Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

This Japanese restaurant in London has covered its ceiling in cherry blossom

cherry blossom.jpg

Another month, another pop up set to take over our Instagram feeds.

If you’ve already visited the gin hotel, and had ice cream for breakfast then here’s the next quirky London pop-up for your bucket list.

Japanese restaurant Roka, based in Fitzrovia, London is bringing all the joys of Spring inside courtesy of an installation of cherry blossom. The canopy of flowers will adorn the ceiling of its basement bar, Shochu Lounge, until June 7.

Read more: Three of the world’s best restaurants are in London

The flowers, known as sakura, are in bloom between March and early April in Japan, and prompt everyone to stop and bask in their natural beauty. This practice of appreciation is known as hanami.

And while we’re too late to visit Japan to marvel over the real blossom season, we’ve got the next best thing thanks to the Roka installation.

Read more: This is officially the most beautiful restaurant in the world

There’s also a new cocktail menu to complement the canopy. The Sakura Sour is made with peach and whisky, or there’s a sherry and plum-infused saké and whisky drink for fans of an Old Fashioned. If you’re feeling adventurous try the Kyuri Highball, made with rice shochu and soda.



11 delicious and affordable places for afternoon tea in London

hen do average spend.jpg

This is how much we’re all spending on hen parties


5 luxury grilled cheese sandwich recipes guaranteed to melt your heart


Find yourself a hotel deal with Mr & Mrs Smith

20 Oct 2017

See red in Koh Samui

Stylist heads to Thailand to experience one of the most spectacular swimming pools in the world

by The Stylist web team
17 Oct 2017

You're more likely to get better service on a plane if you sit here

We've got all the in-flight seating tips you could ever want

by Megan Murray
16 Oct 2017

These are the 10 happiest places to live in the UK

Is it time for a change of scenery?

by Susan Devaney
11 Oct 2017

Discover a Costwolds bolthole with museum-worthy art

Stylist finds Artist Residence Oxfordshire more than lives up to its name

by Amy Adams
10 Oct 2017

The 10 dreamiest (and most expensive) streets to live on in the UK

We should have started saving about ten years ago

by Megan Murray
04 Oct 2017

Discover the real Rome that lies beyond the silver screen

Stylist goes behind the scenes at the living film set that is Rome

by The Stylist web team
03 Oct 2017

Seriously hip hotels you need to follow on Instagram

From a rock’n’roll hideaway in Texas to a futuristic glampsite in Devon

by Anna Hart
28 Sep 2017

Step between the scenes of Australia’s artsy second city…

Melbourne shuns beaches and boardwalks for coffee, culture and creativity, finds Stylist

by The Stylist web team
26 Sep 2017

This is how to book an NYC shopping trip with Sarah Jessica Parker

Sex and the City fans, this is not a drill

by Megan Murray
26 Sep 2017