Review on Hoppers
Buoyed by the success of Trisha in Marylebone and Gymkhana in Mayfair, the talented Sethi family have opened Hoppers on bustling Frith Street in the heart of Soho. Serving Sri Lankan cuisine, the restaurant takes its name from the bowl shaped pancake based on fermented rice batter and coconut milk with spices, that is both a popular breakfast dish, as well as a street snack in southern India.
Designed by Katy Manolescue of Article Design Studio, the wood-panelled interior is warm and inviting featuring traditional Sri Lankan terracotta floor tiles, a rattan ceiling with handmade stained glass lights and Sri Lankan posters and raska masks adorning the walls.
The interesting menu offers good value, but unfortunately the restaurant operates a no booking policy, which can result in a long wait for a table. Typical dishes on the menu include buffalo buriani, duck egg kari, yoghurt, brinjal moju or lamb kothu roti, or you could go the small sharing plates route with a podi dosa or an egg hopper. When it comes to desserts there's roasted rice kulfi, pandan jelly, sago, vermicelli and rambutan or love cake with yoghurt kulfi.
Hoppers has just two wines, one red and one white, Sri Lankan beers and a lovely selection of cocktails.
Hoppers is also featured in: Michelin Guide, HardensRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Thu (All day Fri & Sat)
Dinner: 5.30 - 10.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card