Travel Through the Streets of Asia at Hart Shoreditch’s Brand-New Restaurant, UBA

This spring, Hart Shoreditch is introducing the arrival of UBA, a decadent new dining spot set to open on Tuesday 2nd April. Visitors to the hotel will be taken on a gastronomic journey through the bustling streets and aromatic alleys of Asia’s most vibrant cities with a menu that offers sharing plates, served-up against a backdrop of ornate interiors and a vibrant soundtrack. Helmed by globetrotting Chef Paul Greening, this brand-new restaurant is part of East London’s stylish Hart Shoreditch and will offer guests a distinct gourmet experience that reflects the vibrance of the hotel itself, and its celebration of culture. The hotly anticipated arrival of UBA, will position Hart Shoreditch as one of the most stylish spots in town, bringing tastes of Asia to the East End.

The menu at Hart Shoreditch’s new gourmet venture will offer dishes inspired by Chef Paul Greening’s journeys across Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Reflecting the vibrant and diverse nature of South Asian cuisine, diners can expect to enjoy a wide range of flavours, textures and aromas with sharing plates that show creative flair but are rooted in tradition. The menu ranges from silky sashimi and new-style sushi to fluffy hirata buns and dim sum, gorgeous gyoza and soul-soothing ramen. 

Signature must-tries will include stuffed boneless chicken wings with coriander, lime, and ginger miso dipping; spicy salmon tartare served on an ice plate with Japanese herbs, salmon roe and nori rice crackers. Larger plates come from the robata and teppanyaki with dishes such as yuzu shisho marinade lamb cutlets with nashi pear tomato miso and kimchi; yakiniku beef ribeye with sweet potato nest, onion miso and wasabi furikake; and crispy salmon belly with gochujang brown butter ponzu.

Playing centre stage is a bar serving a selection of perfectly paired cocktails, wines and spirits inspired by the team’s personal travels through Asia. The drinks list will offer a selection of much-loved favourites with a twist, as well as some exceptional signatures unique to UBA.

The interior has been carefully thought out to complement the dining experience whilst paying homage to Asian culture and mythology. Bathed in auspicious red and gold, banquettes are upholstered in scarlet velvet and tabletops are lava stone, whilst counter dining for up to 14 is available at the statement marble bar. Illustrative artwork, calligraphy, colourful porcelain plates and tiger statues and graphics, symbolising strength, and grace, complete the picture. A private dining room will provide an intimate experience for up to 12 guests whilst a downstairs event space for larger parties and celebrations will open come summer.

From the team behind the acclaimed Sucre, Alma and CLAP London, UBA is more than just a restaurant. Reflecting Shoreditch’s eclectic vibe, this exciting new restaurant will offer guests at Hart Shoreditch a multi-sensory celebration of Pan-Asian flavours, creative cocktails, and serious sounds, wrapped in a lively and playful package that mirrors the essence of the hotel itself.

With plans for events and DJ nights, UBA is set to be the area’s hottest dining destination, perfectly placed in East London’s most stylish hotel.

Nightly rates at Hart Shoreditch start from £189 on a room-only basis. For more information or to book please visit or call +44 (0) 20 3995 3655.

From 2nd to 7th April, celebrate the opening of UBA with 25% off food with a complimentary cocktail. To book please visit and quote UBA SOFT LAUNCH. Valid on reservations only.

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into perfecting her morning brew.