COMING SOON: Little London brings British aptitude to Birmingham + now Netflix

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Little London is hard to miss. Photo via Claire Hancock for Bham Now

“A living room away from home.” That’s the goal of the upcoming The Little London Pub, which you probably know better right now as the Little London Kitchen Food Truck. The charming red double-decker bus is soon rolling into your living room as part of a new Netflix series.

Coming soon to Netflix

little London foodWith food that looks this good, it’s pretty obvious why Netflix wants to show Little London. Photo via Facebook from Little London Kitchen

Little London Kitchen will be a “home away from home,” but the team behind it will also come straight to your home in a new Netflix series, Fresh Fried and Crispy. The first season will be available on Wednesday June 9thIf you can find the food critic Daym Drops, check out Little London Kitchen.

The show’s description reads: “The critic Daym Drops is passionate about food and ready for fun. He visits America’s smoking hotspots for the best and freshest fried dishes. ”Each episode features three restaurants in one city. In the episode of Birmingham, Little London and Yo Mama’s will be featured alongside another restaurant not yet mentioned.

While founder and owner Bea Morrissette unfortunately couldn’t be in the episode, Little London Executive Chef Theresa will be the focus of the show. Things were already turning when Morrissette got the call and, as she says, “I like bringing the talent right up front. I’m just the person with the ideas, these are the people who go out and do them. ”

Bring London to Birmingham

little London ownerBea and her husband Matthew. Photo via Little London’s Facebook

Except the Birmingham we’re talking about is across an ocean 4,313 miles away. After opening at The Duchess, a cherry red Leyland double-decker bus from 1968, Little London Kitchen started out as a food truck that drove through breweries in Birmingham.

The conversation with the owner Bea Morrissette is electrifying, so I’ll let her tell the story of how this legendary restaurant came about.

“I’m a real foodie, I take cooking classes everywhere and that’s one reason I wanted to open a food truck and now a restaurant. My husband is from Birmingham and I fell in love when we visited him. That’s why we settled here and started the food truck. It has always been a dream of mine. I always wanted to live a life of my passion.

Also, it’s not that we have a pool of London food here so we decided to look into London street food to prepare our menu.

My husband and I quit our jobs and live in Manhattan to come to Birmingham and open the food truck. Being here was magical and the community has really been supportive over the past few years. “

Bea Morrissette, owner and founder of Little London

“A living room away from home.”

small London food truckPhoto via Little London’s Facebook

After the popularity and cult following for the food truck, a brick and mortar house is coming to Homewood. The Little London opens on Saturday 4th June and is supposed to be a true British pub.

Some of the food served is similar to what is currently on the Little London Kitchen menu, but Morrissette intends to expand the menu at The Little London to reflect the wide variety of dishes in London.

“I wanted a kitchen where we could have a wider menu because the food in London isn’t just cake and fish and chips. There are curries, tajines, Chinese, Vietnamese, Caribbean and international all-rounders. If I have the restaurant, I can explode on the menu page. “

Bea Morrissette, owner and founder of Little London

When it comes to The Little London’s culture and community, Morrissette goes for a classic pub vibe. With sofas and real pub-style service, Bea Morrissette and her team’s mission is to recreate the homely style and feel found in pubs across the UK.

“When you walk into my pub, you will see that it feels like a living room in the distance. It’s chic but casual. You could come here on a date or you could come with your grandma. Everyone belongs to it.

But remember, this is a real pub. You are not waited for. You will get up from your chair and come to the bar and if you want to be really nice and really British you will bring your glass and I will give you a fresh one. ”

Bea Morrissette, owner and founder of Little London

Currently, The Little London is holding soft openings leading to the official opening on Saturday 4th June.

A beloved Birmingham bus

small London food truckThe Duchess at the end of the rainbow. Photo via Little London’s Facebook

Morissette owes the success of Little London Kitchen to the dedication of its followers. Using robust social media, which she called Little Londoners, she reaches a broad audience of Birminghamians with authentic London food.

“It was my social media followers, which I call my Little Londoners, who have walked us through everything from the opening to COVID to now.

They are no longer just followers. In the last year they have become something of an army. For example, if someone asks a question on my page, someone else replies with the answer, shares the menu, or gives them the address of our location for that day.

Birmingham got me through safely. I don’t know if we would have survived if we had been anywhere else. ”

Bea Morrissette, owner and founder of Little London

There’s more to come

small London food truckThere’s more to come for Little London. Photo via Little London

Morrissette and her team are already super busy. As Morrissette says, it is a “tornado in a teacup”. But there’s more to come for Little London Kitchen and The Little Londno. With an already successful food truck, a stationary pub and a Netflix function, the popularity of the British food truck in Birmingham is only just beginning.

If you can’t wait for the restaurant to open, check out Little London Kitchen this weekend for Darter Fest on Saturday May 22nd at Avondale Brewing.

Find out more about Little London Kitchen and Food Truck on their website and on Facebook, Twitter + Instagram. The Little London Pub opens on Saturday 4th June at 162 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL 35209.

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