Newmarket’s opening The Candy Shop has all the markers of great success: it’s owned by three hospitality maestros, has a coffee machine “made for coffee lovers” and is built around the idea of treating yourself. The all-day eatery is the work of David Lee (Major Sprout, Simon & Lee and ex-Dear Jervois), Woo Hyung Lee (Camper Coffee) and Tom Hong (Geeks On Sainsbury). The menu comes split between smaller and larger plates, and currently features everything from Korean fried chicken, which is a tried and true recipe borrowed from Parnell’s Simon & Lee, beef cheek dumplings encased in an almost-samosa-style pastry, loaded fries, and the Korean fried pancake “Hotteok” served with granola Nutella mousse and seasonal fruits. Cheshire Architects together with David Lee oversaw the interior to create a comfortable environment for chowing down. It’s all cushy bench seating, neat lines, Scandinavian furnishings and pot plants. All that plus there’s a pasta happy hour which kicks off from 4.30pm, weekdays.
Image: The Candy Shop.