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Sakura at Sake no Hana

If, like me, it’s on your bucket list to visit Japan during the stunning Cherry Blossom season you may be interested to see what Sake no Hana have done with the place.

Until the 18th June, you’ll find the bar has been transformed with intertwining cherry blossom branches, falling petals, a grass floor and blossom entrances, while by night lights twinkle within the blossom to create an intimate yozakura atmosphere (literally meaning ‘night sakura’)

A limited edition seven course menu has been created for the occasion featuring a cocktail, a bento box created by Executive Head Chef Hideki Hiwatashi, a dessert and macarons.

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Inspired by hanami, the centuries-old Japanese tradition of celebrating the fleeting cherry blossom, Sakura at Sake no Hana offers guests the chance to enjoy the transient beauty of the flowers in the heart of Mayfair. Hanami literally means “flower viewing”, and it is customary to sit beneath the blossom to read and write haiku poetry. To tie in with this expressive tradition, guests who order the Sakura at Sake no Hana menu will be gifted with a haiku written by one of the famed haiku masters and printed onto a paper petal.

Sakura at Sake no Hana’s limited edition menu is available for lunch and dinner in the bar and restaurant sushi counter from 21st March to 18th June, Monday to Saturday, for £34 per person. To book a table call 020 7925 8988 or email reservations@sakenohana.com.


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