Jack Stein x Hoppers Dinner in Barnes

Join us to celebrate seafood and spice.

Uniting the Cornish and Sri Lankan coastlines, Jack Stein, our Chef Director, and Karan Gokani (Co-Founder and Creative Director of leading Sri Lankan restaurant Hoppers) are coming together to create two special dining experiences to London – marrying the rich seafood traditions of Cornwall with the bold and aromatic spice of Sri Lanka.  

The first evening, a six-course dinner by the Thames at Rick Stein, Barnes, is on 2nd November followed by a feasting menu at Hoppers in Soho on Sunday 19th November. Find out more about this event here.

Jack and Karan’s menu

Rick Stein, Barnes | 2nd November | 7pm

The Menu

Oysters with buttermilk
Hot butter langoustines
Caught in creel pots off the west coast of Scotland, paired with a chilli butter
Crab kothu
This is a classic late night snack, chopped roti stir-fried with softshell crab
Clam hodi with Coombeshead sourdough
One of Jack’s favourite shellfish, cooked in a rich coconut milk curry sauce
Fish in banana leaf with local green mallung
Sea bass cooked in a banana leaf with spiced Cornish greens
Mango and cardamom rice pudding
Rick’s recipe from Far Eastern Odyssey


Both the event at Rick Stein, Barnes and Hoppers Soho are supporting Feeding the Future – with £5 from each ticket going to the charity. The charitable trust focuses on early childhood care and development in disadvantaged communities in Sri Lanka.

Meet Jack Stein

Chef Director Jack was born in Cornwall and is the middle son of Rick and Jill Stein. Jack has worked as a chef at restaurants across the world, including La Régalade in Paris, before extensive travels to Australia, the Far East and Japan, via a stint in the kitchen at Tetsuya’s, Sydney. He now oversees all menus at Rick Stein Restaurants. Jack is a familiar face on television, has filmed series’ including Wine, Dine and Stein (co-hosted with brother Charlie), Jack Stein: Born to Cook on SBS and UKTV food, Cooking with the Stars on ITV, plus appearances on Saturday Kitchen, Sunday Brunch and a regular spot on Steph’s Packed Lunch. Jack is the author of cookbook, World on a Plate, released by Bloomsbury Cooks and Absolute Press.

Meet Karan Gokani

Karan grew up in Mumbai and moved to England in 2005 to study law at the University of Cambridge, later working as a Solicitor at a Magic Circle firm in the City of London. Even as a practising lawyer, Karan’s passion for food and hospitality never faded and he spent time at professional kitchens in his spare time and on weekends. In 2012, he left his legal career to move back to India to reconnect with Indian food and pursue a career in hospitality. A year later, after marrying Sunaina Sethi, Karan moved back to London. The Sethi siblings and Karan opened Hoppers, a Sri Lankan and South Indian restaurant on Frith Street, Soho in 2015 and he now oversees back and front of house operations at the Soho, Marylebone and King’s Cross locations.