Chef Rohit Ghai is set to launch new Indian comfort food concept KoolCha at Boxpark Wembley.
Ghai and his business partner Abhi Sangwan, who together own Kutir in London’s Chelsea, will launch the concept to coincide with the venue’s opening on 8 December.
KoolCha will serve an all-day menu of dishes reminiscent of the chef’s childhood, the focus being on traditional North Indian filled ‘kulcha’ flatbreads, served with pickles, dal, raitas and chutneys.
Ghai said: “KoolCha will be a new pan-Indian restaurant concept that promises to reinvigorate the Indian food space. We are excited to launch KoolCha at Boxpark Wembley which will provide a great platform for our brainchild concept to flourish as part of London’s most exciting casual dining community.”
Ghai and Sangwan worked together at the Michelin-starred Jamavar, where Sangwan was director of operations and Ghai was executive head chef; and JKS Restaurants (which operates the Michelin-starred Gymkhana and Trishna restaurants in London), where Sangwan was group operations manager and Ghai was executive head chef.
Roger Wade, founder and chief executive of Boxpark, added: “We’re thrilled to announce that KoolCha will be launching at Boxpark Wembley. KoolCha’s chef Rohit has worked at an impressive number of world class restaurants and we have no doubt that KoolCha will be no different. Who knows, could this be the first Michelin star for Boxpark?”
KoolCha is the most recent addition to the Boxpark Wembley line-up, and will sit alongside operators including Bombay Burrito, the Athenian, Nanny Bills, Smoky Boys, Spice Shack, Zia Lucia, Ugly Dumpling and Thai Express.