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Pop Up Restaurants In London


The Best Pop Up Restaurants In London - November 2014

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.

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

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 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: 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


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 | 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

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

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

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

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