October’s Top 3 Pop-Up Restaurants in Brighton
We Love Brighton in partnership with Tabl.com bring you a monthly round-up of the best pop up restaurants Brighton has to offer!
As we move in to Autumn there’s plenty of unique and secret dining events happening around our fair city. Grand design, Gin & Geniality – check them out below!
No. 5’s Middle Eastern Octoberfeast
One of the things we love about pop-ups, supperclubs and alternative dining events is that you get to peep behind normally closed doors and have world-class dining experiences with people you might not otherwise meet.
Here you can get the chance to experience the highest quality cooking without forking out fortunes and negotiating reservations months in advance. An evening at No.5 is very much about fine quality and taste – of the ingredients, in the preparation and presentation, in the settings and in the company.
Set in an award-winning eco-renovation of a detached 1950’s villa, with touches like locally-produced chestnut cladding, natural clay render and exposed screed floors. You’ll be greeted with an apéritif while you take in the impeccably-designed surroundings.
A graduate of Leith’s School of Food and Wine, your host Lizzie has been private chef to Michael Schumacher and catered for luminaries within the British film industry amongst her many professional food adventures.
At No.5 she presents a stunning selection of dishes drawing from her experience cooking all over the world, and this month it’s flavours of the Middle East.
With all the key ingredients in season at this time of year the Octoberfeast will feature a rich communal table, catering for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. Mezze platters including beetroot hummous with za’atar, burnt aubergine with pomegranate, roasted cauliflower and mograbieh with tahini, carrot cumin cakes, homemade flatbreads, and much, much more.
The full menu is published in advance and in true supperclub style guests are invited to bring their own wine to accompany the meal (and avoid paying the restaurant wine premiums). All in all a diner’s (and designer’s) delight!
Location: Dyke Road Avenue, Hove
Date & Time: Friday 10th October, 8pm
Price Range: £38
More information HERE
The Genial Chef
At the start of the month The Genial Chef is hosting a pop-up in a stunningly-designed showcase townhouse in central Brighton.
The Genial Chef is actually classically trained chef Terry Stewart who has over twenty years experience working in prestigious restaurants in London and the South East. He trained under 3 star chef Nico Ladenis, 2 star chef John Campbell as well as working with Mark Hix formerly of the Ivy. His first head chef position was at Pasha in South Kensington where he developed his knowledge of North African cuisine.
Together with his partner Helena they’ve been running a successful catering company providing cookery lessons and personal cheffing services for bespoke events across Sussex and the South East for the past few years. Working with clients to provide the most unique and personalised dining experiences, Terry’s crafted a special menu using the best ingredients from local suppliers, to serve in this unique venue for this one-off Brighton event.
Location: Secret Venue, Central Brighotn
Date & Time: Thursday 2nd October, 7.30pm
Price Range: £30
More information HERE
Ghost Girl & Gin
A literary salon and a pop-up supper club!
Once a month The Bookish Supper Society put on a bit-of-a-do in a marvellous mews gallery in Hove. Proudly showcasing local literary talent over a 3-course meal and this month’s theme… Gin!
There’s readings, conversation and wine to be had with this month’s guests – Brighton & Sussex Alumnus and author of the number one bestseller Ghost Girl Lesley Thompson; Author, performer and creator of Brighton’s famous Cheeky Guide, David Bramwell; and to really get the party going there’s Olivia Williams, author of the recently released Gin Glorious Gin: How Mother’s Ruin Became the Spirit of London.
Speaking of Gin, the event is sponsored by local artisan spirit distillers Blackdown who use aged old traditions and carefully sourced local ingredients to produce small batches of their Sussex Vodka, Dry Gin and Vermouth by hand in their South Downs Distillery. All of which will be on hand to taste.
With a menu to match this pop-up will make for a perfect evening’s drinking, dining and discourse!
Location: Mews Gallery, Hove
Date & Time: Wednesday 29th October, 7pm
Price Range: £25
More information HERE