AS Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme proved, we are a nation that loves to dine out.
Now there is a chance to try a range of different cuisines in a fun and unique environment in the form of pop-up restaurants in Lymington.
For the whole of September there will be a range of eateries hosting diners Thursdays to Sundays at the park in Bath Road.
Organisers of the event, which was due to kick off yesterday (Thursday), say it is “designed for these unusual times” and promise a “vibrant and exciting outdoor space serving up street-food-inspired menus with ice cold beers and beverages along with live music”.
Covid-19 safety measures, including social distancing and booking, will be in place and there will be lots of covered spaces if the weather turns.
Entry is free but booking a table for six will cost a £20 deposit, which also brings table service. Tables are for two-hour slots and the deposit will come off the total bill.
A spokesperson said: “We will have a mix of tent-covered and open-air spaces for you all to sit back and relax in.
“Where possible we have reached out to local restaurants and mobile caterers to trade at our event, who are all offering delicious dining, recreating dishes from their own menus.
“This is very much a family event and a chance for families that have been through lockdown to venture out into a socially-distanced environment and enjoy some tasty food and delicious drinks.”
Kwackers Original has catered at major music festivals and some of the UK’s biggest sporting events.
On the menu will be duck wraps and duck fat chips along with other tasty dishes.
The Curryman will be offering traditional authentic homemade Indian food, including freshly grilled chicken tikka tortilla wraps served with salad and sauce.
There are also vegetarian, vegan and further non-vegetarian choices.
The Nags Bar and Kitchen is a Lymington-based catering company which will be cooking up a whole range of delights.
A meal would not be complete without a gorgeous pudding, and The Dessert Box has lots of tempting treats including bubble waffles filled with whipped cream and tons of toppings. It also has fantastic crepes with loads of different fillings.
Chulli Pizza serves piping hot pizza from a Piaggio van which is able to cook up to 60 pizzas an hour.
Frisky Avocado specialises in wraps loaded with fresh, delicious, home-made salads, free-range meats, grilled halloumi cheese and sweet potato falafels.
Idelica Paella which offers authentically prepared Spanish paella laden with delicacies from sea and land. They also offer a selection of tapas.
The Nags Bar and Kitchen will be making another appearance, as well as Idelica Paella.
Loaded Dogs N Fries boasts of having the best hotdogs and fries around, along with a huge variety of toppings to choose from including bacon and cheese.
Cheeky Fox Churros – what’s better than this Spanish-style donut served with rivers of melted chocolate?
Dumpling Dumpling create Chinese-style dumplings with fusion fillings including Hoison Not Duck, which is plant-based, along with chilli and garlic prawn, chicken and chorizo and S’mores. Also there will be Loaded Dogs n Fries, The Dessert Box and Chulli Pizza.
Onyx Bars will be providing fun drinking spots for visitors to enjoy a tipple during the events and Ringwood Brewery will be serving ales from its tack and tipple bar.
The pop-up restaurants will be open on Thursdays and Fridays 4pm-10pm; Saturdays 11am-5pm and 6pm-10pm; and Sundays from 11am-5pm.
To book a table email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01590 677677.
For more information go to www.lymingtonpopup.co.uk