Friday, 12 July 2019

Pop-ups in London - 12th - 19th July 2019

Jeow Jeow's Southeast Asian Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho - Tues-Sat

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New & This Weekend Only - Fri 12th - Sun 14th

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



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Sunday, 7 July 2019

Vinery London's Honesty Wine Bar at Benk+Bo in E1

Vinery London, the honesty wine bar inspired by the Weinerei 'pay what you think it is worth' wine bars in Berlin, is back for three more Friday nights in the second half of 2019, on 19th July, 13th September, and 6th December, all at Benk+Bo in E1, near to Liverpool Street station.  Tickets to get in are just £5.50 + £1.02 fees, and then pay a donation as you leave.  I've been to one and it's great fun.  Don't take the piss when they ask you to pay; you're spoiling it for everyone.

"We are back for another year of Vinery London, the only honesty wine bar in London! We will be hosting 3 of our events at a truly fantastic space which won us over as soon as we stepped in.
Please join us at one or all of our Vinery events at Benk + Bo which is centrally located between Aldgate underground and Liverpool St Station. It’s a space set over two floors with Scandinavian design features and lush foliage. A great and relaxed atmosphere to meet with old friends or make new ones.
At Vinery London the cost of this ticket gets you entry and a wine glass which you can top up as much as you like throughout the evening. We operate an honesty bar which means that before you leave, we ask that guests pay a donation according to the amount that was drunk and how much you thought the evening was worth. We accept cash and card donations on the door.
Get the following dates in your diaries and make sure you're in with a chance to get an early bird ticket too!"

When - 3 dates in the second half of 2019 -
Friday 19th July
Friday 13th September
Friday 6th December
7.30pm - 11.30pm

Where - Benk + Bo, 4-6 Gravel Ln, London E1 7AW

Tickets - £5.50 + fees from Eventbrite here


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Link - Tickets page

Jeow Jeow's Southeast Asian Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho

Jeow Jeow, is a 'Mostly Mekong' pop-up at the Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho created by chef Tania Steytler & husband, the food writer Bill Knott.  Inspired by their love of travelling around Southeast Asia, particularly Laos & Thailand, the food is a mix of dishes from different countries, with some of their own creations and improvisatons blended in.  I was incredibly impressed when I visited them recently; The Sun & 13 have definitely hit on a winner to rank with previous pop-ups Darjeeling Express and Sambal Shiok! It's serving from Tuesdays to Saturdays until mid September; don't miss this one.

"Chef Tania Steytler's love of Laotian and Thai food is the driving force behind her new venture, Jeow Jeow, bringing an aromatic blast of Southeast Asian herbs and spices to Soho. Opened on 17th April, Jeow Jeow will run until mid-September in The Sun & 13 Cantons, the famous old Fuller's pub on the corner of Beak Street and Great Pulteney Street.
The 36-cover dining room features a menu loosely based on her travels in Southeast Asia with her husband, food writer Bill Knott, especially along the banks of the mighty Mekong river, which runs from China through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
As well as mounds of sticky rice and jeow dipping sauces - the Lao speciality that gives the restaurant its name - diners can expect several kinds of laap (a dry, herby and spicy salad); fried chicken with charred chilli jam; home-made hot and sour sausage; some seriously spicy devilled lamb faggots with tamarind; and a Burmese-style ox cheek curry with home-fermented mustard greens.
Vegan-friendly dishes include a laap made with cauliflower, cashew nuts and watercress with parsnip crisps, and griddled aubergine with jeow mak len, made with roasted tomatoes, chilli, spring onion and mint; puddings include pineapple fritters with palm sugar caramel and pandan ice cream.
Cornish-born Tania was previously head chef at the critically-acclaimed Snaps & Rye on Golborne Road, and is now relishing the chance to cook the food she loves. 'Mostly Mekong' is how I'd describe it," she says. "It's a style of cooking in which wonderfully fragrant herbs and fresh spices take centre stage: food from the river and the jungle. I've loved all the travelling and the research that has gone into the Jeow Jeow menu: now it's time to put it all on the plate."

When - Until Mid September 2019
Tues - Sat
Open Tuesday to Friday, 12 to 3 pm and 5 to 10 pm;
Saturday 12.30 pm to 10 pm

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

Reservations - via


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Link 1 - Jeow Jeow on Instagram
Link 2 - The Sun & 13 Cantons

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Cucina Rustica's July 2019 Residency at The King & Co in Clapham

Cucina Rustica, which serves fine Italian and Sicilian dishes, is taking over the kitchen at The King & Co for July 2019, serving Mondays to Saturdays.  The menu includes a mix of regional dishes, plus Giorgio's take on some pub classics, like an Nduja Sausage Roll (see pic).

When - Monday 1st July - Saturday 3rd August 2019
Kitchen hours -
Monday - Friday: 17.00–22.00
Saturday: 12.00–22.00
Sunday: 12.00–20.00 - Sunday Roast - not Cucina Rustica

Where - The King & Co, 100 Clapham Park Road, SW4 7BZ

Bookings - Not always necessary, but to book a table or reserve an area, please email


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Link 1 - Cucina Rustica on Twitter
Link 2 - The King & Co

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Sunday, 30 June 2019

The Espresso Martini Society's Pop-up Summer Tipples Bar in Soho

The Espresso Martini Society is back after two previous sell-out pop-ups with a summer bar in Soho serving Espresso Martinis, but also boozy coffee shakes and all sorts of other treats.  It's at 48 Poland Street (near to Phonica Records), and will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 19th July to 10th August 2019.  You need to book a 90 minute slot for £10 (link here) which gets you in and gets you a ticket includes a classic shaken or classic frozen espresso martini (& then you can then buy more).  Hurry - this one will sell out!

"The world’s largest espresso martini menu is back for a third run with twenty summer-inspired creations.
After two sold-out series, The Espresso Martini Society is back in Soho to indulge fans with its summer inspired menu, from a brand new selection of frozen espresso martinis, boozy coffee shakes and many more for those warm days and nights. Try their take on a strawberry cheesecake hard shake, sip a delicious negroni espresso martini or cool down with a salted caramel frappe.
The £10 ticket secures your reservation at your chosen 90-minute slot and includes a classic shaken or classic frozen espresso martini to kick off your caffeine-laced journey. As always, cocktails can be ordered decaf if desired."

When - Friday & Saturdays from 19th July - 10th August
90 minute slots from 4pm

Where - 48 Poland Street, Soho, London W1F 7ND

Tickets - £10 from Time Out here


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Link - The Espresso Martini Society

The Master Shipwright's Midsummer Feast with Klose & Soan in Deptford

For one night only Klose & Soan are cooking at The Master Shipwright's House in Deptford.  The house was built in 1708 as the residence of the Master Shipwright to the Royal Naval Dockyard, Deptford, and the dinner will take place in grand dining room.  it will be a three course banquet, cooked by Matt & Sam - menu here (Matt & Sam are also cooking at Unwined in Waterloo in July & August).  Tickets are just £65 - go for a very special evening of food and London history!

"This July, Klose & Soan, host a decadent evening of feast and folly in the surrounds of one of Londons most significant (and normally inaccessible), examples of maritime architecture, - the grade II listed Master Shipwright’s House.
This exclusive dining experience will commence with an aperitif and canapes, where guests will be welcomed to relax in the Thames framed, Master Shipwright's romantic garden, accompanied by live jazz, courtesy of The Jazz Agency.
Once dinner is ready, guests will then be invited to take their seats in The Master Shipwrights rustic, but none the less, grand, dining room, where following a short speech on the building's history, a lavish three-course banquet will be served, paired with a carefully selected list of natural and biodynamic wine for guests to choose from.
Finally, once dinner is complete guests will again be invited, if they wish, to finish their evening in the garden under the stars."

When - Friday 12th July 2019

Where - The Master Shipwright's House, Watergate Street, Deptford, SE8 3JF

Ticket - £65 from Eventbrite here


Link - Tickets page

Adalberto Battaglia's Kitchen at The Kilburn Arms in NW6

Adalberto Battaglia, the Italian chef who has been running Quinto Quarto pop-ups around London for several years, is now cooking at The Kilburn Arms on Willesden Lane, NW6.  It's a large pub, with tables inside and out, and a big kitchen where Adha does his magic.

The menu is essentilly a pub menu, but Adha is also introducing some of his Italian & Roman classics, including a knockout lobster ravioli (see pic above).

He is also taking bookings for private dinners within the pub - contact him via his site.

Adha is cooking there on an ongoing basis, but will be taking a break in August.

When - Daily, until at least the end of July

Where - The Kilburn Arms, 99-101 Willesden Ln, Kilburn, London NW6 7SD

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Link - Adha on Twitter