Tuesday, 15 January 2019

W12 Studios in White City - With a Rotating Line-up of Street Food Traders

A food hall and bar has just opened in White City Place, W12, with regularly changing street food chefs serving up their best dishes.  Open Mondays to Fridays (with Saturdays coming) from 12 noon, W12 Studios features traders curated by Feast It, each in situ for a couple of months or so.  First up are two absolute crackers - Cue Point, serving gorgeous smoked and BBQ-ed meats and more, and The Piadina Project, fried chicken and flatbread stars best known for their slots at Victoria Park Market.  See you there!

"Open Monday to Saturday and with a capacity of 450, W12 Studios is a space to give emerging creatives an opportunity to be seen – from our kitchen, to our drinks, to our music programme.
Our two revolving kitchens are constantly changing, rotating on a monthly basis. We have partnered with feast-it.com who ensure a constant supply of the best chefs, restaurants, street-food operators and emerging culinary talent that London has to offer.
Cue Point
First on the line-up for the month of February is Cue Point, a multi-sensory barbecue experience founded by previous Head Chef of Smoke Stak, Joshua Moroney.
Cue Point was established on a passion to create more than just amazing BBQ. They wanted to truly create, innovate and inspire the full range of their audience’s senses. They’ve taken British Barbecue to new heights, fusing it with an array of inspirations and experiences.
Expect 16hr oak smoked beef brisket served in a brioche bun, seared BBQ glazed belly rib and oak smoked pulled chicken. All served to eat in or take-away.
The Piadina Project
The Piadina Project offers handmade street food straight from Romagnola via Lincolnshire.
‘Piadina’ is a thin Italian flatbread, typically prepared in the Romagnola region. It was here that the owner, Jack Padoan, sampled his very first magical Italian flatbread that his grandfather, Gianni, had always spoken to him about at length. Sure enough, the flavours blew him away and he just knew that he needed to bring it back to the UK.
The result? What’s hailed as ‘London’s best fried chicken flatbreads’. Fillings include buttermilk fried chicken, crispy hash browns, pancetta, Italian soft cheeses and pesto mayo to name a few."

When - Monday - Friday
Monday - Wednesday - 12 noon - 10pm
Thursday - 12 noon - 12 midnight
Friday - 12 noon - 2am
(+ Saturdays, soon)

Where - W12 Studios, White City Place, 195 Wood Lane, W12 7TU
(Taxi drop off: Dorando Close, W12 7FN)


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Link 1 - W12 Studios
Link 2 - Cue Point on Instagram
Link 3 - The Piadina Project on Instagram

The Omni Collective's Vegan Residency at Louie Louie in Walworth Road, SE17

Omni have taken over the kitchen at Louie Louie, the bar and restaurant at 347 Walworth Road, serving Wednesdays to Saturdays until 8th March 2019.  Omni aim to feed everyone with their hearty and substantial vegan food.

"Omni is a somewhat confusing name. For many it means omnivore, those who eat meat and vegetables, those who eat everything. We decided to call ourselves Omni because instead of eating everything, we feed everyone. Our aim is to bring people together, to sit around the table as we did, sharing laughter and tears. Sharing a meal. We believe that whether or not you are vegan, whether you are muslim, kosher, halal or whether you are omnivorous, for one meal we encourage everyone to sit down and share.
We are open at Louie Louie, Walworth every Monday – Saturday from 6pm – 10pm.
From 3rd January – 8th March 2019 we are serving up a menu of small plates and large plates, designed to be shared."

When - Weds-Sat 6pm-10pm, until 8th March 2019

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

Bookings - on the Louie Louie site here


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Link 1 - The Omni Collective on Instagram
Link 2 - Louie Louie on Twitter

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Donnelly's Restaurant's Residency at The bermondsey Bar & Kitchen

Donnelly's Kitchen has announced a new residency at The Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen in Bermondsey Street, SE1, following on from successful pop-ups at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho and Louie Louie near Elephant & Castle.  Donnelly's led by James Donnelly, serve classic British dishes often as small plates and for sharing, using the best produce from suppliers like Todenham Manor Farm, The Blackwood Cheese Co, and Hackney Gelato.  It' will be open daily from 10am, until 10pm on weekdays and Saturdays, and til 5pm on Sundays.

"We are so very excited to announce our 3rd residency is coming to London Bridge!! We are teaming up with Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen to bring you plenty more of the same delicious food but in a new cool as funk London Bridge"

When - From 16th January 2019
Mon-Sat  - 10am – 10pm
(The kitchen will be closed between 4pm-5pm)
Sun - 10am- 5pm

Where - Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen, 40 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3UD

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Link 1 - Donnelly's Restaurant
Link 2 - Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen

Friday, 11 January 2019

Pop-ups in London - 11th - 18th January 2019

Gizzi Erskine's 'Filth' 3 Month Vegan Burger Pop-up in Shoreditch - Daily

This week's new listings in red

Open Air Events & Streetfood Markets
Pub & Bar Residencies - Often Open 6 or 7 Days a Week



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* Luella Rockerfeller's Pop-up Shop in Hoxton - Daily

* Tits London's Pop-up Shop in SE1 - Daily


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Sunday, 6 January 2019

Linda's Journey's Goan Residency at Great Guns Social near Borough

Linda's Journey is popping up for the whole of January at Great Guns Social, in Southwark Bridge Road, SE1, serving fine Goan food.  It's serving Tuesdays to Fridays for lunch and dinner, and dinner on Saturdays (closed on Sundays and Mondays).  I've followed Linda's Journey (so to speak) around different pop-ups in London over the past couple of years - looking forward to trying some dishes soon!

"LINDA'S JOURNEY bring Goan food via Dubai and Bermuda to Great Guns Social - a true selection of world dishes that'll whisk you away to sunny beaches with every mouthful.
Linda takes over the kitchen from FRIDAY this week, so get in there early and book a spot to find out why critics have been raving about this incredible pop-up experience!"

When - January 2019
Tues-Fri: Lunch and Dinner: 12-3pm / 6-9.30pm
Saturday: Dinner from 6pm - 9.30pm

Where - Great Guns Social, 96 Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 0EF

Bookings - via Great Guns Social here


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Link - Linda's Journey on Instagram

Gizzi Erskine's 'Filth' 3 Month Vegan Burger Pop-up in Shoreditch

Filth is a 3 month vegan burger pop-up from Gizzi Erskine, now open at 13 Bethnal Green Road (opposite Boxpark), within the Dirty Burger site.  It's open daily until the end or March (or so), and features a choice of two burgers (the Pure Filth, and the Seoul), plus a choice of sites and drinks, again all vegan.

I went today, and really liked it.  The Pure Filth Burger has a layer of vegan 'American Beer Cheese' which makes the experience a bit like eating a Big Mac, or a Whopper.  A good burger for meat eaters, who want to try something vegan!

"Gizzi Erskine and Rosemary Ferguson are bringing their plant-based fast food to Shoreditch as Filth opens on the old Dirty Burger site on Bethnal Green Road for a three month residency. The pair have been developing the concept for 18 months, working towards making nutritionally rich and environmentally friendly food that still tastes indulgent, including a pop-up at the Tate Modern. Now it’s launching in Shoreditch with the Filth Burger, which is completely plant-based but tastes like a classic cheeseburger.
It’s a black bean, black quinoa, soy mince and umami paste patty with beer cheese sauce, crispy onions, cucumber pickles, lettuce, confit garlic aioli and beetroot ketchup in a beetroot and black sesame bun. The menu also features the Seoul Burger, which is the same patty topped with kimchi, pear bulgogi sauce, gochujang aioli, crispy onions, pickles and lettuce in a carrot and turmeric bun, with sweet potato fries with seaweed miso dust and kale, broccoli and almond salad on the side. They’re even serving up thick vegan shakes made with Booja Booja ice cream."

When - Daily until the end of March 2019
From noon

Where - Filth, 13 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

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Link 1 - Filth Foods on Instagram
Link 2 - London On The Inside 

Sarap Filipino BBQ & Lechon's 3 Month Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho

Sarap is bringing Filipino food to The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho for the first three months of 2019, with a Tuesday - Saturday pop-up.  Serving lunchtmes and evenings on Tuesday to Friday, and from 2pm - 9pm on Saturday, expect some amazing dishes, including lechon - BBQ pork belly - and smal plates to share.  Such a treat for people who work in Soho!

"Sarap Filipino Barbeque and Lechon, which has been trading at Coffee Is My Cup Of Tea in Dalston this winter, will take on a new central London residency in the new year. The current pop-up will end on 22 December 2018.
Ferdinand — ‘Budgie’ — Montoya, the chef-founder of Sarap will arrive at The Sun and 13 Cantons on Beak Street in Soho from January, where he and the Sarap team will be in situ for three months. It is a venue that has served other pop-up ventures well, with Darjeeling Express and soon-to-be Chef’s Table star, Asma Khan, the most well-known past resident at the pub.
Montoya told Eater that Sarap will maintain the current format of small and large sharing plates, and add some extra dessert options. “We now have the luxury of all day access to a kitchen which will allow us to be more creative and adventurous with our food offerings,” he said. “Our lunch menu will revolve around rice plates incorporating some of our regular dishes such as the best-selling lechon liempo and in-house pickles.”
The lechon — Filipino slow-roasted pork belly — with thin, brittle crackling is the dish Montoya wants to push more than any other. The slow cooking at a low temperature ensures that the pig skin does not puff up in the way it does (more often than not) in the British roasted version. It is served with a mound of pickled carrot and daikon, coconut vinegar seasoned with bird’s eye chilli; and a version of the Filipino “all purpose” barbecue sauce — a pork liver, all spice berry, vinegar, and sugar condiment, which serves as the perfect foil to the pork itself.
Elsewhere on the menu, there’s Filipino fried chicken, grilled pork skewers, and kinilaw — citrus-marinated market fish, with alliums and chilli, similar to ceviche."

When - Tuesday 15th January 2019 for 3 months
Tues - Sat
Tues - Fri - 12 noon - 3pm, then 5pm - 10pm
Sat - 2pm - 9pm

Where - The Sun & 13 Cantons, 21 Great Pulteney St, W1F 9NG

Reservations - via the pub’s website: http://www.sunand13cantons.co.uk/food


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Link 1 - Sarap on Instagram
Link 2 - The Sun & 13 Cantons
Link 3 - Article on Eater London