The Great MOSHIMO Vegan Challenge

November 3, 2017

Wednesday 22nd November, 7pm

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

The Great Moshimo Vegan Challenge returns for its 7th year! For one night only, some of Brighton’s best chefs come under our roof to create Japanese-inspired vegan dishes to be voted on by customers. Places for this event are limited, so booking in advance is strongly recommended.

£35 per head (non members) / £30 (Moshimo Member cardholders) Please call the restaurant on 01273 719195 or go to reservations page to book. Do it quick because this evening sells out fast.

 

Vegan VVednesdays Coming Soon

April 6, 2017

MOSHIMO is rather unique as a sushi restaurant in that we’ve been awarded the prestigious PETA Award for promoting vegan and vegetarian food.

We’re looking to launch our Vegan VVednesday offer in November this year (2017), when we hold our ever-popular annual Great MOSHIMO Vegan Challenge.

In the meantime, our vegan and vegetarian menu is increasing all the time, so we hope to see you at MOSHIMO soon!

“Lantern in the Sky” secures planning consent

April 6, 2017

Skylight, a striking architectural project that has been developed by Brighton’s premier Japanese restaurant MOSHIMO to regenerate a central square in the heart of Brighton, has secured planning permission this week by Brighton & Hove City Council.

Emerging like a periscope from the existing MOSHIMO restaurant on the ground floor,Skylight will soar over the surrounding buildings seven floors up, affording diners dramatic views of the sea and the Old Town of Brighton. Glimpsed from adjacent streets, it will appear like a lantern in the sky.

The project has been developed by MOSHIMO co-owners Karl Jones and Nicholas Röhl. “Skylight has the potential to transform and inspire,” says Röhl. “We came up with this idea as a way of revitalizing a tired and under-utilised square in the heart of Brighton, and we’re thrilled that Brighton and Hove City Council has given the building the go-ahead. It’s a bold decision that will see Brighton continue to thrive and adapt into the future.”

“We see this as another stage in the transformation of the square which started with us building MOSHIMO sixteen years ago,” says Röhl, who in 2000 took a disused faux Regency building in the centre of Bartholomew Square and turned it into one of Brighton’s most popular restaurants.

Skylight is designed by studioSPOON with engineering by Atelier One. “Lightness, delicacy and delight are the underlying ambitions for the design”, explains architect Michael Spooner. “Skylight will maintain the character of the adjacent conservation area, while making a positive contribution to the multiple layers, visual richness and vitality of Brighton’s Lanes.”

One of the major decisions taken was the acute angle of the new building. “This decision was taken to reduce the visual impact from the surrounding Conservation Area,” Spooner says, “but it also gave rise to the dramatic sculptural form of lift stalk, which twists from one building to the next.”

“We’ve had massive support for the project, including all of the main hotels and restaurants nearby, who believe Skylight will encourage visitors and inward investment to the area,” says MOSHIMO co-owner Karl Jones. “We’re grateful to them and the Council for seeing Skylight’s potential to transform this square into a buzzing, exciting space in the heart of the city.

If you would like more information about this project, or would even like to become an investor, please contact us on nicky@moshimo.co.uk

Our restaurant is now bigger and most beautiful than ever!

March 31, 2017

The new MOSHIMO. Bigger. Better. Brand new.

 

MOSHIMO MAKES FIRST FOOTPRINT TOWARDS SKYLIGHT

 

Brighton’s pre-eminent Japanese restaurant MOSHIMO has completed the first phase of its plans to create Skylight, an ambitious building that will eventually soar over the surrounding buildings seven floors up, affording diners dramatic views of the sea and the Old Town of Brighton.

 

The substantial expansion of the existing MOSHIMO restaurant on the ground floor increases the number of customer seating by 50%. The new section is designed to be able to cater for larger groups, with seats on wheels, called “Bento Booths,” that slide to form bespoke configurations.

 

“As with everything we do at MOSHIMO, we’ve created something very different. Everything is on castors so we can adapt the layout of the seating to suit any size of group,” says Karl Jones, who co-owns the restaurant with Nicholas Röhl. “If you want a dedicated seating space for ten, twenty, or for forty, we can do it – and in a way that no other restaurant can.”

 

MOSHIMO is famous for its external walls that can be moved like traditional Japanese shoji walls, opening the entire restaurant up to the outside.

 

The expansion of the ground floor restaurant paves the way for the next stage of the development, due in late 2018, which will see a beautiful twisting lift stalk rise out of the existing restaurant to take diners up to the Skylight building high above. Glimpsed from adjacent streets, it will appear like a lantern in the sky.

 

“Skylight has the potential to transform and inspire,” says Nicholas Röhl. “We came up with this idea as a way of revitalizing a tired and under-utilised square in the heart of Brighton, and we’re thrilled that we’re on the road to realizing it.”

 

“The ground floor expansion is the first stage in the transformation of Bartholomew Square which started with us building MOSHIMO sixteen years ago,” says Röhl, who in 2000 took a disused faux Regency building in the centre of the square and turned it into one of Brighton’s most popular restaurants.

 

Skylight has been developed by MOSHIMO co-owners Karl Jones and Nicholas. It is designed by studioSPOON.

 

17 Nov 2017

General press queries: Nicholas Röhl, 07941 492305 or nicky@moshimo.co.uk

Architectural press queries: Michael Spooner, 020 7041 8975 or michael@studiospoon.uk