Mixing the cuisines and cultures of Mexico and Japan, Los Mochis is the bold new Notting Hill restaurant specialising in eye-catching dishes and colourful art.
Set to open this spring (touch wood), the Farmer Street dining room is the latest venture from restaurateur Markus Thesleff, whose other venues OKKU and CLAW saw him make a splash in the Middle East. Now he's taking his talent to London where he'll be overseeing an eclectic menu of Pan-Pacific plates, including Korean fried chicken and miso cod tacos, quesadillas and maki rolls. The drinks too are due to leave an impression, with handcrafted signatures such as mezcal-based palomas and tequila and lychee martinis already confirmed for the cocktail list.
And what better way to make these vibrant refreshments really pop than with an equally striking backdrop. Los Mochis have enlisted the talents of Mexican artist Jorge Tellaeche to create a series of graphic murals across the walls, inspired by pop culture, technology and social issues.
But there's more to this West London newbie than a simply being a place for food, drink and a bit of interior eye-candy. Community lies at the heart of the eatery, and for every meal purchased in the restaurant one will be provided for someone vulnerable or less fortunate.