Last Updated on April 7, 2019 by Fiona Maclean
Welcome Limin’ Rum Shop and Island Food Restaurant
Old Spitalfields Market is set to welcome Limin’, a 10-week Trinidadian pop-rum shop and island food restaurant, in association with House of Angostura®.
We went along to the opening of an exciting new Trinidadian restaurant which is joining the London food scene, in all its glory, from 26th October through until 31st December, culminating in a special New Year’s Eve celebration capturing the carnival atmosphere, jam-packed with steel drums, costumes, music and dancing.
Limin’ (pronounced ‘lime in’) will begin as a 10-week pop-up rum shop and Caribbean island food restaurant in Old Spitalfields Market, before opening its doors as a permanent restaurant soon after.
I met with owner Sham Mahabir who brings a wonderful charm, vitality and enthusiasm to his exciting new venture. He told me about the concept behind Limin’, which he explained was born after he noticed his country of birth was not well represented on the UK culinary scene.
We drank delicious rum cocktails and ate tasty authentic Trinidadian dishes, whilst enjoying carnival costumes and dancing the night away to the sounds of a steel band, which created a real Caribbean feel.
Sham has teamed up with the House of Angostura® to bring this bustling pop-up and the spirit of Trinidadian carnival to Spitalfields. Expect a variety of delicious and authentic Trini dishes including Pelau, a savoury one-pot that mixes chicken with rice and fresh vegetables for a comforting dish that’s a national staple in Trinidad, and Dhalpuri Roti, a traditional dish consisting of a thin, tortilla-like bread stuffed with a savoury filling, rolled out flat, and then cooked on a hot stone. A range of meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes will be available and the pop-up will also serve tasty Trini street food daily from 11:30-15:00.
To complement the flavours of the Caribbean, the House of Angostura® has created a specialist cocktail menu that includes the Queen’s Park Swizzle, the brand’s signature tipple and the official drink of Trinidad, which combines Angostura 7-year-old rum, lime juice, mint and syrup – not forgetting a healthy dose of Angostura® bitters. The menu will also include a Lazy Old Fashioned with Angostura 1824 and Amaro Di Angostura, a Trinidad Rum Punch, served with Angostura 5, and a Rum Espresso Martini featuring Angostura 1919 and Amaro Di Angostura, among others.
Why not head to the pop-up on Sundays for a bottomless brunch, which will include a bottomless Angostura Rum Punch.
But whatever you do find take to take a trip to Limin’ and experience what ‘limin’ in Trinidad is all about – having a good time with friends, sharing food, drink, music and good stories. It’s as much a way of life as a state of mind – Living In the Moment Everyday (LIME).
107B Commercial Street,
Old Spitalfields Market,
London, E1 6BG