At a time when there appear to be no summer festivals on the foreseeable horizon, we have to say that this new wheeze from Tom Kerridge and the Pub in the Park team sounds like a perfect substitute.
Drive & Dine Theatre will be a mash-up between a drive-in cinema and a food festival and it's coming to London for the summer. On the movie front, there'll be the world’s largest mobile HD LED screen showcasing crowd-pleaser blockbusters - each car gets a personal speaker system for its own parking bay. Movies include Jaws, Knives Out and Ferris Bueller's Day Off
But while most drive-in cinemas stick to popcorn and nachos, the food offering at Drive & Dine will be quite different. Tom Kerridge's menu includes
- Bacon Cheeseburger with maple-cured bacon
- Chicken Tikka Masala
- Five Bean Chilli Vegan Burrito
- TKO Biscuit Cheesecake or Millionaires Chocolate Pot
There are also going to be picnic boxes available featuring a sage & onion sausage roll, smoked ham hock, new potato & English pea salad, double Gloucester cheese with grape chutney & crackers, marinated olives, chargrilled vegetables and pork puffs - all for a reasonable £15. Plus there'll be a full drinks list.
As for health and safety - meals will be delivered to each parking bay and placed on a table by staff wearing PPE, so that's sorted too.
The drive-in cinema tour mainly takes in the home counties, but there are two London locations planned - at Syon Park and Selhurst Park Stadium at the end of July.
More about Drive & Dine Theatre
Where is it? West London: Syon Park 28 July - 2 August 2020. South London: Selhurst Park Stadium 28 July - 2 August 2020
How much? Tickets are £17.50 for adults and between £5.50 - £7.50 for children.
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