Soho, Fitztrovia, Covent Garden



Indian | Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

Coming from the Sethi siblings, best known for Gymkhana but also behind Bao, Lyle's and more, this is inspired by roadside shacks (boutiques) of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. These shacks focus on hoppers and dosas which is with Hoppers. It's a popular no-reservations spot, so be prepared for a wait at peak times - but it's worth it and very affordable.

Restaurant details

49 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D 4SG
Nearest tube: 
  • Leicester Square
  • Tottenham Court Road
More info: 
No reservations

Contact restaurant

Best for: 
No reservations


Swap Start/End
49 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D 4SG


Critic reviews - total score 8.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Lisa Markwell Independent
Reviewed on January 31, 2016
"Hoppers is not London's, or the UK's, only Sri Lankan restaurant, of course. But with that pedigree and that quality of cooking, it might single-handedly push up the numbers booking flights to Colombo." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Tania Ballantine Time Out
Reviewed on November 17, 2015
"And it is an absolute joy. As you might expect from a no-bookings joint in Soho, it’s small but stylish, effortlessly mixing old and new." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Tom Parker Bowles Mail on Sunday
Reviewed on December 10, 2015
"It is, in short, one hell of a restaurant. And yet another glittering jewel in Soho’s glorious culinary crown." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 10
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed by November 13, 2015
"Hoppers is not exactly something new under the sun — Sri Lankan food is available elsewhere in this town — but nowhere else is it done so seductively." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Andrew Baggs City AM Estimated score
Reviewed on November 04, 2015
"Please, come here with friends. Try everything. You might not meet a restaurant this good again. For the record, I kept the menu. I’m going to take it home, hang it beside my bed and kiss it before I go to sleep at night." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Richard Vines Bloomberg Estimated score
Reviewed on November 03, 2015
"Yes, they may have you sweating (the spicing certainly isn't timid) but it's the balance and depth of flavor that resonates. It's fine dining, on a budget." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 10
Chris Pople Cheese & Biscuits
Reviewed on October 29, 2015
"Nothing about my meal there could be faulted, and so all I can do is award it full marks, and urge you to go and try it yourself as soon as you possibly can." READ REVIEW

Powered by JReviews

Hot Dinners recommends

Test Drive