Enjoy Halal alfresco dining with ‘Love Chinatown’ initiative
Chinatown London has been transformed into an open air food destination spot in a bid to safely welcome people back and support the local businesses.
The initiative is part of the #LoveChinatown campaign which allows restaurants to take advantage of an additional 150 covers in Newport Place from 12pm until 8pm.
Though dominated by non-Halal eateries, there are three Halal-friendly restaurants operating as part of the alfresco dining experience that is scheduled to run until the end of September.
While on Macclesfield Street there is the long-standing Malaysian Rasa Sayang and the international franchise Monga Fried Chicken from Taiwan, there’s also Nusa Dua on Shaftesbury Avenue which specialises in Indonesian cuisine.
Of the three, Nusa Dua has confirmed that it is participating in offering an eco-friendly and biodegradable “Take-Put” box on selected dishes, with traditional take-out boxes adapted into new containers that fold out into makeshift plates allowing for flexibility in dining.
Karen Baines, Head of Group Marketing and Communications at Shaftesbury, said: “As our visitors start to return, the #LoveChinatown campaign will help to continue to support our restaurants, celebrate the diversity of Chinatown’s offering and inspire people to revisit safely.”
Rasa Sayang told FtLion that although “Soho has pedestrianised the roads till the end of September”, the restaurant was hopeful that the initiative will be extended beyond September.