Searcys’ Pop-up Cafe at the Saatchi Gallery13 November 2019
British restaurateur and events caterer Searcys is delighted to announce a partnership at Saatchi Gallery, with the launch of a new pop-up café. Providing Searcys’ sustainably-sourced coffees and teas, sandwiches, cakes and bakes, the Saatchi Gallery Café is open for the duration of the TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition, which is produced by IMG and the Ministry of Antiquities.
Located on the lower ground floor, Saatchi Gallery Café opened this month offering a seasonal menu which celebrates seasonal and sustainable produce. Menu highlights include classic English favourites such as Roast ham and mature cheddar on sourdough; and a Salmon with dill cream sandwich, along with more Middle Eastern flavours with dishes such as a Feta, spinach and za’atar sourdough pocket. Young customers are also catered for with a kid’s meal bag (£5.50), including a ham or cheese roll, healthy snacks and juice.
With a focus on quality and sustainable coffee, the café serves Searcys organic coffee blends, sourced from cooperatives of small holders in Peru and Columbia, and roasted by Bristol-based, Extract Coffee Roasters.
In residence at Saatchi Gallery until Sunday 3 May 2020, the new café launch coincides with the exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. London is the third of ten cities to host TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, following on from record-breaking stops in Los Angeles and Paris. As the final chance to see the glittering world heritage artefacts, the exhibition was among the most successful in the history of the California Science Centre, in LA, while in Paris, it became France’s most attended exhibition of all time with over 1.4 million visitors.
Matt Thomas, Managing Director of Searcys, comments “We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with the Saatchi Gallery during this important exhibition for London. At Searcys, we pride ourselves on providing great hospitality to customers at some of the UK’s most magnificent venues, and this is no exception. We are looking forward to welcoming guests and exhibition visitors to the new Saatchi Gallery Café pop-up.”
Philippa Adams, Director at the Saatchi Gallery, remarks “We are proud to announce our partnership with Searcys and welcome them to the Gallery during Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the artefacts for the first time and experience the wonders of the boy king. Saatchi Gallery aims to provide quality experiences to our visitors, and we look forward to opening the Saatchi Gallery Café with a menu by Searcys.”
The Saatchi Gallery Café
From 11 November 2019 to 3 May 2020
Where: The Saatchi Gallery – Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY
Open for ticket holders:
Sunday – Wednesday 9.30am – 5pm
Thursday – Saturday 9.30am – 9pm
About Saatchi Gallery
Since 1985, Saatchi Gallery has aimed to provide an innovative platform for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK.
Our audience, built steadily over the past 35 years, now exceeds 1.5 million visitors per annum, with over 5,000 schools visits annually and over 6 million followers on social media. Charles Saatchi’s first show in 1985 at Boundary Road, a converted paint factory, presented works by Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Brice Marden and Cy Twombly, today recognised as among America’s greatest artists. In 1997, Sensation: Young British Artists opened at the Royal Academy of Arts, attracting a record-breaking attendance for a contemporary art exhibition in the UK. In 2003, Saatchi Gallery moved to County Hall, the Greater London Council’s former headquarters on the South Bank. It is now located at the iconic 70,000 square feet space in the Duke of York’s Headquarters in Chelsea, London.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media, operating in more than 30 countries. The company manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in sports training and league development, as well as marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. IMG is part of the Endeavor network.
Searcys’ iconic restaurants, Champagne bars and events have a world-renowned, long-standing reputation for quality and innovation. One of the first British event caterers, founded in 1847 by John Searcy, the company has carved out a name as brave market- leaders. Searcys has launched bold, pioneering concepts including the original in-station Champagne bar at Kings Cross St. Pancras, one of London’s first skyscraper restaurants, Helix, as well as cafés and restaurants in two World Heritage Sites. Their 30 plus venues across the UK serve fresh, modern dishes that focus on sustainability, local produce and world-class service standards.
Bars and restaurants: St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar, Helix restaurant and Iris bar at the Gherkin, Osteria and Bonfire at the Barbican, The Roman Baths Kitchen and The Pump Room in Bath, The Orangery at Blenheim Palace.
Venues: 30 Pavilion Road, Kenwood House, Vintners’ Hall, 30 Euston Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, Design Museum, National Army Museum, Blenheim Palace, One Moorgate Place, The Roman Baths, The HAC, The Alnwick Garden, Weston Park.