Hot Pot chain brews up UK debut

By Sophie Witts

- Last updated on GMT

Thai Hot Pot restaurant opening in London

Related tags: Thai cuisine

Thai restaurant group Hot Pot is to open its debut UK site in London’s Soho this spring.

The company has secured the former site of Mark Sargeant’s Morden & Lea brasserie on Wardour Street to launch a 4,240 sq ft restaurant in March.

Though Hot Pot operates more than 140 sites in Thailand, the London opening will be a luxury version of the brand using premium ingredients.

While individual hot pots are on offer down the road at neighbouring Shuang Shuang,​ the new restaurant is designed for groups to share a traditional thai steamboat between them.

Diners will have a choice of four broths, including Tom Yum made with lemongrass, lime, prawns and chilli, to which they can add a choice of over 60 ingredients such as quail’s egg, wagyu beef and king prawns.

The restaurant is even planning to install two large lobster tanks at the entrance so guests can pick their ingredients fresh.

It is one of a number of upcoming openings set for the Chinatown area, including Hovarda, the second Turkish restaurant from the Yosma team,​ and Taiwanese restaurant Xu.

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