Restaurant: Koya Bar, Frith St
Time: Friday morning
With: Matt G
Stand-out dish: Japanese breakfast
Relatively empty at 9am on a Friday morning; its a great place for a breakfast meeting. Lots of natural surfaces and wabi sabi crockery. There’s one long bar running the length of the restaurant, behind which sits the kitchen. Not the friendliest of staff, but it is the morning shift, so they’re forgiven. The Japanese breakfast is fantastically tasty – grilled fish, rice, miso soup and pickles. And whilst its relatively hard to eat with chopsticks, its well worth the effort.