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Rejiv's Kitchen

Welcome to the newsletter.  The aim is to give you notice of the best of the pop-up & short term things that are happening in London, with a focus on food.


This week we have -

Thursday - Thursday - Rajiv’s Nepalese Kitchen, The British Street Food Awards, & Catford Mews
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - Bird’s Eye’s Pop-up Restaurant for 4-7 year olds - Sat 21st
Shop of the Week - Still the Magnum ‘Design Your Own’ Pop-up - Ends 22nd




Follow LondonPopUps on Instagram - pics from pop-ups, plus upcoming events


What’s on this week

Brand New - 
Rajiv's Kitchen's Nepalese Residency at Blend in Harringay N8 - Tues-Sat
Secret Samosa Club's September Residency at The Shrub & Shutter in Brixton - Tues-Sat
MYPIE's September Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Mon-Sat
Matt Scott at LyanCub in Hoxton - until 21st Sept
A Calabrian Celebration w Francesco Mazzei at Fiume at Battersea Power Station - Thurs 12th
The British Street Food Awards Final in Hawker House, Canada Water - Fri 13th & Sat 14th
Eleven98's Supper Club in Hackney - Fri 13th & 27th
South East Makers' Club's LDF Events in Deptford - Fri 13th - Sun 15th
Jerk Off BBQ's new *permanent* Restaurant at Catford - Open Daily
Dark Magik - An Escape Room in the Dark in Canning Town - Daily
Design Junction in King's Cross - Thurs 19th - Sun 22nd

Last Chance - 
Chef Rob Roy Cameron's 2 Week Residency at Crispin in Spitalfields - Ends Sat 14th

Thursday 12th September

(Lots of things are open all week or weekend - see what’s closest to you on the map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l )

Rajiv's Kitchen's Nepalese Residency at Blend in Harringay N8 - Tues-Sat evenings
Rajiv's Kitchen has started a new residency at Blend cafe and bar in Green Lanes, Harringay, N8, serving his Nepalese food five evenings a week, Tuesday to Saturday.  Go for Rajiv's excellent momos, plus curries and lots more.  I first met Rajiv earlier this year when he was popping up in Tooting, and it's been a pleasure watch his career flourish since then.  Go!

Secret Samosa Club's September Residency at The Shrub & Shutter in Brixton - Tues-Sat evenings
"The doctor's orders are to get your fine self over to @theshrubandshutter for some unbelievable cocktails paired with our super tasty menu!"

MYPIE's September Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Mon-Sat
"@mypie_ldn brings you some delicious pies for our september menu, Have you ever had an award winning pie? Now is your chance!"

Matt Scott at LyanCub in Hoxton - until 21st Sept
"This special menu will showcase Matt's nose-to-tail philosophy, sustainable meat eating and supporting small, local + ethical producers and will include meat dishes sourced from ethically farmed, free range & grass fed animals, using products classically seen as ‘waste’ and will include several items that Dr. Johnny Drain has been developing in the Cub Cave, our fermentation lab.
Matt helped build the nose to tail philosophy at Hill & Szrok and his ethos also stands for rejecting the commercial farming industry. Instead he focuses on opting for more ecologically friendly suppliers whose animals contribute carbon back into the soil, where it belongs, by letting them graze and grow to maturity before being sold."

A Calabrian Celebration with Francesco Mazzei at Fiume at Battersea Power Station - Thurs 12th
"Hailed as one of London's best chefs and famed for making it rain truffle at Taste this June, Francesco Mazzei invites you into his kitchen for a passionately prepared feast celebrating his home region of Calabria!
On 12th September, spend the evening getting floury with Francesco as we take over Fiume for a pasta-making workshop and 4-course Calabrian feast heaped with 'nduja, the region's most famous export – beyond the man himself."

Chef Rob Roy Cameron's 2 Week Residency at Crispin in Spitalfields - Ends Sat 14th
Chef Rob Roy Cameron, ex-of El Bulli and Noma, will be cooking at Crispin in E1 for ten days in early September 2019.  Running for two weeks of Tuesday to Saturday evenings, from 3rd to 14th September, there will be a small menu with dishes from £8, or the opportunity to have one of everything for just £29.50 a head.  I went last night, and it's fantastic!
& it looks a bit like… https://www.instagram.com/p/B2D7-wLFakD/

Craving Coffee's #TottenhamSocial Streetfood Nights in N15 - Marli’s Kitchen - Vegan Soul Food - Thurs-Sat

Friday 13th September
The British Street Food Awards Final in Hawker House, Canada Water - Fri 13th & Sat 14th
"Eat, drink, vote – come and be part of the world’s biggest street food competition at the 2019 British Street Food Awards Final, supported by Hellmann’s.
Expect free canapés (made from food waste), a complimentary ICE-COLD beer, the world's smallest food truck, DJs, plus the legendary Street Feast Hawker House vibes AND some of the best street food you'll ever taste.
Thousands entered, hundreds competed, and now 16 finalists will cook to be crowned a champion at Hawker House on Fri 13 and Sat 14 Sep (1700-00:00 Fri, 12:00-00:00 Sat)."
Plus - try Hellmann’s ‘Real Taste, Less Waste Kitchen’ - they will be there both days serving up free food made from the top ten most wasted food items

Eleven98's Supper Club in Hackney - Fri 13th & 27th
"Eleven98 is a unique and immersive fine dining concept in East London. It's our little baby, and our platform for showcasing the incredible produce grown on our doorstep in the London Borough of Hackney, where chef Aidan Brooks was born and bred. Our flagship dining experience is hosted at the Chef's Table of Aidan's Hackney home, open most Fridays for up to 12 guests. We also host a monthly pop-up series at Hackney Coffee Company, for up to 24 guests on the last Friday of the month."

South East Makers' Club's LDF Events in Deptford - Fri 13th - Sun 15th
"South East Makers Club is back for a fourth year celebrating the wealth of creative talent in south east London. This year there will be events, exhibitions and workshops taking place across Deptford during the first weekend of the London Design Festival. This year we’re teaming up with arts education organisation Make Bank to host Creative Poverty: an Active Conversation. This round table discussion is our headline event and will mark the launch of this years South East Makers Club events on Friday evening. Across the weekend the programme will also include the return of Makers House by Georgia Bosson, iya studio, Aldworth James & Bond, Unit Lab, new creative skills workshops, the Makers Market and of course the Designer Pub Quiz."
Plus - Launch Party in Deptford Market Yard on Fri 13th

Prairie Fire BBQ at the new London Fields Brewery Taproom - Launches Fri 6th
"@prairiefirebbq going all in with epic Kansas City style BBQ at our upcoming Taproom launch! ⁠
⁠Pop down over the weekend 6/7/8 September and ‘meat’ our new taproom! HA, see what we did there?⁠
⁠But seriously, there’s epic BBQ (feat Vegan options) and top drawer beers on offer."

TacoShak's Tacos at Sutton's Radio in Lewisham - Fri-Sun
"First weekend in residence serving up tacos in Lewisham @suttonsradio - and they all sold out!!! Thanks for coming down. Back again this Friday-Sunday evenings, hope to see you there 🌮❤️🍻"

Flat Earth's Wild Pizzas at The Hive in Bethnal Green - Thurs-Sat
Flat Earth have started a new 6 month residency at The Hive natural wine bar in Bethnal Green, serving Thursday to Saturday evenings.  Flat Earth's pizzas are delicious and inventive.  Cooked in a specially installed pizza oven, they use local, wild, natural, foraged, fermented and refined ingredients, producing a new range of pizzas every month.  Expect something out of the ordinary - for example plum and aubergine, or a kimchi Fiorentina (complete with egg).  I went at the weekend, and loved them; fantastic story too - two local people - Rich & Sarah - whose experiments with bread and cooking have taken them from their own kitchen to this new adventure.
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/B07387hFCHW/

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 14th September
Jerk Off BBQ's new *permanent* Restaurant at Catford - Open Daily
"The new Catford Mews has 3 cinema screens, a bar, café and a live music venue as well as us in the food court with other great local food traders. The space is looking great! Come down and see us and have a look around!"
+ 4 other food traders, coffee from Compound Coffee, beers from Brockley Brewery, and wines from Indigo Wine

Dark Magik - An Escape Room in the Dark in Canning Town - Daily
"Pop-up escape room that is in complete darkness!
Do you and your team have what it takes to escape Olrephior's lair? You will need to work together to smell, feel and communicate your way through the dark and figure out the puzzles to collect the stolen dragons eggs.
You will have one hour to solve the puzzles and escape the room which will be in complete darkness throughout the whole game.
Theme: Witchcraft and Wizardry
Story: Olrephior has stolen six rare dragons eggs. We have gathered your team together to sneak in to his lair while he is out and search for the stolen eggs ..... but be careful team, the place you have just entered is full of darn magik!"

Klose & Soan's Weekend Brunch at Bar Story in Peckham - Saturdays & Sundays
Matthew Klose & Sam Soan have just started to a weekend bunch at Bar Story in Blenheim Grove, Peckham. They are serving every Saturday & Sunday from 11am - 3pm.  Expect brunch classics like Shaksuka, grills, and more healthy options, all made with well sourced ingredients.  At time of writing there is also a 'brunch happy hour' deal on - two of the same cocktails for just £8 from 12 noon til 2pm.
& the Shakshuka looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BzAVQBflxiW/

Sunday 15th September
What The Fattoush's Palestinian Plates at The Hornbeam Cafe in Walthamstow - Thurs-Sun
What The Fattoush have taken over the Hornbeam Cafe in Walthamstow for Thursday to Sunday evenings (& Saturday & Sunday brunches) until the end of September, serving their wonderful Plant-based Palestinian Plates to hungry locals.
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/B0dRJ6-FhtQ/

Sugoi's 'Sushi Tacos' at Mother Kelly's in Bethnal Green - Thurs-Sun
"Like tacos? Like sushi? Then you'll love @sugoijpn's 'n
Noritacos' - now serving Thursdays to Sundays at @motherkellys_e2 just a short walk from Bethnal Green station! 😍😍
This is the Chingon, with tuna, salmon, pico e gallo, kimchi, rice and more, all in one of Sugoi's own tempura nori shells"

Monday 16th September
Flank OG's BBQ Residency at The Print House in Stratford - Daily
Flank OG is a new year-long residency at The Print House bar in Stratford from chef Tom Griffiths, focussing on great quality meats, smoked and slow cooked.  Tom also has sites in Spitalfields Market, and at Market Halls in Victoria, but this new site gives him a much bigger kitchen to work with, and the results are spectacular.  The menu includes ribs, brisket, sausages, mini burgers, a bone marrow potato slice, and lots more.  Everything I have tasted has been stunning, and it's open daily, so head there as soon as you can!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/B1ZiziclCP8/

Tuesday 17th September
Yucatan Taqueria's Late Summer Residency at The Rose & Crown in Kentish Town - Tues-Sun
Great news - Yucatan Taqueria, with chefs Matt & Spencer, have returned to Yhe Rose & Crown in Kentish Town for a couple of months, bringing their Mexican tacos - Yucatan style - plus chilaquiles, papadzilas and lots more.  They are serving Tuesdays to Sundays in the pub - perfect weather for these fantastic tacos!
& it looks like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/B165QQ6l65F/

Wednesday 18th September
The Bonnington Cafe's Summer Pop-up in Wandsworth - Weds-Sat lunchtimes
The Bonnington Cafe was originally set up by squatters in Vauxhall in the 1980s and has continued as a cooperative ever since, serving good, low cost food to local residents.  It has now opened up a new pop-up cafe in Thesally Road, Wandsworth, SW8 for the summer, with the same goal of serving up great grub at afordable prices (typically £2 to £5).  It's vegetarian, and uses produce from the nearby New Covent Garden Market, which is also a sponsor.  It's open from 11am on Wednesdays to Saturdays, closing at 4pm (2pm on Saturdays.).  Please support this great community project!

Thursday 19th September
Design Junction in King's Cross - Thurs 19th - Sun 22nd
"London’s most exciting creative quarter, Kings Cross, N1C will play host to cutting-edge designers, breakthrough brands, an unrivalled talks programme and unique design experiences. Whether you’re searching for inspiration, sourcing items for a project or looking to connect with the best in the design industry, designjunction puts you at the heart of the creative community."
Plus - All the indie brands selling this year -



See everything on one of my new maps:

All the maps on one page

Food-related things - restaurants, bars, streetfood in pubs & more

Pop-ups Shops

Supper Clubs (approximate locations)


There are always lots of Supper Clubs happening too - Find a Supper Club here


Coming Soon - Listings to make you hungry (& thirsty)
See them all here

London Bridge Open Kitchen Street Food Festival - Fri 20th
"London Bridge Open Kitchen is back for 2019!
The annual food festival returns to celebrate the dynamic dining scene of London Bridge.
This year located in Guy’s Courtyard beside Science Gallery London; London Bridge Open Kitchen will see the space transform into an all-day pop-up food market, complete with bars and live music, from 12 noon until late.
Local London Bridge restaurants and bars BOB’s Lobster, Kin + Deum, El Vino, Brigade, Rosa’s Thai, Temakinho, The Coal Shed, The Savanna, Cut and Grind, Comptoir Libanais, Baluchi, Gunpowder, Aqua, Hutong, Secret Nicky’s Two Ruba and Hop King- will be showcasing their signature recipes, with dishes such as the signature Ahi Tuna Tacos from BOB’s Lobster, Pork Belly Tacos with chicharron and salsa verde from Santo Remedio and freshly prepared sushi from Temakinho."

The Bird's Eye First Plates Pop-up Restaurant for 4-7 year olds (& their parents) - Sat 21st
"Many parents identify their children as picky eaters – which can make it a real struggle to get them to eat the daily recommended amount of fruit and veg. But often it is just that the children dislike the way something is cooked, and they will actually enjoy the same ingredient when it is served in a new or different way – or environment.
The ‘First Plates’ Restaurant will test this theory by serving up an array of vegetable-based dishes in a new, bright and child-friendly way to encourage them to eat more of their greens, oranges and yellows. There will also be a guest appearance from Dr Elizabeth Kilbey, star of Channel 4’s The Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 Year Olds, who will be providing hints and tips on how to navigate picky eaters and get the whole family tucking into a more colourful plate."

Five Points' End of Summer Yard Party in Hackney - Sat 21st
"Join us for our End of Summer Yard Party on Saturday 21st September at The Five Points Warehouse, and help us drink the yard dry!
For the first time in two years and for one day only, we are reopening the gates to our Yard and reviving the much-loved Five Points Summer Tap.
Expect brand new beers, DJs and music all day, delicious street food, and free beer if you register in advance!"

Modest Menus III : The Modest Merchant x Oxalis - Game Dinner - Thursday 26th
"The Modest Merchant teams up with Oxalis London for the third Modest Menus at The Arches with a set menu focused on Game.
Tickets are priced at £45 a head for these 4 courses and will include a welcome drink.
A 3 glass wine pairing is available on the night for £20 with a selection of wines also available by the glass and by the bottle. Tickets are only available through this website."

Vanilla Black x For Starters' Back To The Future Dinner in Holloway Rd - Fri 27th
"The Vanilla Black and For Starters teams join forces to present, The Back To The Future Experience. Their mission...to rescue classic vegetarian and vegan dishes from the '70s, '80s and '90s, and bring them forward into the 21st century. To do this they will use modern and innovative techniques to present a narrative-led, multi-sensory dining experience like no other. This evening promises to take you on a nostalgic dining journey from the 70’s to the 90’s, landing you right back into the year 2019!! ('70s, '80s and '90s dress optional but heavily encouraged)."


Shop of the Week
See all the pop-up shops in London on my handy map

Magnum's 2019 'Design Your Own' Pleasure Store Pop-up in Regent Street - Daily - Extended til Sun 22nd
It's back!  Magnum's 'Design Your Own' pop-up shop is back for (I think) the sixth year, this time open daily from 1st July to 31st August 2019, at 52 Regent Street, very close to Piccadilly Circus station.  Go to get your very Instagram-friendly bars, created by staff to your own specifications.  I will try to visit this as soon as I can!


Elsewhere on the site

See all this week’s listings here

What’s on near me - Search by the first 3 letters of your postcode - e.g. SW2


Do it yourself - Find out how to organise your own pop-ups here


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