Restaurants

18/01/19


Lahpet

Shoreditch is home to London’s best Burmese restaurant.

It comes to us from Dan Anton and head chef Zaw Mahesh – both of Burmese heritage – who’re building on the remarkable success of both their year-long Hackney pop up & their Spitalfields Market stall.

This permanent site is a stunner: floor-to-ceiling windows framed in bamboo 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 FOOD

Lahpet

The name Lahpet literally means ‘tea’ in Burmese, and is a reference to their signature dish, tea leaf salad which is made umami-packed pickled tea leaves. Other smaller-size numbers include shan tofu fritters (the tofu is made from scratch onsite using split peas, and doesn’t taste like the tofu you’re used to), and hearty balachaung dumplings (it’s a Burmese spicy dried shrimp relish).

Going larger, you can net yourself a pork & mustard green curry; a whole fried bream with morning glory; or a hefty aubergine roasted & stuffed with oyster mushrooms plus Burmese herbs & spices.

THE COCKTAILS

The Burmese-ness keeps on rolling behind the cocktail bar, where they’ll make you drinks including a Lemongrass Mimosa with citrus liqueur, prosecco, lime, and lemongrass; a Jaggery Old Fashioned (using an Asian cane sugar); and a Lahpet Margarita which infuses tequila with betel leaves.

We see one in your future.

 

NOTE: Lahpet Shoreditch is open all week. You can find out more, and make a booking at their website right HERE.

Lahpet | 58 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6JW


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Lahpet


58 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, E1 6JW
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0203 883 5629




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