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Pop Up Restaurants In London | May 2015

Vintage Salt | Selfridges Rooftop

Taking over from the Selfridges rooftop winter pop up, Le Chalet, Vintage Salt is comprised of a restaurant, a bar and an al fresco terrace - all of which is inspired by the seaside, based on a Cornish fishing village, and serves breakfast through to dinner  with a menu specialising in seafood and salads as well as reds, whites, rosés, champagnes and a range of gin cocktails.

Details: 1st May - September | Selfridges Rooftop, 400 Oxford St, W1H 6HB

Slap Ya Papa x Hackney Empire

In a celebration of New Orleans, soul (the intangible stuff), supper clubs, live music, cocktails, beer, two course meals, endless dancing, and everything -

May we present: Slap Ya Papa x The Hatch.

Details15th May | The Hatch, 8 MacKintosh Lane, Homerton, E9 | £22

Tea In The Woods

Things to thank Walt Disney for:

1) Dwarfs 2-7. If Doc's name were an adjective, he'd be included too.

2) Frozen.

3) Tea In The Woods at Sketch, which is inspired by Walt’s new movie, and which - more importantly - includes refillable teas, refillable sandwiches and a selection of sweet treats served inside a themed room bursting with greenery.

Details: 18th May - 7th June, 12pm-7pm | Sketch, 9 Conduit St, Mayfair, W1S 2XG | £39

FEED | Ceviche Old St.

FEED is a collaboration between digital experience collective, Memarzia, leading event and installation experts, Studio Design, digital agency Rebel Minds, and chef and restaurateur Martin Morales.

The process is as follows:

1) Take a virtual taste preference test.

2) Eat the results of your virtual taste preference test.

Details: 18th, 19th & 20th May | Ceviche Old St, EC1V 9NU | £50 includes 3 courses and a cocktail

York & Albany’s Beach Hut

If, say, you fancy going to a courtyard cum coastline filled with deckchairs and soft sand surrounding a candy-coloured striped hut, where inside frozen cocktails are served via mini sandcastle buckets and the menu of seasonal savoury and sweet snacks is curated by Gordon Ramsay’s York & Albany, you would officially be in luck.

Details: 21st May - TBC | York & Albany, 127–129 Parkway, Camden, NW1 7PS

52 Social | Chopsticks Of Fury

FiftyTwo Social, the collective behind Shoreditch supermarket ‘The Grocery’, is set to launch Chopsticks of Fury, the first instalment in its series of two-monthly rotating pop up restaurants and bars.

Chopsticks of Fury will feature live Asian-inspired music, classic ‘Kung Fu’ film screenings, wine, beer, cocktails and a small collection of Asian street food offerings.

Details: May - June | 52 Social, Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, E2 8DP

Jimmy’s Secret Garden

“Those DIY tabletop BBQs with applewood smoked pork, corn fed chicken breast and aged ribeye minute steak don’t look and smell amazing”

“Not a huge fan of botanical cocktails in a set designed secret garden”

“That £35, 7-course tasting menu is terrible value”

For the record, those are three things you’re unlikely to hear at Jimmy’s Secret Garden: an immersive bar and restaurant serving up intricate small plate dishes, tasting menus and indoor BBQs alongside botanical cocktails until the mornings early hours.

Details: 25th April - 31st August | 409 Clapham Road, SW9 9BT

Osteria Supper Club

Italian chef, sommelier and Osteria Supper Club founder Marco Carboni has personally invited you (through us) to his latest escapade: a theoretical road trip around central and southern Italy’s culinary and winemaking regions through a four course shared meal at three 20 seater communal tables accompanied by a live jazz band.

Details15th & 17th May | Hackney City Farm, E2 8QA | £30

Grain Store Unleashed

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


Who: Monograph Supper Club.

What: Contemporary Japanese dishes.

When: Friday's in May.

Where: A 'secret location' (they don’t know yet).

Why: Because they’re serving soft tofu with wild rocket & red shiso in tsuyu marinade, udon with smoked mackerel & mixed seaweeds, saikyo-miso marinated salmon, and a selection of Japanese desserts.

Details: Fridays in May | A Secret Location | £29

Carousel Presents | Ollie Templeton

Carousel - three floors of pop up happenings, foodie events and guest chef residencies - welcome Ollie Templeton.

Which, firstly, completely undermines their concept of ‘guest chef residencies’, because Ollie has been the in-house right hand man for every chef Carousel has ever hosted, and which, secondly, means he’s learnt from people like Selin Kiazim, Tom Ryalls and Bjorn Van Der Horst, so you can expect something thoroughly interesting.

Details: 5th - 30th May | Carousel, Blandford Street, Marylebone, W1U 8AB | £35

Struie Road

Scots love summer. It’s their favourite day of the year.

In preparation, those at Wild Game Co. are preparing a seasonal, eight course meal sourced entirely from their native region of the highlands, featuring dishes like haggis with horseradish and potatoe skins; earl grey salmon gravlax; and red braised spring pigeon.

Plus cocktails.

And coffee.

Details: Friday 29th May | 27 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M 5RN | £49

Edible Stories

A four week pop up incorporating a journey of culinary surprises with a series of unique menus. Each week pays homage to either Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Les Miserables, Phantom of The Opera or Matilda with themed cocktails and food.

Details17th April - 15th May | 112 Library, St Martin's Lane, Piccadilly, WC2N 4BD

NOTE: For reservations, please email, or call 020 7240 2874.

Porridge Cafe

The idea: A porridge cafe.

The reality: A porridge cafe; serving 11 different grains, an orchard's worth of fruity toppings, a lengthy list of milks, and an off-the-wall, daily-changing menu featuring maple syrup, bacon and poached egg porridge, and pear, fig puree and vanilla.. porridge.

Details: 2nd March - TBC | 70 Paul St, Old Street, EC2A 4NA

The Moveable Feast

Calling all vegetarians.

And people who eat meat, but are happy to go without it for one meal.

The Moveable Feast - a new pop up restaurant hosting a regularly rotating selection of four start up vegetarian and vegan food purveyors as well as an independent London coffee roaster - now officially exists.

Details: 9th March - September | The Moveable Feast, 21-27 St Thomas St, SE1 9RY

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

Forza Win | Spring Chicken

According to Forza Win, they’re roasting 100 free range chickens over a woodfired spit, serving them up to everyone at the same time on two gigantic communal tables suspented from the ceiling of their Peckham warehouse on a winch, whilst simulataneously providing good music, natural wines and strong cocktails.

Tickets are currently available, HERE.

Details: 12th March - 9th May | Forza Win, Unit 4.1, 133 Copeland Road, Peckham, SE15 3SN £35

Bone Daddies Shackfuyu

A Japanese pop up (that, um, is going to be around for a 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

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 Henfrey would do.

Just saying.

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


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

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: Varying Thursday’s, Friday’s & Saturdays in May | Beehive Place, Brixton, SW9 | £35


(Image: Carousel)

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