The original Hoppers opened in Soho back in 2015 and quickly became a cult favourite. Named after the Sri Lankan breakfast staple – a crispy, bowl-shaped pancake made from rice flour and coconut milk – Hoppers takes you on a culinary journey through Sri Lanka and Southern India.
The new King’s Cross branch is inspired by the much-travelled coastal journey from Colombo, the island’s capital, to the historical Dutch town of Galle – taking cues from iconic landmarks along the way. The menu features King’s Cross exclusives such as Sizzling Beef Poriyal, Blue Swimmer Crab Kari, Black Pepper Curry Leaf Prawns, Mussel Hodi and String Hoppers and Ambulthial Cutlets. These karis and grills are ideal for sharing.
The King’s Cross branch also features Hoppers’ first-ever bar concept, where you can stop by for drinks, bar bites and ‘short eats’. Drinks-wise, there are a selection of beers on tap, including two of Hoppers’ own brewed beers – the ‘Hoppers SPL’ (Sri Lankan pale lager with a touch of mango) made in collaboration with Camden Town Brewery, and a ‘Toddy Ale’ – a rich, creamy coconut IPA made with SALT Beer Factory in Bradford.
If cocktails are more your thing, there are sharing punches, swizzles and coolers inspired by classic 1960s Tiki-style drinks. You can also order ‘tap cocktails’ such as Nitro Frothy Kappi, a spiced creamy nitro cold brew espresso martini made using Sri Lankan coffee, and Arrack Attack No.3, a house fermented ginger beer with Ceylon Arrack and lime.
For opening hours and to make a reservation visit the Hoppers website.