Japanese And Italian Cuisines Unite At Sumosan Twiga

Sumosan Twiga dining room

London’s hottest new restaurant has opened its doors on Sloane Street, bringing together the combined passions of former F1 boss Flavio Briatore and Sumosan founder Janina Wolkow at Sumosan Twiga.

Having previously collaborated on “Twiga Sumosan” in Monaco and for the opening of Sumosan within Briatore’s Billionaire Mansion in the Taj Dubai, for Sumosan Twiga the pair has realised their shared vision of creating a uniquely glamorous destination that caters for every element of a night out. From pre-dinner cocktails all the way to late-night high-jinx at Twiga, the African-inspired club set to open on February 16th, it’s all under one sleek roof.

Sumosan Twiga sushi

Ferdinando Palomba and Konstantin Tskhay are the head chefs in charge of the kitchen, with Palomba overseeing the timeless Italian classics and Tskhay taking care of the Japanese dishes, serving up some of the favourites that Sumosan has become famous since 1997, when the first outpost opened in Moscow.

Saké connoisseurs will be impressed by the unrivalled number of sakes on offer, and there is an impressive array of Japanese whiskies available alongside a cracking wine list made up of old and new world options.

Set over three floors, the interiors, designed by Michele Bonan, subtly combine references to Asian and European design, with a striking monochromatic entrance leading to the sophisticated restaurant space, where black and bronze accents offset classic European stucco and wooden boiserie.

If you drop in for lunch, you’ll find an express lunch menu with a bento box priced at £29, alongside the extensive à la carte menu. Or why not top off a day’s shopping with cocktails at the bar?

Sumosan Twiga, 165 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9QB; 0203 096 0222. www.sumosantwiga.com.

Sumosan Twiga sushi
Sumosan Twiga dining room