The masterminds behind GymKhana and Bubbledogs have opened up a new venture, and a Sri Lankan one at that, too. Hoppers is famous for their eponymous dish, the hopper, a bowl-shaped pancake made from fermented rice batter and coconut milk.
The 85-seat space is set over two floors, with an extra 16 seats outside and a private dining area split into four private dining vaults. The interior is inspired by the Jungle Modernist movement associated with Geoffrey Bawa.
Expect hoppers, karis (curries), dosas, and a new Sunday special ‘rice and roast’, served family style for sharing and include banana leaf-roasted plaice, green mango and Madras onion sambol, chicken buriani, chicken heart achuru and yoghurt and Jaffna lamb cutlets with cucumber mooli sambol.
Cocktails are the main focal point of the bar here, with two main drinks: Arrack, a Sri Lankan spirit distilled from the sap of coconut flowers, and the Dutch spirit Genever, which is a juniper and spice flavoured spirit. Other cocktail options include Fro-yo Mango lassi and Kappi Frappi Cino, an alcoholic milkshake.
Find out more:
St Christopher’s Place
77 Wigmore Street
W1U 1QE 0203 319 8110
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