Eat, skate and be merry this Christmas with winter cocktails and smoked meat, prepared by seasonal specialists

This week, the opening of The Tasting Room will be the centre of attention at London’s longest-running outdoor ice rink in Broadgate.  Designed to provide a dreamy destination for Londoners to ‘fill their boots’ with the best craft beer, authentic smoked street food and artisan cuisine, the pop-up has been launched by some of London’s most acclaimed food and beverage experts.

The fantastic foodies behind The Tasting Room include Dan O’Neill, Sourced Market Co- Founder and ex Lovebox Festival Chairman and David Carter, Smokestack Founder and ex General Manager of Roka restaurant. Drinks will be courtesy of pop-up experts Peppermint Bars, serving craft beers from London’s finest breweries, winter cocktails, bourbons and signature wines.

Londoners will be in for a smoking hot feast with a Texas inspired BBQ of smoked meats cooked onsite, including pulled pork buns, ribs, chicken wings and beef brisket as well as smoked canapés, and freshly prepared salads. For the early bird in and around the capital, London’s finest gourmet doughnuts from Crosstown and an exclusive coffee blend by London roasters, Mission Coffee will be served from 7:30am on week days, and 10am at the weekend.

The trio behind The Tasting Room share a deep seated passion for the taste and provenance of authentic street food and an exceptional drinks offering – a passion you can see in the food and drinks on offer, and awesome interiors to match. The carefully selected and responsibly sourced meat is cooked slowly on site for hours and the beers have been handpicked from London breweries, as well as others on tap.

Dan O’Neill, Co-Founder of Sourced Market says The Tasting Room has it all: “We’ve designed The Tasting Room to satisfy everyone’s tastebuds, from a swift 'best in class' bacon butty and exclusively blended Mission coffee for breakfast, to a craft beer and smoked meat feast at night – there’s something for everyone, at any time of the day.

“The Tasting Room shows the potential of street food and a pop-up ambience to provide an alternative to the traditional hospitality scene, offering a well-presented venue and menu for social gatherings and food fixes, without sacrificing quality or class.”

Whether it’s for a take-away morning coffee, a Christmas party, a catch up with friends or a family day out, The Tasting Room is an ideal location for any occasion, catering for groups of up to 120, with bookings catered for 10+.

The Tasting Room officially launches on 24th of November and will run right through until 26th February 2015. The opening hours are as follows:

Monday - 07:30 - 23:00

Tuesday - 07:30 - 23:00

Wednesday - 07:30 - 23:00

Thursday - 07:30 - 23:00

Friday - 07:30 - 23:00

Saturday - 10:00 - 23:00

Sunday – 10:00 - 22:00



For more information, please email Tashia at or call 0203 551 3954.


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About Sourced Market


  • Sourced Market brings the market to the masses - providing an opportunity for small artisan British producers, many new to the market.


  • Situated in the heart of St Pancras Station, Sourced Market also provides pop-ups throughout the year, at festivals and other venues across Britain.


  • Sourced Market was introduced to provide a permanent market space to encourage local food production, better reflect the seasonal nature of food, reduce food miles and packaging and help increase the diversity of food on offer.


  • Sourced Market caters to a new wave of consumers – those that have a focus on ethics and are drawn to independent and locally produced products.


  • Sourced Market was founded by two British food lovers who started their careers in the festival scene, delivering quality and trendy street food at events.


  • Sourced Market’s first event was the Innocent Village Fete in Regent’s Park in August 2007, and since then they have provided food at the Lovebox Weekender, Field Day, Secret Garden Party, Polo In The Park, Big Chill, Secret Cinema, the Olympic Sailing or British Summertime Hyde Park, and many more.


  • Sourced Market’s first event was the Innocent Village Fete in Regent’s Park in August 2007, and since then they have provided food at the Lovebox Weekender, Field Day, Secret Garden Party, Polo In The Park, Big Chill, Secret Cinema, the Olympic Sailing or British Summertime Hyde Park, and many more.


About Broadgate City of London:

Situated in the heart of the Square Mile, Broadgate is the Capital’s premier business destination, home to some of the world’s largest corporations and leading professional practices where over 30,000 people work each day. First developed over 20 years ago, Broadgate is an ever-evolving dynamic, vibrant environment with a mix of architecture and now including 201 Bishopsgate and The Broadgate Tower launched within the last few years. We continue to advance with the 5 Broadgate development due for completion in 2016 and The Broadgate Circle redevelopment due in 2015.


Broadgate is owned by a 50:50 joint venture between British Land and GIC.

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About Broadgate Ice Rink

Skate season and timings:
From 17 November 2014 to 26 February 2015, you can skate from morning to night 10am to 10pm, in hourly sessions, Monday to Sunday. The last skate session of the day is 9-10pm.

Broadgate Ice Rink, Exchange Square EC2A 2BQ. Just a two minute walk from Liverpool Street Station.

Prices and booking:               
Adults £12.50, Children £8.50 (ages 4-13, must be accompanied by an adult aged 16 or over), Families £33.50 (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children), Concessions £10 (Students/60+). Season tickets £180 adult; £95 children, available at the box office from 17 November. For private hire please email

Skate hire is included within the price, although patrons are welcome to bring their own skates. N.B. Speed Skates are not permitted onto the ice rink.

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Tickets can be purchased directly at the rink, but check availability online. For more information including skate sizes and all other things ice rink related please visit

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