Japanese Izakaya Bar to Open in Shoreditch

19th May 2021

A Japanese izakaya bar concept is to open in Shoreditchin June.

Dominic Lakehe co founder of Canteen and Spiritland co-founder , is launching Apothecary in the former Merchants Tavern premises in Charlotte Road.

Named after its Victorian antecedents in the same building, the space will feature live DJ sessions.

There will also be a 22-space private dining room with its own record player and sound system. The site will accommodate over 130 covers with a cocktail offering curated by drinks specialist Hamish Denny (Spiritland, Hawksmoor), and a menu “combining classics with Asian influences”.

Dishes on the menu will be Japanese-influenced snacks and small plates, served all day from Apothecary’s open kitchen to include a selection of skewers from a robata grill, along with sushi, sashimi and Hirata steamed buns. Prices range from £3 to £15 per plate.

Drinks will feature cocktails, hot and cold sake and local and Japanese beer.