A slice of East London’s epic food scene heads to the Cotswolds this spring

Promising an unapologetically casual vibe and big flavours, Pit Kitchen is relocating its Middle Eastern-inspired foodie hub to Todenham Manor Farm in the Cotswolds, this May 2024.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published

With a vision to bring the best bits of East London’s buzzing food scene to a beautiful Cotswold setting, Pit Kitchen is relocating from its original Chipping Norton base at Cornwell Estate, to none other than Todenham Manor Farm's former piggery, this spring.

Set to open doors to hungry foodies on Wednesday 8 May 2024, the new site is firmed to be a rustic but comfortable affair, built using recycled materials and catering to more guests than ever, seating 100 diners undercover.

Weather and windproof, the farm site is set to feature a permanent kitchen with more equipment than the last venue, to cope with extra demand; as well as large booths that can seat between 10 and 15 people at a time — ideal for unique celebrations and get-togethers. 

And the move won't compromise its beautiful surroundings either, with a wildflower meadow already being grown, accompanied by expansive countryside views stretching across the Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire borders past Moreton-in-Marsh. 

Pit Kitchen's food pays homage to the Turkish classics with a few ‘chef' twists inspired by some of owners Adam and James's East London gastronomic heroes, with menu highlights such as Baharat spiced Todenham lamb shoulder, green harissa halloumi and hot smoked chalk stream trout.

They cook all food over open fire for ultimate flavour and their ever-changing, seasonal menus are fit for everyone whether you're meat-eating, vegetarian or vegan.

Come Thursday 3 October 2024 when Pit Kitchen closes for the winter, it will still run as a takeaway and event caterer.

The permanent kitchen is set to open Wednesday to Friday from 5pm to 10pm; Saturday from 12pm to 10pm; and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm.

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