Hoppers was the big launch last week last week from the fine folks behind Trishna and Gymkhana based around Sri Lankan cuisine. I’ve long been looking for a good central based Sri Lankan restaurant which brings back the memories of delicious street food in Kandy and Colombo I had many moons ago and Hoppers makes a good fist of it.
The menu is decided into starters from which we had devilled prawns (unctuous, chilli laced pearls of deliciousness) some Cassava, Cashew and Plantain fry (a spicy deep-fried crisp like a very good bombay mix) mutton rolls (fancy meat filled croquettes) string hoppers (passable, but not as good as under warm sub continent air) duck roti (minced duck in a quesadilla like roti parcel - not as exciting as the others )
On to the mains and you pick a dosa or a hopper (with a fried egg if you like) so we had one of each served with various chutneys and sambals. On the side of that they recommend a portion of curry (or kari as it is on the menu) from which we had the lamb (great anisey complex slow cooked meat - the best thing we had) and the fish (creamy and good if not show stopping)
Overall a great addition to Soho (apparently it already has a queue - so points off for that) The closest point of reference I can think of is a slightly more complex polished Dishoom. A recommend.