This winter the team behind The Pond is collaborating up with Kanthi Kiran Thamma, formerly of Curry Leaf Café, to pop-up a bar and kitchen at The Hampton Pub. 

Since refurbishing their North Laine site in 2017, The Pond has become an incredibly popular venue thanks to its Taiwanese street food and laid-back approach to modern public house hospitality. The bao buns produced in the kitchen are unquestionably the best in Brighton and they’re a big hit with the vegan community thanks to their Meat Free Mondays. Meanwhile, Chef Kanthi enjoyed success at the trendy South Indian restaurant on Ship Street before launching The Spice Circuit, a series of Indian supper club style events set at iconic venues in Brighton and London. 

The Bar

Easy Tiger aims to please the Montpelier community with a warm and friendly local that appreciates the value of good food and drink served with an honest smile. A fully stocked bar, complete with top-drawer craft beers, will set the tone for an all-inclusive offering after a brief period of refurbishment. "Pondwater” Pale Ale – The Pond’s crowd-pleasing 3.5% session beer will lead a lineup of top quality beer with a familiar wine and spirits menu. Seasonal specials like mulled wine and sloe gin will be present from the start and be sure not to miss Azzy’s Chutney Bloody Mary’s on Sundays, which we hope to make fun days.

The Kitchen

Chef Kanthi is passionate about his roots and proud of his heritage. Through his experience, Easy Tiger aims to captivate the culinary legacy of Indian food through the country’s famous street side bars – the ‘toddy shops’. A modern twist on India’s traditional bar and toddy shop offering is planned with a bold but balanced approach to flavours. Recent inspiration is being taken from his series of sold out pop-ups through The Spice Circuit. Diners can expect to connect with an authentic menu and experience the culture, custom and cuisine of his homeland here in Brighton. Check out the full menu here.

Published -23rd November 2018