• Moro pop up with piri piri at Hackney Wick

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

  • ASAP Pizza returns to Flor for a regular Sunday pop-up

    ASAP Pizza returns to Flor or a regular Sunday pop-up

    Before the main restaurant returned after the lockdown, Flor's head chef Pamela Yung tried something new, ASAP pizza, their own take on a pizzeria with a heavy focus on quality produce and heritage British wheats. It was, as you'd imagine, rather successful - so much so that it's coming back every Sunday. 

    It'll be the first time that Flor opens on a Sunday and the whole menu will be an

  • Christmas starts early with news of three Miracle pop-ups

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    With the usual celebrations at Halloween and Guy Fawkes night looking to be a little more subdues this year, the Christmas season is starting earlier than ever. And let's be honest, we're going to need a lot of cheer this year. 

    First up is 34 who have already brought back their Miracle at 34 makeover in a team-up with Nyetimer. Essentially this means that every single inch of the restaurant is covered in some kind of Christmas

  • A plant-based drive-thru restaurant is coming to Shoreditch

    A plant-based drive-thru restaurant is coming to Shoreditch

    Fancy getting a taste of Shoreditch but aren't quite ready to go on public transport yet? Then the replacement that's taking over the old American Car Wash site might be for you. For six days, it's going to be taken over by Meatless Farm to create the M*** F*** Drive-Thru.

    It is - more or less - exactly as it sounds, but the drive-thru also has a lane for pedestrians, e-scooters and bicycles. And if you

  • Lawrence Gomez brings his PAPA L's Kitchen West African pop-up to Chelsea


    Chef Lawrence Gomez is bringing back his pop-up tasting menu, PAPA L's Kitchen, this time popping up in Chelsea for five weekends. He's taken over The Gojk Restaurant and Lounge, where the aim is to "take modern British food and the classical dining experience and infuse them with high quality, fresh West African flavours". 

  • BAPS micropub pops up in Tottenham

    BAPS micropub pops up in Tottenham

    We love a good acronym and BAPS, which stands for Beer And Phenomenal Sandwiches is right up there with the best. They're taking over the Tottenham Living Room at The Trampery for one night only with a menu of, yes, phenomenal sandwiches.

    They are:

    • PORK: slow-smoked pork shoulder, charred pineapple salsa, sriracha crema and shredded cabbage on brioche 
    • CAULI is a vegan-friendly feast of shawarma-spiced crispy
  • Tou are popping up with Iberian katsu sandos in Soho & there are sando kits too

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    Many of the big communal dining spaces like Market Halls and Arcade Food Theatre are on ice at the moment - but that hasn't stopped TA TA Eatery. While Arcade is closed they've taken themselves down the road to a pop-up in Soho.

    There you'll be able to grab yourself what is often billed as one of the best sandwiches in London - the mighty Iberian Katsu Sando. If you're katsu sando'd out, they'll also have kimchi burgers and fries which you can have with sparkling

  • Club Tropicana sees By Chloe and Club Cultured team up in Clapham for a vegan pop-up

    Club Tropicana sees By Chloe and Club Cultured team up in Clapham for a vegan pop-up

    A new vegan pop-up is on the way for August. it's a team-up between By Chloe (vegan fast food) and Club Cultured who are all about fermentation and tempeh - a traditional Indonesian plant-based protein made from fermented soybeans. 

    They'll be popping up in Clapham (in the space which once held Kerbisher & Malt and The Mayfair Chippy) with a completely plant-based menu of brand

  • Andi Oliver and Fred Sirieix team up for One Love restaurant pop up in Clapton

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    They made a great team when they co-presented from Marrakech in the BBC show Remarkable Places to Eat. Now Fred Siriex and Andy Oliver are joining forces for a one month pop-up in East London.

    One Love will be a combination of Caribbean family cooking and French influences, taking over the Clapton Country Club for a month.

    As Fred explains: "I am very excited because Andi and I are opening a pop up here at the Clapton

  • Corbin & King are going to reopen Bellanger in Islington

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    28/7/20 - Updated with opening date

    Almost a year ago, we reported that Corbin & King's Islington outpost, Bellanger, was to close. At the time we posited that the restaurant's Alsace menu wasn't perhaps right for the area, and now it seems we could have been right.

    The site remained almost in aspic since the closure with no

  • Cuca, the Cuban supperclub, is popping up in Ealing

    Cuca, the Cuban supperclub, is popping up in Ealing 

    Cuban supperclub Cuca is getting ready for a series of supperclubs every Thursday in August. Set up by Luís Gonzalez-Castro, it's named after his grandmother in Miami and the menu is filled with dishes from his childhood and his grandmother's recipes. Those recipes were hidden in the family's belongings when they fled Cuba 60 years ago and have now made it to London. 

    It's a tapas-style menu - with some

  • Mao Chow is coming to Mortimer House for a vegan Chinese pop-up

    Mao Chow is coming to Mortimer House for a vegan Chinese pop-up

    Before the lockdown, Mortimer House was already the host of a number of highly rated pop-ups and supperclubs. Now, as things inch back to normality, they're starting their residencies again, kicking off with Mao Chow.

    Mao Chow had previously found fame at a Dalston pop-up before ...

  • Stevie Parle is opening JOY, a summer pop-up on the former Dock Kitchen site

    Stevie Parle is opening a summer pop-up on the Dock Kitchen site

    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    There was a lot of sadness when Stevie Parle announced the closure of his much-loved Dock Kitchen back in 2017. While efforts to find a new permanent home haven't quite come to fruition yet - we're getting the next best thing, a huge restaurant,


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