Hardwicke barrister to create hipster-esque pop-up restaurant for charity

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All proceeds from the five-course culinary experience go to Save the Children


A leading London barrister has revealed plans to create a trendy pop-up restaurant to raise funds for refugee children.

PJ Kirby QC — who is a commercial and costs specialist at Hardwicke — will open the hipster-esque eatery next month, offering a five course menu to paying punters.

The restaurant — based in a church in Balham, South London — will be open for business on 10 and 11 February. Each, hopefully delicious, dish is cooked by the the silk himself, who is hoping to serve 60 customers over the two-day period.

With diners having to part with just £40, profits will go to fellow QC Sean Jones’ recently relaunched Billable Hour appeal, which raises funds on behalf of Save the Children.

This isn’t the first time barrister turned chef Kirby has embraced his inner Gordon Ramsay. At a similar venture last year, he rustled up everything from pigeon breasts to pig cheeks.

Seats at Kirby’s restaurant are likely to be in high demand, so Legal Cheek recommends you book early to avoid disappointment. For more information you can message Kirby on Twitter or email him here.

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Good lad. Save the Children will donate the money to children in Syria.


Chris Grayling's Bald Head

I’d actually hate to be a chef. Long, anti-social hours, noisy, smelly, people shouting all around you, stressful, high pressured, low pay (for most), demanding clientele…it’s enough to make you glad to be a lawyer.



Quite agree with Chris Grayling’s Bald Head which is why I think I may have vowed last time not to do it again!


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