21st December 2018
The team behind Indian restaurants Bombay Chow, Station 31 and Imperial Lounge is to open an Indian-Chinese fusion restaurant in Soho. The company expects to launch has a 1,700 square foot unit in Berwick Street in March, after a major refurbishment . The eateris will focus on cuisine developed more than a century ago by the Chinese community in Kolkata.
Signature dishes will include chilli paneer, chicken lollipops and vegetable Manchurian, combining familiar spices with game such as venison and rabbit. The venue will also serve cocktails “encapsulating the flavours of urban India and Kolkata’s Chinatown”, with mango, guava and lime featuring heavily.
Bombay Chow director Hamza Sajawal said: “Our concept has been in the pipeline for years but now we are confident there is a clear appetite for this style of food in the West End. While Indian-Chinese cuisine has been enjoyed by the international Indian community for years, this is the first restaurant with a central London location that will devote an entire menu to it. Our other restaurants are testing dishes on their menus so the demand and gap in the market is clear but the location is crucial as Soho is a global name everybody knows – tourists from Asia and those familiar with the food will finally know where to go to enjoy it.”