Ostraca - Pop Up Seafood Bar - where to next?

We have not found a pitch yet this summer, so are you looking to hire a pop up and see how it goes before investing? if so please take a look at 

https://www.faloyster.co.uk/pages/popupvenue-forhire

https://www.ncass.org.uk/forsale/pop_up_venue_5916.aspx

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Photo: Sean Gee - Bare Foot Media - Ostraca @ Carlyon Beach 2015

We are still looking for more pop up sites for 2017... but we will pop up soon so watch this space or sign up to newsletter for details

Ostraca Pop Up

In 2017 we are planning a few tours, visiting 15 oyster producers while show casing the 64 UK Protected Food Names

 Protected Food NamesOstraca Pop Up Venue

2016 as seen on #Crinnis @CarlyonBeach

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 A HIDDEN PEARL AT CARLYON BEACH - July 2016

For those that haven’t heard yet, Carlyon Beach St. Austell (the old site of the Cornwall Coliseum) is reopen to the public and has been totally transformed into long sandy beach with a pop up food and drink area

Amongst the dunes is a real pearl, one of Cornwall’s regulars on the street food circuit ‘Ostraca’ - a 20ft shipping container converted in to a mini restaurant seating 4 inside (perfect for those summer showers), 12 on the front terrace overlooking the bay towards Charlestown and Mevagissey and can also serve many more on the beach banquet tables from the take away menu

Whilst the car park is charging £2 per day, Ostraca are offering to refund your parking when you spend £25 or more and if you prefer to walk and enjoy the coast then maybe a free cup of tea with any hot meal will warm the cockles when you pop up

A new menu is available through the summer, with a little more focus on kids so we have ‘crab claws’, ‘fish fingers’ and ‘steak soldiers’ as well as local apple juice and homemade lemonade

With a full Cornish bar, fresh seafood and local steaks served daily 10-late it’s a great place to escape, but if the weather is unsettled it is a good idea to reserve the indoor seating and give the chef an idea of your favourite shellfish so he can have it landed especially to order

Finally, if you are heading to Carlyon Beach for any of the theatre events this summer then you can call and reserve a bespoke ‘Ostraca Beach Hamper’ that will be available for your collection prior to the show 

Ostraca - Carlyon Beach Banquet

Our own unique pop up restaurant @OstracaCornwall has already been seen at several stunning locations (see photos below) and we have hosted @PopUpFineDining for many intimate parties... we can also do weddings, events and @PopUpGatherings if you would like to book us for a meal or privately hire us, please call on 07807 290315

#Crinnis #PopUp @CarlyonBeach opened summer 2015...

Daily changing menu - some days crab, some days mussels

but always oysters...

Our usual opening times 10am-10pm

but check the weather and call us if you would like to reserve a table

Last pop up fine dining was Saturday 23rd to Friday 29th May Bank Holiday and Half Term 2015...
Fully Licensed @PopUpFineDining for 7 days only, bank holiday and half term #ShellfishBRUT collaboration with @FalOyster Porthilly Rocks @camelwinemaker and @samscornwall we also have @RebelBrewingCo #FalOysterStout The location is #Crinnis, Carlyon Bay Beach, St Austell - right next door to Sams @TheBay Saturday 23-Friday 29th May 2015
 
We can take reservations for intimate indoor fine dining for a maximum of 8 guests at the chefs table and we only use produce on our menu from people we know personally.... because we are small and pop up you can reserve by purchasing a voucher, which is redeemable at the time and date you have selected. Otherwise just pop along and you can eat and drink al fresco on the beach

 

Easter Week - Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth

#FalOysterGathering2015

 Incredible, not only are Rosie & The Goldbug back, but they are the first to put their drum kit in the restaurant... Saturday - @PopUpFineDining by day and Live Music Venue by night... ace!

Ostraca.co.uk - Pop Up Fine Dining & Live Music Venue from Fal Oyster on Vimeo.

 

Ostraca.co.uk - Live Music Venue from Fal Oyster on Vimeo.

 Friday - Lemon Airs on a cold and wet evening ! Many thanks gentlemen!

My last 'cupid idea'...

Cupid's Pop Up Valentine's #ShellfishBRUT, St Michael's Hotel Falmouth February 2015

Valentine's Weekender 14-16 February 

Half Term 16-20 February 

near St Michael's Hotel & Spa

limited availability so book at our home page soon Cupid ;) 

 

You Shellfish BRUT - Truro Piazza 21-23 November 2014...

http://www.faloyster.co.uk/blogs/oyster-gatherings/15825513-you-shellfish-brut

 

#FalOysterWink on Customs House Quay October 2014

Rock Oyster Festival July 2014 (set up day, it rained on the Saturday)

 

We have used the box for the Fal Oyster Gathering on Prince of Wales Pier in Falmouth at the end of March, we are holding a second mini Pop Up Gathering to sell the last of the seasons Cornish Native Oysters and to celebrate the wild Fal Mussel that is harvested by hand from the edges of the Fal Oyster & Mussel Fishery.

Easter Weekend 2014 - Wednesday 16th til Tuesday 22nd April

Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth, Cornwall

We will be serving the freshest fish and shellfish landed by local day boats, the last of the seasons Fal Oysters accompanied by Rebel Brewing Co's Fal Oyster Stout (2nd limited edition), Skinners Pennycomequick, Camel Valley Wines and the newest arrival to Falmouth is the Tres Hombres Rum landed from the only sail cargo vessel!!

 Wednesday 16th - Tuesday 22nd 1000-1000

Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth, Cornwall. TR11 3DF

 After that we are available for hire, either as a private function room with a full field kitchen/galley, or as an independent catering unit. We supply the box, the kitchen, the staff and the shellfish to bring you an all inclusive pop-up fine dining experience... Weddings, private functions, festivals and pop-up gatherings

Ostraca having the decking laid at the quarry

 

We already have a few ideas of festivals we would like to attend: Fal River Festival, Pendennis Cup, Falmouth Sea Shanty, Rock Oyster Festival, Glastonbury, Falmouth Tall Ships and the 1st Great British Oyster Festival in September with the first stock of Fal Oysters from the 2014 season...

 

Follow our footsteps and join us at future gathering by following

@OstracaCornwall

@PopUpGatherings

@FalOyster

or simply contact

admin@ostraca.co.uk

07807 290315

 

 

 Ostraca - Cornish Shellfish Box - Opened 28th March 2014 - www.ostraca.co.uk - @OstracaShellfish

 

Ostraca - from Greek dictionary Ostracon meaning oyster shell, ostraca is a vote scribed on an object that resembles an oyster shell, which is cast into a box and the loser (or winner - it's a lotto!) is the first out or one with the most votes...

 

Ostraca is just a 'fabrication' of my imagination in 2009 when I purchased a 40ft shipping container to set up Cornish Native Oysters. That 40ft was swapped for a 14ft so we had an approved premises for the purification of shellfish for sale live.

 

Now we bring you a 20ft container pop up Fal Oyster Box

 

We have worked with a local project management company specializing in converting shipping containers, a local distributor of them, a local company for the highest standard of non-slip decking in the UK? a local paint finisher to give it that 'we are over here' factor and even a local film company to help us archive some of the work on the fishery.

 

We are about to bring you the 1st dedicated Fal Oyster Bar, well it is in a shipping container so 'box'. We will be taking our box on tour whilst we look for a semi permanent pitch, for when we aren't on tour ...

 

Crowds needed... find us soon on CrowdFunder for information.

 

Thank you...