Looking for the hottest new foodie pop ups and restaurant residencies in London? This is your one-stop, regularly updated guide, which has all the details on the pop ups you need to know about.
Whisk Dessert Bar, Angel
When: From 14 May until 3 August
Pop up: Following a short pop up in Bethnal Green last year, dessert bar Whisk is back at a new, larger site in Angel. Offering a three-course dessert tasting menu, Whisk isn’t just about ice cream sundaes and Arctic rolls, instead serving up some seriously innovative dishes. Expect to tuck into the likes of roasted rhubarb and vanilla crumble, and an avocado and white chocolate mousse topped with torched sweetcorn and chai chilli dressing.
Where: Angel Central, First Floor, 23 Parkfield Street, N1 0PS
How much: Three courses, £15
Rum Shack at York & Albany, Camden
When: Throughout the summer
Pop up: Very little beats a beach getaway, but if you don’t have one of the cards this year, bring the beach to you. York & Albany’s Rum Shack is bringing some Caribbean sunshine to Camden, with its rum punches and Caribbean-inspired sharing plates. The space is kitted out with bamboo, palm trees and floral prints too, to really get you in the summer mood. The Rum Shack is available now to book for groups, and is sticking around all through summer.
Where: 127-129 Parkway, NW1 7PS
How much: Menus start from £29
BBQ Dreamz at the John Lewis Rooftop
When: Until 29 September
Residency: Following pop ups around the capital, Filipino street food outfit BBQ Dreamz are taking over the John Lewis Roof Garden above the company’s Oxford Street site. Dishes you can expect to find on the menu include the likes of lechon pork belly, and an aubergine satay curry. The residency is party of Roof Fest London, and while enjoying your food, you can enjoy live music, comedians and more.
Where: 300 Oxford Street, Marylebone, W1C 1DX
How much: All large plates, £11
Elizabeth Haig at Mortimer House, Fitzrovia
When: From 2 May until July
Residency: Chef-to-watch Elizabeth Haigh is popping up for a two month residency at private members workspace and wellbeing destination Mortimer House. Taking over the Living Room & Den, Haigh will serve a menu inspired by her British and Singaporean heritage, as well as her love of wood-fired cooking. Dishes you can expect to see include Ox Cheek Rendang buns with fermented sambal, and a caviar and fried chicken katsu sando.
Where: 37 Mortimer Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 3JH
How much: Prices TBC
Yann Couvreur at Claridge’s, Mayfair
When: 7-12 May
Residency: Paris born pâtissier Yann Couvreur will be taking the reins at Claridge’s pastry kitchen for a week in May. Served in the Foyer and Reading Room, dishes you can expect to find on the ‘Elevenses’ menu include a chocolate tonka bean éclair and a Paris-Brest. Couvrerur is only sticking around for six days, so we’d recommend getting yourself down to Claridge’s ASAP.
Where: Brook Street, Mayfair, W1K 4HR
How much: £6
Little Moons, Bond Street and Shepherds Bush
When: 8 May - 4 August (Bond Street), May to October (Shepherds Bush)
Pop up: Touted as the next big thing in desserts, mochi balls are a bite-size Japanese sweetstuff which consist of artisan gelato ice-cream wrapped in a natural gluten-free rice flour dough mochi shell. Popping up at two different locations, Little Moons will be serving up mochi balls to sweet-toothed Londoners, with flavours to choose from including Alphonso Mango, Uji Matcha Green Tea and vegan Belgian chocolate. The best part? Every ball is under 100 calories.
Where: Bond Street tube station; Ariel Way, Shepherd's Bush, W12 7GF
How much: From £1.50 per ball
Zoe's Ghana Kitchen at The King & Co, Clapham
When: Until 1 June
Residency: Four years after her last residency here, Zoe Adjonyoh has returned to the King & Co kitchen for another round of serving up top-notch Ghanaian inspired dishes. On the menu, you can expect to find the likes of jollof-fried chicken, red vegan bean stew and okra fries. Zoe will also be hosting supper clubs at the pub on select dates, which will allow guests to try most of the menu in one sitting
Where: 100 Clapham Park Road, SW4 7BZ
How much: Small plates from £7
Limin, Spitalfields Market
When: Throughout 2019
Pop up: Trinidadian chef Sham Mahabir has launched this island food restaurant at buzzing Spitalfields Market, where you can find a mixture of Creole, Indian and Chinese-inspired dishes. Kick things off with the likes of plantain balls and chicken wings, before moving on to plates such as fried flatbread topped with chickpeas, cucumber chutney and pepper sauce or Chinese-style chips.
Where: 107B Commercial Street, Old Spitalfields Market, E1 6BG
How much: Dishes from £4
Donnelly’s at Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen, Bermondsey
When: Until further notice
Residency: Chef James Donnelly (previously head chef at The Palmerston) has gone solo at this new residency, serving up best-of-British dishes. Dine on the likes of red wine braised ox cheek with parsnips and thyme, as well as slow-roasted pork belly with sour cabbage and apple. There’s weekend brunch and a Wednesday steak night too.
Where: 40 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3UD
How much: Mains from £7
Mix It at The Montague on the Gardens, Fitzrovia
When: Until 4 May
Residency: This pop up cocktail experience sees guests enjoying two hours of unlimited spirits, mixers and ingredients. Guests can have a go at designing cocktails for themselves, while experienced bartenders are on-hand to help you figure out which spirits work well together. Don’t fancy DIY cocktails? There’s a regular menu to order from too.
Where: The Montague, 15 Montague Street, WC1B 5BJ
How much: £39 per person
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