Friday, 22 July 2011


It's a 'pop up' restaurant at Canary Wharf's Restaurants In Residence brought to us from the Bistrotheque team, (didn't they invent the idea of pop ups!?). '88' is only open for a week and I went last Wednesday via the champagne speedboat from Westminster Bridge Pier, David Waddington himself hosting and pouring the Mumm champagne in lavish quantities!

David Waddington - far right

It was a stormy evening, a torrential downpour ensued as we approached said destination and made our way up to the third floor of the Create building. One of the first offices to be built in this area in the 80's the Bistrotheque team managed to create an ambiance that kept tongues wagging with references.

Pink neons, palms and blinds, a newly installed bar for the occasion and black and white checkered flooring gives the space a suitable 80's modernistic feel. The menu itself comes from Bistrotheques Tom Collins and Jeremy Lee.

Rice & Peas
We had a jolly table of friends old and new and managed to scoff every course...
Catherine, Saranne, Anthony.
Mains came in the shape of baby chicken... coquelet dears to you, delicious, although it did remind me of an Eraserhead scene.
The Coquelet!
The Pavlova!

1 comment:

  1. We went last night, it was fun and I loved the speedboat. I'd love to catch up with you soon xx