Jidori’s Japanese brunch

Jidori, the Japanese yakitori restaurant that has taken London by storm, is shaking up the usual weekend breakfast routine with an exciting new brunch offering.

If you think you know brunch, its time to think again.  The rise of the izakaya, otherwise known as an informal Japanese gastropub, brings innovative concepts to the (breakfast) table.

Available every Saturday and Sunday from midday to 4pm, Jidori’s new brunch menu ranges from savoury pancakes and Kedegree with a twist to togarashi spiced Bloody Marys and iced matcha lattes.


Head chef Shunta Matsubara, along with owners Natalie Lee- Joe and Brett Redman, have put together their much anticipated brunch menu with an emphasis on Japanese comfort food and breakfast classics with a twist.

Okonomiyaki, a savoury Japanese pancake, has been given a ‘spice-over by making it with house made kimchee and spring onion – with a breakfast twist in the form of additional fried egg and streaky bacon. A vegetarian option sees a kimchee and spinach version topped with mushrooms and fried egg – providing the perfect start to a laid-back weekend.


Everybody’s favourite, the renowned Katsu Curry Scotch Egg, remains on the snack menu and is joined by a tasty new main – the Katsu Curry Chicken Burger, which comes paired with crinkle cut nori fries.

Using Jidori’s famous free range yakitori chicken, the menu also features a Yakitori Don. An ideal option for those looking for something more wholesome, the dish features grilled chicken skewers on a bed of warm rice, topped with a creamy onsen egg, spinach and pickles.  Another option is the classic brunch dish Kedgeree; at Jidori, it’s a mix of smoked mackerel, curried rice, onsen egg, coriander and fried leeks.

Tempting tipples 

Bar Manager Lewis Coburn has created a weekend drinks menu which features a Bloody Mary made using sake, sriracha, tare and dashi, as well as refreshing Shiso Lemonade, Iced Matcha Latte and Sweetened Iced Coffee.

Pick up a copy of the latest issue of Good Things magazine for more tasty menu inspiration. To download a digital copy click here or buy in store at select Waitrose and Tesco stores, WHSmith High Street, WHSmith Travel, Wholefoods, Marks and Spencer and News on the Wharf.

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