Hoppers Marylebone

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Sri Lankan street-food restaurant Hoppers has become something of a cult London favourite, with its larger sibling in Marylebone spread across two floors and complete with an outdoor terrace. The menu features signature Hoppers dishes from the original site in Soho, but there are still plenty of new plates on offer. ‘Short eats’ include jaffna beef rib fry and tuna and tapioca cutlets with avocado sambol, while larger sharing dishes see claypot baby chicken kukul maas, and black pork ribs with fennel and turmeric sambol, alongside a daily-changing lunchtime rice and kari plate. Meanwhile, the new cocktail list takes inspiration from the exotic flora, vegetation and fruits of Sri Lanka focusing on genever and the south Asian spirit arrack. Note that this branch of Hoppers takes bookings for up to eight at lunchtime and parties of four to eight at dinner.  

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Sri Lankan
Eat at Home
Deliveroo, Home delivery
Cool, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+]
Food Hygiene Rating


Sri-Lankan restaurant Hoppers is part of the JKS restaurant group and one of a handful of sites speckled across London (also in King’s Cross and Soho). Its Marylebone site takes inspiration from the Tropical Modernist movement, made famous by Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, who's interiors were typically inspired by nature and the outdoors. To this effect, Hoppers Marylebone is decorated using a host of natural materials such as wood and stone to create a calm atmosphere for diners.  

In contrast, the menu is all about big, punchy flavours designed to alert the senses. There are multiple menus available, from a la carte to tasting and feasting options. The main menu is divided into sharing-style plates including snacks, short-eats, hoppers and dosas, kothus, karis and grills. Signature dishes include a range of hoppers (classic, egg and string versions) along with lamb kothu roti (a street food dish of chopped flatbreads and lamb), chicken kari (curry), mutton rolls with Lankan ketchup and banana leaf roasted chilli and lemongrass bream. If you can’t decide, then select the Taste of Hoppers menu which includes plenty of Hoppers favourites, with a vegetarian option available, too.  

For groups of six people or more, there is a Group Menu to be taken by the whole table which features around ten of the restaurant’s top dishes. There is also a Family Feast menu which needs to be ordered 48 hours in advance. 

The drinks menu includes a range of beers, cocktails, punches, wines and ‘milks’, which are a refreshing Sri Lankan take on a milkshake. Treat yourself to a signature cocktail, such as the Coconut Gimlet for a tropical mix of gin, coconut and lime. The non-alcoholic options are just as tempting, with the likes of Ceylonese iced tea made with jasmine, white tea and basil seed.


Is Hoppers Marylebone available to takeaway?

Yes, Hoppers Marylebone can be ordered via Deliveroo or to click + collect

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77 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 1QE

020 3319 8110 020 3319 8110


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Mon 17:30-22:00
Tue 17:30-22:00
Wed 17:00-22:45
Thu 17:00-22:45
Fri 17:00-22:45
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
All day
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 12:00-22:45
Sun 12:00-21:30


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5 Reviews 

Gagandeep S

30 March 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 3
Value 3.5
Great Dosas!

The food and service were good. Decent sized portions for the price. The atmosphere was okay - bit chaotic given the size of restaurant venue.


12 May 2022  
Food & Drink 1
Service 3
Atmosphere 2
Value 1
Poor quality food and overpriced

I went for lunch today and ordered plain Dosa before ordering more to try how there food was .To my utter surprise I had order chutney extra,normally plain Dosa comes with chutney and sambar.For £ 1.50 I got a table spoonful of chutney,Dosa was cold and cheewy and had to eat without chutney which was quite disappointing. Poor quality over priced .I will not recommend to any one to go.


18 January 2019  
Food & Drink 1.5
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 2.5
Value 2
London has far better Asian restaurants than Hoppers
I visited Hoppers (Wigmore St) this evening. I dine out frequently but this is the first time that I have ever felt compelled to leave a review of a restaurant. We arrived for 6pm and were seated immediately. We asked for an overview of the menu and the waiter rattled through it like we were wasting his time. After 1 hour 30 minutes (post starters and before our mains) and £60 of spend the waiter asked what else we wanted? We said we would finish our drinks and then order more food. The waiter promptly spoke to the manager who then came over to our table to tell us they are very busy (yet there was no queue) and that we had to order within 5 minutes or else they would produce the bill for payment. I was utterly mortified by the way we were spoken to, which was completely unwarranted and you do not expect in the hospitality industry. If you enjoy clocking up your dining bill to allow you to order your mains/remain at your table, you’re okay being told you have 5 minutes in which to place your order, and are neutral to the cleanliness of bathrooms then visit this restaurant. I love dining at Asian restaurants, and would happily re-visit the likes of Dishoom, Bombay Bustle, Darjeeling Express, Tallie Joe, Kricket, or Thum Biriyani over Hoppers.


27 June 2018  
Superb just on the right side of spicy, service always friendly and knowledgeable, excellent cocktails. Great value for money.

Alex G

22 January 2018  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 2.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 4
Dream food, but menu nightmare
Do you know your hopper from your dosa; your kothu from you kari, or your chutney from your sambol? What’s the correct number of all/any of these dishes to order? And should you combine these with some ‘short eats’ or maybe a ‘rice and roast?’ By now, readers have probably got the story: Hoppers has one of the least comprehensible and potentially most unwelcoming menus in London. That said, once you do eventually get to the food, it’s pretty damn good. The venue does to Sri Lankan food what Bao did for Taiwanese or Xu to modern Chinese. It is the same team behind all these ventures and indeed this outpost of Hoppers is the second from the group, a location where diners can pre-book (unlike the Soho original). My comrade and I ventured there on a recent weekday lunchtime to check out this relatively recent opening. The building (formerly a forgettable Middle Eastern restaurant) is light and airy, simple on décor but with a slight homage to the colonial. Service was friendly, but as alluded to earlier, the menu was our main issue. No suggestion of how to mix and match was offered on arrival and nor are there any descriptions on the menu. It’s not a big ask, but for the majority of diners (or at least first-timers), how could I be expected to know what ‘string hoppers’ or a ‘pol sambol’ might possibly be? We got some explanations eventually, but still were not entirely sure/ reassured that we had ordered either the right dishes or the right number of dishes. Put another way, diners have to place a lot of trust in the hands of the serving staff. We were, at least, not disappointed. First to arrive was said string hoppers: rice noodles served with a spice-heavy turmeric-coloured sauce and topped with a pungent spice mix (the sambol). It looked and tasted excellent. Similar plaudits for our other dishes, with the standout being our banana-leaf roasted bream with green mango and madras onion sambol. Presentation was first-class (check the picture on my Instagram), the fish prepared perfectly (off the bone and tender) with a lovely lime/spice tang. Curiously though the dish featured in the ‘rice and roast’ section despite there being no evidence of the former. Throughout, pricing was reasonable and the bill (with one glass of wine each and coffees after) came to around £35/head). In summary: do go here, but allow sufficient time to ponder the menu and plan. When the food comes, it’s well worth it.
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