If your love for cooking is real, lacking talent or not, this is a nice opportunity to show your friends what you've got!
IKEA, the Swedish 'assemble-it-all-yourself' furniture giant, is giving people the opportunity to run their own restaurant for an night. Being a part of the company's campaign to get more people to socialize together over food and cooking, the pop-up restaurant is called The Dining Club, and offers lots of comfortable space for groups of up to 20 people that can create their own meals and cater themselves. All, however, under the expert supervision of a head chef, just in case the most enthusiastic participants don't burn something.
The Dining Club concept is not only a DIY restaurant where you and your friends are the chef, but also features a virtual reality kitchen and an IKEA cafe serving Swedish delicacies, like pulled salmon rolls or Smorgasbords. On the menu, for sure, there will also be Ikea's famous meatballs. On top of that, visitors will be able to visit workshops, like Creative cooking with kids or Reducing food waste.
On the spot, there will also b a cookware shop, as expected, selling items that will make sure you take a tiny bit of the DIY restaurant experience home with you.
While the DIY restaurant requires participants to book their evening, the cafe and the shop are open to all visitors during their opening hours.
If you wish to check it out, The Dining Club by IKEA will be open from Saturday 10th September to Sunday 25th September with only 38 sessions available. You can find it at N&C Showrooms 3-10 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6PG. Click here to apply.