Pop Up Gatherings - since October 2009

Celebrating 10 Years of Pop Up Gatherings - Last Weekend of March 2020 January 27 2020

Pop Up Gatherings 10th Birthday Bash
& "Saving Ester" CrowdFund Raiser at
Skinners Brewery Tap - the Old Ale House Truro

12 noon - 10pm Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th March 2020

So, in October 2019 we celebrated 10 years of Pop Up Gatherings and its Fal Oyster Wink's at The 'Front on Custom House Quay Falmouth as this was actually our first 'pop up oyster bar'. However, in 2010 we actually started our own 'Oyster Gatherings' where we invited chefs and artisan producers to show off our seafood and their skills and ingredients...

Steve Skinner & Goemon @ Pop Up Gatherings 2014
Steve & Goemon @PopUpGatherings 2014

Skinners Brewery Tap - Having been the main sponsor for all the early Pop Up Gatherings at Mylor Yacht Harbour, Flushing Quay, Prince of Wales Pier and Custom House Quay Falmouth, it is a great honour to announce Steve Skinner has provided us with our first indoor venue upstairs at the Old Ale House Truro, so we don't have to rely on the weather!

Dinings Japanese Tapas - Another major sponsor over the past 9 years has been Dinings Harcourt Street Restaurant in London (W1H 4HH) and many a plate of sashimi and sushi has been devoured at our end of native oyster season celebrations. Goemon San studied under the sushi Jedi Masaki San at Dinings, then went on to Claridges and then on to a brand new restaurant as head chef at Parsons. In just 9 months Goemon San achieved Hardens Best Fish Restaurant of the Year 2018, now he is back with Fuku San at Dinings Harcourt Street...

As always he is taking a busman's holiday to prepare a truly stunning menu as the Head Chef throughout the 4 day Pop Up Gathering.

Goemon - Hardens Best Fish Restaurant 2018
Goemon claiming the very prestigious Hardens Best Fish Restaurant Prize 2018

Lunch bookings all 4 days are available but some are already reserved for our "Saving Ester" Crowdfunder Patrons (see link) - then in the evening it will be a much more informal Japanese Tapas experience, sushi, sashimi, cooked oysters etc etc where we hope you will gather and mingle around the bars and tables as you would at our outdoor feasts & gatherings...

...There will be a dedicated Cornish Native Fal Oyster Bar downstairs and much more to shout about soon too...

Steve Skinner & Goemon @ Port Eliot Festival 2017 (Copyright CJ Ranger)

Steve Skinner & Goemon @ Port Eliot Festival 2017

Steve and Goemon (our resident head chef) have enjoyed a long friendship, with Goemon serving Steve platters of his favourite Japanese Tapas and Steve pouring many many pints of Goemon's favourite tipple - Betty Stoggs


Friday evenings live music will be provide by: the Cornish Male Voice Choir

Saturday evenings band are Newquay's: Ferris Wheel Junkies

Sunday afternoons British Summer Time Session Special: Rosie Crow