Updated 10/7/19 with soft launch details
In a nutshell: Late night Cantonese restaurant and bar for Soho
Summing it all up: The duo behind Bun House and Pleasant Lady are turning their original site into a bar and restaurant inspired by the late-night scene of 1960s Hong Kong.
It's all change for Z He and Alex Peffly's old Bun House site in Soho. The husband and wife team are reopening it as Wun's, a late-night bar and restaurant with a 1960s Hong Kong vibe.
The two-floored space on Greek Street will have a downstairs bar - all neon lights and velvet seating. Upstairs it'll look like a daipai dong - Hong Kong’s open-air street cafes.
Z has plundered her childhood for recipe ideas - there'll be bar snacks of spiced peanut and fried whitebait along with XO bone marrow with fried mantau. A main of sour plum braised duck is based on her grandma's recipe and she's also putting on clay pot rice dishes of house soy braised aubergine rice and Iberico char siu rice along with 5-year Shaoxing wine glazed quail and dry fried asparagus with cloud ear. A strong dessert section will feature Hong Kong egg tarts, salted duck egg ice cream and Childhood fried milk.
As for drinks, you can try
- Green Bamboo & Quince with bamboo fenjiu, pue’er tea liqueur, fresh quince and mango
- Chrysanthemum & Haw with Tou Mei Chrysanthemum wine, haw liqueur, plum sour and dehydrated haw
- Plum & “Coke” with Sour plum infused baiju, liquorice, sour plum tea, and five-spice syrup.
And the virgin cocktails sound like a lot of thought has gone into them too including Lavender and HK Milk Tea, Sour Plum and Tomato Tea and Peach & Star Anise with Kombucha fizz.
A quick look at a sample brunch menu also suggests this will be worth a try - there'll be pumpkin congee with cured yolk and mince, cumin potato hash, and spa egg with soy and kaya buttered toast. All quite different - thank god - to the usual smashed avo on sourdough.
1960s Hong Kong was an interesting time when the city prospered and the nightlife really took off so Wun’s is a nod to that era and my own little slice of Hong Kong here in London. Z He - founder.
More about Wun's
Where is it? 23 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 4DZ
When does it open? 24 July 2019.
Soft launch offer: The soft launch runs from 15-17 July with 50% off the bill.
How to book: on their website here.
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