Although officially launched on Wednesday 24 October, Soca News was treated to an exclusive tasting session the day before at Limin’, the new Caribbean restaurant on the block; I sampled a generous portion of chicken pelau, some pepper prawns and their fried rice. My experience was of the three ‘F’s (fully flavoured food) – from the first bite to the last, the food was so well balanced that there was no need for any condiments. And I’d be surprised if anyone could eat the exceptional pepper prawns without licking their fingers.
Limin’ (pronounced Lime-in for those who don’t know), will be serving up food, drink, music and much more, as they showcase the culinary culture and spirit of Trinidad & Tobago. Based at the Commercial Street side of Old Spitalfields Market, in the heart of the City of London, this pop-up (it’s only there until 1 January), promises to leave its mark on the City as it transports you to a Trinidad rum shack.
With daily opening from 11.30am, there’s a street food menu plus booking for the weekend brunch menu. The menu features favourites such as doubles, pholouri, bake and fish, buss up shut, chicken, goat and shrimp curry, and BBQ chicken; add to that the rum, cocktails and authentic music and this venue has already done, in the few days it’s been open, what it says on its can. It’s truly brought liming to the City of London. On my fourth visit, on Saturday night, they officially started Christmas in Spitalfields like only Trinis can: by playing parang!
Whilst the food is authentic and delicious, it’s the warm, friendly nature of owner Sham Mahabir, and his tireless attention to detail, which allows Limin’ to take you on the unique, jubilant journey that only good food, rum, music and Caribbean vibes can provide – and guarantees you’ll leave with a smile.
Limin’ can be found at 107B Commercial Street, Old Spitalfields Market, London, EC1 6BG. For more information call Sham on 07812 334 549.