Coconut Chilli ‘Ghost Kitchen Partnership’ with Bar Humbug is a Blessing for Both Businesses
Coconut Chilli, Bristol-based street food pioneers led by Navina Bartlett have announced the location of their ghost kitchen the day after Boris Johnson announced a nationwide 10pm curfew for all bars & restaurants across England.
Coconut Chilli who successfully launched their ‘delivery days’ menu featuring Indian snacks and their popular gourmet curry bowls from a secret site in affluent Clifton, Bristol in mid-April, have thanked the collaborative nature of Bar Humbug on Whiteladies Road.
Following the recent announcement about the 10pm curfew in all bars and restaurants across England, the partnership means that the both businesses are more resilient during a time when income can evaporate instantly.
During lockdown, a partnership was established between Bar Humbug’s owner, Pablo Chaundy & Navina Bartlett, founder of Coconut Chilli, when they started selling hot takeaway curries when almost all other food establishments were closed.
Navina Bartlett, Founder and Boss Lady, Coconut Chilli states;
“Operating from the back of Bar Humbug is ideal for us at the moment as there is so much uncertainty. We really like working alongside other established operators & we are able to safeguard hospitality jobs too.”
Most of the events Coconut Chilli has taken part in have been carefully chosen to align their brand at events like the Diwali celebrations for the Mayor of London, the Financial Times’ Festival of Finance, high-end private weddings as well as food festivals like Abergavenny and Jamie Oliver’s ‘The Big Feastival’.
There is a successful history of co-branded sites in other parts of Bristol and it’s surprising that it hadn’t been attempted in Clifton. Lots of small food brands partner with pubs or bars – Wing’s Diner at Small Bar, Mission Pizza at Left Handed Giant & Tsukemono at The Robin Hood are examples of valuable working partnerships.
Pablo Chaundy, Owner, Bar Humbug states;
“Working with Coconut Chilli will diversify our business model at a time where flexibility is key. We are also launching our daytime offer, which will bolster our resilience & we both call for Bristolians to support this longstanding independent venue.”
Coconut Chilli’s ‘delivery days’ menu is available for delivery by V Cars Taxis or free collection from 5pm until 9pm, Thursday – Sunday only.
To pre-order & secure your delivery slot visit http://www.coconutchilli.com/menu
Bar Humbug opens from 10am & will be serving Triple Roast coffee, locally sourced cakes & their popular charcuterie & cheese boards every weekday starting in September. http://www.barhumbug.co.uk