Hawaiin-inspired to go concept Island Poké is launching its fourth dark kitchen next week after seeing success in the delivery-only space last year.

Opening on Monday (8 February) in Hackney, the new site follows three delivery-only openings in Battersea, Fulham and Notting Hill during the course of the pandemic, which founder James Porter has said all performed strongly both in and out of lockdown.

The offer, which includes build-your-own poké bowls, salad bowls and ready-made house bowls, is available for delivery or click and collect from each location, available through Deliveroo, Uber Eats, Just Eat or Island Poké’s own website.

Porter has told MCA the White Rabbit-backed brand has more launches coming soon, including a bricks-and-mortar opening set for the spring.

“Hackney is opening on Monday and we have more sites coming imminently,” he said.

“This will be our fourth dark kitchen opening in between lockdowns. We’ve typically been in office-based locations so in the first lockdown we realised we had a gap in our armoury that we needed to fill.

“We’ve seen good successes in the dark kitchen space and we’re looking forward to seeing how it will fare after lockdown.”