• Imad's Syrian Kitchen pops up in Carnaby with a falafel bar

    Imad's Syrian Kitchen pops up in Carnaby with a falafel bar

    It's been a bit of a wait but we're finally getting closer to the opening of Imad's Syrian Kitchen, which sees the former sell-out pop-up, settling down in Kingly Court. But while we wait for the opening in May, Imad Alarnab is back to his pop-up roots with a new Falafel

  • Picnic in the Queen's back garden with Alfresco At The Palace

    buckingham palace picnics

    Update: 12pm. Well done to those of you who spotted it - this was our April Fool's Day story - joining a long line of times we've tried with varying degrees of success to pull the wool over your eyes. Mind you, it actually is a good idea....


    It's been a very tough 12 months for the hospitality business. And for

  • Hotel Savioli pops up at Hackney's Silver Lining with a must-have sandwich

    Hotel Savioli pops up at Hackney's Silver Lining with a must-have sandwich 

    Popham's Chef de Partie Jack Padoan is getting ready to kick off his newest venture, Hotel Savioli, as a pop-up at Hackney's Silver Lining. It's all starting with one hell of a sandwich. 

    Hotel Savoli is inspired by the hotel that the chef's late Great Aunt and Uncle ran in Riccione and the aim is to focus on modern British fare. The pop-up

  • Kerridge's Garden Grill pops up at the Corinthia London

    kerridge's garden grill corinthia london

    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    It's fair to say chefs and restaurateurs are being pretty cunning when it comes to finding ways to ensure they can reopen on 12 April. Take Tom Kerridge for example. His restaurant, Kerridge's Bar and Grill, at the Corinthia London, doesn't have any outside space. But, as if by magic, the hotel's managed to conjure some out of thin air.

    To that end, Kerridge's

  • Eggs n Stuff pops up on Holloway Road

    Eggs n Stuff

    They've been delivery-only for a while, but now Eggs n Stuff are getting ready for their first foray into the real world with a three-month pop-up in Holloway. 

    Taking over the space next to The Horatia on Holloway Road (home of a few choice pop-ups), they're mainly about eggy brioche buns, including: 

    • Sausage, Egg and Cheese - British sausage patty, free-range Clarence Court egg, American cheese and house
  • Roulote is a new pop-up sandwich bar from Bar Douro

    Roulote is a new pop-up sandwich bar from Bar Douro

    Restaurants won't be open to customers until April (outside at least) so we're starting to see some more interesting ways that they've devised to reopen before then (particularly now that we're allowed to sit and eat in the park). 

    Roulote is Bar Douro's way of slowly getting back to business. It's a sandwich pop up, named after Portuguese street food trailers, that's being run from the

  • The Joanna's burger pop-up is returning

    The Joanna's burger pop-up is returning

    We may still be a little way off from actually eating in (or outside) restaurants again, but they are still finding new ways to give us a small taste of the real thing. One of those is the burger pop-up outside Joanna's in Crystal Palace. A big success on its last appearance, it's making a return this weekend. 

    There are three burgers up for grabs:

    • The Joanna’s Hamburger - beef,
  • Panzer's are having a pop-up sushi hand roll stall this weekend

    panzer's sushi pop up

    If you're stretching your legs in Regent's Park this weekend why not treat yourself, after your state prescribed exercise, and head north of the park to St John's Wood deli Panzer's.

    Why? Well, because all weekend their in-store sushi bar, which is run by the modern sushi restaurant Sushi Atelier, is going to be serving up hand rolls from a pop-up stall.

    The Hand Roll Bar will be outside the front of the store with a

  • Poon's are popping up with a Chinese New Year wontoneria at Joy at Portobello

    poons at joy at portobello

    The return of legendary Chinese restaurant Poon's to London with a popup in 2018 was a huge success. Now they're back with a two day pop-up at Stevie Parle's Joy at Portobello Docks.

    Amy Poon, daughter of Bill Poon, is planning to open her own permanent restaurant in London, but while those plans are

  • MEATliquor head to North Finchley for a lockdown drive-through popup

    meatliquor finchley popup

    Updated 26/2/21

    What's a pub to do when it a) can't open and b) isn't allowed to sell its beer for takeaway? Well, one North London pub has hit upon the answer. They're going to do a big charity beer giveaway and they've teamed up with MEATliquor to help them do just that.

    Ten years after MEATliquor blew the doors off the London burger scene with their van in New Cross, they're returning to the pop-up

  • Ottolenghi opens a festive pop up wine shop in Belgravia

    ottolenghi wine shop pop up belgravia

    Been caught out by the last delivery dates before Christmas? With most of the big wine retailers now no longer able to deliver wine before the holidays, you'll have to be a little more cunning when it comes to getting in supplies.

    So step forward Ottolenghi who today are launching the Ottolenghi Belgravia's Pop-Up Wine Shop. Taking over their deli on Motcomb Street it's the brainchild of Pierre Malouf,

  • Moro pop up with piri piri at Hackney Wick

    moro pop up autumn yard hackney wick

    Throughout December there's now an additional reason to head out to Hackney Wick. Perenially popular restaurant Moro has just started a pop up in Autumn Yard. The yard itself is right on the river Lea opposite the London stadium and is a joint venture between Sam Clark of Moro and Morito and Nina Tolstrup of Studio Mama.

    The winter popup at Moro's unit places piri piri chicken and squid at the heart of the

  • Guinea Grill launches the Guinea Express - a Tier 2 pop-up in Mayfair

    guinea express

    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    We're all about hositality folk doing their best in these tough times, so we have to applaud Mayfair's Guinea Grill which today expands across the road for a festive popup.

    The pub has taken over the old Pizza Express site opposite them on Bruton Place as the Guinea Express popup in the run up to Christmas. The idea is the extra space will allow them to have 60 more diners and make up for the

  • Rita's Soho is coming - and Bodega Rita's is popping up there right now

    Rita's Soho is coming - and Bodega Rita's is popping up there right now

    While they unfortunately closed in King's Cross earlier this year, Bodega Rita's (Missy Flynn and Gabriel Pryce) have resurfaced in a much more prominent place, right in the middle of Soho.

    First off, they'll be there as a Bodega Rita's bottle shop and deli - but a full Rita's restaurant is incoming early in 2021. We'll have lots more news on the restaurant later, but in

  • Floozie Cookie pops up in Covent Garden from ex-Claridge's pastry chef

    floozie cookie covent garden pop up

    If there's one thing we know makes 2020 better, it's baked goods. So news of a three-month cookie popup in Covent Garden is already making up happy.

    Floozie Cookie is a passion project by pastry chef Kimberly Lin who's worked everywhere from Claridge’s and The Savoy to Dominique Ansel Bakery. "The way you hold a cookie before that first bite, the variety of texture, the temperature, it can bring such joy,” explains


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