Hoppers, Dosas, Rice, Roast, Kothu & Arrack inspired by Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu

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49 Frith Street
London W1D 4SG

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Hoppers Soho transports you to the backstreets of Sri Lanka.

Inspired by the village toddy shops, we serve a twist on hoppers, dosas, kothus and roasts.

Complimented by a tropical drinks list with Genever and Arrack at its heart.

Walk in only
12 - 2.30PM
5.30 - 10.30PM

Walk in only
12 - 10:30PM

Closed Sundays

-Our Walk In Policy-
Join our virtual queue system, which works on a first-come-first-served policy. No need to queue, just drop in, leave your details and we’ll get in touch when your table is ready. Please note we can only seat complete parties.

Hoppers Soho transports you to the backstreets of Sri Lanka.

Inspired by the village toddy shops, we serve a twist on hoppers, dosas, kothus and roasts.

Complimented by a tropical drinks list with Genever and Arrack at its heart.

Book a party Hoppers Soho, can be exclusively hired for up to 40 guests.

St Christopher’s Place

77 Wigmore Street
London W1U 1QE

0203 319 8110

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Hoppers St Christopher’s Place in Marylebone takes its inspiration from the Tropical Modernist movement associated with the late Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. Our menu features a selection of signature dishes and a cocktail menu crafted with ingredients from the spice gardens of Sri Lanka.


12 - 2.30PM
5.30 - 10.30PM

Fri & Sat
12 - 10:30PM

12 - 9.30PM

Lunch reservations for 2 guests or more.

Dinner Reservations for 4 guests or more.

We hold tables for walk in guests that are offered on a first-come-first-served virtual queue system.

Hoppers St Christopher’s Place in Marylebone takes its inspiration from the Tropical Modernist movement associated with the late Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. Our menu features a selection of signature dishes and a cocktail menu crafted with ingredients from the spice gardens of Sri Lanka.


Book a party Hoppers St. Christopher’s Place, can be exclusively hired for up to 110 guests across two floors. Our four private dining vaults can be hired for groups of up to 8 guests.

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Hoppers offers an array of spaces to provide you and your guests with an exclusive Sri Lankan dining experience.


Click here to view our Private Events Guide. Use the link below to book our private vaults for large groups. For more information contact the below:


Private Dining: email our Central Reservations team or call us on 020 3319 8110


Exclusive hire or offsite catering enquiries: email our Events Team or call us on 020 3011 1021

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news & events

15 January 2019

Join us at Hoppers this Valentine’s Day, where we are adding a touch of pink to our delicious Taste of Hoppers menu!

Enjoy pink hoppers, beetroot dosas and a rose love cake sharing dessert.

For Hoppers St. Christopher’s Place, book online or contact us on 0203 319 8110 or [email protected].*

Hoppers Soho will take walk-ins only.

*We will be accepting bookings for 2s and 3s on Valentines Day. Please note, to secure your booking for Hoppers St.Christopher’s Place, we will need to take credit card details.

14 January 2019

A frequent visitor to the island, for research and pleasure, Karam Sethi (Founder of Hoppers/JKS Restaurants) shares his tips with Mr. Porter on how to make the most of a Sri Lankan adventure.

“Sri Lanka has so much more to offer than beautiful beaches, so aim to experience a range of culture, wildlife, adventure and food across the island. If you’re adventurous enough, you can quickly cover a lot of ground. Take in the Golden Valley of Ceylon Tea or visit the ancient Buddhist temples and Sinhalese ruins within the Cultural Triangle.

On my next trip, I’ll be jumping on the Yal Devi Queen of Jaffna train from Colombo, which snakes through heritage cities and once-forbidden lands en route to Jaffna.”

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14 January 2019

Join us this week, as we celebrate the festival of the Tamil Harvest, with a one-off Pongal Rice Plate including ⁣Khara Pongal / Runner Bean Varai / Medu Vada / Aubergine & Okra Kari / Sweet Potato Sambhar / Chutneys / Papad /Sweet Pongal⁣

Available lunchtime only at Soho and St Christopher’s Place, from Monday 14th – Saturday 19th Jan.⁣

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21 November 2018

Hoppers Presents a Baila New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

See in the New Year in Sri Lankan style at Hoppers’ Baila Dinner Party, where you can enjoy a festive twist on Sri Lankan flavours to the classic sounds of calypso Baila music in the tropical surroundings of exotic plants, coconut shell lighting and colourful lanterns.

Guests are invited to feast on a celebratory menu of Guinea Fowl Peera, Pumpkin Mappas with Brussel Sprout Poriyal, Curried Roasted Goat Chops, Roasted Pomfret with Mango Ginger Sambol or Duck Leg Buriani and Ginger, Almond Chestnut Cake, Kithul Treacle and Spiced Coconut Cream.

Hoppers Soho will be hosting 3 x sittings:

5.30pm sitting £40 – New Year’s Eve Menu

7.30pm sitting £50 – New Year’s Eve Menu + Welcome Drink

9.45pm sitting £50 – New Year’s Eve Menu + Welcome Drink

Hoppers St Chris will be hosting 2 x sittings:

Early sitting £40

Bookable between 5:30pm – 7:15pm

New Year’s Eve Menu

Late sitting £50

Bookable between 7:30 until late

New Year’s Eve Menu + Welcome Drink

Please note children are welcome during or before 7:00pm, where they will be able to dine from the full NYE menu.


12 November 2018
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Sunday Sessions // Hoppers Soho

Coming up on the 16th of December, it’s our final Sunday Sessions of the year and we’re inviting everyone to a festive feast with Aunty Miriam.

“Aunty Miriam’s Christmas Open House is one of the best ways you can spend your Christmas Day. Not only is she one of the best cooks I know but also one of the warmest and most loving hosts I’ve ever met. So, this year we are very lucky that she’s going to be bringing a Syrian inspired feast to Hoppers here in London!”

-Karan Gokani

The menu features a festive spin on Sri Lankan classics including Crab & Calamari Moilee with String Hoppers, Partridge Fry, Haunch of Venison Roast, Wild Boar Kari, and more. Finished off nicely with a generous serving of Arrack Plum Cake with Chestnut Kithul Cream! See you there! #hopperssundaysessions

Regrettably during our special events we aren’t able to cater to specific dietary requirements.

*This event has now ended, Sunday Sessions will be back in the new year*

12 November 2018
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We’re back at the festive edition of Taste of London, held at the Tobacco Docks from the 15th – 18th November.

Come down and try our fantastic Colombo Black Pork Sausage Roti with Pineapple & Coriander Sambol (back by popular demand), along with Isso Crisps, Jaffna Chicken Wings & String Hoppers with Winter Vegetables Kari.

We’ll be located at stand R2 – see you there!

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2 November 2018

Calling all brunch lovers!!

Join us every Sunday at St Christopher’s Place for a Sri Lankan twist on brunch classics!

Fresh off the plane from a research trip to the island, the team have crafted a menu of kothus, karis and dosas for an indulgent Sunday family-style brunch.

Kick-off brunch with a new selection of fiery short eats including devilled chicken sausage and punchy green peppercorn squid, followed by a twist on the traditional kothu roti with bacon and mushroom or beans and cheese. For the main event, karis include tender overnight mutton and omelette kari, served alongside the classic egg hoppers or decadent chilli cheese dosas.

Wash it all down with our Sunday special, Smoked Gorakha Bloody Mary, or one of Hoppers’ famous Arrack punches.

That’s Sunday done right!

All-day Sunday brunch is priced at £26 per person, and must be ordered by the entire table.

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21 August 2018


In late July 2018, the worst floods in nearly a century affected the state of Kerala in South India as a result of unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season. over 350 people died within a fortnight, whilst at least 82,400 people have been displaced. 

Many of our kitchen team call Kerala their home, and so much of our food at Hoppers is inspired by the culture and cuisine of Kerala, so this is a cause close to our heart.

On Sunday, 2 September, we will be putting on a vegetarian Sadya Feast at Hoppers Soho from 12-5pm to raise funds for the flood relief efforts. Seats will be available on a first come first served basis. Every member of staff working on the day will be volunteering their day off. Our suppliers have stepped up to support the cause with free/subsidised stock, and all the rest will be covered for by us. EVERY PENNY WE COLLECT ON THE DAY (NOT JUST OUR PROFITS) WILL GO TOWARDS THE RELIEF WORKS BEING CARRIED OUT IN KERALA.

We hope to see as many of you as possible on Sunday.

Across September, £1 from every bill will be donated towards the flood relief efforts in Kerala.

19 July 2018


Ceylonese Punch Trolley // St Christopher’s Place



This summer, we’re launching our very own toddy tapper inspired Ceylonese Punch Trolley.


Exclusively available for bookings in our semi-private vaults, create your personalised arrack Punch concoctions, while digging into the new home style family feast menus.



New feasting dishes include fiery Fish Head Kari with Okra and Green Mango, or 42 hour Ceylonese Lamb Shoulder with Rasa, paired perfectly with a selection of Punch infusions;


‘Island Spice’ with pineapple sherbet, sweet anise, fennel and the floral ‘Lunuganga’, with Cocchi Rosa, mint, hibiscus, Campari and raspberry Eau de Vie – an ode to the garden residence of the late Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa who inspired the design of the restaurant.



Please note the Punch Trolley and Family Feast menus require 48 hour pre booking.



To book your exclusive vault experience call 0203 319 8110 or email [email protected]




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13 June 2018
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Taste of London



We came, we saw, we conquered!


This year we held fort at Taste of London for the full 5 days, and what a fantastic experience it was!

Thank you to everyone who came down to see us, and enjoyed our  signature Tamarind Chicken Wings, Paneer Kothu Roti and Love Cake ice cream sandwiches!



Our Exclusive Taste of London dish, the  Colombo Black Pork Sausage wrap went down a treat, creating a frenzy on social media.



The cherry on top had to be our live demo at The Fire Pit where we fired up a Ceylonese Whole Roast Black Pork Belly (with all the trimmings), billed as one of the best BBQ dishes of 2018!



We’ll be doing it all over again at Taste of London Winter. See you there!



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Hoppers initiatives


Hoppers is pleased to be supporting Sarvodaya in their quest to rebuild the livelihoods of war-affected women in the north of Sri Lanka through entrepreneurship development.

Throughout January & February, we will be helping to raise funds by adding an optional £1 donation to every bill.



Join The Hoppers Family!


Our people are a big part of what we do, helping to translate the cuisine and always going above and beyond to make sure our guests have a fantastic experience. It’s what makes us different.


Being part of the Hoppers family requires commitment, charm, confidence and an eagerness to learn. You’ll be working in a busy, fast paced environment and enjoying what you do is key!


All members of our team have the opportunity to take part in the Hoppers training program which includes peer to peer training, industry workshops and food tastings. If you’re passionate about food and have a curiosity for culture and cuisine we’d love to hear from you.