Chinese Food Just Got A Whole Lot Prettier At This New East London Pop-Up

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Lucky & Joy are bringing fiery Chinese flavours to a Cambridge Heath railway arch.

The new pop-up, running during August and September, comes courtesy of Ellen Parr, co-founder of The Art of Dining and Pete Kelly, who have joined forces to bring their favourite aspects of regional Chinese cooking from their culinary tour of the country. And cocktails, don’t forget the cocktails.


The unassuming but promising food menu consists of meat skewers, smashed cucumbers, BBQ aubergine and silken tofu, and greens slathered in homemade oyster sauce.

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As well as dishing up some flavourful Chinese dishes and bar snacks, Lucky & Joy is also home to a semi-separate bar, The New Leaf. Serving up delicious alcoholic cocktails inspired by their Chinese travels, the bold flavours used include coriander, coconut-washed vodka and even grilled pineapple.


Of course, the focus is all on the food, so whether you’re sipping on a Lucky Donkey or just enjoying an Aperol Spritz, you can still get munching on some fine dishes. The pretty decadent bar snacks include fluffy bao buns or tender squid. Certainly a step up from a bowl of salted peanuts, right?

You can find Lucky & Joy at 298-299 Railway Arches, Cambridge Heath Road, right next to Cambridge Heath overground station, E8 9HA.

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