What: Hoppers Marylebone
In a nutshell: Dosas and hoppers Mk 2 in a bigger space
Summing it all up: One of Soho's most popular restaurants is getting a sibling as Hoppers comes to Marylebone. And it's much larger than the first, too. Plus - THEY TAKE BOOKINGS.
A Hoppers that you can book...
Everyone loves Hoppers. The team behind Gymkhana has created one of Soho's favourite restaurants - but at the same time created our personal nemesis, the uber-long restaurant waiting time. So we've wanted to go back, but that's put us off, to be honest.
BUT - salvation is at hand. A second Hoppers is on the way, and this time they're allowing bookings. They're heading to Marylebone, at the top end of St Christopher's Place. So if you've ever wanted to try Hoppers but were put off by the wait, here's another chance to get in the door.
As for the food - there will be some new dishes, including:
- Banana Leaf Roasted Plaice, Green Mango & Madras Onion Sambol
- Chicken Buriani, Chicken Heart Acharu, Yoghurt
- Bone Marrow Varuval, Roti
- Jaffna Beef Rib Fry
- Hot Butter Devilled Chipirones
- Idli, Sambhar, Podi, Coconut Chutney
Plus they'll have a daily changing rice and kari plate, as well as all of the original Hoppers' greatest hits. And expect new cocktails to wash all that food down - with arrack being the main ingredient.
It'll also be quite a bit larger than the original - it'll seat 85 in all - across two floors and there is also outside seating. So hooray for alfresco hoppers.
More about Hoppers Marylebone
Where is it? 77 Wigmore Street London W1U 1QE
When does it open? 12 September 2017