Ben Hawkey (Hot Pie from Game of Thrones) opened his first real-world bakery — You Know Nothing John Dough — through London restaurant delivery service, Deliveroo earlier this month. Inspired by the Direwolf bread Hot Pie, a baker, made for Arya Stark in the show, Hawkey’s “loaves” are made from wholewheat cornbread and orange zest. From the photographs released it would be more accurate to describe the bakes as biscuits. The serving suggestion provided is simply, “slightly warm with soft butter.”
The £1-a-piece bakes were available only via delivery, as part of Deliveroo Editions — the delivery-only off-site shipping containers, which are being used by the likes of JKS Restaurants’ Motu, Busaba Eathai, Franco Manca and MEATliquor — with locations in Battersea, Camberwell and Canary Wharf.
The so-called ‘dark kitchens’ newest member on the Battersea estate is Hawkey’s bakery. Although the bakery opened on 17 July, immediately after the season 7 premiere, the current page on Deliveroo’s website states that “You Know Nothing John Dough isn't currently accepting orders.” Demand has outweighed supply; there is no suggestion as to when they will again be available.