In London’s saturated restaurant market, it is surprising to learn how few good Filipino restaurants are in operation. Until now, that is. Former banker and restaurateur Rowena Romulo convinced her family that 2016 was the perfect time to launch Philippine cuisine in a way that London has never seen before. Following its success in Manila, Romulo Café London now offers a taste of the Philippines in the heart of Kensington.
“I first came across taro when I visited newly opened Romulo Café a few months ago. Based in London’s High Street Kensington, this 70-seater restaurant is lined with flowered wallpaper and enjoys a green, white and black colour scheme. Everywhere you look there are old photos and memorabilia, indicating there’s a rich history at the heart of this place, dying to be told.”
“Filipino cuisine. Have you ever tried it? It’s about time for it to come under the spotlight. Here you will learn how to make Oxtail stewed in peanut sauce.”
“After shooting the recipes with Chef Lorenzo Maderas, at Romulo Café, I had the honour to sit down for a three course meal and what a treat it was. If you’ve never had Pinoy food before, be prepared to peruse the menu for a long time because all the dishes are completely new and everything looks good.”