Restaurant Review: Champor Champor. This beautiful, bohemian and theatrical eatery serves Thai-Malay cuisine. The name is a Malay expression which means mix and match. If you’re looking for the best restaurants near London Bridge, romantic restaurants in SE1 or Thai restaurants in London, you must book a table at Champor Champor.
“Experience the delights of quality Thai-Malay cuisine as you relax in the bohemian and theatrical surroundings of this magical restaurant,” Homegirl London.
Champor Champor Thai-Malay Dinner Menu
We visited this restaurant for dinner with a friend and loved it. Starters included okra with roasted green chilli chutney which we sampled. Another vegan option was green papaya with crispy tofu, pomegranate somtam and roasted cashew nuts. Seafood starters included seared scallops with pancetta and an apple salad. Or you could try the crispy soft shell crab seasoned with five spices. They had shredded roast duck and a grilled satay duck breast. Meat eaters might be tempted with the spicy grilled beef salad. With around nine options, you’ll find something to satisfy you!
Roasted Squash Laska with Crunchy Chickpeas, Pak Choi and Pomegranate
The portion sizes of the mains are quite large so don’t over order. I settled on the roasted squash Laska with crunchy chickpeas, pak choi and pomegranate. It was a spicy udon noodle soup which was full of flavour. Homeboy opted for the spicy yellow turmeric young banana curry which was heavenly. My friend ordered the massaman lamb shank curry with fried onion, tomato and peanuts. He thoroughly enjoyed this and ate every mouthful, except the bone of course! They also served a chicken thigh version of the massaman curry. Other dishes included roasted monkfish, pan-fried red snapper, king river prawns and beef sirloin. You may need to order a side of jasmine, sticky or coconut rice to accompany your main.
Massaman Lamb Shank Curry
Unfortunately, we were too full for desserts. The green tea and pistachio parfait sounded delicious as did the chocolate and chilli cheesecake. I’ll just have to go back and try these another time. Starters are priced at £6.95-9.95, mains are £13.75-20.95, rice is £3.50 and desserts £6.85.
Champor Champor Restaurant Interiors
This is a snug and cosy place to escape the bustling streets of London Bridge. Inside you will find an amazing interior which is bohemian and theatrical. The walls are painted in clashing colours while tribal artefacts and buddha statues provide visual stimulation. It’s the perfect place for a romantic date night, try to book the cute mezzanine table if you want to impress your lover! For parties of 6-10 guests, you can reserve the private dining room.
Champor Champor Restaurant Interiors Information
To find out more about the Champor Champor Restaurant Website. It is located at 62-64 Weston Street, London SE1 3QJ. The nearest train and tube station is London Bridge. Check online for restaurant opening times. It is advisable to book a table as the restaurant gets very full. Enjoy your meal!
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London and interior photograph from the restaurant website. Thanks: Homeboy and Rich for dining with me.