Leicester’s die-hard foodies will remember The Pop Up Smokehouse from it’s home above The Obar on Braunstone Gate. After a hiatus of almost four years, The Smokehouse is back in business and ready to serve the low and slow oak-smoked dishes we all knew and loved.

Available for takeovers, festivals and events, The Pop Up Smokehouse is making its return with a one-night only pop-up on April 11th at the Rutland & Derby on Millstone Lane. They will be serving both a bar and restaurant menu from 5pm to 10pm. Evening tables are expected to go quickly, so if you want to book, best be fast!

The Pop Up Smokehouse was formerly part of the Orange tree Group but is now under sole control of its former head chef Liam Watson. Over the last four years, he’s worked across the city as second chef at the White Peacock and head chef at Fenways, Loughborough but its in smoked food that his passion lies. And he has big things planned.

“Along with my new team, I’m seriously excited to be bringing our brand of creative smoked food back to Leicestershire. When we started at The Obar four years ago I took a crash course in smoking and since then its become something of an obsession. I spend my time finding the best rubs, new meat cuts and exciting ways of smoking vegetables so, to be able to bring this back in such a free creative format is just great.”

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Great Central, John has been actively involved in Leicester's creative community for over a decade - promoting shows and releasing records under the name Robot Needs Home. He is a director of Handmade Festival, and ex member of the band Maybeshewill.

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