From screen to spoon... introducing Virgin Media’s TV Diner

13th October 2014

  • Pop-up restaurant celebrates classic dishes inspired by TV and film
  • Menu includes Pulp Fiction’s Big Kahuna Burger, Breaking Bad’s Los Pollos Hermanos chicken and Freddy’s ribs from House Of Cards
  • Dishes recreated by chef, Neil Rankin

Tomorrow will see the opening of Virgin Media’s ‘TV Diner’ – the first pop-up restaurant to serve up an entire menu of classic dishes made famous from film and TV’s most memorable on-screen moments. The eclectic menu takes inspiration from the Big Kahuna Burger (Pulp Fiction), Los Pollos Hermanos chicken (Breaking Bad), and Freddy’s ribs (House Of Cards) and celebrates the immense library of Box Sets and movies available on Virgin Media.

Situated on Soho’s Bateman Street, Virgin Media’s TV Diner is open to the public for one day only - Tuesday 14th October - and will have a tempting array of dishes on offer, recreated and prepared by chef, Neil Rankin (owner of acclaimed Islington restaurant, The Smokehouse).

Virgin Media’s TV Diner Menu:


  • Dexter’s breakfast – ham, egg, hot sauce, coffee, blood orange juice (Dexter)
  • Moss’s breakfast – Smarties® cereal (The IT Crowd)
  • Danish and coffee (Breakfast At Tiffany’s)


  • Reds apology stew (Orange Is The New Black)
  • Freddy's ribs (House Of Cards)

Afternoon Snack

  • Frozen banana (Arrested Development)
  • Apple pie (American Pie)


  • The Big Kahuna Burger and a $5 shake (Pulp Fiction)
  • Los Pollos Hermanos chicken (Breaking Bad)

Vegetarian option (available throughout the day)

  • Gwen’s cheese and mushroom omelette (Gavin & Stacey)

Neil Rankin, said: “Developing the menu for the TV Diner has been a brilliant challenge, I’m a huge film and Box Set fan myself so the opportunity to create dishes inspired by cult classics was just too good to pass up. I’m looking forward to welcoming telly and film buffs through the door and giving them the chance to taste their favourite characters’ food.”

Richard Larcombe, Director of Brand and Marketing at Virgin Media, added: “We’re really excited to open the TV Diner - food, film and TV go naturally hand in hand so this felt like the perfect way to demonstrate Virgin Media’s huge entertainment library. I can't wait to see how many people take on the mammoth Big Kahuna burger and $5 shake - it's not for the faint-hearted!"

Open from 8.30am until 8.00pm on Tuesday the 14th October, Virgin Media’s TV Diner will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner sittings. With limited seats available, pre-booking* is advised, although customers are also welcome to pop-along and queue on the day. To book, email with your name, preferred sitting and arrival time.

Notes to editors

*Bookings will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and will try to accommodate as many customers as possible.

Virgin Media’s TV Diner champions the vast number of Box Sets and movies available to Virgin Media customers through Virgin Movies, Sky Movies and Netflix.

Virgin Media customers can currently get Sky Movies and access to Virgin Movies from £50 a month, now with Netflix included for six months, on the ‘Big Kahuna Movies’ bundle. This market-beating bundle also makes the most of the unrivalled power of Virgin Media’s network by boasting 152Mb broadband, twice as fast as any other service of scale. It also includes the highly acclaimed TiVo® with over 230 TV channels with over 40 in HD, such as every BT Sport channel, more channels on the go than any other provider, as well as a home phone and service and repairs included at no extra cost.

About Virgin Media

Virgin Media offers four multi award-winning services across the UK and Ireland: broadband, TV, mobile phone and landline.

The company’s dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely available broadband speeds to homes and businesses. And we’re expanding this through our £3bn Project Lightning programme, which will reach 17 million premises.

Our interactive TV service brings live programmes, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and the best apps and games in a set-top box, as well as on-the-go for tablets and smartphones.

We launched the world’s first virtual mobile network, offering fantastic value and services to customers. We are also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the UK and Ireland.

Through Virgin Media Business we support entrepreneurs, businesses and the public sector, delivering the fastest widely available broadband speeds and tailor-made services.

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, the world’s largest international cable company. Together Virgin Media and Liberty Global serve 27 million customers across 14 countries.

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