Beirut-founded Japanese omakase restaurant Mayha heads to London

By James McAllister

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Lebanon-based restaurant group Nothing But Love to make London debut with Japanese omakase concept Mayha in Marylebone

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Beirut-founded Japanese omakase restaurant Mayha is to launch a sister site in London's Marylebone next month, marking the first opening on UK shores for the Lebanon-based Nothing But Love group.

Housed on Chiltern Street, Mayha will be spread over two floors. With interiors designed by Beirut-based studio MARIAGROUP, the ground floor will be home to a curved stone counter restaurant serving the daily-changing tasting menu; while the lower ground floor will offer a Japanese raw bar and courtyard.

At the helm of the kitchen will be head chefs Jurek Wasio and Yuichi Nakaya, who are relocating to London from Mayha Beirut. 

While dish details remain under wraps, Mayha promises to serve 'meticulously-sourced seasonal ingredients from a range of local and Japanese suppliers'. Accompanying the menu will be a selection of sakes, rare spirits, fine wines and niche beers.

A focal point of the upstairs dining space will be a light installation suspended above the counter, custom-crafted in Lebanon by ACID, using traditional Japanese handmade methods. A wrought-iron spiral staircase, which has been restored and hand-painted, will lead guests to the raw bar and secluded courtyard.

Hand-poured Blatt Chaya cement tiles, which have been shipped from Lebanon, will run through the downstairs space and terrace.

Nothing But Love operates a number of other restaurant concepts across Beirut and Lebanon including Meat the Fish, Maryool, and The Backburner.

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