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.
BBQ Dreamz at MeatLiquor, King’s Cross
When: Every Sunday until 17 March
Residency: Fresh off an appearance on Million Pound Menu, these barbecue pros are making MeatLiquor King’s Cross their home every Sunday for the foreseeable future. On the menu, you can expect dishes such as grilled satay duck heart skewers, sweet and sour vermicelli rice noodles, and crispy pork belly nuggets. Wash it all down with a calamansi lime spiked Bloody Mary, which is the citrus fruit native to the Philippines.
Where: 6 St Chad's Place, WC1X 9HH
How much: 10 courses for £28
F!lth at Dirty Burger, Bethnal Green
When: Until the end of March
Residency: This plant-based burger joint originally popped up at Tate Modern, now it’s bagged a three-month Shoreditch residency at the Dirty Burger inside the Tea Building. On the menu you can expect to find the signature burger, which sees a black bean and quinoa patty sandwiched between a beetroot and sesame bun. Sides meanwhile include salads and sweet potato fries served with seaweed miso dust.
Where: 13 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA
How much: Signature burger, £7.50
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
Sarap Filipino Barbeque at The Sun & 13 Cantons, Soho
When: Until the end of March
Residency: The latest food outfit to join The Sun & 13 Cantons is this Filipino sharing concept, which serves up small and large plates to diners. Sarap’s signature dish is its slow-roasted Filipino pork belly served with pickled carrot, daikon and barbecue sauce. Other dishes include grilled pork skewers, Filipino-style fried chicken and kinilaw (fish marinated in citrus juices and topped with chilli).
Where: 21 Great Pulteney Street, W1F 9NG
How much: Dishes from £5
Secret Samosa Club at Great Guns Social, Borough
When: 19 February until 5 March
Residency: Secret Samosa Club is the latest street food outfit to take over the kitchen at Great Guns Social. If you pay them a visit, you can expect to chow down on not-your-average samosas, with quirky varieties including the likes of a jerk chicken samosa, and a punjabi cheeseburger option. If you fancy a side too, you can choose from butter chicken loaded fries, to roasted and battered cauliflower wings.
Where: 96 Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 0EF
How much: Prices TBC
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
KityCow at Hush Mayfair, Mayfair
When: Until April
Residency: Former sous chefs Joe Allen and Aaron Thomas, who appeared on Million Pound Menu with their XX/VI concept, are hosting a three-month residency at Hush Mayfair. The pair have now rebranded as KityCow, and are serving up a menu of Indo-Nepalese cuisine. Dishes you can expect to try include onion pakora with mint and exmoor caviar, and butter chicken with shallots and braised okra.
Where: 8 Lancashire Court, W1S 1EY
How much: Small plates start from £4
When: 2-3 March
Residency: This March, Sushisamba City will host a Carnival weekender to mark Rio de Janeiro's annual Mardi Gras celebrations. Daytime revellers will enjoy a bossa nova music-filled brunch, while at night guests can enjoy live performances by hip-swaying samba dancers, booming batucada drummers and DJs. A Brazilian-inspired menu will complete the Carnival experience.
Where: Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate (38-39th floor), EC2N 4AY
How much: Carnival menu, £65
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
Le Bun at Truman, Shoreditch
When: 12 March until 9 April
Pop up: French-American burger creators Le Bun are popping up in Elys Yard off Brick Lane for four weeks, serving its signature Le Truffle Double Double burger, Le Truffle cheeseburger and the classic cheeseburger. A new addition for 2019 is the Truffle Honey Bacon burger which is topped with truffle mayonnaise and confit onions in burnt butter.
Where: 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL
How much: Prices TBC
Tegui at Gaucho, Piccadilly
When: 9-11 April
Residency: Gaucho is collaborating with world-renowned Argentinian restaurant Tegui, which is part of the prestigious World's 50 Best Restaurants list. Guests can purchase tickets to an exclusive evening on 9 April with Tegui's chef patron Germán Martitegui, where guests will enjoy a stunning tasting menu while dining with the man himself. Spaces to the dinner are extremely limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The tasting menu will also be available on 10 and 11 April, when Germán and his team will be taking over service.
Where: 25 Swallow Street, W1B 4QR
How much: Tickets to 9 April dinner, £160 per person
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