Yesterday I visited the new IKEA pop up Restaurant in London Shoreditch (East London)
The Dining Club (that’s what it’s called) features a DIY restaurant where you’re the chef, an IKEA cafe, serving Swedish delicacies, inspiring workshops, and a small shop too.
The idea is that you can prepare you own meal on this beautiful and fully equipped kitchen, together with your friends and under the guidance of a Chef. Then you sit down and enjoy the meal you just prepared.
I think the idea is great, but I was very disappointed as I tough yesterday we will be able to do some group cooking and get more involved, instead it was just a sample of what this new DIY restaurant will be.
A few chefs were cooking and we could just taste samples or get involved in few bits. Also the all menu was based on FISH 😦 and ….I don’teat fish 😦
It was good,anyway ,to have a look around: the shop was small but full of all kind of kitchen tools:
I couldn’t resisting buying a beautiful recipe book for just 10£ ( and of course grabbing a goody bag with the new IKEA Catalogue 2017, which is full of beautiful things !!!).
The cafe is the area I liked the most:
It’s built with simple and cheap materials, inside a big industrial building, it’s very peaceful and relaxing, you can order drinks and food and enjoy a piece of calm in one of the busiest parts of London (while using the free WIFI connection)
WHAT I’D LIKE: The cafe with Swedish delicacies, and free WIFI is the best 🙂
WHAT I DON’T LIKE: Even tough I booked a time slot, there was no cooking involved:-(
WHAT I WOULD CHANGE: I would offer a more broad menu (not just fish…), also considering vegetarian people ….
If you’re in London go and have a look at it, it definitely worth a visit. More info on the IKEA website
I Hope you’ll enjoy it! Let me know if you’ll visit it…