Some restaurant menus can be challenging to understand, filled with obscure ingredients or dishes described in foreign languages you don’t speak.
But one funky London restaurant called The Little Yellow Door is taking the opposite approach. Their menu relies on a universal language—although you might find it equally difficult to decipher. That’s because it’s written entirely in emojis.
The “flatshare pop-up in the heart of Notting Hill” is not exactly a typical restaurant; “we like to do things a bit differently,” they say on their site. The food at the bar is inspired by “house party characters, and their weird eating habits,” while the special emoji menu for the summer—which includes two courses and a cocktail—is available for just £15 (or about $20)”if you can decode the deliciously wacky menu,” the restaurant notes. To keep the tech-savvy theme going, diners can then WhatsApp their order to a number listed on the menu… or just find a waiter. So, can you translate the menu into actual food items?
The first dish seems pretty straightforward—a chicken sandwich (on baguette, it appears) with bacon, lettuce, and avocado—but the second sandwich is anyone’s guess, beyond the fact that it will involve meat. What could the acorn represent? Is the rocket a stand-in for arugula? The restaurant is lucky that the avocado emoji is part of the latest round of additions to the pictorial language.
But hopefully waiters will be on hand to help diners decode their dinners, before they end up with an unexpected dish.