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    28/7/20 - Updated with opening date

    Almost a year ago, we reported that Corbin & King's Islington outpost, Bellanger, was to close. At the time we posited that the restaurant's Alsace menu wasn't perhaps right for the area, and now it seems we could have been right.

    The site remained almost in aspic since the closure with no

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  • Cuca, the Cuban supperclub, is popping up in Ealing 

    Cuban supperclub Cuca is getting ready for a series of supperclubs every Thursday in August. Set up by Luís Gonzalez-Castro, it's named after his grandmother in Miami and the menu is filled with dishes from his childhood and his grandmother's recipes. Those recipes were hidden in the family's belongings when they fled Cuba 60 years ago and have now made it to London. 

    It's a tapas-style menu - with some

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  • 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 ...

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    We've done the legwork for you with everything you need for a great summer from the new alfresco spots for eating and drinking, great takeaway picnics and ice-cream specials to look out for on sweltering days.

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  • Stevie Parle is opening a summer pop-up on the Dock Kitchen site

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    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,

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  • Flat Earth Pizza at The PloughHot Dinners rounds up some of the best food and restaurant pop-ups and events around town at the moment.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • tendril pop up sun and 13 cantons

    Soho's Sun and 13 Cantons continues its series of very interesting pop-ups (they hosted Darjeeling Express before Asma Khan opened their first restaurant) with its latest announcement - Tendril. It comes from Rishim Sachdeva, previously at Chiltern Firehouse, Almeida and The Dairy and who is now going it alone with Tendril, serving up a plant-based menu, based on British cuisine with a vegetarian/vegan twist.

    The Tendril team have

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