RESTAURANT REVIEW: Bunny Chow

Simply put it’s tasty food in a bun. A clever pun and great idea taken from the Indian migrant workers who were brought to South Africa to work the sugar cane plantations and had to take their lunch in one go. The African Cornish pasty if you like.

Bunny Chow

Bunny Chow at 74 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 0TE

A hollowed out loaf is filled with a curry and served with a sambal type pickled salad on a prison tray. There’s saffa beers and cocktails in kilner jars with one named Mandiba after the late, great Nelson Mandela. There’s nice touches like free water at the counter.

74 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 0TE

Biltong at Bunny chow

Accompaniments are biltong, a chewy, dried beef with chilli and fried kale.

Unusual flavours delivered in a different way.

Okay so the curry was a tiny bit dry, a little too sweet but mostly along the lines of a typical Malay curry from Durban, some of the meats were out of stock but it’s new and already starting to get busy.

Hop along there now, you won’t be disappointed.  I was there a couple of times – partly because I couldn’t believe how good value it is.

Bunny Chow

Full English Bunny

The all day breakfast bunny is a steal at only £4. Soft brioche, spicy beans, black pudding, bacon – all from a named local butcher, cherry tomato and a fried egg. Tasty and great value.

Decor is warm but bare, rough woods, distressed leather and battered steel, fold-up chairs with a great soundtrack – African Eurythmics by the sound of it.

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view on Soho from Bunny Chow

It’s a cramped space but they make the most it with high tables and stools and great big windows on to Wardour Street.

Funky Bunny Chow Soho London

Funky Bunny Chow Soho London

The messaging is quirky – Che Guevara with rabbit ears and overhead menus confusingly littered with too much information.

It took a couple of trips to get the hang of it but now I am happily chowing down with bunnies.

Bunny Chow at 74 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 0TE

bunnychow.com

Comments

  1. Huirrah – a convert 🙂

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