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The Best Food & Drink Pop-Ups in London

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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

The Botanist x Carousel

Marylebone hub Carousel’s new foraging-focused guest chef series kicks off with Craig Grozier, founder of the innovative dining concept Fallachan in Glasgow and in-house chef at the Bruichladdich distillery (producers and home of The Botanist Gin). He’ll be showcasing his hyper-seasonal, local and wild approach to cooking, celebrating Scottish ingredients including Arbroath smoked sea trout and Gigha halibut. Alongside this, guests will enjoy cocktails from The Botanist, the artisanal dry gin distilled and hand-crafted on the Hebridean isle of Islay. 6 – 10 October, carousel-london.com

Brunches at Gaucho

Famed steakhouse chain Gaucho has launched a new line-up of themed brunches, ranging from a Studio 54-inspired bonanza to a Halloween special. The series begins with The Wellbeing Brunch, which will feature mini beauty treatments, CBD cocktails and chilled Ibiza-style music. Diners can also try their hand at being a popstar at the Hip-Hop Karaoke Brunch, or whip out their best fancy dress for the Haunted House Halloween Brunch – expect entertainers, live music and lots of spooky paraphernalia.  26 September – 28 November, gauchorestaurants.com

A Schwarzwald Summer at German Gymnasium

German Gymnasium

Nothing screams summer like floral-infused gin – and German Gymnasium is serving up plenty of it. The renowned King’s Cross restaurant has partnered with Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin to create ‘A Schwarzwald Summer’, a brand-new pop-up inspired by summers spent in southwest Germany’s Schwarzwald, better known as the ‘Black Forest’. Expect an array of specially curated gin cocktails, tasty German bar snacks – from Black Forest ham to buttered brezel – and a beautifully transformed (and Instagram-worthy) terrace, now filled with florals. germangymnasium.com

Belvedere Nights at The Nest

The Treehouse Hotel’s rooftop bar The Nest is launching Belvedere Nights, a new series featuring DJ sets and special cocktails. DJs Sasha Brown, Fat Tony and Xav all feature in the line-up, alongside drinks such as The Indian Summer: Belvedere with sandalwood cordial, Peychaud’s bitters and Moet & Chandon Rose. 17 and 24 September and 1 October, check Instagram for more details

Erev x Bubala

Bubala

Summer holiday cancelled? Transport yourself to Tel Aviv – through your tastebuds. Erev, the new dining experience from Borough Market’s Shuk, is collaborating with vegetarian Middle Eastern restaurant Bubala to create an Israeli-inspired menu. Drawing on the street food of Tel Aviv, the evening will feature dishes such as apricot and shawarma glazed lamb chops, and flame grilled spiced aubergine. 24 September, £40pp, shuklondon.com

JOY

JOY

Recently launched at Portobello Dock is JOY: a temporary hub of food and flowers from chef Stevie Parle and designer Tom Dixon. There’s an outdoor restaurant, FLORA, a fresh produce shop selling meats, fish and vegetables, a natural wine bottle shop, a honey store and a bee-friendly garden filled with dahlias. FLORA serves a daily changing menu of seasonal dishes, such as grilled sea bass with romesco sauce, vegan ‘meatballs’, and chicken cooked over wood stuffed with ricotta. joyatportobello.co.uk

Kricket’s 2020 Guest Chef Series

Kricket

World-renowned chefs Vivek Singh, Nuno Mendes and Andrew Wong will be cooking at Will Bowlby’s Indian restaurant Kricket this September as part of the restaurant’s new guest chef series. This follows the success of last year’s events, which saw the team raise over £3,000 for Apne Aap Women’s Collective, the anti-trafficking charity which serves the women and children of Kamathipura, the red light district of Mumbai. Each chef will join Bowlby in the kitchen for one night only to create a three-course sharing menu. Tickets cost £55pp, with all profits going towards AAWC. 15, 22 and 29 September. kricket.co.uk

Skye Gyngell’s Spring in Summer

Skye Gyngell

Hold onto sunny season at Skye Gyngell’s Spring in Summer, a pink shipping container in the courtyard of Somerset House. Available refreshments will include seasonal ice creams, ice lollies, granitas with softly whipped Heckfield Home Farm cream and cold chocolate drinks. After something more substantial? There are toasted sourdough sandwiches and brioche buns too. Open Thursday to Sunday, 12-6pm. somersethouse.org.uk

La Pilarica

Chefs Federico Perez Diaz and Michael Kutziola met while running Marco Pierre White’s Frankie’s Bar and Grill in 2010. The pair have been working in restaurants together ever since, and now they’re launching their first pop-up as a duo, La Pilarica. Launching on 23 July at Loafing Café, Well Street Hackney, the residency’s prime focus is slow cooked sous vide meats, which are cooked for 24 hours in La Pilarica spices to enhance flavour and tenderness. Enjoy in burritos, burgers and salads, alongside a range of Mexican sides. Wednesdays-Sundays, 5-11pm. lapilarica.co.uk

Giz & Green at Passo Shoreditch

Gizzi Erskine

Chef Gizzi Erskine and musician Professor Green have joined forces to launch a pop-up concept at Old Street’s Italian-inspired restaurant Passo. This follows their weekly lockdown Instagram mini-series, in which Professor Green was taught how to make his favourite takeaways by Erskine. Highlights from the menu include the classic Hawaiian, pepperoni and veggie stuffed crust pizzas, all made using white rye sourdough from local bakery heroes Breadstation. passorestaurant.com

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