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pop-up dining

Crackbird – Dublin pop-up restaurant

Article in the Irish Times today about Crackbird, a new pop-up restaurant that’s opened on Crane Lane in Temple Bar. Opening hours are from noon to midnight, and Crackbird will close it’s doors on May 22nd. Further details can be found via twitter @CrackBirdDublin, where they’re offering six free tables per day for the three months they’re open.


Hel Yes! Temporary Restaurant

From dezeen Design Magazine, Sept 15th 2010: A temporary restaurant created by Finnish designers and serving Finnish food opens today until 3 October in London, coinciding with the London Design Festival. The restaurant called Hel Yes! will be furnished around the edge with camp beds under fabric canopies, and classic Finnish furniture by Alvar Aalto in the centre.

BBC Radio 4 Food Programme: Pop Up London

The BBC Radio 4 Food Programme from 5th July 2010 – Sheila Dillon asks if a 1930s block of flats was London’s first ever pop-up restaurant.

Link: Isokon Pop Up Restaurant

Nomiya temporary restaurant by Pascal Grasso

From dezeen Design Magazine, Sept 11, 2009: Parisian architect Pascal Grasso has installed a temporary, transportable restaurant on the roof of Le Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris.


The structure features a dining room for twelve people with a panoramic view over the Seine and the Eiffel tower. The restaurant comprises a glass cabin and a perforated metal screen covering the central cooking area. The 18 metre-long structure was part constructed in the Cherbourg boatyard in northern France and transported to Paris in two parts, where it was assembled on the roof of Le Palais de Tokyo.

Studio East Dining by Carmody Groarke

From dezeen Design Magazine, June 18th 2010: London architects Carmody Groarke have designed a temporary restaurant atop a construction site overlooking the Olympic Park in east London. Called Studio East Dining and managed by Bistrotheque, the restaurant will be made of materials borrowed from the building site including scaffolding boards and poles, and reclaimed timber. It will be covered in recyclable plastic sheeting.