• 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,

  • Stein's on the Quay is the Padstow pop up restaurant to visit this summer

    steins on the quay pop up restaurant padstow

    Sunny weather got you planning your summer escape from London? Well, there's a new restaurant in Cornwall's foodie capital, Padstow, that you might want to try.

    While a lot of cookery schools fall foul of current social distancing rules, the team at Rick Stein's have cunningly transformed their quayside school into a pop-up restaurant for the summer. Stein's On The Quay, as the name suggests, sits practically in Padstow

  • Gizzi Erskine and Professor Green pop up in real life at Passo for Giz & Green

    Gizzi Erskine and Professor Green pop up in real life at Passo for Giz & Green

    During the lockdown, Gizzi Erskine and Professor Green had been teaming up for "‘Giz & Green’s Monday Night Fakeaway" where they recreated their favourite takeaways from McDonald's to Wagamama. Now they're teaming up in real life, kicking off a pop-up at Passo. 

    It's all based around one of the most popular dishes from the series - their take on the deep dish pizza. Pizzas, made from

  • The Black Cow Vodka bar pops up at the Coal Office in King's Cross

    black cow coal office bar

    If the words "alfresco espresso martini bar" don't immediately pique your interest, then move along to the next news story. Personally, the idea of being able to sip a really good cocktail in the summer sunshine will always be something we're into.

    So we'll have to check out the new Black Cow Espresso Martini Bar that's just opened at Tom Dixon’s Coal Office restaurant in King's Cross. The summer pop-up has been built out of the wooden sidecar to

  • La Pilarica is a Mexican pop-up taking over nights at Loafing Cafe in Hackney

    La Pilarica is a Mexican pop-up taking over nights at Loafing Cafe in Hackney

    With Loafing Cafe now back up and running in Hackney, they're already launching their first post-lockdown pop-up. 

    La Pilarica is a Mexican pop-up created by Federico Perez Diaz and Michael Kutziola, The pair originally met at Frankie’s Bar and Grill in Selfridges back in 2010 - have worked together since, both in restaurants and street food stalls - although this will be their

  • Prawn on the Lawn moves to a Padstow farm for the summer

    prawn on the lawn cornish farm

    In news that has got us googling prices of train tickets to Padstow, Prawn on the Lawn's Cornwall outpost is switching locations for the summer.

    Katie and Rick Toogood, who run the restaurant and fishmongers in Highbury & Islington as well as the place down in Cornwall, are relocating their Padstow restaurant to a nearby Cornish farm for the summer.

    Prawn on the Farm will be their summer residence, taking over space at nearby

  • N5 Kitchen is a weekend pop up at Maison Bleue by Highbury Fields

    n5 kitchen popup at maison bleue in islington

    Spare a thought for London's catering companies. All their work stopped the minute events were cancelled and, unlike restaurants, who knows when large gatherings might be back in our diaries again?

    One such company, who's moved to a different way of doing things is N5 Kitchen. This Islington-based catering company has started popping up at Maison Bleue Cafe near Highbury Fields every weekend.

    The company, which in normal

  • Brook House pub in Fulham is doing a weekend Bus Stop BBQ popup

    bus stop bbq fulham

    While we wait for info on just how pubs and restaurants will reopen, some have been pretty inventive on making money during the lockdown.

    Over in Fulham, we were alerted to the existence of Bus Stop BBQ by a reader. It's the brainchild of head chef Martyn Young and head pastry chef Olivia Hudson at Brook House pub on Eel Brook Common. Running Thursday to Sunday, it serves up a succinct menu of 'cue treats, allowing the pub to enter its

  • New York chef Angie Mar in one-week takeover of New Street Grill

    angie mar at the new street grill

    If you’ve been thinking about going to one of New York’s must-visit restaurants, then sit tight because the chef is coming to you. Provided you can get to London’s New Street Grill near Liverpool Street between 9 and 14 March, you can experience the cooking skills of Angie Mar, Owner and

  • Test Driving Gizzi Erskine's The Nitery - bringing louche fun to St Martin's Lane


    Gizzi Erskine's latest fun project is a three-month popup taking over the old Asia de Cuba site at the St Martin's Lane hotel. Here's what she's serving up.

  • Kelis is literally bringing her milkshakes to The Yard

    Kelis is literally bringing her milkshakes to The Yard

    It may be hard to believe it, but the Kelis album Kaleidoscope, with its uber-hit Milkshake, is 20 years old this year. To celebrate some of us feeling very old indeed, Deliveroo is teaming up with Kelis herself to launch The Yard which - yes - will be serving milkshakes. 

    Kelis herself will be popping up in London, the day after her show at the Roundhouse, mixing some of the milkshakes herself. It's

  • Supper club ANAN kicks off at Allpress with a restaurant incoming

    Supper club ANAN kicks off at Allpress with a restaurant incoming

    Updated 24/2/20 with extended dates

    Lovers of coffee and hummus should sit up: we have news of a supper club that's specifically focused on everyone’s favourite chickpea dip.

    If you’ve ever had the good fortune to visit the Middle East, you’ll appreciate how different their freshly made hummus is compared to versions we purchase in supermarkets, but whether you have or not, ANAN is the supper club

  • Northern Thai restaurant Talad pops up in Chelsea

    Northern Thai restaurant Talad pops up in Chelsea (with a permanent restaurant on the way)

    It's not often we have an interesting restaurant opening to tell you about down in Chelsea, but new Thai spot Talad seems to be a welcome exception. It's what's being dubbed a 'perma pop-up' so the idea is that owner/chef Natalie Tangsakul has six months to prove herself to the good folk of Chelsea (and her landlord). If she succeeds, she'll get the place permanently.

    Certainly it sounds

  • PUFF bakery is popping up with next-level pastry at PASSO

    puff bakery passo pop up old street

    Lovers of desserts and pastries get ready - a white-hot bakery pop up is about to kick off at Old Street. PUFF will be a weekly pop up taking over at PASSO by Old Street roundabout for four Sundays in a row, kicking off next weekend.  

    But what totally elevates this pop-up from any others is the quality of the folk behind it. The dynamic duo are Ravneet Gill - whose CV includes St. JOHN, Lewellyn, Black Axe Mangal


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