Launched by the team behind London-based Indian restaurants Bombay Chow, Station 31, and Imperial Lounge, Fatt Pundit - a combination of the common Chinese surname ‘Fatt’ with the Indian word ‘pundit’, meaning a scholar – the 60-cover restaurant will be located on the site of former Palestinian restaurant Tabun Kitchen.
It will serve an extensive menu of dishes that combine the flavours of India and China, with its signature dishes including shredded chilli venison; smoked rabbit wontons; hakka paneer lettuce cups; and stir fry cod and bream curry.
Its ‘hero’ dish will be ‘momos’ – spicy dumplings originating from Tibet, which the owners say will be filled with beef, pork, chicken, seafood or vegetables. A momo station at the front of the restaurant will serve the dish for takeaway.
The drinks list will feature cocktails and juices ‘Inspired by Indian fruit vendors and stamped with a Chinese twist’, according to the PR blurb, made with ingredients including mango, guava, blackcurrant and cucumber.
Fatt Pundit’s interior takes its influence from Tangra, a region in east Kolkata, and will feature exposed concrete walls, painted murals found on the ancient walls of the historic area, and paintings of the ‘Fatt Pundit’ himself.
The restaurant is due to open 11 March.