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8 Days a Week from London Pop-ups

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 - Pop-up Pizza, A Persian Supper Club & Breakfast with Charles
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - Darjeeling Express’s lunch at The Cinnamon club
Shop of the Week - Secret Cinema’s Rebel Stores off Brick Lane
8 Questions with… Max Kennedy from the Dalston Food Market



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


What’s on this week

New - See all the food-related pop-ups on a map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l

Thursday 28th May
(Lots of things are open all week or weekend - see what’s closest to you on the map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l )

LovenPresents Pop-up Pizza Parlour 2015 in N16 - Every Thursday for the summer
LovenPresents, chef Fabrizio Interdonato & artist Kate Allison's pizza pop-up in N16, returns on Thursday 28th May for another season of outdoor pizzas, cooked on a home-made pizza oven, in the yard of her studio.  So far it's just Thursday evenings, but I'm hoping weekends will soon be added.  They really are amazing pizzas!

The 1877 Club Pop-up Restaurant with Christabel in Harrow - Ends Sat 30th
Christabel Beeson, one of London's most active pop-up chefs, is holding a special collaborationwith Harrow School at the end of May, creating The 1877 Club, hosting afternoon tea and dinners in the school's Old Harovian Room.  It's not the most central pop-up I've ever featured, but it's probably the only one to take place in such a rarified setting.  It runs from Monday 25th - Saturday 30th May, and prices are £45 for afternoon tea, and £65 for dinner.

The Good Year Pop-up Wine Bar in Shoreditch - Thurs - Sat
The Good Year is a pop-up wine bar from Mumtaz Lalani and David Payne, open in Great Eastern Street on Thursday - Saturday nights from 21st May - 20th June.  It's a relaxed wine bar, aimed at demystifying wines and offering a great selection by the glass, with easy to understand explanations.

The 'All The Quail' Pop-up Restaurant on Brixton Hill - Thurs - Sun
A new pop-up restaurant, All The Quail, has opened in Brixton.  Located at F Mondays coffee shop at 112a Brixton Hill, it's open every Thursday - Sunday from 6pm - 11pm until 30th June 2015.  The menu focuses on affordable fine dining, with produce sourced from Brockwell Gardens, and cooked on a backyard grill by Katy Sethna (Ex Ramsay).  As they put it, it's 'root to shoot, nose to tail, beak to buerzel'.  Go!

Estrella Galicia's Rooftop Tapas Bar on the Roof of Netil House near Broadway Market
This summer, Estrella Galicia, indie Spanish brewer, is opening a Little Galicia bar with tapas at Netil 360, the open air roof of Netil House, in E8.  There will be hammocks (hammocks!) to lounge in, beers to drink, food to eat, and views to enjoy, and it's open Thursdays - Saturdays (& Bank Holiday Sundays).  Sounds heavenly!

The House of Peroni Summer 2015 in Brick Lane - Tues-Sun
The House of Peroni - dedicated to showing the best of Italian culture - returns to London in May, this time taking residence in Brick Lane.  It will be open Tuesday - Sunday until 10th June, and will feature immersive installations, a restaurant with Michelin-starred chef Accursio Craparo, and of course a bar - see above.  Booking advisable at peak times

Pump Shoreditch - The Daily Streetfood Market on Shoreditch High Street - Daily
Pump Shoreditch, based in an old petrol station on Shoreditch High Street, is opening for the summer on 14th May.  From then on it will be open daily from 11am - 11pm, with traders like Tacotilian, Bagel Bros, Pizza Rossa, and Hix Fish Dogs.

Nyonya London's Thursday Laksa Nights in Forest Hill
Every Thursday in Forest Hill, SE23, Nyonya London cooks Laksa at St David Coffee House.   The Laksa - a rich & spicy South East Asian soup - comes in all sorts of varieties, and costs just £9, with drinks ranging from £2.50.

The Street Food Kitchen Hijack at The Job Centre Pub in Deptford - Thurs - Sat
Every Thursday The Job Centre Pub in Deptford SE8 (it used to be a Job Centre), runs a Thursday-Saturday kitchen takeover from street food traders

The Moveable Feast Pop-up Vegetarian Emporium & Cafe near The Shard - Mon-Fri for 6 months - Now with BYOB on Thurs & Fri until 8pm
The Moveable Feast is a 6 month pop-up vegetarian food emporium and cafe & coffee shop, open near The Shard from Monday - Friday.  There are several vegetarian start-ups selling, including Not Dogs and Club Mexicana

Friday 29th May
The 'Summer Tales' Street Food Market 2015 on Old Street - Fri & Sat
Night Tales, the street food market at 288 old Street (junction of Old Street and Great Eastern Street) returns on Friday 22nd May as Summer Tales, with street food from the likes of Burger & Lobster, Bonnie Gull, Bel-Air Food and Pizza Pilgrims, plus bars, DJs and more.  It'll be open for just Fridays & Saturdays (I think) for 15 weeks - should be busy, should be a blast!

Yeah Burger's Residency at The Star by Hackney Downs
Yeah Burger has returned to Star by Hackney Downs pub for a residency.  This means that Yeah Burger - a collaborative project between Hackney chefs Adam Creissen and Scott Hopkins, ex Fin & Flounder, Lucky Chip and Death by Burrito - are now serving their excellent burgers at both The Star by Hackney Downs and The Star of Kings in Kings Cross.  Go and try them!

Dalston Yard 2015 - Friday & Saturday Street Food & Bars - Fri & Sat
Dalston Yard, the summer street food destination in E8, re-opens on Friday 1st May for a five month run, open Fridays and Saturday, from Street Feast, the organiser of Hawker House, Model Market and more.  There will be 20 food traders operating in rotation, with some very big names including Bleecker St Burger, SMOKESTAK, B.O.B.'s Lobster, the vegan Club Mexicana, and Breddos Tacos.

The Rooftop Film Club's Summer 2015 Screenings in Shoreditch, Peckham, Stratford and Kensington
The Rooftop Film Club has announced its Summer 2015 programme of open air screenings, back on the rooftops that gave it its name.  There are four venues for the summer, The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, The Bussey Building in Peckham, Roof East in Stratford, and Kensington Roof Gardens.  Films are shown on a big screen, and the audience is given wireless headphones for the sound.

Skylounge's Summer 'Nantucket Beach Club Rooftop Pop-up Bar in The City - Weds - Sat
Over the winter Skylounge was transfrormed into a 'Vodka Valhalla'; now for the summer of 2015 it's turning into a 'Nantucket Beach Club' bar, wth refreshing cocktails and seafood to match.  Open from 1st May on Wednesdays - Saturdays for the summer.  Expect views!

'Model Market' Indoor & Outdoor Street Food Market 2015 in Lewisham - Fri & Sat
Model Market, the enclosed street food market in Lewisham High Street, is back for 2015 opening Friday and Saturdays from Friday 17th April to Saturday 3rd October.  It's free from 5pm - 7pm, and £3 after 7pm.  There will be street food, bars and #vibes

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 30th May
The Golpar Persian Supper Club's Isfahan Dinner in Fitzrovia
The Golpar Supper Club, at Gitane Restaurant in Great Titchfield Street, holds regular Persian dinners, focussing on cuisine from different parts of the country.  On Saturday 30th May it will be from the city of Isfahan, on the Silk Road, with a menu that includes Khoresht – E- Mast - Slow Cooked Lamb in Saffron & Yogurt Sauce Served with Aromatic Rice.  The dinner costs just £35, and it is BYOB.

Kali Cooking's May 'Treinta de Mayo' Supper Club near Angel - Sat 30th
Kali Cooking's Flaming Flamingo supper club returns to the upstairs space at The Joker of Penton pub in Penton Street, between King's Cross and Angel on Saturday 30th May with a 'Treinta de Mayo' menu; a fusion of Asian and Mexican cuisines.  £33 gets you the Mexican / Asian fusion menu, including sharing dishes of ricotta empanadas and habanero dressed leaves.

Dalston Roof Park 2015 - Open Air Dining & Bar - Daily
Dalston Roof Park is now open for the 2015 summer season.  It's a rooftop on Ashwin Street, E8, with food served Tues - Sunday from 9am until close, featuring a cafe from We Walk The Line in the morning, lunches from Merci Marie (12 noon - 3pm) and dinner from Tom's Feast (6pm and after).  At the weekend all food is from Tom's Feast, from 3pm.  The Bar will be open at all times when food is served, run by 40ft Brewery.

VagaBundo's Weekend Brunch at The Ali Baba Bar in Peckham - Sat & Sun
A new brunch for Peckham!  On Saturdays & Sundays from 10am - 4pm VagaBundo is at The Ali Baba Bar in Copeland Park, Copeland Road (part of the Bussey Building) for pancakes, eggs, and more.  Typical items on the menu are £6-£8.

Urban food Fest in Shoreditch High Street
Every Urban Food Fest market features 15 street food trucks & stalls that change each week. Global gourmet street food is served alongside a premium bar & cocktail bar

(Plus lots of Thursday & Friday things)

Sunday 31st May
Breakfast With Charles's Sunday Brunch at The Rooftop Cafe in London Bridge
Charlie Hall is back at The Rooftop Cafe near London Bridge & The Shard for a 'Breakfast with Charles' brunch on Sunday 31st May.  £35 gets you a welcome drink, canapes,a nd then a 3 course brunch.  There'll also be an extensive drinks list and cocktails for you to enjoy too.  There are two sittings, at 11.30am and 2pm - both highly recommended.

The Sunday Dalston Food Market with Produce & Street Food in Shacklewell Lane
Visit the Dalston Food Market at the Petchey Academy in Shacklewell Lane, E8, to open Sundays from 11am - 4pm.  Go and buy produce, and also eat food from some of London's best traders inc Sub Cult Subs, Kimchinary, I Should Be Souvlaki and more.

The last day of Zoe's Ghana Kitchen's 2 month Residency at The King & Co in Clapham
The excellent kitchen residencies by streetfood traders and popup chefs at The King & Co in Clapham continue with the arrival of Zoe's Ghana Kitchen.  Zoe will be cooking up a menu of Ghanaian dishes seven days a week
Try the Sunday roast - it looks a bit like this - https://instagram.com/p/1YFuntpoQn/

The last day of Colombian Street Kitchen's May Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate
The kitchen residencies at The Duke's Head in Highgate continue into May 2015 with Colombian Street Kitchen stepping up to the plate (so to speak).  These are always incredibly good quality, with a good variety of food at good prices.  Your chance to try authentic Colombian food like Crispy empanadas, succulent tamales and delicious frijoles, all in the comfort of an excellent pub!

Square Root Soda & Tongue 'n' Cheek's Weekend Brunch in Hackney - Sat & Sun
Every Saturday & Sunday The Soda Works, Square Root Soda's cafe in Hackney E8, on the corner of Amhurst Road and Andre Street.  t's a good, relaxed and tasty brunch option, with coffee, sodas on tap from Square Root, brunch by Tongue 'n' Cheek, and you can even bring your old vinyl to play on their 1980s music centre.
& it looks a bit like https://instagram.com/p/zXdF9tpod5/

Best Sunday brunch recommendations from Twitter my followers - permanent places
Now with a map!

Monday 1st June
The 'London Riviera' 5 Month Dining Pop-up by Tower Bridge
From 1st June to the end of October the area around City Hall near Tower Bridge will be transformed into the London Riviera pop-up with food from Ceru Restaurant, with supper clubs from chef Tom Kime, and a number of drinks events including Ciroc masterclasses.  It's a great location - make sure you go and check it out.

Carom's Summer Rooftop Pop-up at Madison London at One New Change - Daily
Carom Soho, temporarily closed by a fire in Wardour Street, is popping up for the summer at the rooftop of Madison London at One New Change.  Enjoy a selection of Carom's dishes, but with amazing views (& hopefully amazing weather!)

The Ketel One Vodka Kitchen Bar at The Folly in EC3
This Summer Ketel One Vodka is popping u at The Folly in Gracechurch Street, EC3, for drinks,brunch and classes.  Open daily from May to September, bookable classes include Bloody Mary Masterclases, and there is also a weekend Bloody Mary Brunch.  All sessions are bookable through The Folly, or just pop in for a drink.

Tuesday 2nd June
Jimmy Garcia's The Secret Garden Pop-up Restaurant in Clapham North - Daily
Jimmy Garcia is back in Clapham after his winter fondue bar & restaurant The Lodge, with a six month pop-up The Secret Garden above The Clapham North pub, just opposite Clapham North tube station (Northern Line).  The menu, specially designed to showcase the best of British garden produce, includes a seven course tasting menu for just £35.

Aroma Jamaica's 2015 Residency at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick - Tues - Sat until June
Aroma Jamaica is back at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick for dinner on Tuesday - Saturday from 14th April to 20th June 2015, with what they say is the best Jerk Chicken in town, and also other traditional Jamaican dishes.

Wednesday 3rd June
The 'Vintage Salt' Summer 2015 Restaurant & Bar on Selfridges' Rooftop - Daily
This summer Selfridges' rooftop restaurant is transforming into Vintage Salt, taking its inspiration from the vibe and food of a Cornish fishing village, with a beach hut bar, deckchairs, serving food like lobster butties, fish finger sandwiches, and more.  Open from 11am - 11pm Monday - Saturday, and 12 noon - 6pm on Sundays

Cutter & Squidge's Pop-up Shop & Cafe in Soho - Daily
Cutter & Squidge, founded by two food obsessed sisters, is opening a pop-up shop & cafe in Soho to sell 'Biskies' and their other delights, plus coffee, tea, hot chocolate and more.  It's open in Brewer Street daily from 9am - 8pm until early June.
& it looks a bit like…  https://instagram.com/p/1A9X7kJoWH/

Thursday 4th June
The Porridge Cafe's Spring/Summer Pop-up in Victoria - Mon-Sat
The Porridge Cafe, which was a big hit in Shoreditch earlier this year, is back for one month or so at Terminus Place, Victoria, just outside Victoria Station.  It's not less about warm comfort food, with a new menu that includes cold porridge, plus savoury porridge and grain salads for lunch.  It's open Monday - Saturday from Thursday 14th.

52 Social's 'Chopsticks of Fury' Two Month Residency in Hoxton - Weds - Sat until late June
On Wednesday 22nd April 52 Social in kingsland Road will start a two month 'Chopsticks of Fury' pop-up featuring Asian-themed food, cocktials, films, design, and even live music.  The menu will include dishes called things like 'Enter the Singapore Noodles' and 'Way of the Beef' - you get the idea!  It's the first of a series of two month residencies planned for 52 Social.



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

The Italian Supper Club's June Dinner at the E5 Bakehouse - 5th June
The Italian Supper Club's June supper takes place at The E5 Bakehouse (in E8...) on Friday 5th June, their second visit to the venue.  Expect some great Italian cooking, great Italian wines, and a very friendly atmosphere - just 24 seats - all for £37.50.

The Monthly Hackney Drinks Market in Hackney Downs - 6th June http://www.londonpopups.com/2015/04/the-monthly-hackney-drinks-market-in.html
Max Kennady, the man behind the Dalston Food Market, is also organising the new monthly Hackney Drinks Market at Hackney Downs Studios, to showcase the best of London's new drinks producers.  Open from 12 noon - 6pm on the first Saturday of each month, it will feature lots of breweries & distillers.  There will also be soft drinks, and food to soak up all the booze.  Please support this!

The Darjeeling Express Summer Lunch at The Cinnamon Club in Westminster - 13th June
Asma Khan of Darjeeling Express is back at The Cinnamon Club on Saturday 13th June to host a special summer lunch.  Full menu is below - a lot of food - and the price is just £45 per head.  Go and experience some incredible Indan food in an amazing setting.

Heal's 'Design Dinners' Scandinavian Supper Club in Tottenam Court Road - 17th June
Heal's is holding a 'Design Dinner' supper club at its Tottenham Court Road store on Wednesday 17th June.  It's a 7 course Scandinavian tasting menu for just £40, with partners Finnish design brand Iittala and the Cambridge Cookery School, and hosted by Iittala designer Klaus Haapaniemi.


Shop of the Week

Secret Cinema's 'Rebel Stores' Pop-up Shop of Brick Lane - Tues - Sun from 29th May
Secret Cinema is back this summer with an immersive showing of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - and just as they did with last year's Back To The Future they're opening a themed pop-up shop to help people get into the mood.  Located at 16 Cheshire Street, off Brick Lane, the Rebel Stores will sell costumes and accessories for people who are going to the screenings, and other related things.

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


8 Questions with…   Max Kennedy organiser of Dalston Food Market & Hackney Drinks Market
Dalston Food Market - Every Sunday
“Dalston Food Market was created ​to provide somewhere for people in East London to spend the perfect lazy Sunday. Situated in a lawned oasis, the market combines a mixture of relaxing music with exceptional food and drinks.”
​Hackney Drinks Market - First Saturday of the month
Today in London there are nearly 100 regular food markets but not one regular drinks market. The aim of Hackney Drinks Market is ​to create London's first ever drinks market and a permanent home for London's amazing drinks producers

You haven’t lived until you’ve tasted... A fish you've caught

You haven’t lived until you’ve seen... The length of the country you live in by bicycle

5 years ago I was... Living in mud hut in Ghana with a mad Rastafarian

My favourite local pub. That's like choosing between children. But if pushed The Shakespeare n16

Tell me a secret. I am in Game of Thrones

My favourite biscuit is... Gypsy cream

Who should be on TV. Daniel Kitson

I always take visitors to... The Yucatan pub

Next Time - Someone...

Note - I’ve now put all the London food tips from the previous interviews onto this handy map - http://goo.gl/1cekZO - None of them are pop-ups; they’re all good local pubs, bars, cafes & restaurants)


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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