A street food pop up inspired by London's East End has returned to an estate in the Cotswolds.

Launched last Spring on the Cornwell Estate near Chipping Norton, The Pit Kitchen features Middle Eastern style street food dishes all cooked over open fire pits.

The brainchild of brothers Adam and James Thomas, it reopened this week on a new hilltop field site on the estate.

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“We are super excited to be bringing our favourite bits of East London’s casual dining scene back to Chipping Norton again this year,” said James. 

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“Our food will continue to pay homage to the Turkish classics we discovered around Dalston and Hackney that have brought us so much joy (and challenged our waistlines!) over the past few years, with a few ‘cheffy’ twists inspired by some of our East London gastronomic heroes. 

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"The vibe is unapologetically casual, and the flavours are big across our nibbles, starters, mains and pudding menus, while our new field site is once again surrounded by views to die for!”

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Food for all diets will be available with the brothers being aided by consultant chef George Uren of River Cottage, Axminster and The Pony & Trap at Chew Magna.

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The menu includes Mezze and Shawarmas, while craft beer and wine will also be on offer. 

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Adam has been working at a London tech firm for the past seven years, but prior to this worked at some of Worcestershire’s finest restaurants, including as general manager of the prestigious Brown’s restaurant. 

For the past eight years, James’ has worked in high end food events and developing and implementing pop ups for beer brands and top restaurants for some of the UK’s leading festivals including Taste of London, Wilderness and The Big Feastival. 

The Pit Kitchen is open Wednesdays-Saturdays from 5pm to 10pm with last orders at 9pm. It is walk-in only although a takeaway service is available. 

The Pit Kitchen has also launched an outside catering business for private parties and weddings nationwide.

For more information visit pitkitchen.co.uk