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.
Little Moons Bond Street pop up
When: 11 - 25 November
Residency: Little Moons are the cult sweet treat offering that exploded onto the London dining scene back in 2010 and have since become a favourite of many sweet toothed foodies (apparently a Little Moon is devoured every three seconds on average). These latest iterations are a move away from the originals, which were made from a traditional chewy rice paper case filled with the very best gelato. This latest bite sees cookie dough replace the mochi outside, with chocolate chip ice cream in the centre. In the run up to Christmas the team are going to be running a pop up at Bond Street tube station where you can sample their latest invention, the cookies and cream inspired flavour combo. If you happen to be passing between 4-7pm any of the days they're there, you can grab yourself a free sample by saying the magic words, 'free the cookie dough'.
Where: Bond Street tube station, 12pm and 9pm from Monday to Saturday, or between 12pm and 8pm on Sunday
How much: £1.50 each, or six for £7.50
Quality Street Pick ‘n’ Mix at John Lewis, Marylebone
When: Until Christmas
Residency: Quality Street has brought back its pick ‘n’ mix pop up for a second year, but this time there’s an exclusive sweet in the fold. The milk chocolate crispy truffle bite with a praline and cereal centre is exclusively to John Lewis and covered in chic black and gold wrapping. It’s also the first year where you can fill an entire tin with just one flavour, and like before, you can personalise your tin with your name so that everyone else in the family knows to keep their paws off.
Where: 300 Oxford Street, W1C 1DX
How much: Personalised tin, £15
Filthy Buns at The Three Compasses, Dalston
When: From 26 September until further notice
Residency: There are few things we love more at SquareMeal than great puns and stacked burgers, so we’re pretty thrilled about Filthy Buns taking over the kitchen at Three Compasses. You can expect the likes of the Filthy Cow which is made with a 45-day dry-aged beef patty and slathered with beer cheese sauce, while veggies can try the Fun-Guy: slow-cooked barbecued mushrooms with red coleslaw and sour chillies.
Where: 99 Dalston Lane, E8 1NH
How much: Burgers from £8
Peers Dining Room at the House of Lords, Westminster
Pop up: UK politics might be a bit of a mess at the minute, but everything can be solved by a good meal, right? While Parliament’s out of action, members of the public are able to tuck in at the Peers Dining Room, which boasts ornate surrounds and a menu championing British produce. Dishes to try include Loch duart salmon with Colchester oyster and confit lemon egg yolk, while desserts see Shropshire raspberry madeleine with London honey ice cream.
Where: House of Lords, SW1A 0PW
How much: Three-course lunch, £49.95
Pampushka at Sun & 13 Cantons, Soho
When: From 19 September for six months
Residency: The Sun & 13 Cantons latest residency is overseen by Pampushka, who serve a menu of Ukrainian dishes with British twists. Pampushka is the brainchild of chef Maksym Shpachynskyi, his wife Elisha Shpachynska and their brother-in-law, chef Rob Neale and will be taking over the kitchen for six whole months. Dishes to try include traditional Ukrainian beetroot soup with pork, and pirozhki, which is stuffed bread filled with bacon jam.
Where: 21 Great Pulteney Street, W1F 9NG
How much: Mains from £11
Hideaway by Ollie Dabbous at Chelsea Barracks, Chelsea
When: 9 September until further notice
Pop up: Acclaimed chef Ollie Dabbous has opened a temporary coffee shop and café at Chelsea Barracks. Open daily from 9am until late, Hideaway serves artisan coffee alongside a few dishes that you may know from Dabbous’ Mayfair restaurant HIDE, including a croquet monsieur with an optional topping of black truffle, and a cherry blossom kougelhopf as a sweet treat. The coffee shop forms part of the new Chelsea Barracks luxury housing development, which will open to residents this autumn.
Where: Chelsea Barracks, Belgravia, SW1W 8PS
How much: Pastries from £3, savouries from £8
When: Throughout 2019
Residency: Once you’re done freezing your unmentionables off at the only bar in London which is made entirely from ice, you can head to Yuu Kitchen’s new pop up kitchen to fill your stomach. The menu features the likes of sweet and sticky miso aubergine and 12-hour braised pork belly, while if you haven’t had enough ice for the day, you can finish up with an ice cream bao stuffed with unique flavours such as coconut bread cake and avocado and yuzu.
Where: 31-33 Heddon Street, W1B 4BN
How much: Bao buns from £6
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
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