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This week we have -

Thursday - Thursday - Boustead & Bidois, Dalston Food Day, and Unwined's Sunday Supper
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Coming Soon - Gindependence Day




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What’s on this week

Brand New - 
Boustead & Bidois' Residency at the Shrub & Shutter in Brixton - Tuesdays to Saturdays
Alice's Kitchen's Supperclub at the London Cooking Project in SW11 - Thurs
Mama Xanandu's Three Miles Botanical Feast in Stoke Newington - Thurs-Sat
Charles Heidsieck's Maverick Encounters Champagne Night in Peckham - Thurs
Dough Bro Pizza’s summer residency at the Camden Town Brewery in NW5 - Thurs-Sun
Blue Moon's Wishing Tree Pop-up Bar in Spitalfields - Fri & Sat
The Dalston Beer Day - Sat
Nyetimber X Tomos Parry Dining in Covent Garden - Sat
MzuriKhana's London Food Month Supper Club - Sat
Sunday Suppers @ Unwined in Tooting Market - Sun
A Miso-inspired supperclub in Clerkenwell - Tues
The Mazi Mas Relaunch Dinner in E5 - Tues
Festibowl - Lawn bowls in Finsbury Square - Starts Weds 28th
El Dorado Rum night. Cocktails and food pairing in Brixton - Weds 28th
Soop's Salt & Time Supperclub - Stories from our Siberian Kitchen - in SW11 - Thurs 29th & Fri 30th

Last Chance - 
The Nyetimber Garden Bar in Covent Garden - Daily til 28th June

Thursday 22nd June

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

Boustead & Bidois' Residency at the Shrub & Shutter in Brixton - Tuesdays to Saturdays
Chefs Boustead & Bidois, who previously popped up in Highbury & Islington, have taken a trip down the Victoria Line to their new residency at Shrub & Shutter in Brixton.  Food is modern British, so expect dishes like Asparagus, Anchovy Crumb & Hen's Egg, and Spring Lamb Leg Steak, Carrot Puree, & Grilled Spring Onions.  I never got to try their food up in N1, so I'm delighted they've popped p again.

Alice's Kitchen's Supperclub at the London Cooking Project in SW11
"Indulge in a beautiful 4-course Italian supper cooked for you by Alice Staple from Alice's Kitchen and Dominique Goltinger, previously Bistro Bruno Loubet and Grain Store.
Alice Staple trained at Leith's School of Food and Wine in 1999 and has travelled and cooked her way around Italy since. It was here that she learned the importance of seasonality, the quality of the produce and the strength of flavours both of these provide."

Mama Xanandu's Three Miles Botanical Feast in Stoke Newington - Thurs-Sat
"Three Miles celebrates the neighbouring land and a light carbon footprint with a plant-based feast of foraged and locally produced ingredients from within a three-mile radius of the venue. Our Alchemy Bar will be prescribing botanical elixirs and herbal preparations.
Expect wild foraged ingredients and plants you may never have heard of. Dishes will be a marriage of botanicals and molecular gastronomy, exploring innovative ways to bring out these unique flavours."

Charles Heidsieck's Maverick Encounters Champagne Night at Blenheim Forge in Peckham
On Thursday 22nd June Champagne house Charles Heidsieck is holding an event at the excellent Blenheim Forge in Peckham, including a tour of the forge, a workshop where you can see their knives, and a food and champagne pairing masterclass with a Japanese chef.  Tickets are £51 for this excellent evening.

Dough Bro Pizza’s summer residency at the Camden Town Brewery in NW5 - Thurs-Sun
“STARTING THURSDAY: our summer residency @CamdenBrewery Can I get a hell yeah?!?!?!”

Frizzante's Thursday Night Agriturismo Supperclub in Hackney - Thursdays
"Frizzante cafe is styled on the Agriturismo’s in Italy where the farm restaurant offered all produce grown on the farm, meats, vegetables, wines and oils. Although our gardens aren’t large enough to support a similar enterprise in East London we aim to source all our ingredients from smaller suppliers. Locally roasted coffee, community vegetable schemes and independent fresh fish suppliers all provide local unique flavours and the variety and quality from these suppliers always amazes us."

June & July Street Food Residencies at The Prince in Wood Green, N22 - Shelly Belly’s - Caribbean - Thurs-Sundays
The Prince, the pub in Finsbury Road, Wood Green, will be having a series of streetfood residencies over the weekends in June and July 2017, running Thursdays to Sundays.  It's a good line-up, including lots of familiar names, like Tacu Tacu (Latin American), Da Ja Chicken (Asian), and Division 194 (Po' Boys and more from New Orleans).  The Prince is owned by the same people as The Duke's Head in Highgate, so you're also guaranteed some great beer too!

Craving Coffee's June 2017 #TottenhamSocial Streetfood Nights in N15 - A Taste of Suriname - Thurs-Sat
Craving Coffee, the cafe and bar in Tottenham, N15, is continuing with its excellent #TottenhamSocial nights, where food is served Thursdays to Saturdays, with five traders for June 2017.  From the well known - Burger Bear - to the comparative beginners - A Taste of Suriname - there is something for everyone - go!

Friday 23rd June
Blue Moon's Wishing Tree Pop-up Bar in Spitalfields - Fri & Sat
"Good things only come around once in a Blue Moon. In recognition of this, Blue Moon, the number one craft beer in the US, is bringing its Once in a Blue Moon interactive art installation to East London’s Old Spitalfields Market on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June.
The first 100 people each day to visit the bar at Old Spitalfields Market and make a wish on the Once in a Blue Moon wishing tree will receive a token for a half pint of Blue Moon, redeemable at the orange crate bar."

Oxalis' Summer Residency at Platform 1 in East Dulwich - Thurs-Sundays
Oxalis - comprising talented young chefs  Nick Ross and Max de Nahlik - are now in residence at Platform 1, the 'permanent pop-up' restaurant in Lordship Lane, Dulwich, which has regular guest chefs for several months at a time.  Expect British produce cooked with a fine dining twist, including Onglet Steak with Beetroot Miso, Carrot and Herbs.  Serving Thursday to Sunday; can't wait to visit this one!

White Asparagus' Residency at The Cuckoo in N1 - Thurs-Sundays
White Asparagus, led by Head Chef Sebastian Delamothe will be in residence in the kitchen of The Cuckoo in Hemingford Road, N1 until 25th June 2017.  Expect a German cuisine, with the in-season white asparagus playing a starring role in dishes, from this chef who has previously worked in Michelin-starred restaurants like La Vie in Osnabruck.  Serving Thursdays to Sundays - this looks spectacularly good!

Last Days of Shoreditch Summer 2017 Streetfood Market in Old Street - Thurs-Sat for the summer
Last Days of Shoreditch, the street food market on the corner of Old Street and Great Eastern Street, returns for the summer of 2017 from Thursday 25th May, to run for the summer, Thurdays to Saturdays.  Expect street food from people like Nanny Bill's, an excape room, Lucky Voice karaoke, plus there are bookable private rooms for parties.  Its free to get in on Thursdays and Fridays, and £10 after 9pm on Saturdays (plus some nights are ticketed events).  This one is going to get very popular!

Lion City Kitchen's Singaporean Street Food at Two Spoons in SE23 - Fri & Sat til mid July
Lion City Kitchen, a Sinaporean pop-up, will be serving at Two Spoons in Honor Oak Park, SE23, every Friday & Saturday until 15th July 2017.  I've had Sofia's food at a previous residency and it's delicious!  The menu is a mix of Singaporean classics and ones with a modern twist - chatch them this summer!

Midnight Apothecary Summer Rooftop Cocktail Bar 2017 in Rotherhithe - Fri & Sat
Midnight Apothecary, the rooftop cocktail bar in Rotherhithe, is back for the summer of 2017, opening every Friday and Saturday evening.  Run by 'Cocktail Gardener' Lottie Muir, it's one of the original pop-ups, dating back to 2011, and takes place on the roof of the old Thames tunnel at The Brunel Museum.  Note that tickets need to be bought in advance (£5)

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 24th June
The Dalston Beer Day
"Dalston Beer day is an all day beer festival to celebrate fantastic beer and the great brewing community in London and beyond.
Free entry, but come early to be sure to get it. We have noticed at the last few ones, it fills up quite quickly and then it goes to "1 in 1 out".
Food provided by Ozone Coffee"

Nyetimber X Tomos Parry Dining in Covent Garden
"Join us for an evening that’s a feast for the eyes as well as the palate, centred around acclaimed Nyetimber English sparkling wines and hosted in partnership with culinary trailblazer Tomos Parry. Guests will enjoy a deliciously seasonal menu, set against the stunning backdrop of Lee Bestall’s Silver Medal winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden. The evening takes place at this summer’s hottest pop-up, The Nyetimber Garden Bar at Covent Garden."

MzuriKhana's London Food Month Supper Club
"As part of London Food Month we will be holding an event on 24 June for 30 guests. If you like Indian food and spice you will absolutely love East African Indian food. All our supper clubs are banqueting style and offer an opportunity to meet new people or catch up with friends over authentic 6 course plated menu straight from Zanzibar.
Our menus are kept a surprise until the night but there will be coastal flavours running throughout the dishes with a healthy amount of spice all inspired by our Zanzibarian roots."

Ben Spalding's Small Plates Sessions at Last Days of Shoreditch - Thurs-Sat for the summer
This summer chef Ben Spalding is bringing his Small Plate Sessions pop-up rstaurant to Last Days of Shoreditch, the big night market located where Old Street meets Great Eastern Street.  Small Plates Sessions will be a 50 cover mezzanine restaurant, serving Thursday to Saturday evenings, tickets costing £28, whch gets you 4 of Ben's innovative small plates, with others to buy if you want to try more.  Ben has also chosen DJs to appear on certain nights, plus some great drinks to go with the food.  This one is going to be a huge smash!

Sunday 25th June
Sunday Suppers @ Unwined in Tooting Market
"Introducing #SundaySuppers, a series of monthly evening collaborations with traders in Tooting Market. The last Sundays in June, July & August will see the likes of Unwined in Tooting, Nuvola's Bakery, Koi Ramen, & Mina's Shop come together to create a special food and drink experience inspired by the flavours of Summer.
First up is a menu inspired by #SPICE - be transported to the souks of Persia and spice markets of Asia as this menu evokes your senses with an array of summer aromas and the fragrant wines to match. You will be greeted with a 'spiced gin' cocktail on arrival, followed by a starter, main and dessert all paired with a glass of wine."

A new Produce Market in Victoria Park
“Seasonal fruit and veg. Organic farm butchers. Fresh fish. Locally baked bread. Small batch cakes and biscuits. Cheeses. Farm made pies. Charcuterie. Olives. Pasta. Biltong. Raw milk. Pate'. Pickles. Raw honey. Herbs and spices. Olive Oils. Ice cream. Lollies. Single origin coffee. Juice bar. Natural wines. Craft spirits. Craft beer.
Quality brunches + lunches. Live Jazz. Children's drawing gallery"

Mirey's Restaurant's French Bistro Residency at The Charles Lamb in Angel - Tues-Sun
Mirey's Restaurant has taken over the kitchen at The Charles Lamb, just minutes from Angel tube, serving French Bistro food, Tuesdays to Sundays.  Expect well priced French classics, plus Sunday Roasts and more, and will be in residence until June 2017.
& the Sunday Roast looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BU63GovDxKz/

Wood's Navy Rum x Ladies & Gentlemen's Bar's Floating Pop-up in Kings Cross - Daily
This summer Wood's Navy Rum has created a floating pop-up on the canal at King's Cross (just across from The Lighterman bar).  Set up in conjunction with Ladies & Gentlemen bar the neighbourhood bar in Kentish Town, and The London Shell Co, the floating restaurant, it'll be open daily until the end of July 2017 for people to pop in, plus there will be 1 hour bookable cruises at 6.30pm each night.  Great idea!

John Lewis' 2017 Rooftop Bar The Gardening Society above its Oxford Street Store - Daily
John Lewis' rooftop bar and testaurant space 'The Gardening Society' has re-opened above their Oxford Street Store, with its own pub - The Gardener's Arms - plus bookable summerhouses, and a rotating collection of chefs well known to fans of pop-ups, including Morty & Bob's (until 5th June), and Foley's.  It's open seven days a week, with late nights until 11pm on Thursdays to Saturdays.  Long may the sunshine continue!

Monday 26th June
CLAW's Pop-up Champagne Crab Shack at 100 Wardour Street in Soho - Mon-Fri for June
Crab and crustacean specialists CLAW are popping up for the whole of June at the 100 Wardour Street bar, restaurant & club in Soho.  Open Monday to Saturday, CLAW has a space overlooking Wardour Street itself, and is offering items such as their Crab Roll for £9.50, and Lobster & Crayfish Roll for £14.  Plus, lots of drinks to go with it, including champagne!

Berber & Q's 'Grill House' Monday - with guest chefs
"This June, Berber & Q will be handing over the keys to their kitchen every Monday night, throwing down the gauntlet to four of London’s hottest chefs for a mangal mash-up: Mangal Mondays.
The line-up sees Oscar Holgado of Pitt Cue, Andrew Clarke of Brunswick House, Nicholas Balfe of Brixton’s Salon and Ramael Scully of NOPI & Ottolenghi firing up the grill and paying homage to a traditional Turkish Ocakbasi feast whilst tearing up the rulebook by putting their stamp on the classics."

The Nyetimber Garden Bar in Covent Garden - Daily til 28th June
Another great open air summer pop-up:  English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber is opening a pop-up wine bar in Covent Garden Piazza, to be open from 1st - 28th June 2017 from 1pm - 8pm.  The space has been created by designer Lee Bestall, themed around 500 Years of Covent Garden, and there will also be special events including a brunch from nearby restaurant Balthazar.

Tuesday 27th June
A Miso-inspired supperclub in Clerkenwell
"We are delighted to announce an informal Japan Society supper club, organised in partnership with Clearspring and chef, Jay Morjaria. Many members have said they’d like more social opportunities – so this event has been designed to combine an exciting dining experience with a relaxed opportunity to meet old friends and get to know new people. We look forward to seeing you there, but please be quick – places are limited! Non-members are also very welcome to join us for this event."

The Mazi Mas Relaunch Dinner in E5
"Mazí Mas is a roaming restaurant and catering company that unearths the global flavours of modern London. An award-winning social enterprise, Mazí Mas provides training and employment to help women build careers in the food industry, and curates transportive dining experiences that meld cultures and reimagine tradition. Come eat with us.
The menu is a jouney through the stories and memories of our women chefs, from Ecuador and Costa Rica in Latin America to South Sudan and Iran."

Fowl Mouths' & Eastern Bloc's June 2017 Kitchen Residencies at The King & Co in Clapham - Daily for June - Eastern Bloc - Sun & Mon, Fowl Mouths - Tues-Sat
Two celebrated chefs are taking over the kitchen at The King & Co in Clapham for June 2017, with Fowl Mouths' Japanese comfort food serving from Tuesdays to Saturdays, and Eastern Bloc's Eastern European (& East London) classics serving on Sundays and Mondays.  Great news for all of us, and both are a real treat to the tastebuds, and an extra dose of variety for the regulars!

Prairie Fire BBQ's Kansas City-style BBQ at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Daily for June
This June Prairie Fire BBQ - authentic Kansas City style BBQ - is in the kitchen at The Duke's Head in Highgate.  I was blown away by the meats and tacos when I went last year - don't miss them this time.  Open from noon seven days a week until Sunday 2nd July 2017.

The Holy Crêpe! Gluten-free Crêpe & Cocktails Pop-up at The Canvas Cafe off Brick Lane - Tues-Sat for June
Holy Crêpe! - great name - is a gluten-free crêpe company run by Jess & Phoebe, open from Tuesday - Saturday from 6th June to 1st July 2017.  Expect savoury fillings like onion, bacon and egg, or savoury like strawberries & cream, with a few specials to come as well.  There will also be cocktails and tunes, making it a great place to be - and it'll be open til 2am each night.

Wednesday 28th June
Festibowl - Lawn bowls in Finsbury Square - Weds - Sat
"Barefoot Bowls is back for a third year, but this time it’s just got a whole lot bigger, better and more bowls heavy! From the 28-30th June Finsbury Square will play host to the inaugural Festibowl, in association with St-Germain. A modern twist on the quintessentially British game, Festibowl is a quicker form of lawn bowls in a far more relaxed atmosphere with DJs, street food and cocktails to keep you entertained throughout the day."

El Dorado Rum night. Cocktails and food pairing in Brixton
"Join us as we team up with El Dorado rum for a night to rhumember! (sorry)
Price per person is £45, which includes 4 cocktails with 4 perfectly paired courses.
El Dorado's Dean MacGregor will be hosting and talking you through the drinks, alongside our very own Dave Tregenza, who'll be mostly shaking things in that lovely way he does."

VINtwined's English Wine Pairing Supperclubs in Clerkenwell - Weds-Fri for June
VINtwined is on a mission to educate us about British wines, and is holding a month of supperclubs at The Clerkenwell Kitchen to do just that, as part of The Evening Standard's London Food Month. It's happening on Wednesday to Friday evenings from 1st - 30th June, and tickets are just £45 (£55 after 26th May), which gets you a welcome drink, then 3 courses plus paired wines.  It's bound to be popular!

Jimmy Garcia's BBQ Club on the South Bank with Big Green Egg BBQs - Daily
The BBQ Club is a 3 month pop-up taking place on The South Bank - between the skate park and the river - over three months in summer 2017.  Jimmy Garcia ran one of the hits of 2017 when he cooked with Big Green Egg BBQs in a Clapham garden last year, and now he's bringing it to a shipping container in a much more central location.  The roof of the shipping container has 5 tables of six, and each table has its own Big Green Egg BBQ.  Staff provide the prepped food, and diners grill it themselves at their table.

Thursday 29th June
Soop's Salt & Time Supperclub - Stories from our Siberian Kitchen - in SW11 - Thurs 29th & Fri 30th
"Stories On Our Plate (SOOP) and Alissa Timoshkina invite you to a unique food and storytelling dinner, sharing the mixed heritage of Alissa's family and the melting pot of Siberia. Expect recipe cards, interactive questions, and more!"

Filthy Fanny's Summer Beach Bar at The Crown & Shuttle in Shoreditch - Daily for the summer
This Summer, Filthy Fanny's the cocktail bar in the Crown and Shuttle pub at 226 Shoreditch High Street, is turning it's back yard into a summer beach bar, with cocktails, gourmet street food, ice cream and more.  It opens with a bang on Weds 24th May, and will then be open daily after that (normal pub hours) for the summer.

The Neverland London Summer Urban Beach Pop-up near Fulham - Weds-Sun for the summer
Neverland London is a new 'urban beach' pop-up for Summer 2017 comprising an outdoor stretch of Thames beach on the North side of the river, south of Fulham and next to Wandsworth Bridge.  It'll have streetfood from traders like The Duck Truck, Le Rac Shack, and Taco Dave, plus beach huts and more.  It'll be strictly BYOB, but have mixers for you to create your own cocktails.  It'll be open Wednesday to Sunday from 10th May - book your spot now!



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Bala Baya Nights in SE1 - 30th
"We know, it's been way too long since the last, EPIC Bala Baya Night, but as they say - good things come to those who wait!
We'll kick things off with a late dinner sitting from 10:30pm, with a special short menu available until midnight. Then, we're cranking up the volume and turning the downstairs into a bustling late night bar/dance floor, with sexy beats, flowing cocktails, and bar snacks to fuel your night and keep you shaking that boo-tay until 4am!"

The London Dungeon Lates on the South Bank - Fri 30th
"LATES: 7 Deadly Sins combines dining, drinks and immersive theatre all into one evening you'll never forget."
"Adults only tour of The London Dungeon (approx 75 minutes)
7 deadly themed food offerings throughout your experience (see the menu here)
4 alcoholic drinks throughout your experience
Visit the Dungeon Tavern, a Victorian Pub Experience."

The Death's Door Dive Bar - Gindependence Day - in Hackney - 30th & 1st
"Death's Door Spirits invite you to celebrate the most important holiday of the year, Gindependence Day!
For two nights only, we will be taking over the space at 80 Dalston Lane and offering up a mouth watering mix of old school American classic cocktails, and new wave fresh creations from our Brand Ambassador Selina Raggett.
Fill up on classic American burgers and dogs from the team at Kick and Munch, and dance the night away to a little bit of country, a little bit of rock n roll, and hip hop once the night gets underway."

Bagan's Summer Banquet at Honeymoon, Hackney Road - 1st
"We're excited to be popping up at the awesome Honeymoon on Hackney Road to bring you a night of contemporary Burmese food, complete with an after party and DJ guaranteed to keep you dancing until the early hours.
Each Bagan feast consists of four courses that are guaranteed to send your taste buds on a journey of discovery through an array of sweet and spiced aromas. Expect a truly unique night of contemporary Burmese food and London culture."


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