• The best food and restaurant pop-ups and events in London right now

    Flat Earth Pizza at The Plough

    Hot Dinners rounds up some of the best food and restaurant pop-ups and events around town at the moment.

  • Coravin launches a by-the-glass pop-up wine bar in Mayfair

    Coravine Wine Bar

    You may have come across Coravin before - they are behind those special machines that can serve glasses of wine while keeping the bottle sealed up so it stays fresh. They've appeared in a number of bars, restaurants and wine bars - but now they're going it alone with a pop-up wine bar in Mayfair. They're taking over La Cave Wine Bar which is tucked away in Lancashire Court.

    At the pop-up, they'll have 300 wines available by

  • Naughty Boy is popping up at Boxpark Croydon with a two week kitchen residency

    naughty boy popup croydon

    Having spent the summer on ITV's Cooking with the Stars, DJ and producer Naughty Boy is heading to Croydon for a two week restaurant residency.

    The Naughty Boy Kitchen popup will hit BOXPARK Croydon serving up a range of dishes and drinks that, we're told, will celebrate "the collision of his British upbringing and Pakistani heritage".

    Dishes will include:

    • Naughty’s Keema Shepherds
  • Uncle Roger is doing deliveries and a London pop-up with Matsudai Ramen

    uncle roger london ramen pop-up

    1/10/21 - updated with the location of the pop-up

    If you're one of Uncle Roger's (aka comedian Nigel Ng) legions of fans, you'll probably have seen his video last night with news of his upcoming ramen tie-in. Fresh from conquering the world of egg fried rice, and as a celebration of hitting the 4m followers mark, Uncle Roger has switched his attentions to ramen.

    In his latest video he teams up

  • Rita's Soho is opening

    Rita's Soho is opening

    Rita's are on the up again. Bodega Rita's closed and then resurfaced in Clerkenwell and now, 10 years after their first pop-up, they're opening a restaurant in Soho.

    They've been open as a terrace restaurant for a few weeks, but now they're ready to open the main event. The menu will be

  • Restaurant Story chef Tom Sellers pops up at The Ned

    tom sellers the ned popup

    A few months ago we told you about The Parlour, the new jazz and cabaret bar at The Ned. Well, things just got a little more exciting with the news that Tom Sellers, chef from the two Michelin-starred Restaurant Story in SE1, will host a residency there for the month of October.

    Tom’s tasting menu comprises

  • Field by Fortnum's is their new sustainable in-store restaurant pop-up

    Field by Fortnums is their new sustainable in-store restaurant pop-up

    Fortnum's is getting ready to launch a new restaurant, its first in the main Piccadilly store in six years (the last was the standalone restaurant (but connected to the main store) 45 Jermyn Street). It'll be a pop-up restaurant with a focus on sustainability called Field by Fortnums. 

    It'll take over the restaurant at the back of the store as a pop-up in the run-up to the

  • Peperami are building a walk-in fridge in London (with an ice bar inside)

    Peperami are building a walk-in fridge in London (with an ice bar inside)

    You can tell that things are trying to get back to normal with the amount of crazy pop-ups we're seeing. We've already had the Eggslut cloud and the Only Fools & Horses pub - now there's a "walk-in fridge" from Peperami. 

    Popping up in Fitzrovia, the idea is

  • MasterChef finalist Santosh Shah is bringing a Nepalese pop-up to Cinnamon Kitchen

    Santosh Shah pop up

    He got to the final of MasterChef The Professionals last year, and now chef Santosh Shah is launching a Nepalese pop-up at his old stomping ground, Cinnamon Kitchen City (he was Head Chef there).

    Running across September and October, it'll be a small event - seating only 15. The food will be a modernised take on the cuisine of Santosh’s birth town Siraha in regional Nepal. The menu is 15 courses (for £75) and

  • Stevie Parle's Joy is back, in Marylebone

    Stevie Parle's Joy is back in Marylebone

    After being moved on from Portobello (only after he'd made a dormant site successful again), Stevie Parle has brought back Joy, this time to Marylebone in a new

  • Look for the hot pink NATASHKINOltd cafe popping up at Harvey Nichols

    NATASHKINOltd harvey nichols

    Normally, you'd have to head to Mayfair to enjoy the signature F*ck Off honey cakes from designer Natasha Zinko from her flagship store. But right now, there's another way to try the delights of her NATASHKINOltd - at its pop-up at Harvey Nichols.

    The hot pink booth isn't hard to spot on the Knightsbridge department store's beauty floor. At it you'll be able to try all the NATASHKINOltd dairy and gluten-free treats,

  • A KFC-themed hotel suite is coming to Shoreditch

    A KFC-themed hotel suite is coming to Shoreditch

    Yesterday we brought you news of a vegan bacon cloud, and today we're bringing you news of a KFC-themed hotel suite in Shoreditch. We are in strange times indeed. 

    The suite is open for 11 nights - you can only stay one night, though - 11 may stretch the sanity of even the most die-hard KFC

  • The Eggslut food truck comes to Shoreditch - with an edible cloud

    Eggslut truck fog

    They're opening a proper restaurant in Shoreditch later this month, but Eggslut aren't hanging around for that. 

    Eggslut started out as a food truck in LA and now they've gone back to their beginning - serving up their eggy sandwiches to take away. They've also teamed up with Bompas and Parr to add a little "pizzazz" to the truck. To that end there's an "edible cloud"  that will be enveloping the truck which will feature

  • Big Mamma's Napoli Gang is popping up in Soho

    napoli gang soho popup

    They may have only recently opened Ave Mario in Covent Garden and before that Circolo Popolare in Fitzrovia - but before now Big Mamma hadn't occupied the space in between, Soho. But now they're planning a month-long pop-ip of Napoli Gang. 

    Napoli Gang is their (until now) delivery-only offshoot. This August it will be popping up in the Soho Fiorucci flagship store on Brewer Street. There you'll be able to pick

  • Beverly Hills hotspot the Polo Lounge is popping up on The Dorchester Rooftop

    Beverly Hills hotspot the Polo Lounge is popping up on The Dorchester Rooftop

    2/7/21 - Updated with details of the menu

    London's reputation as a staycation hotspot has just got an injection of pure West Coast glamour with the news that the Polo Lounge is popping up here this summer. The famous Los Angeles restaurant from The Beverly Hills Hotel will spend the whole of July and August on the rooftop of The Dorchester.



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