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Limin’ opens east London restaurant

Trinidadian rum shop and restaurant Limin’ is to open a branch in London’s Shoreditch at Spitalfields Market.

The restaurant will operate as a pop-up until New Year’s Eve and it is not yet known what will happen with the business in 2019. The menu will be half food and half rum-based cocktails, the cuisine will be Afro-, Indo-, and Chinese-Caribbean.

Limin’ gets its name from the Trinidadian expression ‘liming’ which means ‘hanging out’, the restaurant says it is “about getting together with friends at home, the beach, river, street corner or rum shop”.

The restaurant is owned by Sham Mahabir who left Trinidad 20 years ago to move to London, upon his arrival he was disappointed with the quality of Carribean food on offer and set about making plans for his own restaurant.

Mahabir said: “London has a thriving street food but Caribbean food tends to be represented by Jamaica. I wanted to educate the capital on food from my country because there’s so much more to the island than meets the eye. People can come and have something to eat, buy a bottle of rum and sit and enjoy it with friends.”

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