Pop-up restaurant Smokey Tails is to open its first permanent venue in east London.
After a series of residencies in Melbourne, Sydney, Miami and Amsterdam, the restaurant will set up permanently on 22 April this year in the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen.
Created by Seth Troxler, Jo Vidler and Jona Ahearne, the 64-cover Smokey Tails will offer lunch, brunch, dinner and snack options. Every Sunday it also plans to host an outdoor BBQ brunch, weather permitting.
Troxler, who is a DJ and producer, has drawn on his roots in America's Midwest to find inspiration for the menu and is a three-time winner of the Amsterdam Dance Event's DJ cook-off competition. He said: ""Music and food for me go hand in hand, they warm body and sooth the soul. With Smokey Tails I wanted to give people the same food that fed my soul through my childhood. We really wanted a place that I could enjoy the food and sprit of my home and recipes of my family."
Dishes on the menu will include: twice-smoked Toulouse, streaky bacon, poached egg & berkswell muffin (£6); smoked buffalo chicken, guacamole (from £7.50); cherry wood smoked lamb ribs (from £7); and supersalads including charred purple sprouting broccoli, radish, house green sauce.
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen is part of the Mothership Group, which also owns the Queen of Hoxton, the Book Club on Leonard Street in London and Patterns in Brighton.