Asma Khan announced before COVID-19 struck that she was looking to move to a bigger space than her Soho site. In August 2020, it was announced that the new opening would be in Covent Garden in the former Carluccio's prominent site.
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“So charismatic” TV-chef Asma Khan’s meteoric rise continues with the autumn 2020 opening of a “beautiful”, new, 120-seat flagship (to take over from her old Soho premises) on the prominent Covent Garden site that once housed a large Carluccio’s. The kitchen is still all-female, and “there is so much love and gratitude in the room for Asma and her team” and their “home-style but brilliantly flavoursome concoctions” (from £3.50 snacks in the deli to a £95 tasting menu in the restaurant). Top Tip – “try the lunch/brunch chilli cheese toastie or keema toastie”.
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|Wine per bottle||£38.00|
2a Garrick Street, London, WC2E 9BH
|Wednesday||12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑3 pm|