Second Hoppers to Serve Sri Lankan in Marylebone Next WeekHALAL STATUS Lamb and chicken are Halal.
JKS Restaurants, the group behind a number of award-winning London eateries including Michelin-starred Indian restaurants Trishna and Gymkhana, will be opening a second Hoppers.
Boasting a larger space than its Soho sibling, Hoppers St. Christopher’s Place in Marylebone is scheduled for business next week on Tuesday, with all lamb and chicken being Halal.
With a seating capacity of 85 across two floors, a further 16 al fresco, and an extra 24 in the four private dining vaults, this second one, which will offer reservations as well as seats held back for walk-ins, will aim to expose more Londoners to the bold and authentic flavours of Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu.
Similar to Soho’s, St. Christopher’s Place’s menu will centre around Hoppers’ namesake dish: a bowl-shaped pancake made from fermented rice batter (non-alcoholic) and coconut milk, and the dosa, made from a fermented batter of ground rice and lentils (non-alcoholic).
Served alongside these will be a selection of new karis that include: Lamb Shank, Aubergine, Crab, Cauliflower and Prawn.
St. Christopher’s Place will also be introducing what are known as ‘Rice and Roast’ dishes, which are designed to be shared, such as:
- Banana Leaf Roasted Plaice, Green Mango & Madras Onion Sambol
- Jaffna Lamb Cutlets, Cucumber Mooli Sambol’
- Chicken Buriani, Chicken Heart Acharu, Yoghurt.
While those new to Sri Lankan cuisine will be able to order a ‘Taste of Hoppers’ menu which offers a selection of favourites off the menu.
At lunch, a ‘Rice Plate’ will offer guests a set dish featuring: Rice, Dal, Kari, Seeni Sambol, Gotukola Sambol, Aubergine Moju, Duck Egg, and Cutlet.
There will also be a selection of Short Eats which will include:
- Bone Marrow, Varuval, Roti
- Jaffna Beef Rib Fry
- Hot Butter Devilled Chipirones
- Idli, Sambhar, Podi, Coconut Chutney.
Note that Hoppers St. Christopher’s Place serves alcohol.
Hoppers St. Christopher’s Place
77 Wigmore Street,
London, W1U 1QE.
Opening Hours: TBC