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Stepney City Farm Cafe relaunching as The Allotment Kitchen

Celebrity chef Ben Tish will be helping relaunch this farm-based café by creating three weeks of special Saturday night dishes for collection, starting on 16 May.

Rhubarb, orange & hazelnut tart. Elizabeth Gilbert

Picture: Rhubarb, orange & hazelnut tart. Elizabeth Gilbert

Published: 07/05/2020

Stepney City Farm is a three-acre working farm in Tower Hamlets, which like many has been dramatically impacted by lockdown and social distancing. Responding to this, their popular farm-to-fork café will be reopened as The Allotment Kitchen for this summer run by Betty Gilbert and Lucy Cuthbert. They will be serving up a seasonally inspired menu from fresh produce grown on site.

Ben Tish will be supporting the launch of The Allotment Kitchen and raising money for Stepney City Farm by creating a special Saturday night dishes often seen on the menu of his Sicilian-Moorish restaurant Norma; from slow roasted lamb, to aubergine parmigiana for a weekend treat for Stepney locals. The cafe will be available to hire for post-lockdown parties, and they are starting up a takeaway coffee and cake servcie. 

The farm works to improve lives through farming by providing green space, good food, and an extensive education program. The farm is currently closed due to Coronovirus, but under normal circumstances is a welcoming centre of the community. This new launch will help to generate additional income for this vibrant community hub, while they weather the storm. 

Pre-order yourselves a Saturday night special dinning occasion and support this great East London City Farm.  Please note that orders close on Wednesday's for the following Saturday.  Find out more about the farm happenings on their website

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