The kitchen of Britain’s first ever insect restaurant is due to whir into action this week, with bug burritos and cheesy locust croquettes among the items on the menu.
Based in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales, Grub Kitchen will offer diners a range of a insect-based meals, which head chef Andy Holcroft hopes will make people think about their food.
The restaurant will offer an insect-tasting board as well as cricket falafels and worm pad Thai curry.
The restaurant’s signature burger, meanwhile, is made with toasted crickets, mealworms, grasshoppers, spinach and sundried tomatoes.
Those that fancy a dessert can pick from worm fudge ice cream, caramalised crickers and ‘Dung’ brownies.
Holcroft told The Independent that insects can be a good source of protein: “Kids love the edible insects — they don’t have that fear factor. I wouldn’t expect everyone to like them, in the same way I wouldn’t expect everyone to like fish or mushrooms or pork. I want to make people think about their food.”
Grub Kitchen launched its new website this week, in which it described its website as championing and promoting sustainable local produce as well as the practice of eating insects, which is known as entomophagy.
“We aim to turn entomophagy from a novelty to normalcy integrating the many various types of edible insects with twists on our most popular and well-loved dishes,” it said.