Pop-up restaurant pitches camp

BARRETT'S RESTAURANT   James Barrett in the restaurant at Barrett's, Hutcliffe Wood Road, Sheffield.  20 May 2011
BARRETT'S RESTAURANT James Barrett in the restaurant at Barrett's, Hutcliffe Wood Road, Sheffield. 20 May 2011

Impromptu restaurants are the ‘in’ thing, with eateries appearing everywhere from museums to empty shops. But Sheffield is set to play host to a pop-up with a difference…

Next weekend farmland at Stannington will be transformed into a gourmet playground – under canvas – as three local businesses join forces to stage a pop-up restaurant in a teepee.

The four-day extravaganza is being masterminded by conference and events venue Green Directions; tent hire specialist Totally Tipi; and chef James Barrett, who runs a bistro, a café and an outside catering business in Sheffield.

They are planning a long weekend of events starting with a charity dinner on Thursday, June 27, in aid of Kids ‘n’ Cancer UK.

Friday and Saturday nights both feature a three-course dinner (tickets £35). On Saturday lunchtime James will be giving a cookery demonstration with lunch (£17.50) and on Sunday there’s a wedding fair and an informal barbecue with live folk music.

To book seats, or a table of eight at any event, call 07456 555 240 or see popuptipirestaurant.blogspot.co.uk.