We often get asked, what is a pop up restaurant? Especially by our family and friends who have not experienced one before. So let us try to explain the concept if we may…
Pop up restaurants originally started back in the 1960s, better known then as supper clubs or home restaurants. It was a way for home cooks to make some money by inviting strangers into their home and offering a home cooked meal in exchange for payment. They have started to become more popular in the UK since the turn of the millennium, with London leading the way, and now growing up and down the country.
These home style restaurants are temporary in nature. They can last for an evening, a week, or even a month. In our case they currently appear one weekend a month, making this a pop up feature. Pop up restaurants tend to be smaller in number of people they can cater for and generally offer a fixed menu (revealed on the night) at a set price per head. They also tend not to be licenced, so bringing your own drinks for the evening is a must.
Personal likes and dislikes are not catered for however dietary requirements will be respected.
We like to believe that most of our guest will be foodies just like us and therefore a secret menu will only add to the experience of dinning with us, something a little different from the local restaurant scene. Our menu allows you to taste new flavours and foods that maybe you would not if you went to a conventional style restaurant. You would be surprised by the number of people that say, ‘well I don’t like beetroot but that beetroot mousse was beautiful’ after all life is too short not to try new things, especially beetroot!
Here at The Supper Circle in Banbury, we offer just this.