Monday, 22 April 2019

Aloh's Japanese-Inspired Supper Club in Balham

Aloh - a supper club created by Alex Lewis and Ollie Holman - is holding a 5 course Japanese-inspired supper club at Eleven in Balham on Saturday 4th May 2019.  Tickets are just £35 for the 5 courses, and you can also order specially created cocktails from the bar on the night.  Go!

"We are super excited to be hosting a Japanese inspired supper club at the awesome Eleven in Balham on Saturday 4th May.
Come on down and experience flavours from the far east with our 5 course set menu. And why not pair your food with a special cocktail the amazing bar staff at Eleven have created to match the menu.
We hope to see you there for a good night of Japanese food.
Domo arigato."

When - Saturday 4th May 2019

Where - Eleven, 5 Fernlea Rd, Balham, SW12 9RT

Tickets - £35 from Eventbrite here


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Link 1 - Aloh Food on Instagram
Link 2 - Ticket page

Banquet of Hoshena Immersive Pop-up Dinner in Westfield White City

Banquet of Hoshena is an ambitions dining experience featuring storytelling, 3D visuals, and five courses of delicious food from chef Philip Juma, taking place at a space in Westfield in White City from 5th May - 7th August 2019.  Tickets are from £85 to £110 for the two hour experience, depending on drinks pairing options, and it will be on daily at 6pm, 8.30pm, and an additional matinee of 2pm every weekend.

"Banquet of Hoshena is a one-of-a-kind dining experience takes guests on a journey through a mystical land known as Hoshena. As the dinner starts and the lights dim, the Queen of Hoshena tells guests of a once-green and luscious kingdom that has banished bad emotions, such as anger, sadness and fear and as a result, removed love, happiness and courage leaving the land bare, dark and empty.
Using cutting edge 3D visual technology, image mapping, experiential props and effective storytelling through flavours, ingredients, sights, sounds and tastes, Dinner Time Story’s latest dining experience takes guests on an immersive journey to restore the Kingdom of Hoshena to its former glory.
During the 2 hour show, guests will dine on five courses accompanied by wine and cocktail pairings and the food offering will perfectly correspond with the storyline, with each dish representing an emotion. Accompanying the menu are clever props, sounds, illusions and scents, allowing guests to whisper their fears into a pouch and create confusion with dry ice."

When - Sunday 5th May - Saturday 7th August 2019
Mon-Fri - 6pm-8pm, 8.30pm-10.30pm
Sat-Sun - 2pm-4pm, 6pm-8pm, 8.30pm-10.30pm

Where - The Atrium, Ground Floor, Westfield Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, W12 7GF

Tickets -  £85-£110 from Design My Night here (based on how many paired drinks)


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Link 1 - The Banquet of Hoshena
Link 2 - Booking page

BBQ Dreamz's Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen on the John Lewis Rooftop on Oxford Street

Filipino street food stars BBQ Dreamz (as seen on the BBC's My Million Pound Menu), are the chefs for this summer's John Lewis Roof Garden pop-up, open above the Oxford Street store every day til 29th September 2019.  It's great news for them - giving their fantastic food much more exposure - and great news for us as diners.  Lots of great things on the menu, inc their Lechon Pork Belly, and an Aubergine Satay Curry.  See you there!
It's part of what they are calling Roof Fest London, which also features DJs, live music (diary here) plus comedians, fitness and lots more.  As before, it's possible to book a table to eat and also to book special huts and 'hideaways' - links below.

When - 19th April - 29th Septbember 2019 - Daily
Monday - Saturday: 12 - 10pm (Last entry 9pm)
Sunday: 12 - 9pm (Last entry 8pm)

Where - John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street, W1A 1EX
Enter via the 5th Floor

Booking -
Book a table on ResDiary here
Book a hideaway by emailing


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Link 1 - John Lewis & Partners' Roof Garden
Link 2 - /BBQ Dreamz on Instagram

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Saturday, 20 April 2019

Palm Greens' Salads & More at NT's Bar in Hackney

Palm Greens has started a new plant-based residency at the NT's Bar in Netil House, serving delicious salads and more daily until 4pm.  I went in to see them yesterday, and can confirm that the salads taste every bit as delicious as they look - I had the Mexican-inspired Tostada salad, with quinoa, black beans, and lots more.  They also have a lovely roof terrace - perfect for summer lunches and brunches!

"Kali has worked as a freelance chef for more than ten years, travelling the world for work and pleasure. She’s always been a lover of food and conscious of the treatment of animals and well being of the earth. Fascinated by the way food works with your body Kali trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York, a school specialising in vegetarian health supportive cooking, this is where her style of cooking began to develop. Building relationships with local growers such as Growing Communities has encouraged Kali’s enthusiasm and belief in the need to be more in touch with where our food comes from and the impact the food system has on our environment and local community.
After working in the music industry for the last 20 years Memby has a passion for making people happy and bringing them together through food and music. Working as a host at his favourite restaurant for years, his love for food and hospitality grew and it encouraged his desire and drive to work for something he believes in."

When - Daily
Mon-Fri - 9am-4pm
Sat & Sun - 10am-4pm

Where - NT's Bar, 1 Westgate St, London E8 3RL
(It's not the easiest place to find - it's down an alleyway at the side of Netil House, furthest away from Mare Street.  Walk past the brewery tap room, and there is a black door at the end of the alley.  NT's is up a flight of stairs from here)

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Link 1 - Palm Greens
Link 2 - Palm Greens on Instagram

Cucina Rustica's Sicilian Residency at The Candlemaker in Battersea

Cucina Rustica has started a new residency at The Candlemaker pub in Battersea, serving Sicilian & Italian food daily.  Cucina Rustica has been popping up around London for the past few years, the authentic arancini, bruschetta, meatballs and more.  They are serving brunch on Saturdays, and an 'Italian Sunday Roast' on Sundays.  Can't wait to try the new dishes!

When - Daily - including Saturday brunch & Sunday roasts

Where - The Candlemaker, 136 Battersea High St, Battersea, London SW11 3JR

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Link 1 - Cucina Rustica on Instagram
Link 2 - Menus

Friday, 19 April 2019

Pop-ups in London - 19th - 26th April 2019

Zoe's Ghana Kitchen's 2 Month Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Mon-Sat

This week's new listings in red

Pub & Bar Residencies - Often Open 6 or 7 Days a Week



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Monday, 15 April 2019

Anemoia's Dinners at Iron Bloom in Shoreditch

Anemoia is a group of seven friends who have started to hold regular pop-ups.  The first was in Battersea in 2018, and their next is three nights of dining at Iron Bloom in Shoreditch, from Wednesday 24th to Friday 26th April 2019.  Tickets are £75 per head, for a stunning eight course menu, including dishes based around morels, sea trout, and hogget.  Go!

"A  group of friends that came together to share their common passion, all of different expertise, all with the same need to showcase their love and ability. Anemoia stands for that nostalgia one has for something they haven't known or experienced yet: you don't know what's missing but something is.
That's why we get together, in hope to deliver an experience one will remember; simply good food, drinks and passion.
We're young and excited, hoping to touch people with what we're able to create."

When - Weds 24th - Fri 26th April 2019

Where - Iron Bloom, 46 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3EP

Tickets - £75 from Ticket Tailor here


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Link 1 - Anemoia
Link 2 - Ticket page
Link 3 - Anemoia on Instagram