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Koop+Kraft leaves Cowplain for first time as it makes its Southsea Food Festival debut

A MUCH-loved restaurant is hitting the road for the first time as it takes to the streets for an upcoming food festival.

Koop+Kraft is making its debut at Southsea Food Festival on Sunday, July 17, bringing along some of its most popular dishes for festival-goers to enjoy.

It will be the first time the Complain-based restaurant will have ventured out of the town and offered a mobile catering service – something founder George Purnell has had his sights set on for a while.

He said: ‘People local to us seem to love us and we find that once people discover us they’ll come back, but Waterlooville, and especially Cowplain, is a small place and is further out than a lot of the more central Portsmouth restaurants.

‘We want to show people that we’re here and that it’s not just central Portsmouth and Southsea restaurants that are doing good things, and if you venture out of town and maybe even drive over Portsdown Hill you could make tasty discoveries.’

George and his team will be bringing a selection of street food dishes, most of which are available on the menu as sides, including tater tots with a selection of toppings and halloumi fries.

There will also be some of the restaurant’s most popular cocktails on offer, including the Koop Collins – a Koop+Kraft twist on the Tom Collins, Garden Party – a rum-based cocktail and the OnlyFans – a reduced strength version of the pornstar/passionfruit martini.

The restaurant’s sister company, Goozie, will also have a stall at the festival, offering dishes for those with a sweet tooth, including a selection of milkshake flavours, house-made brownies and croffles – a combination between a croissant and a waffle.

George is hoping that the food festival will be the first of many and Koop+Kraft will become a staple in the community for its food both in and outside of the restaurant.

He said: ‘In this economy you’ve got to do something different and we believe we’re already doing that with what we do, but we now just want more people to know about it.

‘We’re looking forward to a fun day of helping people discover us, but also trying what everyone else has to offer.’

Southsea Food Festival is taking place this Saturday and Sunday on Palmerston Road with over 40 local food vendors and is free to attend.

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