Bombastic taco restaurant Breddos Tacos will close its Soho restaurant after two years on Kingly Street. London burger specialists Patty and Bun will take over the site by late November, according to Big Hospitality.
Soho was Breddos’ second restaurant, following the Clerkenwell flagship that opened in 2016. Its approach to tacos could be categorised as adventurous, deploying a tortilla as a delivery mechanism for a rolodex of hot-button ingredients that could enthral and infuriate in equal measure. It has since expanded to include Super Tacos at Market Halls Victoria and Fulham, which is inspired by co-founders Nud Dudhia & Chris Whitney’s experience of tacos al carbon and al pastor in Tijuana, as well as an upcoming restaurant in Liverpool’s Albert Dock called Madre.
This expansion — as well as Kingly Street’s proliferation of chain 2.0 restaurants, designed to satisfy a street that, at peak hours, encroaches on a captive audience market — might partly explain the closure. For context, Patty and Bun’s opening will be the group’s tenth site in London.
Breddos Tacos later told Eater that: “Yes, we can confirm we are reviewing our plans for Kingly Street. We are in advanced conversations with Patty & Bun, but no final transaction has been completed. Breddos Goswell Road, the original site, will continue to be open.”