Yum! Ecuadorian and Lebanese restaurants opening soon

Yum! Ecuadorian and Lebanese restaurants opening soon

Two more local restaurants ­are joining the herd at Elephant Park, bringing flavours of Latin America and the Middle East to the Sayer Street community.

Popular family-run Ecuadorian restaurant Miko’s is moving from the Elephant & Castle shopping centre, into a large site, bringing its traditional and affordable Latin American cuisine, including soups, rice, and seafood dishes.

Meanwhile, local Lebanese favourite Bayroot, based in Camberwell, is set to open its second site in Sayer Street. Authentic Middle Eastern menu choices include mezze, grilled meats, and wraps, combining locally sourced ingredients with those imported from Lebanon.

Both restaurants are set to open this spring, joining an impressive line-up of businesses showcasing international cuisine at Elephant Park. Recent openings include Ethiopian vegan eatery Beza, Japanese tonkotsu specialist Koi Ramen Bar and, most recently, authentic Caribbean restaurant Tasty Jerk, which started out in East Street Market. Pan-Asian operator Pot & Rice is also planning to launch later this month. Followed closely behind by Bobo Social, who are bringing their sharing plates, grill and burgers to delight Elephant Park.

Lenin Erazo, founder of Miko’s, said: “Our food has proven hugely popular with visitors to Elephant and Castle; we bring the best tastes of Ecuador and have built-up loyalty through our authenticity. We were keen to stay within this local community as it’s where we founded the restaurant, so we are delighted with the new restaurant space in Elephant Park, and the opportunity Lendlease has provided to us.”

Yasser Elmoussa, founder of Bayroot, added: “Elephant Park is quickly becoming a destination for world flavours, and our traditional Lebanese dishes will sit perfectly among the other restaurants here. We are well-known in Elephant and Castle; we have been just down the road in Camberwell for more than five years and cannot wait to bring some Middle Eastern spice to Elephant Park.”

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