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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

Movie Screening & Cocktails with Rémy Martin

Rémy Martin Sidecar

Join Rémy Martin for a film screening of The Great Escape at the beautiful Ham Yard Hotel, hosted by film critic Anna Smith. You’ll enjoy Sidecar cocktails and canapés before settling down to the film, plus a break for more tipples and popcorn. 21 October, eventbrite.co.uk

NOPI’s Anniversary Menu


Celebrate 10 years of Ottolenghi’s NOPI with a special anniversary from alumni chefs, available until the end of October. Previous NOPI head chefs including Nicole Pisani, Sami Tamimi and Carlos Capparelli have come together with Yotam to create a selection of dishes, each reflecting their unique contributions to the signature NOPI style. Think octopus with saag aloo, duck breast with hazelnut beer butter and quince mess with pomegranate. 14 – 31 October 2021, ottolenghi.co.uk

The Langham’s Guest Chef Toasties

NOPI guest chef toastie series, Andrew Wong

In honour of The Wigmore’s signature cheese and mustard toastie, Michel Roux Jr. is launching a guest chef comfort food series for the autumn and winter months. This will see names like Cyrus Todiwala and Anna Haugh creating special toasties, available to enjoy at The Wigmore – found within The Langham London. First up on 19 October is a crab and black pepper ketchup toastie by Andrew Wong, inspired by one of his favourite Chinese dishes: black pepper crab. Various dates, the-wigmore.co.uk

M Restaurants Sunset Luxury Yacht Dinner

M Restaurants x Thames Limo

Celebrating something special? Set sail on a three-hour charter dinner around London with M Restaurants. The group has partnered with Thames Limo to create a special dining experience aboard a 1920s-inspired yacht, complete with a four-course meal, drinks and canapés. You’ll set off from Imperial Wharf, passing iconic London landmarks before returning up the river to catch the sunset. From £3,500, thameslimo.co.uk

FIELD by Fortnum’s

Fortnum & Mason FIELD

A new eco-friendly pop-up restaurant is launching this October within Fortnum & Mason’s Piccadilly home. Based on the ground floor, it will offer seasonal dishes featuring British grown ingredients, with meat, dairy and vegetables sourced from small-scale regenerative farms. Launching 5 October, fortnumandmason.com

Civilised Sundays at Jikoni


Jikoni’s Ravinder Bhogal is launching a third series of her much-loved Civilised Sundays series, which sees guest speakers come to the restaurant for an evening of conversation and good food. The line-up includes broadcaster Anita Rani on 19 September, followed by food writer Claudia Roden and activist Anoushka Shankar. £65pp, jikonilondon.com

Wild by Tart’s Guest Chef Series

Wild by Tart

Skye McAlpine, Thomasina Miers and Merlin Labron-Johnson are just some of the names taking part in a new guest chef series from Belgravia restaurant Wild by Tart. All chefs involved share the same culinary ethos as founders Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima Jones, focused on seasonality, locality and quality. First up on 26 September: Andrew Clarke and Daniel Watkins of live fire concept Acme Fire Cult, who will showcase some of their bold, innovative dishes, with a menu that promises a theatrical element. Tickets from £60, 26 September – 5 December 2021. wildbytart.com

Burlington Arcade 007 Installation

Burlington Arcade James Bond Installation Launch

Burlington Arcade has a suave new look this autumn thanks to its 007 takeover in celebration of the much-awaited Bond new film No Time to Die. Make like everybody’s favourite British agent, and order your drinks shaken not stirred at the Bollinger 007 Bar. That’s if you get any time to pause between checking out the new OMEGA store (also an official Bond partner – and a newcomer to Burlington Arcade), with its own private members’ bar and exclusive display of behind-the-scenes shots, original props and artefacts. burlingtonarcade.com

Telmont Champagne & Oysters

Telmont Champagne x Oysters at The Churchill Bar

Champagne and oysters – is there a better pairing? Enjoy this luxurious combination at The Churchill Bar in Marylebone, which is offering a bottle of fizz and eight British oysters for £100. Soak up the last of the summer on the outdoor terrace, or embrace the start of cosy season indoors. thechurchillbar.co.uk

Santosh Shah x Cinnamon City Kitchen Pop-Up Series

Santosh Shah x Cinnamon City Kitchen Pop-Up Series

Santosh Shah, former Head Chef at Cinnamon Kitchen City, is hosting a modern Nepalese pop-up series this autumn, inspired by his time on MasterChef: The Professionals 2020. Dishes pay tribute to Santosh’s birth town Siraha in regional Nepal, offering a new take on the traditional cuisine of southern Asia. Each dinner will see 15 guests enjoying a 15-course tasting menu, featuring the likes of timur-spiced pigeon breast, chargrilled octopus and a chocolate, chilli and cinnamon yomari for dessert. £75pp, Wednesday to Saturday evenings from 20 September – 30 October 2021. eventbrite.co.uk

Whiskey Six Wednesdays

NC'NEAN The Culpeper Pop-Up

From 1 September, independent Scottish whisky distillery Nc’nean will be teaming up with eco-conscious London pubs The Culpeper and The Duke of Cambridge to launch a pop-up: Whisky Six Wednesdays. For one hour each Wednesday, Nc’nean’s signature Whisky Six serve will be available free of charge for anyone who can make a pledge for what they’re going to do differently in life via Nc’nean’s website. The aim is to start a chain of positive change, and can be anything from putting down your phone in the evenings and going temporarily vegan to cycling to work and going zero waste for a month. Make sure to grab a glass of Whisky Six before the golden hour ends. mcnean.com

Norma’s Supper Club Series


This September Ben Tish’s restaurant Norma will launch a monthly supper club series, designed to celebrate the best Italian ingredients. Kicking things off on 7 September is a seafood feast featuring a mix of raw and cooked fish – think native oysters and charcoal grilled monkfish with aioli. October’s event, meanwhile, will focus on Sicilian fortified wine, paired with a four-course menu of dishes like grilled beef rib and cannoli with bitter chocolate ganache. Other events on the cards include a celebration of truffle in the winter and an evening inspired by Ben’s latest cookbook next January. 7 September, 5 October, 2 November, 1 December 2021. normalondon.com

Hakkasan’s Twentieth Anniversary Celebrations


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. £110 per person. hakkasan.com

Yayoi Kusama-Inspired Menu at Tate Modern

Yayoi Kusama menu at Tate Modern

Katie Wilson

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

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