Pop-up restaurants are a definite staple of any self-respecting of-the-moment city. A chance for up and coming and established chefs alike to experiment to their hearts content, these temporary, and sometimes hidden gems are definitely a trending hit right now. The problem is that they’re pretty hard to find unless you accidentally stumble across them. Not to worry, the Wriggle team is here to save the day! This handy guide serves up our favourite selection of tasty treats to feast your eyes, and lips, on this September. Take a look!
Aspiring chef Isaac Bartlett-Copeland and his team of talented young foodies embraced the pop-up culture purely for experimental purposes. Isaac’s mission to create the perfect restaurant formula means that eating is as much about the experience as it is about the food. It’s all in an ambitious open kitchen so prepare to get up close and personal with the chefs themselves as they create some award-winning grub.
Find it: 2 Gloucester Street, Brighton, BN1 4EW
Most Brighton dwellers will know about Lucky Beach and its famous burgers. What many fans don’t know is that Lucky Beach hosts a ton of awesome events throughout the year. Sometimes on the actual beach for some seaside al fresco dining. But the main events are their semi-surprise Michelin residencies with acclaimed pop up chefs making an appearance for a night or two. Keep an eye on Lucky Beach if you’re into fine dining.
Find it: 183 King’s Rd, Brighton BN1 1NB
Popping up in the evening at Oseta Cafe, the team behind Tropical Sushi are already making a splash. Using traditional sushi methods and combined with ingredients used in Latin cuisine, this Latin-Japanese fusion is a match made in heaven. We’d recommend trying the Andrea Roll, but you could really pick a dish at random and still love this intimate, friendly pop up.
Find it: Oseta Cafe, 32 North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YB: 5pm – 10pm, Mon – Sat
Less of a pop-up and more of a supper club, the Bookish Supper Society does exactly what it says on the tin. Consider yourself an expert foodie? Love literature? Then this is exactly where you need to be. Head down to the shabby chic event every six weeks to discuss food, wine and literature with like-minded connoisseurs of two of life’s great luxuries.
Find it: The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Hove, BN3 1EH
Brighton pop-up extraordinaire, ‘Take your taste buds on holiday’ “just love food, wine and good times”. Using only ingredients of the highest quality and opting for local produce when possible, prepare to be transported around the globe from the comfort of Brighton. With a team of chefs and sommeliers catering to your needs, even the finest wine connoisseurs and food lovers can learn something new while dining in an exquisite location and in great company. Don’t miss out on their Venezuelan BBQ & rum tasting on 24th September!
Find it: The Garden House, 5 Warleigh Rd, Brighton BN1 4NT
These kinds of restaurants are constantly popping up all across Brighton and Hove. Stumble across a few of these hidden gems and be the first on the foodie scene.