shinier.’ For those who don’t know, people can expect Kurobuta to be an exclusive dining experience, where diners can enjoy a fortifying breakfast of Japanese pastries and Monmouth coffee– East meets West in the deliciously different yuzzoo tarts and kabocha bread. Or you can go for a snack of flamed edamame or crunchy rice senbei crisps with avocado-jalapeno dip, washed down perhaps with a Japanese cocktail like the ‘Bonzai Kitten’ – a moreish mix of sake, vodka, calpis and lime juice – or a choice of six distinctively different sakes with enticing names like ‘Dancing Geisha’ and ‘Misty Mountain’.
Scott has continued to pursue his passion for pushing gastronomic boundaries with his latest project. Scott Hallsworth: ‘The pop-up sprung to mind when our main site ran into some difficulties, we were so eager that we couldn’t resist.’
Scott’s favourite dish is the super slow cooked beef short rib, ‘tastes like Japanese curry and melts like nothing else.’ The sushi is, of course, exemplary with the tempting likes of soft shell crab tempura maki and salmon gravadlax maki on offer. For foodies on the go, Kurobuta will also be serving freshly prepared 5-minute bento boxes and everything on the menu is available for takeaway too.
When at home Scott loves to BBQ, but if the weather is miserable it has to be ‘quinoa and shiitake risotto, it’s killer!’
A unique dining experience that can not be missed as lovers of Japanese cuisine will know their sushi and sashimi is in safe hands, all this in an intimate wood-panelled space with a chilled-out ambience.
17-20 Kendal Street