M Kitchen Pop-up Leeds

M Kitchen Leeds

A three day pop-up restaurant at Canal Wharf in Leeds opened Yesterday, Wednesday the 16th of November before touring the UK, Birmingham, the Custard Factory and Manchester, Triangle Shopping Centre are to follow, a very interesting PR take from no other than Morrisons!

The M Kitchen is a new ready to eat range put together by Morrisons with help from a remarkable line up of Chef’s, products from the range include Nigel Haworth’s Lancashire Hotpot, Aldo Zilli’s Pizza Calabrese (wish I had tried this just for the Salsiccia Italian Sausage and Nduja), Bryn Williams’ Shepherd’s Pie (with a Madeira wine twist), Atul Kochhar’s Chicken Korma with rose petals, and the even the great Pierre Koffman’s Beef Bourguignon.

M Kitchen Canal Wharf Leeds

The setting on Canal Wharf in the old Olive Press building, currently empty, was perfect, a great location on the Leeds Liverpool canal and a ready made space for a pop-up, all be that it probably took an amazing amount of preparation for just 3 days! and the smell of fresh paint lingered a little.

After a glass of refreshing Champagne (Morrisons own The Best Champagne Brut @ £19.99)  ciabatta & olives were served at the table and our order taken, the staff are knowledgeable and are touring with the pop-up.

Ciabatta and Olives

For starters I choose the Pulled Pork with rice, beans and tortillas, the divine pastry straw style tortillas a great touch. Accompanied with a fruity Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc, again from The Best Range @ £7.94 a bottle.

pulled pork

Dumfries House Shorthorn Beef Fillet Steak, really excellent, well hung, tasty, perfectly cooked as ordered, melt in the mouth steak, served with watercress, wholegrain mustard & a silky smooth mash, just wish I had noticed the side orders before I ordered! sweet potato gratin, spinach & rocket salad, sweet pea and broad bean puree and crinkle cut chips were all available.  I tried the full bodied Aussie Shiraz from Geoff Merrill a good choice with the steak, £8.49.

Dumfries House Shorthorn Fillet Steak

Tart au Citron & a selection of British Cheese, the Cornish Blue & Quickes Cheddar put the Tarte au Citron into the shade and I wasn’t too keen on the Spanish Moscatel @ £7.99 50cl (with the tart not the cheese!).

tart citron and cheese

This is a brave move by Morrisons using the pop-up trend to launch a ready meal range and they have pulled it off very well, great location, super service and fab restaurant quality food, all in all a fantastic lunch that I would of happily paid for!  If you fancy trying any of the above yourself you may still be able to make a free booking at one of the venues on the M Kitchen website otherwise try them yourself at a Morrisons supermarket near you.  Can’t believe I just said that!

I also managed to try the Chorizo in red wine as when chatting to the lovely ladies on the next table they insisted! and very good smokey mini chorizo they were.

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About cwildman

Local Food Evangelist, 5th Generation Butcher based in the Yorkshire Dales, England. Town End Farm Shop, Artisan Butchery & Charcuterie, Home of The Yorkshire Chorizo.
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