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Pop Up Restaurants In London


The Best Pop Up Restaurants In London - November 2014

(Image: The Last Gingerline Event)

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.

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

Dram & Smoke: Scran, Bevvy & General Flumgummerie

Scran: food; provisions.

Bevvy: a drink, esp. an alcoholic one.

General Flumgummerie: hijinks, hullaballoo, capering, antics, buffoonery, skylarking…

So all in all, Dram & Smoke's Scram, Bevvy & General Flumgummerie pop-up serves five courses of traditional and modern smoked Scottish sustenance, alongside gin cocktails, Brewdog beers and a whisky den run by Monkey Shoulder.

With ample flumgummerie…

Details: Wednesdays – Saturdays from 19th Nov – 20th Dec | 2-3 Black Swan Yard, SE1 3XW | £40

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 spiced cocktails like the Muay Thai Kick.

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

Donostia Social Club

Donostia Social Club, the Basque inspired baby blue and white street food van you may have seen pottering London’s cobble stoned alleys have an announcement.

They're leaving….

….their van in the garage for two months and swapping it for a kitchen residency at The King & Co pub, Clapham. Wherein they will plate up daily changing specials, Basque inspired Sunday sharing brunches and roasts alongside craft brews, draft ales and real ciders.

Details: October – 30th November | The King & Co, SW4 7BZ


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

This Month at Carousel: Selin Kiazim

Award winning chef Selin Kiazim is taking the stage at Carousel – Marylebone’s new events venue featuring regularly rotating residencies of food purveyors – and charcoal grilling her way through a menu of çemen glazed lamb cutlets and whole lemon sole mains.

Details: 5th – 23rd November | 71 Blandford Street, W1U 8AB | £35

The Winter Cabin @ The York & Albany

Hey You,

Want to come 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?

Whoever you want it to be, babe.

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

The Pearl

The most fun we have every month is deciding what’s a permanent restaurant, what’s a pop up restaurant, what’s a semi-permanent pop up and what’s a temporary restaurant.

It’s such a hoot. As you can well imagine.

We actually got an email yesterday about a place being described by its owners as a “permanent pop up”.  Ignored it, obviously.

Anyway The Pearl was an easy call: semi-permanent pop up.

 Located in the conservatory at the top of the Dead Dolls House and with views over Hoxton Square, it’s run by the popular Check On team and serves up Great British fare (cooked by the very talented Terry Edwards) from Wednesday to Friday each week.

Details:  April – December 2014 | 35 Hoxton Square, N1 6NN

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: Every weekend in November | Maida Hill Place, 4 Fernhead Rd, W9 3ET

Happy Endings Dessert Nights

Five courses of dessert.


Five. Courses. Of. Dessert.

Plus a sweet toothed cocktail on arrival and tea and treats in a converted Hackney warehouse apartment.

You can also purchase extra wine... if you feel like indulging after your well-balanced meal.

Details: 8th & 9th November | 18 Belsham Street Hackney, Hackney Central, E96NG | £40

Beehive Dinner

“Oh behave” – Austin Powers

It’s ‘Beehive’, Austin; a five course British feast from chef Samuel Hodges (ex Soho House and St Johns) wherein each item is a vivid presentation of the best textures, flavours and colours sourced from the best small producers across the UK.

‘Yeah baby’ - You

Details: Friday 21st November | A secret location in Brixton | £35


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