On Wednesday 27th January the sixth VAULT Festival will open its doors - eight spaces within one venue, three bars and a very special pop-up restaurant fill the labyrinthine vaults beneath London’s Waterloo Station.
Vault Festival and the Suffolk Young Producers, created by the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival, welcome festival visitors to their pop-up restaurant, The Suffolk Punch bringing the very best of East Anglian food and drink to subterranean London. So if you're a Suffolk native living in London, head to The Suffolk Punch for a taste of home!
Most of The Suffolk Punch menu ingredients are provided by the Suffolk Young Producers, a group of award-winning artisan food entrepreneurs who have created a country pub-style venue in the middle of London in a cutting edge arts festival.
David Wright from the award-winning Cake Shop Bakery in Woodbridge leads the team with the support of the other Suffolk Young Producers - Alder Carr ices, Diaper Poultry, The Plough & Sail, Fen Farm Dairy, Henrietta Inman, Kenton Hall, Lane Farm, Marriages the Millers, Marybelle Dairy, Newbourne Farm, Pump Street Bakery and Suffolk stalwarts Adnams of Southwold and Aspall Cyder, together with some other well-known Suffolk food businesses.
Take a look at the delicious sample menu, and make sure a trip to London is on your to-do list this February!
The Cake Shop Bakery’s own sourdough bread with Fen Farm Dairy’s raw-milk butter
Pinney’s of Orford smoked mackerel, Aspall pickled beet and watercress salad, served with an organic free-range egg from Maple Farm
Wild rice, mushroom, Artisan Smokehouse walnut and roasted butternut squash salad
Kenton Hall Estate Longhorn beef hot pot with Adnams Broadside,served with roasted beets and a green vegetable salad
Diaper Poultry chicken, Lane Farm bacon and leek pie, served with mashed potato, greens and gravy
Pinney’s of Orford hot smoked salmon, roasted tomato, lentil and coriander salad
Pump St Chocolate Tart served with salted caramel and tayberry ice cream from Alder Tree, Needham Market
Lemon Meringue Pie with gooseberry and Adnams Limoncello ice cream from Alder Tree
There’s also a bar at The Suffolk Punch serving dishes such as:
Longhorn Beef Burger - Longhorn beef from Kenton Hall Estate, spelt brioche bun from The Cake Shop Bakery, Woodbridge, Sauces from Stokes, Rendlesham.
Baron Bigod Cheese Toastie - Fen Farm’s famous Baron Bigod cheese from Bungay. Sandwiched together with pain au levain from The Cake Shop Bakery, Woodbridge.
Kenton Hall BLT Baguette – Treacle-cured back bacon from Kenton Hall Estate with crisp gem lettuce and fresh tomato; sauces from Stokes, Rendlesham.
The Suffolk Punch Opening Hours:
Wednesday - Friday 6pm - 10pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am - 10pm. Sunday is Pizza Day and only the pizza menu will be available, all pizzas are 2 for 1 between 3pm and 6pm.
Directions to The Suffolk Punch
The Vault Festival
Since its inception in 2012, VAULT has hosted over 250 productions, from outrageous comedy acts to hard-hitting political theatre and experimental new work from Britain’s most exciting emerging artists. 2016 promises to deliver another feast for the body, soul and mind with an international array of performances exploring themes such as gender, mental health, conflict and much more. Details of the 150+ events taking place are outlined in the VAULT Festival 2016 programme that can be viewed here.
New for 2016 will be the first VAULT Film Festival taking place each Sunday in February. Both long and short form screenings spanning drama, documentary, animation and more will feature. Additionally some pieces will appear courtesy of a partnership with Paris’ ECU Film Festival.
Head to VAULTFestival.com for full listings, show info, timings and tickets.