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Pop Up Restaurants In London


POP UP RESTAURANTS (September 2016)

Punk Kitchen 

Begrudgingly accepting the need for people to consume food occasionally too, the talented beer-smiths at Brewdog have now opened a popup restaurant. The rotating residencies will kick off this month with The London Laska Co., who'll load you up with fried prawns, noodle soup, and other Singaporean delights... all beer-matched to the many taps behind the bar, of course. 

Details: Throughout September | 29-31 Essex Road, N1 2SA

Tiger Dram

Rolling the dice on a curry frequently results in pained, whimpering pleas for milk. 

However at Tiger Dram - the new whiskey & curry popup hidden behind Battersea’s Cornish Tiger - it can result in a free meal. Find out more right HERE

Details: From 1st Sept-Dec 31st | 3/4 Battersea Rise, SW11 1EH


We've got good news, and bad news. 

The bad news is that there is only one item of good news. 

The good news is that that was a lie. There are two items of good news! And they are:

1) Meatopia is back.

2) They have a ton of new stuff, including a Craftopia beer area, and hunter gatherer workshops. Read more rightHERE

Details: 2nd-4th September | Tobacco Dock, Wapping Ln, E1W 2SF | £23-82

The Small Plate Sessions

Some days we just feel like running away.

Then we realise it requires running.


And some days we just feel like a sunlit, canal side party that meshes food from Ben Spalding (The Ledbury, The Fat Duck, Le Manoir, Vue de Monde & L’enclume) together with disco and electronic music from a rotating line up of DJs including Jack C (Krankbrother Resident) and Giles Smith (Secretsundaze), all on the waterside patch of London land that is The Common Slice.

Read more about how to get all that right HERE.

Details: 3rd September | The Common Slice, Old Oak Lane, London, NW10 6FF

Dinner at the Twits

Roald Dahl.

For a man named after a curry, it's taken a long time for someone to arrange a dinner party-style experience about one of his books. 

So consider this ...a novel experience. Read more right HERE

Details: 4th September - 30th October | Leake St, Waterloo, SE1 7NN | £76.50-96.50

The Croquetas Challenge

This month, London is FINALLY getting its first croquette cook-off.

Taking place in the Ember Yard, contestants will include Social Wine & TapasThe Modern PantryOldroydDuende, and many more - and for a mere £15 you'll get a welcome drink, and a chance to both try and mercilessly judge all the entries. 

Details: 6th September | Ember Yard, 60 Berwick Street, W1F 8SU | £15

Waffle Lion's Savoury and Sweet Waffle Night

Waffles. They're like pancakes with abs, cast in irons as if by a breakfast blacksmith. And for one night only on the 8th of this month, you can get them in both sweet and savory forms, courtesy of Waffle Lion. Expect slow-roasted mutton shoulder with pomegranate molasses, seasonal blackberries with whipped cream and maple syrup, and more, served in the bright, airy space of The Common E2. 

Details: 8th September | The Common E2, 53 Old Bethnal Green Road, E2 6QA

Summer BBQ Cruise

The Summer BBQ cruises are simple. They take a boat, load it with Pimms, and slap a BBQ on the back. And don't worry - if any water splashes onto the grill, it will be mist. 

Details: 9th September | Embark from Festival Pier, 7pm | £55-60

The Slider Decider

Sliders are basically the shots of the burger world. And you get to decide who makes the best in London at this year's Slider Decider. Held for the first time in Broadgate Circle, it'll see 15 chefs duke it out to feed you, while you cast your votes, listen to live music, and sip on quenchers from The Long Arm Brewing Co. 

Details: 10th September | Broadgate Circle, EC2M | Free

Pizza & Beer In Your Face 

The Olympics is over. So it is now acceptable to hellishly mistreat your liver and laugh in the face of your diet without having to deal with the guilt of seeing svelte, world-beating athletes paraded before you. 

Which is where Pizza & Beer In Your Face comes in. 

It's all held in Heist Bank's Games Room, and you'll get a trio of crafts (Wolfpack Lager, Juice Box IPA, Millionaire Milk Stout) paired with pizza fresh out of their wood-fired oven. 

Details: 20th September | Heist Bank, 5 N Wharf Rd, W21LA | £15

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


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 September | 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

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 the year | 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

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 September | 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 September sees a Dim Sum Special. 

Details: 10th September | A Secret Location | £35


Who: Monograph Supper Club.

What: Contemporary Japanese dishes.

When: Every Friday throught September

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 September, 7pm | Hackney (exact location provided at time of booking) | £29 BYOB

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