A few summers ago we had the great good fortune to be one of the lucky few at a Riverford Organic roving restaurant event which turned an urban farm in Islington into a buccolic English dining spot. Back then, owner Guy Watson told us he expected to be opening a permanent place in London within eighteen months. Well he's back in London, although it's not with a full-time restaurant but a four week Sunday lunch pop-up. This time the show's south of the river at Testbed1 - an arts “space with no agenda”, in an ex-dairy on Park Gate Road in Battersea.
Running the show will be Street Kitchen’s chef and owner, Mark Jankel who's going to be showcasing the very best of seasonal, organic British food. Every Sunday guests will get a two course meal that changes depending on what's being picked at Riverford farms. Lunch, which might include Slow roast shoulder of lamb with caramelized onions and salsa verde, Roasted Jerusalem artichokes, beetroots and carrots as well as Custard tart with poached rhubarb - costs £25 for adults and £9 for children.
There's added temptation for parents as top children's entertainers Sharky & George - who used to run Sunday lunchtime entertainment at Quo Vadis - will be on hand to keep kids occupied while mum and dad enjoy a glass of wine or beer.
The Riverford Organic pop-up will be on 15, 22 and 30 April and 6 May. Booking at http://riverfordsundaylunches.eventbrite.co.uk opens this Sunday 18 March.