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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 - Crafty Pies, Stranger Naans, & Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - Spend Easter Weekend at London Cheese Town




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


What’s on this week

Brand New - 
Crafty Pies & Respect The Dough's Pop-up in Camden - Thurs-Sun
Stranger Naans at The Old Nun's Head in SE15 - Thurs & Fri
Zoe's Ghana Kitchen's Residency at the Institute of Light - Daily
fodder's 3 Month Residency at Great Guns Social in SE1 - Mon-Fri
The Vegan Treat Shop by Bailey’s Almande in Soho Square - Fri 1pm-7pm
Cow & Field's 'Hammer Time' Louisiana Crab Boil Supper Club in E5 - Fri
Catford Food Market Launches - Sat 10am-4pm
The Oxford & Cambridge Goat Race - Sat
The Saturday School's Rum Masterclass in N16 - Sat
Table Nomad's 5 Course Spring Supper Club in SW11 - Sat
Harvey's British Eatery's Lunch and Dinner in SE1 - Sat
Wild Serai's Malaysian Lobster Bisque Supper Club - Sun
An Evening of Meat at The Vaults in Waterloo - Starts Tues 27th
Fourpure's Tap Takeover at Tate Modern - Weds 28th
PITCH Stratford - with Street Food, a Bar & Screenings - Thurs 29th

Thursday 22nd March

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

Crafty Pies & Respect The Dough's Pop-up in Camden - Thurs-Sun
Crafty Pies and Respect The Dough have popped up at 102 Camden High Street, formerly a Chillango, with a joint pop-up focusing on pies and pinsas.  We all know pies, but pinsas may be new to most; an oval shaped pizza variety, with the dough made from rice, soy and wheat.  It's open from Thursdays to Sundays, it's BYOB, and it sounds brilliant!

Stranger Naans at The Old Nun's Head in SE15 - Thurs & Fri
“Introducing our new guest pop-up, Stranger Naans.
Smoked meats (& veggie options) served in lovely fluffy naan bread”

Zoe's Ghana Kitchen's Residency at the Institute of Light - Daily
Zoe's Ghana Kitchen has started a new residency at the Institute of Light, a bar and cinema in London Fields.  They are serving every day - bar snacks and cinema snacks only on Mondays and Tuesdays - with brunch and dinner at weekends.  I love Zoe and her food, and it's been great to see both her journey (publishing a best selling cookbook, and recently presenting a BBC radio show about African food), and how the food has evolved over time.  You've got to visit this one!

fodder's 3 Month Residency at Great Guns Social in SE1 - Mon-Fri
fodder, one of the best new pop-ups of last year, has found a new home with a 3 month residency at Great Guns Social near Borough, serving Mondays to Fridays from 20th March 2018.  Set up by four friends, including former Fera at Claridge’s chefs, Michael Thompson​ and Ollie Downey, fodder serves incredibly high quality food with a sense of fun; for example a dessert at one of their brunches was a miniature Tunnock's Tea Cake.  It's great to see them going from strength to strength - don't miss this chance to dine with them!

Planet Patty - The Global Burger Residency in Stepney - Tues-Sun
Planet Patty is a new burger residency from Giorgio. founder of the great Sicilian pop-up Cucina Rustica.  He has created a range of burgers inspired by the flavours of the world including China, Jamaica and Italy, and serving them Monday - Saturday at The Horn of Plenty pub in Stepney E1, between Bethnal Green and Mile End, and very close to Stepney Green station.  On Sundays Giorgio will be serving up Sunday roasts with a slight mediterranean twist - perfect for the spring and the summer.  It's open from now until July 2018 - really looking forward to trying this one!

Edinburgh's Norn Restaurant at Carousel in Marylebone - Ends Sat til 24th
"Scott Smith takes inspiration from his country’s proud cooking heritage, adding inspiration from new techniques and ideas to give diners his own unique representation of Scottish cuisine. That means things like sourdough made with Orcadian beremeal, an ancient strain of barley, or Shetland black potatoes, served with crab, buttermilk and Crowdie, a cow’s milk cheese introduced to Scotland in the 8th century by the Vikings. Intrigued?"

Elote's Mexican Street Food Residency at The Dukes Head in Highgate - Daily
Elote, featuring Alex Hutton, ex- head chef at Caravan in King's Cross, is popping up at The Duke's Head in Highgate for all of March 2018.  Go for some delicious Mexican street food, including their signature eloté de callejeros combines juicy chargrilled corn with creamy chipotle and queso fresco cheese.  Serving daily from 12 noon til 10pm - go!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BgKCndKnwBO/

Tom Matthews’ Middle Eastern Dishes at Unwined in Tooting - Thurs-Sun
Paired with Unwined’s great selection of wines!

Craving Coffee's July 2017 #TottenhamSocial Streetfood Nights in N15 - Pochi - Japanese - Thurs-Sat

Friday 23rd March
The Vegan Treat Shop by Bailey’s Almande in Soho Square - 1pm-7pm
Free vegan cakes and treats for one afternoon only - courtesy of the vegan version of Baileys - Baileys Almande (over 18s, obviously!)

Cow & Field's 'Hammer Time' Louisiana Crab Boil Supper Club in E5
Hammer Time is a aptly named crab boil being run by Cow and Field at Palm 2 in Clapton on Friday 23rd March 2018.  Tickets are just £35 for this feast, and all tools will be provided, so no need to bring your own hammer!

The Damascus Chef's Friday Night Pop-ups at Archibald's in Catford - Fridays
Abdullah Alawayed, the Damascus Chef, has started a regular pop-up at Archibald's in Catford, SE6 showcasing Syrian cuisine.  Serving from 6pm - 10pm, you can book 3 courses for £27, or eat a la carte.  Expect something like sautéed tuna on a muhammara base - Sounds great!

Yucatán's Mexican Kitchen Residency at The Rose & Crown in NW5 - Tues-Sun
Yucatán, who serve food from the South of Mexico, have taken over the kitchen at The Rose & Crown in Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, serving Wednesdays to Sundays.  Expect tasty signature dishes like their Panuchos – fried tortillas stuffed with refried beans, Chilaquiles, strips of fried tortillas simmered in red or green salsas, alongside tacos (Mmmmm- Tacos!).  Fresh flavours for the spring, but with enough spice to warm you up!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BgeG7y5nIZc/

Tiger Bites' Taiwanese Streetfood Residency at Two Spoons in SE23 - Fri & Sat
Tiger Bites is popping up at Two Spoons in Honor Oak Park, taking over the kitchen on Fridays and Saturdays until the end of April 2018.  If the bao (above) is anything to go by, it looks like the people in SE23 are in for a treat!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BfRMFf1nShG/

PFG Toast at the London Fields Brewery Taproom - Thurs-Sun
"We’ve found another home! Come join us at our new stead @lfb_thetaproom we’re here Thurs 5-11:30 Fri 4-11:30 Sat/Sun 1-11:30!"

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 24th March
Catford Food Market Launches - 10am-4pm
"Catford Food Market launches this SUNDAY (25th March) 10am-4pm. Miss it and miss out on filling your bellies with the best SE London has to offer!"

The Oxford & Cambridge Goat Race
"2 goats, 1 glorious race. The Oxford and Cambridge Goat Race. 12pm-6pm.
Coinciding with the Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race, two goats (one representing Oxford and one representing Cambridge) go head to head - just a stone’s throw from the Thames, at Spitalfields City Farm."

The Saturday School's Rum Masterclass in N16
"Taste your way around the Caribbean in this rum odyssey; much better than your average Geography lesson!
We're partnering with our friends at High Water London to take you on a very special journey to explore the wonders of rum. Learn how rum differs as you move across the Caribbean; from Jamaica and Cuba to Martinique and Bermuda. We'll be providing you with six different shots; will you be able to taste the difference? We'll also be joined by our resident psychologist to give you a crash course on 'beer goggles' and how alcohol effects the brain."

Table Nomad's 5 Course Spring Supper Club in SW11
Table Nomad is a new supper club, holding its first event on Saturday 24th March 2018 in SW11, celebrating the start of spring with five courses, inspired by Genesis, the first book of the bible.  The five courses are inspired by Earth, Ocean, Sky, Land,  and Temptation.  Tickets are just £40, and this one is a BYOB - I'd recommend something full bodied!

Harvey's British Eatery's Lunch and Dinner in SE1
"Harvey is going to be hosting another amazing display of cooking from the British Isles putting passion to plate."

Malt + Pepper's 3 Month Residency at Simon The Tanner near Borough
Malt + Pepper, the pop-up that cooks with beer, continue their ascent with a 3 month pop-up at Simon The Tanner, a pub on Long Lane, near Borough, and close to the famous Bermondsey Beer Mile.  The menu looks great - lots of Malt + Pepper's Dirty Fries (with chilli con carne - meat-free version also available), plus Beer Mac 'n' Cheese, and two new burgers - one vegetarian - for this residency.  Be there!

Eastern Bloc's Residency at Blend in N8 - Weds-Sun
"new popup alert! find us @blendharringay til April, food AND drinks by us so yeh c u there!"

Sunday 25th March
Wild Serai's Malaysian Lobster Bisque Supper Club
"For one Sunday only we are extremely excited to be launching our latest supperclub dish - our signature Malaysian Lobster Laksa Bisque! This dish involves a trio of whole Lobster, King Prawn and Scallops, served in a delicious, fragrant, spicy laksa broth, served with a deep fried mantou bun. Prepared to be blown away!"

Strazzanti's Sicilian Sunday Bakery Brunch in Warren Street - Sundays
On Sunday 11th March 2018 Strazzanti, founded by three Sicilian sisters start a Sunday bakery & brunch at seventeen O seven, the cafe and restaurant in Warren Street and also will open on Saturdays from the 24th March 2018.  Walk in, or it's highly recommended to prebook via their instagram, where you get to delve into a traditional Sicilian style brunch, including cakes and pastries, and eggy options.
& the ‘Sofia’ eggy brunch looks like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BgdoWSIHkGF/

Victoria Park Market nr Bethnal Green - Sundays 10am-4pm
“Seasonal fruit and veg. Organic farm butchers. Fresh fish. Locally baked bread. Small batch cakes and biscuits. Cheeses. Farm made pies. Charcuterie. Olives. Pasta. Biltong. Raw milk. Pate'. Pickles. Raw honey. Herbs and spices. Olive Oils. Ice cream. Lollies. Single origin coffee. Juice bar.”
& A Pie Party’s cakes look a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfov07KneqM/

Mr Singh's Sunday Brunch Club at Johnny Rocco's Bar in Forest Gate, E7
Mr Singh's Sauce has started running a weekly brunch at Johnny Rocco's Bar, in Forest Gate, E7, close to their home.  Running every Sunday, the menu isn't just for fans of the spicy chilli saucies, but also includes pancake stacks, a traditional (ish) Full English, but also has a Punjabi Parantha, a traditional Indian dish, with flatbreads.

Monday 26th March
Ravinder Bhogal's Vegan Indian Menu at W London near Leicester Square - Daily
The Perception Bar & Lounge at the W London hotel at the bottom of Wardour Street will be featuring a vegan Indian (mostly) menu from Britsh chef Ravinder Bhogal from Monday 5th March until the end of June.  The food will be great, and the inspiration comes from Ravinder's own experience of cooking for her niece after she became a vegan.  Plant-based food can be delicious, as seen by the explosion of vegan options around the capital.  Note that it's not a pop-up as such, as Ravinder will not be in the kitchen, but it sounds brilliant.

Tuesday 27th March
The first night of An Evening of Meat at The Vaults in Waterloo - Til 22nd April
"With its cult following An Evening of Meat has reached critical acclaim in Sydney, New York and Berlin for its innovation and expression. Come underground to join our culinary masters for a 6 course fine dining feast that will tantalise every single one of your senses.
After dinner the performance will lead you to our underground club where you too can rise like the phoenix and dance into the midnight hours."

Wednesday 28th March
Fourpure's Tap Takeover at Tate Modern
"Fourpure Brewing Co will be showcasing six of their new Brew House Beers – celebrating their new Craft Star 40HL Brew House, which was commissioned at the end of 2017. The tasting, led by Fourpure’s Brewery Ambassador Rob Davies, will give guests a snapshot of the quality and diversity of beer on offer, from traditional brews such as Fourpure Beerhall Helles Lager, and Thunder Bay West Coast IPA, to the more unusual Raspberry & Chocolate Imperial Porter. Combining eight difference malts and lactose sugar, it is an incredibly rich drinking experience, made with fresh British raspberries, roasted cocoa nibs and whole vanilla pods."

Fat Tony's Fresh Pasta Pop-up at Bar Termini Centrale in Marylebone - Mon, Weds-Sat
Fat Tony's is a two month pasta pop-up from chef James French at Bar Termini Centrale, the cocktail bar in Duke Street, Marylebone.  Opening Mondays and Wednesdays to Saturdays from 5th March to end of April, it is a taster for a full restaurant opening in South London later this year.  Go for the pasta - stay for the cocktails!

Thursday 29th March
The opening night of PITCH Stratford - with Street Food, a Bar & Screenings - Fridays to Sundays
PITCH Stratford, the street food and entertainment site 5 minutes from Stratford station, opens for 2018 on Thursday 29th March 2018, the start of the Easter weekend.  Open Fridays to Sundays, extending to Thursdays to Sundays from May, it's got street food in the form of Ticos, The Gyoza Boys and Kalimera, a bar with Camden Town Brewery beers, and film screenings too.  Go!



See everything on one of my new maps:

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

Pop-ups Shops

Supper Clubs (approximate locations)


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Coming Soon - Listings to make you hungry (& thirsty)
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London Cheese Town - A Cheese Festival in Flat Iron Square SE1 - Easter - Fri 30th March - Sun 1st April
"Cheese lovers of London prepare, as the team at Grate Expectations prepare to bring you the third installment of their unique food festival Cheese Town for the Easter Weekend, Friday 30th March - Sunday 1st April 2018."

Bullfinch Brewery's Chilli Festival in Herne Hill - Sat 31st
"Join us for a celebration of HEAT!
In the arches next to our brewery we will be having an all dayer of food, freshly brewed beers and good times!"


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