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In recent months, we've seen more and more street food trucks take up long-term residencies - coming in from the cold at pubs and bars around town. To help you keep up with who's where and also to track some of London's longer term pop-up restaurants, here's our ongoing guide...

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East London

Banger Bar at Ace HotelBanger Bar at Ace Hotel

What's the speciality? Bangers

This is the first residency in the Ace hotel and Banger Bar will be serving up bangers in baps (NOT hot dogs) with their special sausages, including the Porky Black (with black pudding) and more.

Where is it? Ace Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JQ

How long is it there? Fridays and Saturdays in July

Find out more: Follow them on Twitter @thebangerbar



Sutton & Sons at BoxparkSutton & Sons at Boxpark

What's the speciality? Fish & Chips

The original Sutton and Sons is a big hit in Stoke Newington, where they have a fishmonger too. This sees them offer classic fish & chips to Shoreditch from one of Boxpark's containers.

Where is it? Boxpark, 2 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6GY

How long is it there? Monday - Saturday until 10pm and Sunday until 9pm, end date TBC

Find out more: read our story.



Sub CultSub Cult at The Duke of Wellington

What's the speciality? Sub-style sandwiches

Sub Cult has taken over the food at this Dalston pub. Responsible for some of London's best sandwiches their subs include the Dub Sub (Slow Cooked Free Range Pork Shoulder and the Rodeo (Beef Rump, Provolone Cheese, Pickled Serrano Chilli, Roast Onion and Black Truffle Mayo). A more extensive pub menu here also features Sub Cult burger (£11) with aged chuck steak, pickles, homemade black pepper Americn cheese and badcon jam mayo served  with rock salt fries  and black pudding scotch egg sharing plate (£5).

Where is it? The Duke of Wellington, 119 Balls Pond Road, London N1 4BL

How long is it there? Monday to Friday 6-10pm and Saturday 1-10pm. End date tbc

Find out more: Find out more from them on their website.



Som SaaSom Saa at Climpsons Arch

What's the speciality? Thai cuisine

Ex Nahm chef Andy Oliver is still on the hunt for a permanent home, but in the meantime he's embarking on this long-term residency in Hackney where he covers a broad range of Thai cuisine focusing on Northern and North-Eastern (Isaan) regions. Expect salt roasted red prawns with a green chilli dipping sauce and northern style pork curry with pickled garlic and ginger. There's weekend brunches too, with special Climpson's Thai coffee and they've just launched their weekend menu - which means you can enjoy the full Som Saa experience from 12pm every Saturday and Sunday.

Where is it? Arch 374, Helmsley Pl, London E8 3SB

How long is it there? End date tbc

Find out more: Read our story on the residency.



Lucky ChipLucky Chip at Birthdays

What's the speciality? Burgers

Perhaps best known for their stand at Netil Market, Lucky Chip were have only just recently moved from The Sebright Arms to their new residency home at Birthdays. Expecnt some VERY good burgers, all named after celebs like the Kevin Bacon (cheeseburger with bacon) plus dogs, wings and farious types of fries on the side. 

Where is it? Birthdays Dalston, 33-35 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BJ

How long is it there? Ongoing, Mon-Fri – 5:30pm -10:30pm, Sat – 12pm – 10:30pm, Sun – 1pm – 9pm

Find out more: Read the full menu over at the Birthdays website

PLUS - Lucky Chip are also in the Old Queen's Head on Essex Road.



Som SaaYeah Burger at the Star

What's the speciality? Burgers

Another popular burger joint which also has regular specials too (an ox heart burger for Halloween looked particularly impressive). Expect a range of burgers and hot dogs with their "Yeah sauce" and sides (including five ways of serving fries) which you can wash down with beer from the pub.

Where is it? Star of Hackney Downs. 35 Queensdown Road, London E5 8NN - PLUS - The Star of Kings 126 York Way London N1 0AX. And also the Strongoom bar in Shoreditch too.

How long is it there? Into 2015

Find out more: For the latest info on the burgers, follow them on Twitter @SayYeahBurger



MothercluckerMotherclucker at The Truman Brewery

What's the specialty? Buttermilk Chicken

They've finished a run at The Stilleryand have now set up in East London's Truman Brewery,. Expect all manner of tea brined, buttermilk soaked, twice battered fried chicken in a bun, as strips or wings. Plus sides that include black eyed peas and cajun fries.

Where is it? 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

How long is it there? End date tbc

Find out more: Follow them on Twitter @motherclucker



Central London

LuzonLuzon at Generator London

What's the speciality? Chicken Adobo

Luzon has a mission is to bring modern Filipino cuisine to London. They'll be serving three course menus for lunch and dinner, including dishes like Grilled Pork Belly with Filipino BBQ glaze, Chicken Adobo – braised in soy, vinegar and garlic in spicy coconut sauce and Turon – plantain spring rolls with salted caramel mouse, plantain puree, pineapple and snapdragon.

Where is it? Generator London, 37 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SE

How long is it there? Thursdays and Fridays for three months starting from August 6

Find out more: Visit their website



Duck & Roll at BaranisDuck & Roll at Baranis

What's the speciality? Duck Rolls

This is a spin-off from Club Gascon which was previously at Dinerama but has temporarily relocated since the fire there. This features all manner of confit duck rolls, including one pimped up with foie gras.

Where is it? Baranis, 115 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PP

How long is it there? Three Saturdays starting from August 1

Find out more: Read our story



The Greedy GoatThe Greedy Goat

What's the speciality? Goat's milk ice cream

Popping up on stalls in Borough and Leather Lane too, The Greedy Goad are also at Picadilly Circus underground for the Summer. Expect an array of goat's milk ice cream including flavours like Gin & Tonic, Honeycomb, Wild Strawberry and Raspberry Eton Mess. It's a great ice cream option if you're at all dairy intolerant too.

Where is it? Piccadilly Circus underground

How long is it there? Throughout summer

Find out more: Check out the Greedy Goat website



Darjeeling Express at the Sun and 13 CantonsDarjeeling Express at the Sun and 13 Cantons

What's the speciality? North Indian food

Pitched as "authentic Indian home cooking" this is a seasonal menu from Asma Khan's Darjeeling Express. She's been unveling recipes from her ancestral kitchens and this follows up on a series of supper clubs. Recent dishes include Calcutta chicken kathi roll, Venison Kofta, goat curry with potatoes, Prawn Malaikari and more...

Where is it? The Sun & 13 Cantons, 21 Great Pulteney Street, London W1F 9NG

How long is it there? Throughout summer

Find out more: Check out the Darjeeling Express website



vintagesaltVintage Salt at Selfridges

What's the speciality? Cornish fishing village-style dining

Inspired by the idea of recreating the British seaside in the heart of London, the latest incarnation for the Selfridges rooftop space feautures a wooden beach hut serving all manner of chilled wine, a G&Tea bar for gin cocktails and a range of all day menus with a distinct seafood focus including lobster buttie with truffled fries, Camden Hell’s fish and chips, Halibut fish finger sandwich and caramel brownie sundae dip.

Where is it? On the rooftop of Selfridges

How long is it there? End of September 2015. Opening hours 11am-11pm Monday to Saturday, 12pm-6pm on Sunday

Find out more: Read our story.



Bone Daddies ShackfuyuBone Daddies Shackfuyu

What's the speciality? Ever changing menu looking at new Japanese trends

This is a longer term pop up that's planning to stay around for a whole year. Bone Daddies will be seriving all manner of interesting dishes inspired by what's currently going down a storm in Japan.

Where is it? 14a Old Compton Street, London W1D 4TH

How long is it there? Until at least the end of 2015

Find out more: Read our Test Drive



The City

Moët Ice Impérial rooftop pop-up at MadisonMoët Ice Impérial rooftop pop-up at Madison

What's the speciality? Champagne and Ice

For summer, Madison have installed a Moet champagne bar on their rooftop and they've added a special ice stamping machine from Bompas and Parr. That'll be stamping slogans into ice - so you'll have a chance to get creative...

Where is it? Rooftop Terrace, 1 New Change, St Paul’s, London, EC4M 9AF

How long is it there? Until 1 September

Find out more: There's more on their website.



The Fat BearThe Fat Bear

What's the speciality? Beef and Southern US cooking

The Fat Bear specialises in Southern American cuisine, with a particular focus around beef (they host the odd all-you-can-eat evenings). Expect gumbo, mac n' cheese, lots of cornbread, sweet potatoes and a range of ice cream sandwiches.

Where is it? Rising Sun, 61 Carter Lane, London EC4V 5DY

How long is it there? End date TBC

Find out more: Read our story about the opening and take a look at the Fat Bear website.



North London

ClawCLAW at The Duke's Head

What's the specialty? Crab

CLAW is dedicated to crab dishes and among those are the CLAW burger, fresh crab roll, crab mac 'n' cheese, sweet potato fries and courgette fries.

Where is it? Duke’s Head, 16 Highgate High Street, London N6 5JG

How long is it there? 3rd - 30th August, 12pm - 11pm 7 days a week.

Find out more:  Look at their website



The Forge CantinaThe Forge Cantina

What's the specialty? Latin American Street food

The Forge Cantina is a Latin American street food residency running upstairs at The Forge in Camden and they've got a great looking Cuban sarnie on the menu. The Cubano (£8.40) features hot pressed brioche packed with pulled pork, glazed ham, swiss cheese, fresh dill pickles and mustard (there's also a veggie version with roasted vegetables).

Where is it? The Forge Cantina, 3-7 Delancey Street, London NW1 7NL

How long is it there? Until the end of Summer

Find out more:  Read our story



Boopshi'sBoopshi's at the Abbey Tavern

What's the specialty? Schnitzel

Already a hit in Fitzrovia, this is the northern outpost for Boopshi's, selling all manner of Viniesse food. Expect Schintzel, sausages, sachertorte and struedel

Where is it? The Abbey Tavern, 124 Kentish Town Road London NW1 9QB

How long is it there? Ongoing

Find out more: Follow them on Twitter @boopshis



South London

Vinn Goute at the King & Co Vinn Goute at the King & Co

What's the specialty? Seychelles cuisine

Vinn Goute are running a Seychelles Kitchen takeover, with dishes including Oh So Tasty Curried Goat, Octopus Coconut Curry and sides including “Saffran” Rice and Chunky Pumpkin Salad. And in the weekend there will be Tropikal Brunch Wraps - “make your own” tortilla wraps with fillings including trevally strips and spicy tropikal chicken plus rice, homemade kreol sauce and chilli mayo.

Where is it? The King & Co, 100 Clapham Park Road, London SW4 7BZ

How long is it there? Until the end of August

Find out more: See their website here




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