Read our guide to the best new food & drink pop-ups of the moment to make sure you’re up to date with the hottest spots around. From the most exclusive banquets to cool new supper clubs, these are the best food and drink pop-ups in London…
Get educated and inspired at plant-based health food restaurant , who have introduced a new ‘Conscious Living’ dinner series, which will cover ‘everything between the soil & the sun”. The first will be hosted by Farmacy founder Camilla Fayed and artist and ambassador for sustainable living Mary McCartney, who co-founded Meat Free Monday alongside her father Sir Paul McCartney and sister Stella. 25 April. Tickets cost £60 and include a 3-course plant-based dinner with drinks. Book through
Zero Waste Lunches at Taste, Not Waste
For one day only, a pop-up café dubbed ‘Taste Not Waste’ will be offering free zero waste lunches to Londoners, cooked up by Elmlea. Dishes will be created using the top 20 foods most likely destined for landfill, including lettuce, bread, tomatoes and milk, with the menu featuring the likes of vegetable masala curry, chicken with Romesco sauce and eton mess for dessert. All you need to do is head there between midday and 3pm – but lunches are available on a first come, first serve basis, so be quick! 24 April. 22 Foley St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6DT.
Jason Atherton will be gathering his brigade to celebrate the 5th anniversary of his acclaimed restaurant City Social, located on the 24th floor of Tower 42. He will be joined by fellow chefs such as Alex Cranium (formerly of Sosharu) and Phil Carmichael (of Berners Tavern fame), alongside City Social’s Executive Chef Paul Walsh. The result? A six-course feast featuring the likes of roasted Cornish turbot, braised Irish beef, and a Hazelnut ‘plaisir sucré’ with homemade milk ice-cream. With six chefs from the Atherton empire, you know it’s going to be good… £150pp including a glass of champagne on arrival. To book email [email protected] or call 020 7877 7703
Pizza, good wine, and art – enjoy three of life’s greatest pleasures at Clapham restaurant Manifesto’s new life drawing series, launching on 24 April. Begin with a glass of vino to get the creative juices glowing before taking part in a life drawing class coached by artist Ru Knox, with a pizza break half way through. £25, email [email protected] to book
In honour of Earth Day, eco-chef Tom Hunt has created a special menu for the , a founding member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association. Inspired by the ‘Root to Fruit’ concept, dishes are created using all parts of the roots, skins and leaves of vegetables, alongside ‘nose to tail’ meat. Food is seasonal, with produce from local farms used in innovative ways, from MSC-certified cod cheeks served with lobster shell sauce to panisse made with English peas. Guaranteed delicious food with a conscience – and the view’s not bad either… Available from 22-29 April, to book a table call 02078033805
Cookery author and blogger Skye McAlpine has created a new menu for Knightsbridge restaurant Harry’s Dolce Vita, running throughout the month of April. Inspired by her life in Venice, the menu features Italian-inspired dishes such as linguine with asparagus and prosecco, and an artichoke, broad bean, farro and mint salad – perfect washed down with a classic Harry’s Dolce Vita bellini.
Highly-acclaimed jazz vocalist Judi Jackson will launch Live At The Savoy, a new evening entertainment series where guests can enjoy dinner, drinks and jazz in The Savoy’s Thames Foyer. The menu is a nod to Auguste Escoffier, the legendary ‘director of chefs’ at The Savoy in the late 1800s, divided into three sections: Prologue, Story and Epilogue.
Tuck into one of the most glamorous Easter eggs of all time at The Ritz, where chef John Williams has created an edible Eggs Fabergé dish inspired by jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé’s iconic Mosaic Egg of 1914. The creation is a work of art: a soft-boiled quail’s egg encased in a lobster mousse line, decorated with a circular pattern of vegetable gems, served on a bed of caviar and finished with a langoustine sauce. Taking luxury Easter eggs to new levels. Available for guests who reserve the three-course Fabergé menu at The Ritz Restaurant during Easter Week. Menu costs £295pp, book by emailing [email protected]
Renowned for serving some of the freshest seafood in London, Islington’s has launched an evening cocktail and oyster bar pop-up in the next-door café. Here guests can tuck into a selection of all-new bar snacks, small plates, featuring both the seafood they are known for and some new vegetarian and meat plates. Open from 6pm Thursday-Saturday
On the last Monday of each month, The Coach Clerkenwell will be hosting a ‘Long Table dinner’ which pays homage to a specific region in France – a nod to the signature French bourgeois cooking of Chef Director Henry Harris and Head Chef Aurelien Durand. The first dinner takes place at the end of April, celebrating the Pays de la Loire – a place renowned for its culinary produce. The next dinner takes place on 29 April. Details of future events will be released shortly. £38pp for 3 courses, with wine pairing available for an additional £22. To book email [email protected] or call 02039541595
Singaporean-born chef Elizabeth Haigh, of East London’s Pidgin, will be the second frontrunner in the new guest chef series at Mark’s Club kitchen. Also due to feature in the series are Kirk Hayworth (Plates) and Nieves Barragan, of Barrafina fame. 14 May
‘Omasake’ in Japanese means to ‘entrust’ or ‘protect’, which translates in the restaurant world to ‘putting yourself in the chef’s hands.’ Give it a go at one of Dinings SW3’s new monthly omasake dinners, which launched on 26 March. Hosted by Executive Chef Masaki Sugisaki, each dinner will see 12 guests dining around the central sushi counter, where they’ll be treated to a unique Japanese menu paired with a selection of Sakes. Dishes will include completely new creations from Chef Masaki alongside some of the restaurant’s signature sushi. Tickets cost £285 or £228 without Sake pairing. Dinners take place on the last Tuesday of every month. Book via
With a pared-back menu, leisurely atmosphere and rustic red and white check napery, Monsieur Le Duck is bringing the charm of South-West France to Spitalfields. As the name suggests, duck is the main event at this no-frills restaurant and whether you’re in the mood for duck confit or a duck burger, it’s all delicious. Accompanied by a carafe of local wine (or a tipple of Armagnac if you’d prefer), Monsieur Le Duck offers a little slice of douceur de vivre in the heart of East London. As of 9 May, Monsieur Le Duck will be opening a permanent residency at 27 Clerkenwell Road.
Fancy Michelin-starred cuisine at street food prices? Head to Shoreditch’s Dinerama, where Pied à Terre have launched an exciting new concept restaurant in a bid to make Michelin-starred dining more accessible. The restaurant, called Cook Love, will be headed up by Michelin-awarded chef Asimakis Chaniotis, who will be cooking up dishes like scallops with homemade seaweed butter and pork in brioche, cooked in a custom oil drum barbecue to create the best smoky flavours.
Fat Iron Square’s buzzing restaurant Bar Douro is hosting a guest chef series with some of Portugal’s top culinary masters. The series kicked off on 26 February with Antonio Galapito, followed by João Cura and Vasco Coelho, with Manuel Maldonado taking the lead on 21 May. Guests will enjoy a 5-course menu, showcasing each chef’s individual take on Portuguese cuisine. £55pp, with optional wine pairing available for an additional cost. Book online at
Head to trendy Brick Lane for a combination of two of life’s best pleasures: chocolate and cocktails. The five-month long pop-up will be serving up chocolate twists on classic cocktails including their signature Chocotini, as well as chocolate beer and chocolate wine. Prepare for a serious sugar rush! Until 28 May, Wednesdays-Sundays. 202 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SA £10pp
After sold-out events across London, Bubala – the Middle Eastern vegetarian feasting club – will be opening its doors at Dalston’s Untitled. The culinary love-child of Marc Summers (former manager at Berber and Q) and chef Helen Graham (of The Palomar and The Good Egg fame), Bubala is an imaginative, bold and delicious feast. While the menu hasn’t yet been announced, past highlights include candied Celeriac majadra with sour cherries and allspice butter, as well as a mandarin, tahini, date ripple ice cream with cinnamon kadaif for pudding. Don’t sleep on booking your seat as this will surely sell out in no time. Reserve via
Every year globally-renowed Champagne house Krug picks an ingredient to pair with their champagne, and this year it’s fish – hence their collaboration with Mayfair hotspot Sexy Fish. Diners can now enjoy bubbly with their brunch in the Sexy Fish x Krug Brunch, a unique pairing menu created by Sexy Fish chef director Bjoern Weissgerber. Dishes include oyster and chilli, steamed bun with smoked salmon and caviar, sweet shrimp tiradito, tamago nigiri & crab meat and tuna tataki with grilled onions, all of which perfectly complement Krug champagne. The menu is priced at £125 per person, including the full menu and half a bottle of Krug per person. To book a table at Sexy Fish, please call 020 3764 2000 or visit
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