When Michelin star chef Jason Atherton popped up at a pop-up restaurant raising money for the homeless, he was able to avail himself of a wide range of catering equipment donated by PKL Group.

The pop-up restaurant, in London's Mayfair, was open for two nights as part of the London Restaurant Festival and the proceeds were donated to StreetSmart, the Festival's official charity. The restaurant was managed and operated by Restaurant Associates, and had to be put in place within a very short time frame.

"From the time that the site was loaned to us by Grosvenor Estate we had just two weeks of frenetic activity to organise everything", recalled David Simms of Restaurant Associates. "PKL was very supportive and Jason Atherton was very pleased with the equipment he had to work with", he added.

The restaurant was assembled at a previously empty site so the dining area and kitchen had to be specially built, with just 40 places available each night. Guests were treated to a taste of things to come at Jason Atherton's new restaurant, due to open in January 2011.

Project Overview


Restaurant Associates


Pop up restaurant kitchen

Equipment Supplied
  • Solid top stoves

  • Hot cupboards

  • Upright fridges and freezers

  • Servery equipment

  • Preparation tables

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