Pop up restaurants have been around for a while, but have been gaining in popularity in recent years. From being able to try dishes created by some of the world’s most talented chefs, to eating the finest of regional ingredients, OROGOLD loves visiting the many pop up restaurants all over the UK. Here are some of our favorite ones that you should definitely take the time to visit this fall.
London in the Sky, South Bank
If you haven’t already done so, this is your last chance to visit London in the Sky, as this pop up restaurant, suspended 25 meters in the air by a crane, is only running until the 30th of September. The suspended pod seats 22 guests, and overlooks London’s South Bank. A series of menus have been created by some of London’s top chefs, such as Tom Aikens of Tom’s Kitchen, and Marcus Wareing and Peter Weeden from the Newman Street Tavern. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, all dishes are prepared and presented in front of guests at the center of the platform, and you can be guaranteed a deliciously unforgettable meal.
HH&Co Backstage Pop Ups, Lime Wood, The New Forest
The resident chefs at the Lime Wood Hotel in the New Forest created HH&Co Backstage Kitchen last year, a cooking school within the hotel. This fall, they have invited some inspiring chefs to host evenings at The Scullery restaurant at the hotel, creating a three course meal for guests, as well as hosting their own cooking classes. The chefs that will be hosting evenings include Scottish chef Jeremy Lee from Quo Vadis in London, Iranian chef and food writer Sabrina Ghayour, and trained chef and Sunday Times journalist Gizzi Erskine, who was one of the first people to back the pop up restaurant trend in the UK. Each chef will be creating their own unique menu and serving this up on specific days, so be sure to check the restaurant’s website for exact dates and details.
The Steak Barn, Balgove Larder, St. Andrews, Scotland
Now in its fourth year, The Steak Barn is a seasonal pop up restaurant in St. Andrews, Scotland, serving up home-grown and home-reared produce. Meat comes from Balgove Larder’s butchery, which comes from home-reared cattle, and is served with seasonal side dishes. There are also plenty of seasonal specials that are constantly being changed, so even frequent guests will always have something new to try. While the décor may be extremely simple, with wooden potato crates making up the walls and trestle tables for seats, this is just another reason why OROGOLD loves this restaurant, as the informality means that all of the restaurant’s focus can be placed on the food. The Steak Barn will be running until October, so be sure to check it out if you are in Scotland.
Pop up restaurants have an excitement and a buzz surrounding them that conventional restaurants simply can’t compete with. From chef-hosted evenings in the picturesque New Forest to dinner in a pod suspended in the air above London, these are some of the best pop up restaurants that you will find in the UK this fall.
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