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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 - KERB Does Alchemy, Jimmy’s BBQ Club, & Sandwich Fest
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - Mina Park's Sook x Pollen Room 3 Day Pop-up in NW6 - Fri 26th - Sun 28th




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


What’s on this week

Brand New - 
KERB Does Alchemy - South Asian Streetfood on the Southbank - Til 29th
Jimmy Garcia's BBQ Club on the South Bank with Big Green Egg BBQs - Starts Fri
The Vurger Co's Vegan 'Auburger' Pop-up in spitalfields - Fri lunchtime
The Gutsy Chutney's Craft Beer & Indian Tapas night at Barmouth Kitchen in SW18 - Fri
Sandwich Fest - London's Sandwich Festival - in E8 - Sat
Facktory Cocktails' Pop-up Summer Cocktail Bar near Liverpool Street - Sat
The Knackered Chef's South London Food & Drinks Festival in Dulwich - Sat
The Dalston Food Day at 40ft Brewery in #E8 - Sat
The Sicily Fest in Spitalfields - Sat & Sun
Southbound's Summer Supperclub in SW11 - Sat
Filthy Fanny's Summer Beach Bar at The Crown & Shuttle in Shoreditch - Opens Weds 24th
The Wedgwood Tea Conservatory at Peter Jones in Sloane Square - Opens Weds 24th
Last Days of Shoreditch Summer 2017 Streetfood Market in Old Street - Opens Thurs 25th
Ben Spalding's Small Plates Sessions at Last Days of Shoreditch - Opens Thurs 25th
The Social Pantry x Hayman's Gin Supperclub in SW11 - Thurs 25th

Last Chance - 
Fowl Mouths' April Residency at Noak in Brockley - Ends Sat
Skye Gyngell at Table Restaurant in Somerset House - Ends Sun

Thursday 18th May

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

The first day of KERB Does Alchemy - South Asian Streetfood on the Southbank - Til 29th
"KERB does Alchemy is BACK on the bank, transforming the SE1 concrete into a rambunctious raft of heat and spice. 27 traders will be cooking up dishes from across India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, to support Southbank’s Alchemy Festival 2017."

The Neverland London Summer Urban Beach Pop-up near Fulham - Weds-Sun for the summer
Neverland London is a new 'urban beach' pop-up for Summer 2017 comprising an outdoor stretch of Thames beach on the North side of the river, south of Fulham and next to Wandsworth Bridge.  It'll have streetfood from traders like The Duck Truck, Le Rac Shack, and Taco Dave, plus beach huts and more.  It'll be strictly BYOB, but have mixers for you to create your own cocktails.  It'll be open Wednesday to Sunday from 10th May - book your spot now!

Cucina Rustica's Italian & Sicilian Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Daily
Cucina Rustica - serving Italian and Sicilian dishes - has taken over the kitchen at The Dukes Head in Highgate for May 2017.  Expect great Italian food from locally sourced ingredients - perfect for weather as spring moves into summer.  Open daily, and serving from noon every day.
& it looks a bit like… https://www.instagram.com/p/BTwKBheDDwj/

The Pop & Pour pop-up at Blend in N8 - Tues-Sat
"Pop and Pour... is open tonight from Tues-Saturday nights! Two month #popup of young wines, seasonal food and cool neighbourhood vibes!"

Fowl Mouths' April Residency at Noak in Brockley - Ends Sat
Fowl Mouths is back with another month-long residency in South London.  Building on the success of her last pop-up in SE23, Melissa is keeping it in SE, and in April 2017 will be at Noak in Mantle Road, Brockley, from 1st to 29th, Wednesday to Saturday evenings.  The food is fantastic - Japanese comfort food including ribs, squid and chicken, with veggie options too, and a great brownie with ice cream dessert.  Come and see what all the fuss is about!

The Meating Point - a lunchtime street food market near Moorgate
A lunchtime market, featuring Spit & Roast, Sub Cult, Original Fry-up Material, and Blu Top Ice Cream

Craving Coffee's May 2017 #TottenhamSocial Streetfood Nights in N15 - Lord of the Wings - Wings
Craving Coffee, the cafe and bar in Tottenham, N15, is continuing with its excellent #TottenhamSocial nights, where food is served Thursdays to Saturdays, with five traders for May 2017.  From Joginder's Supperclub (Punjabi) to Pichi (Japanese), there is something for everyone.

Friday 19th May
The first day of Jimmy Garcia's BBQ Club on the South Bank with Big Green Egg BBQs - Daily
The BBQ Club is a 3 month pop-up taking place on The South Bank - between the skate park and the river - over three months in summer 2017.  Jimmy Garcia ran one of the hits of 2017 when he cooked with Big Green Egg BBQs in a Clapham garden last year, and now he's bringing it to a shipping container in a much more central location.  The roof of the shipping container has 5 tables of six, and each table has its own Big Green Egg BBQ.  Staff provide the prepped food, and diners grill it themselves at their table.

The Vurger Co's Vegan 'Auburger' Pop-up in spitalfields - 12 noon - 3pm
"Fancy trying the Aubergine in a way that you have NEVER tasted before? Gorgeous Aubergine, chickpea and onion teamed with TABASCO® Chipotle Sauce and topped with smoked vegan cheese and house-made cumin mayo and served in a brioche bun, plant based never tasted so good!
The smoky texture, infused with rich flavours of the grill with TABASCO® Chipotle Sauce is the perfect combo for summer, and what better time to celebrate the awesome Aubergine than during National Vegetarian Week!"

The Gutsy Chutney's Craft Beer & Indian Tapas night at Barmouth Kitchen in SW18
"Spring is here!!..well almost and hopefully soon but at least the sun is out a lot longer and the weather is feeling milder. A perfect time to get stuck into an all new menu from Gutsy Chutney. We are collaborating with our local craft beer breweries to bring you a craft beer and food pairing event, because nothing does justice to spicy and flavourful Indian food like a cool pint (or two) of beer."

Lion City Kitchen's Singaporean Street Food at Two Spoons in SE23 - Fri & Sat til mid July
Lion City Kitchen, a Sinaporean pop-up, will be serving at Two Spoons in Honor Oak Park, SE23, every Friday & Saturday until 15th July 2017.  I've had Sofia's food at a previous residency and it's delicious!  The menu is a mix of Singaporean classics and ones with a modern twist - chatch them this summer!

Midnight Apothecary Summer Rooftop Cocktail Bar 2017 in Rotherhithe - Fri & Sat
Midnight Apothecary, the rooftop cocktail bar in Rotherhithe, is back for the summer of 2017, opening every Friday and Saturday evening.  Run by 'Cocktal Gardener' Lottie Muir, it's one of the original pop-ups, dating back to 2011, and takes place on the roof of the old Thames tunnel at The Brunel Museum.  Note that tickets need to be bought in advance (£5)

Model Market 2017 - Street Feast's Street Food in Lewisham - Fri & Sat
Model Market, Street Feast's Lewisham site, is back for the summer of 2017.  Lots of old favourites return, including Mother Flipper and SE Cakery, and there also some new names, including Nanban's Japanese Soul Food.  It's open from 5pm, with free entry until 7pm, and then £3 after that.  You'll need cash for the food, but the bars all take cards.

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 20th May
Sandwich Fest - London's Sandwich Festival - in E8 - (afternoon already sold out)
Sandwich Fest is a one day celebration of sandwiches, taking place in Hackney / London Fields on Saturday 20th May, with 8 elite sandwich makers - inc Deeney's, Earl's, Grill My Cheese, and Le Bao - all battling it out to be crowned the best.  Tickets cost just £9 + fees, which gets you your first sandwich plus drink.  There will also be bars - from Five Points - cocktails, Pimms and more.  It's going to be huge!

Facktory Cocktails' Pop-up Summer Cocktail Bar near Liverpool Street
Cocktail lovers - Facktory Cocktails, who currently open at Taylor St Baristas in Chancery Lane on Wednesday to Friday, are opening a pop-up cocktail bar at the New St branch of Taylor St Baristas, next to Liverpool Street, this summer.  Open every Saturday from 5pm, it will feature a new summer menu, including new creations like Tequila, Apple, Saffron and Rose Petals.  Go!

The Knackered Chef's South London Food & Drinks Festival in Dulwich - 10am-7pm
Over 60 stalls - just £2 on the door

The Dalston Food Day at 40ft Brewery in #E8
Lyles, Oyster Boy, Newtn & Pott, Nonna's Gelato, and lots more

The Sicily Fest in Spitalfields - Sat & Sun
"SicilyFEST will give Londoners access to real and authentic “Made in Sicily” and will transform Bishops Square into a typical and traditional Sicilian street market. A showcase of all the deliciousness the sun-drenched island in the heart of the Mediterranean has to offer and of its distinct, steeped in history unique cuisine."

Southbound's Summer Supperclub in SW11 - Sat
"Through this summer supper club, we would like to convey this feeling of freedom and simplicity that a child experiences in a "food" journey.
We hope that with the 9 course menu we are proposing, you will be transported to these places that are so precious to Southbound's identity. Our menu is designed to take you from North to South. We will start on the French Atlantic coast and move to Provence and Camargue. From Southern France, we'll spend some time in Sicily after a stop in la Bella Roma and will end our journey in Tunis."

Skye Gyngell at Table Restaurant in Somerset House - Ends Sunday
"From 17th-21st May Skye Gyngell will be hosting TABLE, a community eating house in collaboration with Photo London hosted in the New Wing of Somerset House, adjacent to her restaurant Spring. The temporary installation will showcase the new ‘Scratch Menu’, a 3-course, £20 set menu designed to combat food waste.
The dishes on the menu at TABLE will be crafted using seasonal scraps from Spring’s a la carte menu and ingredient donations from a select group of farmers, producers and chefs who share Skye’s philosophy, including Fern Verrow with whom Skye works with on a daily basis to grow produce for Spring. May is the most fruitful season and Skye vows to create a menu without compromise to taste or flavour, whilst also ensuring that nothing will be wasted – from root to stalk."

The Queen of Hoxton's 2017 Neverland Rooftop Bar in EC2 - Daily for the summer
This Summer the theme for the Queen of Hoxton's Rooftop Bar is 'Neverland' - escape the city into a Peter Pan-themed space, with a Lost Boys Hideout Bar, a Pirate Ship, and more.  The menu will include items like Never Never Land Ribs and Peter Pan Prawns, plus there will be suitably special cocktails.  This year it's open daily from noon til 10pm, but some nights will be ticketed for specific events - check here.

Sunset Sessions at City Garden Bar with Belvedere in EC3 - Weds-Sat
Sky Garden, the restaurant and bar space on top of the 'walkie talkie' building in the City, is hosting a series of live music nights in association with Belvedere Vodka, happening every Wednesday to Saturday evening during the summer of 2017, starting on Wednesday 3rd May.

Sunday 21st May
'The Roof Deck' Summer Rooftop Restaurant for 2017 at Selfridges Oxford Street - Daily
This summer's rooftop restaurant above Selfridges in Oxford Street is now open.  Called The Roof Deck, it's a collaboration between Selfridges and restaurateur Des McDonald, as in previous years, and is inspired by the relaxed, cool Californian lifestyle.  It's serving from 11am daily for the summer, with an all day menu, and also has a bar, with a separate Outdoor Terrace also open.  Enter via the Express Life in the Fragrance dept in in ground floor.  Booking recommended!

Mirey's Restaurant's French Bistro Residency at The Charles Lamb in Angel - Tues-Sun
Mirey's Restaurant has taken over the kitchen at The Charles Lamb, just minutes from Angel tube, serving French Bistro food, Tuesdays to Sundays.  Expect well priced French classics, plus Sunday Roasts and more, and will be in residence until June 2017.
& the Yorkshire puds look a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BSYRvsCjcrB/

The Yamagoya Pop-up Ramen Bar in Shaftesbury Avenue - Daily
Yamagoya is a Japanese ramen pop-up, newly opened at 64 Shaftesbury Avenue, above the Shuang Shuang restaurant.  I haven't visited yet, but the menu looks great - their signature bone broth with lots of pork, seaweed, eggs, mushrooms and much more.  It's open daily - full times listed on their site.
& it looks a bit like… https://www.instagram.com/p/BSYnsCijYJB/

Monday 22nd May
Giant Robot - Street Feast's new permanent streetfood market at Canary Wharf - Daily
"The food market will feature a wrap-around outdoor terrace giving dinners panoramic views of the estate and its surroundings as well as all-day dining and drinking courtesy of the extensive line-up of street food traders.
These include Little José, a tiny tapas bar by José Pizarro serving up dishes such as a sub-ibérico with pork meatballs and Manchego, crispy fried squid boca with aioli and spicy prawn fritters with lime mayo, washed down with a glass of sherry."

Division 194's New Orleans Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Daily
Division 194 have taken over the kitchen at great local Clapham pub the King & Co for April and May 2017, serving their signature New Orleans-inspired dishes, including snacks like their confit’d chicken wings tossed in pickled chilli butter, and of course lots of 'Po Boys' - New Orleans' take on sub sandwiches.  I've tried their food and it's great - we're all in for a treat this spring!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BSeTCEklpcr/

Tuesday 23rd May
Adam Rawson's 'Global Traveller' Residency at The Gunmakers in Clerkenwell - Mon-Fri
Brilliant young chef Adam Rawson has started a new residency at The Gunmakers at 13 Eyre Street Hill, Clerkenwell, serving his superb burgers from noon til 9pm on weekdays - normal sizes for lunchtimes, slider sized for the evenings.
& the fried chicken looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BRU_gDNjMLY/

Zoe's Ghana Kitchen's 6 Month Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho - Mon-Sat til Autumn
Zoe's Ghana Kitchen, which started off as a supper club, and progressed through pub residencies to a permanent restaurant in Brixton, is now taking over the kitchen at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho for six months, starting Tuesday 4th April.  Expect Ghanaian recipes re-mixed for the modern kitchen, including tempura-battered Okra Fries, and irresistible Pork Ribs in Sticky Plantain Sauce, both of which feature in her first cook book, coming out later this month.  It's serving Tuesdays to Saturdays - be there!

Wednesday 24th May
The first day of Filthy Fanny's Summer Beach Bar at The Crown & Shuttle in Shoreditch - Daily for the summer
This Summer, Filthy Fanny's the cocktail bar in the Crown and Shuttle pub at 226 Shoreditch High Street, is turning it's back yard into a summer beach bar, with cocktails, gourmet street food, ice cream and more.  It opens with a bang on Weds 24th May, and will then be open daily after that (normal pub hours) for the summer.

The first day of The Wedgwood Tea Conservatory at Peter Jones in Sloane Square - Until 16th June
"To celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show, enjoy a quintessentially British tea experience at the Wedgwood Tea Conservatory exclusively at Peter Jones. Open for a limited time, come and try different and exotic tea pairings, book afternoon tea and sample Wedgwood's new Wonderlust tea collection.
Relax and enjoy a floral afternoon tea in a beautiful space curated by Wedgwood’s expert tea sommelier Bernadine Tay, and discover the variety and diversity of Wedgwood's new Wonderlust teas which will be available to order and brewed to perfection."

Oded Oren's East Mediterranean Dishes at Louie Louie in SE17 - Weds-Sat til the summer
Louie Louie, the new bar and restaurant at 347 Walworth Road, has a new pop-up from Oded Oren, the Israeli chef who has been cooking around the capital for the last few years, including pop-ups at The Common E2, and Oval Space.  The mediteranean food is perfect for the coming summer - including chargrilled octopus  with greek yoghurt and fennel, and labneh tortellini in a tomato ragù.  It's had fantastic reviews - can't wait to try his food again!

Thursday 25th May
The first night of Last Days of Shoreditch Summer 2017 Streetfood Market in Old Street - Thurs-Sat for the summer
Last Days of Shoreditch, the street food market on the corner of Old Street and Great Eastern Street, returns for the summer of 2017 from Thursday 25th May, to run for the summer, Thurdays to Saturdays.  Expect street food from people like Nanny Bill's, an excape room, Lucky Voice karaoke, plus there are bookable private rooms for parties.  Its free to get in on Thursdays and Fridays, and £10 after 9pm on Saturdays (plus some nights are ticketed events).  This one is going to get very popular!

Ben Spalding's Small Plates Sessions at Last Days of Shoreditch - Thurs-Sat for the summer
This summer chef Ben Spalding is bringing his Small Plate Sessions pop-up rstaurant to Last Days of Shoreditch, the big night market located where Old Street meets Great Eastern Street.  Small Plates Sessions will be a 50 cover mezzanine restaurant, serving Thursday to Saturday evenings, tickets costing £28, whch gets you 4 of Ben's innovative small plates, with others to buy if you want to try more.  Ben has also chosen DJs to appear on certain nights, plus some great drinks to go with the food.  This one is going to be a huge smash!

The Social Pantry x Hayman's Gin Supperclub in SW11
"Join Social Pantry and Hayman’s Gin for a deliciously seasonal menu which has been perfectly paired with some of Hayman’s finest.
Hayman’s make a true English gin, in the original way.  Their ginealogy dates back over 150 years making them the only family of original English gin makers still distilling today, and their rich history in gin is something they’ve always fought hard to preserve. Following a coveted family recipe that includes a trusted blend of 10 botanicals, Hayman’s will be on hand throughout the evening for you to sip, taste and learn more about this brilliantly British gin."

Farang's 6 Month Thai Pop-up in Highbury Park, N5 - Weds-Sun
Seb Holmes, whose career as a Thai chef has taken him from Smoking Goat and The Begging Bowl to running his own very successful street food business, Farang, is taking the next logical step and launching Farang as a 6 month pop-up (initially) at 72 Highbury Park, N5.  It'll be open daily from Friday 3rd February, and will be serving a mix of small plates - e.g. Cornish Mussels in a Coconut, Green Curry & Sweet Basil Bro - and large plates - e..g Pork Belly & Lobster Lon with Dipping Vegetables and Herbs - in a good-sized family restaurant.



See everything on one of my new maps:

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Mina Park's Sook x Pollen Room 3 Day Pop-up in NW6 - Fri 26th - Sun 28th
For three nights only, Friday 26th - Sunday 28th May 2017 (Bank Holiday Weekend), Mina Park's Sook & Pollen Room will be popping up in NW6 for innovative Korean dining and foraged flower cocktails.  I've not yet tried Mina's food, but her modern take on Korean street food has taken Hong Kong by storm; I have tried Anya's cocktails and they are great!   Tickets are £35 - £40 for dinner and your first cicktail - This is going to be one not to miss.

The 'Feria De Londres' Spanish Festival by Tower Bridge - Sat 27th & Sun 28th
Feria De Londres is a two day Spanish festival taking place at Potters Field (between City Hall and Tower Bridge) on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May, the late May Bank Holiday weekend.  There will be lots to see and do (& eat! & drink!), inc lots of traditional costimes, face painting, dancing, music and more.  It's free to attend, and open from 12 noon to 10pm both days.

Grub's Insect Supperclub with Farang in N5 - Sun 28th
"We’re delighted to announce that our pop up is returning! Since our 2014 pop-ups were such a success, we’ve decided that it’s time to show you, once again, just how tasty insects are.
On 28th May, Eat Grub are teaming up with our chef, Seb Holmes (founder of acclaimed Thai pop up Farang), to bring you a taste of some delicious Thai-inspired insect dishes. You’ll be able to try our range of tasty insects in some exciting recipes created especially for the event!
You’ll find us at San Daniele Del Friuli in Highbury, but don’t worry if you can’t make this date, as we will be hosting our pop-up on the last Sunday of every month for the foreseeable future."


Shop of the Week
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Blondies Kitchen's Pop-up Milk & Cookies Bar in Selfridges Food Hall on Oxford Street - Daily for May
Blondies Kitchen, one of my favourite Old Street pop-ups from last year, are opening a pop-up Milk & Cookies Bar in Selfridges Food Hall in May 2017.  Running from 1st - 29th May 2017, it'll feature all their favourites - see the 'Kinder Cookie' above - plus some specials for the pop-up including a raspberry & coconut cookie.  This will be so popular!


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