Boris Bentos to hit the South Bank at new Japanese restaurant

Gabriella Griffith

London is full of themed restaurants but County Hall might have just become the site of the weirdest one –Izakaya Boris – a casual Japanese eatery for which BoJo is the mascot.

There’s a plastic cartoon-like icon of Boris Johnson outside the restaurant and one inside and again on the menu. The question on everybody’s lips though is “why?”

Well, we went down to find out.“The Boris-theme was part of the brief sent by the owner of the restaurant,” Andy Chan, the venue’s designer told The Capitalist. “We’re not sure exactly why but the owner always quite liked the idea of Boris and talks about him a lot, he likes his green policies so we added the Boris bike.”

The next big question is – will Boris be going down there for a bite to eat? City Hall wouldn’t say anything on the matter but the team in the restaurant were hopeful. “He’ll probably come in. We sent him a paper toy with his character on it, an egg-shaped weeble,” says Chan. “He responded saying ‘eggcellent.’” Ah Boris, such a wordsmith.

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