New pop-up Bristol dining hall to showcase global street food

There will be a different chef in the Bedminster kitchen every few weeks

A new dining hall in Bedminster will celebrate an ever-changing line-up featuring the best of Bristol’s diverse street food operators.

Kitchen by Kask is the latest venture from the award-winning wine bar Kask on North Street.

It will see a different chef in the kitchen every few weeks, with drinks curated to pair with the style of their food.

Inviting a different market trader into the kitchen every few weeks, people can look forward to drinks menus paired with Malaysian, Mexican, Persian, Asian, South African, American and vegan cuisine over the coming months.

The venue is also the new home to The Mazi Project, a CIC challenging food poverty in Bristol, and Kitchen by Kask will act as a community kitchen on weekdays.

Launching the concept on the weekend of Friday September 9 and Saturday September 10 will be Fat Rice serving Malaysian comfort food such as pork belly and braised shiitake mushrooms, washed down with a wine flight, beers and a one-off cocktail designed to enhance the traditional spiced flavours of the Malaysian cuisine.

New dining hall Kitchen by Kask in North Street, Bedminster

Fat Rice will be followed by KuKu, a Persian-inspired pop-up celebrating the mark left on food culture from the movement of people and ingredients along the Silk Roads.

Taking place on the weekends of September 16 and 23 - including a Sunday brunch - diners can expect Persian small plates and Balkan brunches, all with a focus on the traditional Eurasian spirit of sharing.

There will then be a three-week residency with authentic Mexican food from Basement 17 Tacos, who will be at Kitchen by Kask every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between October 6 and 23.

Later in the year, Asian-inspired fried chicken legends, Peckers, will appear from October 27 to November 5.

Another addition to the pop-up roster is Big Nath’s BBQ, which will be bringing its smoked and slow-cooked meaty BBQ flavours to North Street just in time for the city’s Americans to celebrate Thanksgiving on November 24 to December 4.December.

Vegan street food business Kabala Kitchen will also be appearing at the venue before the end of the year.

Charlie Taylor, co-owner of Kitchen by Kask, said: “It’s been a tough few years for the hospitality sector - especially for street food traders, given that markets were closed for an extended period during the pandemic – so we wanted to provide a space that these genuinely unbelievable chefs could serve their food in a restaurant setting with a curated drinks list.

“Our customers at Kask are always telling us they wish we had a “proper kitchen” to serve hot food as well as our cheese and charcuterie plates, so here it is.

“We’ve loved being on North Street for the last three years and to be bringing something new to the area by creating an ever-changing dining concept is incredibly exciting and a whole new challenge.

Kitchen by Kask in Bedminster

“We opened Kask just before the pandemic and are now opening Kitchen by Kask in a less than favourable economic situation, so clearly we don’t take the easy route!

“But by focussing on creating a great experience for our customers to complement the food from some of Bristol’s best street-food chefs, we’re confident the neighbourhood will embrace it.”

Melanie Vaxevanakis, founder and managing director of The Mazi Project, said: “We are so excited to have a place we can call home for The Mazi Project and one in a neighbourhood I have called home for nearly five years now.

“Sharing it with Kask and being part of their collaborative model is super exciting and will hopefully build our network of Bristol’s amazing food scene to help empower disadvantaged young people and make tasty and sustainable food accessible for all.”

You can book tables for the pop-ups at kitchenbykask.co.uk.