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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 - A Pintxos Bar, An Eggy Brunch, and The Italian Supper Club
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - Club Mexicana’s food & beer pairing night
Shops of the week - The Wandering Castle’s Jewellery in Clerkenwell
8 Questions with - Chef Paul Bogle



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


What’s on this week

Thursday 27th August
(Lots of things are open all week or weekend - see what’s closest to you on the map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l )

Flavours of Spain's Pop-up Pintxos Bar in Loampit Hill, Lewisham - Ends Sat 29th
Flavours of Spain, who trade regularly at both Brockley Market and Southbank Centre Food Market, have opened a pop-up Pintxos bar at Number 57 gallery and art space on Loampit Hill, near Lewisham and St John's stations in SE13.  During the day it's a deli, but from the early evening until 10pm (10.30 on Fridays & Saturdays) it becomes a Pintxos bar with tapas and small plates, and lots of Spanish artisan wines available by the glass or bottle.  It's open Weds - Sun until the end of August - please support them!

Smoking Buns' Residency at The Rose & Crown in Kentish Town - Thurs - Sun
The Rose & Crown in Torriano Avenue, NW5, has started doing streetfood residencies, and Smoking Buns are now serving until 9pm on Thursday - Sunday.  The food is burgers and hotdogs including the Frank Butcher and the Maryland Chicken, plus fries and sides.

Prawnography's Seafood & Crustacean Residency at Portside Parlour in Shoreditch
Jim Thomlinson, aka The Prawnographer, is building on the success of his seafood shack at The Magic Roundabout at Old Street roundabout with a second pop-up, this time running Tuesday - Sunday at the underground rum bar Portside Parlour at 14 Rivington Street.  Expect lots of seafood and crustaceans, including swordfish, tempura soft shell crab and more.

Dinerama - The 4 Day-a-Week Street Food Market in Shoreditch - Thurs - Sun
Great news - Dinerama, the new street food market from Street Feast, re-opens on Thurs 13th after its recent fire.  It's a street food market with built-in sit-down diners (hence 'Dinerama') and will be open from Thurs - Sun for the summer.  There will also be food trucks, bars, rooftop areas and more.

Yeah Burger's residency at The Strongroom in Curtain Road
Yeah! Burger's expansion continues with a new residency announced at The Strongroom Bar & Kitchen in Curtain Road EC2, adding it to their sites at The Star of Kings in Kings Cross, and the Star by Hackney Downs.  This time they'll be offering breakfast and brunch too, serving from 9am on Monday - Friday.

Cuisson's Summer POP-Down Restaurant near Piccadilly - Thurs - Sat
This Summer, Cuisson, a team of chefs who have trained in some of the UK's best restaurants, has opened a POP-Down restaurant in SW1 running from Thursdays to Saturdays.  £38.50 gets you seven courses lus a cocktail, and the menu fuses classic French cooking with modern techniques.

Nyonya London's Thursday Laksa Nights in Forest Hill
Every Thursday in Forest Hill, SE23, Nyonya London cooks Laksa at St David Coffee House.   The Laksa - a rich & spicy South East Asian soup - comes in all sorts of varieties, and costs just £9, with drinks ranging from £2.50.

Friday 28th Aug
Forza Win's Bank holiday Weekender in Peckham - Fri, Sat & Mon
"We’ll be cooking up a whole Dexter from the award winning Langley End Herd, reared by Rosemary in Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire. To do this beautiful beast justice, the boys from Flock & Herd will be doing their thing with the hanging and butchering then it'll be getting the full Forza Win treatment over a wood fire. We'll be serving up different cuts throughout the day, with the prime cuts bookable in advance. Good burgers, steaks and sides will be available on the day — all of the cow — all of the fun. Tasty booze, open doors and good vibes. "

Monograph's Japanese Underground Supper Clubs in Dalston - Fridays
This August & September Monograph, who run regular Japanese supperclubs in Shoreditch and beyond, are coming to Dalston for four Friday night supperclubs in an underground venue in Dalston., with food from their new Supersonic sushi delivery service. Tickets cost just £29, and it's BYOB

Dub Plates Kitchen's Weekend Residency at Library Club in St Martin's Lane - Fri & Sat for 4 weeks
Dub Plates Kitchen, whose Caribbean / British fusion of flavours have appeared around London (& on this site) have a new residency, at the private members' club Library at 112 St Martins Lane (near The Colisium).  Open from 14th August - 12th September on Friday afternoons and Saturday afternoons & evenings, expect dishes like Curry Goat Sliders & Sorrel Chicken Wings, or their take on afternoon tea, on Saturday afternoons.  Plus some special Wray & Nephew cocktails, and some suitably chilled music.
& it looks a bit like https://instagram.com/p/6p8QxnJoco/

Fentiman's August Pop-up Bar above L'Escargot in Soho - Ends Sat 23rd
Fentiman's, the mixers people, have opened a pop-up bar this August on the top floor of L'Excargot in Greek Street, Soho.  As you'd expect there will be some great gins, vodkas and more to go with the mixers.
& it looks a bit like this - https://instagram.com/p/6fjfuIJoTV/

The Garden Gate Summer 2015 Pop-up Bar & Kitchen at Oxo2 on the South Bank - Daily
Oxo2's Gardn Gate summer pop-up bar and kitchen is back for 2015, from Thurs 13th August til Sunday 30th, at level 2 of the Oxo Tower Wharf.  Expect cocktails served in watering cans, ping pong, giant jenga, and lots more.  Plus you get a free drink if you bring (& donate) a garden gnome!

Storeys' Rooftop Weekend Streetfood Market in White City - Fri - Sun for the summer
Storeys is a new street food market for West London, on the roof of the multi storey carpark at the old TV centre in Shepherd's Bush / White City.  Open Fridays - Sundays from Friday 31st July it'll feature such street food stars as Le Bun, Randy's Wing Bar, Crabbieshack, En Brochette, and White Men Can't Jerk.  Plus bars, events and more

The Moroccan Sky Riad Pop-up Restaurant at Searcy's at The Gherkin
On Monday 20th July a new, seven week, Moroccan pop-up opens at Searcy's on the39th & 40th floor of The Gherkin in the City.  Expect Moroccan meze and tasting dishes, cocktails, and on some nights Moroccan entertainment & music.

The Rooftop Film Club's Summer 2015 Screenings in Shoreditch, Peckham, Stratford and Kensington
The Rooftop Film Club’s Summer 2015 programme of open air screenings:  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.

'Model Market' Indoor & Outdoor Street Food Market 2015 in Lewisham - Fri & Sat
Model Market, the enclosed street food market in Lewisham High Street, is back for 2015 opening Friday and Saturdays from Friday 17th April to Saturday 3rd October.  It's free from 5pm - 7pm, and £3 after 7pm.  There will be street food, bars and #vibes

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 29th August
LAID London's Saturday Brunch at The Gunmakers in Clerkenwell
LAID London specialises in egg-based brunches.  Try them on Saturday 29th August from 11am - 4pm when they pop up at The Gunmakers in Clerkenwell, EC1R.  How do you like your eggs..?

The Italian Dinner's Final Supper Club at Look Mum No Hands in Hackney
The Italian Dinner is hosting their final summer club at the cycling cafe Look Mum No Hands on Saturday 29th August.  The dinner will be four courses, and include favourite dishes from their supper clubs from the past 18 months.  It costs a donation of £35 (or more) - don't miss this final farewell!

The final day of The Notting Gill Pop-up Fish & Chip Shop at Kensington Place W8
This summer, Kensington Place restaurant in Kensington Church Street W8, is opening a fish and chip shop next to the main restaurant (& the location of their 'FishBone' pop-up in early 2014).  Open Tuesday - Saturday - try their fish finger sandwich
& it looks a bit like https://instagram.com/p/5xkE6bpoWb/

Duck n Roll's Saturday Residency at Baranis in Chancery Lane - Saturdays
Duck’N Roll is a street food venture from Pascal Aussignac, Vincent Labeyrie and the team from the Michelin-starred Restaurant Club Gascon.  Try their new Saturday residency at Baranis in Chancery Lane.

The Cornwall Project BBQ in Brixton, Homerton and Stoke Newington - Daily
The Cornwall Project, which brings the best of Cornish produce to some of London's top restaurants, has opened a six week barbecue in 3 great London pubs.  The barbecues are now open in The Duke of Edinburgh in Brixton (SW9), The Adam & Eve in Homerton (E9), and The Three Crowns in Stoke Newington (NW16).  Each day the BBQs will serve great Cornish meat, plus seafood and shellfish.  Expect things like 9oz aged rump steak, grilled Looe sardines, and whole Padstow brown crab.
& it looks a bit like https://instagram.com/p/5NZyi-pocp/

A Grape Night In's Unwined Wine Bar & Restaurant in Tooting
A Grape Night In, aka Laura & Kiki, have been running pop-up wine events in London since 2012.  Now, thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, they've got their first permanent space, a wine shop & bar in Tooting Market.

The Doodle Bar & Grub Club's Weekend Summer Dockside Diner near Battersea Park
This summer The Doodle Bar near Battersea Park, and Grub Club, both long term supporters of pop-ups, are collaborating to host a series of weekend lunches from some of the best names in pop-ups and supper clubs.  Prices vary by chef but are generally £35 or similar.

The Magic Roundabout on Old Street with Burger Bear & Prawnography
Burger Bear has launched a new burger restaurant on Old Street Roundabout (entrance through the one of the underpasses in the station).  Joining him is Prawnography, a seafood restaurant from Jim Thomlinson (as seen in #FryHard)

The 'Summer Tales' Street Food Market 2015 on Old Street - Thurs - Sat
Night Tales, the street food market at 288 old Street (junction of Old Street and Great Eastern Street) has street food from the likes of Burger & Lobster, Bonnie Gull, Bel-Air Food and Pizza Pilgrims, plus bars, DJs and more.  It’s open Thurs - Saturdays for 15 weeks

Dalston Yard 2015 - Friday & Saturday Street Food & Bars - Fri & Sat
Dalston Yard, the summer street food destination in E8, re-opens on Friday 1st May for a five month run, open Fridays and Saturday.  There will be 20 food traders operating in rotation

Urban food Fest in Shoreditch High Street
Every Urban Food Fest market features 15 street food trucks & stalls that change each week. Global gourmet street food is served alongside a premium bar & cocktail bar

(Plus lots of Thursday & Friday things)

Sunday 30th August
Magnum's 'Design Your Own Magnum' Pleasure Store in Covent Garden
Magnum has opened up a 'Design Your Own Magnum' Pleasure Store in Covent Garden for summer 2015, after the success of it's pop-up within Selfridges last year.  Located in Covent Garden North Piazza (next to the Royal Opera House entrance - I think Quiksilver used to be there) it's open daily until 13th September.

The 'London Riviera' 5 Month Dining Pop-up by Tower Bridge
From 1st June to the end of October the area around City Hall near Tower Bridge will be transformed into the London Riviera pop-up with food from Ceru Restaurant, with supper clubs from chef Tom Kime, and a number of drinks events including Ciroc masterclasses.
& check out their weekend bottomless brunch -

The BossLady Sunday Noodle Bar at Forza Win in Peckham
For 6 Sundays only Forza Win in Copeland Road, SE15 plays host to a noodle bar, brilliantly named BossLady.  Starting 9th August, an £8 ticket gets you a bowl of beef brisket noodles, which you can then customise with toppings, and there are also a selection of sides and drinks to buy.  Sounds great!

Bacchus Sundays' Traditional Roast in Hoxton
Bacchus Sundays is a new regular Sunday pop-up at The George & Vulture in Pitfield Street, every Sunday from 12 noon - 6pm.  Expect an amazing Sunday Roast in a relaxed atmosphere - perfect for a lazy or sleepy Sunday.

Monday 31st August
It’s Bank Holiday Monday, so things may be closed, but try…

Claw's August Streetfood Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Daily for August
Taking over the kitchen at The Duke's Head in Highgate this August is Claw - who, as the name suggests, specialise in crab, and crab meat.  Expect things like burgers (inc Kimchi and Avacado versions), plus ,ac & cheese, and vegetarian options.

Colombian Street Kitchen's Weekday Residency at Market House Brixton - Mon-Fri
Colombian Street Kitchen is now in residence at Market House Brixton, serving Monday to Friday 5.30pm - 9.30pm until 4th September.  Go for the delicious, gluten-free dishes, including beef and onion empanadas, chicken carimaƱolas and more; I love Esteban's food!
& it looks a bit like - https://instagram.com/p/6X5fMjpoVW/

Tiberi London's Barcelona Streetfood Residency at The Star by Hackney Downs - Daily
Tiberi serves 'Barcelona flavours with a vanguard twist' and will be at The Star by Hackney Downs pub in E5 from Tuesday 11th August, serving seven days a week.  Go and try items like their Squid burger w/ kale, leek, black citric mayo and "picada" a hazelnut and crackers dressing

Tuesday 1st September
The first day of Squid Kitchen's September Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Daily for September
Squid Kitchen takes over the kitchen at The King & Co in Clapham on Tuesday 1st September, bringing their Madrid street food - as seen at lots of streetfood markets this summer - to SW4 for a seven day a week service.  Expect dishes like  Fiery Chorizo Stew, Godfather Peppers and Patatas Bravas topped with spicy tomato and paprika “Squid Vicious” sauce - and make sure you wash it down with some of the King & Co's excellent craft beers!

Darjeeling Express' 2015 Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho - Mon - Sat for the summer
Asma Khan's Darjeeling Express Indian food is now in residence at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho, serving Monday - Saturday.  Mon-Saturday is lunch, plus bar snacks until 6pm, while Saturday also has dinner from 6pm - 9pm - bookings required.

Wednesday 2nd September
London Shell Company's Seafood Dinners on a Boat near Angel - Weds 2nd - Fri 4th
London Shell Company is a new pop-up, serving seafood to only 12 guests per night on The Peagreen, a Norfolk Cruiser moored near to Angel.  The chefs come from a background at restaurants including Pollen Street Social.  It's £50 for 4 courses plus paired wines, and the first dates are Weds 2nd - Fri 4th September, with more planned to run until Christmas.  Get involved!

The Pussey Liquor 'Permanent Pop-up' Restaurant in East Dulwich - Weds - Sun
Pussey Liquor is a new 'permanent pop-up' at 71 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, with chefs rotating every 4 months, so essentially a new pop-up 3 times a year.  First up, fro the summer of 2015, are Smoke and Salt
& it looks a bit like…  https://instagram.com/p/6Qd0qFpodY/

Room Service's Club Sandwich Residency at The Prince Arthur in Shoreditch - Weds-Fri
Room Service is a club sandwich residency at The Prince Arthur pub in Brunswick Place, Shoreditch / Hoxton, off Pitfield Street.  Costing approx £6 - £9, the sandwiches are served Weds - Fri until 9.30pm (evening only on Weds).  Go and indulge yourself!

Thursday 3rd September
My Home From Umbria's September Italian Feast in Exmouth Market
Assia's Umbrian supper club returns to The Church of the Most Holy Redeemer in Exmouth Market, EC1R on Thursday 3rd September for a night of Italian food and wine from the Umbria region, plus a special gift to take home with you.  Tickets are only £30 - don't miss this excellent dinner!



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 Manhattans Project's 3 Month Residency at POND Dalston - Starts Friday 4th Sept
On Tuesday 1th September The Manhattans Project (great name!) starts a 3 month cocktail residency at POND Dalston, the Hawaiian restaurant and bar in Stamford Works, Gillett St.  Run by cocktail expert Felix Cohen, the Manhattans Project has popped up at lots of places over the past 3 years, and this time will be serving epic Manhattans and more from Monday - Saturday, 6pm to midnight.  Make sure you go!

Club Mexicana & Five Points Brewing's Vegan Food & Beer Pairing Nights in Hackney - 4th & 5th Sept
Two of my favourite London food & drink companies, Club Mexicana and Five Points Brewing, are collaborating for two nights of vegan food and beer tasting.  On Friday 4th & Saturday 5th September they will come together at Look Mum no Hands in Mare Street, E8, to bring you 5 vegan Mexican dishes, paired with five beers.  Or you can just get a ticket for the five courses of vegan food.  Do it!


Shop of the Week

The Wandering Castle's Summer Showcase at Craft Central in Clerkenwell - Ends Sun 30th
The Wandering Castle's Summer Showcase takes over the Craft Central Gallery space with a pop-up shop running from Monday 24th - Sunday 30th August 2015.  Featuring the jewellery of Laura Vanderslott. prices range from £15 - £200.

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


8 Questions with…  Chef Paul Bogle
Paul was a Masterchef Finalist from earlier this year and is now running a series of Sunday lunches.  See future events at his site here

I can’t live without my... iPhone/iPad. I run my life, website, business on the move.

5 years ago I was... Overweight, ill, unfulfilled. Now, I'm happy doing what I love - cooking. A real turnaround.

The last music I downloaded was... Joss Stone's album, Water for your soul

Have you forgotten how good they taste? Decent fish and chips. Reminds me of Friday night takeaways and makes me forget they've even been fried.

My nearest station is... Wimbledon

I always get inspired when I visit... Paris. I used to live there and it is like a second home. I go back a couple of times a year.

How do you like your eggs? Two eggs, soft-boiled with toast soldiers, served in bed is my weekend treat. A definite childhood throwback. Anywhere else, I'm drawn to scrambled eggs with smoked salmon.

My favourite biscuit is... Original hob nobs. They have oats in, so they're healthy, right?

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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