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  • Francis Mallmann comes to London Popping up at Mayfair's CUT  

    CUT have had their fair share of impressive pop-ups, and now they've managed to lure over hugely influential chef Francis Mallmann to London. The Argentinean chef (probably Argentina's most famous chef) will be taking over CUT at 45 Park Lane (Wolfgang Puck's restaurant) for three nights only in October.

    On the menu will be:

    • Smashed crusty Andean potato with smoked butter and
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  • A MasterChef finalist caters a trip to the underworld at Pedley St Station

    Who doesn't love a bit of immersive theatre? And this latest - which features dinner from a MasterChef finalist - does sound rather good. it's the second event to take place at Pedley Street "station" - aka an arch in Shoreditch -  where Funicular Productions have set up a special "luxury train carriage" for these kind of events. Last time it was a murder mystery, this time it's being billed as "a

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    Sweet toothed Londoners should make a note in their diary now for a pop-up dessert experience that's hitting London in a few weeks. The Whisk Dessert Bar doesn't mess around with savoury stuff, instead you can enjoy three courses of desserts.

    Pastry Chef Simon Jenkins has worked with everyone from Raymond Blanc to Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing. And his desserts do sound intriguing. There's fresh pineapple soft serve with a chilli confit and spiced crumb in a

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  • The Clumsies, one of the world's top bars, returns for a pop-up at the St Martin's Lane Hotel

    It's not the first time that The Clumsies, now number 6 on the World's Best Bars list, have been to London but if you missed them the first time around - here's another chance. 

    The original is in Athens, set up by Vassilis Kyritsis and Nikos Bakoulis, but at

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  • Japanese ramen bar Nagi Ramen is taking over Bone Daddies

    With another site imminent, Bone Daddies is showing no sign of slowing down. Although one of their restaurants (on St Christopher's Place) is having a big change for one week in September, as it's being taken over by famed Japanese ramen bar Nagi Ramen.

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    London is awash with collaboration menus and cocktail pop-ups, but one coming to Clerkenwell next month sounds particularly noteworthy.

    MARTINI are joining up with Italian restaurant LUCA for a month long aperitivo festival and the food sounds every bit as amazing as the drinks they'll be serving to go with them. They've roped in Michelin-starred Head Chef Matteo Baronetto of Turin’s Del Cambio, one of Italy’s oldest restaurants. Matteo has, in turn, worked with LUCA

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    Earlier this year they hit the news for turning their Newcastle restaurant into a romantic dinner a deux destination. Now McDonald's are transforming their High Street Kensington branch into a reservation-only restaurant.

    The whole thing is to launch the roll-out of the

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  • Guest bartenders with guest bottles pop up at the ICA's Rochelle Canteen

     The next time you find yourself slap-bang in central London and in need of some alcoholic refreshment, get yourself down to the Institute of Contemporary Arts, which is teaming up with some of our favourite bars to dish out “unusual spirits and one-off libations." 

    The ICA’s Rochelle Canteen will be hosting bartenders from Quo Vadis, Ladies & Gentlemen and Untitled Bar on four

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    Nigerian food is about to have a well-deserved moment in the spotlight with the arrival of Chuku's, a sibling-run pop-up in Hackney who’ll be dishing up Nigerian tapas for five weeks, before moving to a more permanent site.

    They’ll be turning out a blend of authentic dishes with a contemporary twist, like Jollof Quinoa, sweet Plantain Waffles and a savoury vegan Moi Moi black-eyed bean tart. There are quite a lot of vegan options actually - we counted

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  • Licoreria Limantour, Latin America’s best bar, pops up at 34 Mayfair

    Top Mexican bar Licoreria Limantour is temporarily popping up in Mayfair this August. It'll be taking over 34 Mayfair's artsy Emin Room, turning it into 34 Mexico for five nights.

    As one of the World‘s 50 Best Bars, and the holder of the not-inconsiderable title of

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  • BASTARDA is the new project from a NUALA sommelier and chef

    Some intriguing news today from Honey Spencer (Sager + Wilde, Noma Mexico and Australia, NUALA) and Anaïs Van Manen (Bones, Import Export CAM - Paris, Trullo, NUALA). The duo has teamed up to create BASTARDA, a new project that they’ll be launching at Hackney Wick’s Giant Steps on 28 July for one weekend only.

    The new concept is a bit of a mishmash - “a totally unique series of intelligent collaborations between

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  • Try vegan freakshakes and milkshakes at Byron Burgers pop-up

    Top news for vegans with a sweet tooth - Byron Burgers are launching a new pop-up milkshake bar that’s 100% vegan, running for 10 days just outside Oxford Circus Tube. They’ll be churning out all manner of extra-thick milkshakes, that are dairy-free and vegan-friendly, including some everyone's favourite calorie bomb, the freakshake, with customisable toppings. And if you’re not sure what a freakshake is,

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    Ahead of the opening of his upcoming restaurant at White City, sushi master Endo Kazutoshi is going to be popping up at the Berkeley in Knightsbridge this summer. Kazutoshi - who used to run all things sushi at the Zuma group, and whose White City restaurant will seat just 15 - is going even more exclusive with his Berkeley popup.

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    If, like us, you consider al fresco dining to be the pinnacle of a London summer, then Cub’s series of Secret Garden Supper clubs are an event you won’t want to miss. Scheduled for dates in July and August, the sustainability-focused restaurant is taking their experience outdoors with a series of Sunday supper club events held in community gardens across London.

    To find out more, we stopped by their first event last Sunday. The ‘secret’ aspect of the supper clubs

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  • Burger and Lobster are popping up at Fulham's little Blue Door for a week of lobster-enhanced dishes

    Fancy a week of lobster goodness in Fulham this month? Then the team-up between Burger and Lobster and The Little Blue Door (the place that's based on "a fictional flatshare between friends") will be just what you need. 

    Burger and Lobster will be popping up there for a week (from 18 July) and you'll be able to feel their influence with many new

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