Kuldeep Mattegunta, head chef at Republic, puts finishing touches to one of his street food inspired dishes.
Republic is at last set to open for diners on Chiswick High Road this Monday, five months after their launch was scuppered by the Government announcing London was going into Tier 3.
Chef Kuldeep Mattegunta and manager Mustaq Tappewale, both formerly of Kricket, will be opening the doors at 301 – 303 Chiswick High Rd, the former site of Hedone, serving inventive Indian food from May 17th.
Pictured left: Republic’s monogram. Right: Republic’s signature cocktail adds spice to an hibiscus infused Vodka and lemon mix.
“We have been cracking on with new ideas and concepts even during the lockdown and kept proactively working towards an opening to be ready for this,” says Mustaq.
Republic offered a take away service during lockdown, but are now looking forward to realising their ambition of welcoming diners into the refurbished restaurant.
Asparagus, wild garlic achaar, and homemade carom seed paneer; and although it may look like a very tall burger, it’s actually a Greenpea & Mature Cheddar Vada-Pao, one of the small plates at Republic
Head Chef, Kuldeep Mattegunta, uses seasonal British ingredients to produce Indian, street style, small plates such as Granny Smith Apple and Ginger Pani Puri, and Charred Cauliflower with tandoori masala brown butter and pickled raisins, which can be paired with natural wines or special cocktails using their spices. The exotic list of cocktails includes Alaichi Martini, a spiced Gin, with cardamom, lime and mint and their signature Republic Sour, made with curry leaves, hibiscus infused Vodka, lemon and egg white.
“Our food and drink menu is seasonal so it will change quite often,” says Mustaq.
“We would like to thank all the people and well wishers who supported us through the lockdown and were eager for us to open so that they can truly experience our food while dining in Republic.”
Republic now ready for action and offering a special discount on food until 29th June.
Special launch offer
As a thank you to their supporters, they are having a soft launch on the 17th of May offering 30% off food on Mondays and Tuesdays until 29th June, 2021. The discount does not apply to drinks with cocktails at £10 and the wine list starting at £30 a bottle, £47 for a Gavi, going up to £120 for an Amarone.
301-303 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 republicw4.com Tel: 0208 154 2712
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