World’s first ready meal restaurant opening in the UK next week with 8-course menu

A unique restaurant is opening in London next week which might turn your idea of a night out on its head.

In a world’s first “The Ready Meal” fine dining restaurant will fling open its doors for the 20th anniversary of Asda’s Extra Special Range.

While you might think it’s pointless, the experience will show off the best quality ingredients and ready meals from the supermarket – with each meal looking like a Michelin-starred dish.

The pop up restaurant will serve foodie favourites like Slow Cooked Ox Cheek served with Ruddles Ale, Moroccan Lamb Koftas with Spiced Tomato, Apricot and Chickpea, Korean BBQ Beef with Shichimi and Sticky Rice and Salmon with Crispy Capers.

So, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The unique restaurant will open on October 21 and boast an exquisite eight-course tasting menu, created exclusively using Asda’s Extra Special ready meals and accompaniments.

Every course is plated and served with a fine-dining twist by Asda’s innovation chef Andrew Johnston and his team.

You can dine at the pop up on October 21

And, while munching on the Extra Special range you can sip on a range of Asda wines.

Sam Dickson, Vice President of Own Brand at Asda said: “We have spent the last 20 years sourcing the very best ingredients and products for our Extra Special range.

“The range is constantly changing to meet our customer needs, but quality is always at the very heart of it. Premium ready meals are becoming increasingly popular as the pandemic brought with it the trend to treat ourselves at home, and we’re immensely proud of our Extra Special range of ‘meals for tonight’.

“The Ready Meal restaurant is designed to show that ready meals aren’t just about convenience and value, they can also be delicious and allow you to create a feast fit for a Michelin star dining table in your own kitchen.”

The chefs have created an eight course tasting meal using Asda ready meals
The chefs have created an eight course tasting meal using Asda ready meals

Only 100 exclusive diners and their friends will get the chance to eat at the world’s first ready meal restaurant.

If you want to put your name in the hat then visit the Asda site here.

Winners will be allocated at random and the ballot will close on October 17.

If you’re a lucky winner then you’ll be contacted in due course.

The Ready Meal Restaurant will be hosted at: Amber, 21 Piazza Walk, London, E1 8QH.

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