What they say:
Alan Yau - founder of Wagamama and Hakkasan - arrives in Soho to open a Chinese Gastropub on the site formerly occupied by The Endurance. The two-storey, 4,500 sq ft venue will introduce Asian influences to the traditional British boozer setting, serving an extensive array of Kung Po Chicken, crispy shredded beef and delectable Dim Sum along the way. There's to be a proper choice of premium lagers, ales and ciders, and a pint of Pilsner Urquell will come fresh from the four on-site copper tanks.
What we say:
If Alan Yau's previous exploits are anything to go by, this merger of British and Asian dining practices could well spark a new trend in fusion-styled gastropubs. Open seven days a week from midday until late, Duck and Rice looks great for those with a penchant for Dim Sum and delicious drinks seeking out something new.