Experience ‘fine dining gone wild’ with former Fear chefs’ pop-up fodder

Pop-up fodder takes over the Great Guns Social kitchen in Southwark on 20 March with ‘fine dining gone wild’. Their latest offering celebrates local, wild and seasonal ingredients by foraging for their produce and working with local suppliers to create dishes sourced from the surrounding area.

Former Fera at Claridge’s chefs, Michael Thompson and Ollie Downey joined forces with fodder co-founders Louise Stapley and Jenny Novitzky to create a string of hugely successful pop-ups, with events at Borough Wines in Islington and Platform1 in East Dulwich.

At Great Guns Social, the concept of locally-sourced products will extend to the bar, where home-made pickled syrups will be used as part of a cocktail menu specially created for the duration of the pop-up.


While the menu is subject to availability of produce and therefore subject to change, diners can expect dishes including: pork and smoked eel pie with dirty mash ; celeriac, confit yolk, oyster mushrooms and three corner leek ; cod poached in seaweed butter served with foraged sea vegetables and nettles + chocolate for dessert.

Individual dishes will be priced between £2-6 for bar snacks and £9-16 for main dishes. fodder will also offer the tasting-style Chef’s Choice menu, serving up six courses for £50 per head.

The fodder team will take over Great Guns Social’s kitchen for three months from 20 March, with monthly events, collaborations and a series of talks about sustainability and resourcefulness in the food space also taking place during their stay. There will also be a weekday lunch offer, a Monday evening discount for hospitality industry staff, and the space will be available for private hire.

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