Pantechnicon marries Japanese and Nordic culture through their food, drink and shops.
In the heart of Belgravia lies Pantechnicon, the five story arcadia full of bars, restaurants and brands from all over Japan and Scandinavia. It’s the fusion we didn’t know we needed, but we’re here for it! Pantechnicon is a world of unique cultural combinations and there are numerous places to dine, shop and bask in its originality. Located inside a 190-year-old Georgian building with stately Doric columns, this dining complex is both hard to miss and full of character.
Pantechnicon’s chefs use traditional Japanese and Nordic cooking methods to create the most authentic dishes. They also prioritise locally sourced ingredients, which is another reason why their food is to die for. For traditional Nordic cuisine, make a bee-line for Edlr. This 70-seat restaurant has a beautiful open kitchen layout and an inspiring menu to match. It boasts influences from all over Scandinavia and currently features trout, halibut, beef fillet and a selection of natural wines.
Never had a chance to go to Japan and eat like a local? Well, rumour has it the Japanese restaurant Sachi, is the next best thing. Their menu has been curated by world-renowned chef, Nancy Singleton Hachisu, and will provide an authentic dining experience when it opens in November. Furthermore, there’s a quaint Japanese bottle shop tucked away on their ground floor that specialises in sake and other Japanese spirits (again, this will open in November). I’ll drink to that.
Pantechnicon is also home to Cafe Kitsuné, created by the legends behind the French brand Maison Kitsuné. So why not start the day with their Japanese-inspired breakfast and some of the best coffee on the market? Alternatively, stop by in the afternoon for a healthy Japanese salad, sandwich or (less healthy) sweet treat. They also serve fox-shaped cookies, need I say more?
Definitely escape to the roof garden and terrace during your visit for a refreshing Nordic cocktail made by one of their insanely talented bartenders. The best part is that this garden is completely mesmerising any time of day. Head there in the afternoon for natural light, a sea of foliage and beautiful views of London, or journey there in the evening to dine under the stars.
Pantechnicon said they “love that the Japanese and Nordic countries share such a passion for craftsmanship” and they have dedicated two spaces to their finest creations. The Studio is a wonderfully light and airy studio offering exclusive jewellery, electronics and beauty products from well-known Japanese brands. And The Edit is where you’ll find clothes, watches and gifts collected from all over the world.
Innovative food, moreish cocktails, and goodies from Japan and Scandinavia, what’s not to love?