The list of London restaurants with views is set to expand briefly over the summer as the 40th floor of the Gherkin opens up for a Moroccan-themed popup. The space, which has 360 degree views over London, is usually only open to members, so it's an opportunity to get a new perspective on the City if you haven't had a chance to wangle an invite before now.
At the level 39 restaurant there'll be a five course tasting experience, the ‘Art of Spice’ (from
Now this is something new for town - just opened in Westbourne Park is London's first broth bar - called Bone Tea. What is a broth bar, you ask? Essentially it's slightly poshed up stock, something which has apparently been a hit in the states (see Brodo for an example). It's also been seen as something of a healthy drink too in "wellness circles" (although
A new weekend pop-up is heading to Shoreditch, setting up shop for weekends only at Crisis Cafe on Commercial Street.
It's going for a communal dining experience. So there will be shareable starter plates and what they call "dig-in main dishes" of all types of pig.
And yes, it will be very piggy (with ciders, craft beers and wines to wash it all down). On the menu will be:
We're not sure that Hot Dinners has been this excited about any news story we've written so far. Because today we bring you the joyous news that for two weeks this summer the BT Tower's revolving restaurant is reopening.
For anyone who isn't as ancient as us and never had the pleasure of dining there before it closed for security reasons in 1980, the great joy of this restaurant was gazing up towards Wembley during your starter, over to Tower Bridge
We can't begin to tell you how much money we'd need to spend our evening with complete strangers in a hot tub sipping cocktails in our swimming cossies. But, on the offchance that some Hot Dinners readers will think "Hey that sounds right up my street", here's what you need to know about Supper Tub.
As the name suggests, it's a hot tub popup taking place in Hackney. Either book a tub for you and 7 mates or take pot luck with a pair of tickets. Then
There's much anticipation about the arrival of another BBQ joint, Red's, which is coming to Shoreditch in July. But if you can't wait until then to try one of their mammoth creations, then get along to the advance pop-up/residency that's kicking off this week at The Olde Blue Last (also on Great
To add to its burgeoning cafe scene, Holloway Road is about to get a hot new pop-up with some very interesting folk involved. Croft Kitchen describes itself as as a "seasonal British pop-up restaurant and bar". They're taking over Vagabond Coffee in the evenings from Thursday to Sunday from this month.
In the kitchen is Phil Walther, who has previously worked at Mugaritz (No 6 on the World's 50 Best Restaurants List for 2015) as well as Ryugin (29 on the
If your eating out budget doesn't extend to travelling the world to work your way through the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, then take heart because the chef from the restaurant currently at No 3 is bringing his work to London for three days.
Massimo Bottura is going to be bringing his three Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana from the Italian medieval city of Modena to
If you like your fish and chips high-end, then make a date for Krug & Chips, a gourmet chipper popping up in Covent Garden this summer. The champagne house has teamed up with Michelin starred chef Tom Sellers or restaurant Story.
Sellers has come up with his own particular take - Fish in Chips. Diners will be able to choose from three dishes; a potato ravioli with fish in tartar sauce, Monkfish cheek curry with matchstick fries and Lobster claw wrapped in potato
The resurgence in wine bars continues with a new Old Street pop-up that's being launched to coincide with London Wine Week next month - popping up at Attendant coffee shop in Shoreditch
It's been set up by Mumtaz Lalani and David Payne who are looking to manage an ever-changing wine list of wines by the glass starting at a fiver - but thee will also be smaller tasting glasses if you want to experiment a little. The wines themselves will focus on
Next week's Art15 which hits London is shaping up to be feast for the stomach as well as the eyes. The Global Art Fair is now in its third year and will be exhibiting work from 150 galleries from 40 different countries from across the world. But what we're really interested in is Food 4 Art, the pop-up restaurant there.
When you know that the four days of the fair's restaurant have been curated by the Evening Standard’s Fay Maschler you'll know it's worth paying
After a stint in Shoreditch, the Porridge Cafe has returned, this time for a month-long pop-up in Victoria.
Expect a similar set up to the first pop-up and they're promising summer breakfast porridge, two summer savoury porridges and two new summer grain salads as well as weekly changing specials. So that includes:
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They've had huge success in the new Spitalfields space (just AMAZING burgers every time we've been) and now Bleecker St Burger are returning to the Southbank Centre too, where the van had a popular stint last Summer. This time they're taking up a semi-permanent space in one the South Bank's shipping containers (similar to the not-final-version pic below).
They're setting up shop just
Mayfair restaurant 34 is undergoing a week-long change in May as they invite Ben Orpwood, a British chef now based in Sydney, to take over the kitchen for their Gone Fishing pop-up for six days.
He'll be revamping the menu with his own dishes which include:
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Yes it is indeed Spring, don't let that cold weather fool you. And with Spring comes the cherry blossom and one of our favourite London pop-ups, Sakura at Sake No Hana. Simply put, the bar is completely redesigned to become an indoor cherry blossom garden. You can see more about last year's pop-up here which is all part of the Japanese
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