Ever tried to snag a table at Sri Lankan restaurant Hoppers for more than two people? You’ll be delighted to hear the team are opening a second, larger outpost on Wigmore Street that will be taking reservations.
Opening on 12 September, Hoppers St. Christopher’s Place will be much more suited to group dining compared with its Soho original. The restaurant will be spread across two floors with a terrace, and downstairs there’ll be four private dining vaults for parties of six to eight guests.
The namesake dish (a crispy Sri Lankan-style pancake) is still at the centre of the food offering, but the Marylebone venue also sees the addition of an array of Rice and Roast dishes designed for sharing.
Order a few for a real spread: we like the sound of Jaffna lamb cutlets with cucumber mooli sambol (pictured above).
Feast cocktails like the jungle negroni are a nice touch for groups too, as they come with enough for four people to get stuck in.
Reservations lines open soon. Until then, discover plenty more private dining rooms for small groups in this list of the best.