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Pop Up Restaurants | October 2015
The same pop up masters behind Náttúra, Synaesthesia, Sensualità and a selection of other unpronounceable escapades are finally untwisting tongues with Mexico: a Mexican inspired series of supper clubs that beg you “not to expect fiery hot chili loaded nacho/enchilada/burrito style dishes”.
Because “what we have in store for our guests is a refined modernist interpretation of Mexican ingredients and gastronomy”.
Details: 1st - 24th October | Maida Hill Place, 4 Fernhead Road, Maida Hill, W9 3ET | £65 - £105
The traditional Dumb Supper is an ancient custom used to honour the dead.
The Halloween Dumb Supper is a one off custom involving you, a small three course meal eaten without speaking (and in reverse order), a live jazz quartet, and the confines of Barts Pathology Museum.
They basically follow the same premise.
Details: 30th Oct | Bart's Pathology Museum (3rd Floor Robin Brook Centre), Smithfield, EC1A 7BE | £50
October Supper Clubs
Like every month, this October there’s a really small list of really worthwile supper clubs across London.
Thankfully we’ve taken that list, shortened it once again, and selected, for you, only the best of the best, of the best. They include Perfume: An Edible Scent, Autumn Edition; Back From The Woods; The Shared Table; My Home From Umbria; A Little Lusciousness; Cuisson's Pop Down; and the UNA - One Table Experience.
Details: All throughout October, all across London.
“Enjoy a Tate signature cocktail served in the BP Spotlight 1960 to 2000 rooms, followed by a sumptuous four-course dinner with matched wines curated by the Young British Foodie’s 2015 Chef Winner.” - TATE Britain.
“Shit.” - TATE Modern.
Details: 10th & 16th October | Tate Britain, Rex Whistler Restaurant
We’ll make this quick.
Terms & Conditions: Conflict Café returns, this time round at House of VANS in Waterloo, where the event space will host a collection of pop up supper clubs every week from Syria, Nepal, Colombia, Turkey and Armenia.
Details: 9th September – 3rd October | House of Vans, Waterloo, SE1 8SW |
NOTE: Conflict Café is part of London’s annual Talking Peace Festival, a month-long series of events in the fields of art, food, photography, comedy, music and technology designed to spark conversations about peace through creativity.
If ever a title gave away absolutely everything that there is to know about a pop up supper club – except for four key points - then it’s the one above.
Those points are as follows:
1) London Shell Co.’s wide beam Norfolk cruiser sounds bigger than it is, accommodating – as it does – just 12 brave souls.
2) It’ll be parked up somewhere on Regent’s Canal for multiple nights between now and the end of the year: to know when and where (and to buy tickets) visit their website HERE.
3) They describe their evenings as “an opportunity to meet new people, eat with your hands and sample new things”.
4) The Peagreen may be small, but it’s also the only boat on Regent’s Canal that has a retractable roof.
Stick that in your pipe, Abramovich.
Details: 2nd September - December | The Peagreen Boat, Somewhere On Regent’s Canal | £50 for 4 courses with paired wines.
Lemonade and Laughing Gas (design-led, immersive, hyper-theatrical experience purveyors), Blanch & Shock (experimental food and drink designers) and you (attractive mirrors), have combined forces to create an immersive, three course supper club recreation of David Lynch’s surreal view of small-town America, as seen through through cult TV series, Twin Peaks.
It involves three courses, damn fine coffee and cherry pie, and a late night drinking den of theatre, ‘secret missions’ and bespoke cocktails.
Details: 27th August - 17th October | A Secret (central London) Location | £66.50 includes a welcome cocktail, 3 courses and themed bar entry, themed bar entry only is £5.
There’s a time in life for self reflection.
There’s also a time for parsnip grilled calçot onions with sweet peppers and smoked cod roe.
That time is now, thanks to Bruno Loubet’s Grain Store Unleashed pop up, where the food is inventive, slightly experimental, and where as always, the humble vegetable is KING.
Details: 13th April - TBC | The Zetter Hotel, St John's Square, Clerkenwell, EC1M 5RJ | £25.50 - £39
A Japanese pop up (that, um, is going to be around for a year...so kind of isn't a pop up...but whatever) from the crack team behind Bone Daddies Ramen and Flesh & Buns, utilising the previous restaurant's pizza oven to plate up a selection of regularly-changing, single ingredient led small plates and sides to a rock ’n’ roll soundtrack.
It’s called Shackfuyu.
Not sure why.
Details: March 2015 - February 2016 | 14a Old Compton St, Soho, W1D 4TJ
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.
Details: Throughout September | Climpson's Arch, London Fields, E8 3SB
(Image: Bart's Pathology Museum)
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