Imli Street

Soho, London


Imli Street serves a unique menu inspired by Indian Street cuisines in a stylish Soho location, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The brief was to create an interior with a street food look, a casual space, yet still retaining the element of comfort and sophistication in which people would want to spend more time in and enjoy. The space has been completely opened up (300 square metres in total), stripped back to exposed brickwork, poured concrete walls and completed with a centralised feature bar, soft zonal seating and contemporary furnishings.

The use of materials in their natural, distressed state like the blackened steel bars, rustic oak timber table tops and the exposed cabling and industrial light fittings all show age and rawness of the style, evoking openness; what one would expect from a street scene, eating Indian street food.

The back of the restaurant has been unblocked by exposing three windows giving onto the iconic Soho Wardour Mews, again giving the sense of this street scape scenery. The Menu is reflective of the multi layered diversity across India and features a range of dishes inspired by four distinctive elements from across the diverse regions of India to give guests a real street food dining experience.