The Facts
NAME: Lahpet
IT'S: A Burmese restaurant in Shoreditch

06-04-2018

OPENED: April 06th, 2018
SOFT LAUNCH: 6th-8th April 50% off food, and open for dinner only until 13th April
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Dan Anton and Zaw Mahesh
DID YOU KNOW: Burma’s national dish is called mohinga and it consists of fish broth and rice vermicelli topped with crispy split-pea fritters, roast chilli and coriander
LOCATION: Shoreditch
ADDRESS: 58 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6JW
CLOSEST TUBE: Shoreditch High Street
OPENING TIMES: Tuesday-Friday 12pm-3pm, 5.30pm-11pm; Saturday 12pm-11pm; Sunday 12pm-9pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Tel: 0203 883 5629; [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

Lahpet

OPENED 193 DAYS AGO

Lahpet is a Burmese restaurant from the team behind the popular street food stall, now open in Shoreditch.

We’re thrilled we can finally book a table here, as it’s one of London’s best Burmese restaurants.

The Spot:

This is bang in the heart of Shoreditch, just around the corner from The Cereal Killer Cafe. It’s a no-brainer that you visit Lahpet for some exciting Burmese food instead of munching your way through a bowl of cold cereal…

The Food:

Burmese food is still relatively unknown in London but things are about to change.

Kick off with some small plates like the fritters made from bottle gourd or tofu, and don’t miss the signature lahpet, which is actually a pickled tea leaf salad – a classic Burmese dish and a must-order. Then there are larger plates to choose from, including pork and mustard green curry; hake masala with a lemongrass rosti; fried bream with morning glory (a glorious spinach-like vegetable) and aubergine stuffed with shrimp paste and oyster mushroom.

We love their approach to dessert, which is singular. Banana and semolina cake with ice cream, chocolate and caramelised peanut should hit the spot… if you’ve got any room left.

The Drinks:

Cocktails are great here; we’ll be having a Lahpet Sour with gin, Campari, orange, Earl Grey and, er, strawberry jam. No? How about the jaggery old fashioned with marmalade and ginger? They’re not all breakfast themed, by the way.

Beers include Kirin and a Brixton brewed IPA. The wine list seems a bit of an afterthought here to be perfectly honest, so we’ll be sticking to one of those aforementioned brews.

The Damage:

Small plates are £2.50-7; salads £7.50; main plates are £11-15. A cocktail is £8.50 and a beer starts at £4. Wine starts at £4.40 a glass and £20 a bottle.

In a Nutshell:

It’s great to see these guys go from strength to strength. Here’s to a burgeoning Burmese food scene in London!

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The Facts
NAME: Lahpet
IT'S: A Burmese restaurant in Shoreditch

06-04-2018

OPENED: April 06th, 2018
SOFT LAUNCH: 6th-8th April 50% off food, and open for dinner only until 13th April
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Dan Anton and Zaw Mahesh
DID YOU KNOW: Burma’s national dish is called mohinga and it consists of fish broth and rice vermicelli topped with crispy split-pea fritters, roast chilli and coriander
LOCATION: Shoreditch
ADDRESS: 58 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6JW
CLOSEST TUBE: Shoreditch High Street
OPENING TIMES: Tuesday-Friday 12pm-3pm, 5.30pm-11pm; Saturday 12pm-11pm; Sunday 12pm-9pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Tel: 0203 883 5629; [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

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