Leicester diners will get the chance to sample authentic,
highly acclaimed Southern American inspired smoked dishes once more when The
(Pop up) Smokehouse @ The Obar re-opens later this month.

The exciting culinary concept arrived in Leicester as a pop
up restaurant at The Obar in Braunstone Gate for four weeks towards the end of
last year.

Now it’s back by popular demand, and will re-open on
February 27th….once again as a pop-up concept.

As before, the restaurant will serve up a range of smoked
food, created using an authentic grill imported from the States, with some
meats smoked for up to 14 hours.

Chef Liam Watson has developed a menu unique to Leicester –
with the Obar serving up a selection of craft beers to complement the

“Feedback from The (Pop up) Smokehouse @ The Obar when we
opened for four weeks in November and December was great,” said Liam. “Diners
loved the concept, the food, the beers and the atmosphere. Reviews were really

“We know that many of them wanted to return and we also
realised that many who would have liked to give it a try weren’t able to do so
in the four weeks that it was available, so we’re re-opening on February 27th
to bring another flavour to the Leicester dining scene once more.”

The (Pop Up) Smokehouse @ The Obar is housed in the upstairs
room at The Obar, which has been transformed into a cosy dining space. It will
serve up authentic dishes inspired by southern state American soul foods with
an Orange Tree twist.

The menu will feature dishes such as St Louis cut pork ribs
with BBQ glaze, 12 hour smoked brisket of beef served in a brioche bun with
pickled red cabbage and crispy onions, and stuffed butter nut squash topped
with smoky tomato and chipotle sauce.

Lauren Pepper, general manager at The Obar, said: “We felt the
pop up restaurant was a great addition to the Braunstone Gate area, as well as
to the dining experience on offer in the city as a whole, so we’re delighted to
see it back. It’s a case of diners voting with their feet, and if the demand is
there we will keep it rolling.

“Both smoked food and pop up dining experiences are very
much on trend at the moment, and we believe that what we’re offering at The
(Pop up) Smokehouse is unique in Leicester.”

The (Pop up) Smokehouse @ The Obar received a string of rave
reviews when it opened first time round.

Leicester food blogger Tim Burke said: “Here was very good,
down-to-earth flavour-led food at fair prices…You should try it while it’s
here. I’m certainly going back.”

Customer Emma Rees said: “Outstanding food and brilliant
service – tastiest food we’ve eaten in ages.”

Customer Emily Horwill said: “The food was AWESOME! Really
good value for money.”

Customer Karen Cheesman said: “Had a meal here last night,
one word FANTASTIC!!”

The Obar is part of the independent Orange Tree Group of
pubs and bars in Leicester, which also runs The Orange Tree in High Street, The
Lansdowne in London Road, and The Basement in Wellington Street. Chef Liam has
experience of working in rosette standard kitchens, and is usually based at The

The (Pop up) Smokehouse @ The Obar will be open from 6pm
Tuesday to Saturday. For bookings, telephone 0116 255 8223 or email obar@orangetree.co.uk

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