Hoppers are bringing a third branch of their award-winning Sri Lankan restaurant to King’s Cross next month.
Opening in Pancras Square in February, this new Hoppers branch takes inspiration from the well-travelled coastal route from Colombo to the historical town of Galle.
The interiors take cues from iconic landmarks along the route, including Bentota Railway Station and the Coat of Arms Bar at Jetwing’s Lighthouse Hotel in Galle. There’ll be batik-patterns adorning the ceilings and the walls will be decorated with traditional hand-loom fabric panels woven exclusively for Hoppers.
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Most importantly though, the menu will continue the theme of family-style feasting, with brand new bar bites, seafood grills and beachside snacks, including many items that will be exclusive to the King’s Cross restaurant, such as Black Pepper Curry Leaf Prawn Skewers and Quail Kari.
The bar at King’s Cross will be bigger than the ones at Hoppers’ current sites, and will feature a wide selection of beers; including two of Hopper’s own brewed beers. The cocktail menu is filled with sharing punches, 1960s Tiki-style drinks and ‘tap cocktails’ such as the Nitro Frothy Kappi, a spiced creamy nitro cold brew espresso martini made with Sri Lankan coffee, and the Arrack Attack No.3 with a house fermented ginger beer with Ceylon Arrack and lime.
Hoppers King’s Cross is set to open in Pancras Square on February 11, 2020.
Also published on Medium.