Lucky & Joy | Clapton Restaurant
After years of sell-out residencies, supperclubs and lock-ins, Lucky & Joy have landed their first permanent gig.
And they’re going to be putting the kitsch in kitchen.
Making their home on Lower Clapton Road (a few doors down from P. Franco), Ellen Parr and Pete Kelly’s first restaurant will be an explosion of the colourful, tongue-in-cheek aesthetic of their original pop ups.
Taking inspiration from their travels across the breadth of China (and a little from NYC’s Chinatown), the restaurant will serve the regional dishes they’ve spent years working to master. On your tick-box menus, you’ll find classic Yunnan smacked cucumbers; pickled peanuts; and a vegan take on Tiger Salad from Xi’an, with spring onions, celery and parsley, to start. Scaling up, there’s mushroom skewers; classic dim sum dish, turnip cake; Xinjiang lamb chops with onion and pomegranate; and Grandma’s potatoes – a spicy Yunnanese recipe with Sichuan peppers and preserved mustard greens. The majority of the dishes are vegan, following the lead of Hackney eatery Mao Chow.
As usual, Pete will be on the booze, serving up cocktails like the Yunnan Flavour, with coconut-washed vodka, lemongrass, ginger, coriander…
…and quite a lot of joy.
NOTE: Lucky & Joy is set to open on 26th November, with 50% off your food bill on 26th-28th November. You can book a table for the soft launch, and beyond, HERE.
Lucky & Joy | 95 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0NP
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