Hoppers King’s Cross | Dosas in North London
Something’s afoot with Hoppers.
Word on the ol’ grapevine is that the Sri Lankan restaurant from the team behind Michelin-starred Gymkhana and Trishna is going to open a branch in King’s Cross next year.
It’ll be its third incarnation, after the Soho original and the sophomore in St. Christopher’s Place, Marylebone. For their first stint up north, they’ve scored a corner plot in that stretch between King’s Cross station and Granary Square (alongside Granger & Co, Vinoteca and German Gymnasium).
Details on the menu and setting are scant at the moment, but the general inspiration behind it all is the coastal route from the capital, Colombo, to the Dutch town of Galle. That’ll be reflected in the design of the place, from the Batik-patterned ceilings and motifs from the tropical modernist Bentota railway station, right down to the lighting, with Dutch-styled cast iron and glass lanterns.
It also means leaning more strongly into seafood, with grilled fish and ‘beachside’ snacks joining their critically acclaimed giant dosas and, of course, hoppers (light and crispy bowl-shaped egg pancakes). Mooted new and KC-exclusive dishes include black pepper & curry leaf prawn skewers; sprat and brinjal pahi (aubergine curry) and crab curry from Negombo, a lagoon city. Drinks meanwhile will star Hoppers’ own-brewed beers, coolers inspired by 60s tiki cocktails, and a nitro espresso martini on tap made with Sri Lankan coffee…
Sounds like it’ll be a solid new pied-à-terre for them.
NOTE: Hoppers King’s Cross is set to open in February 2020. We’ll be back with the full scoop when they do, but in the meantime you can keep an eye on their website HERE.
Hoppers King’s Cross | Unit 3, Building 4, Pancras Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4AG
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