The Royal Festival Hall is closed from 6pm on Monday 27 November until the morning of Wednesday 29 November.

Online booking will be suspended from 9:30am on Wed 29 Nov until tickets for James Acaster: Hecklers Welcome go on sale at 10am.

We are expecting high volumes of traffic, and you may experience queuing for tickets.

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    Pochi food offering
    Jake Davis

    Japanese rice bowls with experimental flavours

    Flavoursome toppings on a bed of rice: dig into a bowl of home-cooked style Japanese comfort food.

    Japanese Soboro rice bowls are lesser-known than some other types of Japanese cuisine, but with a real authentic Japanese taste. 

    Using classic techniques and the freshest of ingredients, Pochi serve their bowls with toppings like nasu, fried aubergine marinated in zingy soy-vinegar sauce and sprinkled with sesame; deep fried cauliflower with shiso furikake sprinkles; and buta, soy-ginger pork mince with Japanese mayo. 

    All dishes come on a bed of pillowy rice and crunchy tsukemono pickles.

    Opening times

    Fri, 12 noon – 8pm

    Sat, 11am – 8pm

    Sun, 12 noon – 6pm

    Mon (bank holidays only), 12 noon – 6pm


    Fast facts

    Run by: Saori

    Good to know: Can’t choose? No problem! You can go for half-and-half

    Must try: Half buta minced pork and half nasu deep-fried aubergine