Like the majority of other Britons, it’s the time of year where the Quotesearcher team rejoice that the British summer is upon us. We flock to the parks or head to the seaside on the weekends to take full advantage of the sunshine.
As well as the long days that we have, another thing that’s great about the fine weather is that we can enjoy eating our lunches outside or have a nice alfresco dinner.
This summer, keep an eye out for the burst of pop-up restaurants that will be dotted all over the country. Pop-up restaurants are temporary outdoor restaurants that are based in various locations.
Sara Chambers, who runs her Squisito pizza pop-up restaurant in Warwickshire relies on the weather being good. She says, “We have a massive chimney for the pizza oven which wouldn’t work in the rain as we cook outside”.
Chambers makes sausages and teaches cookery from her Warwickshire home. She describes her Italian food business as being in the middle of nowhere, but if we ever found ourselves around her area we would definitely take a visit to her pop-up pizza restaurant as her passata, homemade sausages and crisp pizza topped with mozzarella as well as her homemade desserts including ice-cream made with eggs from her rare-breed chicken, all sounds divine.
Pop-up restaurants have also been a choice for established and high profile chefs who will be relocating their restaurants this summer once they have sorted out their restaurant insurance quotes. If you fancy visiting an urban beach, Dishoom Bombay Cafe will be occupying the South Bank until the 4th October.
If you are heading to any festivals this summer, keep a look out for Mark Jankel of First and Jun Tanaka of Pearl Restaurant who will be taking their Street Kitchen to various locations.
Alternatively, if you prefer something more glamourous, visit Somerset House as Tom Aiken will have a pop-up restaurant with river views, posh barbeque food and cocktails up until the 25th September. Dreamy!
We are definitely going to take advantage of having the pop-up restaurants while they are around, as it sounds like a great alternative to just having sandwiches in the park. Have you visited your perfect pop-up restaurant this summer?