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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 - TĀ TĀ Eatery returns, Crafty Pies, & The Espresso Martini Society
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - A Vegan Christmas in N15
Shop of the Week - Margo Selby's Pop-up Shop in Marylebone - Opens 11th




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


What’s on this week

Brand New - 
TĀ TĀ Eatery's 3 Month Residency at the Sir Colin Campbell pub in Kilburn - Weds-Sun
Crafty Pies' 3 Month Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Daily
The Espresso Martini Society's Pop-up Bar in Shoreditch - Thurs-Sat
Cucina Rustica's Modern Italian Dishes at Unwined in Tooting - Thurs-Sun
Seedlip's Pop-up General Store & Bar in Mayfair - Daily
The Double Barrel Whisk(e)y Bar above the Theodore Bullfrog in Charing Cross - Daily
Lady A Tattoo & Cocktail Parlour Pop-up at the Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street - Daily
La Famiglia Rana Grocer in Marylebone High Street - Opens Fri
Jimmy's Winter Lodge on the South Bank - Opens Fri
Natural Kitchen Adventures' Autumn Supper Club at The Pillbox Kitchen in E2 - Fri
Pop & Pour's Autumn Dinner Series at Ginger & White in Belsize Park - Sat
Scripts for Supper present: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - in Shoreditch - Starts Thurs 15th

Last Chance - 
Dan Wilson at Crispin in Spitalfields - Ends Sat 10th
Quite Nice Wines' Cassoulet Pop-up in Bethnal Green - Ends Sun 11th

Thursday 8th November

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

TĀ TĀ Eatery's 3 Month Residency at the Sir Colin Campbell pub in Kilburn - Weds-Sun
TĀ TĀ Eatery, the excellent Chinese / Portuguese pop-up is coming to Kilburn, serving Wednesday to Sundays for thre months from Thursday 8th November 2018.  TĀ TĀ are rightly famous in London food circles for their delicious (& very photogenic) dishes.  You can enjoy them from 5.30pm during from Weds-Fri, and then from noon on Saturday (with a break from3pm-5.30pm), and from noon til 8pm on Sundays.  Booking advised!

Crafty Pies' 3 Month Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Daily
Crafty Pies will be serving up their pies (both meaty and vegan), small plates (including filo parcels), and puddings (nightly specials) from Monday to Saturday from 5th November to 19th January 2019.  Note that Sundays will continue to be the King & Co's own in-house roasts!  I love Jay's pies - can't wait to tuck into some more!

The Espresso Martini Society's Pop-up Bar in Shoreditch - Thurs-Sat
Following a pop-up in spring, the Espresso Martini Society is popping up again, this time in Hanbury St, Shoreditch, at the site of the Canvas Cafe.  Tickets are just £10, which gets you entry for a ninety minute slot, plus your first Espresso Martini, out of a menu of three.  Once you are in you can order more, from a list of 20, including The Gingerbread Man, and The Spiced Pumpkin, and drinks can be made decaf on request, which is a very nice touch, especially if you want to try a few of them...  It is open from Thursday to Saturday from 8th November to 15th December 2018 - book it now!

Cucina Rustica's Modern Italian Dishes at Unwined in Tooting - Thurs-Sun
"Weekend plans? @rustica_london are in the kitchen, serving up modern Italian! This is their salmon tortelloni tossed in smoked garlic, mascarpone & white wine sauce."

Seedlip's Pop-up General Store & Bar in Mayfair - Daily
Seeplip, the non-alcoholic spirit, is opening a pop-up bar & general store at 71 Duke Street, just 2 minutes from Oxford Street, on Thursday 8th November 2018.  Perfect for Christmas shopping, but also for a non-alcoholic pit-stop during West End shopping.  It'll be open for one month, and also feature lots of bookable events, including workshops inspired by nature. 

The Double Barrel Whisk(e)y Bar above the Theodore Bullfrog in Charing Cross - Daily
"Enter the Double Barrel pop-up bar at the Theodore Bullfrog. A new, immersive curated whisk(e)y experience in the heart of London.
Exuding bourbon-scented cool, explore our range of high-end whisk(e)ys and barrel-aged, seasonal cocktails, devour some seriously dark spirited bar bites and transport yourself back to a prohibition era in our deeply atmospheric saloon bar."

Lady A Tattoo & Cocktail Parlour Pop-up at the Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street - Daily
"An immersive whiskey infused drinking and dining experience, which pays homage to the illustrious landlady’s intrepid travels and the creative flair of the area.
Bulleit Frontier Whiskey will be collaborating with local East London artist Sophie Mo to create an immersive whiskey infused drinking and dining experience held inside contemporary public house Lady Abercorn‘s Pub & Kitchen.
Hidden behind heavy oak panelled doors, the pop-up parlour will be a destination for the curious. Daring guests will be able to indulge in a specially curated menu of decadent whiskey cocktails and limited edition dishes whilst the neon light wall provides the perfect selfie backdrop."

Dan Wilson at Crispin in Spitalfields - Ends Sat 10th
"Crispin welcomes DANDY chef, Dan Wilson for a 2-week guest residency. Kitchen will be open from Tuesday 30/10 - Saturday 10/11 from 6pm. Dan will be laying down an eclectic mix of flavours from his travels and Aussie background, while chef Henry Freestone tours with his band for one last time."

Craving Coffee's July 2017 #TottenhamSocial Streetfood Nights in N15 - Taste Trini - Trinidadian  - Thurs-Sat

Friday 9th November
The first day of La Famiglia Rana Grocer in Marylebone High Street - Daily
La Famiglia Rana has launched a range of fresh pasta kits, and to celebrate are opening a five week pop-up Italian grocery at 51 Marylebone High Street (the top end).  Visit from 9th November to buy their kits, plus lots of hard to find Italian produce and household accessories.  There will also be classes - sign up here - including Italian cookery, and wine pairing.  The space will be very Instagram friendly, and photography will be actively encouraged!

The first day of Jimmy's Winter Lodge on the South Bank - Daily
"Winter is almost here, but fear not the king of pop-ups, Jimmy Garcia, has created the ultimate Alpine Lodge retreat to protect you from those bitter chills.
Jimmy's Lodge is situated at the bustling Southbank, overlooking the Thames and the timeless buildings of London. Getting into the festive spirit, a cosy, two-storey cabin has been built with wooden cladding and a fully enclosed roof-top dining space - gifted with the best views south of the river. We'll also be serving up a fantastic selection of mulled wine, espresso martinis and craft beer in our heated riverside alpine bar."

Natural Kitchen Adventures' Autumn Supper Club at The Pillbox Kitchen in E2
Ceri Jones of Natural Kitchen Adventures is holding a seasonal supper club on Friday 9th November at the Pillbox Kitchen in Bethnal Green.  Tickets cost £42 (£2 less for vegetarian or vegan menus), and the menu includes 3 vegetable-centric courses, including a dessert of pear and chocolate tart (suitable for all).  These events happen every quarter, celebrating the best of the season's produce and dishes.

Spanish Particular's Tapas Pop-up at Norris + Knight in SE22 - Thurs - Sat
Spanish Particular, aka Dioni & Jose, will be popping up as a Spanish tapas restaurant at Cafe Norris & Knight at 118 Forest Hill Road, SE22, for 6 months from 1st November 2018.  Serving Thursday to Saturday evenings, they will be serving up an authentic menu of tapas, sharing their passion for Spanish cuisine & food culture.

Klose & Soan's 3 Month Residency at Louie Louie in SE17 - Mon-Sat
Klose & Soan - Matt Klose (formerly of pop-up Grub London) and Sam Soan (previously Head Chef Camberwell arms & Franks cafe) - have taken over the kitchen at Louie Louie in Walworth Road, SE17, serving up seasonal dishes from Monday to Saturday evenings.  On Monday nights they will be holding great value pasta nights, offerng a choice of sauces with tagliatelle for just £12.50 with a glass of house wine or beer.  Need to try this!

SARAP's Finipino BBQ at Coffee Is My Cup Of Tea in Dalston Lane - Weds-Sun
SARAP, a Filipino pop-up recently at The Duke's Head in Highgate has now popped up at Coffee Is My Cup Of Tea at 103B Dalston Lane, E8, serving authentic Filipino BBQ and Lechon (whole suckling pig), on Wednesday to Sunday nights until Christmas 2018.  Budgie, the founder, does amazing things with meat - his chicken is out of this world - so this is a 'must do'!

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 10th November
Pop & Pour's Autumn Dinner Series at Ginger & White in Belsize Park - Sat 10th & 24th
Pop & Pour are back for another run of their wine dinner series, taking place on Saturday nights at the Ginger and White cafe in England's Lane, Belsize Park.  Each dinner consists of seven small plates paired with interesting wines - lesser known grape varieties, blends and producers - that they have sourced.  Tickets are just £72 per head - and it's taking place on the following Saturdays - 27th October, and 10th, & 24th November 2018.

The John Lewis Winter Rooftop 2018 - with MYPIE, Sipsmith and Skating - Daily
The John Lewis & Partners Roof Garden is open on Oxford Street for another winter run, this time with food from MYPIE, warm gin cocktails from Sipsmith, and an ice skating rink, with bookable sessions costing from £6-£8.  There are also bookable cabins - book for 6 or 12 people by emailing bookings@mypie.london. 
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BpNOygql1rS/
Save some room for pudding!  https://www.instagram.com/p/BpPvRGdFRT1/

Sho Foo Doh's Okonomiyaki Residency at the Institute of Light in London Fields - Weds-Sat
Sho Foo Doh aka Japanese chef Fumio Tanga is bringing is Okonomiyaki to the Institute of Light in London Fields for a 6 month run, starting Wednesday 17th October 2018.  It will be serving 4 nights a week - Wednesdays to Saturdays - don't miss this great and authentic Japanese cuisine!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BpG0J3yCxrj/

The Food Factory Project's Autumn 2018 Residency at The Rose & Crown in NW5 - Tues-Sun
The Food Factory Project, a  food trader who also does Sundays at Chatsworth Road Market in E5, has taken over the kitchen at The Rose & Crown in Kentish Town.  Expect 'Buns, Bites & Bowls' at this 3 month residency - serving Tuesdays to Sundays til the end of December 2018.
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BpSVMfDFAH7/

Sunday 11th November
Quite Nice Wines' Cassoulet Pop-up in Bethnal Green - Ends Sun
Quite Nice Wines, who trade at Brockley Market on Saturdays, have a created a 4 course French menu featuring a cassoulet, with chef Jacob Rosen (Pitt Cue, Corrigan’s), which they are serving up at the Apiary Studios space at the Bethnal Green end of Hackney Road.  It's serving from Thursdays to Saturdays until the 11th November 2018, including lunches on Saturday and Sunday, and your £35 ticket gets you a mountain of food.  This looks so good!

Monday 12th November
PFGT's Daily Residency at The Star by Hackney Downs - Daily
PFGT - which stands for Pretty - um - Flipping Good Toast - have taken over the kitchens at The Star by Hackney Downs, serving daily, including Fish Friday, Saturday brunch, & a Sunday Roast.

Tuesday 13th November
Donnelly's Restaurant's Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho - Tues-Sat
Donnelly's Restaurant, by chef James Donnelly, has taken over the kitchen at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho, serving Tuesdays to Saturdays until Christmas 2018.  Expect modern British cooking, using the best seasonal British produce, from this chef who has worked his way up through a career that includes Tom's Kitchen and The Palmerston in East Dulwich.  Looking forward to trying this one!

Wednesday 14th November
Lucky & Joy's Pop-up Chinese Eatery on Hackney Road - Weds-Sun
Lucky & Joy, one of the most creative pop-ups of recent years, are back in Hackney for a new pop-up at 184 Hackney Road, formerly the Bad Sports bar.  Expect regional Chinese cooking from chef Ellen Parr, including ribs, skewers, rice pots and more, with a weekend brunch menu too.  It opens on Thursday 27th September.
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BoXEyHanpHO/

Thursday 15th November
The first night for Scripts for Supper present: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - in Shoreditch - 15th Nov - 8th Dec
"This autumn we follow the spectre of everyone’s nightmare’s onto the streets of London as Scripts for Supper return to the capital, and bring you The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Taking place on 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th and 30th November and 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th December at The Tab Centre in Shoreditch; we’ll be revelling in potion drinking and Victorian banqueting with design by Darling and Edge.
Food and theatre collide in Scripts for Supper, where the actors double up as waiters and the food brings you into the world of the play. Expect music, singing, merriment and some spooky vaudeville to liven up those dark Winter nights."



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 Brit Beat Generation's 1950s Supper Club in SE25 - Sat 17th
"Feast in a era when raw fish was called poverty not sushi and when King's and Queen's would jive under moon light to intoxicating sounds. Expect a 4 course dining experience with a welcome cocktail which will teleport you back to 1950's Britain, stimulating your senses through music and art.
Behind the door of No.68, another reality awaits."

The 'Miracle on 9th Street' Pop-up Christmas Bar at The Henrietta Hotel in Covent Garden - Opens 23rd
"New York’s famous ‘Miracle on 9th Street’ is crossing the pond for the first time ever…
We will be bringing the festively famous Miracle pop-up bar phenomenon from the U.S. to London for the very first time. The Christmas-themed pop-up bar, renowned across America for its creative cocktails garnished with a side of kitsch, will launch on the hotel’s mezzanine from Black Friday, 23rd November 2018 until 23rd December."

The Spice Angel's Christmas Special Indian Supper Club in Brixton - Weds 5th Dec
"Masterchef alumni Rani Pathare presents a new London supper club for fans of high end Indian cuisine! Episode Two is “Christmas Special Supperclub', expect vibrant & authentic flavours, fresh seasonal ingredients and a warm welcome!
You are invited for a special dinner to celebrate Christmas.
With an array of successful supperclubs in London and Surrey, we are back with an exciting menu for an unforgettable experience in the heart of Brixton, hosted by MasterChef quarter finalist 2014 Rani, referred as ‘The Spice Angel’ by John Torode.
Sit at the same table as some other foodies and be ready for new flavours and conversations in an informal and relaxed environment."

A Very Merry Phung Kay Vegan Christmas at Craving Coffee in N15 - 21st & 22nd Dec
"Yes and it's that time of year again...Christmas is upon us!
It is the fifth year of the Craving Coffee Christmas party revelries and this year we have had the privilege on being asked to do the food for a very special occasion!
We have put together a four course Christmas inspired Vegan Chinese menu.
There will be five sittings and each dish having a festive twist."


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

Margo Selby's Pop-up Shop in Marylebone - 11th - 17th
"Our only London retail event this year will showcase a selection of artworks and textiles including rugs, cushions and towels. A number of one-off pieces, samples and end-of-roll fabrics will also be available."

Brides For Good’s Pop-up Wedding Boutique in Mayfair - Tues - Sat til end of Nov
“The luxury bridal experience within your budget, right in the heart of London. Visit our Mayfair boutique this autumn for the ultimate wedding-dress shopping. Shop the most sought-after gown and accessories designers up to 70% off and help fund international programmes to keep girls in education, out of child marriage, and ensure a future full of opportunity. “


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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