Saturday 29 December 2012

Guest Post - Food Wanted for Pub in Dalston

AK from The Victoria in Dalston has been in touch to put this offer out to readers of the site.  As he explains below, this could be a really good opportunity for someone to get involved in providing food for the pub, either as street-food type snacks on one or more evenings a week, or to use it as a venue for a pop-up restaurant or a supper club.

"I help run The Victoria in Dalston. It's a family run locals venue and we have live music on several nights of the week. In the last few years we've played host to recent Mercury Winners Alt J, Scritti Politti, Wolf Alice and UK Soul Legend Omar among many others.

In terms of food The Victoria has long been renowned for it's African cuisine but recent changes in the Dalston's demographic has meant this food is not as profitable as it once was and recognizing this trend I'm really keen to offer something different to our newer customers (light bites, snacks, smaller and cheaper meals that can be purchased during a gig with quick turnover), something quite similar to what Lucky Chip are doing or what Rita's offers to Birthdays on Kingsland Road.

The kitchen is fully functioning with a large fan assisted gas oven, microwaves, fridge/freezers, preparation and work areas and storage space for utensils.

As a pub we currently do not open in the afternoon as we no longer have those older customers who might pop in for a pint earlier and equally we do not do coffee- which might attract a more eclectic audience.

We open from 6pm-12pm Sunday to Thursday and 6pm-2am Friday to Saturday- a similar time scheme to most venues in the area.

I'm keen to offer it up to people on a short or long term basis."

If you're interested please contact AK directly either on email - or by calling him on 07807866104

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