According to research from restaurant finder app Zomato, one in ten restaurants that opened in the capital since April focused on a single dish – double the number in the same period last year.
“By excelling at one item, restaurants dispense with the complicated business of stock forecasting across a wide range of ingredients,” the study said.
“In the mood for a steamed bun? Bao has five for you to choose from. Care for a taste of Athens? Suvlaki is on hand to offer traditional wraps. If you’re simply after a fish finger sandwich, FishDog will serve you one of the best you’ve ever had.”
Zomato also offered its airtight formula for those looking to open London’s next hottest single-item space.
'Food pun restaurant name + simple menu displayed on an exposed brick wall – years of restaurant experience + single classic dish + hipster servers x spontaneous decisions = London’s next big restaurant.'
“As far as what’s next in the world of single-item dining, our money’s on a cannoli café,” said Zomato.