Cottons Caribbean restaurant group to relocate from Shoreditch Curtain Road to Hoxton Square

Due to open in early September on the site that once housed Adam Handling’s Frog restaurant, the new venue will be one of the London-based group’s largest venues with a 66-seat restaurant on the ground floor and a bar on the ground floor which can accommodate 100 people.

Dishes on the menu will include small plates such as saltfish fritters with Bajan pepper compote and mango chutney; sweet potato pancakes with beet, tomato and cilantro salsa; and Jerk Hot Wings with Chilli Pineapple Salsa.

Larger plates will come in the form of Creole mahi mahi served with avocado, tomato and red onion salad, sautéed garlic potatoes, Bajan chili compote and sauce with coconut; curry mutton served with rice and peas, and coleslaw; and a chana daal platter of chickpea curry, grilled vegetables, sweet potato pancakes and steamed rice

The restaurant will operate an all-day take-out section serving classic menu items such as fried plantain; jerk chicken; and oxtail stew.

The downstairs bar, meanwhile, will focus on the Caribbean’s national drink, rum, with a list of 300 white, gold, black, sea, spicy and fruity expressions.

Founded in 1985, Cottons is the capital’s oldest Caribbean restaurant brand and operates four locations in Camden, Vauxhall, Notting Hill and Shoreditch.

Michael M. Tomlin