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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 - Tendril, Rajiv’s Kitchen, and Lorcan Kan
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - Carcass Cartel does The Frog Hoxton




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


What’s on this week

Brand New -
Tendril's Two Month Vegan & Vegetarian Residency at Hive in E2 - Daily
Fourpure's Imperial Beartooth First Chance Friday in Bermondsey - Fri 17th
Lorcan Kan’s Things Palace pop up in SE26 - Sun 19th
The Good Plates restaurant in Great Eastern Street - Weds 22nd & Thurs 23rd
Headway EATS: Vegan Burns Night Supper in Hackney - Thurs 23rd
Smashing Plates Green - A Vegetarian Supper Club With Maria Elia at Divertimenti in Marylebone - Thurs 23rd
The Dinner Ladies Chinese New Year Feasts in N16 - Thurs 23rd & Fri 24th

Thursday 16th January

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

Tendril's Two Month Vegan & Vegetarian Residency at Hive in E2 - Daily
Tendril, a vegetarian & vegan brand from chef Rishim Sachdeva, which has popped up for two months at The Hive in Cambridge Heath Road, E2, serving at lunch and dinner time.  Expect salads and other hot and cold food, with hints of spices and in-house ferments and preserves.  Rishim is also planning lots of other supper clubs and events over the next few months - follow him on Instagram to get the latest news.

Rajiv's Kitchen's Vegan Nepalese Residency at Louie Louie in SE17 - Mon-Sat
Rajiv's Kitchen's has popped up at Louie Louie in Walworth Road, SE17, for six weeks of Nepalese cooking, this time with a fully vegan menu.  I love Rajiv and his food (especially the momos!) and it's great to see him making the whole thing plant-based.  They are serving from Monday to Saturday evenings - be there!

Linda's Journey's January Residency at Great Guns Social near Borough - Tues-Sat
Linda's Journey, the Goan Pop-up, will be serving at Great Guns Social near Borough for the whole of January 2020, serving Tuesday to Saturday evenings.  Expect lots of tasty curries, grilled and stuffed seafood, and spicier pork chorico, from this excellent chef, plus lots of vegetarian options too.  Linda is back at Great Guns Social by popular demand after a very successful residency there at the start of 2019.
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/B7LSsC9liP6/

What The Fattoush's Vegan Palestinian Plates at The White Hart in New Cross - Mon-Sat
What The Fattoush, a pop-up serving Vegan Palestinian Plates from friends Jess and Meg, has popped up at The White Hart Hotel in New Cross Road, serving Mondays to Saturdays for January 2020. I visited yesterday - attracted by the picture of their Black Lime 'Lamb' Pilaf (see above), and loved it.  Really good flavours, with tasty chunks of 'lamb' (actually made from tofu and mushroom) on a very generous big bed of rice.  Look out for What The Fattoush this year!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/B7EoZlQlSNC/

Eastern Bloc's Two Month Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Mon-Sat
Eatern Bloc has taken over the kitchen at The King & Co in Clapham, serving their menu of Eastern European dishes (& pub classics) at the pub from Mondays to Saturdays til the end of February 2020.  Given that it's Veganuary, they will also be serving lots of plant-based dishes, including shawarmas and snacks.  Great pub food!

Fooska's Vegan Bangladeshi Street Food at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Daily
Fooska will be popping up at The Duke's Head in Highgate from 6th - 31st January 2020, serving their vegan Bangladeshi street food every day, from 6pm on Mondays to Thursdays, and from noon on Fridays to Sundays.  Very keen to try this one - the food looks fantastic!

Craving Coffee's #TottenhamSocial Streetfood Nights in N15 - Sante - Globally Inspired  - Thurs-Sat

Friday 17th January
Fourpure's Imperial Beartooth First Chance Friday in Bermondsey - Fri 17th
"Starting the year off with a bang we have brought one of our all time classics back with extra.  The imperial version of this American Brown Ale clocks in at 8.5%
This will be your first chance to try this beer before we release it out into the wild."

Alter's 3 Month Residency at Counter Culture in Clapham - Tues-Sat
Alter, fine vegan cooking from chef Andy Hogben, will be popping up at Counter Culture in Clapham for three months starting on 7th January 2020 on Tuesday to Saturday evenings.  Andy's pedigree is first rate, having cooked in Dabbous, Som Saa and Kyms, and his food is delcious.  Counter Culture is a very small space, next to The Dairy on The Pavement in Clapham Common, so this is going to be a hot ticket.

Jay Morjaria's Vegan lunchtime takeover at Hovarda in Soho - Weekdays
"Hovarda goes Vegan in January! Chef Jay Morjaria -JAE- is taking over Hovarda’s lunchtime on weekdays 🥕🥕🥕He created a special vegan menu infused with East Asian flavours featuring seasonally led ingredients and techniques such as fermentation to be served in a sharing plates style. 🥗JAE at Hovarda starts on 6th January until 31st January, from 12 pm to 3pm only on weekdays. 🥑Book now for JAE lunch takeover!"

Slaw's Salads & more at Sourced Market in Marylebone - Daily
"@Slawfood will be taking over Marylebone's kitchen for the rest of January🥕🥜🍄 🍇  Dig into this sharing style menu and explore a whole new world of seasonal plant-based dishes. Book now or take a look at their menu by clicking the link in our bio."

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 18th January
Fallow's SustainableGuest Residency at Crispin in E1 - Tues-Sat
"From 7th January to 7th March, Fallow will grace the east London restaurant with creative, pared-down dishes such as ‘Ribbed corn with Kombu salt’, ‘Hen kofta yakitori with house Sriracha’ and ‘Crispy egg with charred leaves and mustard dressing’. Plates range from £4 to £16 and, for those of you who are spoilt for choice, Crispin is once again offering its signature ‘one of everything’ deal, to share between two, priced at £59."

Sunday 19th January
Lorcan Kan’s Things Palace pop up in SE26 - Sun 19th
We are excited to announce our next food collab on Sunday, January 19: Lorcan Kan's Things Palace.
Lorcan is the research and development chef for one of Alex’s favourite restaurants – Stockport’s Where the Light Gets In.
Lorcan has worked as a chef all over the globe for restaurants such as Attica in Melbourne, Nahm in Thailand and helping set up Contra in New York, before settling in Stockport.
Things Palace is his pop-up dining experience hosted monthly in a variety of unique spaces around Manchester, London and Berlin.
Guests are treated to an ever-changing menu. Drawing inspiration from his Malaysian heritage and time spent in South-East Asia while focusing on locally grown produce.
Expect curries, rice, seasonal vegetables, pickles and chilli sauces.

Filthy Buns' Residency at The Three Compasses in Dalston - Daily
Filthy Buns - John & Debs - are now in the kitchen at The Three Compasses in Dalston, serving burgers, buns, and sides seven days a week.  They are serving early with breakfast buns for the Rugby World Cup, and also have a set of Sunday Roast buns (which sound incredible) for Sundays.
& the Sunday Roast Bun looks a bit like…

Monday 20th January
Le Bun's Burger Residency at The Smugglers' Tavern in Fitzrovia - Mon-Sat
Le Bun are popping up in Fitzrovia, serving their excellent burgers and sides at The Smugglers' Tavern, a great pub in Warren Street, which has a good line in beers, over 30 different rums, and a bookable upstairs room. 
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/B5GghzMFSTv/

Tuesday 21st January
Chubby Buddies's 3 Month Residency at The Rose & Crown in Kentish Town - Tues-Sun
Chubby Buddies are now in the kitchen at The Rose & Crown in Kentish Town, serving from Tuesdays to Sundays.  They specialise in chicken wings, and baos - specifically 'BAOgers - and BaoDawgs - burgers and hotdogs in baos. 
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/B6FziMAlnvY/

Wednesday 22nd January
The Good Plates restaurant in Great Eastern Street - Weds 22nd & Thurs 23rd
"This January David Lloyd Clubs is opening a unique pop-up restaurant designed specifically to complement positive mental health. The Good Plates is being created in collaboration with experts in nutritional therapy and interior design. The restaurant provides an interactive and enjoyable way to learn about how certain foods, surroundings and social interactions can complement overall wellbeing when introduced into daily life.
All parts of the restaurant are designed with positive mental wellbeing in mind, including: the food, the tableware, the décor and colour scheme, the lighting, the communal seating and conversational prompts provided to diners, the music and even the front of house staff."

Mei Mei's Street Cart's Residency at LP Bar in New Cross - Tues-Sun
Mei Mei's Street Cart was a regular part of the London food scene a few years ago.  They then went up north (they now have a restaurant in Liverpool) but have now returned to London, to a residency at LP Bar in New Cross Road, serving Tuesdays to Sundays.  Expect a full menu of Chinese and fusion dishes, including their famous jianbings (crepes), rice bowls, brunch bowls, wonton nachos, and Chinese tacos. 
& it looks a bit like…  https://twitter.com/LondonPopups/status/1198230361056124929

Thursday 23rd January
Headway EATS: Vegan Burns Night Supper in Hackney - Thurs 23rd
Join Headway East London for their first 2020 instalment of the popular supper club! It's all set to be a bonnie night in celebration of Rabbie Burns and Scotland! And we've gone VEGAN - Nessie can breath a sigh of relief... Headway EATS is a relaxed dining experience led by a group of brain injury survivors who are (re)discovering talents and skills.
Tickets are £20 per person; proceeds support our work with local survivors, their families and carers.

Smashing Plates Green - A Vegetarian Supper Club With Maria Elia at Divertimenti in Marylebone - Thurs 23rd
"Join us for a night of Smashing Plates, as Greek Cypriot chef and author Maria shares a vegetarian feasting menu for her debut supper club. Think the very best of Greek food with a modern vegetarian twist."

The Dinner Ladies Chinese New Year Feasts in N16 - Thurs 23rd & Fri 24th
"2020 marks the year of the Rat and is considered a year of new beginnings. The year is looked upon as a new gift, a clean fresh start with no mistakes or regrets. The year of the rat is also said to bring us creative energy and fulfilment.
With these strong new motivations in mind, Dinner Ladies are looking to a greener Lunar new year and will be using their creativity to explore some of their favourite vegetarian Chinese feasting dishes. The evening will be full of exciting undiscovered flavours bringing a fresh & delicious start to the year.
As ever there will be inspired cocktails, musical entertainment & the yearly traditional dumpling making!"



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

Nicos Popupalot's Viva Las Vegan Feast and Party in Waterloo - Sun 26th & Sun 2nd
Nicos Popupalot, one of London's most established pop-up chefs, is back for 2020 with the brilliantly named Viva Las Vegan, a vegan dinner and party at Hello Darling bar in Waterloo on Sunday 26th January, and also on Sunday 6th February.  Tickets cost £65 for a sumptuous vegan feast (from 4pm) and a Vegas-style party til 10.30pm.  Dress in your best Vegas-style!

The Carcass Cartel does The Frog Hoxton - Tues 28th
"The Carcass Cartel is a revolt against waste and an initiative to highlight just how modern, approachable, uncomplicated, delicious and above all ethical nose to tail eating can be - spearheaded by some of the UK’s most exciting chefs.
Alongside Head Chef Jamie Park, the Cartel will be taking over the kitchen at Adam Handlings Frog Hoxton on the 28th January for a seven course dinner focused on offal and off cuts - with dishes from:Jamie Park (The Frog)
Sam Bryant & Alicja Specjalna (Whole Beast)
Tom Griffiths (Flank)
James Strawbridge (Sons of Thunder)
Dan Shearman (The WilderKitchen)
Jay Morjaria (JAE)
Ivan Tisdall-Downes & Imogen Davis (Native)"

Charles Merser & Co's Rum Blending Open Day near Somerset House - Sat 1st
"Visit London’s first rum blending house in over 100 years, complete with underground cask store, blending room, bar, retail and tasting rooms, to learn about the process of blending and cask maturation. You will also be able to sample our first rum blend, Double Barrel Rum
No RSVP required. Come along anytime between 2pm and 6pm."

The Heist - An immersive theatre / game / bar near London Bridge - Fri 7th February
"You Can Expect
A briefing with London's most notorious gang boss, a bank vault raid & if you’re unlucky (or outsmarted) a run-in with the justice system
Delicious cocktails + 1 free drink included
5 hidden chambers containing weird & wonderful characters + puzzle-like scenarios for you to conquer - think London Dungeons meets surreal party!
Lineup of DJs in the party space dropping sounds ranging from 1920’s swing to pumping dance floor beats."

Ben Spalding x Stir in Woolwich - Tues 10th March
"The night will feature An intimate  talk from Ben Spalding on his journey & battle with Mental Health over the last 12 years. What better place to do this than stir, an award winning community cafe whose motto is good mood food and is a venture by the visionary bridge mental health group.  Ben will  cook a special intimate 5-course menu + surprises for 26 guests.
Not much around the food is revealed until the night, (in true Ben Spalding style), but expect 5-courses plus surprises paired with underground music & the standard banter & stories.
A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in food, music and conversation."


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

Cosmydor's Sustainable Cosmentics Shop in Golborne Road W12 - Daily
"Welcome to our journey into design and sustainable French cosmetics." Cosmydor's pop up store, in partnership with @rails_edition , is open from January 4th to January 30th, monday to saturday, 11am to 6pm at 90 Golborne Road, London.


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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