Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Poons – the institution of Chinese cooking that once dominated London's dining scene with five venues and a Michelin star – is back with a three-month Clerkenwell pop-up from legendary chef Bill Poon's daughter, Amy.
And to celebrate its return, we've teamed up with the restaurant to offer Foodism readers the chance to try its Steamboat Sunday special menu on 18 February for themselves – at a discounted price of £15 a head, usual cost £19.80. You lucky thing, you.
And even better it's BYOB, and Foodism readers won't be charged corkage.
Steamboat Sundays will be weekly event at the pop-up, where diners will gather around a pot of delicious bubbling Chinese broth to cook their favourite combination of ingredients at the table, followed by slurping the hearty broth at the end. Just a few of bites you might be scoffing are pork loin, deep-fried tofu puffs, Chinese winter melon. Yum.
Bookings can be made by emailing your name, group size and preferred time to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note bookings can be made between 12 and 3pm (last orders) and that the restaurant closes at 5pm. You need to leave approx 90 minutes for this booking.
As this is the first, and launch of Steamboat Sundays tickets are extremely limited. Available on a first come, first served basis.
Poons, The Alchemist, 131-133 Central Street , Clerkenwell, EC1V 8AP; poonslondon.com