Ex-Roti King chef to open London pub
Chef Prince Durairaj will open The Tamil Prince pub in Islington next month.
Chef Prince Durairaj will open The Tamil Prince pub in Islington next month, aligning the classic British pub with the food of Tamil Nadu.
The Tamil Prince will be a hybrid of relaxed pub with the addition of south Indian cuisine that the ex-Roti King chef sees as underrepresented in the area.
Previously called The Cuckoo, the 19th century London pub sits on the corner of a residential area in Islington, featuring indoor and outdoor dining areas perfect for the summer months.
The Tamil Prince project is a partnership between Durairaj and Glen Leeson, who most recently worked on the street food concept Tamila, currently at Hackney Bridge. Leeson will also pull on his experience as general manager with JKS and operations director at Roti King and Market Halls.
The menu will feature a mixture of small and large plates to be served with sides. Small plates include; crab soup, dhal makhani, okra fries, onion bhaji and a spiced chicken lollipop. Some large plates consist of robata lamb chops, grilled king prawns in a 24-hour masala marinade, a fresh dessi salad, spicy grilled chicken with mint chutney, king prawn moilee and a rich butter chicken
The Tamil Prince opens its doors on 24 June.