Hot Dinners rounds up some of the best food and restaurant pop-ups and events around town at the moment.
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
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
They've already had successful residencies across town and now Filipino restaurant Sarap is about to open in Brixton Village with its first standalone restaurant. Its residencies have been heaped with praise, with a rave from Jimi Famurewa in the
It seems that a high-profile residency is becoming a key thing to do before you open your own restaurant these days. The residencies at 10 Heddon Street are the best examples and now chef Daisuke Hayashi is getting ready to preview his new Mayfair restaurant Roketsu with a residency at Brown's.
Hayashi came to London after training at the Kikunoi Ryotei restaurant in Kyoto and has been Executive
If the words immersive theatre don't bring you out in hives (we actually LOVE this kind of thing), then get ready to book the Secret Theatre Project which is about to hit London.
The theatre company's latest production, The Invitation, has just played to sell-out crowds in Hong Kong and this one features a dining option as part of the experience.
The Invitation will be a Masquerade Party with a dark secret in a five-star hotel.
Popping up at the newish Notting Hill Fish Shop for the festive season is a Chamapagne & Oyster Bar.
Run by Chris D'Sylva who we last saw at Islington's The Compton Arms and Chantelle Kallmeier (ex-Wolseley), they'll be serving up French and British oysters along with Ruinart Blanc de Blanc and "a tight list of White Burgundy."
On the menu you'll find a succinct choice of six oysters, four cheeses including a very
Typical, you wait all year for a Hello Kitty popup and then two come along at once. In addition to the one over at Westfield London at Japan Centre Ichiba, Tombo Japanese Café and Matcha Bar in Fitzrovia, has just launched a four-month Sanrio pop-up experience featuring Hello Kitty and friends. Both are
Lovers of natural wine should make note of a new one night a week pop-up opening in Camden this month. Bar Aspen will serve up natural and minimal intervention wines from the cosy cellars of Music and Beans on Camden High Street.
The Friday night only popup has brought in Sunny Hodge, founder of Diogenes The Dog wine bar in Elephant & Castle, to curate the wine list. And - if you're a little concerned this might all be barnyard stuff - we're
Now, we know Hot Dinners readers love a bit of Hello Kitty, so the 45th Hello Kitty birthday pop-up at Japan Centre Ichiba is probably going to be something you want to know about.
Kicking off today Ichiba's Westfield London store is serving up a variety of Hello Kitty food and drink including a Hello Kitty Makunouchi Bento Box (with free totebag while stocks last), Matcha sundae and Matcha bun among others. And on Saturday 9 November Hello
Updated 5/11/19 with menu and opening date
Chris Leach and David Carter excellent residency at 10 Heddon Street is over (but they'll be back in another permanent location soon). And that means it's time for
You wait for ages for a Le Bun burger pop-up and then two come along at once! Mere days after announcing their pop-up in the City (with special mash-ups), Le Bun are also going to be popping up in The Smuggler's Tavern in Fitzrovia.
They'll have their usual
Ready or not, we're starting to gear up for Christmas (and once 5 November is passed, be prepared for a deluge of Christmas fare). One very popular event that's back is also one of the kitschiest - the Miracle pop-up bar is coming back to the Henrietta Hotel in Covent Garden.
They're popular across the States, but once again, The Henrietta is hosting the only UK pop-up. So you can expect a LOT
Interesting foodie news for anyone near King's Cross. Wonderful foodie store Vallebona has just opened a pop-up shop down at Coal Drops Yard.
Run by Stefano Vallebona and his wife Naoko, the company - which began life as a stall in Borough Market back in the 90s - has for a while been a major foodie destination down in Wimbledon. It supplies all manner of amazing Italian and Japanese produce, and does a roaring trade with chefs and
For just one month, Hovarda in Soho is bringing Istanbul's best burger to London as Akali Burger take over the lunch menu. In Istanbul, the restaurant started as a fusion diner and a boutique bakery but slowly became known for serving some of the city's finest burgers.
Every burger comes in an 80g, 160g or 240g sizes (alas it doesn't look like the 800g size is making it over), and is topped with
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