We've handed over the baton to Rio, so it's time to sit back and enjoy the Olympics from a restaurant beside the Olympic stadium rather than in it. Here's what London's restaurants and bars are doing for it
The number two restaurant on the World's 50 Best list has come to the UK for a short pop-up at Cafe Royal. We managed to snag a space at a table to see what they had on offer...
Vodka and seafood - who could ask for more? That's what's being promised at The Great Chase - a pop up bar coming to Kensington Place this week. The restaurant has teamed up with Chase Distillery, turning the room that's usually a private dining room into a very British bar serving up all manner of the distillery's cocktails.
In addition to their signature drink, The Great Chase, they'll have The Mar-tea-ni (Chase rhubarb vodka, Chase elderflower liqueur, Earl Grey
As if there wasn't enough of a reason to head to New York, a new collaboration between Virgin Airways and Dandelyan – the critically acclaimed bar at Mondrian makes the whole trip a must-do. Awarded Worlds Best Cocktail Menu at Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards last week and Best Bar Team in London by Time Out, Ryan Chetiyawardana has put together a series of cocktails to be served up at Virgin Atlantic's London Heathrow Clubhouse.
Ryan's series of
After bringing a BBQ supper club to a garden in Clapham, pop-up champion Jimmy Garcia is staying in the area, but heading back to his usual haunt, The Lodge, to create a surf and turf feasting menu. And feast really is the operative word - think five sumptuous courses, sand bucket cocktails, 10-pint beer
On the eternal quest for London’s best gin and tonic? Try Bankside this summer. Boutique distillers Little Bird Gin are joining forces with The Distillery bar at the Hilton Bankside hotel to create The Little Garden, a whimsical al fresco gin pop-up.
You might have tasted a Little Bird Gin cocktail at their regular spot at Maltby Street Market, but for those who haven’t had the pleasure - they create London Dry gin in small batches, using botanicals such
If the thought of finding time to go a winery for tasting session this summer seems like a distant dream - there's another option much closer to town. Tesco are opening a wine bar pop-up that will be showcasing their range of "finest" wines, featuring bottles from all over the globe. It's definitely not what you expect from Soho, that's for sure...
There will be over eighty different wines, while experts and winemakers will
Work in or around Oxford Street? There's a breakfast bar from a British start-up popping up in Selfridges food department for three weeks this summer. The Cuckoo muesli bar will be in store from 18 July. Choose from breakfast options like:
You get to choose the base, and then
We were fans of YBF Chef of the Year Adam Rawson long before he cooked at our Elements party in Spring. So news that he'd teamed up with Rhône Wines to do a London pop-up made us sit up and pay attention.
The Rhône Touch is going to be an exhibition/wine bar/restaurant open for 10 days this summer in King's Cross. And whether you're looking to experience wine from an artistic point of view at the free
Kelis on the pass at her London pop-up with Le Bun
Kelis and Le Bun launched their London pop-up residency last night in Leicester House, a hotel and restaurant in Soho that’s been taken over for the occasion.
As pop-ups go, it’s a well made, if
Forget heading to Spain this summer, it's coming to London instead. Hot on the heels of our story yesterday about Basque restaurant group Sagardi opening in Shoreditch comes news that the the chefs behind the No 2 restaurant on the World's 50 Best listare coming to London.
The Roca brothers, owners of Girona’s legendary El Celler de Can
We try out Bunyadi - a restaurant where everything is natural. Including the naked diners...
Updated 3/6/16 with soft launch details
In perfect time for the Olympics in Rio this summer is a Brazilian popup hitting London Fields. Rio Boteco is described as a Brazilian corner shop pub and it's part of a new cinema/record store/coffee shop and bookshop space next door to Climpson's Arch called the Institute of Light.
Devised by Brazilian event organisers MargoCamilo, what you're looking at for Rio Boteco is a menu of tapas and
While we know there's nothing more irritating than reading about a party you weren't invited to, indulge us if you will while we regale you with details of a bash last night in Mayfair. The do was at Balenciaga where London's foodies brushed up against fashion folk to celebrate the launch of Hélène Darroze's imminent popup in Spain.
The Michelin-starred chef is expanding her empire over the summer with a popup at the Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel in
Fancy being wined and dined for free by Gizzi Erskine? You'd be fools not to. Well that's what's on offer with a popup hitting Shoreditch next week. #DuvetDining is a one day restaurant popping up at The Loft on Kingsland Road. To win one of 24 seats at the lunch, you'll have to enter a competition on TK Maxx's Facebook page between 6pm tonight and midnight on Sunday.
If you're wondering what the duvet alludes to, it's because you'll be dining inside duvet forts made
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