There’s a Jersey Royal potato pop-up in Covent Garden

This weekend, TV farmer Jimmy Doherty is selling buttery Jersey Royals at a one-of-a-kind potato pop-up shop in London…

After living in London for a while, there’s a tendency to think you might have seen it all. That’s until someone tells you about a new a pop-up cafe in the West End selling nowt but Jersey Royal potatoes in butter to tourists and passers-by.

Jersey Royal potato pop-up shop at Covent Garden in London
As spud as it gets: Jersey Royals served by Jimmy Doherty at his pop-up in Covent Garden.

Located in Covent Garden, and the brainchild of TV farmer, Jamie Oliver’s mate Jimmy Doherty, it’s a truly unique establishment. All you’ll find on the menu is a £3 cone of Jersey Royals boiled with skins on and drenched in minted butter.

Jimmy himself was in the shop when I popped in, speaking to anyone who’d listen about the history of Jersey Royals. If you’re interested, you can learn all about them on the official Jersey Royal website (because of course Jersey Royals have a website).

Jersey Royal potatoes
Taters gonna tate: Jimmy Doherty’s shutting up shop after tomorrow (Sun 23 April).

And if you want to taste Jimmy’s spuds for yourself, I’m afraid tomorrow’s your last chance. He’ll be back behind the counter at 52 Floral Street from 12pm-4pm (Sun 23 April). After that, the pop-up closes for good. Enjoy ’em while you can!

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