Chef Peter Lloyd is opening his second Sticky Mango restaurant. Overlooking London’s Tower Bridge, the new restaurant will become the flagship site for Sticky Mango, a rather lovely South-East Asian concept with a third restaurant opening in Islington late September 2023.
Since opening the first Sticky Mango in 2016 on London’s South Bank, Lloyd’s vision has been to develop a restaurant collection with menus that showcase his modern interpretations of food inspired by extensive travels across South-East Asia.
Lloyd’s ambition for Sticky Mango Tower Bridge is to deliver cuisine similar to that of his debut award-winning Waterloo site, whilst bringing even more theatre to diners. There are plans for impressive displays of opulent signature dishes whilst maintaining an open and ever-changing influence from across Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia and other South-East Asian countries.
Som Tam will be just one of the dishes from the menu that will be prepared at the tableside. This Thai green papaya salad will be served in a traditional Thai pestle and mortar. Other dishes cooked at the table include Vietnamese Cha Ca La Vong – a fish dish found only in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam –and fragrant Wagyu & Short Rib Vietnamese Pho. Also look out for a sushi menu and a nine course tasting menu. Vietnamese Coffee Chocolate infused with Vietnamese Rum promises to be a new dessert showstopper – served as a sampan boat, the traditional trade ship of Malaysia.
Other Sticky Mango favourites will also make an appearance including Singapore Chilli Lobster, Malaysian Curry Puffs, Tuna Tartare Spring Rolls and of course the Sticky Mango dessert.
Interiors and a terrace!
The inside has space to accommodate 100 covers (200 standing), including a dedicated Sushi Bar with room for 10 bar stools. Guests will be delighted with a fresh menu of plates such as Crispy Shredded Crab Roll, a selection of Nigiri Aburi and Omakase platters – chef’s choice of the day. The Blossom Island in the centre of the restaurant is nestled between the impressive blossom trees and where you can dine under glass raindrop chandeliers – can accommodate up to 18 guests.
The outside terrace – with a further 50 covers for alfresco dining – offers unrivalled panoramic views and picture postcard sunsets of one of London’s most iconic landmarks: Tower Bridge.
The design brief for this new restaurant celebrates the original Sticky Mango restaurant. A sure talking point, Lloyd has designed the bespoke epoxy resin floor himself, which is patterned with a cascade of Southeast Asian pastels. The colours of the turquoise waters of Thailand are marbled together using the gold of the Thai Buddha with lilac and pink blossoms – Hibiscus of Malaysia, lotus of Vietnam and orchids of Thailand. As well as the signature interior florals, for which Sticky Mango is recognised, two blossom trees adorn the ceiling in the central section, while the back wall is lined with Osborne & Little’s trailing orchids and flitting hummingbirds.
The floor is also emblazoned with an iconic quote from the late, great Anthony Bourdain which encapsulates a lot of Sticky Mango: “Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride!”
To discover more, visit: stickymango.co.uk
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