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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 - London Cocktail Week, Roast on the Rye, and a Reclette
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - The Lodge in Balham
8 Questions with - Andy & Tim from Le Bun




What’s on this week

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

Thursday 9th October
(Lots of things are open all week or weekend - see what’s closest to you on the map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l )

London Cocktail Week 2014 - Daily until Sun
London Cocktail Week 2014 runs from Monday 6th to Sunday 12th October.  There are LOTS of things happening, including over 20 pop-up cocktail bars running for the duration + events in lots of regular London bars
Rather than try to list all of the events I've created a map for all of the pop-up bars - see below.

Christabel's 'Indian Summer' Thursday Supper Club in Hoxton
Christabel Beeson went on holiday to India in September, and has taken lots of inspiration from this to create a special 'Indian Summer' supper club in a location in N1, near to the Regent's Canal

Dub Plates Kitchen's Thursday Night at The Hoxton Pony
Dub Plates Kitchen, which serves up Jamaican classics with a British twist, will be serving up food at The Hoxton Pony on Thursday 9th.  Food will be free, for as long as it lasts...

PaPa Spice's One Week Pop-up at Monikers in Hoxton Square - Daily until Sun
Next week, from Monday 6th to Sunday 12th PaPa Spice is popping up at Monikers in Hoxton with their Afro-Brit™ dishes.  Unusually they will be open from 12 noon until 11pm every day, so not specific dinners or lunches, which gives you lots of time to drop in to see them.

The King of Gnocchi's 'Roman in Clapton' Supper Clubs
Adalberto Battaglia, aka The King of Gnocchi, is hosting a series of 14 dinners at Palm2 in Clapton, E5, to show off his love of Italian food.  Running every Thursday from now until Chirstmas.  Go and see why he's called The King of Gnocchi!

The Bleach Bar 10 Week Pop-up In Dalston - Thurs - Sat

The Rooftop Film Club's Summer 2014 Season in Shoreditch, Peckham, Stratford & Ealing

Friday 10th October
Kome LA Street Food's Weekend Residency at The Dead Dolls Club in Bethnal Green - Fri & Sat
Kome LA Streetfood is starting a new weekend residency at The Dead Dolls Club in the railway arch in Cambridge Heath Road on Friday & Saturday nights.  Go for some Korean / American fusion food - also available as a takeaway.

lub Mexicana's Residency at The Convenience in Hackney - Weds - Sun
Vegan Taco experts Club Mexicana are following up from a series of supper clubs earlier this year, and a regular spot at KERB, to launch a new residency. Go get some vegan tacos!

Kitchen Theory's Náttúra Nordic-inspired Pop-up Dinner Series in Maida Hill - Fri & Sat
Regular popper-upper Kitchen Theory is back this Autumn and Winter. Prepare to be immersed in their world - your taste buds will thank you!

The House of Peroni's October Pop-up in Lincoln's Inn Fields
A new generation of Italian creative talent from the worlds of food, drink, design and film will bring modern Rome to central London for the entire month of October."

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 11th October
Olly's Turkish Gourmet's Anatolian Feast in Nunhead
Olly's Turkish Gourmet takes over The Hill Station in Telegraph Hill / Nunhead for a one-night-only Anatolian Feast.  I don't think you're going to leave this one hungry...  Tickets are just £22.

Busan BBQ at The 'Bread Street Sessions' near St Paul's
Busan BBQ is serving up its amazing bulgogi burgers, pork belly buns, gochujang ribs and more.  A new weekend highlight!

Le Bun's Weekend Brunch at The Old Bengal Bar near Liverpool Street - Sat & Sun
Serving signature dishes like Le Bisque Mac, Le Benedict and Le Duck Frites - think French flavours with an American twist..

Swingers Crazy Golf Course in Shoreditch with Top Street Food Vendors - Daily
Swingers will also feature a 1920s style clubhouse, perfect for relaxing in, with a cocktail bar, plus food from famous names like When Mac Met Cheese, Patty & Bun, and Pizza Pilgrims.

The Urban Food Fest in Shoreditch
Every Saturday Night From 16 August To 25 October 2014

Beavertown Brewery's Tap Room in Tottenham Hale
Every Saturday from, 12 noon until 6pm,

Plus - lots of Thursday & Friday things continue...

Sunday 12th October
The Regular Sunday Roast on the Rye at The Bussey Building in Peckham
The autumn and winter Amir Pem and Oliver Durnall, chef & manager behind this year's Frank's Rooftop Cafe in Packham, are launching a regular Sunday Roast at The Bussey Building in Peckham, to run from 12 noon until 7pm.

Kappacasein Diary's All You Can Eat Raclette Night in Bermondsey - Sun 12th
They provide the melted cheese - and you then pour it onto potatoes, cold meats, vegetables and more.  There will also be beer from the Kernel Brewery next door, so it sounds like an indulgent way to finish off your weekend.  ;-)

Press Play's Immersive Screening of 12 Angry Men in Bethnal Green
Immersive cinema experts Press Play have screening of 12 Angry Men in The Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green, which they are turning into a courtroom for the night.  Tickets start from £12.50, with other options including food.

Dirty Tommi's Sunday Residency at Dirty Bones in Kensington
Dirty Tommi's is an interesting collaboration between Dirty Bones and Tommi's Burger, running every Sunday at Dirty Bones in Kensington Church Street, Try Tommi's Burger Dog...

Papi's Pickles' Indian Sunday Brunch Series at Brixton Cornercopia - Sundays until 2nd Nov
The incredibly popular Papi's Pickles Indian Brunch is coming back to Brixton Cornercopia, in Brixton Village, for a series of Sundays, between 14th September and 2nd November.

LovenPresents' Weekly Pizza Party by the River Lea, N16
Love(n) this - LovenPresents is a weekly pizza party happening outside a gallery space on the River Lea, near South Tottenham, N16.   It's an alfresco meal in the yard of an art studio, with its own pizza oven; you get 3 courses + an aperitivo for £15, plus you can BYOB.

The Deptford Brunch Club in Giffin Square

Wapping Market - every Sunday
The weekly Sunday fine food market of East London

Monday 13th October
The Bowler's Street Food Residency at The Horse and Groom in Shoreditch - Mon - Sat
The Bowler aka Jez Felwick, one of London's most established street food traders, has started his first pub residency, at The Horse and Groom in Curtain Road, Shoreditch

Tuesday 14th October
Texas Joe's BBQ Residency at The Grafton Arms in NW5 - Daily
Joe has brought his amazing BBQ food - including his signature Brisket to The Grafton.  Go!

Wednesday 15th October
The Vinorium's Pop-up Wine Bar and Store by Gabriel's Wharf - Daily from 15th
A pop-up wine bar in two shipping containers is coming to Gabriel's Wharf on the South Bank (near(ish) to The Oxo Tower) this October as The Vinorium opens its bar and store.  It will run until Janaury 2015, and also offer special events like tastings and classes.

Flambée's French Pizza Residency at Catch Bar in Shoreditch - Weds - Sun
Flambée, who make delicious French Pizzas, have started their new residency at Catch bar on Kingsland Road (Shoreditch end).  It will run every week from Weds to Fri, from 6pm on weekdays and 4pm on Saturday & Sunday.

Doodle Pong at The Doodle Bar near Battersea Park, with food from Belpassi Bros Meatballs
This autumn The Doodle Bar in Battersea SW11 starts its Ping Pong league every Wednesday night, with food provided by Belpassi Bros and their amazing (& amazingly appropriate) meatballs.  Go play some prize ping pong, and eat some amazing balls.

Thursday 16th October
Funthyme's Food Through The Ages at The Geffrye Museum in E2
Step back in time through food at The Geffrye Museum at the Shoreditch end of the Kingsland Road as Funthyme take you on an exploration of food from the 16th and 17th centuries.  You get a 'historical drink' on arrival, canapes and three courses, and it's BYOB.

Indie Ales' 'Intro To Craft Beer' Night in Holloway
Indie Ales, who organise beer tastings, is holding an 'intro to craft beer' night in N7.  You'll get some great beers to taste, lots of information, and some tapas to eat while you're there.  Perfect for beginners!



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 Lodge Balham - Jimmy Garcia's Winter Pop-up with Fondues and More - From 25th Oct
The Lodge is themed like a ski lodge, and inside Jimmy and his team will be serving up fondues,  hot cocktails and a selection of signature dishes, featuring pigeon, wild mushrooms, scallops and venison and more...  It runs Tuesday - Sunday, pretty much all day and night.

Forza Win(ter)'s Fonduta Nights in Peckham - Thurs - Sat from 30th Oct
"Each night guests will sit down to five courses of Italian classics, created using all British ingredients. Think Porcini Arancini, Polpette, Raddichio, squashes, hams, and all sorts of other warming wintery joy. A communal pot of Fonduta will bubble away in the centre of the table, waiting to be poured onto each course, dipped in, or drunk straight from the bowl.”

Etsy's Three Day OPEN Art Exhibition in Shoreditch - 17th - 19th Oct
Etsy the site where you can buy items direct from crafters and designers, has some great artists as members, and to celebrate this they're holding a real world exhibition in Shoreditch on 17th - 19th October.  Go along to see and buy some art, and even play the 'art tombola'!


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

Will be back...


8 Questions with…  Andy & Tim from Le Bun
“Le Bun is a luxury street food market diner that launched in 2013. They take classic French flavours and revive them through modern, American-style dishes, aiming to revolutionise the way diners perceive French food.”

You haven’t lived until you’ve tasted... Truffles 'n' Waffles

You haven’t lived until you've seen... Paris at night,  standing in front of the Sacré Coeur

We can’t live without our... Skateboard. Until you break your arm falling off it.... and butter

5 years ago we were... Putting on club nights in east london & Working at Xenomania studios, the studios that brought you Girls Aloud

Our favourite local pub... The Three Compasses Dalston

Our favourite local shop... Oxfam, for forgotten french cook books

We always get inspired when we visit... Our mate Gizzi Erskine. A whirlwind of energy, support and creativity

Who should be on TV... Andy Le Bun's Brummie alter-ego. He's got shiny shirts and tons of charisma

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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