Ex-Bistrotheque chef to open 'moveable' Margate restaurant

By Sophie Witts contact

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Ex-Bistrotheque chef to open 'moveable' Margate restaurant
Two former Bistrotheque colleagues are to open a ‘moveable’ restaurant constructed from scaffolding poles minutes from Margate seafront this summer.

Xiringuito (Chi-rin-gito) has been designed by award-winning architect Asif Khan and will launch next to the re-opened Dreamland from 1 June.

It is the brainchild of chef Jackson Berg – whose CV includes St John Bread & Wine and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen – and former general manager of Hoi Polloi at the Ace Hotel Conor Sheehan.

The restaurant will be constructed from scaffolding poles, allowing it to take different shapes and migrate to new sites in different seasons.

It will feature an open kitchen made from a modified mobile kiosk, a dining bar, table seating and an outside ice cream hatch.


                                                                                                                                                    A cross section of the restaurant

Fish and sea vegetables will dominate the menu, with dishes including Curried Soft Shell Crab Burger; and Whole Sea Bass, Monks Beard and Rouille.

Desserts will focus on ice cream sandwiches; ‘experimental’ tacos; doughnuts; and alcoholic granitas.

The name Xiringuito is taken from the Catalan word for the seasonal bars that pop-up up on beaches during the summer.

Margate will be the first location for the restaurant, which has been designed to travel and seek out ‘interesting locations and produce’ around the country.

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