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
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