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Jimmy Garcia presents… A new London popup – ‘THE SECRET GARDEN’

Fresh off the back of his recent roadblock, sold out winter pop up, The Lodge and a recent appearance cooking on This Morning – Jimmy Garcia launches his latest culinary adventure, The Secret Garden!


Kicking off next month and spanning the whole of this Spring/Summer 25th April – 31st August, The Secret Garden will be nestled behind a wooden door at 409 Clapham Road, where a surprise enchanted world awaits, fabulously set designed by London’s awesome Firecracker Works.

Find the wooden door, reach past the vines, whisper the password & step into an edible adventure featuring:


– Tabletop BBQs with three types of meat & tasty secret marinades

– Fresh botanical cocktails

– UK foragers & small farmers

– Secret Garden food from The Field, The Pond & The Patch

– Tasting menus, small plates, snacks at the bar & edible gardens

– 7 course tasting menu for £35 only

– ‘Slow Down’ roast Sundays & hangover cocktails

– A surprise enchanted world designed by Firecracker Works

– A unique and delicious dining experience into the early hours


Jimmy and the team are passionate about giving their guests a unique and delicious dining experience and the Secret Garden is no exception: diners will be treated to a food menu designed to showcase the best of Britain’s tasty garden produce with standout menu features such as indoor BBQs, tasting menus, small plates, snacks at the bar and ‘edible garden’ desserts, alongside fresh, unique and creative, botanical themed cocktails, all available into the early hours.


Sundays will see the return of Jimmy’s infamous ‘Slow Down Sundays’- a day for maximum relaxation, expect chilled out vibes, lounge music, hangover curing cocktails and a selection of slow roast meats and all the trimmings (alongside a special daily menu)

Jimmy is constantly searching high and low to bring the finest seasonal produce from the best artisan suppliers to the table. From his team of foragers, who will be supplying the best the Kentish countryside has to offer, to the chorizo Jimmy’s dad imports from his hometown in Asturias made by third generation butchers.

His trusty gamekeeper friend Rick will once again be hunting the wild game, and Chef Louie’s family will be providing us with some of the fantastic veg from their family farm, Dymmock Farm in Brighton.

Take a peek below at The Secret Garden’s sample menu created by Jimmy, Chef Louie ‘BBQ’ey’ Franklin and the team.


There will also be a 7 course tasting menu available, a bargain at just £35.00 per person






‘Peas and Love!’ Garden Peas, Pea and Mint Mousse,

Neal’s Yard Goat Curd, Hazelnut Crumb, Confit Lemon, Lemon Vinaigrette – 7

Wild Garlic Soup, Crispy Poached Truffle Egg – 6.5

‘Asparagus Bed’ Asparagus, Mushroom Puree, Potato Soil, Parmesan – 8

‘Back to the roots’ Roasted salad of heritage carrots, beet

baby onions and parsnips – 8




‘Run Rabbit’ Wild Rabbit Loin, Pickled Baby Veg, Smoked Rabbit Veloute,

Rabbit Bon Bon, Crispy Sage leaves – 9

‘Papa G’s Chorizo’ Chorizo and Guinea Fowl ballotine,

Crispy Skin Shards, Chorizo and Spinach Risotto – 9.5

‘Porky Beans’ Belly, Cheek, Smoked Eel and Pork Beigneit,

Martok and Bacon Beans – 8

Venison tartare, Wild Garlic Puree, Pontac Elderberry Vinaigrette,

Beet Carpaccio – 9




‘Smoked Salmon Sundae’ Ice Cream, Fish Skin Wafer, Confit Salmon,

Seawater Pearls. Lemon and Dill Oil – 9

Seared Sea bass, Deep Fried Oyster, Pickled Cucumber, Squid ink Pearls,

Cider Emulsion – 8.5

Scottish River Trout, Fennel Ceviche, Lemon Balm, Sorrel Salsa Verde – 7.5



– 23pp, min of 2pax


Jimmy will be introducing indoor BBQ’s to the ‘Secret Garden’ and

will be providing all the necessary tools, meats, marinades and salads

to host your very own indoor BBQ.

A tabletop BBQ will allow diners to cook our selection of three types of

organic meats, brush on secret marinades, and enjoy the delights

of summer without the risk of a downpour.

Organic Applewood Smoked Pork

Corn Fed Chicken Breast

28 Day Aged Ribeye Minute Steak




Garden Chilli Jam made from our in house Chilli plants

Our Secret BBQ Sauce

Wild Garlic and lemon




Secret Garden Coleslaw, toasted almonds, sesame seeds

Heritage tomato, Onion, Wild Rocket and Radish salad

Baby Corn

Crusty Bread

Ratte Potato Salad, Crème Fraiche, Cornichons, Capers, Crispy Serrano Ham




The Edible Garden – 7.5

Earl Grey Bergamot lemon tart, Crème Fraiche – 6.5

‘Strawberries and Cream’- Macaroons, Jelly, Shortbread, Meringues,

Elderflower – 6

Jimmy’s Ultimate Ice Cream Factory Dessert – 6.5



Guinea Fowl Drummers, Secret BBQ Sauce – 5

Goat’s Cheese and Croute Plant pot – 3.5

Rabbit Bon Bons and dips – 4.5

House Pork Scratchings – 3

Secret Garden Canapé Box – 7








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