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MJMK opens ‘Cuban inspired’ restaurant in London

The group has appointed Ana Gonçalves and Zijun Meng of TĀTĀ Eatery, a food consultant group, to develop the menu

MJMK Hospitality has announced the opening of Bar La Rampa, a new restaurant and bar concept inspired by Cuba, which is set to open in London this summer. 

Located on Market Place, two minutes from Oxford Circus, the venue will accommodate both indoor and outdoor dining, with a large al fresco terrace. 

The group has appointed Ana Gonçalves and Zijun Meng of TĀTĀ Eatery, a food consultant group, to develop the menu, with the pair creating “small plates” that take influence from both Cuba and the “wider Central American region”. 

In addition, Marcis Dzelzainis, a mixologist and bartender, has been onboarded to develop a cocktail-led drinks menus. 

Live music will also be a large feature of Bar La Rampa, with both a house band and regularly hosted Cuban nights set to be hosted throughout the week.

Jake Kasumov, co-founder of MJMK, said: “I lived in Cuba until I was six years old, and my father spent the majority of his life in Havana, meaning I travelled there often throughout my life. 

“I’ve always been enamoured with Cuba’s cultural heritage, but find it has often been misrepresented through cultural appropriation abroad. Marco and I are passionate about bringing Havana’s beautiful history to life in a way that celebrates the country’s authentic food, drinks and design.”

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