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The Best Food & Drink Pop-Ups in London


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The Best Food & Drink Pop-Ups in London

Look no further for the best food & drink pop-ups in London this month...

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Read our guide to the best new pop-ups of the moment to make sure you’re up to date with the hottest food and drink spots around. From the most exclusive banquets to the best drinks spot with a view, we’ll see you there…

Gymkhana x Elephant Family

Gymkhana x Elephant Family

To mark the 10-year anniversary of JKS Restaurants, one of its lovely eateries, the Michelin-starred Indian Gymkhana, will host a month-long pop-up menu supporting Elephant Family. In the hopes of raising awareness of the work the charity does to protect Asian elephants and their natural habitat, the restaurant will offer an elegant vegetarian lunch menu for £35, paired with an ‘elephant negroni cocktail’. Guests will be welcomed into the restaurant by bejewelled elephants made by The Elephant Family, and a discretionary £1 will be added to each bill during the month of November, all in support of this worthy cause. Throughout November. Book your table via  +44 (0)207 3011 5900 or [email protected] gymkhanalondon.com

Wellbourne Brasserie

Wellbourne Brasserie

     

Reunited and it feels (and tastes) so good: on November 1st, ex Dabbous Head Chef, Ross Gibbens, and Senior Sous Chef, Michael Kennedy will reunite with their former boss Ollie Dabbous to create a pop-up supper in their White City restaurant, Wellbourne Brasserie. The evening will commence with champagne and vol-au-vents, followed by the six-course tasting menu which will include dishes such as barbecued octopus with chicory, and cornish mackerel tartare and iced eucalyptus. Friendship has never tasted so good. Cost for the dinner £65pp with optional wine flight at £50. For more information visit wellbourne.restaurant

DIRT. at Berber & Q Shawarma Bar

DIRT. at Berber & Q Shawarma Bar

Back for a second year, DIRT. at Berber & Q Shawarma Bar has the first three Sundays of November covered. Creating a new, fun and ‘accessible way to learn about wine’, Berber & Q’s co-founder Mattia Bianchi will collaborate with two leading sommeliers in the hunt for the best bottles from their soil of choice, Salt (Wines of the sea), Magma (Volcanic wines) or Peak (Mountain wines). Learn about obscure and up and coming UK wines and watch the excitement of two guest sommeliers going head to head. The line up boasts some of Europe’s most talented sommeliers including Stefano Colombo of Bar Brutal in Barcelona, Emilie Honey Spencer of Bastarda and many more. Join in with this unique opportunity to learn about and drink obscure wines at prices that won’t break the bank! November 4, tickets £21.08, eventbrite.co.uk

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

Championing African food since 2010, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen is taking over The Institute of Light in London Fields to bring you on a journey of West African flavours this year. The brand new menu will have a particular focus on vegetarian and vegan food and will include the likes of Crunchy Gari Coated Yam Balls, Oto Cakes with Soft Boiled Duck Egg and many more delicious surprises. During her residency, founder of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, Zoe Adjonyoh will be hosting several events, supper clubs and collaborations. zoesghanakitchen.co.uk.

The Best New Restaurants in London

Truffle Hut at Le Pont de la Tour

Le Pont De La Tour

French restaurant Le Pont de la Tour is getting into the festive spirit with a bespoke Truffle Hut, launching on 5 November. Nestled on the restaurant’s terrace next to the River Thames, the hut will be an intimate dining space for two, complete with a four-course menu and a bottle of Moët. Guests will be treated to their own private waiter for the evening as they dine on truffle-themed dishes and sip on champagne. Butlers Wharf Buildings, 36 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE. The experience is priced at £145 for two people. Book tickets here

Ruth Rogers at Chucs Serpentine

For one night only, legendary chef and owner of The River Cafe Ruth Rogers will be taking over Chucs Serpentine, Zara Hadid’s landmark extension to the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Guests will have the opportunity to feast on a delicious four course menu created by Ruth and The River Cafe Team in a beautiful architectural space. 20 November. Tickets cost  £150 per person and include a four course seasonal menu and a welcome drink. Visit chucsrestaurants.com for more information and to book email [email protected]

Fortnum & Mason’s dinner with chef Jackson Boxer and artist Harriet Horton

Sea Creatures Taxidermy

Harriet Horton

On 21 November, Fortnum & Mason are hosting a sensory experience in collaboration with chef Jackson Boxer and ethical taxidermy artist Harriet Horton, with all proceeds going to Sarabande Foundation, legendary designer Lee Alexander McQueen’s charitable trust.  Sarabande offers scholarships and studio space to innovative emerging artists – one of its current residents is Harriet.  She will be shining a light on taxidermy, focusing in particular on sea creatures. Ensuring zero food waste, Jackson Boxer will then use the discarded fish to create a menu of oysters, octopus, seaweed and pearls. Tickets cost £100 per person and can be purchased from fortnumandmason.com/events

Taste of London: Festive Edition

Taste of London

Taste of London is returning to Tobacco Dock this November for a three-day celebration of London’s best food.  Whether you’re an avid foodie or just a bit peckish, Taste of London: Festive Edition is the perfect place to get you in the Christmas mood. Try dishes from some of the capital’s top hotspots and chat to world-famous chefs such as Tom Aikens, Neil Campbell, Max Graham and James French. Food-wise you’ll be spoilt for choice: the restaurant line-up includes, Club Mexicana, Tom’s Kitchen and Barbecoa. The festival’s drink scene is buzzing too: visitors can take part in hands-on cocktail-making masterclasses, relax at the Laurent-Perrier Clubhouse, enjoy wine and cheese pairing at the Regional Australian School and Fine Wine Bar or sample their way through a selection of the UK’s best brewers at Craft Beer Cavern. 15-18 November. Tobacco Dock, Wapping Ln, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London E1W 2SF 

Supper Clubs at Radici

Radici

Chef and model Isaac Carew is joining Calabrian chef Francesco Mazzei at his Islington trattoria Radici for a series of supper clubs this autumn. Guests will be given an exclusive preview of dishes from Isaac’s debut cookbook The Dirty Dishes, which draws on food inspired from his extensive travels. The supper clubs launched on 9 October, and there are two more organised across the next few months in early 2019. Dishes will include ‘Burrata and Beetroot Carpaccio’ and ‘Dirty Lasagne’ from Isaac’s side as well as classics from Francesco such as ‘Chicken Calabrese’ and ‘Marsala Tiramisu’. Dates for early 2019 will be announced in due course. Tickets to the supper clubs are priced at £35 including a drink on arrival and a three-course meal cooked by Isaac and Francesco. Tickets can be purchased from danddlondon.com 

Mark Sargeant Dinner at The Game Bird

Mark Sargeant

On 23 November, chef Mark Sargeant is hosting an exclusive dinner The Stafford London’s restaurant The Game Bird as part of their ongoing chef guest series. Mark, best known for his restaurants in Kent including Rocksalt and The Smokehouse in Folkestone, recently launched Sargeant’s Mess at the iconic Tower of London. His dinner at The Game Bird will include British dishes such as pheasant ravioli in a game and truffle broth, venison wellington and a pear tart tatin with cinnamon ice cream. On arrival, guests will be treated to canapés and a glass of champagne before sitting down to Mark’s five-course feast. 23 November. For more information visit thestaffordlondon.com and to book call 020 7518 1234 or email [email protected] 

Dan Wilson at Crispin

Crispin

Until 10 November, chef Dan Wilson of Petersham Nurseries has taken over the kitchen at all-day cafe and wine bar Crispin in Spitalfields. The menu takes inspiration from Dan’s Australian upbringing, with food designed for sharing. Dishes include tagliatelle in roast drippings and hazelnuts, glazed lamb ribs and salted cod tartare with seaweed and dill. Order ‘one of everything’ for £50 to share between two. Running Tuesday-Saturday evening from 6pm until 10 November. Visit crispinlondon.com 

Bar Takeover at Rotunda, Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square

Rotunda Four Seasons Hotel

Bartenders from around the world will be coming to London’s Rotunda at the Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square this November to host a series of mixology masterclasses. Harry Nikolaou, head bartender of Rotunda, will be welcoming Cedric Mendoze of Singapore’s famed Manhattan Bar, Giacomo Gianniotti of Paradiso in Barcelona and Chi-Ho Ta of Rotterdam’s infamous Dr. Rotterdam. All three will join Harry at the bar for a five-night residency, kicking off with a one-off masterclass to showcase two exclusive concoctions. Selected dates from 20 November – 9 December. Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, London, EC3N 4AJ. Visit four seasons.com

DUM Biryani Bash

DUM Biryani House

If you’re a biryani fan (who isn’t?) head down to DUM Biryani house on 21 November for a night centred around the traditional Indian dish. DUM’s founder Dhruv Mittal will be challenging three chefs to put a unique spin on the classic biryani: Soho neighbour Judy Joo from Jinjuu, Ghanaian food pioneer Zoe Adjonyoh, and Monika Linton, Spanish food specialist and founder of Brindisa. Diners will be greeted with a welcome cocktail and papads, before sitting down with the experts to taste their creations, as well as two of Dhruv’s signature side dishes and a cooling kulfi for dessert. Set menu priced at £50. 21 November, 187B Wardour Street, London, W1F 8ZB. Visit dumlondon.com for more information, bookings can be made at [email protected]

Sexy Fish x Krug Brunch

Sexy Fish

Every year globally-renowed Champagne house Krug picks an ingredient to pair with their champagne, and this year it’s fish – hence their new collaboration with Mayfair hotspot Sexy Fish. Diners can now enjoy bubbly with their brunch in the Sexy Fish x Krug Brunch, a unique pairing menu created by Sexy Fish chef director Bjoern Weissgerber. Dishes include oyster and chilli, steamed bun with smoked salmon and caviar, sweet shrimp tiradito, tamago nigiri & crab meat and tuna tataki with grilled onions, all of which perfectly complement Krug champagne. The menu is priced at £125 per person, including the full menu and half a bottle of Krug per person. To book a table at Sexy Fish, please call 020 3764 2000 or visit sexyfish.com

Sweet Liberty Takeover at Balthazar

Balthazar

Get a taste of Miami Beach at London’s Balthazar this November. For three nights only, bar manager Massimiliano Favaretto will be welcoming Christopher Norton of Miami’s Sweet Liberty bar to Covent Garden brasserie Balthazar to create some unique cocktail concoctions. Highlights from the menu include ‘Calle Ocho’, which features Havana Club rum, espresso, chocolate bitters and cinnamon, and the ‘Pastelitos Old Fashioned’: a whisky-based cocktail made with pink guava and Havana bitters. If you get peckish, a selection of nibbles are available too. 26-28 November. Visit balthazarlondon.com

Ed Smith at Carousel

Carousel

Award-winning cook, food writer and man behind the blog ‘Rocket and Squash’ Ed Smith has created a seasonally focused menu for Carousel, available from 13-17 November. Once a corporate lawyer, Ed re-trained as a chef after deciding food was his destiny. He has since penned two cookbooks: On the Side and the Borough Market Cookbook, which his modern British Carousel menu takes inspiration from. £39.50 per person. Book tickets here carousel-london.com

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