Our new slow food restaurant for the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

New for 2017, we have created a new restaurant and art event for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art.  THE SMELTERY has a Slow Food ethos, where vegetables are given high status and our famous Waiting Room dishes are served alongside locally produced free range meat dish options and North Sea fish.

Luke was commissioned to create the café as part of mima’s new direction and programme of Arte Util (Useful Art), which is explained (here). We have created a warm organic community dining room, with a large open theatre kitchen at one end of the gallery, and will also host grand art banquets, live events and gigs in mima’s spectacular atrium.