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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 - Cue Point, The Piadina Project, and Sarap’s Filipino BBQ
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - Bangladeshi Sunday Brunch with Dina Begum in Soho




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


What’s on this week

Brand New - 
W12 Studios in White City - With Cue Point & The Piadina Project - Mon-Fri
The Omni Collective's Vegan Residency at Louie Louie in Walworth Road, SE17 - Mon-Sat
Donnelly's Restaurant’s Residency at The bermondsey Bar & Kitchen - Daily
Sarap Filipino BBQ & Lechon's 3 Month Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho - Tues-Sat
Seedlip's Food and Cocktail Pairing Night at Hix' Tramshed in Shoreditch - Tues 22nd
A multi-sensory Supper Club in East London - Weds 23rd

Last Chance - 
Crafty Pies' 3 Month Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Ends Sat

Thursday 17th January

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

W12 Studios in White City - With Cue Point & The Piadina Project - Mon-Fri
A food hall and bar has just opened in White City Place, W12, with regularly changing street food chefs serving up their best dishes.  Open Mondays to Fridays (with Saturdays coming) from 12 noon, W12 Studios features traders curated by Feast It, each in situ for a couple of months or so.  First up are two absolute crackers - Cue Point, serving gorgeous smoked and BBQ-ed meats and more, and The Piadina Project, fried chicken and flatbread stars best known for their slots at Victoria Park Market.  See you there!

The Omni Collective's Vegan Residency at Louie Louie in Walworth Road, SE17 - Mon-Sat
Omni have taken over the kitchen at Louie Louie, the bar and restaurant at 347 Walworth Road, serving Mondays to Saturdays until 8th March 2019.  Omni aim to feed everyone with their hearty and substantial vegan food.

Donnelly's Restaurant’s Residency at The bermondsey Bar & Kitchen - Daily
Donnelly's Kitchen has announced a new residency at The Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen in Bermondsey Street, SE1, following on from successful pop-ups at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho and Louie Louie near Elephant & Castle.  Donnelly's led by James Donnelly, serve classic British dishes often as small plates and for sharing, using the best produce from suppliers like Todenham Manor Farm, The Blackwood Cheese Co, and Hackney Gelato.  It' will be open daily from 10am, until 10pm on weekdays and Saturdays, and til 5pm on Sundays.

Sarap Filipino BBQ & Lechon's 3 Month Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho - Tues-Sat
Sarap is bringing Filipino food to The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho for the first three months of 2019, with a Tuesday - Saturday pop-up.  Serving lunchtmes and evenings on Tuesday to Friday, and from 2pm - 9pm on Saturday, expect some amazing dishes, including lechon - BBQ pork belly - and smal plates to share.  Such a treat for people who work in Soho!

Crafty Pies' 3 Month Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Ends Sat
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.

The Cheese Bar's Fondue Nights in Camden Town - Thursdays
"The highlights:
Classic Four Cheese Fondue, with Coolea, Ogleshield, Doddington & Mayfield
Young Buck Blue Fondue, with Cider & Kirsch
Smoked Cheese Fondue, with Smoked Mayfield, Old Winchester & Whiskey
Raclette Sharing Plate with Ogleshield, Charcuterie, Potatoes & Cornichons
A Selection of Festive Sides, inlcuding Pigs in Blankets, Truffled Wild Mushroom & Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts"
& a pig in a blanket with the fondue looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqy9UkElSk1/

Craving Coffee's July 2017 #TottenhamSocial Streetfood Nights in N15 - Indie 7 West - Creole Caribbean - Thurs-Sat

Friday 18th January
Linda's Journey's Goan Residency at Great Guns Social near Borough - Tues-Sat
Linda's Journey is popping up for the whole of January at Great Guns Social, in Southwark Bridge Road, SE1, serving fine Goan food.  It's serving Tuesdays to Fridays for lunch and dinner, and dinner on Saturdays (closed on Sundays and Mondays).  I've followed Linda's Journey (so to speak) around different pop-ups in London over the past couple of years - looking forward to trying some dishes soon!

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.

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 19th January
Yucatan Taqueria's Southern Mexican Street Food at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Daily
Yucatan Taqueria, whose Southern Mexican street food has been feeding delighted diners over the past six months in Kentish Town, Peckham,  Paddington and elsewhere, is popping up this January at The Duke's Head in Highgate.  Go for their amazing tacos and more - plus a few pints from The Duke's impressive range of beers!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BsTmc17F6oJ/

Gizzi Erskine's 'Filth' 3 Month Vegan Burger Pop-up in Shoreditch - Daily
Filth is a 3 month vegan burger pop-up from Gizzi Erskine, now open at 13 Bethnal Green Road (opposite Boxpark), in the site of a former Dirty Burger restaurant.  It's open daily until the end or March (or so), and features a choice of two burgers (the Pure Filth, and the Seoul), plus a choice of sites and drinks, again all vegan.
& it looks a bit like… https://www.instagram.com/p/BsfNnpdlETH/
The Beckhams liked it!  https://www.instagram.com/p/BsjQrczBHa0/

Sunday 20th January
Dhaba's Regional Indian Food at Giant Steps in Hackney Wick - Fri - Sun
Dhaba serves regional Indian food, and will be in the kitchen at Giant Steps, in Hackney Wick, Fridays to Sundays from 11th January to the end of September 2019.  Expect a mix of dishes, including spinach and rainbow chard, braised lamb's neck, lamb kofta curry, and even guinea fowl shish kebabs.
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/Bsqw4k8lPHl/

Chicken & Gochu's Korean Residency at Coffee Is My Cup Of Tea in Dalston - Weds-Sun
Chicken & Gochu are taking over the kitchen in the evenings at Coffee Is My Cup of Tea in Dalston on Wednesdays to Sundays for three months from 9th January 2019.  Chicken & Gochu (gochu is the Korean word for chilli), have been trading for nearly a year, becoming very familiar in the pubs and tap rooms of Walthamstow.  Now Boyoung and Luke are stepping up with this new 3 month stint - a great showcase for their excellent food.  Go!

Monday 21st January
The Calcutta Canteen Pop-up All Day Indian Cafe off Carnaby Street - Mon-Sat - 9am-5pm
Darjeeling Express' Asma Khan is opening a second site as a pop-up just off Carnaby Street, under the name Calcutta Canteen.  It will open as a 3 month pop-up on 28th November at 74 Broadwick Street, as an all-day cafe serving Pau buns, a bread roll similar to a brioche bun, stuffed with four kinds of fillings, cakes from Tarunima Sinha of My Little Cake Tin, and lots of teas, like masala chai.  Really looking forward to this one!
& the buns look a bit like… https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq6yYRclcUt/

Tuesday 22nd January
The Mole Taco Bar Pop-up in Mayfair - Tues & Weds
Mole Taco Bar is a mid-week pop-up at the Cocochan Asian fusion restaurant, at 38-40 James St, Mayfiar.  It's open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12 noon til 11pm, and has just extended into 2019 thanks to a successful run before Christmas.  The menu includes Ceviche, Anticuchos (Peruvian skewers), a choice of Tacos (including Baja fish tacos), Churros, and a good mix of Mexican cocktails.  I haven't been yet, but plan to rectify that soon - the pics look great!

Seedlip's Food and Cocktail Pairing Night at Hix' Tramshed in Shoreditch
"Seedlip is the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit based on remedies published in 1651 in ‘The Art of Distillation’. Made from carefully sourced and selected herbs, spices, peels and barks, Seedlip’s creator Ben works closely with growers and fellow farmers including his own farm to find the very best ingredients that their master distiller can work with.
On January 22nd, Mark will co-host an event in his Kitchen Library above Tramshed where guests can enjoy a masterclass on Seedlip spirits and pair them to Hix’s mini dishes of seasonal British produce."

Tonio's Kitchen's Caribbean Pop-up in Goldsmiths' Students Union in Deptford - Tuesdays
"Calling the #students of #goldsmithuniversity Tonio's Kitchen will be #popinup @goldsmithssu cafe to give you a #tasteofthecaribbean 🇯🇲🍽😋#jamaicanfood @ #itsbest #popupkitchen Every Tuesday from the 20th November 2018, 1700 - 2130 Dixon Road 6NW."

Wednesday 23rd January
A multi-sensory Supper Club in East London
https://salty-studio.designmynight.com/5c3634e2b58f405c083c2e0c/secret-urban-suppers-hack ney-london-a-creative-melting-pot-multisensory-supper-club-in-east-london
"Salty Studio are excited to present you a new series of events this January: Secret Urban Suppers. Exploring the creative past and present of the most artistic districts in urban cities around the world, these supper clubs will tell the hidden stories of what used to happen in the lofts and warehouses of these neighbourhoods."
Discover the creative story of Hackney, London, Salty Studio's local neighbourhood where we live, work and never stop creating. This is truly a multicultural hub of innovation and inspiration.

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 January 2019.
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BpSVMfDFAH7/

Thursday 17th January
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.



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

Little Baobab's Senegalese Night at Palm 2 in Clapton - Fri 25th
"Full details out for our 25 Jan pop-up! Music from KING DAVID (Jamaica) and EXPLOSIVE NZAKOMBA (Congo) - guaranteed to bring the heat! Come and join us."

Dining Room's Vegetarian Feast in Wimbledon - Fri 25th & Sat 26th
"Working with some fabulous producers and suppliers we will be creating an exciting vegetarian menu to show off the ingredients to their full. £40 for a five course dinner including a seasonal welcome cocktail and a glass of wine. Includes service.
Return of the popular pop-up supper club, Dining Room presents a Vegetarian Feast with organic vegetables from Riverford Organics, cheese from Vallebona and wine from Park Vintners."

Soil & Soul's Vegab Supper Club with Manu's Kitchen in Hoxton - Sat 26th
"We're so excited to be back at The Bach in Hoxton this month to celebrate Veganuary!
We've created a delicious four course, fully plant-based, sharing menu in collaboration with the amazing @manuskitchen. Expect lots of tahini, natural wines and, of course, our DJ decks on the coffee counter!"

Bangladeshi Sunday Brunch with Dina Begum at Darjeeling Express in Soho - Sun 27th
"Bangladesh is known for seasonal eating. Six unique seasons shape the food culture of this beautiful country which incorporates harvests, festivals, and national holidays. Food writer and author of Brick Lane Cookbook Dina Begum will introduce classic dishes which reflect the delicious Bangladeshi home cooking that she grew up eating but was not available in restaurants. Heritage recipes, family favourites passed on from her mother, as well as recipes from her cookbook, showcase techniques and flavours for the winter season."


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