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Pop Up Restaurants In London - December 2014


Pretend you’re Dutch, and read the following in your newly discovered accent.

Schmoke: A traditional Dutch winter-food pop-up restaurant wood-smoking fish, cheese and locally sourced free-range meats alongside toasty tipples from the marquee bar, festive Germanic inspirited tidbits and weekend DJ’s until 1am. 

Ok, so it was mainly the ’schmoke’ part.

Details4th - 20th December, Wed - Sat | 1 Rivington Place, EC2A 3BA

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


'Joan’ was a doyenne, a bon vivant, and a lover of all things fabulous. 

Including, as it turns out, Lebanese inspired dinner feasts (prepared by Mahmoud Mallah), complete with spiced cocktails, a shisha lounge, a backgammon room, and classic film and theatre score DJ, Johnny Trunk.

Details: Saturday 6th December, 7:30pm - 2am | Harrid & Sons, 26 Farringdon St, EC4A 4AB | £40 includes four courses and two welcome cocktails, £10 (entry after 10.30pm)

Swedish Christmas - Skandilicious

Here’s a virtual tour, with words:

You’ll meet a man with a candle-lantern at the side entrance of what used to be the offices of The Guardian.

He’s Swedish.

Then, after descending three flights of stairs, ringing a bell, and being led into ‘The Bakery’, you’ll be given one mulled wine, one gingerbread man, and one tutorial on the pre-schnapps songs you’re about to sing.

They’re Swedish.

Finally, you’ll sip Scandinavian schnapps in between visits to the traditional, all you can eat Julbord of Swedish starters, mains and deserts before heading upstairs to sample expertly executed cocktails in the cozy Christmas lounge.

It’s Swedish.

DetailsEvery day until 21st December | The Old Guardian Media House, 119 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3DA | £45 and include a welcome Glögg and the all-you-can-eat Swedish Christmas Smörgåsbord

Supper Club Mexicana

Club Mexicana and White Rabbit chef Adam Rawson have joined forces, created a seven course gourmet vegan tasting menu, paired it with wine, and decided to invite you.

Nice of them.

Details: Thursday - Saturday 4th - 6th & 11th - 13th December, 7:30pm | 119 Lower Clapton Rd, E5 0NP | £40, or £65 including wine pairing.

NOTE: If you’re vegetarian, vegan, or like food, check out The Nudge’s list of the best vegetarian restaurants in London.

Caiger & Co. at Borough Market

Caiger & Co. pop-up caterers are collaborating with Borough Market suppliers on a pop up tapas bar and basement supper club restaurant serving an alternating selection of three course festive feasts every week throughout December.

It’s called '6 Southwark Street'.

And it’s BYOB.

Details: Wednesday - Saturday nights throughout December | 6 Southwark St, Borough Market, SE1 1TQ | £40

Nordic Yulefest

A Nordic Christmas wonderland of birch trees, sheepskin laden nooks and marzipan pigs set amongst a rolling feast of course upon course of Scandanavian cross modern British cuisine; replete with boot-shaped glasses of Gluehwein, hot chocolate cocktails and candle lit dance floors helmed by DJ’s until 1am.

Pretty much sums it up.

Details: Saturday and Sunday 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th and 20th & 21st December (Brunch 12pm - 5pm, Dinner 7pm - 1am) | 1 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, E2 8AA | Brunch £55, Dinner £75

NOTE: Late Night Frolic tickets are also available for £20 and include access to the Yulefest party after the dinner service, and a cocktail on arrival.

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

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

Náttúra by Kitchen Theory

Náttúra: a song by impish Icelandic singer, Bjork.

Kitchen Theory: a lauded experimental pop-up dining events group.

Náttúra by Kitchen Theory: six courses of experimental Nordic cuisine inspired by nature and crafted by modernist Michelin trained chefs.

Absolutely nothing to with Bjork, though.

Details: Most weekends in December | Maida Hill Place, 4 Fernhead Rd, W9 3ET


Flambée - a flammekueche pop-up at Catch on Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch - make very thin, croissant-style dough pizzas originally hailing from Alsace in Northern France. The menu includes tartes flambées topped with creme fraiche, onions and lardons, as well as vegetarian, pulled pork and smoked salmon options.

Its arrival is great news, because most of the alternatives to pizza in London are crêpe.

Details: 8th Oct - 5th Dec | 22 Kingsland Road, E2 8DA

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

Forza Winter

The best things about winter are, in reverse order:

3) Christmas Day, and log fires.

2) Toasted marshmallows, and hot cocktails.

1) Forza Winter, and wooly jumpers.

In celebration of its position at the top of our chart, we're pleased to announce that Forza's back for another wintery run of five-course Italian feasts (lovingly made with the finest British produce). Specifically, bona fide Italian classics like porcini arancini, polpette, raddichio, squashes, hams, and bubbling communal pots of fonduta.

Details30th October – 20th December | Unit 4, 133 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN | £30


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.

Tickets are on sale HERE, but note that they're sold out until January, which means you’ll need to book ASAP to secure a spot before, well, February.

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



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

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