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The Best Food & Drink Pop-Ups in London

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Looking for fun foodie events across the capital? From the most exclusive banquets to cool new supper clubs, these are the best food and drink pop-ups in London.

Food & Drink Pop-Ups in London

Rathfinny Estate Pop-up at The Soho Hotel

Rathfinny pop-up Soho Hotel

Sip Rathfinny wines on The Soho Hotel’s Refuel Terrace, an idyllic spot surrounded by leafy olive trees. The Sussex estate is running a residency there this summer, showcasing its Classic Cuvée, Blanc de Noirs and Rosé wines alongside an aperitivo-style British cocktail list. Alongside this guests can enjoy a selection of small plates of fresh seasonal produce such as grilled lamb fillets and heirloom tomatoes with whipped goats curd. Until 26 August. firmdalehotels.com

Wildfarmed + Friends

Wildfarmed

Climate-positive flour brand Wildfarmed is taking over urban soil regeneration venture Silas Yard in Bethnal Green for a week-long residency to highlight how food really can fix the planet. Chefs like MOB Kitchen’s Thomas Straker and Tredwell’s founder Chantelle Nicholson will be serving up Wildfarmed creations – think taglioni with artichokes and kimchi toasties – alongside drinks from eco-vodka company Sapling Spirits. 26 – 30 July. wildfarmed.co.uk

Mortimer House’s Guest Chef Series

Mortimer House's Guest Chef Series

Following the success of previous years, Fitzrovia favourite Mortimer House has announced that another round of guest chefs will be taking over the menu this summer. The series will kick off this July with British-Malaysian chef Abby Lee, whose use of tangy, spicy, herby, and aromatic flavours will draw you in before you even step foot in the door. Lee brings a supper-club style menu to Mortimer House, with dishes including braised pork belly and Malaysian fried chicken. Can’t make it this month? Check back in next month to see Whyte Rushen take up the stove with signature street food dishes. 22 & 24 July, with later dates scheduled for August. Prices range from £5 to £16. sevenrooms.com

Hakkasan’s Twentieth Anniversary Celebrations

Hakkasan

Hakkasan, the much-loved and Michelin-starred restaurant boasting a plethora of delicious Chinese dishes, is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, the restaurant is launching a limited edition set menu comprising of its most popular dishes since 2001. Featuring Hakkasan’s Dim Sum Trio, Supreme Stock Braised Lobster, and the classic Hakkatini cocktail, the new menu promises the decadent luxury we’ve all been craving over the past year. Available from 21 July, £110 per person. hakkasan.com

The Full Moon Dinner at The Mandrake

The Mandrake

The Mandrake will be celebrating the full moon on 23 July. Taking place on the venue’s terrace, guests can expect to be wined and dined with a feast of South American dishes and paired wines as they immerse themselves in a celebration of the natural world. The Mandrake’s artist in residence, Emma Weaver, will also be creating a bespoke floral art installation to be unveiled on the night alongside a Luna soundscape performance by Sabio Janek. Spaces are limited, so you’ll need to book quickly! 23 July, £75 per person for dinner or £120 for dinner and paired wines. eventbrite.co.uk

The Garden Pavilion at Chiswick House and Gardens

The Garden Pavilion at Chiswick House and Gardens

Dine in a floral-adorned marquee amid the grounds of the Grade-I listed Chiswick House and Gardens, where a pop-up restaurant has launched for the summer. Championing a farm-to-fork ethos, the menu features modern re-interpretations of classics, with produce coming straight from Chiswick House’s on-site kitchen garden. A typical menu could include passionfruit cured organic salmon, Cornish seabass with risotto primavera and an ‘Edible Flowerpot’ dessert made with carrot cake, cream cheese frosting and coffee crumble, washed down with a glass of English sparkling wine. 29 May – 30 September 2021, gardenpavilion.co.uk

Champagne & Soufflé

Champagne and Souffle menu, Raymond Blanc

We might not be able to celebrate Wimbledon in the typical way this year, but who says we can’t enjoy its traditions? Head to one of Raymond Blanc’s restaurants or pubs to enjoy a glass of champagne alongside a Centre Court-inspired strawberry soufflé, served with macerated strawberries, vanilla ice cream and a strawberry coulis. Available from 28 June Monday – Saturday, £15. whitebrasserie.com

The Secret Garden at South Place Hotel

South Place Hotel

South Place Hotel is famous for its pretty floral installations, and its new Secret Garden pop-up lives up to expectation. The bar has partnered with Chambord to create a new cocktail menu, with a hanging display full of pink and purple flowers. This summer, work from artist Sarah Pope will also be on display. southplacehotel.com

Yayoi Kusama-Inspired Menu at Tate Modern

Yayoi Kusama menu at Tate Modern

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Round off your trip to see the mesmerising new Yayoi Kusama exhibition with a Japanese lunch at Tate Modern’s Level 6 Restaurant. Dishes include mackerel tataki, Yakitori venison and a special afternoon tea menu, all to be washed down with a ‘Shimmer’ tea or tea-cocktail, infused with sparkling edible glitter. 17 May 2021 – 12 June 2022. tate.org.uk

A Moment of Hope & Optimism with La Grande Dame x Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Veuve Clicquot has teamed up with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama to launch a multi-sensory retail experience at Selfridges Corner Shop. Guests will have the chance to see incredible art while enjoying Veuve Clicquot’s new vintage La Grande Dame 2012 prestige cuvée. Kusama’s tribute to La Grande Dame – a limited-edition case and bottle – will also be on show, featuring her signature polka dot pattern rearranged as champagne bubbles, with an additional flower motif reminiscent of her ‘My Heart That Blooms in the Darkness of The Night’ series. selfridges.com

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