Great British Menu chef Larkin Cen to open a new Woky Ko in Birmingham - with free bao

The new outlet - the first outside Larkin Cen’s home city of Bristol - will be based in the Jewellery Quarter - but dishes will be available on Deliveroo only

Award-winning Great British Menu chef Larkin Cen is bringing his acclaimed Asian restaurant, Woky Ko, to Birmingham mid-October - complete with a host of brand-new dishes.

Based in the Jewellery Quarter, but available exclusively on Deliveroo, locals will soon be able to order Woky Ko favourites - including the brand’s signature Korean Fried Chicken Katsu Curry - along with a series of Bao, new to the Woky Ko menu and launching for the first time in Birmingham

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Lamb noodle - Woky Ko

To celebrate Woky Ko’s Birmingham launch, the first 100 customers to place an order over £15 will be able to claim a portion of bao (two bao) for free. The free item must be added to the basket for it to be claimed.

The Birmingham outlet will be the only Woky Ko outside of Bristol, with the delivery-only offering opening in the Jewellery Quarter in mid-October.

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Great British Menu Mala Hotpot - Woky Ko

What can we expect from Woky Ko in Birmingham?

Bringing its flavour-focused dishes to the West Midlands for the first time, Woky Ko will be available to order throughout central Birmingham and beyond - and customers can expect to indulge in authentic Asian flavours with a modern twist.

Brummies can tuck into rich and spicy favourite, tantanmen – ramen accompanied with spicy pork and a sesame infused broth - which is one of Woky Ko’s signature dishes.

The delivery menu will also include sumptuous sharing plates to start, alongside the brand’s house made vegan fried chicken and creamy, aromatic pork belly red curry.

Founder and Chef Larkin Cen’s handmade noodles, as featured on BBC Two’s Great British Menu, will also be a highlight on Woky Ko’s menu.

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Curry Udon - Woky Ko

What has Chef Larkin said about opening his first venue in Birmingham in his own words?

Woky Ko opened in Bristol’s Wapping Wharf in 2016, bringing bold and exciting flavour combinations to a growing culinary scene and has since expanded into four restaurants around the city.

Chef Larkin, who garnered much praise on this year’s Great British Menu, left his successful career in law behind to pursue his love of food; rooted in his childhood from growing up and working in his parent’s Chinese takeaway.

Larkin Cen said: “We’ve been working towards expanding for a while now and Birmingham was a firm choice for us.

“The city has such a vibrant food scene with so many incredible concepts - it’s definitely somewhere we can’t wait to be a part of.

“Bristol has been amazing and everyone’s been incredibly supportive of our journey so far, and now we feel we’re more than ready to bring our food to Birmingham.”

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