Amy Poon to launch production and retail space in Bermondsey’s Spa Terminus

By Joe Lutrario

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Amy Poon to launch production and retail space in Bermondsey’s Spa Terminus

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Amy Poon will open a production and retail space in South London food production and distribution hub Spa Terminus next month.

Poon’s London will serve as a hub for wholesale trading and production activities, including the preparation, bottling and labelling of the venerable Chinese restaurant brand’s sauces and dressings.

Come Friday and Saturday, the shutters will open to offer freshly prepared wontons and pantry items, including Premium First Extract Soy Sauce, Extraordinary Chilli Oil and Poon’s merchandise.

Later in the year, the Bermondsey site will also be used for tastings and masterclasses.

The store will also stock Poon’s signature wind-dried pork sausage, wind-dried pork and duck liver sausage, and wind-dried Chinese bacon.

Made using family recipes, the wind-dried meats were developed by chef Bill Poon, Amy’s father, and have been produced by the family since 1970.

Last year, Poon launched a successful three-month residency at Carousel called Poon’s Wontoneria offering a tight menu centered around the brand’s famed wontons.

She is understood to be looking to bring the Poon’s brand back as a restaurant having tested the water in 2018 with a Poon’s pop-up in Clerkenwell​. 

Her father launched the first Poon’s restaurant in Chinatown in 1973 and later attracted a Michelin star for his cooking at the group’s Covent Garden site.

The business grew to seven location in its 1980s heyday, including a restaurant in Switzerland.

“Finding a home in Spa Terminus, amongst some wonderful neighbours, is a significant milestone in the journey of Poon’s,” Poon says. “Particularly with Monmouth Coffee and Neal’s Yard Dairy who were in Covent Garden with Poon’s in the 1970s, it feels like completing the circle and coming home.

"I’m so excited to finally have our own permanent space, somewhere for guests to shop with us directly and see our business in action, and to allow us to develop all the products I have been wanting to bring to the market.”

From Spa Terminus neighbour and Monmouth Coffee Company founder Anita Le Roy added: “We are delighted that Poon’s have chosen Spa Terminus for their new production site. They will bring the perfect and powerful combination of innovation and heritage to our community of eclectic food producers."

"Some of us remember with much affection the small Poon’s restaurant on Lisle Street in the 70s! They will bring their strong foundation of traditional Chinese foods, together with their 21st century aesthetic and know-how and we are excited that they are joining us.”

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