The recently-opened Jidori in Covent Garden, the second site from the team behind the much-loved original in Dalston, has announced that they are now opening for lunch with a set of exclusive dishes alongside a number of ‘Extras’, including their famous Katsu Curry Scotch Egg available from Wednesday to Saturday (12pm – 3pm).
Head Chef Shunta Matsubara has created an inventive new menu inspired by Donburi (“one-bowl” meals), which are a staple in Japan and the perfect choice for a quick and easy lunch. Diners can also take advantage of the ‘Lunch Special’, which offers any of the six rice bowls with a choice of Japanese soft drink, including Shiso Lemonade, Yuzu Ginger Beer and Iced Matcha Latte, for just £10.
The extensive choice of rice bowls encompasses a range of Jidori’s best-loved dishes, including their famous Yakitori and Chicken Katsu Curry, transforming them into a perfect quick and easy lunch option. The rice bowls include:
Yakitori-don – Choice of two of Jidori’s signature yakitori, rice, onsen egg, spinach & nori
Tamagoyaki-don (v) – Rolled omelette, rice, onsen egg, spinach & nori
Nasu-dengaku don (v) – Coal-baked aubergine with miso glaze, rice &spinach
Salmon Sashimi-don – Loch Duart sushi-grade salmon, egg yolk, daikon, pickled ginger & wasabi
Chicken Katsu Curry – Panko-crumbed chicken thigh, curry sauce, shredded cabbage & rice
Gyu-nikomi don – Soy braised beef cheeks, egg yolk & kirashi mustard
Alongside the rice bowl menu Jidori will be serving a selection of side dishes, including:
Katsu curry Scotch egg
Mizuna & tofu salad (v)
Tsukemono – pickle plate (v)
Spinach ohitashi (v)
Sesame & chilli marinated cucumbers (v)
Miso Soup (v)
The team behind Jidori opened their second site in the heart of Covent Garden in February. The new site comes complete with a karaoke room for private parties and an extended menu, with new sharing dishes sitting alongside signature Japanese small plates and skewers.
Spread over three floors of a Georgian terrace on Catherine Street in the heart of Theatreland, Jidori seats approximately 50 diners. The design takes inspiration from the vibrant restaurant and bar scene of Tokyo, where the streets are a maze of tiny drinking dens and restaurants are split over multiple levels.
Jidori (15 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JZ) is now open for lunch every Wednesday – Saturday, 12pm-3pm, and dinner every Tuesday to Thursday from 6pm–10pm, Friday & Saturday from 6pm – 11pm.
Reservations can be made at jidori.co.uk/reservations or by calling 0207 686 5634.