Paradise | Contemporary Sri Lankan food in Soho
As many have long suspected, Paradise is located just off the back alleys in Soho.
Or at least, it will be.
It’s a Sri Lankan restaurant taking over from the old Spuntino space on Rupert Street, following on from a string of highly successful pop ups at places like Brother Marcus. This will be their highly anticipated permanent venue, and so far the plans are for it redress the space with brutalist style interiors (think brushed concrete, real plants climbing walls, muted tones, etc.) all designed by the same people behind Kiln, Smoking Goat, and Brat.
The food will draw from traditional Sri Lankan recipes all put together by chef Charith Priyadarshana, and will use British ingredients wherever possible – the seafood will come from day boats, the pork will come from a farm in Gloucestershire, etc. Those ingredients will all go into classic hoppers & kothu roti, plus mutton rolls with curry powder & fermented chilli sauce; slow roasted pork cheek curry; aubergine moju; jackfruit biriyani; cabbage mallum; and a lot more.
There’ll be cocktails too, with interesting menu-fillers planned like a tamarind chilli martini, and something called an Arrack-O-Lada which blends coconut cream, arrack, pineapple syrup, and a little burnt jackfruit.
A couple of those… and you certainly will be in paradise.
NOTE: Paradise is due to open on 18th November. You can find out more at their website right HERE.
Pardise | 61 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D 7PW
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