London SE1 community website

Boris Johnson tribute restaurant shuts down

A South Bank restaurant named in honour of Mayor of London Boris Johnson has shut down.

Izakaya Boris

Izakaya Boris – a Japanese 'zen tapas' restaurant – opened at County Hall in May this year.

The restaurant was decorated with plastic signs depicting Boris Johnson riding a Barclays Cycle Hire bicycle with a panda on his shoulders.

The restaurant appeared to be closed on Tuesday night and all trace of the Izakaya Boris signage had been removed from Belvedere Road.

When the London SE1 website called to book a table, the phone was answered at the neighbouring Aji Zen Canteen restaurant.

The woman who answered the phone confirmed that Izakaya Boris had closed down.

County Hall's owners Shirayama Shokusan Corporation gave Mr Johnson free office accommodation in the building during his 2008 election campaign.

The SE1 website is supported by people like you
We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up

News archive from February 1999 to January 2001
Got a story for us?
Contact us with your tip-offs and story ideas.