Coconut Chilli to Host Pop-up Restaurant on Whiteladies Road in Bristol for the Summer
Street food pioneers, Coconut Chilli will be hosting an exclusive pop-up at the old Rosa Tapas site on Bristol’s Whiteladies Road in Bristol this summer.
Coconut Chilli Executive Chef, KK Anand, formerly of the Cinnamon Club in Westminster, London, has created a bespoke menu inspired by the Hill Station region of Coorg, in Southern India, featuring small plates and bowl food that can be enjoyed with local ales and a selection of fine wines by Raj Soni of RS Wines.
High altitude regions where the air is cooler are known as ‘Hill Stations’ all over the subcontinent and are a legacy of the British Raj who retreated there during blisteringly hot Indian summers and have long been known for outrageous parties flowing with excellent food and drink.
Rosa Tapas, owned by the Zazu’s Kitchen group, closed its doors in December 2018 and the site had remained empty. Coconut Chilli approached a representative of Zazu’s Kitchen and pitched an idea for an all-day, casual Indian dining experience – a good, local neighbourhood restaurant, to be operated by the Bristol based founder.
Navina Bartlett, Founder and Boss Lady, Coconut Chilli states:
“We wanted to bring life back to a site which has a long history of being a foodie destination, having previously been Rocciantes and Barney Haughton’s Quartier Vert. I’ve lived in Bristol for ten years now and I wanted to create a space where locals and food lovers alike can socialise and enjoy fine Indian cuisine in a relaxed, convivial setting.”
Coconut Chilli was prominent in Bristol during the early days of street food way back in 2011. But since then, as event caterers, Navina and KK have been busy working away, mainly in & around London at events like the Diwali celebrations for the Mayor of London, the Financial Times, high-end private weddings as well as food festivals like Abergavenny and Jamie Oliver’s ‘The Big Feastival’.
To book a table email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0117 973 9302.
Coconut Chilli is an all day, fast-casual pop-up on Whiteladies Road – open at 12 noon until 11.30pm. Wednesday – Saturday only.