Smoking Goat Closes Its Award-winning Soho Restaurant

Smoking Goat in Denmark Street will close its doors this month to allow for the area’s redevelopment.

Having first opened on a shoestring in 2014, the Soho restaurant has built a cult following in London over the years, serving their interpretation of Thai barbecue dishes.

One of the earlier champions of London’s new wave of Thai restaurants, Smoking Goat Denmark Street proved a breeding ground for creativity and innovation in Thai cooking.

From co-founder Ben Chapman’s carefully built British supply chain of rare-breed meats and day boat fish, to his work with Cornish producers to grow native Thai herbs and vegetables, the Smoking Goat team have gone onto open the award winning and critically acclaimed Kiln on Brewer Street in 2016 and more recently in November 2017, Smoking Goat on Redchurch Street, Shoreditch reflecting the late-night canteens of Bangkok.

Ahead of its closure, the Smoking Goat team led by GM Kylie Kerslake, Tom Muza in the kitchen and the Goat’s heart and soul Stuart Smith will celebrate their time on Denmark Street with a series of ‘Last Days of the Goat’ Dinners which include free plates of the infamous Fish Sauce wings for each table and menus featuring memorable dishes of Hang Lae Curried Pork Rib, Fish Head Curry and Khao Soi Smoked Goat.

Ben Chapman says: “We’ve had an unforgettable three years on Denmark Street and that’s largely down to a brilliant team who’ve flourished and become co-owners, and our incredibly loyal crowd of regulars.

“I know of no other place where people regularly eat dinner, leave, and then come back in the same night. Denmark Street is undergoing some exciting changes and the developers have been hugely supportive to allow us to continue service amongst it all, but it’s now time to leave them to crack on.

Co-founder Brian Hannon adds: “The fun will continue at Smoking Goat Shoreditch and we’re not saying goodbye permanently to a pocket of London we’re so fond of – we hope to be back in the future!”

Smoking Goat Denmark Street will close on January 14 following a series of dinners to celebrate the last three and a half years.