“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”
Well Doug, those days are over.
Because now London’s best Burmese restaurant can unequivocally say that lunch-time is 30minutes or less, thanks to their new Friday midday menu. And lunch-price is just £12.50, too.
The place in question is Lahpet in Shoreditch, the result of a couple of years of pop ups and market stalls from Dan Anton and head chef Zaw Mahesh (both of Burmese heritage). It’s a beautiful space with floor-to-ceiling windows framed in bamboo that flood light onto the furnishings, all made from varying textures of wood. The walls are lined with jarred Burmese spices & pickles, and cutting through it all is a long cocktail bar with shades of industrial concrete.
The half hour Friday lunch menu will net you a choice of one of their main course bowls: there’s an aromatic Mohinga (catfish and lemongrass chowder); vibrant coconut noodles with chicken; and some moreish Shan rice noodles which come with ground chicken thigh and mustard greens. And to add to that, you’ll also get a side, including the likes of their famous tea leaf salad and Mandalay red bean fritters.
Of course, if you want to spend more than 30 minutes eating then you can always spring for one of their new feasting menus. They come in two sizes, and feature up to 15 dishes filling the table, with everything from whole seabass stuffed with pickled ginger, to slow-cooked pork ribs, to spicy dumplings.
You’ll want to Lahpet up.
NOTE: Lahpet’s 30min Friday lunch menu, and their feasting menus are both available now. You can find out more, and make a booking at their website right HERE.
58 Bethnal Green Rd | E1 6JW
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