Kebab pop-up will open its first permanent premises in the former Pizza Hut
The team behind a successful pop-up in Bristol have announced they will be opening their first brick-and-mortar premises in a prime location.
Until now, Hoba Kebab, a street food business serving freshly grilled kebabs, operated as a pop-up or stand on a temporary basis only.
But plans to change that have been revealed by the team behind Hoba, Hope Bainbridge and Annie, who will open a permanent restaurant.
Hoba’s new home will be in what was for many years the Pizza Hut restaurant on St Augustine’s Parade in the center.
Hope and Annie founded Hoba after being inspired by Berlin’s kebab houses while visiting, hoping to recreate the meaty German staple at home in the UK.
Since 2017, they have been trading in food markets around Bristol, including Harborside Market and Finzels Reach.
Hoba also took over the kitchens of various pubs, including the Old Market Volunteer Tavern and the Robin Hood on St Michael’s Hill.
The pop-up business currently operates from Kongs bar on Kings Street.
Hope and Annie said they “felt very excited, very proud and very terrified” about getting the keys to their first restaurant.
In an announcement on Instagram, they wrote: “We are finally opening our very first sparkling restaurant for you all to enjoy. Right across from where it all started, where Hoba made its very first market all those years ago.
“In the meantime, we are working as usual at Kongs while we work in the new location. I can’t wait to open our doors to you all!”
Main photo: Hoba Kebab
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