Following a fire in the restaurant two weeks ago, No. 7 Balmac will take their fresh flavours down to the Octagon for a three month pop up.

Owner Katrina Toovey said that despite the shock of recent events, the pop up is an exciting new opportunity to bring the No. 7 Balmac neighbourhood bistro vibe to the heart of the city.

“We’ve picked the favourites from our menu and will present a well-considered selection of ten items which reflect the essence diners know and love about No. 7 Balmac,” she said. “We’re looking forward to opening from noon to late as we serve our community who have been super supportive not only over this difficult time, but over the last nine years.”

In its temporary locale, No. 7 Balmac will continue to operate with a zero-waste ethos, serving vegetables grown in its kitchen garden alongside premium ingredients sourced from local suppliers. It will complement this by serving only organic and biodynamic wines while in the Octagon. All vegetable waste from No. 7 in the Octagon will be returned to the restaurant in Balmacewen Road for composting, before later finding its way into the kitchen garden.

“We’re delighted The Regent Theatre could support the team at No. 7 Balmac by providing somewhere for them to operate from while the restaurant is renovated,” said theatre director Sarah Anderson. “It’s a complementary relationship; theatregoers share a love of great food, art and culture with the customers of No. 7 Balmac. We’re delighted that for the next three months those attending shows at The Regent have another option for pre and post show refreshment.”