July’s Top 3 Pop – Up Restaurants in Brighton
Ok so as much as we enjoy preparing a lovely, home-cooked meal, we all really know that eating-out is what it’s all about. This is the age of superstar chefs, slick food fashion and chic eats and there’s nothing better than trying out the hottest new dining experience in town before anyone else. From the most accomplished of Michelin-starred gastronomes to the bloke next door who really knows how to host, we’ve been seeing a lot of fabulous one-off dining events that are open to the public popping-up all over the place. In weird and wonderful venues or in fancy abodes – creative and talented people are sharing their skills with adventurous diners all over the place. We’ve decided bring you a monthly round-up of the best pop up restaurants Brighton has to offer!
No. 5 hosted by Lizzie
There’s so much talent, so many fascinating characters and so many amazing spaces around Brighton. It’s a constant joy making new discoveries and meeting new people and going to one of Lizzie’s events is a wonderful reminder of the sort of people that make up our city and that make it so great. Though she’s cooked all over the world, (including a stint as private chef to the Ferrari Formula One team) she’s not one to shout about her accomplishments from the rooftops, which makes her all-the-more endearing and fascinating as a host. She produces stunning dishes inspired by her experiences – Asian flavours livening up a classic British dish, local ingredients effortlessly incorporated into the menu – and all this in the setting of her architecturally stunning modern house and one of the most desirable postcodes in Brighton. Lizzie’s been getting rave reviews from the lucky few that have been able to get a place at her table so far, here’s your chance for the last few seats.
Location: Dyke Road Avenue, Hove
Date & Time: Friday 4th July, 8pm
Price Range: £38
More information HERE
Sam’s of Brighton Pop Up
A collaboration between two highly experienced chefs, this event is a showcase of exciting new one-off dining experiences taking place in inspiring and unexpected venues across Brighton & Hove. The credentials are impressive; following a top flight career in London, (The Belvedere, Pied a Terre, Escargot, Chez Nico) Sam Metcalfe has been a stalwart of the Brighton restaurant scene for over 14 years. He’s recently been taking the skills displayed in his Kemptown bistro out ‘on the road’ to be enjoyed at events all over the South. He’s teamed up with Ollie Couillaud who has his own impressive back story in top London kitchens: Head Chef at La Trompette, Bord’eaux, The Square, Tom’s Kitchen and most recently The Lawn Bistro in Wimbledon – his long experience in Michelin starred restaurants is evident in every detail of the experience. The venue – an exquisitely restored Regency property in the heart of the city – a town house completely redesigned and furnished from top-to bottom using a mix of original features, reclaimed items and modern design to create a stunning and decadent social space. We’re hoping to see plenty more from these two but these events are unique and exclusive – if you’re able to get a booking you’re in for a real treat.
Location: Central Regency house venue off Western Road, Brighton
Date & Time: Thursday 17th July, 7.30pm
Price Range: £48
More information HERE
The Bookish Supper Society
Is it a salon? Is it a pop up restaurant? Is it a great place to meet old and new friends? Well…yes, it’s all of those things, and more… Once every six weeks your hosts Sarah Hutchings and Laura Lockington take over a unique mews gallery with space for 50 people to enjoy a sit down meal in great company. Each event features a selection of fascinating guest speakers on hand to entertain, educate and inspire. The choice of speakers keeps a distinctly local flavour and showcases the wealth of literary talent Brighton has to offer. And there’s no shortage – recent guests have included writer, critic and Booker shortlistee Paul Bailey, political cartoonist and Costa Book Award-winner Chris Riddell and the irrepressible Julie Burchill. The food itself is fresh, adventurous and wonderful offering seasonal specialities paired with cheeky drinks. Al fresco out in the open courtyard in the Summer or warmed by the wood burning stove in the winter, Bookish certainly know how to do ‘a-bit-of-a-do’!
Location: Mews, Brunswick Area, Hove
Date & Time: Wednesday 30th July, 7pm
Price Range: £15-25 More information HERE