Scheduled to open later this year, FUMI will offer coffee, brunch, sushi and bento boxes by day before transforming into a fine dining restaurant by night.
The launch follows the success of Japanese plant-based restaurant Wolfox Kusaki on New England Road and will be run by the same Japanese-born chef.
“Despite the popularity of Japanese cuisine, there is currently no dining experience in the city and we are creating a place where people can enjoy special occasions and smart dining, inspired by nature and seasonality, which will be a real treat for Japanese food lovers,” says Fabio Lauro, CEO of Wolfox.
The space will begin fitting out next month, with the team focusing on using sustainable products in line with their food and beverage philosophy, which includes using local and seasonal ingredients wherever possible. possible, including Wolfox’s own locally brewed beer.
Wolfox has become a major player in Brighton & Hove’s food scene in recent years, operating a hotel and various restaurants and cafes.
Additionally, it now operates sites near Haywards Heath as well as in Leeds.
Circus Street and its shedkm architects recently won two major architectural awards for the design of the project, including one from the Sussex Heritage Trust.
Located close to Old Steine in central Brighton, the project has been designed by developer U+I to provide “state-of-the-art flexible space with energy efficiency and the best digital connectivity at its heart “.