Over the last two years we’ve opened up our kitchen to an array of London’s most celebrated street-food operators, ranging from one or two day stints from the likes of Alley Katsu, Deeneys, Tongue & Cheek and Dosa Deli, to long-term residencies from Lucky Chip, The Fat Butcher and Texas Joe’s BBQ.
It’s been wonderful to be able to provide you lot with such a wide range of food choices. Hosting pop-ups has meant we’ve been able to try out different cuisines and celebrate some of the incredible street food London has to offer.
With the Texas Joe’s BBQ residency drawing to a close on January 18th, we’re now ready to launch our very own fresh food kitchen, which will draw on influences from some of the best street food pop-ups we’ve hosted, as well as incorporating some traditional pub fare and healthy options in a ‘street-meets-pub’ menu.
Before we do however, a final street-food pop-up from The Bell and Brisket seems only fitting to bring our two-year pop-up run to a close. The venerated salt beef maestro will hit The Grafton on 21st January, staying for 4 weeks. Twitter: @brisketbel
If you’re not already familiar with The Bell and Brisket’s delights you’re in for a treat; owner Bel Shapiro puts it best ‘It’s salt beef but not as you know it. We’ve modernised a classic deli dish and messed around with some crazy pickle combos to produce addictive fillings for our Brick Lane bagels and unusual black rye buns, baked locally by Carmellis. Our beef is British and grass fed, our pickles are home made or bought from Hackney producer Vadasz Deli. At the Grafton we’ll be offering a broader offer than our usual bagel menu, with new dishes such as hot smoked Mackerel and Brisket dripping chips’
Alongside The Bell & Brisket menu will be a brand new, hot dessert brand Toastess
As Bel says, ‘You should never choose a favourite dessert.. You should choose two! TOASTESS takes a timeless favourite in French Toast and marries it with classic dessert toppings – Sticky Toffee Pudding, Cherry Bakewell and Banoffee Pie are just the start’ Before trotting off up and down the country to festivals and events in their custom horse box, TOASTESS will be serving their indulgent treats exclusively at The Grafton for the duration of The Bell & Brisket residency. Twitter: @TheToastess
The Bell and Brisket at The Grafton, 20 Prince of Wales Road, London, NW5 3LG