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8 Days a Week from London Pop-ups

The Nitery
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 - Gizzi Erskine’s The Nitery, Ruben’s Reubens, & Puff Bakery
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - Hop & Roll's Sri Lankan Supper Club in Brixton 




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


What’s on this week

Brand New -
Gizzi Erskine's The Nitery Pop-up at the St Martin's Lane Hotel - Daily
Bleecker Burger x Paradise Slice in Brick Lane - Weds 12th - Sun 16th
Mission Tacos at Brickfields Bar in Brockley - Tuesdays - Thursdays
Omni's Modern Plant-Based Dining at Stockton in Deptford - Tues-Sun
Pip & Nut's Valentine's Pop-up in Shoreditch - Thurs 13th - Sun 16th
Fat Macy's Valentine's Supper Clubs in Hackney - Thurs 13th & Fri 14th
Love Beer London's Keg Beer Festival in Tottenham Hale - Thurs 13th - Sat 15th
Adalberto Battaglia's Valentines Dinner in Holloway Road - Fri 14th
Vinery London's Valentine's Night Pop-up Wine Bar in E1 - Fri 14th
The Espresso Martini Society's Valentine's Pop-up in King's Cross - Fri 14th & Sat 15th
Alan Rosenthal's Winter Supper Club in Clerkenwell - Sat 15th
Ruben's Reubens at Silver Lining Bar in Hackney - Sun 16th
Puff Bakery's Pop-up at Passo in City Road - Sundays in February
The Syndicate Kitchen in London #1 - in Clerkenwell - Mon 17th & Mon 24th

Last chance - 
Maria Elia's 2 Week Residency at Great Guns Social in SE1 - Ends Sat 15th
Rajiv's Kitchen's Vegan Nepalese Residency at Louie Louie in SE17 - Ends Sat 15th

Thursday 13th February

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

Gizzi Erskine's The Nitery Pop-up at the St Martin's Lane Hotel - Daily
This one is something special - Gizzi Erskine, a chef who has held pop-ups throughout her career, is opening a 3 month pop-up restautant, The Nitery, at the St Martin's Lane Hotel, south of Covent Garden.  It will be open from 7am til late with a menu inspired by French, American and British cooking, and even serving Sunday Roasts in March and April. 

Bleecker Burger x Paradise Slice in Brick Lane - until Sun 16th
"A 5 day special @ParadiseSliceUK Brick Lane.  Starting 12th February."
Inc 'Burger Pizza' & 'Angry Fries Pizza'  ;-0

Mission Tacos at Brickfields Bar in Brockley - Tuesdays - Thursdays
Mission Tacos is taking over the kitchen at Brickfields, serving Tuesdays to Thursday evenings for February.  These tacos look *amazing*!

Omni's Modern Plant-Based Dining at Stockton in Deptford - Tues-Sun
Omni has started a new residency at Stockton in Deptford High Street, SE8 - serving a mix of international plant-based dishes, like Szechuan aubergine dumplings.

Pip & Nut's Valentine's Pop-up in Shoreditch - Thurs 13th - Sun 16th
This Valentine's Pip & Nut are opening a pop-up Love Lab to let you explore your love of peanut butter.  It takes place over four days - Thurs 13th - Sun 16th February - at 7 Club Row in Shoreditch.  You can book a time to drop in here or to do an aphrodisiac mixology workshop here, where you will be able to mix your own personalised nut butter.  They will also be supporting their local Hackney Food Bank over the course of the event.

Fat Macy's Valentine's Supper Clubs in Hackney - Thurs 13th & Fri 14th
"We’re hosting a two special supper clubs on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th February.
We’ll be serving up a delicious five course meal, inspired by the produce of the season, in Hackney from 7:30pm.”

Love Beer London's Keg Beer Festival in Tottenham Hale - Thurs 13th - Sat 15th
"A three day keg beer festival celebrating the best craft beer the south east has to offer in conjunction with SIBA SE and London Brewers Alliance.
Working in partnership with Craft Beer Cares, all proceeds from the event will be donated to The Benevolent."

Hatch Kitchen Club's Dinners at Vagabond Coffee in Holloway Road - Thursdays - 13th, 27th Feb
Hatch Kitchen Club, a modern Bengali supper club hosted by Sameera, has broken out of her home and is hosting 3 dinners at the Vagabond N7 coffee shop at 105 Holloway Road on Thursdays 6th, 13th & 27th February 2020.  The evenings have an a la carte menu - example here - serving fish, rice and other dishes, all delicately spiced with the aromas of Bengal.  Booking advised; Hoping to try this one soon!

Craving Coffee's #TottenhamSocial Streetfood Nights in N15 - Popiah - Malay Rolls  - Thurs-Sat

Friday 14th February
Adalberto Battaglia's Valentines Dinner in Holloway Road - Fri 14th
This Valentine's Night, 14th February 2020, Italian chef Adalberto Battaglia is hosting a 4 course seafood banquet at Vagabond coffee shop in Holloway Road, N7.  Tickets are just £30, which gets you a 4 course feast, including Tuna Tartare & Malden Oyster, and finishing with a Spicy Chocolate Mousse.  Also it's BYOB - so choose a nice quite to go with this. 

Vinery London's Valentine's Night Pop-up Wine Bar in E1 - Fri 14th
"We are back for another year of Vinery London, the only honesty wine bar in London! We will be hosting our very first event on Friday 14th February 2020, which just happens to be Valentine's Day.
Please join us for this special event which will showcase some wines to go with the romantice theme...
Whether you're single or not single, Vinery London welcomes everyone."

The Espresso Martini Society's Valentine's Pop-up in King's Cross - Fri 14th & Sat 15th
"After the huge success of our last sold-out event, the nomadic Espresso Martini Society returns, and it’s again bottomless!
We welcome you all - singles and couples, girls and boys, friends and families to have a blast with us this year’s Valentine’s."

Rajiv's Kitchen's Vegan Nepalese Residency at Louie Louie in SE17 - Ends Sat 15th
Rajiv's Kitchen's has popped up at Louie Louie in Walworth Road, SE17, for six weeks of Nepalese cooking, this time with a fully vegan menu.  I love Rajiv and his food (especially the momos!) and it's great to see him making the whole thing plant-based.  They are serving from Monday to Saturday evenings - be there!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/B7dRymgFd3n/

Maria Elia's 2 Week Residency at Great Guns Social in SE1 - Tues-Sat til 15th
"For two weeks only ‘Smashing Plates’ will be taking over the stoves @greatgunssocial
Expect Greek cuisine that breaks the rules!
Feb 4th-15th with a special Valentine’s Day menu too. (Dinner service only)"

Bar Aspen - The Friday Night Underground Wine Bar in Camden - Fridays
Sunny Hodge, founder of the very popular South London bar Diogenes The Dog, has created Bar Aspen, a Friday night only underground wine bar in Camden High Street.  Their focus is on natural wines, with a speakeasy feel.  It's open from 5pm every Friday - booking recommended!

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 15th February
Alan Rosenthal's Winter Supper Club in Clerkenwell - Sat 15th
"Alan has been running supperclubs in London since January 2019 to much applaud.  His bold and comforting flavours are the hallmarks of multiple dishes served in relaxed and informal establishments.  Alan’s unique, accessible and welcoming style will make you feel not only looked after, but also treated to something really special. 
Aside from supperclubs, Alan teaches at Leith’s School of Food and Wine and is currently writing his second cookbook, to be released early 2021."

Flat Earth Pizzas' Residency at The Plough in Homerton - Thurs-Sat
Flat Earth, one of my favourite residencies from 2019, is back for 2020 with a new residency at The Plough in Homerton High Street, E9, serving Thursdays to Saturdays.  Flat earth serve delicious pizzas, with a regularly changing menu, featuring chef Rich's wild, foraged and pickled ingredients.  See you there!

Alter's 3 Month Residency at Counter Culture in Clapham - Tues-Sat
Alter, fine vegan cooking from chef Andy Hogben, will be popping up at Counter Culture in Clapham for three months starting on 7th January 2020 on Tuesday to Saturday evenings.  Andy's pedigree is first rate, having cooked in Dabbous, Som Saa and Kyms, and his food is delicious.  Counter Culture is a very small space, next to The Dairy on The Pavement in Clapham Common, so this is going to be a hot ticket.
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/B72tRIMlm7s/

Sunday 16th February
Ruben's Reubens at Silver Lining Bar in Hackney - Sun 16th
Join Ruben for a brunch (11am-5pm) of Reuben sandwiches at Silver Lining in Morning Lane, Hackney, with salt beef created by Ruben himself from meat bought from The Ginger Pig.  He'll also be serving salmon he has smoked himself - come and meet this rising star!
& the reubens look a bit like...  https://www.instagram.com/p/B8b8QbXFK_H/

Puff Bakery's Pop-up at Passo in City Road - Sundays in February
A pop-up bakery, opening for 4 Sundays in February.  Last week they sold 550 items in just two and a half hours; they open at 10am, so don't miss out.  This week's menu is here

Filthy Buns' Residency at The Three Compasses in Dalston - Daily
Filthy Buns - John & Debs - are now in the kitchen at The Three Compasses in Dalston, serving burgers, buns, and sides seven days a week.  They are serving early with breakfast buns for the Rugby World Cup, and also have a set of Sunday Roast buns (which sound incredible) for Sundays.
& the Sunday Roast Bun looks a bit like…

Monday 17th February
The Syndicate Kitchen in London #1 - in Clerkenwell - Mon 17th & Mon 24th
"We are joining forces with our old friend Jon Cannon-Gierth at Central London's Anglo to bring The Syndicate Kitchen to The Capital. We will be serving 8 dishes and a few snacks using some of our favourite UK suppliers, including a whole pig from Phillip Warren Butchers."

Eastern Bloc's Two Month Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Mon-Sat
Eatern Bloc has taken over the kitchen at The King & Co in Clapham, serving their menu of Eastern European dishes (& pub classics) at the pub from Mondays to Saturdays til the end of February 2020.  Great pub food!
& it looks a bit like… https://www.instagram.com/p/B8KHMhvF_dy/

Cucina Rustica's Pizza Residency at The Gipsy Queen in NW5 - Mon-Sat
Cucina Rustica, one of London's most active pop-ups, has taken over the kitchen at The Gipsy Queen, a craft beer pub in NW5, a few minutes walk from Belsize Park tube.  The menu will be based around pizzas - chef Giorgio has been perfecting his toppings - and will be serving on Mondays to Saturdays, inc from noon on Fridays and Saturdays.

Tuesday 18th February
Boca Chica's Dominican Street Food at Rye Wax in Peckham - Tues-Sun
Boca Chica is now serving Dominican street food at Rye Wax, the record store, bar & venue in Peckham.  I visited at the weekend to try their food, and loved it - really tasty and filling - and really enjoyed meeting Vigma, the founder.  Expect dishes like PicaPollo (fried chicken), Arepas (see pic - with slow-cooked beef), and their mini TosTon burgers.  They are serving Tuesdays to Sundays, including from 2pm on Fridays to Sundays until mid March, possibly longer.
& it looks a bit like… https://www.instagram.com/p/B8TX2KlllrV/

Chubby Buddies's 3 Month Residency at The Rose & Crown in Kentish Town - Tues-Sun
Chubby Buddies are now in the kitchen at The Rose & Crown in Kentish Town, serving from Tuesdays to Sundays.  They specialise in chicken wings, and baos - specifically 'BAOgers - and BaoDawgs - burgers and hotdogs in baos. 
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/B6FziMAlnvY/

Wednesday 19th February
Fooska's Vegan Bangladeshi Street Food at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Daily
Fooska will be popping up at The Duke's Head in Highgate from 6th - 31st January 2020, serving their vegan Bangladeshi street food every day, from 6pm on Mondays to Thursdays, and from noon on Fridays to Sundays. 
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/B7ZQERrFujw/

Thursday 20th February
What The Fattoush's Vegan Palestinian Plates at The White Hart in New Cross - Mon-Sat
What The Fattoush, a pop-up serving Vegan Palestinian Plates from friends Jess and Meg, has popped up at The White Hart Hotel in New Cross Road, serving Mondays to Saturdays for January & February 2020.
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/B7EoZlQlSNC/



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

Slice World – London's Biggest Pizza Party at Hawker House in Canada Water - Fri 21st & Sat 22nd
"Ten superstars from across the UK serve EXCLUSIVE new pizzas as Street Feast throw London's biggest pizza party
Street Feast is celebrating the best of the UK pizza scene by launching Slice World, London’s BIGGEST pizza party, across one star-studded weekend.
Ten trailblazing traders will serve to 4,000 fans at Hawker House on Fri 21 Feb (17:00-00:00) and Sat 22 Feb (16:00-00:00) with exclusive one-off specials sold by the slice.

Midnight Diner New York Cheesecake Stout Launch Night at Fourpure in Bermondsey - Fri 21st
"Your first chance to try our small batch release of Midnight Diner - a New York Cheesecake Stout."

Cask 2020 - The Cask Beer Festival in Peckham - Fri 21st & Sat 22nd
"Welcome to the wonderful world of Cask.
Now in our third year, building on its successes and learning from our mistakes, we believe that the 2020 version will set even higher standards in beer festivals in the UK.
With a huge, barnstorming new venue with more seating, more world class food vendors and the same perfectly-curated beer list,we cannot wait to welcome you to Cask '20"

he Ugly Supper Club's Seven Course Thai Dinner in SE20 - Sat 22nd
The Ugly Supper Club organises regular fun & friendly dinners focusing on regional Thai dishes.  Their next one is at the Holy Trinity Church in Beckanham, in Leonard Road, SE20, on Saturday 22nd February 2020.  The tickets are just £35, and this gets you a seven course menu, and it's BYOB too - the menu here should help you choose which drinks to bring!

The Sante Supper Club in N17 - Sat 22nd
"Globally inspired food with a focus on vegetables. santé eat creates casual, vibrant, bright food packed full of flavour.
Our food is globally-inspired with a focus on vegetables - santé is all about casual, vibrant food packed full of flavour and everything we serve is homemade. Our meat is always free range from Godfreys and we buy our fish from Thompsons Seafood in Holcombe market.
Tottenham sisters Becca + Elly have over 20 years combined experience working in the restaurant, bar and wine industries. santé is our new venture and combines our knowledge and passion of wine and food which we would love to share with you at our next supper club."

The Power Dinner - an 80s Theatrical Dining Experience in Clerkenwell - Thurs 5th
"The Power Dinner invites you into the surreal mania of the 1980s...
Join physical theatre company The Shame and The Ingredientist, London Culinary Experience Company on a journey back to the decade of greed, exploitation and debauchery!
From the absurdist melodramas of Dynasty, to the fast-paced, hedonistic excess of Wall Street greed, The Shame Company will take you through the vibrant and exhausting worlds of the fitness cult addicted to the body beautiful and the New Romantic army dealing with unrequited love."

Mikey Gordon's Sabbath Supper Club at the Yeo Valley Cafe in W2 - Fri 6th
"Join us for the second installment of "Sabbath" supper club at the Yeo Valley Cafe. The menu for the evening draws influences from all aspects of Jewish cuisine, presented in the form of small plates.
The Sabbath is a celebration of the start of the weekend, so bring a bottle along a bottle and let's have a bloody good time!"

Hop & Roll's Sri Lankan Supper Club in Brixton - Weds 11th
"Following their sell-out Beast debut, Hop & Roll are back to serve up the finest Sri Lankan hoppers in London!
Before the five course meal there's a cocktail reception and a live cooking demonstration from Rosheana. During your meal there'll be plenty of background on the cuisine and history of this wonderful Sri Lankan dish and the deliciously filling curries and sides that accompany it.
Rosheana's authentic hoppers are filled with homemade, spicy sambols and curries, as well as delicious mutton, egg and fish rolls on the side. They're cooked fresh to order, providing a theatrical live cooking element. and don’t compromise on spice or the renowned flavours of Sri Lanka: sweet, chilli, coconut and lime."

Ben Spalding x Stir in Woolwich - Tues 10th March
"The night will feature An intimate  talk from Ben Spalding on his journey & battle with Mental Health over the last 12 years. What better place to do this than stir, an award winning community cafe whose motto is good mood food and is a venture by the visionary bridge mental health group.  Ben will  cook a special intimate 5-course menu + surprises for 26 guests.
Not much around the food is revealed until the night, (in true Ben Spalding style), but expect 5-courses plus surprises paired with underground music & the standard banter & stories.
A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in food, music and conversation."


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

The Ecstatic Peace Library Pop-up Record Store & Gallery in Stoke Newington - Daily
On Wednesday 5th February the Ecstatic Peace Library, a pop-up record store, book store and gallery space will open at 96 Stoke Newington Church Street (nearly opposite The Good Egg), for six weeks.  It's a collaboration between musician Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), artist Edwin Pouncey (aka Savage Pencil), and Pete Flanagan (Zippo Records).  Go along for an eclectic selection of music and more; both Moore and Pouncey will be selling records from their personal collection.


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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