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…
A new concept from South London chef, Dominic Taylor, The Meet will offer indulgent plant-based comfort food combined with exclusively vegan cocktails, all in the urban, industrial backdrop of railway arches in Clapham North. Anyone with raised eyebrows at the concept of vegan brunch, i.e. without the eggs, can rest assured they won’t miss a thing – no yolk. Early risers can enjoy a cold press juice or an ‘Upper’, a Chai seed and acai Bircher muesli pot or ‘Avo go’ of the crushed avocado on crispy garlic sourdough toast drenched in olive oil and topped with jalapeno spiked pico de galo. The Meet @ Fu Manchu, 15, 16 Lendal Terrace, Clapham
On 8 December, renowned chef and cookbook author Ben Tish will be taking over Stepney City Farm as part of the farm’s annual Christmas Market. Earlybirds can enjoy a hearty breakfast of fried farm eggs with sage and sautéed potatoes; Stepney Farm bacon sandwich with tomato jam or Goat’s yoghurt with spiced poached quinces. Alternatively it’s an afternoon meal you’re after, Ben will be serving up dishes such as slow cooked lamb shoulder with daal and rose harissa; pumpkin borani with yoghurt, chilli butter and flat bread; and grilled fennel sausages with butter beans, greens and salsa verde. To finish, there will be sweet treats such as lemon drizzle cake with polenta and mascarpone or Plum cake with rose syrup and whipped cream. While you’re there, peruse the Christmas market, featuring seasonal produce, crafts, live music and activities. All proceeds from both Ben’s café takeover and the market will go directly towards supporting the farm’s charitable activities and helping to keep the farm free and open for all.
8 December, 10am-5pm. Visit
Michelin star chef Tom Kitchin will be hosting a supper club at Daylesford on Sunday 9 December. The three-course menu features a number of fresh, seasonal fish dishes: Orkney scallops, seaweed and a Noilly Prat sauce for starters, followed by Roast North Sea halibut with Jerusalem artichoke and black truffle, then a millefeuille of autumn fruits with blackcurrant sorbet to finish. Each guest will take home a copy of Tom’s new book too, so you can try out Tom’s tasty recipes for yourself. The fizz will be flowing. £150pp. 9 December. Daylesford near Kingham. Gloucestershire, GL56 0YG
To mark the 10-year anniversary of JKS Restaurants, one of its lovely eateries, the Michelin-starred Indian Gymkhana, will host a month-long pop-up menu supporting . In the hopes of raising awareness of the work the charity does to protect Asian elephants and their natural habitat, the restaurant will offer an elegant vegetarian lunch menu for £35, paired with an ‘elephant negroni cocktail’. Guests will be welcomed into the restaurant by bejewelled elephants made by The Elephant Family, and a discretionary £1 will be added to each bill during the month of November, all in support of this worthy cause. Throughout November. Book your table via +44 (0)207 3011 5900 or [email protected]
Reunited and it feels (and tastes) so good: on November 1st, ex Dabbous Head Chef, Ross Gibbens, and Senior Sous Chef, Michael Kennedy will reunite with their former boss Ollie Dabbous to create a pop-up supper in their White City restaurant, Wellbourne Brasserie. The evening will commence with champagne and vol-au-vents, followed by the six-course tasting menu which will include dishes such as barbecued octopus with chicory, and cornish mackerel tartare and iced eucalyptus. Friendship has never tasted so good. Cost for the dinner £65pp with optional wine flight at £50. For more information visit
Back for a second year, DIRT. at Berber & Q Shawarma Bar has the first three Sundays of November covered. Creating a new, fun and ‘accessible way to learn about wine’, Berber & Q’s co-founder Mattia Bianchi will collaborate with two leading sommeliers in the hunt for the best bottles from their soil of choice, Salt (Wines of the sea), Magma (Volcanic wines) or Peak (Mountain wines). Learn about obscure and up and coming UK wines and watch the excitement of two guest sommeliers going head to head. The line up boasts some of Europe’s most talented sommeliers including Stefano Colombo of in Barcelona. Join in with this unique opportunity to learn about and drink obscure wines at prices that won’t break the bank! November 4, tickets £21.08,
Championing African food since 2010, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen is taking over The Institute of Light in London Fields to bring you on a journey of West African flavours this year. The brand new menu will have a particular focus on vegetarian and vegan food and will include the likes of Crunchy Gari Coated Yam Balls, Oto Cakes with Soft Boiled Duck Egg and many more delicious surprises. During her residency, founder of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, Zoe Adjonyoh will be hosting several events, supper clubs and collaborations.
French restaurant Le Pont de la Tour is getting into the festive spirit with a bespoke Truffle Hut, launching on 5 November. Nestled on the restaurant’s terrace next to the River Thames, the hut will be an intimate dining space for two, complete with a four-course menu and a bottle of Moët. Guests will be treated to their own private waiter for the evening as they dine on truffle-themed dishes and sip on champagne. Butlers Wharf Buildings, 36 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE. The experience is priced at £145 for two people. Book tickets
Chef and model Isaac Carew is joining Calabrian chef Francesco Mazzei at his Islington trattoria Radici for a series of supper clubs this autumn. Guests will be given an exclusive preview of dishes from Isaac’s debut cookbook The Dirty Dishes, which draws on food inspired from his extensive travels. The supper clubs launched on 9 October, and there are two more organised across the next few months in early 2019. Dishes will include ‘Burrata and Beetroot Carpaccio’ and ‘Dirty Lasagne’ from Isaac’s side as well as classics from Francesco such as ‘Chicken Calabrese’ and ‘Marsala Tiramisu’. Dates for early 2019 will be announced in due course. Tickets to the supper clubs are priced at £35 including a drink on arrival and a three-course meal cooked by Isaac and Francesco. Tickets can be purchased from
Bartenders from around the world will be coming to London’s Rotunda at the Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square this November to host a series of mixology masterclasses. Harry Nikolaou, head bartender of Rotunda, will be welcoming Cedric Mendoze of Singapore’s famed Manhattan Bar, Giacomo Gianniotti of Paradiso in Barcelona and Chi-Ho Ta of Rotterdam’s infamous Dr. Rotterdam. All three will join Harry at the bar for a five-night residency, kicking off with a one-off masterclass to showcase two exclusive concoctions. Selected dates from 20 November – 9 December. Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, London, EC3N 4AJ. Visit
Every year globally-renowed Champagne house Krug picks an ingredient to pair with their champagne, and this year it’s fish – hence their new 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
Hotdog fan? This one’s for you. Three Michelin star chef Pierre Koffman has teamed up with bubbedogs, a gourmet Champagne and hotdog bar in Fitzrovia, to create a special hotdog. Available throughout November, the ‘Wagdog’ will be topped with Waggu pancetta, crispy shallots and finished with a ketchup, soya and dijon mayonnaise. Try one while you can!
Gut-friendly foods are all the rage at the moment, and award winning steakhouse M Victoria is getting on board with their new Taste of Korea pop-up. Until January, their Raw space will be transformed into a wellness foodie heaven, complete with its very own Kombucha bar. Guests can enjoy a five-course Korean inspired menu featuring dishes like steak tartare, korean dumplings and kimchi pancakes, washed down with a kombucha cocktail. Give your gut some TLC before the season of indulgence gets fully underway. Click to book or call 020 3327 7776
On 4 December, tennis player Henri Leconte will re-create his Masterchef experience with an exclusive evening at Jumeirah Carlton Tower’s Rib Room Bar & Restaurant. Guests will be treated to a four course menu à la Henri, each of which will be paired with an individual wine. With opportunities for questions and live cooking demonstrations, the evening is designed to be an entertaining experience. Funds will go towards StreetGames, a charity that supports sports participation for disadvantaged communities. £195pp, book tickets by calling 020 7858 7250
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