Pop Up Restaurants In London
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Pop Up Restaurants | January 2016
If you've never enjoyed Japanese-English fusion comfort food before, then it's time to head along to King & Co. for their Fowl Mouths popup, wherein you can eat kara-age chicken with UK-grown wasabi coleslaw, pork belly benedict, and korroke Scotch eggs for the entire month of February.
Details: Now - end of February | King & Co. 100 Clapham Park Road, SW4 7BZ | £20-30
Eating huge amounts of steak is generally considered to be an indulgent, decadent activity that doesn't involve an iPad. But at Hot Plates, all of that changes. Because not only are they letting you cook your hunks of Korean/Mexican/Caribbean/Etc. marinaded steak on a hotplate built-in to your own table, and ordered via an app...
...But all the profits go straight to charity.
Details: February 4th-13th | 84 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3JL | £29
Most offshore shell corporations are fiendish, tax-dodging lowlives. The London Shell Co. however, is somewhat different. Because instead of exploiting loopholes for fat-cat clients, they're serving up wine-paired seafood (including New England style oyster platters and clam chowder in bread bowls) on a gorgeous little barge as it floats from the Camden Lock down to Little Venice.
Details: 13th & 14th February, and various dates across March | Setting off from Walkers Quay, Camden, NW1 8QS | £40
Remember that weird dream you had where you were in a Roman villa surrounded by acrobats, dancers, and musicians while eating a banquet of Hipotrimma utiaquae (cheese with herbs & nettles) Porcellum Caesarianum (roast pork in a wine sauce), and a dozen other Roman-era dishes while drinking spiced wine?
Well it wasn’t a dream. It was a premonition.
Details: 18-20th February | A secret London location | £45
Carousel have kind of outdone themselves this time.
After all, their next popup comes in the shape of Oaxen Krog & Slip, a Stockholm institution comprised of the two-Michelin-star gastronomic dining room (Krog) and the less formal Nordic bistro (Slip). Which is basically one of Europe's best restaurants.
And after that? They've got Bar Brutal - probably the coolest wine bar in Barcelona - here to recreatre their energy, atmosphere, and tapas-style sharing dishes.
Details: Oaxen Krog & Slip (Februray 2nd-13th), Bar Brutal (February 16th-20th) | Carousel, 71 Blandford St, W1U 8AB | £35
Laos. It's that landlocked South East Asian country that looks like they just photocopied a slightly smaller version of Vietnam. And it has stunning food. A fact that has not escaped Saiphin Moore of Rosa’s Thai Café, who's decided to user her latest pop up (literally only the second exclusively Lao restaurant in the UK) to showcase all your favourite traditional charcoal-cooked dishes. Expect home-picked salmon pla-som, chargrilled seabass pla-yang - and yes - even dressed papaya salad som-tun.
Details: Now - February 28th | 25 Gillingham Street, SW1V 1HN
Purple popcorn. Quinoa and pink playdough castles. Chocolate ganache lego with shortbread jenga.
You'll find all of the above at Christabel's Edible Playground, which should also convince you to go to her Macaroon Art classes, her workshops on 'cocktails and crack' or her Mad Hatter’s Brunch (where fantastical design, banquet feasting, and weird and wonderful flavour combinations reign supreme).
Don't tell your parents. But you’re about to play with your food.
Details: Various dates across February | A Secret N1 Location | £30 - £40
Two parts hip. One part hop. One part delicious brunch in the form of a 3-course ‘Dirty South’ meal served up alongside an hour of bottomless cocktails which will fuel another (few) hours of glorious hip hop karaoke.
Shake well, and serve.
Details: Various dates across February | A Secret Location | £35
Who: Monograph Supper Club.
What: Contemporary Japanese dishes.
When: Every Friday from 8th - 29th January.
Where: 'An art gallery in a newly refurbished Victorian warehouse' somewhere in Dalston (exact location provided at time of booking)
Why: Because they’re serving watercress, tofu, katsuobushi, red shiso and ponzu; Udon noodles with pork belly and curly kale; 24 hour marinated saikyo-miso salmon with Japanese short-grain rice; and matcha dorayaki.
Details: Every Friday in February, 7pm | Dalston (exact location provided at time of booking) | £29 BYOB
Forza's back for another run of Spring-ey five-course Italian feasts (lovingly made with the finest British produce). Specifically, linguinie al la vongole, wood-grilled lemon sole, and blood orange and chocolate semifreddo.
Details: Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from February 12th to March 19th | Unit 4, 133 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN | £30
February Supper Clubs
Like every month, this February 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 A Little Lusciousness; Cuisson's Pop Down; Hip Hop Brunch; Andrea Zagatti, Colours of Modern Italy; Sup-Ha-Ha; and Chef's Table at Zoe's Ghana Kitchen.
Details: All throughout February, all across London.
(Image: Fowl Mouths)
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