December’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!
Christmas is coming! What way to celebrate the festive season with some of the most exciting and inspiring alternative dining events coming up in Brighton? It’s definitely time to eat, drink and be merry. Enjoy!
Full Circle – 64degrees & Silo in collaboration
Brighton likes a good bit of buzz and this collaboration has definitely got people excited.
Since opening in 2013, 64degrees has had a massive impact on the Brighton food scene, garnered incredible reviews throughout the national press and has become one of the most sought-after reservations in town. Head chef Michael Bremner’s small-plate dining sensation has proved so successful here that he’s recently opened another in Pimlico.
The recent opening of Douglas McMasters’ zero-waste restaurant Silo has also created quite a stir. Building on his experience of working in Michelin-starred kitchens, his uncompromising vision of has become one of Brighton’s most exciting realities and is producing some of the best food in town.
One of the things that make both stand out is that the kitchen is right in the same space as the diners – the chefs are involved and keen to discuss the dishes, the food, their ideas, principles and techniques.
The innovative and disruptive models of the teams at both Silo and 64degrees have captured peoples’ imaginations and challenged peoples’ perceptions about restaurant dining. But fundamentally these establishments beautifully showcase both Bremner’s and McMasters’ mastery of technique and natural talent for taking the most carefully and considerately sourced ingredients and producing some of the finest plates of food we’ve eaten.
They continue to innovate with this one-off collaboration where guests will be treated to “a six-course meal prepared from ingredients farmed, fished and fetched by the chefs who will be preparing your dishes on the night.” Tickets are like gold-dust.
We are very VERY excited!
Date & Time: Tuesday 9th December, 7pm
Price Range: £45
More information HERE
We’ve often spotted the warm and welcoming Dina at Brighton’s Street Diner on Queens Road on a Friday lunchtime dishing out hearty portions of feijoada – a rich and meaty Borlotti bean stew perfect for winter days. She’s also selling-out a fantastic selection of great-value portuguese bites – from various fritters, suckling pig turnovers and a selection of tarts that make a great ‘cheeky in-fill’ if you need to top up your calorie intake at lunchtime to get through a chilly afternoon.
So we’re incredibly excited to see Dina’s kitchen popping up at a gorgeous gallery space in Hove, and speaking of calorie intake, this one comes with a health warning.
What better hearty dish to present an evening of Portuguese food around that the delightfully decadent Francesinha (literally little french girl) – often regarded as one of the greatest sandwiches on the planet. Take a croque monsieur and add sliced beef, Portuguese sausages and egg, and top it off with a spicy beer-based secret sauce. Each chef has their own special recipe and here there’s also a very carefully-considered vegetarian option on offer. You can see how the perfect Francesinha has become a Portuguese national obsession.
We’ve seen a few people taking concepts and ethos of street food and putting on some special events and this has got us really excited. Here Dina’s gone all-out to make a very special evening presenting many aspects of Portuguese cuisine, from a welcome drink – Caipirao (inspired from the Brazilian caipirinha made with the Portuguese Licor Beirao), and starters including salt cod fritters, chicken croquettes. Then after the main event itself served surrounded with fries (if you have any room left at all), there’s a Biscuit Moka cake or traditional Aletria – a creamy Portuguese vermicelli pudding traditionally served at Christmas.
Plus after-dinner coffees all included for just 20 quid, we definitely want to join the francesinha club! Go on, treat yourself – it’s Christmas!
Location: Artista Studio
Date & Time: Tuesday 18th December, 6.30pm
Price Range: £20
More information HERE
Bring the Dog!
As Groucho Marx pointed out, outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend, and inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. Heeding this advice, Brighton’s Bookish Supper Society have chosen the well-lit surroundings of the Naked Eye Gallery for a festive celebration of good words and good friends, as they invite you to bring your pooch and make merry for the launch of Mark B. Mills’ new novel Waiting for Doggo.
Furry guests will be spoiled with massages and gourmet treats and their human companions will be pretty pampered themselves, with wine, food, and delicious conversation laid on by host Laura Lockington. With author Mark B. Mills and a dog behaviourist on hand, this is a big-hearted event to warm the coldest of winter cockles. So, whether you have a dog, are a dog, or simply enjoy the superlative company of our very best friends, come and join the Bookish Supper Society for their last hurrah of the year!
Location: Mews Gallery, Central Brighton
Date & Time: Wednesday 10th December, 8pm
Price Range: £25
More information HERE