Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich ‘has already spent £40,000’ ordering takeout from a sushi restaurant thousands of miles away
Chelsea owner and Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich allegedly ordered £40,000 worth of sushi and flew it on a private jet thousands of miles away, according to reports. The now-sanctioned Chelsea owner is known for splashing big bucks at a time and in the early 2000s apparently indulged in some of London’s best takeaway options – while he was in Azerbaijan.
Abramovich is said to have ordered London’s insanely expensive sushi to be shipped around the world for his tea, the shimmer reports. And Londoners may have heard of the seemingly worthwhile take-out option – a now closed Japanese restaurant in Canary Wharf named Ubon.
Abramovich reportedly spent around £40,000 having the restaurant’s best food delivered to where he was staying in Baku, Azerbaijan, thousands of miles from London. He allegedly asked one of his assistants to place an order with the restaurant which alone totaled around £1,200.
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The food was then driven to Luton Airport in a limo and put on a plane, where it flew over 2,500 air miles across Europe. Including travel costs, ordering the dish cost £40,000 in total.
And that’s not the only strange part of the story – the flight time from London to Baku is over five hours. It was not reported how fresh the sushi was by the time it reached Abramovich in Azerbaijan.
The restaurant, which closed in 2010, was a modern Japanese restaurant in the heart of Canary Wharf. Great hospitality announced that he plans to open a second restaurant in central London to soak up even more success.
It’s unclear if Ubon has ever opened its second restaurant in London, but judging by the international spotlight on this one, it’s going to be a resounding success.
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