Here’s what you can eat when Salt & Earth is at 1000 Trades

Niki Astley’s pioneering pop-up Salt & Earth will be serving an eclectic selection of dishes at thriving Jewellery Quarter bar and kitchen 1000 Trades.

The month-long residency will run lunchtimes and evenings from February 5 until March 3 at the venue.

Niki has been experimenting with the Salt & Earth concept since closing his renowned Jewellery Quarter restaurant Two Cats Kitchen last year – serving street food plates and fine dining dishes, often influenced by Latin American and Japanese food.

Here are some of Niki’s dishes…

Guest chefs

At 1000 Trades, he will be inviting selected chefs to join him and offer one of their own dishes on various days.

Fifty per cent of the seats at Salt & Earth’s residency at 1000 Trades will be available for booking, with the rest open for walk-ins.

Places can be booked by visiting the 1000 Trades’ website at

Niki and his team will be serving food between 12-4pm and 5pm until close each day.

He said: “We recommend three dishes per person, one from each section more or less.”

There are vegetarian options on the menu.



Yucca fries & ponzu mayonnaise – £4 (v)

Sweet potato, feta, black olive & agave – £5 (v)

Celeriac, Pecorino cheese, black pepper, egg – £6 (v)


Sous vide pork belly, tamarind BBQ – £9

Japanese style fried chicken, dirty 1000 island – £7

Beef rump cap & mole poblano sauce – £12


Soft shell crab BLT – £9

Tilapia ceviche, chia seed, seaweed – £8


Popcorn ice cream, smoked fudge, waffles – £5

Cheesecake, white chocolate, blood orange, honeycomb, shisho  – £6

1000 Trades

16 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HE. 0121 233 2693.

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