CAROM SOHO LAUNCHES RIVERSIDE ‘SPICE GARDEN’ POP UP AT
BUTLERS WHARF CHOP HOUSE
ICONIC PAN-INDIAN RESTAURANT MOVES THAMES SIDE FOR THE SUMMER
Pan-Indian restaurant and Soho institution, Carom (www.caromsoho.com), has moved to the Thames for their second summer pop-up after a fire on Wardour Street temporarily closed the venue in early May.
Following a successful six week rooftop residency at Madison Bar & Restaurant in the City, Carom has now re-located Thameside and partnered with Butlers Wharf Chop House to host an Indian ‘Spice Garden’ complete with outdoor planting, lanterns & quayside deck with colourful colonial style inside and out.
Executive Chef Vishnu Natarajan’s pop-up at the bar and restaurant on Butlers Wharf will run until the end of September 2015 and will provide diners with a taste of India south of the river. Guests will be able to enjoy Carom’s signature dishes and Indian-influenced spiced cocktails from 12 noon to 10pm whilst taking in beautiful views of Tower Bridge and the Thames.
The menu features a selection of light bites and tasting plates, including Hand Dived King Scallop Roasted in Shell with Pepper & Chilli, Tandoori Salt and Chilli Spiced Corn on the Cob and Carom’s Signature Chicken Biryani. Alongside this is the new Classic or Vegetarian Tiffin Tin menu priced at £15, which includes four dishes. Summer desserts include irresistible Chilli Chocolate Ice Cream and Spiced Alfonso Mango Kulfi.
Cocktails, priced from £7.50, include the Bombay Spiced Manhattan Regal – featuring fresh ginger and cinnamon and the Masala Chai, created with Tanqueray gin, Assam Tea, cinnamon, cardamom and turmeric. A Flaming Mai Tai with spiced pineapple adds to the theatre and for beer drinkers, premium Indian brand Kingfisher will also be available on tap.
With its long history as a Tea, Coffee and Spice warehouse, housing exotic goods and ingredients from all over the British Empire, Butlers Wharf Chop House provides an especially fitting backdrop to Carom’s spice laden food and cocktails and pan-Indian offering. Completed in 1873, Butler’s Wharf was once the largest warehouse complex on the river and reputed to be the biggest Tea warehouse in the world.
Today it houses the famous Butlers Wharf and Pont de La Tour restaurants as established by Sir Terence Conran in the 1990’s; and with original architectural features and expansive river views, it offers a window onto London’s rich maritime and trading history.
About Vishnu Natarajan
Whilst at Carom, Vishnu has created an authentic pan-Indian menu, centred on a thoughtful and inspired use of spices. He brings a contemporary edge to the popular shared dining concept, serving elegant and refined dishes boasting authentic flavours. Eschewing heavy dishes, the focus at Carom is on healthy, light dining. He has recently updated the classic Carom menu, adding a selection of new plates focused on sharing while socialising.
36e Shad Thames, London