Published 28 January 2021
by Harriet Prior
Make-your-own and takeaway has helped to fill the void over the last few months, but it’s not quite the same as being able to sit down in a restaurant to enjoy, for instance, good sushi. Planning ahead to when restaurants open their doors again, Hot Stone steak and sushi bar is launching a second site in Fitzrovia.
Following the success of its Islington branch, Hot Stone will open on Windmill Street for delivery and collection at the end of February, and then officially launch with dine-in when restrictions allow. Customers can expect a range of sushi, hot and chilled sashimi, carpaccio and maki dishes from executive chef Padam Raj Rai. The at-home menu will also feature a range of hot dishes such as 48-hour marinated black cod with saikyo miso sauce and a choice of Nepalese dishes influenced by Raj’s heritage.
When it can eventually open properly, those who have visited the Islington restaurant will be familiar with the hot stones on every table, so you can cook wagyu and black tiger king prawns yourself. Alongside Islington, Hot Stone Fitzrovia will be one of only eight restaurants in the UK to serve certified Kobe beef. There will – of course – focus on sake, but there will also be a selection of wines, Japanese spirits, whiskies and beers.
Delivery will be available Thursday-Sunday from 5-9 to London postcodes within a six-mile radius, or available for collection from the restaurant when it opens on 28 February.