One of team CODE remembers when the original Poon’s was in Chinatown and Covent Garden and has missed it since the 2003 closure. Now Amy, the daughter of the restaurants’ creator Bill Poon, is bringing the brand back. From 17 February, there will be a Poon’s pop-up in Clerkenwell, with a view to opening a permanent site later in the year. Dishes will be a modern, lighter take on classic Chinese and Bill is a consultant. Sounds like a new dynasty in the making.
Opening date: 17 February 2018
Founders: Amy and Bill Poon
Address: 131 - 133 Central Street, London EC1V 8AP