Note to self. You really shouldn’t go shopping or out to eat when you’re starving as it means you’re order the entire menu and don’t leave any ample space for dessert. (I guess you live and you learn!). However, once you venture into the Japanese eatery Machiya; you will understand just why I wanted to eat it all.
Machiya is named after townhouses that once defined the Kyoto cityscape. It is a restaurant and a bar combined and is the perfect setting for day or night dining.
I headed down to Machiya along with In-spire LS Magazine’s Creative Director Katie Ryan to sample what they had to offer and was left completely satisfied with what the eatery had to offer.
In terms of the building itself; Machiya is very compact and you can’t help but feel cramped as it is a popular food spot and is always filled with people. This evening was no exception. We were led to our seats which was situated midway in the building and were packed quite tightly to the seats on either side. However, it was easy to forget this once we had a look at our menu.