Londoners are set to receive the gift of all gifts this weekend, as a restaurant dedicated entirely to pigs in blankets has landed in the capital city for two days only, courtesy of Aldi. Super-fans will be able to tuck into a bottomless supply of Aldi’s biggest pigs in blankets range to date at this unique festive eatery. Because nothing says Christmas like a sausage wrapped in some bacon, hey?
And lucky us – we’ve already had a chance to try it out!
Located in Camden, the restaurant will offer the ultimate experience for pigs in blankets-lovers, complete with a ‘Press for PIBs’ button that will unlock an unlimited supply of the festive favourite. Diners will have the chance to indulge in a variety of the supermarket’s range. And the best part? If you’re still hungry after the first round (or the second or the third…) – plates can be replenished with the simple push of a button. It is Christmas, after all.
Taking the festive trimming to the next level, the menu will feature the likes of Aldi’s brie and cranberry pigs in blankets, their pigs in blanket pizza (?!), and their much-loved caramelised onion chipolatas. The latter were recently crowned the best pigs in blankets at BBC Good Food’s Christmas taste test – so you know they’re going to be darn good.
Meat-free restaurant-goers won’t have to sit this one out, either. Endless amounts of vegan pigs in blankets will also on tap. And with gluten-free pigs in blankets also available – it really is a festive treat for everybody.
It is expected for Brits to consume a whopping 423million pigs in blankets on Christmas Day alone, with 29% of the population preferring them to roast potatoes. Last year Aldi sold 38 million pigs in blankets and they’re expecting sales of up to 43 million this year! Blimey.
Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi UK, said: “The famous pig in blanket has always been a popular Christmas trimming, and our research really does show it to be a mighty festive staple for Brits across the nation. Launching a Pigs in Blanket Restaurant is a chance for Aldi fans to enjoy our biggest range yet – and not just on Christmas Day. Focusing on quality, price and innovation, we want to create a memorable experience that allows pig in blanket lovers to enjoy our unique range while celebrating with friends and family.”
The restaurant will be open on November 24 and November 25, from 1pm to 8.15pm.
Find out more and plan your visit here.
📍 Camden Passage, Islington, N1 8EA.