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Pop Up Restaurants In London | February 2015

Som Saa

Som Saa, a traditional Thai food restaurant, have opened their doors ประตู at Climpsons Arch in East London. The kitchen will dish out lesser-known cuisine from the Northern and North-Eastern provinces of Thailand alongside punchy gin and chartreuse spiced cocktails.

DetailsThursdays – Sundays from 25th October until early 2015 | Climpson's Arch, London Fields, E8 3SB

Carousel Presents | Tom Ryalls

Carousel - three floors of pop up happenings, foodie events and guest chef residencies - welcome Tom Ryalls (ex-St John, Moro).

He will, after recent trips to Spain and Japan, be combining elements of the two cultures, focussing on ancient preserving methods, nose to tail cuisine and cooking techniques like pickling, smoking and salting.

He won’t, considering Carousel’s revolving residencies, be around for long.

Details: 27th January - 14th February | Carousel, Blandford Street, Marylebone, W1U 8AB | £35

The Crust Conductor

Hypothetical situation:

You accidentally buy a 1980s London Leyland Titan signature bus.

You can either:

a) Return it. Or

b) Install a wood fire oven and cocktail, beer and wine bar on the bottom deck; a sound system, 34 reclaimed seats and DJ booth on the top deck, then call it The Crust Conductor, park it at The Brick Brewery in Peckham, and serve traditional pizzas to discerning patrons.

We know what Jonny Henry would do.

Just saying.

Details:  Weekends from 6th February - April, 5pm - 9pm | The Brick Brewery, Blenheim Grove, Peckham, SE15 4QL


There are a small number of places in London where you can get traditional udon noodles, a smaller number of places that you can also get contemporary Japanese tasting dishes to accompany the udon, an even smaller number of places where you can do all the above in an intimate pop up supper club setting, and only one place you can have at all - and BYOB.

Welcome to Monograph.

Details: 9th, 13th, 20th and 27th February | A Sectet N1 Location | £29, BYOB

My Neighbours The Dumplings



And a rice wine bar, for old times' sake.

Every Friday in December My Neighbours The Dumplings will pop-up (stairs) at Palm 2 in Hackney, serving a range of traditional, free range and hand made dumplings from their steaming open kitchen. All you have to do is take a menu, tick what you want, get what you ticked and eat what you get. Simple.

DetailsFridays, 6pm - 12am | 152-156 Lower Clapton Rd, Hackney, E5 0QJ


An experimental seven course modernist meal developed by Jozef Youssef (ex-Fat Duck), in conjunction with Professor Charles Spence from the Cross Modal department of Oxford University and Sean Day, the President of The American Synesthesia Association, incorporating sensory and visual aids in an attempt to give diners an insight into Synaesthesia: a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.


Details: Two weekends per month from February - June 2015 | Maida Hill Place, 4 Fernhead Road, Maida Hill, W9 3ET | Lunch £32 - £54; Dinner £56 - £97

Slap Ya Papa x Hackney Empire

In a celebration of New Orleans, Mardi Gras, old blues records, supper clubs, live music, cocktails, beer, three course meals, and everything -

May we present: Slap Ya Papa x Hackney Empire.

Details: 11th - 14th February | Stage 3, Hackney Empire, 289 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1EJ | £35


Perilla: the common name for a herb of the mint family, Lamiaceae.

An informational tidbit that serves no purpose other than to impress your friends.

After, of course, you’ve already impressed them with your knowledge of emerging fuss-free fine dining dinner party pop ups, helmed by chefs trained in Noma and serving three course à la carte menus with gin paired cocktail lists...

... that are also called Perilla.

Details: 5th, 6th & 7th February | Palm 2, 152 - 156 Lower Clapton Rd, Hackney, E5 0QJ | £27.50

The Winter Cabin at The York & Albany

If you fancy going to a haute hunting styled winter cabin / townhouse / restaurant / bar by Gordon Ramsay Group inspired by the age old hunting grounds of Regents Park and filled with tweeds, tartans and taxidermies where you can indulge in game fare, mulled wine, cider and rich cocktails over soft candle light, then please save us a seat.

Details: 28th Oct – 28th Feb | York & Albany, 127-129 Parkway, London NW1 7PS

The Waldorf Project: Colour

The second chapter for immersive theatre dining coop, The Waldorf Project, ‘colour’ focuses on uniting the senses through food, drink and movement, courtesy of their crack team of production, costume and sound designers, choreographers, dancers, directors, chefs and sommeliers.

Details5th – 11th February, 7:30pm - 10:30pm | Oval Space, 29 - 32 The Oval, Bethnal Green, E2 9DT | £160 (Previews £90, £50, £20)

NOTE: ‘Colour’s’ performance requires guests to dress monochromatically from head to toe. There are restrictions on allowances that can be made for dietary requirements. For more information email

Beehive Place

Welcome to Beehive, the latest addition to Brixton’s vibrant food scene.

A collaboration between Chateau Marmot and chef Samuel Hodges (ex Soho House and St Johns), Beehive's focus is high quality, locally supplied British cuisine. The five course tasting menu changes every weekend and is accompanied by a full bar serving cocktails, craft beer and wine from worldwide independent producers. Plus disco, hip hop and funk DJ’s from 10pm – late.

Details: Friday’s & Saturday’s from 14th Nov - March 2015 | Beehive Place, Brixton, SW9 | £35


Gingerline -  one of London's preeminent 'top secret' immersive dining experiences - is going off piste by kickstarting a brand new culinary adventure inside an as-yet-unveiled venue located somewhere on The Jubilee Line.

The process for taking part, in reverse order, is:

4. Enjoy immersive entertainment and 4+ courses prepared by avant-garde chefs in a parallel dining reality.

3. Follow a trail of mysterious text messages to find the hidden venue.

2. Buy a ticket.

1. Read the sentence below this one.

Details: From 24th Sept 2014 | A Secret Location | £53-£58

NOTE: Tickets for Gingerline are now sold out, but you can check HERE for re-released last minute returns.

(Image: The Winter Cabin at The York & Albany)

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