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1980s New York comes to Paddington Central: Huckster

Paddington Central is fast becoming a destination for all sorts of reasons, not least the food and drink. Inspired by the late 1980’s lower Manhattan street scene, Huckster will recreate the bustle of an urban street market where diners can choose from a selection of New York street food and beverage brands. This will include a bar serving exceptional cocktails and American craft beers, plus a coffee shop for breakfast and brunch.

Huckster’s décor will embody the grit and glamour of 1980’s Manhattan. A DJ-led 80s and contemporary pop soundtrack will play to those booking areas for the karaoke bar and a graffiti’d NY subway car.

Set to open in June, the street food brands at Huckster will include RUMBL who will serve up hot chips tossed with thyme, seasoning and toppings such as Chickenskin dust with chimichurri mayo; Crooked Peel Pizza Co. will offer sourdough pizzas like Hero (nduja, habanero chili, mozzarella di bufala) and the Fig & Honey (goat’s cheese, roast fig, pine nuts and Manuka honey); TRUE Burgers where diners can sample the MACnPATTY, a beef patty covered with mac and cheese, and Chickilicious, a buttermilk chicken breast with herbs and spices, light mayo and lettuce; WONTON WILLY specialises in a variety of wonton noodle soups with bean sprouts and choi sum; BUBBLE GODS have ice cream waffle cones – The Gods (vanilla and caramel ice cream, strawberry, Oreo, GODS choc sauce and mini-Oreos).

Cocktails include High Society (gin, Martini Ambrato. Cointreau, fresh lime juice, Absinthe floater) and Burnt Orange Espresso Martini (fair-trade fresh espresso, Kahlua and cane syrup. Mocktails include the Ginger Noir Soir (roasted stem Ginger liqueur, egg white, lemon juice).

Breakfasts will include the Classic American (streaky bacon, pancakes, eggs, sausage, spinach, mushrooms and home-fried potatoes will sit alongside coffee, juices and freshly baked Portuguese custard tarts.

It sounds delicious and ambitious, as befits this area of London that has a varied roster of events for people working there and the local community. Check out the links below for full details of everything that’s going on.

Paddington Central
1A Sheldon Square
W2 6PY