Pop Up Restaurants in London | March 2018 | The Nudge Agenda

Pop Up Restaurants In London

Pop Up Restaurants In London


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Yucatán Taqueria

The Yucatán region of Mexico is deep in the south of the country, meaning that it’s got a tropical climate – and some of Mexico’s most interesting cuisine. Their pork al pastor is roasted with pineapple; their fried tortillas are stuffed with refried beans; and their sorbets come in flavours like watermelon & habanero. And you can eat it all at the Rose & Crown until the end fo May.

Details: 1st March until end f May | The Rose & Crown, 71-73 Torriano Avenue, NW5 2SG

The Amateur Table

Okay, you’ll have to bear with us here.

We’re going to recommend that you have dinner cooked for you by a non-professional chef. It’s a project called the Amateur Kitchen, and it’s geared towards giving talented aspirant kitchen commanders a platform to showcase their abilities. They’ve got a new supperclub series launching this month, and continuing on the first Sunday of every month. And it looks seriously good.

Details: 3rd March | London Cooking Project, Ethelburga Street, SW11 4AG, UK | £45 (for 5 courses)

The Roving Café

Despite the name, The Roving Café doesn’t rove particularly far, preferring to stick to the Nomadic Gardens just off Brick Lane. Which, for the record, aren’t nomadic. But semantics aside, they do make very nice food, and they’re serving some of it at their next supperclub (including slow-cooked lamb shanks, and apple crumble) next to a wood fire.

Details: 3rd March | The Roving Café, Nomadic Community Gardens, E1 5ES | £25

The Literary Hour: Around the World in 80 Days

The Literary Hour are back, with a supperclub all about the adventures of the great Phileas Fogg.

It’s not to me mist.

As with their previous events (such as the recent, jubilant, sell-out Wind in the Willows-themed dinner) your evening revolves around a novel – Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days… READ MORE

Details: Until 4th March | A Secret Location | £45-£69

Bar Termini X Fat Tony’s

Bar Termini is a cozy little Italian nook selling delicious Italian beverages, so it stands to reason that they’d be happy to host a pop up restaurant serving delicious Italian food: fresh, hand made pasta. Dishes include pappardelle with longhorn shin ragu, or ricotta & parmesan torteloni with sage butter.

Details: 5th March – End of April | Bar Termini Centrale, 31 Duke Street, W1U 1LG

Who’s Cooking Dinner?

If you’re going to raise money for charity, you could do worse than persuading 20 chefs with 15 Michelin Stars between them to put on a one-night-only feast in one of London’s most prestigious hotels. A lot worse. That charity is Leuka (which finds treatment for leukaemia), those chefs include Tom Kerridge, Hélène Darroze, and Nathan Outlaw, and that hotel is the Rosewood on High Holborn.

Details: 5th March | The Rosewood, 252 High Holborn, WC1V 7EN | £7,000 for a table of ten

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

There’s an easy pun to be made here.

But we’re not Ghana lower ourselves.

Instead, allow us to tell you about the next chef to grace the residency platform at The Institute of Light. Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen has been bringing contemporary West African comfort food to the masses since 2010, stunning with dishes like pork ribs in sticky plantain sauce, Jollof Fried Chicken, and Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Spiced Peanut Sauce.

Details: From 7th March | Institute of Light, Arch 376, 10 Helmsley Place, E8 3SB


Allow us to introduce you to Sicilian brunch. It involves considerably more pastries than you’re probably used to. Pastries like pistachio cornetti; Sicilian hazelnut, lemon & fig cartocci (they’re like cannolis); and housemate Sicillian cakes. Only then do you dive into the eggs cracked & poached in a slow-cooked tomato sauce with wild fennel sausage, fried aubergine, and more.

Details: Sundays from 11th March | seventeen 0 seven, 23 Warren Street, W1T 5LX

The Ultimate Michelin Star Nordic Feast

For one night this month, two of the most well-respected chefs in Scandinavia will be joining forces here in London (not, as you might assume, Scandinavia). They are Aquavit’s Executive Chef Henrik Ritzén and Oaxen Krog formidable Magnus Ek, and between them, they’ll be serving up the likes of scallops with truffle seaweed; veal tartare with cauliflower and dill; and beech wood smoked mackerel with crab apple & lovage.

Details: 13th March | Aquavit, 1 Carlton Street, No. 1 St James’s Market, SW1Y 4QQ | £95

Steak Tasting at Rotunda

This is a bit like a tasting menu, except every course – five in all – is a different cut of steak. And instead of meeting the chef, you meet the butcher.

Details: 27th March | Rotunda Bar & Restaurant, Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 9AG | £50


It’s probably wise to book in to Plates immediately…

At least, before they smash it.

Coming to you from chef Kirk Haworth and his 15 years of kitchen experience at spots like The French Laundry and Restaurant Sat Bains, it’s a nutrition-focussed, plant-based, pop-up eatery where you’ll be able to score a five course set menu, with dishes like beetroot tartare with fermented berries and fennel pollen; shiitake broth with baked celeriac; and coconut yoghurt with sour apples and cocoa.

Details: Weekends throughout March Secret location £35

Oxalis at The Sun & 13 Cantons

Having housed fledgling eateries like CLAW and Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen in the past, The Sun is becoming one of the prerequisite rungs on the ladder from pop up to permanence. So it bodes well for Oxalis, who nailed a five month residency at Platform 1 last summer, and are now bringing their gloriously executed, ingredient-led dishes to the buzzy Soho pub for the winter. Expect dishes like polenta with wild mushrooms, honey and thyme; lamb sweetbreads with sherry sauce; and beef dripping toast with grouse parfait…

Details: Monday-Thursday and Saturdays in March The Sun & 13 Cantons, 21 Great Pulteney Street, W1F 9NG


That’s right.

Poons is back.

Once a (Michelin-starred) London fixture, the Chinese restaurant is being revived by the founder’s daughter, Amy Poon, for 3 months – where they’ll be serving classic dishes alongside new additions based on family recipes; including claypot rice with wind-dried bacon; Hakka pork belly; plus DIY hotpots on Sundays.

Details: Thoroughout March 131 – 133 Central Street, EC1V 8AP

Le Petit Chef

Tiny chefs don’t often find work. The steaks are just too high. But this particular hyper-diminutive food-smith has no such problem, mostly thanks to the augmented reality 3D projection that’s bringing him to life… READ MORE

Details: Throughout March | TT Liquor, 17b Kingsland Road, E2 8AA | £95

London Shell Co. Cruises

Unlike their dishes, the London Shell Co. aren’t shellfish. Which is why they’re kindly inviting you to join them aboard their romantic, flower-garlanded canal boat for a series of seafood-laden dinner cruises along the Regent’s Canal, powered with English natural wines and cocktails made with spirits distilled in Britain.

Details: Throughout March | Departs from Paddington Central, Sheldon Square, W2 6EP | £45


Korean BBQ cooking.

It’s hot right now.

And just the thing you want to be chowing down on in these wintry months – so it’s a good thing that Shuang Shuang have filled their first floor pop up space with Mookrata, a mini eatery inspired by both Thai and Korean cooking. You’ll sit down to tables kitted out with their very own barbecue plate within a hotpot, so that you can allow prime morsels of meat to sizzle on the former, while you let chopped up veg simmer away in the pot below, before combining it all with spicy Thai dipping sauces.

Details: Until June 2018 64 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6LU

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