Pop-up Finsbury restaurant launches with unique dining extravaganza

Kitchen Party

Kitchen Party - Credit: Archant

»Food fans can try something a bit different at an innovative new drinking and dining venue in Finsbury.

Kitchen Party, in Northampton Road, is an immersive three-level establishment which promises to bring some of the most exciting and cutting edge names in food together under one roof.

It’s only open three nights a week and will disappear after four months, but each night, up to five different installations will take over the space, with the schedule changing every few weeks, in what the organisers describe as “an ever-changing orgy of drinking, dining and weird culture”.

There will also be some of the most inventive mixologists in the capital serving up some creative drinks in the bar area.


The whole thing has been pulled together by the team behind basement cocktail bar Bourne and Hollingsworth and the first few weeks will feature a portable version of their venue – complete with the eccentric 1920s decor it’s known for.

On the food side there is medieval specialist Rack and Ruin, serving big hunks of meat from a spit, high-end Turkish fare from Trinkets and home-cooked regional Italian food from Amoose Bush. There will also be cocktail making classes and a food-based interactive event, including tongue-mapping and how food textures change the enjoyment of food, from Flavour Sensenation.

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One of the more intriguing events is the Great Indian Peninsula, from pop-up specialists Mile High.

Diners board an imaginary train crossing the sub-continent; from Rangoon in the east to Kashmir in the west, each of the seven courses served representing a different stop on the way.

Set in colonial times, a host of characters, like a hapless Chai Wallah and an officious ticket inspector, appear on route to entertain the guests.

Prices range from £15 to £65 depending on the event and the line-up for the rest of the summer will be announced shortly.

n For more information visit www.kitchenpartypopup.com.