Secret supper clubs and pop-up restaurants are all the rage on the foodie scene, and thanks to Restaurants In Residence, Canary Wharf dwellers will be able to experience the cooking of some of the capital’s hottest young chefs in a secret location somewhere on the island.
Running until 23 July, first up are The Young Turks (pictured above), courtesy of The Clove Club. James Lowe and Isaac McHale take to the stove, serving up unusual and carefully sourced ingredients. Local produce rules where possible, including elderflower and fennel picked in Bow, partnering beautifully with lemon sole. Loganberries, cucumber flowers, tomatoes and marjoram are from Kent, as are the applewood chippings for their drum grill used to cook the beef.
Next in the kitchen are A Little Of What You Fancy’s chefs, now a Dalston institution, followed by Claire Roberson and Jonathan Woolway from Shacklewell Nights. Last up, Bethnal Green favourite Bistrotheque will be celebrating the 80s in style.
The venue is top secret. All we know is it will be in Canary Wharf, it holds 80 covers and will be torn down after the event. It works like this: pay £45 for up to a six-course meal (a choice of standard or vegetarian), the seating is unreserved so you have to book together if you want to sit together, there are no tickets, you get an email confirmation, then one week before the meal (or the performance as it’s called), you will receive confirmation of the location by email.
Our advice is to book quickly: Sunday lunch on the 3rd is already fully-booked. One of the hottest culinary tickets in town this summer.