Finally, some words and pictures...
Back in August we held a pop-up at 'Number 57' Loampit Hill and ran it as a little Spanish deli during the day, with a tapas, wine and sherry offering for the evenings. We had no idea how it was going to go or how successful it would be but it was something we really wanted to do. It was an exciting opportunity for us, especially as it was in an area that we felt very at home in and have come to love.
Our Brockley Market regulars already knew our produce from the market and judging by their faces on our opening night were equally excited to try our tapas. What we weren't prepared for was a full house! Day one and straight in at the deep end, so heads down, we pulled together as a team and did our very best to make sure everyone had a great time - thankfully all went smoothly and we finished our first day on a high!
We were to be continually surprised, as each night that followed was also a full house - it was the best feeling in the world to see everyone enjoying themselves and even better when we saw those same people returning week after week. We couldn't have wished for more. Sure, looking back, there were things we could have tweaked and some things we could have done better but considering we only had two days to set up the space, we were very happy and it was a great learning experience.
Our stay at Number 57 went way too quickly and i have to say, we enjoyed every minute of it. So we'd like to say Thank You firstly to Mary, for having us and allowing us to take up residency at her wonderful shop. Secondly to our great team members and friends Fran and Monica. Also to my Dad for building up a great serving counter in a record breaking few days, which turned a lot of heads and resulted in a few commission requests! Last but not least, we'd like to thank all the lovely customers that supported us throughout this month and who continue to do so at Brockley Market, weekly. Would we do it again? You bet! In fact, we'd like nothing more.