Hoppers St Christopher’s Place follows the runaway success of the inaugural Soho site, and will be considerably larger than the original, accommodating 85 guests across two floors with an additional 16 seats available on an outside terrace.
The menu will feature a number of dishes created exclusively for the opening, with a focus on traditional Sri Lankan spicing and flavour. The signature dishes that led Hoppers Soho to receive critical acclaim in its first year of opening will also remain.
Sitting alongside the menu will be a new drinks list including cocktails that will take inspiration from the exotic flora, vegetation and fruits of Sri Lanka focusing on Genever and the Sri Lankan spirit, Arrack.
Interiors for Hoppers St Christopher’s Place will be designed by Article Design Studio and will take inspiration from Sri Lankan celebrated architect Geoffrey Bawa and his early works on “tropical monochromatic modernism”, breaking down the barrier between inside and outside space.
“Following the success of the first Hoppers in Soho back in 2015, an increase in travel to Sri Lanka and subsequently the popularity of the country’s food and culture in the capital, opening a second, larger Hoppers site seemed like a natural step,” says Karam Sethi.
“We’re thrilled to expose even more Londoners to the bold flavours of Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu.”