SINCE opening in 2018, The Pop Up Kitchen in Lyme Regis has become a launchpad for some of the most successful restaurants in the area.
Now founder and owner Ali McLoughlin is serving up ‘feel good food’ with her new venture BABA.
Open Saturday to Tuesday each week, BABA will be serving up breakfasts, dinners and takeaways inspired by food from around the world, and in particular Turkish, Greek and Moroccan cuisine.
Ali first launched Dottie Kitchen in Lyme Regis eight years and went on to open The Pop Up Kitchen, inviting local chefs and producers to use the space to host events and show off their culinary talents.
Success stories stemming from The Pop Up Kitchen have so far included Harriet Mansell’s Robin Wylde and Lilac, Tom’s on Lyme Regis seafront, Goose & Badger now at the Soulshine Café in Bridport, The Strawberry Tree now open at the Town Mill, and The Monmouth Table who went on to open their own pantry next door – just to name a few!
Ali started serving her own food from around the globe in spring last year, but this was put on hold while she focussed on catering and helping the community during the coronavirus pandemic.
Now she is making a fresh start and has rebranded, with the help of Wes Dowell at Coastline Creative, as BABA, inspired by a childhood nickname for her daughter Ella.
Along with manager Emma Slater, who also runs her own business Jurassic Cottage Kitchen, Ali will be focussing on serving healthy, tasty, feel good food using free range and local ingredients, including organic lamb for her Greek-style kebabs.
The breakfast menu will be available for takeaway or delivery from 9am to 12noon on Saturdays and Sundays.
The main menu will then be available for takeaways from 12noon to 10pm Saturday to Tuesday, or you can sit in and enjoy the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of The Pop Up Kitchen from 6pm.
Pre-booking is advised for all takeaways and to sit in. For full details, visit the Facebook page facebook.com/BABAFeelGoodFood or the Pop Up Kitchen website www.thepopup.kitchen