London knows how to party and how to do pop-ups, and boy do we love pop-ups. Things are kept short and sweet even if it does mean the queues are round the block, but we’ve found some real treats this way. We’ll give you plenty of warning but these places won’t be around forever so catch them when you can...
A Modern Mexican Diner at The Truman Brewery, Brick Lane. From the team behind Wahaca, the menu for DF is inspired by the travels of founders, Thomasina Miers and Mark Selb, across the US and Mexico, where chefs and gourmets were crossing the border the other way for inspiration. The result is a menu fusing the Mexican flavours they tasted in New York and Chicago's diners, and bold, beefy Americana in Mexico City's streets.View Website
Bringing back the humble oyster and discovering everyone’s ‘perfect’ Bloody Mary on a London double decker bus. Served in all shapes and sizes, we serve them fresh, boiled, grilled, BBQ’d, deep-fried. Our menu primarily focuses on Oysters, although we have ‘oyster alternatives’ for the vegetarians and non-fish lovers. As for our Bloody Marys and cocktails, we’re super excited to have Iain McPherson, our cocktail guru, working his magic into our menu. A Bloody Mary is so much more than just a ‘hangover cure’, and after mastering a wide spectrum of Bloody preferences, we’re quietly confident that we’ve got something for everyone– even vegetarians.View Website
Mother Clucker serves up traditional southern friend chicken that's marinated in a sweet tea brine, double coated in buttermilk and a secret blend of spices for super extra crispness. Served up up along side; Cajun fries, Mac & Cheese, Black Eyed Peas, Rice, Cornbread and Biscuits. We serve tea brined, buttermilk soaked, twice battered fried chicken from our converted US Army ambulance currently housed in the Truman Brewery. We’ve only (officially) been around since March of 2013 but have been reviewed by everyone from Zagat to Conde Nast Traveller and have served everywhere from pop-ups in pubs like The Endurance (RIP) to festivals like Field Day and foodie events like Street Feast.View Website
A Mediterranean restaurant courtesy of Barry Hilton (previously at Black & Blue and Yalla Yalla) and Stephen Gee (chairman of Busaba, Gaucho and Iberica). Highlights include a beautiful kaleidoscope of dips including Pancar (roast beetroot, yoghurt, garlic and pistachio) and Fadi (fried baby courgette purée with tahini, roast garlic, yoghurt & lemon) served with freshly baked pita; Ceru’s signature Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder with Shawarma Spices; Chermoula Roasted Aubergines with herbed yoghurt & spiced roast almonds; Kebab Karaz Spiced Baked Meatballs with sour cherry and cranberry and Turkish Delight Crème Brûlée.View Website
Created by luxury gastronomy experts, Cuisson, POP-Down will be open Thursday-Saturday evening throughout the summer. Moving away from the usual supper club concept, POP-Down promises to deliver inventive, high-end dining at affordable prices, with a menu that is full of surprises and sure to leave guests in awe. The menu at POP-Down will comprise of four extraordinary courses along with a signature Cuisson cocktail. Designed by the Cuisson team, who collectively trained in some of the world’s top restaurants (The Fat Duck, Galvin at windows, Le Gavroche, The Square, Maze and Adam Simmons), the POP-Down menu fuses classic French cooking with modernist techniques.View Website
On Friday/Saturday 12/13 June our BRAND NEW 1,000 capacity day and night market Dinerama touches down at a former bullion vaults and armoured truck depot in Shoreditch. Open FIVE days a week with six street diners, five street food shacks, six bars and street food trucks, we are transforming Shoreditch Yard into a vast street food ARENA.View Website
New traders The Beefsteaks, Mother Flipper, Meringue Girls and Spit & Roast join last year’s trader heroes Smokestak, Mama’s Jerk, Rola Wala, Yum Bun and Cheeky Italian (and loads more over the next 25 weekends) forging one of the STRONGEST street food line-ups EVER.
We've got FIVE brilliant bars to get you back into the summer swing including Winyl, Rotary Cocktail and the BRAND NEW #LewishamHighLine serving icy-cold beer, Tequila Slushies and sunny rooftop #vibes. Don't forget your shades.
Packed with 20 traders, eight bars and more vibes than a Hitachi Magic Wand, it's going to be the BIGGEST Street Feast yet.
Dalston newbies Club Mexicana, Oli Baba's and Orange Buffalo join last year’s trader heroes Smokestak, Rola Wala, Breddos, Yum Bun and Slider Bar (and loads more over the summer) forging one of the BEST street food line-ups EVER. There's also two new terraces, great music and all your favourites from last year - Street Vin, tequila slushies, The Gin Store and loads more.
Box fresh Brixton has just opened its very own container village. Start-ups sit alongside the restaurants and pop-ups with 20 vendors rustling up a world of food. We featured Zoe's Ghana Kitchen not so long ago and we're pleased that she's nabbed one of the coveted containers because it means our foodie fix is only a few short stops on the Victoria line away.
Pop Brixton is a new pioneering space in the heart of Brixton for startups, small businesses, local entrepreneurs and community organisations. This innovative incubator project is designed by Carl Turner Architects, delivered in partnership with Lambeth Council and The Collective.
A new rooftop popup located in the heart of Central London, offering a peaceful retreat from the crowds of Oxford Street below, perfect for after work drinks, sunny lunch breaks and picnic set against the backdrop of the city’s rooftops. With a secret entrance tucked away at the far end of Oxford Street near Marble Arch, guests will be led up a staircase to discover a hidden rooftop oasis. Drinks are puntastic jam jar affairs and a few curated craft beers; ideal for gearing yourself up for that second round at the shops.View Website
Not just the name of a trippy cartoon but the latest venture from Burger Bear and Prawnography. Finally that awkward space in Old Street roundabout has been put to good use with a brand new burger bar and seafood restaurant popping up, along with a bar and some beats. The best bit? It’s open every day from 7am (yes, 7am!) until 11pm - you just need to find your way in through one of Old Street Station’s many exits.View Website