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Pop Up Restaurants | November 2015
The best things about winter are, in reverse order:
3) Christmas Day.
2) Log fires, on Christmas Day.
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, woodfired porchetta, romanesco, pumpkin, turnip, kale, pears, chestnuts and fresh pasta, plus - and most importantly - bubbling communal pots of fonduta.
Details: 30th October – 20th December | Unit 4, 133 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN | £30
To celebrate International Sherry Week, East Dulwich restaurant Toasted are hosting a five course, sherry paired meal from head chef Michael Hazelwood, accompanied by wine from Emilio Hidalgo (Jerez), Sanches Ayala (Sanlucar) and Cesar Florido (Chipiona).
Details: Tuesday 3rd November | 36-38 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London SE22 8HJ | £50
Carousel - three floors of pop up happenings, foodie events and guest chef residencies - this month welcome Jourdan Bourke & Mathieu Perez.
Which means you can expect stir-fired spicy octopus and sesame and soy marinated beef from Jourdan’s third cookbook, ‘Our Korean Kitchen’, from 3rd – 7th November; and turnip, seaweed and jus de gambas, and beef cheeks in miso with brussels sprouts from Mathieu (head chef of critically acclaimed modern French bistro Percherons) between 10th – 20th November.
Details: 3rd - 20th November | Carousel, Blandford Street, Marylebone, W1U 8AB | £35
Who: Monograph Supper Club.
What: Contemporary Japanese dishes.
When: Every Friday from 6th November - 11th December.
Where: A 'secret location' (they don’t know yet).
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 from 6th November - 11th December, 7pm | Dalston (exact location provided at time of booking) | £29 BYOB
Starting at 3pm for drinks, making its way to 4pm for lunch, and moving on to 7pm for a basement afterparty, Lock-In Lunch is basically exactly what it sounds like.
With the addition of a nostalgic party soundtrack of Motown to 80’s, Britpop and Indie-rock, no set menus or set costs on all of Mark Hix’s sharing plates, and a collection of resident DJ’s to see the afterparty out.
Details: Sat 7th November | Hix City, 9a Western Courtyard, Devonshire Square, Spitalfields, EC2M 4AE
A sunlit Platform gallery space above King’s Road.
A communal table seating forty for a three course lunch of seasonal dishes, cooked by Anna Barnett.
And a BYOB policy.
Details: 7th & 8th November | Habitat King’s Road | £35 & BYOB
On 12th November, Le Bun will be taking over the restaurant and bar at The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell - transforming the space into their very own neon-filled French-American diner - for a five-week residency, ending on 20th December.
It exists to both celebrate the impending opening of Le Bun in London next year, and to provide you with a direct means of accessing dishes like confit southern fried chicken with shaved autumn truffle atop house waffles, coated in maple butter and red wine jus.
Details: 12th November - 10th December | The Zetter Hotel, EC1M 5RJ
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: 13th - 28th November | Maida Hill Place, 4 Fernhead Road, Maida Hill, W9 3ET | £65 - £105
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 - 21st November | A Secret (central London) Location | £66.50 includes a welcome cocktail, 3 courses and themed bar entry, themed bar entry only is £5.
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
November Supper Clubs
Like every month, this November 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 The Shared Table; My Home From Umbria; A Little Lusciousness; Cuisson's Pop Down; and the UNA - One Table Experience.
Details: All throughout November, all across London.
(Image: Mexico - Kitchen Theory)
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