A POP-UP restaurant has been set up on Christchurch Quay, serving locally sourced food and drink from two of Southbourne’s most popular businesses.

Terroir Tapas and The Larder House have collaborated to produce Farm Dining, an outdoor dining experience ahead of the Christchurch Food Festival next weekend.

Hosted by the team behind the successful Lymington Pop Up last September, the pop up will remain open until Wednesday, August 25, before returning for the bank holiday weekend.

Managing Director of Onyx Events Bligh Julius said: “With the help of Shorefield, who have sponsored our pop-up restaurant, we have set up a restaurant here on Christchurch Quay

“It is a community event, and we want to encourage people to come down and enjoy some great locally sourced food and drinks and get a taste of it before the bank holiday weekend.

“So, we will be running the front of house side of things and Terroir tapas and The Larder House will be supplying the food.

“We helped the artists out with one of our gazebos and, on Thursday, when we vacate the site ahead of the bank holiday weekend, they will be able to set up their paintings under the tent and use it as a gallery.”

Onyx Events, who are also heavily linked with the Lymington Lifeboat, have teamed up with One Planet One Cup to supply reusable cups for the pop-up restaurant.

Terroir Tapas and The Larder House will be bringing farm-led, fire-fuelled food to the festival with an inspirational focus on food sustainability and local suppliers.

Head chef at Terroir Tapas Jesse Wells said: “We have got some of the favourites from both restaurants on offer here.

“We only use the best produce and everything we use is British. You don’t need to get the best cuts from Europe or further afield.

“There is so many things that get thrown in the bin in kitchen, but we try our best to use as much of every food item as we can.

“Everything down to the last is made to be as sustainable as possible. We are cooking everything over open fires here in Christchurch and even the charcoal come from coppiced oak trees so the trees weren’t cut down.”

To find out more and book, visit Pop-Up Restaurant – Christchurch Food Festival.