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Hidden Restaurants With Michel Roux Jr.

Hidden Restaurants With Michel Roux Jr.

There’s a food revolution going on with new hidden restaurants opening in far flung places and extraordinary venues. They are breaking the conventions of the restaurant world, by creating bespoke and unlikely establishments that demand diners get off the beaten track to discover. And last summer, as a challenge to himself, Michel Roux Jr is setting up his own hidden restaurant far away from his 2 Michelin starred London restaurant, Le Gavroche. A place, near where he grew up as a child in Kent. His converted Oast House restaurant, with just 18 covers, will afford him the chance to cook in a simpler, more personal and rustic style. For inspiration, he spent the summer travelling the country, on a research trip, visiting some of Britain’s best hidden restaurants to learn the secrets of the world of hidden restaurants and to learn the ingredients behind their success.

Along the way, Michel visits a restaurant in one of the world’s biggest treehouses another in a shed at the bottom of a suburban garden, one made of scaffold poles and plastic sheeting and even one that exists in a work of sculpture, he also cooks goat meat over a fire in the woods, takes to boats to discover not one, but two floating restaurants and even checks out a staff canteen where the food is so good, its open to the public

In each episode Michel visits three different restaurants and from each he takes the inspiration to create a dish – start, main and pudding; creating a unique three course menu that he serves at the end of the programme to a crowd of locals who have booked into his summer long hidden Oast House restaurant.
Helping him on this adventure is chef Freddy Bird; a man who created his own hidden restaurant in a once dilapidated Lido in a back street of Bristol. Michel sets Freddy the mission to leave no stone unturned to find the unlikeliest venues, from a self-build restaurant in the wilds of Scotland, where only nine people live to a smart restaurant hidden in a caravan park and a four seater bistro in a Citroen van. With new hidden restaurants opening every week, Freddy also checks in on young hopefuls who are creating their own unique dining rooms and eateries; from a cable car street food stall to a Latin American Bustaurant.
Hidden Kitchens with Michel Roux Jr is a series of four one hours, that sees him take him travel across the country; Episode one, The South West; Episode two, The North East; episode three, The West Country and episode four, The South East.

Dining in a Treehouse Hidden Restaurant
Hidden Restaurant in the Middle of No Where
Feasting on Goat Meat in a Well Hidden Restaurant
Hidden Restaurant in a Historic Military Fort
The South West
Michel Roux Jr, a famed British chef, and Chef Freddy Bird, encounter visual feasts in a sculpture. They also find a floating cafe in the heart of an estuary and a Latino 'bustaurant'.
The North East
Michel discovers great food at a tiny beach shack, inside a converted shipping container and at one of the largest tree houses in the world.
The West Country
Michel heads west for a feast in a garden shed; Chef Freddy Bird meets a London couple seeking to turn a barge into a fine dining restaurant.
The South East
Michel finds some great food at a military fort at sea; Freddy finds an eaterie in the back of an old Citroen van.