Burmese restaurant Lahpet is launching its first permanent site on Bethnal Green Road with a soft launch weekend taking place from 6th-8th April. Following on from its hugely successful year-long pop-up in Hackney, founders Dan Anton and Head Chef Zaw Mahesh are now bringing their unique take on Burmese cooking to the heart of Shoreditch.
Lahpet directly translates from Burmese as ‘tea’ and this is reflected in the restaurant’s signature dish, Tea Leaf Salad, which incorporates umami-packed pickled tea leaves into a unique texture-laden salad. Another highlight of the menu is the home-made Shan tofu: made from scratch on site using split peas, the taste is unlike any other tofu found in London. From distinctive salads, vibrant curries and fresh seafood to noodle based dishes and bold desserts, the menu at Lahpet is designed to be shared, with family and friends.
Lahpet’s drinks menu features a selection of wine from Borough Wines which have all been selected to complement the dishes, with house white and red wine available on tap. Also on offer will be a strong list of local beers and five cocktails featuring indigenous ingredients with a Colonial twist, all expertly devised by an in-house mixologist.
So if you like the sound of that and fancy trying it with a generous 50% off all food from 6-8th April, you’ll just need to reserve a table at www.lahpet.co.uk