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Monday 28 October 2013

Catford Canteen - Pop Up Restaurant

I love trying different food and visiting new restaurants and always on the look out for new and exciting dining experiences. I came across a tweet from one of my followers about Catford Canteen, an indoor pop up restaurant in South East London and knew I had to book tickets.

The night was hosted by Basement Galley, who run the popular underground supper club in a decommissioned 1967 Victoria Line carriage (it doesn't get more exciting than that!)

We went last weekend, on the second evening. I've always driven past Catford Broadway Centre but never visited the shopping centre but luckily I managed to find the location, a vacant shop unit that had been especially revamped for the supper club.

 Me at Catford Canteen

Catford Canteen menu for the evening 

We got to sample the delicious five course menu of soy-braised salmon pâté and pulled pork loin. I loved the pork loin served with creamy mash and beetroot salsa. The anchovy mayonnaise was the perfect compliment to this dish.

 Pulled pork loin served with creamy mash and beetroot salsa
The "Gin & Tonic Trio", an unusual but tasty mix of fizzy G&T jelly with a shot of iced G&T and cured cucumber, was served to clense the palate.

Gin & Tonic Trio

For dessert we had warm plum clafoutis with maple syrup & lime ice cream, sprayed with edible gold (!) which was absolutely delicious!

 Plum clafoutis with maple syrup & lime ice cream

The Catford Canteen is just part of a number of projects by Lewisham Council to enhance Catford Broadway for shoppers, businesses and residents.

It is such a great idea to entice not only enthusiastic foodies but also local residents who are interested in exploring new and exciting projects in their neighbourhood. 

I love quirky events like this and really did feel quite privileged to experience the fantastic culinary skills of Basement Galley with really good company in such a unique setting. The food was fantastic I can't wait for the next event!

To find out more about Catford Canteen and register for their next event click here

Visit Grub Club to find out about local foodie events in your area.

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