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Kasa and Kin opens in London

03/11/2021 by .
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Kasa and Kin, a new all-day Filipino restaurant, bar and bakery opened this week in Poland Street, Soho.

The restaurant heralds a new culinary chapter from Rowena and Chris, the owners of Romulo Café & Restaurant, a much-loved and multi-award-winning neighbourhood eatery in Kensington.

Kasa and Kin however is an entirely different type of experience. A Filipino-style café and bakery by day, but once evening comes, it changes to a full-on dinner menu with wines and cocktails.

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Rowena and Chris may well be the driving force behind Kasa & Kin, but executive chef Jeremy Villanueva together with Michelin-starred chef and consultant Pat McDonald provide the culinary magic that was so revered over at Romulo.

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Kasa & Kin’s shiny new interior is dominated by an interactive wall mural by creative talesmith Kulay Labitigan who has designed a colourful tropical rainforest inspired by the 16th-century poem of Ibong Adarna the famous Filipino mythical bird..

The daytime offering ranges from morning picks such as freshly-baked pandesal doughnuts filled with purple yam and coconut, lunchtime salads and sandwiches as well as create-your-own Imbento boxes. In the afternoon the patisserie provides homemade cakes and traditional teas and coffees.

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But here’s the genius part. Come evening the lights dim and the Pinoy robata grill is fired up for some flaming Filipino BBQ sticks and a menu of Filipino-style tapas washed down by artisan cocktails, wines, and beers.

It is effectively two different restaurants under one roof, perhaps something a little unique for London’s busy Soho.

Co-founder Rowena Romulo says “Fun, Fiesta, Filipino, Flavours, Feast, Family & Friends – that’s Kasa and Kin in a nutshell!”

Tell me more about Kasa And Kin

Kasa And Kin, 52-53 Poland Street, London W1F 7NQ

With 90 covers – 70 inside and 20 al fresco – Kasa and Kin is open daily from 10am (noon on Saturdays and Sundays) until 10.30pm (last orders).

Bookings can be made at reservations@kasaandkin.co.uk

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