Morty & Bob’s – British brunch specialists and all day café and restaurant – launched this year’s Summer Restaurant popup at The Gardening Society space on the roof at John Lewis’ flagship store on Oxford Street.
John Lewis’ Oxford Street rooftop, aptly named ‘The Gardening Society’ features a rotating series of pop-up restaurants with Morty & Bob’s as their opening instalment. The rooftop has been transformed into an arena of blooms and fresh herbs, secret lodges and garden sheds. The accompanying bar and London’s tiniest pub The Gardener’s Arms will serve drinks to accompany the menu with seasonal cocktails, wine and beer.
Morty & Bobs is the brainchild of ex-food producer Charlie Phillips who named the company after his two grandads. Post-school, Charlie worked a series of chef jobs in London including Fish Works and The Hospital Club before going into Food TV production and working on television series for chefs such as Tom Kerridge and Rachel Khoo. After several years in TV, Charlie launched Morty & Bob’s as a grilled cheese street food stall with the idea of taking a nostalgic classic on the road. 3 years of festivals (including being the only street food trader inside Glastonbury’s infamous VIP area), markets and events led to a permanent spot in London Fields, expanding their menu to include a changing, seasonal offering for breakfast, brunch and lunch.
Morty & Bob’s, Netil House, 1 Westgate Street, E8 3RL, London