In mid March, acclaimed chef Vivek Singh will open his third London restaurant, Cinnamon Soho. Situated on the former Red Bar site on Kingly Street, the new venture is described as ‘Cinnamon Kitchen’s younger, cheekier sibling’. Vivek’s sleek but laid-back City restaurant is hugely popular with Liverpool Street suits and the W1 offshoot sounds like a perfect fit for Soho.
With neighbours like Polpo and Bob Bob Ricard for company, Cinnamon Soho hopes to win over the West End crowd with a relaxed all-day menu and a wallet-friendly set lunch option. Theatre-goers can enjoy pre- and post-theatre menus, along with a late-night supper menu of tasting plates. The restaurant is just a stones throw from the boutiques of Carnaby Street, so shoppers can pop in to refuel and try out the exotic cocktails.
Vivek and head chef Ramachandran Raju have created a unique menu that combines modern Indian fare with a nod to British favourites. Diners can look forward to dishes like ox cheek vindaloo, seared sea bass with aubergine-potato crush, and sticky desi pork back ribs. The menu also has an unusual range of pies with fillings such as rogan josh or Keralan seafood curry, and a range of Indian-inspired balls, including a Bangla-Scotch egg.