Every once in a while a London restaurant manages to open totally under our radar but the minute we become aware of it, we want to let you know about it too. That’s 100% the case with Evernight, an extremely interesting new Japanese restaurant in the Embassy Gardens development in Nine Elms that’s starting to get noticed, with a lot of low-level buzz right now. The restaurant is the passion project of Lynus Lim, a Singaporean chef who trained up under Tom Anglesea at the late, lamented Laughing Heart. Joining Lim as the restaurant’s current head chef is Chase Lovecky, who’s ex-Clove Club and Two Lights.
Evernight is, as Lim explained to Hot Dinners, “my vision of an Izakaya which is slightly progressive in the drinks and food offerings whilst utilising ingredients and produce locally (mostly), from the British Isles.” That means you’ll find dishes like monkfish liver from the Cornish fishery Kernowsashimi in Helston, cured with barley and saikyo miso on buttered toast and finished with wasabi and chervil. Or maybe tempura courgette flowers stuffed with Shira-ae, a tofu dressing with Hijiki, carrots and beans, in nanbanzuke sauce.