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First London Nobu to Close Ahead of New Hotel Opening

The flagship Nobu restaurant in London, at Berkeley Street in Mayfair, is to close ahead of relocation to the new Nobu Hotel.

The first Nobu was Nobu London on Old Park Lane which opened in 1997, followed by Berkeley Street in 2005.

Nobu Berkeley Street will close on 23rd March before the Nobu Hotel London Portman Square opens this summer.

A spokesperson for Nobu said that all kitchen and front of house team members have been given the opportunity to relocate to the new hotel, as well as being offered interim roles at alternative Nobu venues ahead of the new opening.

The 249-bedroom Nobu Hotel Portman Square is the third hotel under the Nobu Hospitality brand founded by chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper. It is being launched in collaboration with L+R. The other two Nobu hotels are in Ibiza and Monte Carlo.

L+R owns and manages hotels making up around 17,000 bedrooms across the UK, Europe, the US and the Caribbean, including Cliveden House and Spa, Chewton Glen, and the Lygon Arms in the UK.

A spokesperson for Nobu Hospitality said: “This is an exciting venture for the global brand, and we are delighted to be taking our fantastic Berkeley St team with us on the next phase of the Nobu journey as we open in Marylebone. Our team operates as a family and we have every confidence that they will each play an integral role in marking this milestone for Nobu in London.”

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