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What's on

We have two free events scheduled for March at Ugly Butterfly, providing food for thought with conversations from leading commentators on sustainability.

To book your places please email us at [email protected] and if you want to keep your seat for dinner with us from 7.30pm please let us know.

 

JOIN THE DISCUSSION ON MARCH 18 AT 6.30 PM AT UGLY BUTTERFLY WITH LEADING GAME CHEFS, MANAGERS AND SUPPLIERS

 

GAME – ITS ROLE IN  FOOD SUSTAINABILITY

With just 20 tickets available, this event is part of the Ugly Butterfly commitment to providing a sustainability conversation hub.

The panel comprises José Souto, game chef, game cook book author, and senior chef lecturer at Westminster Kingsway College; Mike Robinson, restaurateur (co-owner of The Harwood Arms, owner of The Woodsman), wild deer manager and operator of the Owl Barn game larder; and Tristan Kirk and Simon Wilkinson, directors of Boston-based Lincolnshire Game, the UK’s largest game processor.

The UK market for game is increasing as awareness grows of its wild and natural lifestyle – anti-biotic and hormone free –  it’s healthiness, and the positive effect that the game industry has on conserving the countryside and ecology.  It’s delicious, versatile and simple to cook too.

Pre-book your place at this event by emailing [email protected] and if you want to eat from the menu at Ugly Butterfly following the discussion at 7.30 pm, please let us know in advance.

 

JOIN THE DISCUSSION ON MARCH 24 AT 6.30 PM AT UGLY BUTTERFLY WITH LEADING DESIGNERS

 

HOW CAN WE MAKE GOOD DESIGN CHOICES TO REDUCE OUR IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT?

With just 20 tickets available, this event is part of the Ugly Butterfly commitment to providing a sustainability conversation hub.

The panel includes Roddy Clarke, journalist, interior stylist and designer specialising in timeless interiors utilising restored and hand-crafted pieces;  David Chenery, Director of Object Space Place, interior architect in the hospitality sector, and pioneer in sustainable design in restaurants, and Henrietta Thompson, Editor at Large for Wallpaper* and co-founder and director of HARTH, the first platform in the world that enables its members to borrow beautiful furniture, accessories and art directly from brands, designers, artists, collectors, galleries and dealers.

How do we reduce environmental impact in the built environment in the way we choose to live our lives?  What can we do as individuals to fill our homes in a more sustainable way?

Find out more by pre-booking your place at this event by emailing [email protected] and if you want to eat from the menu at Ugly Butterfly following the discussion at 7.30 pm, please let us know in advance.

Ugly butterfly has unfortunately closed indefinitely

Ugly Butterfly is one of my passion projects, and incredibly close to my heart. The Frog Hoxton is a reiteration of my very first independent restaurant. The team there have been with me from the very beginning.

At both restaurants, we wanted to really make people think about waste and we wanted to teach our team, our guests and ourselves.

Following Boris’s briefing yesterday, there will be a ripple effect of closures. The health and safety of the public, our guests, and staff is paramount, but by advising people to avoid restaurants, bars, pubs etc without enforcing an official ban has left us, and many others, in a situation where we cannot claim on our insurance to cover any losses. The industry, one of the biggest in the UK, is now left facing mass unemployment and potential collapse. Simply put, the government must do more than just let us off our tax bill. The industry needs a cash injection, and it needs it now.

I know we won’t be the only operator in this and I want to send my support to anyone who is also facing these terrible decisions, but it absolutely breaks my heart to have to close Ugly Butterfly & The Frog Hoxton indefinitely.

We are doing all we can for our staff, to support them as much as we physically can.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our guests, our partners, and of course our incredible team who helped make my dreams a reality.

Adam