Sunday, 14 October 2018

Quite Nice Wines' Cassoulet Pop-up in Bethnal Green

Quite Nice Wines, who trade at Brockley Market on Saturdays, have a created a 4 course French menu featuring a cassoulet, with chef Jacob Rosen (Pitt Cue, Corrigan’s), which they are serving up at the Apiary Studios space at the Bethnal Green end of Hackney Road.  It's serving from Thursdays to Saturdays until the 4th November 2018, including lunches on Saturday and Sunday, and your £35 ticket gets you a mountain of food.  This looks so good!

"Join us for a night of French cooking and regional wines collected from our trips and memories around France. A feast of rustic sausages, confit duck, pork belly and beans, with autumnal feeling and puddings on wheels.
Jacob Rosen (Pitt Cue, Corrigan’s) is taking the lead in the kitchen and suggests this four course set-menu:
1. Bread (& butter)
Saucisson sec | Fromage de tête & sauce Gribiche
2. Soupe de Poisson
3. Cassoulet 
A vast slow-cooked stew of rustic sausages, confit duck, pork belly and beans under a rich brown crust
4. Cheese from Mons Cheesemongers or Puddings - classic French desserts from the trolley
(There is also a vegetarian menu - here)
We’re working with London’s best suppliers of high-welfare meat, seasonal vegetables, bread, beans and dairy.
We have two sittings for dinner - a 7:00pm start and an 8:30pm start and on Saturday and Sunday two sittings for lunch - 12:30pm and 2pm. Please choose when booking.
The feast is priced at £35 per head and the bar takes cash or card.
There will be a nice list of tasty apéritifs, regional wines from small producers (with plenty of choice by the glass) and undoubtably someone will open the Chartreuse."

When - Thurs-Sun til 4th November 2018
Thurs & Fri - 7pm & 8.30pm
Sat - 12.30pm, 2pm, 7pm & 8.30pm
Sun - 12.30pm & 2pm

Where - Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Road, E2 9EG

Tickets - £35 + fees from Eventbrite here


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Link 1 - Booking page
Link 2 - Quite Nice Wines

Sho Foo Doh's Okonomiyaki Residency at the Institute of Light in London Fields

Sho Foo Doh aka Japanese chef Fumio Tanga is bringing is Okonomiyaki to the Institute of Light in London Fields for a 6 month run, starting Wednesday 17th October 2018.  It will be serving 4 nights a week - Wednesdays to Saturdays - don't miss this great and authentic Japanese cuisine!

"Chef Fumio Tanga and his Okonomiyaki "松風堂/Sho Foo Doh" team present unclassic Japanese snacks + Hiroshima style okonomiyaki four nights a week from Wednesday to Saturday, 6 'til 10pm.
“There are a few different okonomiyaki styles in different regions in Japan. The most popular and well-known one worldwide is the Osaka-style, which is a more doughy pancake where all the ingredients are mixed into the batter. Hiroshima-style on the other hand is more layered, starting with a thin crepe, loads of vitamin K boosting cabbages, beanshoots, pork belly, egg noodles and an omelette, with sauce, mayo, benishoga ginger and scallions on top.” Fumio Tanga"

When - Weds-Sat til March 2019
Weds-Sat 6pm - 10pm

Where - Institure of Light, Arch 376, 10 Helmsley Place, London E8 3SB

Reservations - Please book through OpenTable here


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Link - Sho Foo Doh on Twitter

Friday, 5 October 2018

Pop-ups in London - 5th - 12th October 2018

The Catford Gin Festival - Fri - Sun

This week's new listings in red

New & This Weekend Only - Fri 14th - Sun 16th

Pony & Trap's Residency at Carousel in Marylebone - Ends Sat
* London Cocktail Week October 2018 - Ends Sun 7th
* The Guinea Fowlers' October Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Daily
* The Twisted Bar Pop-up under Absurd Bird in Spitalfields - Daily

Food & Drink

Open Air Events & Streetfood Markets

Pub & Bar Residencies - Often Open 6 or 7 Days a Week
PFGT’s Pub Classics at the Star by Hackney Downs - Daily



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Monday, 1 October 2018

The Guinea Fowlers' October Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate

The Guinea Fowlers are taking over the kitchen at The Duke's Head in Highgate. serving every day in October 2018, serving their buttermilk fried guinea fowl in buns.  They have been trading in the markets for a year or so, and I think this is their first residency - can't wait to pay them a visit!

When - Daily until end of October 2018
Monday - Sunday, 12 noon til 10pm

Where - The Duke's Head, 16 Highgate High St, N6 5JG


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Link 1 - The Guinea Fowlers
Link 2 - The Duke's Head

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Sunday, 30 September 2018

Right to Roam's Brunch with Guest Chef Helen Graham in Shepherd's Bush

Right To Roam presents Albert's Cafe, the pop-up brunch with guest chefs, is back at The Albertine Wine Bar in Shepherd's Bush on Sunday 21st October with a 3 course meal from Helen Graham.  Expect flavours from the Lebanon and Israel - she previously worked at Palomar and The Barbary - including a main course of El Soussi’s lamb confit eggs awarma.  Tickets are just £27, and sittings are at either 11am or 2pm.

"Right to Roam presents the next Albert's Cafe event, and this time we're delighted to invite the extremely talented Helen Graham (ex The Palomar/The Barbary) to throw down some Levantine love with a menu drawn from her culinary highlights in the Lebanon and Israel. Having worked extensively with Helen I am beyond excited for this, everything she does is considered but buzzing with flavour and energy.
21st October 11am/2pm seatings
£27 per ticket
3 courses:
Starting with a bang: spiced coffee to get you wired
Table mezze: *black garlic baba, pistachio ikra, ambaneh & courgette, rose & sumac pickled turnip, masabacha & green chilli, bread*
Main event: *El Soussi’s lamb confit eggs awarma or egg chraimeh (V), rose & ginger harissa, date & cumin buttered flatbreads, kohlrabi*
Sweet treat: *White chocolate & mahleb mousse plus fun bits*"

When - Sunday 21st October 2018
Sittings at 11am & 2pm

Where - Albertine Wine Bar, 1 Wood Lane, W12 7DP

Tickets - £27 from Eventbrite here


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Link - Booking page

The Twisted Bar Pop-up under Absurd Bird in Spitalfields

Social media feed Twisted is launching a pop-up bar for a month under the Absurd Bird restaurant in Commerical Street, E1.  Open daily from 4th October to 5th November 2018, it will feature a range of Instagram-friendly cocktails, plus 'sharers' cocktails including a whole Espresso Martini Cafetiere.  There will also be live events, DJs, board games and more.

"Kicking off London Cocktail Week with a bang, social media food phenomenon turned delivery-only restaurant ‘Twisted’ is taking another step into offline experiences, launching a Twisted Bar Pop-Up on 4th October in a brand-new speakeasy setting, hidden underneath the Absurd Bird at 54 Commercial Street in Shoreditch.
The Twisted Bar Pop-Up promises to be quintessentially Twisted: against-the-grain and a lot of fun. The cocktails will be inventive, Instagrammably on-point and, most importantly, great to drink. Followers of Twisted Bar may even recognise one or two of them from their newsfeeds.
The menu will be comprised of eight eye-catching cocktails including a Lemon Drizzle G&T, Black Forest Negroni and a Cookies & Cream White Russian as well as four ‘Sharers’ including an Apple Pie Sangria and Espresso Martini Cafetiere.
Avid Instagrammers can film their cocktails changing colour before their eyes with the ‘Colour Changing Mojito’ or match the colour of their drink to suit the tone of their Instagram palette with ‘Taste-The-Rainbow Sour’ where the mixologist will let customers choose the colour of the Skittles used.
All cocktails are priced at £8.50 each and all Sharers at £25 each, with every Sharer sold donating £1 to Action Against Hunger. Happy Hour will run all week, starting at £5 from 5pm and up by a pound each hour until 8pm when they will go back to regular pricing (not including Sharers or food) whilst bar snacks and Twisted London fries will be on offer for hungry bellies.
The month will be peppered with exclusive events, featuring live music from established, London-based DJs on Friday and Saturday nights and on quieter nights guests can play board games or get a group along for the weekly quiz night.
Co-Head & Head of Food at Twisted, Tom Jackson, commented: “We’re excited to have another opportunity to take the Twisted brand offline. The cocktails we’ve created really reflect what Twisted is all about, they’re off-beat, don’t take themselves too seriously and of course, they’re delicious. We can’t wait for people to come to the bar and party with us!”
Co-Head & Head of Production at Twisted, Harry Bamber, said: “We really wanted to bring Twisted Bar to life and to allow people to interact with the brand they know from their screens. We felt this pop-up was a perfect opportunity to get like-minded people together, to have some fun and grab a few drinks”.
Private Booths will be available to hire for up to 10 people from Sunday - Thursday with a deposit of £5 per person required to hold the booking, which can be made via"

When - 4th October – 5th November 2018
Daily -
Sunday - Thursday, 5pm - 11pm
Friday & Saturday, 5pm - 2am

Where - Underneath the Absurd Bird at 54 Commercial Street, E1 6LT

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Link 1 - Twisted Bar on Facebook
Link 2 - Booking on Design My Night

Me You At Shish - A Vegan Pop-up from You Me At Six & Temple of Seitan in Hackney Downs

You Me At Six, the British rock band, is opening a vegan pop-up called You Me At Shish for one night only on Friday 5th October 2018, to promote their new album VI.  It's in partnership with Temple of Seitan, the Hackney-based 'vegan chicken restaurant'; Temple of Seitan will be doing the food while the band does the misic (presumably), and the night will include a live accoustic set, and the chance to meet the band and buy exclusive merchandise.  This will obviously be very busy - they can sell out good-sized venues - so go early and be prepared to queue.

"You Me At Six teamed up with vegan fast-food business Temple Of Seitan to host a one-off vegan pop-up restaurant event to celebrate the release of their brand new album.
The vegan kebab pop-up will open its doors at 6pm at Temple Goods Cafe in Hackney Downs Studios and will offer a special ‘VI’-themed menu, which will also include ‘VI’-themed cocktails.
The band announced: “To celebrate the release of ‘VI’ we’re having a party in London. Our friends @templeofseitan are putting together a special YMAS vegan menu and YMAS cocktails. Come down, it’s free! 18+ only. (sic)”
Not only will there be plenty of tasty food to tuck into, there will also be an acoustic set from the band at 7pm, followed by DJ sets into the evening.
Fans of both the band and vegan kebabs can show up to this one-night only event where they will be able to meet You Me At Six, buy the album, get exclusive merch and, of course, sample the You Me At Shish menu."

When - Fri 5th Oct 2018
6pm - late

Where - Temple Goods Cafe, Hackney Downs Studios, 17 Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT


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Link 1 - You Me At Six on Facebook
Link 2 - Vegan Food & Dining
(But beware - they got the date wrong - it's Fri 5th, not Sat 6th)