We want.... bowls?

By Joe Lutrario contact

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Bowls Soho

Related tags: Casual dining, Soho, South east Asian

First-time restaurateur Zarifa Ragimova is to open a Soho restaurant that serves food only in bowls.

Called, err, Bowls, the St Anne’s Court restaurant draws inspiration from the Caribbean, South America and South East Asia and majors in dishes that are traditionally served in bowls, including poke and pho.

Ragimova - who trained at Le Cordon Bleu London - is launching the business with restaurant consultant Massimo Montone, whose previous projects include Sumosan Twiga, Aqua Shard and Rhodes W1.

Priced between £5 to £17, the bowls will include Jamaican jerk chicken with Jollof rice, quail’s egg and fried banana; tuna poke, avocado, crispy kale, brown shrimp salt and courgette noodles; pho with braised pork belly, homemade broth, soft boiled egg, chilli, Thai basil, bean sprouts, spring onion and flat rice noodles.

The drinks list is focused on cocktails with options including the ‘#IncrediBowl Negroni’ (Campari, Appleton Blanco, St. Germain Elderflower, Martini Riserva Speciale Ambrato, Rubino, Cynar); and ‘Aloha Royal’ (Rhubarb Liqueur, Peychaud’s Bitters, Prosecco; the ‘and the ‘Paloma de Damiana’- Espolon Tequila Blanco, Lime Juice, Damiana Botanical Tea).

Designed by CantorMasters, the space is intended to reflect “the freshness and vibrancy of the food served”, with olive greens, turquoise and soft almond pinks balanced by natural materials such as warm oak and soft marble grey.

“It was big news that bowls were served to guests at the Royal Wedding but in many cultures across the world this is just the norm,” says Ragimova. “I want to bring something to London that will become more than just a trend. It will be the way we eat in the future. I want people to leave Bowls feeling satisfied, nourished and deeply contented.”

Bowls is expected to open on 3 December.

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