Sunday, 1 August 2021

Joo at Bun House in Chinatown - Korean & European-inspired Sharing Dishes


This August & September 2021 Chef Joo Won will be taking over the top floor of Bun House at 26-27 Lisle Street, Chinatown for a menu of Korean and European inspired sharing dishes, serving Tuesdays to Sundays.  Joo will be partnering with his wife, Sujin, a pastry chef, and dishes to expect include  Joo’s signature “JFC” - Joo’s Fried Chicken, and 3 day marinated flatiron beef bulgogi.  

This one is going to be very popular!

"Fresh from a recent sell-out residency at Carousel, Bun House will welcome chef Joo Won for a 2 month pop-up, taking over the top floor to serve his signature  menu of South Korean and European inspired sharing dishes. Joo will be accompanied in the kitchen by his wife Sujin, herself a renowned pastry chef with experience at The Wolseley and The Delaunay. 

The pair will be serving a selection of sharing dishes including thinly sliced, lightly cured grey mullet served in a sesame, chilli and plum soy sauce and their take on an Italian classic, a kimchi and cheddar risotto topped with poached egg and seaweed crisp. Joo’s signature “JFC” - Joo’s Fried Chicken - will also make an appearance on the menu with succulent chicken thighs, deep fried in a secret batter, accompanied with a gochujang, ginger, honey and apple and topped with creamy cashews and coriander. A 3 day marinated flatiron beef bulgogi, served with aromatic holy basil, spring onion, crunchy chicory and pickled mooli will offer the perfect twist on a traditional Korean Saam (“meaning wrapped”) whilst claypots of slow cooked lamb breast Jjim served in a pear and soy sauce with steamed vegetables, rice, seasoned cucumber and goji berries is a hearty, comforting take on a classic British stew. 

For those with a sweet tooth, desserts of raspberry, peach and cream pavlovas will sit alongside a dark chocolate cremeaux with yuza marmalade, hoji tea and toasted grain cream."

When - From August 5th - end of September 2021 

Tue-Sat: 5pm-10pm

Sun: 12pm-4pm

Where - Bun House, 26-27 Lisle St, WC2H 7BA


Joo on Instagram

Bun House on Instagram

Drumstick n Bass's Chicken Wings at The Rose & Crown in Kentish Town


Drumstick 'n' Bass is a chicken wing pop-up serving at The Rose & Crown in Torriano Avenue, NW5 on Tuesdays to Sundays til the end of September 2021.  Chef Hannah set up the company during lockdown, delivering locally, and after the lockdowns had ended she landed this gig, serving up her excellent wings to the NW5 locals.

Hannah specialises in the 'drumstick' part of the wing - the big, juicy, thick bit, and has 4-5 varieties on every day, ranging from sticky teriyaki to a crispy coated one.  I was lucky enough to try most of them, and they are spot on!   

When - Tuesdays - Sundays til end of Sept 2021

Where - The Rose & Crown, 71-73 Torriano Ave, London NW5 2SG


DrumstickNBass on Instagram

Rose & Crown NW5 on Instagram

Friday, 30 July 2021

Pop-ups in London - 30th July - 6th August 2021


New & This Weekend Only

Pop-ups in Bars

Brewery Taprooms with Guest Chefs

Pop-up Restaurants

Street Food Markets 

Sunday, 25 July 2021

Brew LDN's Craft Beer Festival at Printworks near Canada Water, SE16

Brew LDN, the craft beer festival, is taking place at Printworks in Surrey Quays from Thursday 29th - Saturday 31st July 2021, with over 150 brewers (& over 1,000 beers), plus great street food options, including Bleecker Burger, over four three ticketed sessions (Thurs-Sat evenings, Saturday daytime is now sold out).  The event will be the first chance many of us have had to go to a beer festival for well over a year; don't miss this one!

"There can be no better way to embrace your post-lockdown freedom than with an all-encompassing session of beer discovery, world class DJs and street eats at Brew//LDN 2021. This year's vast gathering will see the biggest collection of craft breweries to take part in a UK beer event since BrewLDN’s inaugural festival in February 2020. More than 50 new breweries have been announced next to gourmet tasting experiences from plant-based pioneers Beyond Meat and custom cheesecake leaders Pleesecakes plus mouthwatering street food from Club Mexicana, Da Fish Ting, Born & Raised and Only Jerkin. It all takes place across expansive indoor and outdoor spaces at Printworks London from Thursday, July 29th to Saturday, July 31st

Expect to fill up on vibrant British and pan-Asian inspired street food from Da Fish Ting, who serve soft shell crabs and fish burgers from responsibly managed fisheries. Born & Raised offer wood-fired British sourdough pizzas from the side of a Land Rover with toppings like pepperoni & chilli honey, beetroot & goats cheese or mushroom & truffle. Only Jerkin’ offers innovative jerk-inspired chicken eats with plenty more on offer in the vast open-air Container Yard at Printworks."

When - 29th - 31st July 2021

Thursday 29th July: 6.30pm-Midnight 

Friday 30th July: 6.30pm-Midnight

Saturday 31st July: 11.30am-5pm [Sold Out], & 6.30pm-Midnight

Where - Printworks London, Surrey Quays Rd, London SE16 7PJ

Tickets - £20.50 here 


BrewLDN on Instagram

Brew LDN Breweries

Brew LDN Street Food

Friday, 23 July 2021

Pop-ups in London - 23rd - 30th July 2021

New & This Weekend Only

Last Chance - 

Pop-ups in Bars

Brewery Taprooms with Guest Chefs

Pop-up Restaurants

Street Food Markets 

Oishi Don's Japanese Rice Bowls at The Tavern on The Hill in E17

Oishi Don are serving Japanese 'donburi' rice bowls and more at the new (ish) Tavern on the Hill pub in Highham Hill Road, off Blackhorse Lane.  They serve Mondays to Saturdays for dinner - with a curry night on Thursdays where they serve katsu curry (in my pic above) - plus a more traditional brunch at the weekends, and a Sunday roast on Sundays.

I visited a couple of weeks ago for the curry night, and it was fantastic - a great big bowl, with lots of chicken and rice, and wonderful flavours.  Great pub grub; great comfort food!

The pub is run by the Wild Card Brewery team (who also have a taproom about 5 minutes away, so expect great beers to go with your food!

When - Daily - Japanese menu Mon-Sat evenings

Dinner Menu - Mon-Sat 5pm-8:30pm (Curry night on Thursdays)

Brunch Menu - Fri & Sat 11am-4pm 

Sunday Roast - Sun 12pm-8:30pm (or until it runs out)

Where - Tavern on the Hill, 318 Higham Hill Rd, London E17 5RG



Oishi Don on Instagram

Tavern on the Hill on Instagram 

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Pop-ups in London - 16th - 23rd July 2021

New & This Weekend Only

Pop-ups in Bars

Brewery Taprooms with Guest Chefs

Pop-up Restaurants

Street Food Markets