The Gurkhas – a contemporary Nepalese restaurant will open on Nice Portland Road on 28th March from the group behind the steak and sushi bar, Sizzling Stone in Islington.
The Gurkhas is known as after Nepal troopers who’ve fought for Britain since 1815 and can serve sharing plates that mix genuine flavours and spices with high quality British produce.
The restaurant is the brainchild of Nepal-born Shrabaneswor Rai, who can be Director and Co-Founding father of Sizzling Stone in Islington, and from a Gurkha household. Within the kitchen, is Head Chef Joe Allen whose spouse is Nepalese, and father-in-law a Gurkha.
Allen’s menu is split into snacks, small and enormous plates, sides and desserts with dishes reminiscent of Gurhka Pickles; Kukura ko Jhol Momo (steamed rooster dumplings in a tomato and soybean soup); Mutton Sekuwa with onion and coriander; and chargrilled Monkfish Choila and Pork Chop with Sisnu (nettle). There will even be a fairly priced six-course tasting menu (£75).
Joe has travelled extensively throughout Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara immersing himself within the tradition, sampling delicacies and attempting his hand at wild boar butchery, and can deliver his experiences to life, plate by plate. He final introduced Nepalese meals to the capital put up his look on BBC’s My Million Pound Menu – attracting funding from restaurateur Jamie Barber to set-up Kitycow, a three-month pop-up at Hush Mayfair together with his then enterprise companion.
The restaurant might be supporting The Gurkha Welfare Belief, donating 50p from each Gurkha Pickle dish offered to help Gurkha veterans, their households, and communities.
110 Nice Portland Road, London, W1W 6PQ