Award-winning architectural firm Marchini Curran Associates, from Nottingham in the UK, will start work this month on the first Megu restaurant to be opened in Europe – Megu London.

The Japanese company already has restaurants in New York and Hong Kong and says its 10,000ft² Mayfair restaurant will feature the same unique design as these, with an emphasis of freshness and authenticity.

Lush rich fabrics, opulent dining rooms and carved ice sculptures will add the finishing touches to the design.

Plans for the restaurant fit out have not been released.

By Penny Jones