New pop-up dining experience, DiSH opened this week at Harwell Campus, with six street food shipping containers serving global cuisine, as well as seating and a roof terrace.
Open to everyone, DiSH aims to attract the local community and the 6,000 workers on site by offering the best street food and drinks all under one roof. And there are already plans to extend its offering going forward.
you can bike here using the cycle paths, and The Ridgeway is nearby for walkers, so DiSH is easy to reach from Didcot, Chilton and Wantage
It means you can now enjoy a coffee and pastry from Oxford’s Sandy’s in the morning, devour a burger from 1885 in Oxford, a vegan curry from local Authentic Coconut Kitchen, classic Indian street food from Urban Indian, contemporary Thai from Chor Muang Thai in Dicot or Middle Eastern style salads from Bibi’s Kitchen at lunch and then enjoy a post work cocktail, beer or wine at Sandy’s later. So there is something for everyone throughout the day.
Thibault Bouquet de Jolinière, Development Director, at DiSH, says: “The container concept has worked so well in places like London and Bristol, and we wanted to bring that to Oxfordshire.”
The six, small, independent food crews taking up residence there are predominantly local and offer street food from all over the world, using local, seasonal, healthy produce.
Partnering with Edible London DiSH also plans to grow as much of its own produce as possible on site by next spring.
“And as there aren’t a lot of dining out options in the area, we hope to attract the local community as well as Harwell’s campus population. You can bike here using the cycle paths and The Ridgeway is nearby for walkers, so DiSH is easy to reach from Didcot, Chilton and Wantage,” Thibault adds.
“We hope people from all over Oxfordshire will come and try DiSH out. Its potential is huge”
Plans are already underway to extend DiSH’s opening hours to weekends, later evenings and introduce live music to entice people to visit.
“People want to meet up again and try something different,” Thibault continues. “But they have also had time to think about that they want – to support local food producers and entrepreneurs and eat local, seasonal produce, and that’s where we come in.”
“Partnering with Edible London, DiSH plans to grow as much of its own produce as possible on site by next spring”
Thibault added “Our array of food vendors brings flavours, vibrance, and a great atmosphere to Harwell Campus. We’re so excited to launch DiSH and welcome guests from the campus and across Oxfordshire here.”
“The views here are spectacular and people can use our roof terrace, sit and enjoy their food at the seating areas or take it away. DiSH offers something a bit different and unique – and is a great way of bringing people together in a new environment. We hope people from all over Oxfordshire will come and try DiSH out. Its potential is huge.”
The food crews at DisH include:
1885 burgers serves delicious, juicy burgers including veggie options inspired. Buns are made fresh, daily from a local baker, and the meat is sourced locally too.
Authentic Coconut Kitchen provides a range of curries and sides which are largely gluten-free and vegan friendly. Come and taste the unique blend of spices and coconut-based dishes characterised in Sri Lankan cuisine.
Oxford-based Sandy’s has opened an additional venue at Harwell with classic cocktails and a tempting wine list, perfect for an after work catch-up. During the day you’ll find great, locally roasted coffee and fresh, tasty pastries.
Urban Indian, established in the London food scene, has long been winning hearts with their home-inspired recipes, including chickpea curries topped with fresh herbs and spices or chicken tikka in a wrap.
Bibi’s Kitchen is serving salads inspired by middle eastern flavours, bringing healthy food to you on-the-go.
Chor Muang Thai creates a mix of classic and modern, contemporary style Thai dishes, designed to represent the incredible variety of Thai food and cooking.
Serving breakfast, lunch and after work drinks from Monday-Friday, you can order your food online, to eat at your table or collect, so no queueing!
For the latest menus, details about the street crews and opening times, and orders go to: https://tucktrucks.co.uk/dish/