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The Best Food & Drink Pop-Ups in London


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The Best Food & Drink Pop-Ups in London

Look no further for the best food & drink pop-ups in London this month...

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Read our guide to the best new pop-ups of the moment to make sure you’re up to date with the hottest food and drink spots around. From the most exclusive banquets to the best drinks spot with a view, we’ll see you there…

     

Phil Howard

Enjoy a delicious dinner courtesy of British chef Phil Howard amid the beautiful surroundings of Chucs Serpentine. For one night only, Phil will be leaving his kitchen at t to cook for lucky guests at Chucs, where he will be showcasing his French cooking style featuring British and Italian produce. Think Strozzapreti pasta with chicken, truffles, butter and parmesan; roasted octopus with sweet pepper and chilli hummus; and Cumbrian beef with wild mushrooms, potates, truffle emulsion and red wine, followed by an indulgent cheesecake. Phil Howard is the second in the Chucs Serpentine Supper Series, which sees Chucs collaborate with top chefs from across country. 7 March, £150pp 

CUT Park Lane

Raise a toast to the Oscar winners at The Dorchester’s CUT at 45 Park Lane, who are hosting an exclusive Oscars Night Menu from 21-24 February. Chef Wolfgang Puck and executive chef David McIntyre have created a special menu to celebrate Puck’s 25th year of cooking for the star-studded event, which is taking place on 25 February. The menu will feature a selection of dishes Puck has served to Hollywood legends over the last two and a half decades, such as black truffle chicken pot pie, asparagus salad with shiro miso; and a smoked salmon pizza with creme fraiche and caviar. Looking to celebrate the awards in style as part of a big group? Book a private screening in the Media Room, where up to ten guests can watch the ceremony, stay overnight in The Dorchester and finish with a healthy Californian breakfast the following morning. Prices for the private screening from £5000 for 10 people

Bar Douro

Fat Iron Square’s buzzing restaurant Bar Douro is hosting a guest chef series with some of Portugal’s top culinary masters. The series kicks off on 26 February with Antonio Galapito, who has worked for 8 years with Nuno Mendes at Viajante, Corner Room and Taberna do Mercado before returning to Lisbon last November to open his own restaurant, . The line-up also includes João Cura on 12 March, Vasco Coelho Santos on 30 April and Manuel Maldonado 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

Berners Tavern

Wondering where to find the best Bloody Marys in town? Look no further. Grey Goose has made it their mission to find the creme de la creme of the popular hangover cure, working with bars like The American Bar at The Savoy and Berners Tavern From the spicy homemade Umami mix used at The Ned to using freshly juiced vegetables at Swift, each bar has honed their perfect take on the drink over the years. Throughout February, you can try The Grey Goose Proud Mary, mixed with Grey Goose vodka, at The Ned, Swift, Berners Tavern, American Bar at The Savoy and The Blue Bar at The Berkeley. Throughout February

Chocolate Cocktail Club

Fed up of Dry January and detoxing? 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

Sipsmith Hot Gin Roof

Stay toasty with a hot gin cocktail or two at Ham Yard Hotel’s cosy candle-lit roof terrace, back by popular demand in collaboration with iconic gin distillers Sipsmith. If you fancy going the extra mile, they’re also offering Hot Gin experience masterclasses hosted by Sipsmith’s Master Distiller Jared brown, who will guide you through the bespoke cocktails, as well as a tasting of special gins from their west London distillery. Tickets are £18pp and include a Hot G&T followed by a drink of your choice. January 17 2019 – Sunday February 17  

The Dorchester Leuka

On 4 March some of the UK’s most acclaimed chefs will be gathering in the kitchen of The Dorchester to mark the 20th anniversary of Who’s Cooking Dinner, an annual charity event in aid of Leuka, the leading leukaemia research charity. Among the line-up is Alain Ducasse, Mark Hix, Tom Kerridge, Angela Hartnett and Claude Bosi, who will all be serving up a selection of wine pairing menus created in collaboration with expert sommeliers. Guests will only find out who is cooking their dinner on the night, and everyone is invited to bid on exclusive experiences such as ‘Take home a chef’, where a lucky winner will get the opportunity to have dinner cooked at their home by one of the top chefs. 4 March. To book a table of 10, Emily Purdham on [email protected] 

Sushisamba

SUSHISAMBA have created a brand new healthy menu, NOURISH. Dishes include Brain Boost: beetroot-cured salmon tiradito with broccoli emulsion, beetroot gel, chia seeds and pomegranate, and Immunity Boost: a sweet potato salad with fennel, crispy kale, orange and turmeric. For dessert, it’s Ashaninka Chocolate and Avocado Mousse with passion fruit and mango sorbet and a granola, goji berry and sunflower seeds crumble. Available for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday at SUSHISAMBA City and SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden with dishes starting from £11.50

FILTH

Award-winning food writer Gizzi Erskine and model turned nutritionist Rose Ferguson have brought plant-based burger joint FILTH to Shoreditch’s  for a three-month residency. Though they might look like the conventional unhealthy burger, FILTH burgers are actually packed with goodness, nutrients and fibre, and made with all plant-based ingredients. The signature burger is made from black beans, black quinoa, GMO soy mince, sandwiched in between a beetroot and sesame bun and served with crispy fried onions and beetroot ketchup. Meanwhile the Seoul Burger sees the patty served in between a carrot and turmeric bun, along with with kimchi, pear bulgogi sauce, gochujang aioli and shredded lettuce. Pop some sweet potato fries on the side, and be sure to try their Chocolate Cacao Nib Thick Shake – a healthy and delicious alternative to the classic milkshake. Available until early April. 13 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA 

Foley's

Take part in a new dining experience at Foley’s, who are launching a series of one-off intimate evenings at their Fitzrovia location. On one Saturday each month, new Head Chef Sakorn Somboon will be experimenting in front of diners at the kitchen counter to serve a four-course menu in a secluded downstairs area of the restaurant, talking guests through the dishes as he cooks, giving insight into his tricks of the trade. The menu won’t be revealed until the night, but you can expect creative, flavoursome Asian dishes, paired with four Saké cocktails. Following the experience, guests are invited to vote for their favourite dish, and the most popular will be added to the Foley’s menu as a monthly special. £35pp for four courses and £20 for the sake pairing. For reservations email [email protected]

Angler

Dry January may be over, but if you’re still trying to steer clear of the booze, head to Michelin-starred seafood restaurant Angler, who launched a non-alcoholic pairing menu in collaboration with sober drinks company . Dishes include a starter of Cornish mackerel tartare, oyster cream, apple and shisho, which will be paired with a sweet and sour short drink made up of Seedlip Garden 108, shisho vinegar, lime juice and apple juice. For mains it’s Cornish red gurnard with spiced pumpkin and buttermilk paired with a refreshing long drink of homemade pumpkin juice infused with ginger vinegar and Seedilp spice. Until 15 February, £50pp

Choto Matte

Brighten up your January at vibrant Soho hotspot Chotto Matte, who are launching a new Chromotherapy menu to raise awareness for MIND charity. Executive Chef Jordan Sclare has created carefully designed dishes to positively impact mood, using the healing power of different colours and mood elevating ingredients. Highlights include the yellow dish, hake and turmeric with Peruvian corn sauce, said to enhance creativity and intellect; and the red dish, a plate of beef tataki served with pomegranate and red pepper ponzu, designed to increase stamina and vitality. Chotto Matte have also collaborated with Island Poké to create a limited edition Rainbow Bowl, made up of red jalapeno sea bass ceviche, padron peppers, yuzu mayo, burnt corn salsa, fresh mango salsa and crispy Peruvian corn kernels. £1 from every bill for the Chromotherapy Menu and a percentage of all proceeds from the Rainbow Bowl at Island Poké will be donated to MIND and their mission to raise awareness surrounding mental health. Available every day until the end of February 2019. The Rainbow Bowl will be available at all Island Poké locations.

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Sexy Fish

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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