Smoke & Salt | Tooting
Now we know what you’re thinking, Isn’t Smoke & Salt already permanent?
And you’d be right. Sort of.
See, back in 2017, after a string of successful pop-ups and residencies, owners Remi Williams and Aaron Webster (previously of Notting Hill’s The Shed) managed to secure themselves a shipping container at Pop Brixton. They gave it a revamp – in a sort of old-meets-new, wooden-slatted spaceship kind of way – and have been serving their signature Modern European small plates (cooked using ancient preservation techniques ie. smoke and salt) there since.
They had one problem though: the size. See, since the beginning Smoke & Salt have earned themselves pretty much a consistent stream of positive reviews, which is great, but it also meant they regularly found themselves having to turn people away. Also, after such positive feedback, Remi and Aaron started thinking more about the brand could develop, not only in and around the same world of preservation, but also in terms sustainability and food waste. They decided to set up a crow-funding page, hoping their supporters might rally round and help them get their hands on a bigger site…
Which they did. And then some.
In fact, fast forward to today and they’ve managed to raise over over £13,000 more than they initially asked for, nearly all of which has helped them lock down a bricks and mortar place in Tooting. Exactly what it will look like, not to mention when the doors will be open is still under wraps. However we have heard rumour of this month so best to keep checking back. Alternatively you can keep an eye on their social media here, not only for any opening updates, but also because they’ll eventually be closing shop at Pop Brixton, so to avoid disappointment and all that.
NOTE: Smoke & Salt will be opening their first bricks and mortar site in Tooting this February 2020. We will be back with more info as soon as we have it.
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