“Chino-Latino” restaurant, Asia de Cuba, has opened a ceviche and rum pop up bar in The Front Room at St Martin’s Lane Hotel. It’s a snazzed up but casual setting for drinking mojitos and other summery cocktails from the rum bar and for trying an intriguing and exclusive range of ceviche recipes such as Scottish salmon and salted avocado helado; curry kingfish and passionfruit; grouper, Seville orange and aji amarillo; and prawn, snapper and “confit” watermelon. They’ve also got “Asia de Cuba’s signature” Mexican doughnuts with butterscotch sauce. There was an awful lot of bubbly stuff being poured at last night’s opening, but I’m not sure if wine and other beverages will be on the drinks menu. My guess would be probably.
Mojitos cost about four quid; ceviches are around six; doughnuts set you back £3.50.
If you’re looking for some not-so-usual nibbles and a pre-or-post theatre drink, this pop up might be well worth a visit.
The Front Room is located at 45 St Martin’s Lane, WC2N 4HX. Ceviche by Asia de Cuba pop up runs 25 July and will be open daily from 11.30am to 7.30pm.