The Facts
NAME: Hoppers
IT'S: A larger site for the Sri Lankan restaurant open in St. Christopher's Place, Marylebone

12-09-2017

OPENED: September 12th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: JKS Restaurants, who also own Bao, Trishna and Gymkhana, among others
LOCATION: Marylebone
ADDRESS: St. Christopher’s Place, 77 Wigmore Street, W1U 1QE
CLOSEST TUBE: Bond Street
OPENING TIMES: Monday-Thursday 12pm-2.30pm & 5.30pm-10.30pm; Friday-Saturday 12pm-10.30pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 020 3319 8110
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: reservations@hopperslondon.com

Hoppers St. Christopher’s Place

OPENED 9 DAYS AGO

A shiny new, much larger branch of Sri Lankan restaurant Hoppers has opened on St. Christopher’s Place.

Hoppers are famous for their namesake dish, the hopper, which is a bowl-shaped pancake made from fermented rice batter and coconut milk.

The Spot:

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 design has been inspired by the Jungle Modernist movement associated with Geoffrey Bawa, considered the most influential Sri Lankan architect. The design is focused on bringing the Sri Lankan landscape into the restaurant.

One of the most exciting things about this opening however is that they’re taking bookings. No more queuing!

The Food:

There will be plenty of those hoppers, of course, along with the popular dosa, made with a batter of fermented ground rice and lentils and served with a variety of karis (curries) to scoop up, including lamb shank, aubergine, prawn and cauliflower.

A new selection of feasting dishes is also on the menu. Called ‘rice and roast’, these are served family style for sharing and include banana leaf-roasted plaice, green mango and Madras onion sambol (a relish), chicken buriani, chicken heart achuru and yoghurt, and Jaffna lamb cutlets with cucumber mooli sambol.

If you’ve never been to Hoppers before you can try the new ‘Taste of Hoppers’ menu, which is a collection of their best selling dishes.

 

There’s also a selection of ‘short eats’, meaning snacks, which are usually eaten with drinks in Sri Lanka. They include Jaffna beef rib fry and hot butter devilled chipirones.

The Drinks:

Cocktails are a big thing here, focusing on two main drinks — Arrack, which is a Sri Lankan spirit distilled from the sap of coconut flowers, and the Dutch spirit Genever, which is a juniper and spice flavoured spirit (an earlier form of gin).

Cocktails will include a range of frozen slushies, including Fro-Yo Mango Lassi and Kappi Frappi Cino, an alcoholic milkshake. Feast cocktails for four are also available, including the Jungle Negroni.

The Damage:

Short eats are £4.50–7 and sides £2–3.50. Hoppers and dosas are £4–4.50. Karis are £6–7 and those sharing dishes are £9–18.50.

A cocktail costs £7–8.50.

In a Nutshell:

We love everything JKS Restaurants do (they’re also behind Bao, Trishna, Gymkhana and others), and Hoppers is no exception.

We can’t wait to settle in for one of those feasts with friends or tuck into a hopper outside in the sunshine.

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The Facts
NAME: Hoppers
IT'S: A larger site for the Sri Lankan restaurant open in St. Christopher's Place, Marylebone

12-09-2017

OPENED: September 12th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: JKS Restaurants, who also own Bao, Trishna and Gymkhana, among others
LOCATION: Marylebone
ADDRESS: St. Christopher’s Place, 77 Wigmore Street, W1U 1QE
CLOSEST TUBE: Bond Street
OPENING TIMES: Monday-Thursday 12pm-2.30pm & 5.30pm-10.30pm; Friday-Saturday 12pm-10.30pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 020 3319 8110
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: reservations@hopperslondon.com
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