First Restaurant Group (FRG), operator of The Ebury near Sloane Square, will this month launch a pop-up venue on the banks of the Grand Union canal in Little Venice, near Maida Vale.
The Summerhouse, situated yards away from sister restaurant The Waterway, will open for a six-month period from April to October serving seafood and fish and chips. During the remainder of the year, the 60-cover restaurant will transform into a 100-cover events space until the following spring.
Mitchell Tillman, managing director of FRG, said the pop-up restaurant was expected to run for ‘many years to come’.
“We are really looking forward to opening The Summerhouse,” he said. “Most pop-up restaurants only last for a matter of weeks but ours will be a six-month feature of the great British summertime.”
The Summerhouse menu will feature a range of seafood dishes including New England Clam Chowder, Swordfish Steak in Ciabatta with Mango Salsa and Wasabi Mayonnaise, and The Summerhouse Fish Pie as well as various salads and bar snacks.
Designed to replicate the traditional Hampton’s beach houses, the restaurant’s interior will feature nautical-themed furnishings in blue and white strips and checks, while outside The Summerhouse will have its own boat mooring space.
FRG also currently operates Taman Gang and The Running Horse in Mayfair, The Notting Hill Brasserie, and Harry Morgans restaurants in St. Johns Wood, Harrods, Fenwick and Riga.