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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 - Giant Robot, The Roof Deck, and A Basque Sunday Roast
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - Jimmy’s BBQ Club on the South Bank
Shop of the Week - Love Cocoa’s Chocolate Shop in Old Street Station




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


What’s on this week

Brand New - 
Giant Robot - Street Feast's new permanent streetfood market at Canary Wharf - Daily
'The Roof Deck' Summer Rooftop Restaurant for 2017 at Selfridges Oxford Street - Daily
The Pescheria Frizzante Supper Club in E2
Voodoo Ray’s & The Cheese Bar's Cheesy Pizza Night in Camden
The Basque & Brisket 4 day Pop-up in NW1 - Fri-Mon
Yaya's Greek Supperclub in Stoke Newington - Sat
VinTwined's 4 Course English Wine Dinner at Stepney City Farm - Sat
The Basque & Brisket’s 3 Course Easter Sunday Roast in NW1 - Sun
The Berlin Brunch's 4 hour Easter Brunch in London Fields - Sun
Yak Bites' Nepalese Easter Sunday Newar Feast & Workshop in W12 - Sun
Adam Rawson's 'Rawmen' Ramen Dinners in N1 - Starts Thurs 20th

Last Chance - 
Tacu Tacu's Latin American Residency in SE23 - Ends Sat

Thursday 13th April
(Lots of things are open all week or weekend - see what’s closest to you on the map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l )

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."

'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!

The Pescheria Frizzante Supper Club in E2
"A 3 course Seafood delight in the intimate settings of Hackney City Farm. All the profit from the evening will go to Slowfood's "10'000 gardens for Africa project""

Voodoo Ray’s & The Cheese Bar's Cheesy Pizza Night in Camden
"Eeek! A one-off Pizza Jam! The Cheese Truck team is joining us to make an extra cheesy pie and we'll make sure the DJ plays at least a few extra cheesy bangers."

Tacu Tacu's Latin American Kitchen Residency at All Inn One in SE23 - Ends Sat
The food residencies at All Inn One in Forest Hill continue, with Tacu Tacu's Latin Amercan fusion dishes, includng tacos, a Peruvuan octopus burger (really!) and a Mojito Cheesecake.  It's great to see Tacu Tac back in action - go and give your tastebuds a treat!

Zoe's Ghana Kitchen's 6 Month Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho - Tues-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!

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!

Craving Coffee's April 2017 #TottenhamSocial Streetfood Nights in N15 - Tangy’s Tasty Stuff - Asian
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 April 2017.  From the Singaporean flavours of Teochew Kitchen, to the Mexican Pink Cactus, there is something for everyone - go!

Chuku's Nigerian Tapas Nights at The Canvas Cafe off Brick Lane - Thurs & Fri
Chuku's. the African pop-up, is now at The Canvas Cafe of Brick Lane on Thursday and Friday evenings, 6pm - 10pm.  Expect great Nigerian food, plus a friendly atmostphere, with chilled beats and art too.

Dinerama - The Street Food Market in Shoreditch - Thurs - Sat
Dinerama, the great streetfood market at 19 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, is now open Thursday to Sunday.
& Prawnography’s seafood looks a bit like… https://www.instagram.com/p/BSWc5DGDUjC/

Friday 14th April
The Basque & Brisket 4 day Pop-up in NW1 - Fri-Mon only
This Easter there's going to be a great collaboration between The Bell & Brisket and Donostia Social Club, as they take over the kitchen at The Prince Albert in Royal College Street, NW1, a few minutes walk from Camden tube station.
Includes a 3 course Sunday Roast - see Sunday

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/

Slow Fire London's Wood-Fired BBQ Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Daily
Slow Fire London, BBQ specialists who cook their meat slowly over wood fires, have popped up at The Dukes Head in Highgate for April.  Expect burgers, ribs, pulled pork, brisket, ad veggie options like smokes halloumi.  Planning my visit already!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BSl31L0jndx/

The Easter Pop-up Russian Vodka & Caviar Bar at Quaglino's in SW1 - Daily
This Easter Quaglino's plays host to a pop-up Russian Vodka & Caviar Bar, inspired by Fabergé, in their restaurant in Bury Street, St James.  Open from Friday 7th to Friday 21st, it will feature such sumptuous delights as Foie gras & smoked garlic chicken kievs, Scotch quail egg “Fabergé.” smoked salmon, fennel & avruga caviar, and even a Gold chocolate egg, white chocolate & Grand-Marnier, hot chocolate sauce.  There will also be four special cocktials, made with Russian vodka Stolichnaya Elit.  Wow!

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 15th April
Yaya's Greek Supperclub in Stoke Newington
"Easter is one of the most important celebrations in the greek calendar...join us for an easter supper to celebrate this special time of year! we'll be bringing recipes from the thessaloniki region of greece, bringing back childhood memories of sitting round the table with yaya for family easter get-togethers. think red eggs, lamb and some classic greek mezzedes..."

VinTwined's 4 Course English Wine Dinner at Stepney City Farm
"English wine is so popular right now, and for good reason too; there is some cracking stuff right on our doorstep. VINtwined founder, Neil Deacon, has been out exploring our own vineyards to uncover the best and most culinary inspiring wines the UK has to offer – and there are some corkers! In true VINtwined style, we have created dishes based on the inspiration provided by these wines to bring you the ultimate tasting experience. What’s more, because the wine is local we thought we would go local with the food too. That’s why we are using as much as possible from as close by as possible; including produce from Stepney City Farm itself."

The 'El Bandito' Pop-up Tequila and Mescal Bar in Shoreditch - Tues-Sun til June
Great news - El Bandito, a tequila & mescal bar based in Liverpool, is popping up in Shoreditch from Wednesday 5th April, under The Drunken Monkey at 222 Shoreditch High Street.  Expect cocktails - lots of them - at prices ranging from £9 to £12, using some of the 50 different tequilas and 25 mescals.

Eastern Block's Friday and Saturday Nights at Two Spoons in Honor Oak Park - Fri & Sat
Eastern Bloc, a street food company from Peckham will be serving every Friday and Saturday evening until 22nd April at Two Spoons cafe in Honor Oak Park (formerly called Hopscotch).  Go for the fresh produce, grilled, charred and smoked, and the great range of traditional Eastern European dishes, with a twist.

Sunday 16th April
The Basque & Brisket’s 3 Course Easter Sunday Roast in NW1
“A special additon to The Bell & Brisket's Easter residency at the Prince Albert, Donostia Social Club will be serving up an epic Basque Inspired Easter Sunday Roast.”

The Berlin Brunch's 4 hour Easter Brunch in London Fields
"Easter Sunday Berlin brünch and live DJ @ The Taproom, London Fields
What better way to spend your Easter Sunday than with family and friends over bread, brunch, booze and Berlin vibes! Celebrate the four-day bank holiday weekend in style with a bottomless Berlin brunch, amazing cocktails, Berlin kult drinks and live DJ.
On Sunday 16 April, brünch is bringing all the Berlin vibes to The Taproom, London Fields, for a four-hour long Easter special!"

Yak Bites' Nepalese Easter Sunday Newar Feast & Workshop in W12
Yak Bites, a Nepalese supperclub, is holding it's April event at the Nepal Restaurant in Uxbridge Road, W12 on Sunday 16th April (Easter Sunday).  It take place from 1pm m- 4pm, and starts with a short workshop where you will learn to make a couple of dishes, followed by the lunch.  Tickets are just £35, and it should be a fun afternoon!

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/

Cucina Rustica's Italian Residency at The Cuckoo in N1 - Thurs - Sun
Cucina Rustica - serving authentic Italian dishes - has taken over the kitchen at The Cuckoo in Hemmingford Road, N1, for March and April, serving Thurdays to Sundays.  Expect a changing range to seasonal dishes, including Polpette Diavolo (spicy meatballs), and for dessert the very intriguing Doughnut Gnocchi!  At the weekend there wll be a brunch, and an Italian take on the Sunday roast, plus vegetarian version.

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 17th April
The Heinz Baked Beans Pop-up Cafe in Selfridges in Oxford Street
Heinz is opening a 'Heinz Means Beans' pop-up stall in Selfridges on Oxford Street, selling - yup - bakes bean dishes including with beans with crispy bacon, beans with ham hock and beans with scrambled egg, all at just £3.  Marking 50 years of the Heinz Meanz Beanz slogan, tt'll be open daily from Monday 27th March to Sunday 23rd April, and they will also be selling special edition cans in the food hall.

Tuesday 18th April
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/

Pesky's Vegan Streetfood at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick  - Tues-Sat
Festival favourites Pesky's are back serving their vegan dishes at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick from February 2017.  Serving from Tuesday to Saturday evenings, their food will tickle the tastebuds, even if you see yourself as a meat eater!

Wednesday 19th April
Berlin brünch's Two month Pop-up at Soho Radio near Piccadilly Circus - Mon-Fri for 2 months
Berlin brünch, bringing a style of German cuisine to London, has now aded a new pop-up to it's permanent cafe space in London Fields.  Following a call for submissions from sponsors Jägermeister, Berlin brünch was chosen to pop-up for two months at Soho Radio in Great Windmill Street, serving Monday to Friday from 8.30am - 5pm.  Expect coffee, Berliner Stulle and homemade brünch Granola with Quark and more, with evening events to come.

Thursday 20th April
Adam Rawson's 'Rawmen' Ramen Dinners under Borough Wines in N1 - Til 29th
Fresh from the success of his Sakura dinners, Adam Rawson returns to the space below Borough Wines in Essex Road N1, for two weeks of 'Rawmen' (geddit?) Ramen dinners, also inspired by his recent Japanese trip. It runs from Thurs 20th to Sat 29th April, Wednesday to Saturday (7 nights in total) and tickets are just £25 each, which gets you two starters, a choice of ramen, and a dessert.  These will sell very quickly...

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.

da ja chicken's Residency at The Rose and Crown in Kentish Town - Tues-Sun
da ja chicken, who served what they call 'the best fried chicken in the UK', are taking over the kitchen at The Rose & Crown in Kentish Town.  They use free-range chickens from Devon, with gluten-free coatings, and healthy oils, like groundnut oil, and then add their Asian flavours.  Looking forward to trying this one!



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

Zaad Dinner Club in south London - 22nd, 29th April, + 6th May
Zaad dinner club is run by Nisrin Abuorf, a home cook with Palestinian and Middleeastern roots and a great love for cooking and feeding people Nisrin hosted many private catering events and it is time take the venture to the foodie public.

Jimmy's BBQ Club on the South Bank - Starts 19th May
“Following 2016’s sell out BBQ Club, Jimmy Garcia and his dedicated team are returning for 5 months in the summer of 2017 to launch a large scale version of the concept, with a split-level restaurant on the Southbank.
Opening on Saturday 20th May 2017, the double-floor riverside Summer eatery includes a walk-up BBQ Bar showcasing gourmet dishes straight from the grill whilst the more intimate reservation-only BBQ Club rooftop dining experience serves an ever-evolving six course tasting menu. This year the BBQ club is set in the heart of London’s Southbank with the stunning backdrop of the River Thames.
The BBQ Club features a fully licensed bar and riverside seating area, perfect for enjoying long afternoons eating and drinking by the river!
The downstairs BBQ bar is open all day, every day, however tickets for the exclusive rooftop dining experience are selling quickly, so click here to secure your space and avoid missing out.”


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

Love Cocoa's Easter Pop-up Chocolate Shop at Old Street Tube Station - Daily
Love Cocoa, a new UK-based ethical chocolate company, is opening an Easter pop-up shop in Old Street station, to run from 3rd - 16th April.  Go for lots of Easter gifts, plus hot chocolate, chocolate crumpets and more.  There's going to be a lot of chocolate!
& the chocolate bars look a bit like… https://www.instagram.com/p/BSb6vDYDdc8/


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