Monday, 13 August 2018

Ile - A Taste of Lagos Pop-up in Bethnal Green

Ile - A Taste of Lagos - is a two day Nigerian Pop-up at The Pillbox Kitchen in Bethnal Green on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th August 2018.  Tickets are £27 + fees, and that gets you a 3 course meal with choices for starter, main and dessert - full options here.  Go and immerse yourself in the Nigerian flavours!

"They say that "Home is where your story begins".  Allow us to take you on a journey and transport your tastebuds back to where it all began for us......Lagos.
Take off your shoes - make yourself comfortable - You`re home."

When - Fri 24th & Sat 25th August 2018
Friday - 6pm & 8pm
Sat - 1pm-5pm (any time), 6pm & 8pm

Where - The Pillbox Kitchen, 115 Coventry Road, Bethnal Green, E2 6GG

Tickets - £27 + fees from Eventbrite here


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Link - Booking Page

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Social Beve-Rages's Alcohol-Free Cocktail Bar in Hackney Wick

Social Beve-Rages is opening a pop-up cocktail bar in Hackney Wick that promises 'No empty calories, no hangovers, and no peer pressure...'  It's opening for a month on Monday 3rd September in the courtyard of the St Mary of Eton church in Eastway, Hackney Wick, and will feature drinks made from natural ingredients with no added sugar, or chemicals.  Go and visit!

"Tucked away from the bustling Hackney Wick's going out scene, this tranquil courtyard next to St. Mary of Eton will transform into a popup bar/cafe serving nature inspired mind-blowing drinks that answer to our 'prayers' 
Warning - we are free from empty calories, hangover and peer pressure. In other words, we do not add refined sugar, alcohol and chemicals to our drinks or food...So, just come, and enjoy."

When - 3rd September - 2nd October 2018
1pm til 9pm

Where - Courtyard, St Mary of Eton. 95 Eastway, ​E9 5JA


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Link - Social Beve-Rages

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Oded Oren's 3 Month Residency at Borough Wines in Kensal Rise

Oded Oren is taking over the kitchen at Borough Wines in Kensal Rise from 22nd August, cooking a mediterranean menu on Wednesdays to Sundays until late October.  Oded has been popping up around London for several years, and his food is fantastic.  The ox cheek is a particular favourite, and there will also be lots on the menu for vegetarians and vegans.

"Originally from Tel Aviv, Oded came to London in 2011 and has hosted several popular residencies and pop-ups in the capital, including one at Borough Wines & Beers Essex Road in October 2017.
After enjoying his Ox cheek and hummus dish at a recent residency, The Observer's Jay Rayner named it one of his favourites of 2017, writing: "A dark, deeply glazed thing of beauty... We practically lick the plate clean!"
That dish will be available, along with other seasonal, flavour-packed small plates inspired by the multicultural influences of his hometown. Dishes £3.50 - £17 each."

When - 22nd August - 28th October 2018
Weds-Fri - 6.30pm - 10pm
Sat - 12pm - 10pm
Sun - 12pm - 4pm

Where - Borough Wines & Beers, 30 Station Terrace, London NW10 5RP

Booking - Walk-ins, or book in advance by emailing

Note - It's cash only - except for the bar - but there are cashpoints nearby.


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Link - Borough Wines

Sho Foo Doh's Late Summer Japanese Residency at Louie Louie in SE17

Japanese okonomiyaki master Sho Foo Doh has returned to Louie Louie, the restaurant and cocktail bar in Walworth Road, SE17, following a successful run that ended in June.  Go for his very authentic Hiroshima okonomiyaki, plus what he calls (un) classic starters, including tempura, tacos and lots more.  Serving Tuesdays to Saturday evenings, until 29th September.

When - Tues-Sat 6pm-10pm, until 29th September 2018

Where - Louie Louie, 347 Walworth Rd, London SE17 2AL


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Right to Roam's Sunday Brunch at the Albertine Wine Bar in Shepherd's Bush

Right To Roam, a supper club run by chef Edward Barnard, is popping up for brunch on Sunday 19th August at the Albertine Wine Bar in Wood Lane, Shepherd's Bush.  There are two sittings, at 10.30am & 1pm, and the menu is an 'East meets West' fusion, including a very intriguing Bubble and Squeak/Okonimiyaki Style!  Tickets are just £30 + fees - well worth getting up for!

"On Sunday 19th August, West London supper club Right to Roam is doing a brunch pop up collaboration with the much loved Albertine Wine Bar. In a nod to the fact that Albertine gave its name to Albert Square (I know right?), Right to Roam will transform Albertine into 'Albert's Cafe', an old school East End cafe, with a difference. A four course brunch menu playing with the theme of a Full English with a Japanese twist. Obviously. We can't wait for you to come and see what we've got in store..
Sample Menu:
Egg and Soldiers/Smoked Miso Butter/ Tamari Salt
Fermented Tomatoes /Whipped Ricottta /Pickled Ginger /Shiso
Bubble and Squeak/Okonimiyaki Style
Sausage, Mushrooms, Beansprouts/Sesame Dressing
A Black Pudding/Yuzu sorbet "

When - Sunday 19th August 2018
Sittings at 10.30am & 1pm

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

Tickets - £30 + fees from Eventbrite here


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Capish's Cider Pairing Dinner at Mason & Company in Hackney Wick

The resurgence of interest in cider continues with a six course cider-pairing dinner, being held at the Mason & Company bar in Hackney Wick on Wednesday 15th August.  Organised as a collaboration between Capish?, which is now based at Mason & Co, and  The Fine Cider Company and Oliver’s Cider & Perry, it is a series of six 'small plate' courses, with six cider or perry pairings.  Tickets are just £35 + fees - should be an amazing night!

"We’re delighted to announce that our Capish? Kitchen has paired up with The Fine Cider Company and Oliver’s Cider & Perry to bring you a very special cider and food pairing experience on Wednesday, August 15th from 7pm.
Oliver’s is a ciderhouse based on a farm in Ocle Pychard, Herefordshire, that produces small batch ciders and perries. All ciders are fermented by wild yeasts and made from hand-picked and unsprayed fruit. The result is something that will delight cider drinkers, wine drinkers and beer drinkers alike!
Our Capish? kitchen is working closely with Tom Oliver to deliver a tantalising menu of 6 small plates expertly paired with 6 ciders.
Tom Oliver himself will be joining us on the night, guiding us through the world of cider and each pairing.
Join us for a perfect summer evening with delicious food and cider against the peaceful backdrop of the canal.
Places are limited and tickets are available now for £35, which includes 6 pairings.
Crayfish Cocktail with buttered toast
Pairing: BC Perry
Red Chicory with gorgonzola, walnuts and honey
Pairing: Gold Rush #6
Pork Belly Arrosticini with Lemon Mayo (Italian style kebab sticks)
Pairing: Yarlington Mill
Pizza Fritta topped with stracciatella cheese and fresh oregano and olive oil (creamy, fatty, grassy)
Pairing: BC medium cider
Buttermilk fried chicken (fennel brined, small nugget sized)
Pairing: Triple Vintage
Olive Oil Cake, Blackberries, Sweet Mascarpone
Pairing: Hopped Perry"

When - Wednesday 15th August 2018

Where - Mason & Company, 25 East Bay Lane, E20 3BS

Tickets - £35 + fees from Eventbrite here


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Link - Tickets page

Friday, 10 August 2018

Pop-ups in London - 10th - 17th August 2018

The 'Joint Venture' Pop-up Craft Beer Bar in New Oxford Street - Fri 10th - Sun 19th

This week's new listings in red

The Jam Shed Supper Club at The Royal Festival Hall in Waterloo - Tues-Sat
The 'Joint Venture' Pop-up Craft Beer Bar in New Oxford Street - Fri 10th - Sun 19th
* Kopparberg's KopparMountain Pop-up in Mudchute E14 - Thurs 16th - Sat 18th
The Magnum Pleasure Store 2018 off the King's Road in Chelsea - Daily
Night Tales 2018 in Hackney with Japanese Izakaya Bar 'Fat Baby' - Thurs-Sat
* Rani Pathari's Jai Hind Supperclub in Brixton - Weds 15th
* The Sail Cargo Supper Club at the Skip Garden in King's Cross - Thurs 16th
* Share a Taste of Home 7 course SA paired dinner in Fulham - Thurs 16th & Fri 17th
* Summer Cider & Food Pairing Evening with Capish? and Oliver's Cider - Weds 15th
TĀ TĀ Eatery's 3 Month Residency at Borough Wines in Kensal Rise - Weds-Sun
* Teapigs' Pop-up Shop in Spitalfields - Opens Tues 14th

Open Air Events & Streetfood Markets

Pub & Bar Residencies - Often Open 6 or 7 Days a Week
Jerk Off BBQ's Tuesday Nights at Brickfields Bar in SE4 - Tues
Malt + Pepper's Kitchen Takeover at The King & Co in Clapham - Daily



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