Selection of the best pop-up restaurants in London, April 2015

Pops Ups London April 2015

There's lots of stuff popping up in London this April, from buses serving pizza to an Old Fashioned supper club...

Shackfuyu

Shackfuyu brought to you by Bone Daddies, Soho (above)

When: Closing date TBC
What: Rough and ready pop-up inspired by flavours popular in Japan. Check social media (@BonedaddiesLDN) for today’s dishes and wash it all down with a Saké Cherry Gimlet
Where: 14a Old Compton Street, W1D 4TJ 
How much: From about £2.50 to £12.50

Happy Endings Dessert Nights: A Month of Sundaes, Dalston

When: Every Sunday in April
What: Happy Endings Dessert Nights are back. Forget the main course, this is a five-course pudding extravaganza accompanied by cocktails, wine and petit fours
Where:
POND Dalston, Stamford Works, 3 Gillett Street, N16 8JH
How much:
£55 with wine, £40 without

Oshun Cafe

The Oshun Café, Old Street (above)

When: Until 27 April
What:
Remember that little red berry named açaí (pronounced as-eye-ee in its native Brazil) which burst onto our superfoodie radar a couple of years ago? Yeah, well someone’s made a café selling bowls of the stuff. Turns out it’s actually really nice.
Where:
Oshun Café, 70 Paul Street, EC2A 4NA
How much:
£6 for a bowl

Ceru outside photo

Ceru, Fitzrovia (above)

When: Until 30 April
What: Ceru is a bright and colourful Levantine pop-up in Fitzrovia
Where: 29 Rathbone Place, W1T 1JG
How much: We put the average spend at £34, with wine and a tip

The Crust Conductor, Peckham

When: Weekends until 30 April
What:
Someone’s bought a bus and installed a wood-fired pizza oven and bar downstairs and a 34-cover restaurant complete with sound system on the top deck. In Peckham. As you would.
Where:
The Brick Brewery, Blenheim Grove, SE15 4QL
How much:
Pizza from £6

Forza Win Spring Chicken London restaurant pop-up 2015

Forza Win Spring Chicken, Peckham (above)

When: Until 9 May
What:
Forza Win’s first spring project pops up in their (now permanent) Peckham home. Featuring a five-course Spring-friendly menu sourced from up and down the country and a dining table suspended from the ceiling. Book soon because it always sells out.
Where:
Forza Win, Unit 4.1, 133 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN
How much:
£35

Boopshi’s schnitzels at The Horseshoe pub, Fitzrovia

When: Every day until end of May
What: Fitzrovia schnitzel experts Boopshi’s will be sprinkling some Viennese flavour over Hampstead this spring with a residency at The Horseshoe pub. Expect rare breed pork, chicken and British rose veal varieties of schnitzel, or bratwurst, weisswurst and paprika sausages, washed down with Camden Town Brewery beers.
Where: The Horseshoe, 28 Heath Street, NW3 6TE
How much: Schnitzels from £11.50

White Men Can’t Jerk at The Star, Bethnal Green

When: Until the end of May
What
: Spicy Caribbean jerk brings sunshine into your life in the form of curried mutton shepherd’s pie with a sweet potato mash topping, Red Stripe-poached fried chicken wings and jerk bean burgers.
Where:
 The Star of Bethnal Green, 359 Bethnal Green Road, E2 6LG
How much:
How much jerk you gonna eat?

Foxcroft and Ginger Pop up 

Foxcroft & Ginger Popup Bakery, Old Street (above)

, Old Street (above)

When: Open from 6 April for three months
What:
The artisan café-cum-bakery is expanding east, offering busy Londoners food to go, including homemade baked goods, fresh salads and gourmet sandwiches
Where:
Foxcroft & Ginger, Unit 2A, Old Street Station, EC1Y 1EB
How much:
Cruffins (croissant-muffins) £2.70


Beer & Buns interior

Beer & Buns Izakaya, The City (above)

When: Mon-Fri from 5pm, until July 2015
What: Beer & Buns Izakaya (above) claims to offer the UK's largest range of Japanese craft beer. Use it to wash down steamed buns and crispy Korean-style jumbo chicken wings.
Where: Upstairs at K10, 3 Appold Street, EC2A 2AF
How much: Buns are £3.50 each


Papi's Pickles pop up

Papi’s Pickles Takeover at Market House, Brixton (above)

When: 13 April-8 May, Mon-Fri 5.30-9.30pm
What:
South Indian foodies Papi’s Pickles are back in Brixton for four weeks of masala dosa, edible chaat bowls, courgette fritters and sharing platters
Where:
Market House, 433 Cold Harbour Lane, SW9 8LN
How much:
From £9.50


Italian Supper Club at Doodle Bar

The Italian Supper Club’s Dinner at Doodle Bar, Battersea (above)

When: 14 April
What:
The Italian Supper Club heads south with dinner at Battersea’s Doodle Bar on the Thames. Following the river theme, dinner will feature eels, ducks and other watery offerings cooked with an Italian twist
Where:
Doodle Bar, 33 Parkgate Road, SW11 4NP
How much:
£37.50


Carousel restaurant marylebone

Carousel Presents: Bjorn van der Horst and Rosie Birkett, Marylebone (above)

When: 14 April-4 May
What:
Marylebone’s ever-changing pop-up restaurant continues to bring fresh talent to the London dining scene. This month, Swiss Bjorn van der Horst and homegrown Rosie Birkett (One ofThe Observer’s ‘Rising Stars’ of 2015) put their stamp on the menu
Where:
Carousel, Blandford Street, W1U 8AB
How much:
£35

The Old Fashioned Supper Club

When: 17-18 April
What:
Everyone’s favourite, The Disappearing Dining Club has teamed up with Woodford Reserve for a four-course bourbon-soaked banquet under a railway arch somewhere in Hoxton. Seasonal dishes will include bourbon-glazed salmon cured with beetroot and orange and bourbon chocolate brownies. The best bit is that each course is paired with a different take on an Old Fashioned, mixed up by cocktail maestros from Duck & Waffle, Hawksmoor Spitalfields and the Discount Suit Company
Where:
Secret Location TBA
How much
: £45

Edible Stories Library interior 1 

Library presents Edible Stories, Covent Garden

When: 17-30 April
What:
Nostalgia reigns supreme with an enchanting dining experience inspired by musicals including Matilda and The Phantom of the Opera at private members’ club Library
Where:
112 St Martin's Lane, WC2N 4BD
How much:
From £45


Dram and smoke pop up

Dram & Smoke, Hackney Wick (above)

When: 17 April-16 May, Wed-Sat 7.30pm-12M
What:
A five-course Scottish feast in a former sofa factory in Hackney. Expect food smoked in whisky barrels and plenty of Monkey Shoulder cocktails
Where:
Swan Wharf, 60 Dace Road, E3 2NQ
How much:
£40 ticket includes welcome cocktail and five-course tasting menu (vegetarian options available)

Sky Pod Pop Up

Sky Pod’s Eccentric English Country Garden and Sky-High Sessions at Sky Garden, City (above)

When: Sky-High Sessions commence on 17 April; The Garden is open until the end of June
What:
Floor 35 at Sky Garden in the Walkie Talkie continues its seasonal transformations with the birth of an Eccentric English Country Garden, complete with daffodils, faux lawns, brightly coloured vintage bicycles and zesty cocktails. Sky Pod’s Sky-High Sessions are also launching, with live bands and DJ nights from Thursday to Saturday
Where:
Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 3BY
How much:
Cocktails from £11.50

‘Model Market’ Indoor & Outdoor Street Food Market, Lewisham

When: Every Friday and Saturday from 17 April-3 October
What:
The enclosed street food market on Lewisham High Street is back and packed full of street food, bars and general good vibes. Traders include The Beefsteaks (steak), Mama’s Jerk (chicken), Mother Flipper (burgers), Rola Wala (Indian), Smokestak (BBQ), Yum Bun (Chinese pork buns), Bill or Beak (duck and pork) and Spit & Roast (chicken).
Where:
196 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LS
How much:
Depends how hungry you are…


Reverend JW Simpson

Rev JW Simpson Spirited Sermons, Fitzrovia (above)

When: 21 April
What:
This spring the Reverend will be continuing his Spirited Sermons, preaching about Mayan Liqueurs and Pre-phylloxera Cognac from his subterranean Marylebone lair
Where:
Revered JW Simpson, 32 Goodge Street, W1T 2QJ
How much:
£25

Struie Road by The Wild Game Co., Clerkenwell

When: 24 April (more dates TBA)
What:
The Wild Game Co. are back in collaboration with Workshop Coffee Co. for a monthly pop up. As always, the focus will be on seasonal produce with a changeable eight-course menu; get ready for all things Scottish, including cold-smoked Scottish salmon, slow-braised ribs, and red deer chateaubriand
Where:
27 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M 5RN
How much:
£49

Sakura at Sake No Hana, St. James's
When:
20 April - 20 June
What:
Everyone likes a springtime frolic among the blossoms, but the Japanese positively love it; Sake No Hana is marking Japan's 'sakura' season by creating a cherry blossom canopy to adorn its ground floor bar
How much:
Specially created drinks and snacks include pots of cherry blossom tea (£4.50), cocktails (from £12) and macarons (£8 for 5)

Parlour Peroni Bar

Alfresco Peroni bar at The Parlour, Canary Wharf
(above)
When:
Spring/summer
What:
Docklands drinkers have a new option for alfresco bar-propping thanks to The Parlour. Come for Peroni draught and cocktails - have a few and you'll swear you're on holiday
Where:
The Parlour, The Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square Park, E14 5FW
How much:
Cocktails (including an Italian Bramble with lemon, gin, Peroni and crème de mure liqueur) start at £8.50, Aperol Spritz jugs are £22.95

Gingerline

The Secret Garden, Clapham
(above)
When:
25 April - 31 August
What:
You need a password to gain access to this SW hideaway, which combines green-fingered set design with barbecue food, Sunday roasts and botanical cocktails, devised by chef and serial pop-upist Jimmy Garcia.
Where:
409 Clapham Road, Clapham North, SW9 9BT
How much:
Dining options include a seven-course tasting menu for £35

The Secret Island by Gingerline

When: 19 May - 6 June
What:
Normally, having no information for a food event is really really irritating, but we're willing to stick out our necks for the ever-secretive Gingerline brigade. Based on past events, expect the word 'immersive' to be taken deadly seriously, with actors, elaborate sets, creative food and a red-hot booking line - don't hang around on this one
Where:
East London...somewhere
How much:
£50 plus booking fee. Booking opens 20 April at midday

Pops Ups London April 2015
Dram and smoke pop up
Even more has popped up since last week. Here's an expanded guide to London's best pop ups this April, from riverside dining to cocktail masterclasses