Lahpet Shoreditch | Easily The Best Burmese Restaurant In London
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Lahpet

Lahpet

London has a new Burmese restaurant.

You’re going to Lahpet up.

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 in Shoreditch, and it’s 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

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 dried shrimp dish).

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 Sour which blends gin, Campari, orange, and of course, some tea leaves.

We see one in your future.

NOTE: Lahpet Shoreditch is open 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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Lahpet


58 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch, E1 6JW

0203 883 5629

£££££



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