Three Uncles, a London newcomer specialising in Cantonese roast meats and dim sum was planning to launch at the Upper Place Market in the Nag’s Head on Holloway Road last month. After licensing delays stalled the project, it will instead turn its attention to a new, standalone restaurant site by Liverpool Street Station in the City.
A spokesperson for the restaurant elaborated on news posted by Bloomberg’s Richard Vines yesterday that Three Uncles was unable to trade at the north London location. “Upper Place Market in Holloway Road has been delayed due to an ongoing Islington Council planning and licensing debate,” the spokesperson told Eater. “Therefore, they will not be able to trade until the issues have been solved.” That, they said, will “be later this year.”
Three Uncles traded just once, for an invite-only friends and family event, last month. The Nag’s Head pub remains open but the Upper Place Market, which is situated on the second floor, is now completely closed — meaning all restaurants involved have had to cease trading.
Better news for those eagerly anticipating Three Uncles’ ambitious and high-quality roast meats programme is that, in mid-August, the restaurant will open on Devonshire Row, just off Bishopsgate. It will take the place of Mexican fast-casual Poncho 8 at 12 Devonshire Row, EC2M 4RH.
It will serve char siu barbecue pork, crispy pork belly, Hainan chicken, and roast duck — all with rice. There will also be a selection of dumplings and buns: bao, wontons, and siu mai; and lo mein egg noodle dishes.