Hoppers, Soho, London

One of my absolute favourite restaurants in London is Hoppers. And I’m not alone there, there is a constant stream of fans also queuing for the experience. Expect to wait some time if you’re coming during the usual dinner and lunch times. If full, it’s a process of leave your details and they’ll message you and on a chocka day that could be >1hr. One of the reasons it’s busy is due to being awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand. But the more important reason is it offers fast, tasty, consistent Sri Lankan-styled food that is a huge step beyond the norm.  And I’m getting better at the ordering. So a base curry and a hopper is the first thing you should get. The conical dosa is fine if you prefer something with a bit of crunch. Of the menu, I quite like the root vegetable kari (£6) and the hopper (£4.50), you definitely need the one with the egg. It’s also nice to have a few sides and pickles as well for a nice, diverse plate, and it’s worthwhile sharing a few starters. Try the chicken lollipop chukka (£6) or the taro, cashew and ash plantain fry (£3.50) The drinks are fab, check out the Wattalapan Milk (£5.50) for something a more refreshing. Prices are more than reasonable at Hoppers and despite the long waiting time, it’s a speedy exit as well.

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10/10

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