2019 looks set to be another fast paced year for London’s best loved poke shops, Island Poke who will be ringing in the New Year with a West London pop up at iconic restaurant, Kensington Place W8. Having first opened in 1987 Kensington Place has since established itself as the first modern British brasserie in London and fair to say, a west London institution.
The pop up opened on 17th January and is located adjacent to Kensington Place restaurant in their ‘fishmonger’ next door – an apt home for Island Poke who akin to its host, places fish at the centre of its offering. A pop up without compromise, Island Poke W8 will offer their full menu including their signature Classic Ahi and Yuzu Lomi Lomi. Guests will also be able to build their own bowl or choose from one of the rotating guest bowls.
“Fans of Island Poké have been asking us for ages to open up in West London. So when Kensington Place invited us to have a residency, we jumped on it. Poke addicts can pop by over the three weeks to get the same Island Poké they know and love,” said James Gould-Porter, Founder, Island Poké.
Popping down on 10th February 2019, this will be Island Poke’s first West London venture allowing them to extend their Poke influence to an even wider audience and no doubt have The West screaming for more.
“We are very excited to be collaborating with Island Poke for 3 weeks and confident that their signature Hawaiian Poke Bowls will be a hit amongst West Londoners. Kensington Place will also be serving a special shrimp poke bowl following the pop up in the restaurant,” added Imants Zusmanis General Manager.
Kensington Place is part of the luxury restaurant group D&D London with bars and hotels based principally in London, but also with venues in Leeds, Paris, New York and Tokyo. Today, D&D London owns and operates 41 restaurants and an award-winning hotel, with an impressive number of accolades for exceptional food, design, service and sustainability. D&D was also named the Sustainable Large Restaurant Group of the Year 2015 by the Sustainable Restaurant Association.