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Capish's Sicilian Streetfood Night at Mason & Co in E20 - Thurs

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 - Sicilian Streetfood, A Brewery Party, and an Italian Sunday Roast
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - The Bailey’s Book Bar at Waterstones in TCR




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


What’s on this week

Brand New - 
Capish's Sicilian Streetfood Night at Mason & Co in E20 - Thurs
Mirey's Restaurant's Residency at The Charles Lamb in Angel - Tues-Sun
Casa Sabor's Supper Club at home in Islington - Thurs and Fri
Colab Theatre's Immersive 'Rave Club' Romeo & Juliet - Starts Fri 24th
Sambrook's Brewery's Spring Party in Battersea - Sat 1pm-6pm
Pasta 'n' Goulash's Weekend Pop-up at Tolli Cafe in Kentish Town - Sat & Sun
Quinto Quarto's Italian Supperclub w Filippo Berio in N16 - Sat
Quinto Quarto's Italian Sunday Roast in N16 - Sun
The Secret Sunday Lunch club's Roast Lamb in Notting Hill - Sun
The Heinz Baked Beans Pop-up Cafe in Selfridges in Oxford Street - Opens Mon 27th
The Chinese Laundry Room's 'Crying Night' in Hackney - Thurs 30th
Cocktails in the City - Around London - Starts Thurs 30th

Last Chance -
Lucky & Joy's Regional Chinese Pop-up at Craving Coffee in N15 - Ends Sat 25th
The Vurger Co's Vegan Burger Nights at The Pillbox Kitchen in Bethnal Green - Sat

Thursday 23rd March
(Lots of things are open all week or weekend - see what’s closest to you on the map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l )

Capish's Sicilian Streetfood Night at Mason & Co in E20
"Inspired by Capish's travels in Sicily, we bring you a celebration of the best of Sicilian street food.
Ticket price £15 which gets you a selection of all the street food snacks below.
Included in the ticket price will be a Sicilian citrus aperitivo from our pals at Square Root and 2 1/3rds of beer specially paired with the dishes.
The food will be served street food style by Capish? at the kitchen pass.
This will be a really fun event combining some delicious food, beer and general good times!"

Mirey's Restaurant's Residency at The Charles Lamb in Angel - Tues-Sun
We are pleased to announce our next Kitchen Residency at The Charles Lamb in Islington!
We are serving delicious Bistro French food 6 days per week (Tuesday-Sunday) with an aim to be the best Sunday roast destination in Islington and the best loved local bistro. If you have dietary requirements please contact us when making a booking so we can cater for you :)

Casa Sabor's Supper Club at home in Islington - Thurs and Fri
"For our first Casa Sabor at Home, we have decided to start where we left off when we closed the doors on Essex Road, so we are going to revisit some of the Sabor classics dishes. Expect a welcome with our passion fruit margarita, to be followed by the menu below. You will get a taste of Esnayder’s own coffee from his family farm in Colombia."

Adam Rawson's Japanese Pop-up 'Sakura' at Borough Wines in N1 - Thurs-Sat til 1st April
Award-winning chef Adam Rawson has unveiled a new pop-up, a 12 course Japanese dinner called Sakura, at the Brewery Below space underneath Borough Wines at 344 Essex Road, N1.  Inspired by a recent trip to Japan, the menu will feature izakaya-style dishes designed for sharing, priced at £40, with optional flights of wines, sake, and Japanese beers, curated by Borough Wines' Muriel Chatel.  The dinners run from Thursday to Saturday until 1st April, with a 9 course option also available on the Thursdays (at £30).  Looking forward to this!

Jimmy Garcia's Food & Wine Night Pop-ups at Dvine Cellars in Clapham North - Weds-Sat
Jimmy Garcia, who has been hosting pop-ups around London for over five years, is hosting a 'back to basics' series of nights below a wine shop in Clapham North this March.  Now famous for The Lodge, the pop-up fondue restaurant, Jimmy will be returning to Dvine Cellars in Landor Road, SW9 for 4 weeks of Wednesday-Saturday food and wine nights.
Wednesday and Thursday nights will be Burgers & Bordeaux, with wagu beef burgers, at £35 a head, and Fridays & Saturdays will be Tapas and Tempranillo, with multiple small plates, at £40 a head.

Lucky & Joy's Regional Chinese Pop-up at Craving Coffee in N15 - Ends Sat 25th
After a month of 'newbies' - new streetfood traders - in their kitchen, Craving Coffee in N15 is getting back to a more traditional residency with Lucky & Joy, a new regional Chinese restaurant, who will be serving for the whole of March, Thursday to Saturday.  Founded by Ellen Parr of Art of Dining, and Pete Kelly from Background Bars, they will have a different menu for each week of the run, including hot and cold dishes.  Booking recommended!

Boustead & Bidois' March Residency at Nanna's in Islington - Thurs-Sat
Boustead & Bidois, a new pop-up from friends Chris Boustead & Tomas Bidois, will be the first of a new series of residencies at Nanna's, the cafe in St Paul's Road, Islington (near to Highbury & Islington tube.  Expect modern British dishes, with a great selection of local beers and wines.  Booking recommended!

Dub Plates Kitchen at Unwined in Tooting - Thurs - Sun
Dub Plates Kitchen are the current kitchen residents at Unwined in Tooting, the wine bar in Tooting Market, serving Thurs-Sun, inc bottomless Sundays.

The 'Kheera Kitchen' Pop-up Indian Restaurant in Spitalfields, from Crisis - Weds-Sun
Kheera Kitchen is a pop-up Indian restaurant from Crisis, the charity for homeless people, open until the end of April at The Cafe from Crisis in Commercial Street, E1.  Run as a social enterprise, it will give homeless people and ex-offenders training in the hospitality industry to improve their career prospects.  It's open from Wednesday to Friday in the evenings, and at the weekends from 12 noon, with big bowls priced at £10, and sides at £5  Please support this great initiative!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BPh5xm1AhAg/

Dinerama - The Street Food Market in Shoreditch - Thurs - Sun
Dinerama, the great streetfood market at 19 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, is now open Thursday to Sunday.

Friday 24th March
Rati's Kitchen's East Indian Streetfood at All Inn One Pub in SE23 - Fri & Sat
Rati's Kitchen, which serves East Indian street food, is taking over the kitchen at All In One pub in Forest Hill SE23 for 7 days between 16th and 31st March 2017.  Rati, who also does cookery classes, will be treating us to a selection of popular dishes including Murg Chukander (a chicken curry), and Chochori (a vegan dish made with lots of veg and spices).
& it looks like…https://www.instagram.com/p/BRyFXAGDxIM/

Colab Theatre's Immersive 'Rave Club' Romeo & Juliet - VArious dates to late April
This immersive theatre production is a unique adaption of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, set in a warehouse squat during the 1990’s…when rave culture was MASSIVE.
For never was there a story of more woe, but this time the audience decides where this story goes, with the choices they make and the actions they take changing the fate of Juliet and Her Romeo.
Your family welcomes you into competing sides as either a Montague or Capulet as you become a character in their story.

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.

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.  His 'Global Traveller' burger menu now had a new addition, following a recent research trip to Japan - the Nippon Umai (aged beef, Chashu braised pork belly, Nambanshu sauce, wakame edible seaweed and wasabi mayo) which sounds every bit as good as his other ones.  See you there!
& the fried chicken looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BRU_gDNjMLY/

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 25th March
Sambrook's Brewery's Spring Party in Battersea - 1pm-6pm
"Join us at the brewery on Saturday the 25th of March from Midday to celebrate the return of spring and the launch of our new Session IPA"

Pasta 'n' Goulash's Weekend Pop-up at Tolli Cafe in Kentish Town - Sat & Sun
Pasta 'n' Goulash, the Italian / Hungarian pop-up that has appeared around London for the past 18 months or so, is now popping up for 4 weekends at Tolli Cafe in Kentish Town, serving a mix of Italian and Hungarian dishes (& beers), starting 25th March.  I never got a chance to try this in December, so I'm really pleased that it's coming back.  The food just sounds fantastic!

Quinto Quarto's Italian Supperclub w Filippo Berio in N16
"In the stylish district of London N16, at the really cool Green House, Grub Club’s veteran and Italian, Michelin trained, Chef Adalberto Battaglia aka ‘The King of Gnocchi’ (according to those who have been lucky enough to sample his cooking at the food stalls he held in Brick Lane) and specializing in Roman food, has created a very special evening this time sponsored by Filippo Berio!"

The Vurger Co's Vegan Burger Nights at The Pillbox Kitchen in Bethnal Green
The Vurger Co serve vegan burgers (hence the name) around the markets of London, and will be taking up residency at The Pillbox Kitchen in Bethnal Green for 4 Satudays, from 14th Janaury to 4th February 2017.  No booking, just turn up, and enjoy great vegan food in burger form, plus vegan beers and wines too.  Need to try this!

Soul Food Sisters' Five Week Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Daily
Soul Food Sisters, who cook a fusion of European and Caribbean dishes, have taken over the kitchen at The King & Co in Clapham, serving daily until 2nd april 2017.  Expect Curry Goat, Rice & Peas, Chicken Wings and lots more, plus desserts while at the weekend there is a Saturday brunch, and their take on the Sunday Roast.  I've tried their food before, and Claphamites (& visitors) are in for a treat!

Sunday 26th March
Quinto Quarto's Italian Sunday Roast in N16
"Adalberto Battaglia returns for an other BYOB 6course 'Lazy Italian Sunday Roast' featuring a couple of amazing signature dishes Roman canteen style & it's a great way to celebrate Mother's Day too!
This time Adha's setting up shop in the heart of N16 at the Green House in Newington Green, to serve up an indulgent 'whole animal' and seasonal menu!
Service is starting at comfortably 1pm (on the day that the time is changing!) in order for you to indulge the amazing menu with no rush."

The Secret Sunday Lunch club's Roast Lamb in Notting Hill
"The Secret Sunday Lunch Club has taken a bit of a break but there’s good reason… The whole venue has been completely renovated! It’s taken nearly a year and it’s been quite a journey. What better way to kick-off this time of year with an old favourite – Slow Roast Shoulder of Lamb. Cooked overnight; it’s so succulent that it simply falls of the bone and the flavour… is sublime.
So come and make new friends over proper home-cooked British food, lovingly prepared from fresh, locally sourced ingredients."

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/BOpGuY0gmSb/

Le Bun's Residency at Birthdays in Dalston - Daily
Le Bun continue their upward ascent with a new three month residency at Brthdays in Dalston, serving their signature buns like Duke Frites, and Bourguignon and more!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BMKBUEfA1Pv/

Monday 27th March
The Heinz Baked Beans Pop-up Cafe in Selfridges in Oxford Street
Heinz is opening a 'Heinz Means Beans' pop-up cafe 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 Heins Baked Beans, 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.

Le Bao Truck's March 2017 Residency at The Dukes Head in Highgate - Daily
Le Bao Truck, winner of British Street Food's Best Sandwich 2016, are in the kitchen at The Duke's Head in Highgate for the whole of March 2017, serving their take on traditional bao buns.  Open daily, from 12 noon to 10pm, this is one not to miss!

We Serve Humans' Residency at The Jackdaw & Star in Homerton - Daily
We Serve Humans, who actually serve burgers, filled buns, hotdogs, and sides, + roasts on Sundays, have taken over the kitchen at The Jackdaw and Star in Homerton High Street, E9.  Menu is here; I can't wait to try the Philly Cheese bun, with beef sirloin.  Open daily, and you need to go!

Tuesday 28th March
Club Mexicana's Mexican Vegan Streetfood Residency at Pamela in Dalston - Tues - Sat
Club Mexicana, the vegan Mexican streetfood supremos who have been popping up (& gracing this site) regularly since early 2014, are going to be doing a bar kitchen residency at Pamela in Kingsland Road, Dalston.  I'm certainly not a vegan (see my Instagram for details...) but I love Lois and Meriel's food, especially their pulled jackfruit burritos.  This is one you really need to go to regularly!

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 29th March
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.

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.  Can't wait!

Thursday 30th March
The Chinese Laundry Room's 'Crying Night' at Pacific Social Club in Hackney
The Chinese Laundry Room is a a restaurant on Upper Street Islington, which unfortunately was damaged by a fire at the end of February.  While they are closed (re-opening in May), they miss their kitchen, so are holding a dinner at the Pacific Social Club in Clarence Road, E5, on Thursday the 30th of March, for new and existing customers. It will feature some dishes they had on the menu at the restaurant, plus some new ones just for this night.  There is no booking - just turn up hungry!  I love this use of a pop-up!

Cocktails in the City - Around London - Thurs-Sat
"A three-day celebration of the cocktail, Cocktails in the City mixes together twenty-five leading bars in pop-up form under one roof.
From five star hotels to secret speakeasies, get shoulder-to-shoulder with world's leading bartenders for an evening of discovery and new experiences.
To celebrate our fifth anniversary, a handpicked selection of international bars are flying in for the festivities so raise a glass and join us for the occasion."

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:

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Food-related things - restaurants, bars, streetfood in pubs & more

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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)
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My home From Umbria's March Supperclub in Farringdon - Fri 31st
"From the host who has known to make pigs fly - 4 courses from Italy's famous foodie region Abruzzo, with welcome drink + BYOB in her beautiful central London home!"

Bâgan's Contemporary Burmese Dinner at London Cooking Project in SW11 - Sat 1st
Bâgan, who offer contemporary Burmese dining, is back for April at The London Cooking Project in SW11, with a four course dinner on Saturday 1st, featuring Red lentil and tamarind soup, and Burmese-Muslim panthe-kyauk swe with organic chicken or tempeh.  Tickets are just £40; I went to the last one, and it was a great evening of food, chat and laughter.  Go!

The Bailey's Prize Book Bar at Waterstones in Tottenham Court Road - Opens Mon 3rd
"Following the sell-out success of the 2016 Pop-Up, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Book Bar is returning to Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road in April for five days of fantastic events to celebrate outstanding writing by women!
On April 3rd the Book Bar will open its doors to shine a spotlight on the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 shortlist and offer a series of inspiring events with writers including Sara Pascoe, Lisa McInerney, Gemma Cairney, Val McDermid, Katy Brand, Louise Doughty and Kate Mosse."

Pescheria Frizzante Supper Club in E2 - Thurs 13th April
"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""


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