After a series of deliveries, pop-ups and residencies, Matthew Scott is finally taking Hot 4 U permanent and he’s got Charlie Carr of Wingnut Wines in on the action too. Opening in London Fields early next year, Papi will combine the creative cooking (who can forget the garum pom bears and whisky bone marrow luge?) we’ve come to know and love from Hot 4 U, with Wingnut Wines’ selection of under-represented natural wines.
Papi will be split across two floors, with a 28-cover dining room on the ground floor, featuring an open kitchen and four counter seats, with an intimate cocktail bar the next floor down. Matthew will be showcasing his signature mix of sustainable, zero-waste and fun cookery with the Papi menu, which’ll nod to some of the Hot 4 U classics but in a slightly more refined and elegant way.
Charlie (who’s Wingnut Wines has its own bar just down the road from the Papi site at Netil Market) will be curating a short, ever-changing wine list that champions small and lesser-known producers for the restaurant, with a daily-rotating selection available by the glass and a scratch list of one-off bottles, with take-home wine on sale at the bottle shop. All that just round the corner from LOTI HQ? We cannot wait.
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Opens early 2023
1F Mentmore Terrace, London, E8 3PN