UK’s first bug restaurant to take flight this summer

The Grub Kitchen, an eatery that serves up insects, is set to open for business later this year.

It will be the first restaurant of its type to be launched in Britain and will serve a variety of bugs, including worms and grasshoppers.

Many of the insects will be used to make variations of dishes that are usually seen in the kitchens of Cheshire, including burgers. The eatery will also serve up more traditional fare, such as lamb kebabs.

Grub Kitchen will be located in the Pembrokeshire town of Haverfordwest. Speaking to The Caterer about the restaurant, chief chef Andrew Holcroft said:

“We want to pioneer the movement to normalise the eating of bugs on a day-to-day basis. We are treating them as a normal food item, incorporating insect protein as an ingredient but using normal flavours we are familiar with and everyday food items we recognise.”

Mr Holcroft also told the magazine that he does not believe that people are going to give up on eating meat any time soon. He does, however, believe that bugs will become a normal meal choice, alongside more traditional dishes.

The Grub Kitchen will also be a part of Benyon’s Bug Farm, where Holcroft’s partner will lead insect workshops for those interested in learning more about the bugs that live alongside us.

There will also be tasting events and cooking demonstrations held at the restaurant, with the aim of normalising the consumption of insects on a more regular basis.

Posted by Peter
February 28, 2015

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