From Tuesday 28 January to Saturday 08 February 2020, Brown’s Hotel, a Rocco
Forte Hotel, is delighted to announce an exciting and unique residency pop-up with renowned
Japanese chef, Daisuke Hayashi in its oak-panelled Drawing Room.
Chef Daisuke Hayashi runs celebrated restaurant, Kikunoi Hunton in Kyoto which revels Kaiseki or
kaiseki-ryōri cooking - a traditional multi-course Japanese style of dining, marked by its unique dishes
featuring fresh, seasonal produce. Ahead of the opening of his new restaurant, Roketsu, scheduled to
launch in spring 2020 in Mayfair, Chef Hayashi will be showcasing his forthcoming restaurant at
Brown’s, recreating a traditional Japanese Tea House in one of London’s most famous tea destinations.
Chef Hayashi is one of the only masters of the Kaiseki tradition globally, and the first to bring this
spectacular form of Japanese cuisine to London. Having trained at the renowned Kikunoi Ryotei
restaurant in Kyoto from the age of eighteen, Chef Hayashi is now at the forefront of the next
generation of Japanese chefs applying a modern, progressive approach to this revered gastronomic
The residency’s dining experience at Brown’s will be intimate and exclusive in nature, with only ten
seats available. Each evening guests will be treated to an elevated tasting menu created by Chef
Hayashi as part of a dynamic dining experience, which includes witnessing the chef finishing the dishes
Set over eight courses, this exclusive tasting menu takes you on a culinary journey of Kaiseki cuisine
and includes the below. The dinner culminates with an organic, stone milled, single-varietal
matcha tea to finish off the evening. A full drinks selection will be available, including sake and
Sakizuke, an appetiser similar to a French amuse bouche
Hassun, this sets the seasonal theme, typically one kind of sushi and several smaller side dishes
Mukōzuke, a sliced dish of seasonal sashimi
Futamono, a "lidded dish"; typically a steamed dish with soup
Hiyashi Takiawase, made of assorted simmered vegetables and fish
Shiizakana, a substantial main dish, such as a hot pot
Gohan Tomewan, a cooked rice dish with seasonal ingredients and a soup
Mizumono, a seasonal dessert; may be fruit, confection, ice cream, or cake
Brown's is a British institution that has always celebrated fine dining and nurtured world-class talent.
As London's first hotel, its historic Drawing Room and world-renowned afternoon tea complement the
design of Roketsu which will transform a small section of Mayfair into a traditional Japanese tea room
steeped in heritage.
As Japan will play host to the 2020 Olympics, the spotlight next year is sure to be on the country, with
another reason to celebrate all things Japanese.
The pop-up residency will take place in The Drawing Room of Brown’s Hotel from 28 January until 08
February, excluding Sunday 03 and Monday 04 February. Bookings will open from 06 January 2020
and prices will be £165 per head. To register your interest in advance, please contact Martina
Rumanova - firstname.lastname@example.org
Brown’s Hotel is quintessentially British with a hint of the unexpected. London’s first hotel boasts 115
authentically-designed rooms and suites designed by Olga Polizzi. Each plays tribute to the hotel’s illustrious
heritage and world-renowned charm. The Kipling Suite, the jewel in Brown’s crown of suites, honours Rudyard
Kipling who famously wrote ‘The Jungle Book’ at the hotel. Home to some of London’s finest dining experiences,
Brown’s signature Donovan Bar takes inspiration from its namesake, iconic 1960’s photographer Terence
Donovan; Charlie’s, the restaurant, serves contemporary British fare with European influences; and The Drawing
Room, where Queen Victoria took tea, honours the quintessentially British custom of serving traditional
afternoon tea. Welcome to Brown’s Hotel. Where history endures and the legacy continues.