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A West End spot for the Burmese duo Dan Anton and Zaw Mahesh, in The Yards area of Covent Garden; open from early February 2022.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A revelation!” this “unpretentious” yet “awesome” outfit offers “a wonderful introduction to Burmese cuisine”“intense, fragrant and refreshing”, but “not as fierce as Thai” – at its new venue in Covent Garden’s The Yards development. Founders Dan Anton and chef Zaw Mahesh started out in a Hackney warehouse, and still have a restaurant in Shoreditch. It’s named after the “unique and superb tea leaf salad” on its menu.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Distinctive and exciting” flavours of Burma (“an under-represented cuisine in London”) have now made their way from a stall near London Bridge, via a Hackney railway arch and a Shoreditch restaurant (still running) to the West End, in Covent Garden’s newish ‘The Yards’ development, thanks to founders Dan Anton and Burmese chef Zaw Mahesh. Named after a salad of pickled tea leaves, Lahpet is “lively and noisy”, and its food is “thrilling”. Top Tip – “the luminescent ginger salad… so zingy and flavourful!”

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Named for the Burmese salad of pickled tea leaves, Dan Anton and Zaw Mahesh’s Shoreditch three-year-old delivers “a good experience and tasty food”. Slated for late 2021, they have announced a new Covent Garden sibling will open this year – a 2,500 sq ft unit in the flashy new ‘The Yards’ development (near the recently relaunched Dishoom).

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Reviews of Lahpet Restaurant in WC2E, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Lahpet restaurant.
Keith M
An excellent introduction to this cuisine: ...
Reviewed 17 days ago

"An excellent introduction to this cuisine: the dishes were novel to me, tasty and beautifully presented, with generous portions. Particularly the deep fried items including whole sea bream; and the slow cooked lamb. The restaurant decor is calm and comfortable - and, a rarity in this area, you don't need to shout to be heard - with pleasant terraces in the quiet enclave of Slingsby Place. Service friendly and unintrusive. Excellent value for money. I've already recommended it to friends and will be back soon!"

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