Sunday, 15 April 2018

Celebrate The Feast of St George at Borough Market

Borough Market is celebrating St Geoge's Day with a festival on Sunday 22nd April 2018, including food, theatre, a maypole, and lots of other events, befitting the man who was patron saint of butchers, shepherds and farmers.  It'll be open from 12 noon til 4pm, and should be a wonderful occasion for all the family!

"Join us on Sunday 22nd April for a family-friendly day filled with food, music, storytelling and theatre, celebrating the influence Saint George has had around the world.
His cross is on our flag and we have claimed the day of his death as our national day, but it would be a stretch to claim Saint George as our own. In fact, this Turkish-born Roman soldier is patron saint not only of countries ranging from England and Lithuania to Ethiopia and Catalonia but of butchers, shepherds and farmers too!
Join us from 12-4pm on Sunday 22nd April to celebrate Saint George in all his incarnations.
Here you will get the opportunity to sample unique St George’s day products from our regular traders, as well as marvel at the things on offer from some of our special guests too. This includes a performance of George and the Dragon from local theatre group the Lion’s Part, a dance around the maypole as you may never have seen it before from Folk Dance Remixed and the construction of a human tower from the Castellers of London. Not only that, but we'll also be joined by the National Farmer's Union who'll be bringing their interactive Discovery Barn along, where children can explore a series of games including; The Minute Milk Challenge featuring much loved 'Annabelle' the dairy cow, and a interactive Farm Tour Tractor Experience.
As if that wasn’t enough, Borough regular Luke Mackay will be joining us at the Demo Kitchen, along with Dom from trader Northfield Farm, for free cooking demonstrations highlighting meat and butchery. The culmination of ‘The St George Residency’, a month of special Demo Kitchens being held at Borough throughout April, these will run from 12-1.30pm and 2-3.30pm and the first will be BSL signed.
Whether he’s your patron saint or not, the multicultural sounds, smells and tastes of St George’s Day are not to be missed!"

When - Sunday 22nd April 2018
12 noon til 4pm

Where - Borough Market, 8 Southwark St, SE1 1TL


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The Vinery 'Honesty Wine Bar' at The Syrup of Soot in Bloomsbury

Vinery, the Berlin-style 'honesty wine bar' is back for 2018 in a new venue, the Syrup of Soot coffee shop in Bloomsbury, on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st April 2018.  The concept is that you pay for a ticket in advance - £10 - and then pay what you want (but be nice about it) when you leave.  It's a great night - good company, good wines, and lots of fun!

"We're back, better than ever and looking forward to welcoming you to a new space.
For those who haven't been before here's a little bit about Vinery London:
The event was born when three close friends Charlotte, Claudia and Leeston were drinking a bottle of wine on a cosy autumn evening.
We’ve added a new exciting 'Berliner' style take on your classic London wine bar; at Vinery London, you rent a glass and drink some exceptionally tasty wine. Patrons pay what they want at the end, according to what they think the evening was worth and how much they had.
The concept is a big part of the city of Berlin and we feel london needs soemthing similar. You can find us at Syrup of Soot on Museum street a short walk from Tottenham court road and Holborn stations."

When - Friday 20th & Saturday 21st April 2018
8pm - midnight 

Where - Syrup of Soot, 38 Museum St, Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1LP

Tickets - £10 from Eventbrite here

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Linnet's Kitchen's April & May Residency at Unwined in Tooting

Linnet's Kitchen are cooking at Unwined, the wine bar in Tooting Market, serving Thursday to Sundays.  Go down for a selecton of British classics with a slight twist, including Cornonation Fried Chicken, Cornish Crab on Taost, and Slow-Cooked Lamb Shoulder, all paired with Unwined's great wine selections.  See you there!

"Linnets Kitchen return to Unwined for a second Kitchen residency in Tooting Market. Running from 12th April until 3rd June, Linnets Kitchen have created a spring inspired menu to match a selection of wines with the theme of Royalty. Expect the best of the new season's ingredients, British flavours and some interesting twists. The Coronation Fried Chicken is a must try!"

When - Unwined is open as a shop and bar Tuesdays - Sundays
Linnet's Kitchen is cooking - Thursdays - Sundays til 3rd June 2018
Thu – Sat - 12 noon - 10pm
Sunday - 12 noon - 4pm

Where - Unwined in Tooting, Unit 16A Tooting Market, 21-23 Tooting High Street SW17 0SN


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Link 1 - Menu
Link 2 - Reservations
Link 3 - Linnet's Kitchen on Instagram

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The Harrods x NSPCC 'Fashion Re-Told' Pop-up Shop in Belgravia

Harrods has opened its first pop-up shop, a charity designer were pop-up with the NSPCC at 196 Slaone Street, SW1.  It features designer items that have been donated, and is the first time that Harrods has taken over an external space for a pop-up, donated by the property company Cadogan (there have been lots of pop-ups within the store.  It's open daily til 13th May - Go to get a designer bargain, and support the work of the NSPCC in London!

"Fashion Re-told – the first ever standalone fashion pop-up store in aid of Harrods’s long-standing charity partner, the NSPCC – will open its doors from Friday 13th April to Sunday 13th May. As the ultimate pre-loved fashion pop-up, Fashion Re-told will sell donated designer items to raise funds for the NSPCC’s important work in London.
Located at 196 Sloane Street in Chelsea, the concept has been brought to life with Cadogan, who donated the pop-up premises, and supports Harrods commitment to helping the local community. The store will be open from 11am to 7pm from Monday to Saturday and 12pm to 6pm on Sundays."

When - 13th April - 13th May 2018
Mon - Sat - 11am - 7pm
Sun - 12 noon til 6pm

Where - 196 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QX

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Link - Harrod's Website

Bailey's Book Bar at Waterstones in Gower Street, Bloomsbury

Baileys' sponsors of the Women's Prize for Fiction, is opening a pop-up bar at Waterstones Gower Street between 23rd and 27th April, to celebrate the prize and this year's shortlist, which includes Jennifer Egan and Kit de Waal.  The bar will host a series of events, including lunchtime readings and ticketed events in the evenings.  Plus there will be a bar, and mixologists, mixing up Baileys cocktails!

"Following the sell-out success of the 2016 and 2017 Pop-Up’s, the WPFF and Baileys are collaborating for a third year to host the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018 at the Baileys Book Bar; five days of fantastic events celebrating women’s voices, outstanding fiction by women and the pleasure of reading
The programme of events hosted by Kate Mosse - at Waterstones Gower Street in London - will shine a spotlight on the WPFF 2018 shortlist with writers and brilliant, creative women including Lily Cole, Jenny Colgan, Juno Dawson, Louise Doughty, Dorothy Koomson, Catherine Mayer, June Sarpong, Kit de Waal and Viv Groskop 
As well as being a central London destination to relax and celebrate outstanding fiction, the Baileys Book Bar will also double up as an experiential showcase for the Baileys Treat Collective; a team of food and drink experts who will be serving up playful and eccentric Baileys treats for all visitors
For tickets and event details, go here"

When - Monday 23rd - Friday 27th April 2018

Where - Waterstones, 82 Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6EQ

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Friday, 13 April 2018

Pop-ups in London - 13th - 20th April 2018

London's First Jersey Royals Market Stall - at Maltby St, SE1 - Sat & Sun

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The 'Kultured' Pop-up Bar with Kombucha & Fermented Drinks in Soho - Mon-Sat
* The Magic Roundabout's Summer Launch Party at Old St Station - Weds 18th
The Mookrata Thai BBQ Pop-up on Shaftesbury Avenue - Daily
* Opinionated About Dining - A collaborative dinner series in Shoreditch - Mon-Weds
Other Side Fried at The Rumpus Room on the South Bank - Tuesdays
* Percol's Sustainable Coffee Pop-up at Old Street - Weds 18th - Fri 20th
Poon's Pop-up in Clerkenwell - Daily
Strazzanti's Sicilian Sunday Bakery Brunch in Warren Street - Sundays
Tom Sellers' Merry Men Pop-up in SE1 - Weds-Sun

Streetfood Markets

Dinerama - The Streetfood Market in Shoreditch - Weds-Sat
Fat Gay Vegan's Weekly Vegan Streetfood Market in Hackney - Saturdays
Hawker House - The Streetfood Market in Canada Water - Fri & Sat
KERB's Streetfood Market in Camden - Daily 
PITCH Stratford - with Street Food, a Bar & Screenings - Fridays to Sundays
Street Feast’s Giant Robot  in Canary Wharf - Daily 
Street Feast's new Market 'Public' in Woolwich SE18 - Fri & Sat
Victoria Park Market nr Bethnal Green - Sundays 10am - 4pm

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

Mao Chow's Vegan Chinese Residency at Pamela in Dalston - Tues-Sat
Craving Coffee's #TottenhamSocial Streetfood Nights in N15 - Thurs - Sat
* Cue Point's BBQ Residency at The Beer Shop in SE15 - Fri & Sat
Eastern Bloc's 2 Month Residency at Blend in N8 - Weds-Sun
GoneBurger's 6 Month Residency at The Three Compasses in Dalston - Daily
* Linnet's Kitchen's Residency at Unwined in Tooting - Thursdays - Sundays
Malt + Pepper's Residency at at Simon The Tanner in Bermondsey - Daily
The OMNI Collective's Vegan Residency at The Peckham Pelican - Wednesdays
PFG Toast's Residency at The London Fields Brewery's Taproom in E8 - Thurs - Sun
Planet Patty - The Global Burger Residency in Stepney - Tues-Sun
Tiger Bites' Taiwanese Streetfood Residency at Two Spoons in SE23 - Fri & Sat
Sho Foo Doh's Japanese Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Daily
Stranger Naans at The Old Nun's Head in SE15 - Thurs & Fri
Tokunbo's Kitchen's Nigerian Residency at Green Rooms in N22 - Mon-Sat
Tom Matthews’ Middle Eastern Dishes at Unwined in Tooting - Thurs - Sun
Yucat√°n's Mexican Kitchen Residency at The Rose & Crown in NW5 - Tues-Sun
* Zephyr's South Californian Street Food at The Great Exhibition in SE22 - Tues & Weds

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Boxpark Pop-up Retail Mall in Shoreditch
Brands Popping Up at Old Street Station
* Furuki Yo-Kimono Vintage in N1 - 19th - 23rd
* Harrod's Fashion Re-Told Pop-up with the NSPCC in Chelsea - Daily

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Saturday, 7 April 2018

Nicos Popupalot's 2 Night Lobster Love-in Pop-up at the Albert Arms in SE1

Pop-up pioneer Nicos Popupalot is back with one of his famous lobster feasts, taking place on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th at The Albert Arms in SE1.  Tickets are just £35 a head, and that gets you a set dinner including Nic's legendary shared bucket of lobster, mussels, clams, prawns, and more.  Be prepared to get stuck in, and to get messy! 

"We have invited pop-up restauranteur Nicos Popupalot to bring his magical LOBSTER LOVE-IN to the Albert Arms in Southwark
Nicos’"The Lobster Pot" was in Metro’s top 5 pop-ups. Since then he has hosted the delightfully named "Pie Mash ‘n’ Ravey", " Grub Med" & "Reef and Beef".
Specialising in his passion; seafood; Nicos and his teambring the freshest catch from Billingsgate market, straight to your table.
Set Menu £35.P/P
* AA colchester rock oysters & bubbles on arrival.
*Pan fried scallop, spinach puree, cafe de Paris butter & shallot rings.
*Shared bucket of Canadian Lobster, and native mussels, clams, tiger prawns, crayfish, Devon crab claws, razor clams, all gently cooked in a signature bisque or a Tom Yum broth.
*Gin and Tonic sorbet to finish"

When - Thurs 26th & Fri 27th April 2018
6pm – 11pm

Where - The Albert Arms, 1 Gladstone St, London SE1 6EY

Tickets - £35 from Billetto here


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Link - Tickets page