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Tokyo Tea Rooms boasts burlesque and contortionists on Japanese theme

By Gerry Warren

Burlesque shows, contortionists and magicians are set to take centre stage at Canterbury’s newest night-time venue - and we've been given an exclusive preview ahead of its opening tomorrow.

The Tokyo Tea Rooms cocktail bar has risen from the former Steinbeck and Shaw in St George’s Place following a £1 million re-fit.

It is now adorned with opulent Japanese features, including ornamental trees filled with cherry blossom, a dedicated karaoke booth and even hanging silk ribbon performers .

It is the vision of Louise Jones-Roberts, who runs Club Chemistry and has been inspired by her travels around the world with husband Matthew.

“We have seen some stunning bars and wanted to bring something a bit more upmarket to Canterbury,” said Louise. “It’s a complete departure from our other venue and will offer a more stylish, grown-up experience.”

The club interior features curved sofa seating and bars on the ground and first floor, where a new cocktail menu will be served.

Ornamental cherry trees add to the Japanese ambience
Ornamental cherry trees add to the Japanese ambience
Stunning Japanese themed artwork adorns the walls
Stunning Japanese themed artwork adorns the walls

Promotions and marketing manager for the venue Matthew Jones-Roberts says the business has worked closely with an interior designer to bring a Japanese-themed premium feel to the decor and furnishings.

“We will also be providing something completely new to Canterbury in terms of performance,” he said. “We have an aerial rig installed for silk performances, burlesque shows, cabaret, contortionists and magicians.

Cocktails with a Japanese twist will be the bar's speciality
Cocktails with a Japanese twist will be the bar's speciality
Tokyo Tea Rooms promotions and marketing manager Matthew Jones-Roberts in the new venue
Tokyo Tea Rooms promotions and marketing manager Matthew Jones-Roberts in the new venue

“The focus for the venue has been ichi-go ichi-e, which loosely translated means one time, one meeting.

“Of course, the cocktail offering is very important and we have had some of the best makers come to train our staff. The drinks have been inspired by Japan in that there will be lost of familiar flavours but with a Japanese twist to them.”

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