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ARCHIVED Japan Society New Year Celebration Lunch at Pantechnicon with Guest Chef Tim Anderson

Saturday 5 February 2022 / 12:30pm
Japan Society New Year Celebration Lunch at Pantechnicon with Guest Chef Tim Anderson

Saturday 5 February 2022
(Please note that this event has been postponed from the original date of 8 January.)



Sachi Restaurant
19 Motcomb Street
London SW1X 8LB

Booking Details
Booking essential

Members (& guests): £80 per person
Non-Members: £95 per person
Includes five course vegan Japanese lunch, with a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

Priority booking for members until 12 December 2021

Book online here

Celebrate the start of 2022 with a five-course vegan Japanese lunch prepared by chef and cookery book writer Tim Anderson exclusively for Japan Society members and friends. Dishes will be prepared based on recipes from Your Home Izakaya and Vegan JapanEasy, two of Tim’s five books about Japanese food. This will be the perfect occasion to catch up with your friends, family and fellow Japan Society members over lunch, served Izakaya style.

The lunch menu includes a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink options, selected by Pantechnicon’s Head Sommelier and sake kindly provided by Sake Samurai. Copies of Tim Anderson’s books will be available to purchase on the day, at a special price. Tim will be cooking on the day and available to sign books after lunch.

The lunch will be hosted in Pantechnicon’s Japanese restaurant, Sachi. Opened in Belgravia in September 2020, Pantechnicon has seven restaurants, bars, shops and cafés to discover, all inspired by the food, drink, creativity and craftsmanship of the Nordics and Japan.

Tim Anderson is a chef, writer, restaurateur, and MasterChef champion. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Tim has been studying Japanese food culture for more than two decades, first as a hobby, then as a profession. He majored in Japanese Studies at university, where he was awarded a grant to conduct independent research on local food museums in Japan. Subsequently, he lived in Fukuoka prefecture for two years to further develop his knowledge of Japanese food, and then moved to London, where he won MasterChef in 2011. He has since opened the Japanese ‘ramen izakaya’ restaurant Nanban, which inspired a book, Nanban: Japanese Soul Food. He is also the author of Your Home Izakaya, JapanEasy, Vegan JapanEasy and Tokyo Stories, for which Tim won the John Avery prize at the Andre Simon Awards.

Pantechnicon is the home of Nordic and Japanese creativity and craftsmanship in London, where guests can eat, drink, shop and explore. It houses two Japanese and Nordic design shops, the UK’s first Café Kitsuné, a roof garden bar and winter terrace, a Nordic bar and restaurant – Eldr (meaning ‘fire’ in Old Norse), Sakaya – a micro-bar and bottle shop, and Japanese restaurant, Sachi. Pantechnicon offers an ongoing programme of fun events where all ages can learn new skills from specialists in activities such as pottery making, origami, flower arranging and more.

If you have any questions, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email us at

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Booking Info

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  • Dietary Requirements
    All dishes served at this special lunch are vegan. Should you have any other special dietary requirements please let us know on the booking form or via email to

  • COVID 19 Guidance
    We look forward to meeting members in person for this special event. However, with continued concerns surrounding the changing coronavirus situation, the health of our guests and colleagues remains a priority. All government guidance in place at the time of the lunch will be enforced. For this event, participants will be seated at pre-arranged tables and we request that you wear a mask or other face covering when moving to and from your place. Hand sanitiser and wipes will be made available at each table. 

    If you or anyone in your party begins to feel unwell, develop any Covid-19 symptoms, or has been told to self-isolate before you're due to visit us, please do not attend the event and contact us via as soon as possible.

  • Cancellation Policy
    This is a special event which is catered specifically for the number of Japan Society guests who have booked by close of play on Friday 21 January 2022. If you cancel your place(s) after this time, we will attempt to resell your ticket(s). If we are unable to resell your ticket(s) unfortunately we will not be able to offer a refund.