November 2022 will see the launch of Hachi Bakery in Notting Hill from the founders of critically acclaimed restaurants MARU Mayfair, and Taka Marylebone. Duo brother and sister Andrey Datsenko and Anastasia Datsenko, and Chef Patron, Taiji Maruyama, will work in partnership with esteemed pastry chef, Sachie Worrall (previously of Nobu Park Lane). This grab-and-go baked goods concept will specialise in elegant Japanese pastries and cakes, honouring traditional baking methods and using premium ingredients.
Working with Executive Chef, Taiji, Sachie will oversee the menu at Hachi, bringing over 10 years of rich experience managing a team at one of the top pastry kitchens in the world: Nobu London Park Lane. With a passion for elevating classic Japanese recipes, Sachie was first taught to make brioche by Nobu’s executive pastry chef, and will bring the iconic Shokupan to Hachi’s menu; a classic Japanese milk bread created over two days resulting in a light, pillowy and deliciously sweet loaf.
Hachi Bakery will offer an excellent selection of baked goods and pastries following a range of both sweet and savoury; other options will include the Curry Pan, fried bread with a pulled pork and curry filling, Teriyaki Chicken with caramelised onion, teriyaki sauce and mayonnaise and the Matcha Choux, a Choux au Craquelin with Matcha cream. The menu will be continually updated using the finest ingredients without any preservatives.
Hachi, will serve as a neighbourhood hub, offering a welcome, restful oasis for busy locals; a chic pit-stop for coffee and pastries before work, or destination dining for those seeking a unique lunch or snack. The interiors, curated by B3 Designers, will be minimalist in look and feel, carefully designed with strong lines and natural materials, to create an elegant and refined space.
Sachie Worrall: “I am looking forward to working on this exciting project in partnership with Taiji, building a new team, and serving and introducing customers daily to a new concept in the heart of Notting Hill. Although classic recipes are at the core of our bakery, we hope to get more and more creative as the project grows. My love for innovating traditional Japanese pastries will come to life at Hachi, and we can’t wait to welcome our customers.”
A welcome addition to the vibrant food and drink scene in Notting Hill, Hachi will be a characterful destination for locals and travellers alike, open from Thursday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm. The number eight is symbolic, represented in their logo, and the Japanese translation of ‘Hachi’; a continuous loop reflecting Sachie’s hopes to have long lasting relationships with her customers day after day.