King Tea is an eatery that pays homage to Paddington’s history, while also offering a dining destination that hasn’t been seen in the area before. What was once home to the King Tea snack bar and tobacconist is now a modern bar and shared dining destination that is welcoming to large groups of diners or intimate couplings. The space has been stripped back to its original form, then updated with a new kitchen and bar. After initially operating with a Spanish tapas focus, King Tea transitioned to a pan-Asian menu with chef Guy Rooney at the helm. King Tea’s menu features a range of Asian-inspired bites designed to be eaten easily and often, ranging from Chinese pickles and cumin lamb ribs to kingfish yusheng, Chongqing chicken, crispy duck leg, broccoli lamb and coconut and lime rice pudding. The bar offers a formidable wine list, in addition to a concise cocktail selection and a curated tap and bottled beer range.