Even as the following day’s newspapers were being digested, the Hillsborough cover-up was beginning. The feeding of malicious lies to the tabloid press was underway. Police statements were being vetted and altered (a staggering and shameful 116 in total). In short, the blame for the tragedy was to be put ‘where it deserved to be’. And maybe, one day, it will be.
Clearly, this is one of many documentaries exploring these still barely believable events. But this particular film benefits (if that’s an appropriate word for such distressing material) from new and revealing footage of the events in the Leppings Lane end of Sheffield Wednesday’s ground that afternoon in 1989. Remarkable and moving by turns.
A fine dining Japanese restaurant in Belgravia, Kouzu's kitchen is headed up by ex-Zuma head chef, Kyoichi Kai. It's set in a mid-19th century, Grade II listed building with a mezzanine level upstairs and an omakase sushi bar downstairs. There's a cocktail bar, too. Sashimi, nigiri and maki play prominent parts on a menu not afraid to add a contemporary twist or two - the 'new stream sushi' section features pan-fried foie-gras with spinach, fruit coulis, wasabi and teriyaki sauce, for example. More traditional dishes include salmon namba yaki from the charcoal grill, a range of tempuras, and miso-marinated black cod with a fennel and celery salad. A wide selection of whiskies features ten from Japan, complementing a drinks list boasting signature cocktails, Japanese beers by the bottle (Asahi, Kirin Ichbanshibori, Sapporo) and a varied selection of sake.
Venue says: “Quote 'Kouzu-time' when you book and receive a glass of prosecco. Min spend £30pp. No walk-ins. Ends June 30 (T&Cs apply).”