Spice Market London has launched a brand new lunch and pre-theatre menu from executive chef Peter Lloyd. Inspired by the Japanese lunchboxes the ‘Bento Express’ offers diners a varied selection of South East Asian small plate dishes, with four different styles: Classic, Garden, Healthy and Gourmet.

Each Bento Express option is served on a hand-carved acacia wood tray and contains a medley of dishes from the menu, such as steamed red snapper with shiitake mushrooms, ginger and tarragon, or green papaya salad with cherry tomatoes and candied tamarind. A complimentary gift, in the form of a pack of three delicious home-made cookies to take away is also included. Starting at £15 the Bento Express meals offer fantastic value and are just one of several new elements and ideas Peter is introducing to Spice Market London.

Located in the W London – Leicester Square hotel, Spice Market, was created by Michelin starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and is the sister restaurant of the iconic Spice Market in New York’s Meatpacking District. The menu is inspired by Jean-Georges’ travels around South East Asia and their vibrant street food scene.  Signature dishes include spiced chicken samosas with coriander yoghurt, black pepper shrimp with sun-dried pineapple and lobster pad Thai. Food is complemented by an interesting drinks list including house cocktails such as a lychee raspberry Bellini (£9), a wide range of wines available by the glass and bottle, and house made sodas such as fresh ginger ale.


The striking interiors of Spice Market, which won Best Restaurant Design at the European Hotel Design Awards 2011, offers a unique mix between the ethnic authentic old world feel of Spice Market NY and the contemporary architecture of the new building on Leicester Square. Featuring warm shades of gold, copper, chrome and wood, the eclectic and intimate design includes a striking 24 metre-long wall of colours, flavours and fragrances of the South East Asian dishes served at Spice Market, as well as over 600 custom-designed shimmering wok lamps. Set over two floors, Spice Market also hosts a cocktail lounge and private room which can accommodate 40 covers.

Notes to editors:

The ‘Bento Express’ menu is available Monday-Friday 12-3pm and 5-6.30pm.

Information on bento box contents:

Classic, £15:

Spiced chicken samosa with cilantro yoghurt; Geen papaya salad with cherry tomatoes and candied tamarind; Cod with Malaysian sauce and Thai basil jasmine rice

Garden, £15:

Beetroot salad with yoghurt, chilli and fresh herbs; Fragrant mushroom egg rolls with a galangal emulsion; Vegetables in green curry and Jasmine rice

Healthy, £15:

Green papaya salad with cherry tomatoes and candied tamarind; mint avocado summer roll with a Sriracha sauce; Steamed red snapper with shiitake mushrooms, ginger and tarragon and brown rice

Gourmet, £20:

Shaved tuna with chilli tapioca, Asian pear and lime; Lobster summer roll in a Sriracha emulsion, Red curried duck and sticky rice


Pack of three: peanut butter and sea salt, chocolate and coconut and stem ginger.

For more information on Spice Market London, please contact Jenny Goss or Issy Fiennes at Sauce Communications, 020 8600 3600 / jenny@saucecommunications.com / issy@saucecommunications.com

Spice Market is owned by the international restaurant group, Culinary Concepts.

Spice Market London

W Hotel London

10 Wardour Street