Hoppers St Christopher’s Place – Review
A Sri Lankan feast that is sure to tantalise your tastebuds and leave you wanting to try more of such a wonderful cuisine.
Hoppers are fermented rice and coconut pancakes shaped like a bowl, and they are so amazing that the restaurant is named after them!
The owners of Gymkhana and Trishna, opened up the Soho Branch in Frith Street, and there is also a bigger restaurant in St Christoper’s Place near Bond Street.
The menu, which also includes a very handy glossary, is divided between short eats, hoppers and dosas, karis (the Tamil term for curry), and bigger dishes. If you love the flavour of coconut, you are in for a treat here as it is a staple flavour running through the menu.
Sri Lankan cuisine is full of flavour and at Hoppers you can enjoy some succulent bone marrow (in a coconut sauce of course) with buttery roti or devour a hopper with an egg fried into the bottom, alongside dishes of caramelised onion relish, coriander chutney and a mince of fresh ground coconut, smoked fish, onions and red chillies. It really is quite beautiful, with intricate patterns lining the base of the hopper.
Not only is the food delicious, but the service is outstanding – staff are genuinely interested and want to educate you about Sri Lankan cuisine, in a helpful and unassuming manner.
For £28.50 per person, you can have a feast (the whole table must do this – but to be honest it’s definitely worth it and means you get to taste pretty much everything from Mutton rolls to Prawn mango kari and devilled chipirones)
St Christopher’s Place, 77 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1QE
Closest Tube: Bond Street