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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.


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This week we have -

Thursday - Thursday - Zlatan’s Euro 2016 Bar, Ruby & Pickles, and CLAW’s Crab Burgers
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - The London Gelato Festival
Shop of the Week - By Rory & Taylor Morris' Summer Pop-up Shop in Portobello Road




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What’s on this week

Brand New - 
CLAW's Two Week Residency in Clerkenwell - Weds - Fri
Zlatan's Euro 2016 Pop-up Sports Bar at Inferno's in Clapham - Several Dates
Ruby & Pickles' Mediterranean Summer Feast near Angel - Thurs
My Home from Umbria Pops Up in Shoreditch - Thurs
Giro Vino Pop-up Wine Bar in Shoreditch - Fri
Sri L Catering's Sri Lankan Pop-up in Clerkenwell - Sat
Yoga Brunch Club & London Chaiparty in Brixton - Sun

Last Chance - 
Tiberi at Unwined in Tooting Wine Bar in SW17 - Ends Sun 19th

Thursday 16th June
(Lots of things are open all week or weekend - see what’s closest to you on the map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l )

Zlatan's Euro 2016 Pop-up Sports Bar at Inferno's in Clapham - Open for the major games
Zlatan's is a pop-up bar screening the major Euro 2016 games.  It's taking over Inferno's in Clapham High Street, and will be screening the major games - see list below - with 2nd round games to be added once announced.  You need a ticket to get in - get one here - and then you'll get a big screen, a well stocked bar and lots of atmosphere.  Be like Zlatan, and head to the House of Zlatan for the games.

CLAW's Two Week Residency at The Hat & Tun in Clerkenwell - Weds - Fri for 2 weeks
CLAW, who serve great crab-based dishes, are popping up at The Hat & Tun in Clerkenwell (just round the corner from Clerkenwell Road and Farringdon Station) for six days, serving Weds - Fri evenings from 15h - 24th June 2016.  Go for the amazing Devonshire crab burger, or KFC (Kimchi-Fried softshell Crab), or even their Steak and Verde, or Mac & Cheese.  Go!

Ruby & Pickles' Mediterranean Summer Feast at The Joker of Penton near Angel
Ruby & Pickles are hosting a summer feast at The Joker of Penton near Angel, Islington, on Thursday 16th June.  The food is essentially a fusion of Indian and other cuisines - e.g. ‘birycini’ – a combination of the traditional Indian rice dish, biryani, with the classic Italian snack of risotto balls, arancini - and the feast costs jut £22.50.  Irresistible!

My Home from Umbria Pops Up in Shoreditch
"La Casella, our paradise in Umbria, is about to arrive in London again! Our magical chef will bring over fresh ingredients directly from our farm to give you a taste of real Italy.
Assia selects the highest quality products, mainly organic, from small businesses, local farm and craftsmen. Extra virgin olive oil, pecorino cheese, suckling pigs from la Casella, onions from Cannara, organic flour ... are some of the products that you will find in her dishes."

Dinerama - The Street Food Market in Shoreditch - Summer 2016 - Thurs - Sun
Dinerama, the great streetfood market at 19 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, is now onto it's summer hours, which means it's open from noon, Thursday to Sunday.  It's then open until midnight, except Sundays where it shuts at 9pm.  Go for some of the best of London's street food traders, in a convenient central location, with rooftop areas and more.

John Lewis's 'The Gardening Society' Rooftop Pop-up on Oxford Street - Daily
John Lewis has opened up a roof garden on top of its Oxford Street store for summer 2016.  Open until September 4th, it's called The Gardening Society, and features a rotating set of pop-ups restaurants - including The Dairy from Clapham in June, B.O.B.'s Lobster in July.  Plus there are bars, views and it's a nice place to chill out on a summer's afternoon or evening.

'The Last Days of Shoreditch' Streetfood Market at Red Market in Shoreditch - Thurs - Sat
The Red Market in Old Street, a street food institution for the past 6 years, is opening up this summer as The Last Days of Shoreditch, featuring streetfood - inc, Crabbie Shack, Le Bao, The Joint and Yeah Burger - bars, Junkyark Crazy Golf, and art by Gavin Turk and others.  It's potentially the last summer in the site, on the corner of Old Street and Great Eastern Street, hence the name, and if so we need to give it a good send-off.  It's open Thursdays to Saturdays from 25th May to 28th August, with free entry on Thursdays.  Go!

Tiberi at Unwined in Tooting Wine Bar in SW17 - Ends Sun 19th
Eat Tiberi’s delicious Barcelona flavours at Unwined n Tooting until 19th June - hgihly recommended
& it looks a bit like this - https://www.instagram.com/p/BFtjLhcpoZK/
& this - https://www.instagram.com/p/BFtpe8lJoar/

'Pergola on The Roof' Rooftop Pop-up with 4 Restaurants in Shepherds Bush - Weds - Sun
Pergola on The Roof is a new summer rooftop pop-up on the roof of the old TV Centre in Shepherd's Bush.  Last year this site was used by a pop-up called Storeys; this year it's opening with a new concept - 4 restaurants, Patty & Bun, Salt Yard, Rabbit and Le Coq, all serving a besoke summer menu, plus two bars, boules, bookable daybeds for ten, and even a retractable roof in case of rain.  It's open from 26th May to 29th August, Wednesday to Sunday.  This is going to be so popular!

Brixton Beach Boulevard Rooftop Bars and Diners for Summer 2016 - Thurs - Sun
Brixton Beach Boulevard is a rooftop bar with 6 food options, opening from the end of May to the end of August 2016.  Situated on Valentia Place, between Coldharbour Lane and Brixton Station Road, it'll be open from Thursdays to Sundays, starting 27th May, and is based on a 1980s Miami vibe.  The six restaurants are Miami Bass - high end, Lucky Pierre - 'Frites & Treats', The Other Side Fried - buns, La Chatica - Latin American, Nanny Bills - streetfood classics, and Mac To The Future - Mac & Cheese.  This looks like a great addition to the summer 2016 rooftops!

#TottenhamSocial Thursday & Friday Street Food Residencies at Craving Coffee in N15 - Thurs & Fri - Soul Food Sisters
Craving Coffee, the cafe in Markfield Road, N15 has been running streetfood residencies every Friday since June 2015, with different traders coming in every week.  In 2016 there will be two modifications to this successful formula - first, it will run every Thursday and Friday, and second, traders will change every month, rather than every week, so you'll get at least 8 nights of each one.

Friday 17th June
Giro Vino Pop-up Wine Bar in Shoreditch
"After the huge success of the launching event, The Plot Twist will bring Giro Vino back to East London to deliver the Dolce Vita feeling with loads of Italian (and Hungarian) food and wine. We found a fantastic venue to pop-up: The Patio, with both indoor area and a sunny terrace in the middle of Finsbury Square, perfectly located among Liverpool Street, Old Street and Moorgate.
This time we will introduce 5 amazing wines from North of Italy.Join us in a free wine tasting and try the finest of Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige: Prosecco, Müller-Thurgau, Rose’ Spumante , Bianco and Rosso delle Venezie will be all available and waiting for you taste them all. Craft beer lovers will be amazed by our chilled Italian ORA Pilsner and Scotch Ale"

Fowl Mouths' Friday Night Dinners at The Table Cafe near London Bridge - Fridays in June
Fowl Mouths, who serve wonderful Japanese comfort food at street markets, and are also veterans of residencies at both The King and Co in Clapham and The Lido Cafe in Herne Hill, have announced a new Friday pop-up for June.  Each Friday they'll be at The Table Cafe in Southwark Street, near to Tate Modern, for a four course dinner for just £35.  The menu includes many of their favourites - plus the cafe has a great selection of drinks.  Got to be done!

Beavertown Brewery's one month Pop-up Pub in Holloway Road - Thurs - Sun
Great news - Having done tap takevovers for several years, and run their own amazingly popular tap room in N17, Beavertown Brewery is taking over an entire pub for a month, from 26th of May.  It's the Beer Kat at 203 Holloway Road, N7 - Formerly the 12 Bar Club, and before that Phibbers - can't wait to see what Beavertown are going to do with it.

Pinchy's Pop-up Summer Barbecue in the Garden of Hector & Noble Pub near Victoria Park - Fri-Sun
Pinchy's is a pop-up BBQ and spritz bar taking place in the garden of Hector & Noble pub in Victoria Park Road, E9, serving Fridays to Sundays from 27th May 2016.  Expect great treats from the BBQ, like lobster - half for £10 or whole for £17 - plus tiger prawns, salads and lots more.  Drinks will include Aperol and Cá del Console Prosecco - you've got to go!

The Chicken of The Woods Supper Club in Crouch End - Fri & Sat for the summer
Chicken of The Woods is a new weekly supperclub from an impressive team of chef Chris Slaughter and front of house James Galton, taking place on Fridays and Saturdays from 29th April 2016 at the 1930s Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End..  There are seats for just 20 each night, and it costs just £35 for a 5 course menu, or £60 with matching wines.
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BFFJMoQJoXU/

Rooftop Film Club's 2016 Summer Screenings in Peckham, Shoreditch, Stratford and Kensington
The Rooftop Film Club has announced its Summer 2016 programme of open air screenings, back on the rooftops that gave it its name.  As in 2015, 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, wth food from Forza Win and RockaDollar Dogs, plus coffee from sponsors Nespresso.

Dalston Yard 2016 - Street Food Night Market & Bars in E8 - Fri & Sat til Oct
Dalston Yard, Street Feast's north London home of street food and vibes, opens for 2016 on Friday 29th April, and will open every Friday and Saturday until 1st October.  This year the lineup includes Breddos Tacos, Kimchinary's burritos, SteakHAUS, Bleecker Burger, B.O.B.'s Lobster, Club Mexicana, Patare,

The 2016 Model Market Night Market for Streetfood in Lewisham - Fri & Sat
Model Market, the streetfood nightmarket in Lewisham, SE13, is back for 25 weekends in the spring and summer of 2016.  It's open every Friday and Saturday from 5pm, with lots of great traders including Club Mexicana, Mother Flipper, Mama's Jerk, Sub Cult, SE Cakery, and You Doughnut, plus lots of bars and #vibes.

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 18th June
Magnum's 2016 'Design Your Own Magnum' Pop-up Shop near Bond Street
It's back - The Magnum  Pleasure Store where you can 'Make Your Own Magnum' will open as a pop-up shop at 56 South Molton Street, near Bond Street.  I haven't got the full press release yet, but if it's anything like last year you'll be able to make your own Magnum by choosing the different elements - ice cream, chocolate, sprinkles - and then eat it, pausing only to Instagram the heck out of it.  This has become a rather wonderful London summer tradition.
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BF88YfaJoVi/

Sri L Catering's Sri Lankan Pop-up at Printworks Kitchen in Clerkenwell
Sri L Catering is holding a Sri Lankan pop-up restaurant at The Printworks Kitchen in Rosebery Avenue on Saturday 18th June.  Note that it's not a supper club - you book a time when you want to eat, rather than everyone all sitting down and eating together.  £30 gets you a 4 course menu, or £35 gets you the same, plus one of their signature cocktails.

The 'Yeah! Grills' Residency at The Victoria in Dalston - Daily
Yeah! Burger, currently in residency at The Star of Kings, have branched out into a wider menu for their new residency - Yeah! Grills (geddit?), now in residency for the summer at The Victoria in Queensbridge Road, Dalston.  Serving a British BBQ experience, including steak sea bream, spatchcock chicken and more, they're open daily for evenings during the week, and from 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  Go!

Frank's Cafe - Peckham's Rooftop Pop-up - Open Tues - Sun
Franks Cafe, the rooftop restaurant & bar in Peckham, re-opens for 2016 on Thursday 19th May.  Perched on the top of a multi-storey car park, ten stories high, it's one of the original London pop-up restaurants - first opening for the summer in 2008 - and still one of the best.  Take the lift for the 10th floor, and walk up from there, past Bold Tendencies' art, til you get to the rooftop.  There you'll find the bar and restaurant open Tuesday-Sunday until the end of Sept, and serving seasonal food, freshly cooked.  Plus, the views are stunning!

Sambal Shiok's Laksa Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho
Malaysian street-food trader Sambal Shiok is popping up at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho, taking over from Darjeeling Express.  On the menu will be the world famous Laksa, which caused huge queues during the 2 week pop-up in Finsbury Park in January, plus the excellent fried chicken, nasi lemak, beef rendang and Hainan dumplings.

Dough Bro's 6 Month Pizza Residency at Wild Card Brewery in Walthamstow - Saturdays & Sundays for 6 months
Dough Bro will be in residency at The Wild Card Brewery, E17, for Saturdays & Sundays for 6 months.  Go for the pizza, plus Wild Card's excellent beers!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BEBeatMJoZR/

Sunday 19th June
The Harry Potter 'House of MinaLima' Pop-up Shop in Soho - Daily
A Harry Potter pop-up shop is opening in London!  The House of MinaLima, at 26 Greek Street, Soho, will serve as an exhibition of graphic art and authentic film props from the Harry Potter films, plus items to buy including  limited edition prints from the Harry Potter films, postcard sets, prop replica notebooks and the brand new product, Hogwarts Acceptance Letter, as well as removable decals to decorate the home.  Spread out over 4 floors, It's open daily from Friday 3rd June to Saturday 4th February 2016, from 12 noon each day.  Go!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BGGx_YQJoXu/

Yoga Brunch Club & London Chaiparty in Brixton
“Wouldn't it be great if you could have a chilled out afternoon of yoga, laid back tunes followed by an amazing brunch all in one unique and beautiful space?
Come and find some inner space and calm as you flow through a deep and dynamic practice and then refuel with our fragrant feast this month from London Chaiparty.
London Chaiparty is run by Nisha, Suchi and Gayathri, working together they host Indian themed pop-ups & supper-clubs serving home cooked traditional and fusion food that you would not get to taste anywhere in London”

Oh My Dog's Hotdog & Burger Residency at The Horatia, N7 - Daily
Oh My Dog are now serving their excellent hotdogs daily at The Horatia in Holloway Road, N7, just a few minutes walk from Highbury & Islington station.   Definitely one to try!
& the Sunday brunch looks a bit like… https://www.instagram.com/p/BGjmI1Vpoem/

C FOOD's Sunday Night Mediterranean Courtyard Dinners in Camberwell
C FOOD is bringing jazz and Mediterranean dining to Camberwell this summer, with a season of Sunday evening events in the courtyard of The Employment Academy in Peckham Road.  It's admittedly not the most glamourous-sounding address, but as you can see in the pic, the courtyard will be decked out with olives, large communal tables and more, and their 3 course menu costs just £30.  Starting on Sunday 29th May and happening on Sunday evenings until the end of August, this one sounds amazing, and I'm sure will be a very hot ticket!

The House of Peroni at Proud East in Haggerston - Weds - Sun
The House of Peroni, Peroni's celebration of Italian food, drink and culture, returns to London on Thursday 19th May for a six week run, this time at Proud East (formerly The Proud Archivist), on the Regent's Canal near to Haggerston.  Expect lots of interesting things to see, plus great food, great beers and cocktails, and lot of (bookable) classes to improve your mind.

Birdies' Rooftop Crazy Golf Course in Stratford
Birdies Crazy Golf first appeared last year at The Vaults under Waterloo; now they're back for summer 2016 with a rooftop course on the top of a multistory carpark in Stratford, E15.  Expect crazy holes (one of which has a 5ft drop), great views, and streetfood from people like RockaDollar Dogs, plus cocktails and other drinks.  It's open six days a week - closed Mondays - and it's only £9 for a ticket to play.

Monday 20th June
Prairie Fire BBQ's June Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Daily for June
This June Prairie Fire BBQ - a Kansas City style BBQ with burgers, ribs and more - will be in the kitchen at The Duke's Head in Highgate, serving their dishes every day from noon.  Go for the food, but also the great selection of craft beers at the bar.
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BGUGwwNpoSM/

Yolk's 6 Month Residency at The Duke of Wellington in Dalston - Daily
Yolk, which has been popping up around London for the last couple of years, has a new 6 month residency at The Duke of Wellington, on Balls Pond Road, near to Dalston.
While Yolk started off doing brunches, largely based on eggs (hence the name), the menu for The Duke includes snacks like pig cheeks goujons, beetroot-cured salmon, and buttermilk waffles, mains like ex cheek ragu, the famous confit duck bun, and butternut & mascapone gnocchi.

Allihopa's Scandinavian-inspired Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Daily til end of June
The King & Co in Clapham is certainly keeping their customers' taste buds entertained with their regular kitchen residencies.  May 2016 sees the arrival of Allihopa, Scandinavian-inspired smoked fish artisans, who will be serving daily in the pub, with dishes like a smoked haddock scotch egg and Janssons Temptation tartiflette with anchovies; tempting big plates like Pyttipanna hash with mushrooms, parsnips and onions, plus, if you want meat, Swedish meatballs with mash, pickled cucumber and lingonbelly jam.  Yum!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BE_v7GBJoSu/

Tuesday 21st June
Sho Food Doh's 5 Night A Week Japanese Street Food at Pacific Social Club in Clapton
Great news - Sho Foo Doh, one of the original street food pop-ups from about 5 years ago, is now opening 5 evenings a week - Tues - Sat -  at Pacific Social Club in Clarence Road, Clapton.  Go along for Fumio's superb okonomiyaki, plus drinks, great tunes and more.

The Queen of Hoxton's Summer of Love Rooftop Bar for Summer 2016 - Mon-Sat
This summer the Queen of Hoxton's rooftop bar has taken a psychedlic 'summer of love' theme, complete with cool nots of San Francisco in the 1960s, flower power and more.  There's food, including Beatnik Burger, and Psychedelic Ice Cream Sandwich, not to mention Salmon and Garfunkel (from the BBQ), plus lots of cocktails with names like LSTea, The Limes They Are a Changin’, and even ice cream floats, called things like Drop Sorbet, Not Bombs.  (They clearly had fun naming things!)  It's open Monday to Saturday for the summer, nad there are lots of special events planned too.  Be There, or Be Square!

Wednesday 22nd June
Squid Kitchen's Three Month Residency at The Rose and Crown in NW5 - Tues, + Thurs-Sun
Squid Kitchen, street food stars who serve up Madrid-style dishes, are taking over the kitchen at The Rose & Crown in Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, for Tuesdays, and Thursdays - Sundays this May, June and July.  Go to feast on their amazing dishes, including squid, peppers and more.

Slow Down Food's El Barrio Mexican Residency at The Shop in NW10 - Tues-Sun
Slow Down Food is taking over the kitchen at the bar The Shop NW10 in Kensal Rise from Tuesday 3rd May for a 3 month residency with 'El Barrio', Mexican street food.   They are serving their main menu from Tuesday to Saturday 5-10pm and then Brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 3pm.

Thursday 23rd June
Little Nan's Pop-up Rio Bar at The Rio Cinema in Dalston - Weds - Sat
Little Nan's Bar, the fun pop-up cocktail bar, is taking over the basement of the Rio Cinema in Kingsland High Street from Weds - Sat until 14th August 2016.  It's a fun club night, with cocktails served from tea pots, 90s music and themes, a photo booth with lots of props, and a dance floor.  Booking isn't essential, but recommended if you want to have a celebration (to guarantee a table etc) or if you want their bottomless cocktails!

Notch London Rooftop Bar for Cocktails & Food near Marble Arch - Daily
Notch is a new rooftop bar at 535 Oxford Street - almost opposite Marble Arch.  Last year there was a bar called Roofnic in this spot, but Notch is brand new for 2016 - you can watch them building it on their Facebook page.  Expect lots of cocktails, pls food from Mark Morrans (Kurobuta), and it's open from 10am - 10pm every day for the summer of 2016.  it's even got wifi to make instagramming easier (or pretending that you're actually at work...).  Got to be done!



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 2016 Gelato Festival at Spitalfields Market - Starts Fri 24th
Great news!  The Gelato Festival is back at Spitalfields for 2016, and this time it lasts over a week, from Friday 24th June, to Sunday 3rd July.  Gelato makers wll be coming over from Italy with their amazing flavours, plus there will be an event space, a lab, and a competition for the producers.  £17 gets you a gelato card, which gets you 8 scoops - no cash sales - and gives you access to events etc. This is going to be hugely popular!

Backdoor Kitchen's pop-up at Canvas Cafe off Brick Lane - Sat 25th
“Meet us on June 25th at that inspiring place that is Canvas Cafe. A cradle for art, music, good food and a safe harbour for the local community for an astonishing espresso break, a quick chat or just to contemplate the sketches and the lines left by passionate passer-bys on the walls of this magic intimate space.
Expect fireworks, charming Italian waiters, romance, good music and, most of all, delicious food with Rob's unique twist.
The chef and the slave are back in town. So put on your best dress and get ready to swing. Welcome to the next chapter of our secret foodie extravaganza!”


Shop of the Week

By Rory & Taylor Morris' Summer Pop-up Shop in Portobello Road - Daily
Beachwear brand By Rory is holding a pop-up shop at 199-201 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, from 7th June to 31st July 2016.  It's the perfect weather for beachwear (at time of writing), and this one features lots of brands, plus eyewear from Taylor Morris, and there will also be drinks to keep you refreshed.

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