Cultured oysters, grilled cheese sandwiches, pubby schnitzels, dog’s dinners, steamed buns and a whisky vault…this March the capital is fit to bursting with all sorts of things to eat and drink. Welcome to Square Meal’s spring hit list

Glenmorangie

The Glenmorangie Unseen Bar

What:
A new whisky bar in the middle of Soho, featuring cocktails and an exclusive ‘vault’, where food pairings and further drams are promised. Glenmorangie explains the aim is to show the 'unseen lengths Scotland’s favourite single malt takes to create its unnecessarily well-made whiskies'.
Where:
15 Bateman Street, W1D 3AQ
When:
13-21 March (closed Sunday), 5pm-12M
How much:
Free entry, food and whisky tastings from £15
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Verden Christopher Hruskova food

Christoffer Hruskova at Verden

What: A two-week kitchen takeover in Clapton by Danish chef Christoffer Hruskova (serious name envy), formerly of North Road in Clerkenwell and currently of foraged ingredients (above) and dishes for the curious: think veal sweetbread with nettles, spicy leaves and cheese whey.
Where: Verden, 181 Clarence Road, E5 8EE
When: 21 March - 5 April
How much: Starters and mains approximately £6 and £14 respectively
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The Stevedores at The Pickle Factory

What:
A six-week beer and whiskey pop-up with a week by week rotation of beer, whiskey, smoked and grilled meat, and acoustic music.
Where:
The Pickle Factory at The Oval, E2
When:
Until mid-March
How much:
Depends how hungry/thirsty you are
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Wright Brothers oysters
Counter Culture with Wright Brothers

What:
Wright Brothers Soho is set to host 'The World's Your Oyster' (above), a fortnightly masterclass in the art of shucking and serving native oysters, both raw and cooked.
Where:
Wright Brothers, 13 Kingly Street, W1B 5PW
When:
Every fortnight from Saturday 14 March. The Spitalfields branch will assume hosting duties from 19 May.
How much:
£60 per person
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Gluten-free cookery masterclasses at Cantina del Ponte

What:
Finnish nutritionist and gluten-free specialist Stephanie Seege is teaming up with Cantina del Ponte’s head chef Marco Goldin for two cookery classes dedicated to gluten-free, restaurant-standard meals. Located right by the river, this promises to be perfect for spring.
Where:
Cantina del Ponte, The Butlers Wharf Building, 36c Shad Thames, SE1 2YE
When:
14 March and 18 April
How much:
£115 per person (including lunch)
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Earlham Street Clubhouse Covent Garden mac and cheese The Mac Factory

The Mac Factory at Earlham Street Clubhouse

What:
A weekly gourmet mac ‘n’ cheese fest at Covent Garden basement bar Earlham Street Clubhouse. Accessorise your mac (above) with the likes of confit belly of pork with sautéed wild mushrooms and truffle oil, and pair it with cocktails including ‘Return of the Mac’, a blend of bourbon, Creme de Myrtle, maple syrup and cranberry.
Where:
The Earlham Street Clubhouse, 35 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LD
When:
Every Saturday from 14 March to 11 April (excluding 4 April), 12N-6pm
How much:
Mac ‘n’ cheese from £7
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Morty Bobs

Morty & Bob’s grilled cheese sandwiches at The Hat & Tun

What:
A celebration of the wonder that is grilled cheese, via street foodies Morty & Bob’s residence at The Hat & Tun pub in Farringdon. Expect a three-cheese blend dolloped between sourdough bread slices (above), paired with extras including ham hock and jalapeños.
Where:
The Hat & Tun, 3 Hatton Wall, EC1N 8HX
When:
18-20 and 25-27 March, 5.30-9pm
How much:
Sandwiches from £5
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Tiramisu
The Domino Effect at Café Royal

What:
Avant-garde Spanish chef Paco Roncero is set to serve a seven-course tasting menu in the hotel's newly launched Domino Room restaurant. Diners can look forward to a menu including squid risotto laced with curry oils, Dover sole meunière and tiramisu (above).
Where:
Café Royal, 68 Regent Street, W1B 4DY
When:
18 March-11 April
How much:
From £90 per person
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Pamper your pooch at M Restaurants

What:
This Easter, M Restaurants is hosting a 'pedigree pooch brunch party', complete with a canine Easter egg hunt, a behaviourist on hand to give training advice, and a two-course meal for the humans.
Where:
2-3 Threadneedle Walk, 60 Threadneedle Street, EC2R 8HP
When:
28 March
How much:
£25 per person
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Hawker House Kingsland Road Streetfeast London pop-up Haggerston Restaurant

Hawker House, brought to you by Street Feast

What:
An indoor night market (above) with street food, hot cocktails, craft beers, wine and whisky. Oh – and music.
Where:
260-264 Kingsland Road, Haggerston, E8 4DG
When:
Friday and Saturday until 4 April
How much:
Free entry before 7pm, £4 after
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Ceru

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

Boopshi’s schnitzels at The Horseshoe pub

What:
Fitzrovia schnitzel experts Boopshi’s will be sprinkling some Viennese flavour over Hampstead this spring with a residency at The Horseshoe pub (below). Expect rare breed pork, chicken and British rose veal varieties, or bratwurst, weisswurst and paprika sausages, washed down with Camden Town Brewery beers.
Where:
The Horseshoe, 28 Heath Street, NW3 6TE
When:
Every day until end of May 2015
How much:
Schnitzels from £11.50

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Boophie's residency

Beer & Buns

Beer & Buns Izakaya

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
When:
Mon-Fri from 5pm, until July 2015
How much:
Buns are £3.50 each
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Shackfuyu
Shackfuyu (above), brought to you by Bone Daddies

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 Sake Cherry Gimlet.
Where:
14a Old Compton Street, W1D 4TJ
When:
From 15 February, closing date TBC
How much:
From about £2.50 to £12.50
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