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Pop Up Restaurants in London | 2014

Pop Up Restaurants In London



Jimmy’s Surf n Turf

Jimmy Garcia is back with what we can only assume will be another excellent popup. Here's what's going down. The starters: crispy oysters, whipped smoked cod's roe, etc. The Surf: 1/2 a lobster. The Turf: cote de boeuf. The desserts: Pimm's royale granita, raspberry bakewell, Earl Grey panna cotta, etc. The booze: 10 pint beer kegs for the table, themed cocktails, and more. 

Details: Various dates throughout August | The Lodge, 409 Clapham Rd, SW9 9BT | £40

NOTEIf you're a Nudge Member (or if you simply sign up for a free trial) you'll get a free extra course, extra cocktails, and a free nightcap, too.

Grub Club's Olympic Supper Club Series

We all know that the best way to celebrate The Olympics is karmically balance out the athlete's extreme fitness by sitting down, and eating a lot of delicious food. 

And thanks to Grub Club, you can do exactly that this month at Anise Bar, where they're bussing in a global array of chefs representing Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa to cook up dishes from their native continent.

Details: Various dates throughout August | Anise Bar, 9 Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YL | £35-40

Cucina Rustica 

Popping up in Kentish Town for three months, the idea behind CR is simple: Italian food from a Sicilian chef using hyperlocal British ingredients. Tjose ingredients are sourced from as close to the popup itself as possible, with bread, pasta, meat, herbs, and vegetables all coming from the nearest three postcodes. On the menu, you'll find things like 'nduja & mascarpone bruschetta, artichoke ravioli, and sweet gnocchi with a molten Nutella filling. 

Details: 2nd August-November | The Rose and Crown, 71-73 Torriano Ave, NW5 2SG

Peardrop Dinner


It's probably the world's most vampire-proof country. 

And a healthy tolerance for garlic isn't the only thing that it's cuisine has to offer; up and down the country, each region has its own unique and delicious forms of feasting - a fact that has not escaped the attention of chef Rose Lloyd Owen of Peardrop London. 

So on the 11th & 12th of August, she's hosting a feast that will explore the very best of these regions, as part of the charity aiding #DineDanceDonate series held at plush Hackney members club The King's Head. Head HERE to find out more. 

Details: 11th-12th August | The King's Head, 257 Kingsland Rd, E2 8AS | £40

CheckON - Terry and George

As part of supperclub pioneers Terry and George's tour of the UK to promote their new book Feeding Friends, they'll be happy to briefly promote you from the position of "random stranger" to "friend" for the night - expect inventive dishes like their Crabuccino (Whitby crab, vermouth, fennel, roe dust) and Our kid (goat, green sauce, tomato, marrow), and hopefully a quick catch up. 

Details: 24th August | Long White Cloud, 151 Hackney Rd, E2 8JL | £35

The Boogaloo Boil 


Traditionally, they take a few years to establish. 

But the people at The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch never were ones to follow the rules, so theirs are relatively new. And very, very welcome. Because one of them is the Boogaloo Boil; an all-you-can-eat crawfish feast taking place this August Bank Holiday, with complimentary whisky punch & live music.

Details: 28th August | The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch, 134-136 Curtain Rd, EC2A 3AR  | £35


In between their day job of catering Michelin-level private dining experiences, the chefs at Caissons like to run the occasional Michelin-level public dining experience, too... upon which praise is generally lavished so aggressively that they've now decided the best course of action is, naturally, to open another one. 

And this time, there are interactive tasting menus. 

Details: Throughout August | 1 Cathedral Street, SE1 9DE | £45

NOTE: If you're a Nudge Member, you'll get a free bottle of wine, too. Naturally. Details HERE


The people at Prawnography are heading to The Fish Market restaurant this month to supply you with their hardcore seafood brunch. You'll find scallop & bacon rolls, crabmeat soldiers with boiled duck eggs, XL tiger prawn Benedicts, and prawn Bloody Marys made with prawn-infused vodka.

Ooh. La. La.

Details: Now-7th August | The Fish Market, 16 New St, EC2M 4TR

Lads Who Lunch

Described as a "Brunch Supperclub", a label which manages to span literally every meal of the day, LWL is a midday Sunday treat unlike any other. You can expect inventive dishes like Cornflake Foam to go alongside hearty classics like The Full English in your six course experience. 

Details: 21st August | 45 Aldwych, WC2B 4DW | £25

Wild Brunch Club

We're not sure if this is a very elaborate prank or not, but the people at Mac & Wild want to serve you branch, but only after you hunt down your own ingredients. To explain: they'll take you for a walk around one of London's woods accompanied by a professional forager, then serve you up pine-cured salmon with scrambled eggs, Scottish Breakfast with white pudding and home-cured bacon, and more, and then give you a gin masterclass with cocktails like the foraged martini (gin, gorse flowers, sweet cicilly)

Details: Saturdays throughout summer | Mac & Wild, 65 Great Titchfield Street, W1W 7PS | £40 

Smoke and Salt 

Popping up for an entire year, S&S aims to provide "modern dining via ancient techniques". What that means on the menu is dishes like grilled spring lamb, with green garlic, and sunchoke pickled okra. 

Details: Now-2017 | 29 Penton Street, N1 9PX

C Food

Taking over a secret Mediterranean-style courtyard in Camberwell, C Food are serving, well, seafood. Mountains of it. It'll come on huge platters accompanied by chilled wines, crusty bread, homemade aioli, olive trees, accordion music, and aquavit. 

C Food... and eat it. 

Details: Now-August 28th | Courtyard at The Employment Acadamy, 29 Peckham Road, SE5 8UA | Table of 4 £120

Chicken of the Woods

Operating out of a '30s-era former cloakroom in the enormously grand Grade II listed Hornsey Town Hall, CotW is a weekly supper club with a difference - once a month, the duo behind it will travel the country for a week looking for new ingredients (and wines) to frame their menus around. The debut night will see dishes like Isle of Wight asparagus with ham stock and unpasteurized creme fraiche, and Dexter beef with charcoal onions. 

Details: Fridays & Saturdays until December | Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre, The Broadway, N8 9JJ | £35 (£60 wine paired)

Christabel’s ‘Parties’

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).

Details: Various dates across August | A Secret N1 Location | £30 - £40

Hip Hop Brunch

One part 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. 

And this August sees a Dim Sum Special. 

Details: 13th, 20th & 17th August | A Secret Location | £35


Who: Monograph Supper Club.

What: Contemporary Japanese dishes.

When: Every Friday throught August

Where: 'An art gallery in a newly refurbished Victorian warehouse' somewhere in Hackney (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 August, 7pm | Hackney (exact location provided at time of booking) | £29 BYOB

Main Image: Jimmy's Surf & Turf


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