London’s Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) conference and events arm at 66 Portland Place has launched a pop-up restaurant on its 4th floor terrace.
The brightly coloured pop-up, which has been called the Befriending Project, was designed by Merrett Houmøller Architects Peter Merrett and Robert Houmøller.
The initiative behind the Befriending Project is to encourage individuals to gather together to cook and eat a meal, promoting a sense of togetherness.
The summer pop-up is available for exclusive use only, and is able to cater for up to 40 people for an early evening networking event until 14 September.
Event caterer Harbour & Jones will provide catering services. The menu includes rolls filled with rice noodles and pickled vegetables, topped with chicken; Japanese omelette; tacos and burritos with peppers, guacamole, cheese and sour cream, beef or black beans; or steamed buns and dim sum with chicken and mushrooms.
Moya Maxwell, head of venues at RIBA, said: “We are delighted to be able to utilise this fantastic installation, which has been designed by the talented Merrett Houmøller Architects. The pop-up is in-situ on our 4th floor terrace until mid-September and we hope to encourage companies to bring their teams together this summer to enjoy each other’s company for a few hours in a relaxed, informal environment that encourages a sense of fun, togetherness and sharing.”