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Merry Men: Michelin-starred Chef Tom Sellers to Launch pop-up

SEEN does love an immersive dining experience. We hear that from 4th to 22nd April celebrated chef Tom Sellers (who already holds one Michelin star at his acclaimed Restaurant Story in Bermondsey) will launch a pop-up called ‘Merry Men’ that is designed to give participants just that. Scheduled to coincide with Restaurant Story’s closure for refurbishment, the pop-up is not far away, set in a Victorian tannery over three floors and boasting many original features.

Named to pay homage to Tom’s upbringing in Nottingham and the followers of Robin Hood, the pop-up will reflect Tom’s passion for history and provenance by bringing story-telling into the mix. The banquet-style menu will embody Tom’s dedication to seasonal, refined and artfully conceived dishes. Traditionally prepared meats will be the focal point, such as Bone marrow, eel and parsley; Smoked haddock in milk; Braised and smoked lamb leg, anchovies and capers; Beef cheeks in hay; and Lardy cake with salted blackberries and cultured ice cream.

Each Wednesday, another ‘Merry Man’ will take charge as guest chef, and work alongside Tom collaborating on the menu. On 18th April, it will be the turn of Jason Atherton, with more names and dates to come.

The venue will have 60 covers and be open for dinner Wednesday-Saturday and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. A bar to accommodate 40 people will serve woodland-themed cocktails by mixologist Matt Whiley, supported by Bombay Sapphire. There will be a smaller bar menu called ‘Pig Tales’. Tickets for the pop-up are priced at £65 and must be booked in advance.

For the final evening of ‘Merry Men’, the team will host The Last Feast, a market day where all elements of the Pop-up from crockery to cutlery and glassware will be for sale. All profits will go to Hospitality Action. The venue will also be available for private hire during its run.

Merry Men
32 Southwark Street