Scandi pop-up launches in Circa 1924 for lunch


Launched in June 2015 by two local guys, Rob Weeks and James Waddington, Circa 1924 has quickly made a name for itself as one of the coolest places to dine out in Exeter. Due to popular demand, the funky 1920s-inspired seafood & steak house will be opening its doors for lunch as of 2nd February, with an on-trend new pop-up restaurant. ‘Skandel’, London’s hottest new Scandinavian food brand first launched on London’s über-fashionable King’s Road, is looking to take the pulse on South Devon’s taste for Nordic cuisine.

Set in Circa’s bootleg bar, [email protected] is aimed at all comers and will offer an affordable express lunch menu priced at £10.95 for two courses.

James Hagen and Lauri Hilli (skandel group) say: “Skandel will be showcasing red hot seasonal Nordic cuisine. With access to fantastic local produce, rather similar to what we have available in Scandinavia, we will not compromise on our commitment of delivering clean, natural dining that is full on taste, featuring flavours from the crystal fjords and misty mountains of our home.”

Rob Weeks, Co-founder of Circa 1924 comments: “We have been overwhelmed by people asking for us to open at lunch times, and we are always looking for unique and interesting ways to expand our offering. We were really excited when Lauri, our head chef and director, told us about skandel’s desire to test the water in the South West, because it allows us to provide customers with a menu perfectly designed for a quick bite for lunch. If customers love the concept as much as we do, we are looking forward to [email protected] being at the heart of Exeter’s lunch offering for a long time to come.”

Starting from Tuesday, 2nd February, [email protected]’s express lunch will be served from 12pm to 14.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday, and at cost of £10.95 for two courses, represents amazing value for money. Circa is looking forward to welcoming all types of diners for lunch, the only requirement is a love of clean, locally sourced food.

I plan to visit Circa 1924 to try out the lunch menu in the next week or so. Watch out for the review. I can’t wait to give it a try. The menu sounds unique and interesting plus I love the simplicity of Scandinavian food. Hopefully it lives up to my expectations!

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