17 Oct 2016
The Cinnamon Collection – which includes modern Indian restaurants The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen and Cinnamon Soho from Vivek Singh – announces the first ever Cinnamon Bazaar, following the group’s acquisition by Boparan Restaurant earlier this year.
Cinnamon Bazaar offers an accessible and relaxed all-day concept, serving modern Indian food with global influences. Opening in Covent Garden’s Maiden Lane at the end of November, the vibrant and playful restaurant on two floors will operate for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as cocktails and light bites. The 90-cover, 3,100 square foot restaurant will have an average of spend of £20 per head and a much bigger bar operation than its sister restaurants.
Designed by LSM Design, key elements include a feature bar on the ground floor and a 30-cover private dining room on the first floor. The main dining room uses a bold colour palette and organic, natural materials inspired by India, colourful hand painted graphics, printed tiles and illuminated hanging lanterns.
Breakfast dishes include traditional parathas, whilst small plates of Kolkata spiced cod and Indo-Chinese stir-fried chicken with chillies are options for lunch or snacks. Bigger plates such as chargrilled Chettinad lamb or Kerala boatman-style smoked haddock curry will also feature alongside Vivek’s quirky take on Afternoon Tea – High Chai. The bar will offer infused cocktails with a focus on gin and botanicals alongside non-alcoholic options such as lassis.
Vivek Singh comments: “We are delighted to announce the arrival of Cinnamon Bazaar – an all-day concept that mixes real Indian heritage with urban London. Whilst identifiable as part of the Cinnamon family in terms of quality ingredients and bold flavours, Cinnamon Bazaar offers a more casual and fun format inspired by the colourful, bustling markets of India and the bazaars scattered on the ancient Silk Route where ingredients and ideas were exchanged culturally. We want guests to feel it’s a place they can come and relax at any time of the day whether eating, drinking or just meeting up with friends for a chat over a chai.”
The Cinnamon Collection has ambitious plans to roll out the Cinnamon Kitchen and Cinnamon Bazaar brands in London and the South East.
Cinnamon Bazaar Covent Garden will be open Monday-Saturday, 9am – midnight, and 10am – 11pm on Sunday.
28 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, WC2N 7JS
Release date: 6th October 2016