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10 May

Pop-Up Restaurant To Open on Emirates Air Line

The newest venue in London is a restaurant where all diners are guaranteed river views. The pop-up opens for one night only, 8th June 2017, on the Emirates cable car during London Food Month. 

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17 of the Emirates Air Line cable car gondolas will be transformed into four-seater dining pods more than 50 metres above the river.

Guests will be served canapes and Champagne at the terminal in North Greenwich, followed by a starter of scallops with apple gel, fresh apple, maple pancetta and sea herbs.

Guests will then head to their cable car to enjoy a main course of chicken ballotine with a chicken drumette, crispy chicken skin and burnt onion purée.

As they dine, guests will see panoramic views of The O2, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Canary Wharf and Thames Barrier. Cars usually take 10 minutes to cross the Thames, but for this pop-up event the cars will be slowed down to 18 minutes.

After landing at Royal Victoria Dock, guests will have dessert: an edible garden with Oreo and white chocolate cheesecake buried under soil, plant pots, stones and leaves made from chocolate, and mushrooms made from meringue. A salted caramel sauce will be served in a little watering can.

Then diners can enjoy an after-dinner cocktail and petit fours as they travel back to the other side of the Thames. The terminal will also host a doughnut station for guests to make their own sweet treats.

Tickets for the dinner cost £75 including four drinks — champagne, a glass of wine, a dessert wine and a cocktail. Book tickets here.

Jimmy Garcia is behind the event, inspired by a similar pop-up he did on the Air Line in 2015 to launch his book Social Eats. He said: “Ever since then we’ve been working with the guys here to do another one. London Food Month seemed like the perfect time.”

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