Both with Burmese heritage, Dan and Zaw’s aim was always to shine the light on this relatively untapped cuisine. Growing the brand from a small stall at Maltby Street Market, Lahpet’s founders have helped popularise the flavors of Myanmar by presenting Londoners with Burmese staple dishes and regional specialties with a hint of refinement and contemporary flair.

A collaborative effort between Dan, Zaw and Natalie Weavers Interiors, Lahpet’s design is all about creating a warm, natural, inviting atmosphere; wooden flooring and hints of industrial concrete will be softened by foliage, copper, pendant lighting and rows of jars containing Burmese dried and pickled specialties and spices lining the walls.

With a capacity of 76, the restaurant will boast mixed booth seating and a long wooden sharing table. A bar will span across the center of the restaurant, where guests can sit and enjoy cocktails whilst dining or enjoying delicious bar snacks.

Lahpet directly translates from Burmese as ‘tea’ and this is reflected in the restaurant’s signature dish, Tea Leaf Salad, which incorporates umami-packed pickled tea leaves into a unique texture-laden salad.