Mint Group, the bar and late night operating group, will focus on food-led businesses after opening its first restaurant - Mommi on Clapham High Street.

Operations director Larry Seymour told M&C the group remains very focused on its bars and late night venues but sees great potential in restaurants.

Seymour said Mint Group - which also operates Koko in Camden and Infernos in Clapham - wants to do a lot more food-led businesses to capitalise on the growing demand for food across its existing venues. 

Mommi is an Asian-Peruvian fusion restaurant and bar serving cocktails paired with the food in a relaxed atmosphere. The design for the restaurant has been in incubation for more than two years before the Mint Group found a suitable site to bring it to life.

“I can definitely see us doing much more with Mommi and can see doing different formats with food and drink at the same time,” Seymour told M&C.

As a London-based business Seymour envisages remaining in the capital and is interested in adding venues both centrally or in neighbourhood areas. 

Mommi has a simple small plates menu of sushi, sashimi and ceviche designed for sharing and enjoying with the cocktails. At weekends it will launch a brunch menu with dishes inspired by the rest of the Peruvian and Asian style food to appeal to health-conscious diners.