By Majella Taylor, New Openings Editor, H&C News:: Trio of new openings in London’s Chinatown.
Shaftesbury has announced the openings of three more East Asian concepts at Chinatown London. The new eateries include UK debuts for a Hongkongese café and regional Chinese restaurant.
An 80 cover debut restaurant and café has opened at 68/70 Shaftesbury Avenue called The Eight, taking inspiration from the traditional Hong Kong tearooms that originated in the 1950s. The menu includes traditional Hongkongese favourites, such as Wonton Noodle Soup, Pork Chop Pineapple Bun, and Volcano Egg on Rice, alongside snacks and variations of the region’s famous milk tea.
Opening at one of destination’s most prominent gateways, on the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Wardour Street, is Kung Fu Noodle, the third new concept at Chinatown London from restaurateur Alex Xu. The 50-cover, 1,800 sq ft restaurant is the first live hand-pulled noodle concept within Chinatown London, and specialises in dishes from Gansu province in Northwest China.
Seoul Plaza offers authentic Korean grab-and-go hot and cold food, alongside its Korean grocery-led store providing a selection of their most popular items, including kimchi, tofu, noodles, and canned drinks.
Pochawa, the casual Korean BBQ concept is set to launch on Wardour Street later this year.