Meat lovers across the capital rejoice as The Wild Game Co. launches its very first stand-alone pop-up dining experience in the foodie’s paradise that is Charlotte Street, and its surrounding area. When it comes to wild game and venison, The Wild Game Co. are about as authentic as it gets; founded by Scotsman Andy Waugh, all their meat is directly sourced from the Scottish Highlands before being, to put it delicately – ‘prepared’ – by his family’s game-butchering business.
Andy and his clan of ‘kilt-wearing chefs’ have been making quite the impression on the London dining scene since their beginning in 2010; winning ‘Street Food of the Year’ at The Young British Foodies Awards in 2012, as well as being voted by The Evening Standard as one of the top five places to eat game in London. And their latest venture looks set to earn them even more praise as they promise to bring a slice of Scotland to London.
Guests can dine on dishes such as the uber indulgent Veni-Moo Burger (two patties stacked on top of each other, one of venison and one of beef with melted cheese, beef bacon and the Wild Game Co. Sauce) or their healthier option, the Wild Salad (featuring roasted squash, broccoli and venison). All while sat amongst mounted stag heads on the walls and butcher’s hooks hanging from the ceiling (I told you they were sticklers for authenticity). So now you can be transported to a rustic and rural Scottish Highlands retreat, without even straying from Zone 1.
Andy says of the project “We’re delighted to be bringing the North of Scotland to Central London with the launch of the pop-up. Our produce is not just wild or from ‘somewhere’ up North, we can tell you exactly who shot it and where, and we look forward to sharing it with you soon”. Which while perhaps rather more information that I’ve ever really required previously, with regards to my meat, you can’t fault their passion.
The pop-up launches 3 November.
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Having lived in London all her life, Kate is ashamed to admit she still hasn't visited many of the standard tourist attractions (although she does plan to), preferring to focus instead on the Capital's numerous dining (and wining) options.