Edinburgh's The Little Chartroom to launch barbecue pop up

By James McAllister

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Edinburgh's The Little Chartroom to launch barbecue pop up Roberta Hall Shaun McCarron

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Bijou Edinburgh bistro The Little Chartroom is to launch a barbecue pop up on the Scottish capital's Portobello Prom next month.

The new street food pod will be located at the western end of the promenade and will share the same ethos as the restaurant, combining high-quality ingredients with 'elevated flavours'.

A menu of takeaway barbecue dishes will feature, many of which had initially been developed by The Little Chartroom's team for the restaurant's weekly 'at Home' experience, which was launched during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Choices on The Little Chartroom on the Prom menu include lamb flatbread topped with smoked aubergine and a tomato and anchovy sauce; ox cheek pastrami bun with black garlic, barbecue sauce and pickled red onion; and mussel 'popcorn' served with katsu curry mayonnaise.

“When we were presented with this opportunity, it was hard to say no," says chef-patron Roberta Hall, who opened the restaurant with her husband Shaun McCarron in 2018.

"Shaun and I love Portobello, especially during the summer months, and I think The Little Chartroom on the Prom will make a really nice addition to the seaside experience. 

“It also allows us to bring all of our staff back off furlough. Due to government restrictions we will be reopening the restaurant at a reduced capacity, so being able to bring everyone back is fantastic.

"I have been really enjoying barbecuing at the restaurant and experimenting for the pop up. We will be adding new dishes to the menu as we go as well.”

The Little Chartroom, which is currently ranked at Number 79​ on the UK’s Top 100 Restaurants List, is set to reopen its doors for dine in customers on Thursday 13 August.

Changes have been made in the restaurant to ensure the safety of staff and diners, including a one metre distance between tables, Perspex screens; and hand sanitisers at every table.

The restaurant will also have added outdoor seating for walk-in diners. 


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