"...with their brilliant young chef Tom Collins, Bistrotheque attracts everyone from Kate Moss to the art dealer Jay Jopling and remains a hub of the East End scene"
New York Times
East End eatery Bistrotheque to open a temporary dining room perched above Westfield's Stratford City 1.9m square foot Olympic site
From 16th June 2010 for a three week period 2000 guests will experience London's most exclusive rooftop experience with breathtaking views across the new Olympic Stadium and Zaha Hadid's 2012 Aquatic Centre.
With the freshest ingredients being craned in daily, Bistrotheque's purpose-built dining room, a staggering 34 metres above ground on top of Westfield Stratford City will enjoy 360 degree views of London's key landmarks including Canary Wharf, Crystal Palace, the Post Office Tower and the Gherkin.
"Bistrotheque represents an East End institution and we are very excited to be working with them at Westfield Stratford City; the perfect synergy for the innovation and inexperience for which Bistrotheque is renowned."
Michael Gutman the Managing Director of Westfield UK/Europe
"When Westfield approached us to do something on the roof of their still-being-built development, we instinctively felt the structure should be built from everyday materials found around the site, be very design-led to match up to the stunning, truly iconic views. This is the Rolls Royce of pop-ups."
Pablo Flack Co-Owner of Bistrotheque
"We wanted to create a buzzy supper club style dining room where all our guests can share the same food, the same views and be part of the same experience."
David Waddington, Co-Owner of Bistrotheque
The menu for Studio East dining is a group of dishes best enjoyed sharing. Full of fresh, modern, clean flavours, steamed sea bass, poached chicken, asparagus, broad beans and samphire all feature, making the most of the best summer ingredients available and capturing all that's great about summer dining."
Tom Collins, Head Chef of Bistrotheque
To celebrate East London's creative spirit, Westfield Stratford City has launched Studio East giving the next generation of innovative talent access to the industry's leading lights; a cultural commitee chaired by retail guru Mary Portas will award bursaries through four main areas - Tracey Emin for Art, Roland Mourret for fashion, Tom Dixon for Product Design and Erin O'Connor for Environment.
About BistrothequePablo Flack and David Waddington took 6,500 square feet of derelict sweat shop tucked away in a cobbled back street somewhere between Bethnal Green and Hackney and turned it into Bistrotheque. Opening in 2004 to a packed house of local reprobates, fashion's high flyers, the art world's cognoscenti and the occasional aristocrat, an East End institution was born. Under chef Tom Collins, the kitchen serves a menu inspired by French bistro classics.
FLASH @ The Royal Academy
Flack and Waddington have also produced three phenomenally successful temporary restaurants, kick starting a trend and introducing the UK to the term 'pop-up.' In December 2006 The Reindeer opened it's doors on Brick Lane for twenty three days during which time 13,000 people flooded into the Narnia-esque, snow, forest and log cabin filled dining room. In the adjacent theatre Kiki and Herb, Mika, The Tiger Lillies and Janet Street Porter held the stage for 14,000 theatre goers. November 2008 saw Flash open to similar numbers at the Royal Academy of Arts in Mayfair and last year Patron sponsored Patron Silver Reindeer.
"[Flack and Waddington] reinvented eating out to suit the style and energy of a new generation of cool kids"
Sunday Times Style
I will be reviewing Studio East on Monday 14th July. Can't wait!
16th June - 4th July 2010
Lunch 12pm - 4pm
Dinner 7pm - 11pm