Called Happy Burger at Allegra, it will launch on 15 April serving a tight menu prepared by Powelli.Dishes will include the eponymous Happy Burger, an Oklahoma-style onion burger with American cheese; fried chicken with mustard fruit; half a dozen oysters with pickled seaweed mignonette; fried potatoes with beef chilli; a wedge salad; and a rhubarb and custard doughnut (£6). Expect sides like
In addition, on Sundays the restaurant will join forces with some chefs in the capital whose venues will remain closed until mid-May, when dine-in operations can resume, with each chef preparing a five-course menu on the seventh-floor terrace’s barbecue pit.
The first collaboration on 18 April will be with Newington Green restaurant Perilla, followed by Sertac and Ferhat Dirik of Dalston’s Mangal 2 on 25 April.
On 2 May chef Sebastian Myers, previously of P Franco, will serve a preview of dishes from his new restaurant and wine bar, Planque, which launches in Haggerston this summer. AngloThai’s John and Diz Chantarasak will run a service the week after.
“Once it was announced restaurants with outdoor areas could reopen in April, it seemed like a great opportunity to do something a bit different until we’re back operating fully again,” says Powell.
“Allegra means ‘cheerful’ in Italian, so while we wanted the pop-up to refer back to the restaurant, we also thought the name was rather apt having been closed for such a large part of the past year.”
Happy Burger at Allegra will operate from Thursdays (4pm) through to Sundays.
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