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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 - Pussey Liquor, Notting Gill, & Storeys Rooftop
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - The Beer Hive’s London Beer City Party in Brixton
8 Questions with - Elly from The Moveable Feast



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 30th July
(Lots of things are open all week or weekend - see what’s closest to you on the map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l )

Oded Oren's One Night Mediterranean Pop-up at The Common Cafe in E2
Chef Oded Oren is hosting a night of Mediterranean food at the Common Cafe in Old Bethnal Green Road, E2 on Thursday 30th July.  Featuring pizza, and small plates like sea bass carpaccio, dishes will typically cost £7 or £8.  Go and try some of Oren's dishes!

Bottle & Bean's 'Meet The Brewer' Event at The Crate Brewery in Hackney Wick
On Thursday 30th July Bottle & Bean, the company that offers the best craft beers and coffee by subscription, is holding a tasting & meet the brewer event at Crate Brewery in Hackney Wick.  Register below for free to guarantee you can get in - or it's £5 on the door

The Pussey Liquor 'Permanent Pop-up' Restaurant in East Dulwich - Weds - Sun
Pussey Liquor is a new 'permanent pop-up' at 71 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, with chefs rotating every 4 months, so essentially a new pop-up 3 times a year.  First up, fro the summer of 2015, are Smoke and Salt, who have been organising events through Grub Club and others for some time now, who will be serving up their creations from Wednesday - Sunday.  Watch this space for the next set of young chefs!

I Should Be Souvlaki's Three Week Residency at Market House in Brixton
The new weekday street food trader at the Market House in Brixton is I Should Be Souvlaki, who will be there on weekday evenings, 5.30pm - 9.30pm from 20th July - 7th August.  Go and have one (or more) of their excellent souvlaki!

Cuisson's Summer POP-Down Restaurant near Piccadilly
This Summer, Cuisson, a team of chefs who have trained in some of the UK's best restaurants, has opened a POP-Down restaurant in SW1 running from Thursdays to Saturdays.  £38.50 gets you seven courses lus a cocktail, and the menu fuses classic French cooking with modern techniques.

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.

Friday 31st July
The first day of The Notting Gill Pop-up Fish & Chip Shop at Kensington Place W8 - Tues-Sat til 29th August
This summer, Kensington Place restaurant in Kensington Church Street W8, is opening a fish and chip shop next to the main restaurant (& the location of their 'FishBone' pop-up in early 2014).  Open Tuesday - Saturday, it will feature such wonders as Lobster Thermi-Bun, a savoury doughnut deliciously crammed with velvety lobster thermidor sauce, Curried-Spiced Batter Fish & Chips with mango chutney and lentil dahl, as well as more traditional fish & chips

The first day of Storeys' Rooftop Weekend Streetfood Market in White City - Fri - Sun for the summer
Storeys is a new street food market for West London, on the roof of the multi storey carpark at the old TV centre in Shepherd's Bush / White City.  Open Fridays - Sundays from Friday 31st July it'll feature such street food stars as Le Bun, Randy's Wing Bar, Crabbieshack, En Brochette, and White Men Can't Jerk.  Plus bars, events and more

The Moroccan Sky Riad Pop-up Restaurant at Searcy's at The Gherkin
On Monday 20th July a new, seven week, Moroccan pop-up opens at Searcy's on the39th & 40th floor of The Gherkin in the City.  Expect Moroccan meze and tasting dishes, cocktails, and on some nights Moroccan entertainment & music.  Note that this is the first time that Level 40 of The Gherkin will have been open to the public.

Camden Beach 2015 at The Roundhouse - Daily til 23rd August
Camden Beach is back for 2015, supported by Stoli.  Located at The Roundhouse, it's an expanse of sand, beach huts, food and bars, and is free to enter, but you can also book beach huts

'Tottenham Social' - Street Food Fridays at Craving Coffee in N15 http://www.londonpopups.com/2015/06/tottenham-social-street-food-fridays-at.html
Craving Coffee, the coffee shop and bar in Markfield Road, N15, has been running occasional streetfood nights for a while, but this summer will make it a weekly affair, running every Friday night.  Called 'Tottenham Social', you can expect some returning names, like Squid Kitchen, some new stars like Colombian Street Kitchen, and some new names like The Athenian.  Please note that it's cash only for the food - but the bar will accept cards or cash for drinks.

Oink Swine Dining's Friday & Saturday Pop-up in Spitalfields - Fri & Sat
From 3rd July Oink Swine Dining will be popping up at Crisis Cafe in Commercial Street E1 on Fridays and Saturdays for - you guessed it - a pork-based pop-up.  A set 3 course meal costs £25, with a welcome drink.

The Rooftop Film Club's Summer 2015 Screenings in Shoreditch, Peckham, Stratford and Kensington
The Rooftop Film Club’s Summer 2015 programme of open air screenings:  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.

'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 1st August
Duck n Roll's Saturday Residency at Baranis in Chancery Lane - Saturdays
Duck’N Roll is a street food venture from Pascal Aussignac, Vincent Labeyrie and the team from the Michelin-starred Restaurant Club Gascon.  It launched at Hawker House, and has been trading at Dinerama, but while that is temporarily closed (re-opening later in August) they are starting a new Saturday residency at Baranis in Chancery Lane.  Expect some amazing duck dishes, inc duck burgers, Aromatic duck summer rolls and more - plus Baranis will be doing some great matched cocktails to go with the food and Vesper Martinis 2-for-1 all night long.

The Cornwall Project BBQ in Brixton, Homerton and Stoke Newington - Daily
The Cornwall Project, which brings the best of Cornish produce to some of London's top restaurants, has opened a six week barbecue in 3 great London pubs.  The barbecues are now open in The Duke of Edinburgh in Brixton (SW9), The Adam & Eve in Homerton (E9), and The Three Crowns in Stoke Newington (NW16).  Each day the BBQs will serve great Cornish meat, plus seafood and shellfish.  Expect things like 9oz aged rump steak, grilled Looe sardines, and whole Padstow brown crab.  Go!

A Grape Night In's Unwined Wine Bar & Restaurant in Tooting
A Grape Night In, aka Laura & Kiki, have been running pop-up wine events in London since 2012.  Now, thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, they've got their first permanent space, a wine shop & bar in Tooting Market.  It's a permanent space, but they are running pop-uo events there, including regular 'Unwined Sessions' events on Saturday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes, where food and wine are paired

Darjeeling Express' 2015 Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho - Mon - Sat for the summer
Asma Khan's Darjeeling Express Indian food is now in residence at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho, serving Monday - Saturday.  Mon-Saturday is lunch, plus bar snacks until 6pm, while Saturday also has dinner from 6pm - 9pm - bookings required.  Go and tast here amazing dishes, inc Khosa Mangsho Bengali Goat Curry & Chicken Chaap fragrant Calcutta Korma

The Doodle Bar & Grub Club's Weekend Summer Dockside Diner near Battersea Park
This summer The Doodle Bar near Battersea Park, and Grub Club, both long term supporters of pop-ups, are collaborating to host a series of weekend lunches from some of the best names in pop-ups and supper clubs.  Prices vary by chef but are generally £35 or similar.

The Magic Roundabout on Old Street with Burger Bear & Prawnography
Burger Bear has launched a new burger restaurant on Old Street Roundabout (entrance through the one of the underpasses in the station).  It's (finally) the home of the shipping container diner he funded through Kickstarter back in 2014, and joining him is Prawnography, a seafood restaurant from Jim Thomlinson (as seen in #FryHard), plus Relax, a bar

The 'Summer Tales' Street Food Market 2015 on Old Street - Thurs - Sat
Night Tales, the street food market at 288 old Street (junction of Old Street and Great Eastern Street) has street food from the likes of Burger & Lobster, Bonnie Gull, Bel-Air Food and Pizza Pilgrims, plus bars, DJs and more.  It’s open Thurs - Saturdays for 15 weeks

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.  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.

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 2nd August
Brew By Numbers & Howard's Meat Co's Sunday BBQ near Bermondsey
On Sunday 2nd August Brew by Numbers Brewery in Enid Street, SE16, is holding a big barbecue with Howard's Meat Co & their meat smoker.  Tickets cost £25 each and for that you'll get a huge amount of BBQ meat to share at the table, and some dessert, plus your first beer to start you off.  It's at Brew By Numbers railway arch near to Druid St & Maltby St, and is open from 2pm, - 7pm, but they won't rush you - this is a friendly, relaxed Sunday BBQ.

Bacchus Sundays' Traditional Roast in Hoxton
Bacchus Sundays is a new regular Sunday pop-up at The George & Vulture in Pitfield Street, every Sunday from 12 noon - 6pm.  Expect an amazing Sunday Roast in a relaxed atmosphere - perfect for a lazy or sleepy Sunday.

Magnum's 'Design Your Own Magnum' Pleasure Store in Covent Garden
Magnum has opened up a 'Design Your Own Magnum' Pleasure Store in Covent Garden for summer 2015, after the success of it's pop-up within Selfridges last year.  Located in Covent Garden North Piazza (next to the Royal Opera House entrance - I think Quiksilver used to be there) it's open daily until 30th August.  Sadly you don't get to make the Magnum yourself, but you specify the chocolate, the ice cream, the sprinkles and more.  Go!

Monday 3rd August
Cinnamon Kitchen & Pizza Pilgrims' 5 Day Collaboration near Liverpool Street - Mon - Fri (5 days only)
This is a great collaboration - for five days only, Monday 3rd - Friday 7th August, Cinnamon Kitchen & Pizza Pilgrims will be serving a range of Indian-inspired pizzas from outside Cinnamon Kitchen, near Liverpool street.  A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to taste the pizzas at an early stage, and they were off the scale - they all worked so well.

The 'Bone Tea' 4 Month Pop-up Broth Bar in Westbourne Park - Mon-Thurs til October
Now open in Westbourne Park Road is the new Bone Tea pop-up 'broth' bar.  it's open Monday - Thursday only, and serves broth to drink, plus food like glazed chicken wings, pulled pork buns and mushrooms on toast.

Tuesday 4th August
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.

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.

Wednesday 5th August
Jimmy's Wednesday BBQ Club in Clapham
As summer approaches, there's arguably nothing that the British public like doing more with their summer than marinating, grilling and devouring meat with the help of hot coals.
Every Wednesday diners will be treated to a unique, 4 course BBQ experience, with table top BBQs, delicious marinades, sides, salads, ice creams and much more!  The price is just £35, and includes a welcome cocktail... From then on its everyone's favourite: bring your own booze! So roll up your sleeves, and get ready to grill for the thrill! For more information, or to book a table, please email events@jimmyspopup.com only. Only bookings are only for The Secret Garden.

Thursday 6th August
The Artist Dining Room's Ana Mendieta Dinner near Broadway Market
The Artist Dining Room, a supper club series that honours artists with evenings in the spirit of their work, returns to E8 (near Broadway Market) on Thursday 6th August with a dinner created around the work of Cuban/American performance artist, sculptor, painter and video artist Ana Mendieta.  Created by chef Justin Horne, it costs just £40 and includes a 3 course meal with a cocktail on arrival, and it's BYOB.  Note that, like a theatre, doors will close at 7.30pm when it starts, so make sure you arrive before then.

Yeah Burger's Residency at The Strongroom in Curtain Road - Daily
Yeah! Burger's expansion continues with a new residency announced at The Strongroom Bar & Kitchen in Curtain Road EC2, adding it to their sites at The Star of Kings in Kings Cross, and the Star by Hackney Downs.  This time they'll be offering breakfast and brunch too, serving from 9am on Monday - Friday.



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 Beer Hive's Party for London Beer City Week in Brixton - Sat 8th Aug
On Saturday 8th August between 12 noon and 8pm, The Beer Hive in Brixton SW9 is holding a party for London Beer City Week, inc the launch of London Beer Lab’s Simcoe and Citra Black IPA.  Food will be provided by Mangia, Mangia, and here will be live music from About Blue of Camberwell.  Free entry - be there!

Jason's Little Kitchen's West African Supper Club in Islington - Sat 8th
Jason's Little Kitchen will be holding a West African supper club in N7 on Saturday 8th August.  Priced at just £35 plus booking fee, it's a 3 course dinner including a main of jollof rice with grilled chicken, it should be a great intro to West African cuisine

The Porterlight Bicycles Possibility Shop in Covent Garden - opens 11th Aug
Porterlight, the cargo bicycle company, has won Appear Here's competition to win a pop-up shop in Covent Garden.  The store will open on Tuesday 11th August, and will run for two weeks, with regular evening talks on subjects like Technology, advanture and cycling.

Big Eater & Mr Hyde's National Burger Day Party - 27th August
Thursday 27 August 2015 is Mr Hyde’s third National Burger Day and we’re throwing another EPIC party to celebrate. You guessed it - this year it’s even bigger and better than before with 18 sensational sliders from some of London’s best burger chefs (plus a special guest from the States), 10 great bars and two All-American burger desserts. Plus Bobbing For Beer, Burger PiƱatas, a Pickle Eating Contest and something so brilliant we haven’t even thought of it yet.


Shop of the Week

Back next week

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


8 Questions with…   Eleanor from The moveable Feast 
The moveable Feast is a pop-up vegetarian cafe in London Bridge, with traders like Horn OK Please and Basilico & Pomodoro offering fine food every weekday lunchtime.  See their site for opening times

5 years ago I was graduating from university & at this precise moment I was in Syria on a tour of the Middle East.I feel lucky to have visited such a fascinating and wonderful country before the conflict

You haven’t lived until you’ve tasted Brazilian vegan chef Sandra  de Carvalho's vegan French Toast with strawberries & agave syrup. A million times better than eggy bread.

My nearest station is Old Street and it's great to see the hive of activity and foodie pop-ups that I hope are flourishing there

I always get inspired when I visit New York: in particular Museum of Modern Art and there's a fantastic literary event scene and such great vegetarian restaurants

My favourite local shop is Magma Books on Clerkenwell Rd. They have really unusual and beautiful posters and great picture books

My favourite biscuit is... Mcvities dark chocolate digestives dipped in black coffee. Used to have this for brekki when in 6th form because I never woke up early enough to have proper food

I always take visitors to The Nightjar- the best cocktail bar in London with a fantastic line up of live music & hugely inventive cocktails.

My favourite local restaurant is Carnevale ( a Deli in fact) on Whitecross St- a fantastically abundant choice of simple & scrumptious Mediterranean veggie dishes

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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