A popular Hilton restaurant in an old shed has had to expand its premises to allow even more customers to enjoy its culinary delights.
Foodie Tony Sloan, 47, launched his weekend bistro in May in farmer Suzie Musgrove’s back garden. The restaurant has been met with so much excitement that the pair have got to create another dining room in an old wooden allotment workshop just two months after the pop-up opened.
Tony, a fine dining chef, said: “We never thought the pop-up restaurant would be so popular but I’ve literally been rushed off my feet.
“After just two months, Suzie and I talked about making the garden shed bigger so we didn’t have to turn so many customers away. It’s literally a dream come true and I love the fact that people have been so supportive.”
The bistro, Sloans at Suzie’s, has welcomed more than 300 diners to try the food and drink on offer.
Suzie, 53, runs Suzie’s Farm Shop and Tearoom in Uttoxeter Road, Hilton, and has said she is delighted with the success of the restaurant.
Tony said: “Suzie is a fantastic local farmer and I’m so happy to have opened the restaurant in her garden. We’ll be making the new extension as cosy as we can – especially as we head into winter.”
This month, the pair have trialled a new menu boasting pork belly, a seafood medley and free range chicken with a mushroom puree.
Tony said: “I wasn’t sure if people were going to come and eat their dinner in a little old shed down on an allotment but the response has been fantastic.
"This quirky little restaurant in Hilton is brilliant – well, apart from when the kitchen tent blew down and we had to close for the night!
“Some customers have been back time and time again. It’s so amazing. I can’t believe I’ve cooked for 300 diners since May.”
Anyone who wants to try the quirky weekend bistro, can visit the Facebook page or call 01283 683506.