Second site will arrive on Poland Street this April
Marc Summers, founder of Bubala, the critically-acclaimed Middle Eastern restaurant, is thrilled to announce the opening of a second London site, this time in Soho, in April 2022. Bubala, which first launched in Spitalfields in 2019 following a string of successful pop ups and supper clubs, has garnered fans across the capital and, taking on the site which formerly housed Italian restaurant, Vasco & Piero, the team are excited to now bring the concept to Poland Street in the heart of Soho.
The restaurant will hold 50 covers, including an eight seat counter-style bar, all with views of the open kitchen. From here, Executive Chef Helen Graham (recently nominated as one of six chefs to watch by Jay Rayner in Observer Food Monthly Magazine) and her team will serve much-loved classics from Bubala Spitalfields, as well as a number of new additions to the menu. Signature dishes including,
Halloumi with black seed honey and Confit potato latkes with toum and Aleppo chilli, will, of course, be present, while new creations, many of which will be grilled on the restaurants’ yakitori grill, including Hispi cabbage with mandarin and ras el hanout ponzu and Yemeni malawach with stracciatella, kalamata olives & smoked aubergine honey, continue to bring Helen’s exuberant culinary style to the fore. The carefully curated drinks menu will feature wine on tap, as well as bottled natural wines, UK produced beers and Gazoz house sodas, a homemade seltzer combined with natural, locally sourced fruits, flowers, spices, herbs and syrups.
Commenting on the upcoming launch Summers said: “The past two years have been unimaginably hard for our entire industry, so I feel incredibly lucky to have one site, let alone to be opening a second.
It’s always been a long-term goal for Bubala to grow, but it’s a step that I wanted to take carefully and one that I didn’t want to rush. I feel like we’ve got the best possible team now and the site feels perfect. I just can’t wait to open and bring a bit of Bubala to central London.”
Address: 15 Poland Street, London, W1F 8PR
Opening times: Monday-Saturday, lunch and dinner
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