Endo at Rotunda — London, UK

Endo at Rotunda, London, UK
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The rebirth of west London’s landmark BBC Television Centre continues. Six years after the broadcaster vacated the iconic ‘doughnut’ building, the multifaceted complex, now home to residences, restaurants and a hotel, continues to wow with its extended roll out of outlets.

The newest addition — Endo at the Rotunda — crowns the Graham Dawbarn-designed Helios building and presents what is the centre’s first true fine dining restaurant; a 16-seat Japanese experience where Omakase-style dining and Kengo Kuma-designed interiors come together in a fusion that is both soothing and dramatic.

Defined by a meandering two-hundred-year-old Hinoki wood sushi counter, the space places all emphasis firmly on Japanese tradition, a focus which also sees light sources concealed by a series of washi-inspired folds of fabric that appear as a giant cloud from street level. The cuisine is equally authentic. Water used for the Yamagata rice here is shipped over from sushi master Endo’s hometown, and a third-generation soya recipe feeds both the multi-course Omakase menus and edomae a la carte selection for an indisputably bona fide Japanese adventure, albeit in White City. 

Endo at Rotunda, London, UK

(Image credit: Press)

Endo at Rotunda, London, UK

(Image credit: Press)

Endo at Rotunda, London, UK

(Image credit: Press)

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8th Floor
The Helios
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane

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Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms