The 170-cover basement restaurant, based on Hong Kong's all-day cafe diners of the 1950s and 1960s, will open for lunch and dinner seven days a week offering meals for an average of £30 per head.
TV chef and School of Wok creator Jeremy Pang has been recruited as executive development chef to create a menu of cha chaan teng-style dishes, including macaroni soups, crusty rolls with a variety of fillings and signature sharing dishes such as chilli tiger prawns with lobster claws and whole crispy seabreem.
Mixologists Soul Shakers have been enlisted to create a series of cocktails inspired by the elements of the Chinese tea culture, available alongside Chinese beer on draught and teas by The Real Tea Co.
Mark Hall, group operations director for Splendid Restaurants said: “We’re delighted to introduce Cha Chaan Teng and the Hong Kong café concept to London. We have always admired Jeremy’s refreshing and authentic cooking style and together we’ve created something unique. We look forward to introducing it to Londoners.”
Pang said: "I’ve always wanted to do something along the lines of a Chinese Café and this was too good an opportunity to turn down. We’ve had some fun with the concept and will be showcasing an exciting new take on Chinese food.”
Cha Chaan Teng joins Splendid Restaurants' portfolio, which also includes the recently opened Absurd Bird and Jack & Alice. The company is part of Splendid Hospitality Group, which owns and operates 19 hotels across the UK.