If you’ve been kicking yourself for missing Hawker Chan’s temporary visit to London last year - and considering the frankly epic queues, we don’t blame you - then here’s some very important news.
15/2/18 - Updated with extended dates
If you've been watching My Million Pound Menu, you'll have seen Draft House founder Charlie McVeigh agreeing to invest £350k in the Filipino barbecue concept BBQ Dreamz.
And, while the team there work out where they're going to open a permanent restaurant, the street food traders are going to be popping up in King's Cross for a while. They'll be taking over the kitchen at MEATliquor Kings Cross "every Sunday
A hidden hot chocolate salon is coming to Dalston this month called Rosine’s Hot Chocolate Salon. It's all to kick off Fairtrade Fortnight and it's named after cocoa farmer from the Ivory Coast.
As for how you find the bar? It'll be hidden away at the back of a newsagent on the Kingsland Road. Head to the back of the shop, press a button and the West African themed speakeasy will be unveiled. Inside, there will be
Selfridges are paying more than just lip service to Valentine's Day this year. (Sorry, we simply couldn't resist). They're launching The Lip Bar - a teeny micro bar experience which is part art installation, part Japanese beer bar.
It's the brainchild of Japanese artist Daido Moriyama who has covered every inch of the bar with one of his photographs showing a close up of lips. Entry to the bar costs a tenner and that also gets you two drinks - a choice
Returning for a second year, M restaurant in Victoria is turning itself into a pop-up restaurant to raise funds to end sex trafficking and modern day slavery. M Is Not For Sale will run for a month raising both funds and awareness to support Professor David Batstone's ‘Not for Sale’ enterprises. 100% of the profits from sales of the special menu will go to the charity.
If you're thinking, 'well that sounds like something I definitely want to
Gizzi Erskine and Rosemary Ferguson have taken their dream to open plant-based burger shop Filth a step further with a three-month popup in Shoreditch. We went to check it out.
The latest pop-up to hit Selfridges' Food Hall comes in the form of sushi rolls from Inigo. You might have seen them in the City (and formerly in Soho) but if not, they're best known for their sushi hand rolls - essentially supersized sushi rolls, more the size of a burrito.
At Selfridges, they'll have their usual rolls on offer. So that includes Salmon Avo and Spicy Tuna rolls (using a Ponzu marinade, Baby Gem Lettuce, Pickled Daikon & Spicy Mayo). On the
Well, this is a collaboration we weren't quite expecting. The latest pop-up to hit Shoreditch is a mash-up of fried chicken wings and eyeliner - courtesy of Mother Clucker and Benefit Cosmetics.
The mind slightly boggles, but in the store - called JUST Wing IT - we're told that you'll be able to pop in, order your wings and get a demo of the liquid matte eyeliner while you're snacking away (eating wings and doing
Chef Rick Matharu and winner of Food Network's Recipe to Riches first brought his homestyle Punjabi-Canadian cuisine to Canadians back in 2015. His fusion twist on classics like masala chaat fries and butter chicken mac 'n' cheese won them legions of fans - including the PM Justin Trudeau.
Last summer he started popping up around London and next up is a two week pop-up at the Great Guns Social in Borough for two weeks. Rick - and longtime friend and collaborator Joti
It's most definitely the time of year where everyone's searching for something seriously hearty to eat - and a month-long pop-up in Hackney aims to provide just that. Cassoulet Nights - as the name suggests - focuses on rural French cooking. The chef in charge of things is Jacob Rosen - the former Head Chef of Pitt Cue. He's teamed up with Quite Nice Wines to provide the perfect winter combo.
They'll be taking over Apiary Studios on Hackney Road
If you've been wondering what lies behind the foil wrapped doors of Selfridges Ultralounge on their lower ground floor (we spotted it this weekend and stole in for a quick look) then let us enlighten you.
It's all part of an adult-only cabaret extravaganza that's been devised for the Oxford Street store for the festive season. Glyn Fussell, the co-founder and Creative Director of East Creative, is responsible for the revue while folk including drag stars
Updated with a first look at the food. As Darjeeling Express goes from strength to strength, Asma Khan has a new venture ready. Calcutta Canteen is an all-day North Indian/Bengali-inspired cafe in Carnaby and the big focus will be on filled bread buns called Pau buns.
If you're as partial to a bit of Baileys as we are come Christmas then you'll probably be pretty merry to hear that their Christmas pop up Treat Bar is coming back.
They popped up last year serving up boozy hot chocolate, cocktails and other treats and they're back again. So you can order up one of their specials - like Made in Chelsea folk or The Marshmallowist Oonagh Simm's limited edition Baileys marshmallows served over the classic on ice or salted
As if the King's Cross restaurant scene wasn't humming enough with the opening of Coal Drops Yard, the culinary buzz has spread to the station's environs. Following fast on the heels of Kaki's opening, comes a new pop-up restaurant and bar Tamashii.
What's particularly of note is the chap in the kitchen. Chef Wei has 35 years of experience under his belt, including time at Hakkasan and The Colony Club in Mayfair.
For this King's Cross popup, Wei's
So this is a rather interesting idea. The team behind Hide Restaurant and Hedonism Wines are taking the Hide concept literally just down the road on Piccadilly to the Burlington Arcade for a winter popup.
They'll be throwing open the doors to Hideaway shop and cafe on 19 November - so this will be somewhere to try chef Ollie Dabbous' food as well as stock up on your Christmas shopping.
The look and feel will apparently be 'Parisian bistro'. They'll
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