Biryani Kebab Chai (BKC) opens in Soho

With adjacent Coupette French cocktail bar

3rd October 2023

Biryani Kebab Chai (BKC) in London, which won ‘Newcome of the Year’ at the Asian Catering Federation’s Asian Restaurant Awards in Manchester last month, has opened a second site, marking the start of a “major expansion plan”. The original site at Marble Arch focuses on Awadhi (modern day Lucknow) cuisine

BKC founder Jeet Mitra has confirmed he has additional sites lined up over the coming years. The new restaurant will offer a more expansive menu, dishes including Bhatti Ka Khargosh (chargrilled grilled rabbit legs infused with allspice and yoghurt) and Kathal Ki Shami (pan-seared jackfruit and walnut patties served with coriander chutney).

Mitra said: “BKC is so close to my heart as I have been eating this style of food since I developed my taste buds as a kid. Being in this industry for 20 years has afforded me the privilege to open BKC, and I hope to convey my passion and culture to the people of the UK in the coming years.”

Mitra also confirmed a second site for his cocktail bar concept Coupette, which debuted in Bethnal Green in 2017, which will open next door to the new BKC.