14th July 2019
New Sri Lankan concept Paradise is set to take over the site in Soho occupied by Spuntino when it moves later this month. relocates at the end of the month.
In March, restaurateurs Russell Norman and Richard Beatty, who are also behind Polpo, announced they would relocate Spuntino following an agreed return of the lease to the landlords
Paradise will use British and Sri Lankan ingredients in a menu inspired by restaurateur Dom Fernando’s “annual childhood trips to Sri Lanka”. The concept has been tested through supper clubs and a pop-up at Balham restaurant Brother Marcus and is due to open in Rupert Street in October, Hot Dinners reports.
The kitchen will be led by Sri Lankan chef Charith Priyadarshana, who will produce dishes such as hoppers and kothu roti, mutton rolls with curry powder, and slow-roasted pork cheek curry. The drinks list will include cocktails and wine from small biodynamic and organic growers.
London studio Dan Preston, which created interiors for Kiln and Smoking Goat, will design an “intimate yet raw space inspired by chic bistros in Colombo and Galle”.