A buzzing West End bar-diner serving inventive Pan-Asian food in a relaxed setting, with a genuine eye to the needs of diners.
Bar Soba outlets work from the same menu but each is interpreted by in-house cooks who know their noodles. The West End version of this funky venture is light and spacious with lots of high tables to help get bowls within slurping distance of the mouth. It attracts a wide range of diners from afternoon shoppers, to students and businessmen to trendy weekend regulars. Here, a ‘small plate’ of pork bao is served in its steamer, the bun all soft and chewy, laden with shredded pork in a sticky sweet black bean sauce. Tempura with aubergine and broccoli comes as a hearty sized portion with airy crisp batter, perfect al-dente vegetables and a sharp mint yoghurt dipping sauce. Large plates include an effervescent nasi goreng – skewers of blackened chicken, veg or prawn attended by a large bowl of punchy peanut sauce. Thai king prawn curry has a fabulous zingy sauce loaded with squash, coconut, lychee and galangal but is let down slightly by a disappointingly mingy serving of the supposedly featured star – king prawns. DJs kick off the weekends in style and a massive cocktail list helps drive the festivities.
- Delivery: Deliveroo, UberEats. Also 'Click and Collect' via website.
- Private dining: Up to 50 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Disco, soul, funk
- Live entertainment: Fri/Sat DJs after 9pm
- Capacity: 274
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: 2012
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
- House wine: £16.95 per bottle
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