Pop-Up Restaurants, Secret Restaurants, Underground Restaurants and Supper Clubs in the UK

  1. alex
  2. March 27, 2013 7:13 pm

Pop-Up Restaurants, Secret Restaurants, Underground Restaurants and Supper Clubs in the UK

The twenty first century has ushered in a new trend in dining around the world where cooks and chefs of various levels of expertise provide food in a club like environment at reasonable prices.

The dining experience takes place not in a traditional restaurant but in someone’s home, galleries, offices, or other private spaces where likeminded foodies can meet, eat, drink and socialise.

The Pop-up concept is often temporary, may be it is just for a day or short-term event, which may feature a visiting professional chef taking over someone’s kitchen and dining room and cater for a limited number of people.

The most popular of these new dining experiences is the supper club. A supper club is normally run by a foodie enthusiast often on a regular basis and is available to the general public. It is a great way to socialise and meet new people and after dining you are not left surprised by the bill as payment is usually made upfront electronically before you arrive at the dining venue.

There is no doubt that the established restaurants are concerned about this trend and for many they are hoping it will be a passing fad. Some would argue that diners are far better off eating at established restaurants because they are assured of knowing where ingredients come from, guaranteed better service and customers would be eating at fully licenced establishments.

However, in these uncertain economic times with everyone trying to make savings, the pop-up and underground restaurant story as still some way to run.

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