Friday, 19 May 2017

Pop-ups in London - 19th - 26th May 2017

Facktory Cocktails' Pop-up Cocktail Bar near Liverpool Street - Saturdays

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Food & Drink

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Belvedere Spritz & Sunset Sessions and the Sky Garden in the City - Weds-Sat
* Ben Spalding's Small Plates Sessions at Last Days of Shoreditch - Opens Thurs 25th
* The Dalston Food Day at 40ft Brewery in E8 - Saturday
* Facktory Cocktails' Pop-up Summer Cocktail Bar near Liverpool Street - Saturdays
Farang's 6 Month Thai Pop-up in Highbury Park, N5 - Weds-Sun
* Filthy Fanny's Summer Beach Bar at The Crown & Shuttle in Shoreditch - Opens Weds 24th
* The Gutsy Chutney's Craft Beer & Indian Tapas night at Barmouth Kitchen in SW18  - Fri 19th
Jimmy Garcia's BBQ Club on the South Bank with Big Green Egg BBQs - Daily
* Midnight Apothecary Summer Rooftop Cocktail Bar 2017 in Rotherhithe - Fri & Sat
* Mina Park's Sook x Pollen Room 3 Day Pop-up in NW6 - Opens Fri 26th
The Neverland London Summer Urban Beach Pop-up near Fulham - Opens Weds 10th
Oded Oren's East Mediterranean Dishes at Louie Louie in SE17 - Weds-Sat
* Old Chang Lee's Singapore Curry Puff Pop-up in Kentish Town - Sat & Sun
The Queen of Hoxton's 2017 Neverland Rooftop Bar in EC2 - Daily for the summer - Daily
* Sandwich Fest - London's Sandwich Festival - in E8 - Sat
* The Sicily Fest in Spitalfields - Sat & Sun
Skye Gyngell at Table Restaurant in Somerset House - Ends Sun
* The Social Pantry x Hayman's Gin Supperclub in SW11 - Thurs
* Southbound's Summer Supperclub in SW11 - Sat
* The Vurger Co's Vegan 'Auburger' Pop-up in Spitalfields - Fri 12 noon - 3pm
* The Wedgwood Tea Conservatory at Peter Jones in Sloane Square - Opens Weds 24th

Streetfood Markets

Hawker House in Canada Water - Fri & Sat from 5pm
Dinerama - The Streetfood Market in Shoreditch - Thurs-Sat from 5pm
Pub Residencies - Often Open 6 or 7 Days a Week

Adam Rawson's 'Global Traveller' Residency at The Gunmakers in Clerkenwell - Mon-Fri
Le Bun's Residency at Birthdays in Dalston - Daily
Burger & Beyond x Other Side Fried's 3 Momth Residency in Soho - Daily
Club Mexicana's Mexican Vegan Streetfood Residency at Pamela in Dalston - Tues-Sat
Craving Coffee's April 2017 #TottenhamSocial Streetfood Nights in N15 - Thurs-Sat
Cucina Rustica's Italian & Sicilian Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Daily
da ja chicken's Residency at The Rose and Crown in Kentish Town - Tues-Sun
Division 194's New Orleans Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Daily
Fowl Mouths' April Residency at Noak in Brockley - Weds-Sat til 20th May
Lion City Kitchen’s Singaporean Residency at Two Spoons Cafe in Honor Oak - Fri & Sat
Mirey's Restaurant's Residency at The Charles Lamb in Angel - Tues-Sun
Native Eat's Residency at The George & Dragon in Fitzrovia - Mon-Fri
Pesky's Vegan Streetfood at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick  - Tues-Sat
Slow Richie's Residency at Brick Brewery in Peckham - Weds-Sat
Zoe's Ghana Kitchen's 6 Month Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho - Tues-Sat

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Blondies Kitchen's Pop-up Milk & Cookies Bar in Selfridges Food Hall on Oxford Street - Daily
Boxpark Pop-up Retail Mall in Shoreditch
Brands Popping Up at Old Street Station

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Ben Spalding's Small Plate Sessions at Last Days of Shoreditch

This summer chef Ben Spalding is bringing his Small Plate Sessions pop-up rstaurant to Last Days of Shoreditch, the big night market located where Old Street meets Great Eastern Street.  Small Plates Sessions will be a 50 cover mezzanine restaurant, serving Thursday to Saturday evenings, tickets costing £28, whch gets you 4 of Ben's innovative small plates, with others to buy if you want to try more.  Ben has also chosen DJs to appear on certain nights, plus some great drinks to go with the food.  This one is going to be a huge smash!

"You work hard. Now it’s time to play hard.
Ben Spalding and his PuzzleProjects team have announced their new summer restaurant – and it’s set to be London’s HOTTEST ticket.
Small Plate Sessions @ The Last Days of Shoreditch is described as ‘high-energy, punk tapas in a fully immersive but relaxed environment’. Food will be available between 5pm-11pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 25th May-26th August 2017, with the food offering split between two areas:
    A buzzing 50-cover mezzanine restaurant with an Ascentia kitchen (and cutlery in a pot on the table). Expect delicious, innovative dishes like Gressingham Duck Breast cooked in a Chocolate Salt Crust, Chicken Skin Sandwich, Black Cod Ceviche with Iced Kaffir Lime, Hot & Cold San Marzano Tomato or the famous ‘Chicken on a Brick’. For dessert, try Lemongrass Vs Ginger or the outrageously moreish Cookie Dough Milkshake in a Shovel.
    A relaxed no-reservation terrace and bar overlooking the festival, serving dishes cooked in a Mibrasa charcoal oven such as Barbecue Crack Rib for two, Cornish Monkfish roasted on the bone, Charred Lamb Minute Steak cooked rare with Crispy Garlic & Lemon Thyme and Silky Charcoal Holy F*ck Fudge drenched in Rum and set on fire.
Tickets for dinner in the restaurant will be available from the website (with a handful held back for walk-ins on the night) at £28 each, which includes any four dishes from the evolving menu of delicious, inventive small plates on offer that day. If after those four dishes you want to try more, no problem; once you’re there, you can order as many additional individual dishes as you like. These will be priced between £4 – £12 per dish, with equal love and attention given to vegan, vegetarian & all dietary requirements.
To complement Rob Star’s LDOS programme, Ben is personally curating the music line-up on multiple dates. The hugely respected producer and DJ Gary Poulter (AKA ‘Chuggin Edits’) has a residency, with other DJs from across Europe including Ray Mang (Mangled) and Jack C (Krankbrother Resident) making regular appearances and further special sets from artists such as Get Down Edits, Antony Difrancesco (FUSE) & more.
To complement the key elements of food and music, Ben has drafted in some serious talent from a range of creative industries:
    Paris-based artist Christopher Hibbert will exhibit his unique light paintings in the restaurant
    Acorn AV (the team behind the audiovisuals at London Fashion Week) are putting on a pioneering live feed AV show
    Gypsy Hill Brewery will be bringing the kegs to complement the irresistible cocktail menu
    Jamie Maxwell, PuzzleProjects’s film-maker, will be capturing the action (in trademark Ninja style)
    Lighting and design by the PuzzleProjects events team.
Ben explained, ‘Small Plate Sessions is a combination of fast, affordable dishes of high-quality restaurant-level cooking enhanced with live DJ, producer and musician sets tinged with jazz, soul, disco, funk and groove from some of the finest artists and producers in the country. It’s all about creating as much energy in the room as possible and keeping it unpretentious, raw and accessible.’"

When - Thurs - Sat from Thurs 25th May 2017

Where - Last Days of Shoreditch, Red Market, 288-299 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DP

Tickets & booking - £28 from here


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The 'Feria de Londres' Spanish Festival by Tower Bridge

Feria de Londres is a two day Spanish festival taking place at Potters Field (between City Hall and Tower Bridge) on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May, the late May Bank Holiday weekend.  There will be lots to see and do (& eat! & drink!), inc lots of traditional costumes, face painting, dancing, music and more.  It's free to attend, and open from 12 noon to 10pm on Saturday, and til 9pm on Sunday.

"Taking place under the iconic Tower Bridge on Saturday 27th May & Sunday 28th May of the May Bank Holiday weekend, Feria De Londres is set to bring the vibrant and lively celebrations of Andalusia to the banks of the Thames. Inspired by the traditional festivities of Andalusia’s colourful spring fairs, Feria De Londres will be a weekend of delicious Spanish tapas, beer, wine and live entertainment, never seen before in the capital.
Spanish Ferias began in the Middle Ages principally as livestock fairs, at which villagers would celebrate with plenty of feasting and Sherry drinking. Recreating these colourful fairs, Feria De Londres will see brightly decorated ‘casetas’ line the banks of the Thames crammed with all kinds of Spanish fare, including typical tapas dishes such as Tortilla de Patata and Jamon Ibérico, as well as delicious barbequed seafood and meats, and moreish Churros and Buñuelos.
Drinks on offer will range from beautiful Spanish wines and all kinds of sherries to refreshing Spanish beers and cocktails, including the traditional Rebujito – Manzanilla or Fino Sherry with lemonade, ice and mint leaves.
Throughout Feria De Londres, entertainers will be dressed in their finest traditional costumes and regional dress. It will be a celebration of Andalusian dancing, music and live entertainment, with bands and local Flamenco artists coming over from Spain to create an authentic party atmosphere. Guests will be encouraged to join in the fun with Sevillanas and Rumba dancing lessons, along with Flamenco clapping and castanets workshops. 
In true Spanish style, Feria De Londres will be a free event for the whole family, and throughout the weekend there will be children’s activities including face painting, hair styling, art and dancing."

When - Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th May 2017
Saturday - 12 noon - 10pm
Sunday - 12 noon - 9pm

Where - Potters Field Park, London SE1 2AA
(On the south side of the Thames, between City Hall and Tower Bridge)


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Mina Park's Sook x Pollen Room 3 Day Pop-up in NW6

For three nights only, Friday 26th - Sunday 28th May 2017 (Bank Holiday Weekend), Mina Park's Sook & Pollen Room will be popping up in NW6 for innovative Korean dining and foraged flower cocktails.  I've not yet tried Mina's food, but her modern take on Korean street food has taken Hong Kong by storm; I have tried Anya's cocktails and they are great!   Tickets are £35 - £40 for dinner and your first cicktail - This is going to be one not to miss.

"Join us for an unforgetable botanical - korean dining experience. During this event you will be taken on a journey of senses; from the floral, hanging garden installation by florist June In March, to the foraged flower cocktails by Anya, to a family style Korean feast using wild British plants by Mina.
Mina Park's modern take on Korean street food has taken Hong Kong by storm. Her passion for cooking started with humble private dinners for friends, to kimchi tacos at a night market, to hosting supperclubs in michelin star restaurants. Mina will be experimenting with wild British, seasonal ingredients to bring a European flare into her kitchen for this event.
Anya and Emily started Pollen Room in 2016, through a shared love of flora, they have created a wonderful union of floristry and foraged plant cocktails. Sit under Emilys hanging garden with a cocktail made with thistles, stinging nettle and meadowsweet."

When - Fri 26th - Sun 28th May 2017
6pm - 10pm

Where - Pollen Room x Sook, 19 Lonsdale Road, NW6 6RA

Tickets - £35 - £40 from here
Inc one St-Germain cocktail


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Last Days of Shoreditch Summer 2017 Streetfood Market in Old Street

Last Days of Shoreditch, the street food market on the corner of Old Street and Great Eastern Street, returns for the summer of 2017 from Thursday 25th May, to run for the summer, Thurdays to Saturdays.  Expect street food from people like Nanny Bill's, an excape room, Lucky Voice karaoke, plus there are bookable private rooms for parties.  Its free to get in on Thursdays and Fridays, and £10 after 9pm on Saturdays (plus some nights are ticketed events).  This one is going to get very popular!

"Endless events are planned for Last Days of Shoreditch Riviera every Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a massive selection of global talent. Some of the many highlights include Artwork's Art's House pre-party, which will see the party starter take to the decks four times over the summer run of events, Maribou State will host an exclusive pre-party seeing the electronic duo turn up the heat while Stuart Patterson, Phil Mison and The Dr Orders will also be joining the summer pop-up amongst many more. Anjunadeep and Soundcrash plus more will also hosting specially curated nights. The highlights from summer schedule can be seen below. Full listing available HERE.
Food for the summer season comes courtesy of Nanny Bills serving up a delectable range of burgers, not to mention their signature croquettes with popular favourites including 'Pea & Feta' and 'Mac & Cheese'. Joining them are Belli Freschi, a brand new venture from the team behind Shoreditch's local hidden pearl Bottega Prelibato. With the restaurant serving up authentic Italian dishes Belli Freschi seeks to take that one step further with a bespoke Avocado bar and freshly baked pasta, with a strong focus on vegan and vegetarian options.
With music, food and drink taken care of, Last Days of Shoreditch Riviera will bring a mini-adventure of hilarious clue-solving in the form of an escape room experience. Handmade Mysteries presents 'Plumbottom's Magnificent Return', a frantic five minute pop-up that challenges teams of 2-3 players to aid the ghost of Plumbottom with a fun, immersive experience that will bamboozle even the most twisted minds. Complete the challenge in the fastest time possible and win a mysterious prize. Some good old fashioned fun comes to East London in the form of a Lucky Voice karaoke experience, select from over 10,000 songs from latest hits to power ballads and sing the night away with laughs from start to finish. Rooms are available for hire with up to 15 people while a VIP Package is also available.
Last Days Of Shoreditch Riviera hold a variety of themed private rooms including the Bowie Bauhaus, Purple Rain and more to host your perfect party or event, available for private hire seven days a week. 
Last Days of Shoreditch Riviera is open every Thursday, 5:00pm – 11:30pm, Friday 5:00pm until midnight and Saturday 6:00pm until midnight, situated on the corner of Old Street and Great Eastern Street."

When - Thurs - Sat from Thurs 25th May 2017
Thurs - 5pm - 11.30pm
Fri - 5pm - midnight
Sat - 6pm - midnight

Where - Red Market, 288-299 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DP

Tickets & booking - from here - plus event listings here
Thursday - Friday: free all evening
Saturday: Prices vary from £10, free after 9:00pm


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Link 2 - Full event listings

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Filthy Fanny's Summer Beach Bar at The Crown & Shuttle in Shoreditch

This Summer, Filthy Fanny's the cocktail bar in the Crown and Shuttle pub at 226 Shoreditch High Street, is turning it's back yard into a summer beach bar, with cocktails, gourmet street food, ice cream and more.  It opens with a bang on Weds 24th May, and will then be open daily after that (normal pub hours) for the summer.

"Get ready for a summer of kiss me quick fun as Filthy Fanny Takes it up the Pier.
The Crown and Shuttle’s enormous beer garden has been transformed into Shoreditch-on-Sea as Filthy Fanny embarks on her annual garden takeover with all things seaside.
Expect drinks by the bucket and spade load, including a Margate Rita, Barry Island Iced Tea or maybe a Blackpool Donkey or two to wet your whistle. Fanny’s even added a touch of class with posh gin and tonics and spritzes to compliment her seaside specials. 
With your drink in hand, and the long summer evening stretching ahead of you, food is naturally the next thing on your mind, but don’t worry, that’s covered too. Forget your Byronesque, mother flipping, gourmet street food- up the pier, Fanny has many a summer snack at her alfresco beach cafe for you to feast upon.
Launching on May 24th we will be bringing out the bingo to celebrate and with half price cocktails on offer, seaside ice cream, a cheeky bit of rock and plenty of sunshine (probably). Fanny is getting you fully prepped ahead of the bank holiday shenanigans so seas the day and take yourself from Clapton to Clacton with Filthy Fanny as she takes it up the pier!"

When - Daily from Weds 24th May 2017
Normal pub hours

Where - The Crown & Shuttle, 226 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6PJ


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Facktory Cocktails' Pop-up Summer Cocktail Bar near Liverpool Street

Cocktail lovers - Facktory Cocktails, who currently open at Taylor St Baristas in Chancery Lane on Wednesday to Friday, are opening a pop-up cocktail bar at the New St branch of Taylor St Baristas, next to Liverpoot Street, this summer.  Open every Saturday from 5pm, it will feature a new summer menu, including new creations like Tequila, Apple, Saffron and Rose Petals.  Go!

"From Saturday 20th May we'll be opening a new pop-up in Liverpool Street on Saturday night, until the end of the summer
We’ll be based at Taylor ST. Baristas, 1A New St, London EC2M 4TP.
From 5pm until midnight.
We have developed a new menu, which will includes, some Summer Classics, our famous G&T and some new entries like:
Tequila, Apple, Saffron and Rose Petals
Whisky, Liquorice and Crispy Seaweed
Gin, Lemongrass, Celery and Black Pepper
Coconut Flower Sap, Cherry and Orange Bitter
Gin, Rhubarb and Green Tea
Celery Espresso Martini

When - Saturdays, starting 20th May 2017
From 5pm

Where - Taylor St Baristas,  1A New St, London EC2M 4TP

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