What’s on? We round-up the best restaurant events, residencies and pop-ups

This autumn all kinds of foodie-related events are happening around the country. From the swankiest supper clubs to the cheapest street food, we bring you the pop-up lowdown…

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Piper Heidsieck Rare Champagne @ 28-50 

Throughout December

To celebrate this wonderful season of goodwill, 28°-50° are proud to list ‘Piper Heidsieck Rare Champagne 2002’ at £15 a glass or £89 for the bottle (RRP £170 per bottle). A limited release, the 2002 is reputed to be their finest vintage since 1996 and according to Master Sommelier Clement Robert, the group’s head sommelier, it is an elegant, exquisite champagne. Available across all three 28-50 sites (Maddox Street, Marylebone Lane and Fetter Lane).


fodder @ Curio Cabal

Throughout December

For fodder’s residency at Curio Cabal there’s a brand new tasting menu as well as à la carte options, and, for the first time ever, brunch. Enjoy the bar in the twinkly grotto out front (heated, covered, and extremely cosy) and try ‘foraged’ cocktails like the smoked chestnut white Russian. There’s also Borough Wines fizz on-tap, craft beers from Oddly and a warming mulled cider from the Fine Cider Company.


Gourmet Picture Company @ Bath & Marlow
December & January

This December enjoy an eclectic programme of classic and Christmas movies combined with specially created menus from three of the country’s best-loved chefs: Tom Kerridge, Rick Stein and Atul Kochhar. Marlow and Bath will host the latest instalments of the pop-up film screenings, following a sell-out programme of foodie film nights held at Cliveden House in Berkshire and Chewton Glen hotel in Hampshire in June and July.

Recline on the Gourmet Picture Company’s red sofas while you are served drinks and dishes at individual tables, followed by ice-creams created by Tom’s team at The Hand and Flowers. 

8 December-2 January
Screenings will take place at Riley Park, located in Marlow town centre. Tom Kerridge, of The Hand and Flowers and The Coach, will be designing the dishes, treating cinema-goers to a taste of his hearty, pub-inspired classics.

18 December-5 January
Marlow’s historic Bisham Abbey, once home to Henry VIII, will also open its doors to house the ultimate festive private cinema experiences in its decadent Great Hall and the Warwick Room. For the first half of the Bisham Abbey screenings (18-24 Dec) the audience will enjoy a menu of Indian delights designed by Atul Kochhar, of Sindhu in Marlow and Hawkyns in Amersham. Rick Stein will design dishes for the second part of the Bisham Abbey pop-up (30 Dec-5 Jan).

Marlow venues will host a series of more intimate screenings including All Saint’s Church, Gatsby Menswear and motor garage Platts as well as Tom Kerridge’s town centre pubs The Coach and The Butcher’s Tap.

14-24 December
The menu served with be designed by Rick Stein.

27 December-7 January
Dishes from Tom Kerridge will accompany the screenings. All the action will take place from a single, pop-up movie theatre marquee in Bath’s Royal Victoria Park.


The Ethicurean @ The Gardening Society

From 21 October-23 December

Bristol restaurant The Ethicurean – popular among Harden’s reporters for its “stunning fresh food” will launch at The Gardening Society on the roof of John Lewis Oxford Street. Londoners will be able to try this “very different” ethical establishment in the capital for the very first time, serving the seasonal modern British food for which it is famed. Dishes to look forward to will include:

  • The Ethicurean Christmas venison pie – with port sout, mash, and cider & juniper sauce
  • The Ethicurean Welsh Rabbit (rarebit) – served with a choice of star anise confit duck, hot smoked arctic char, sauerkraut & caraway seeds, or Chinese leaf kimchi
  • Tandoor spiced cauliflower – with soft hen’s egg, smoked paprika, almond & parsley
  • London Sticky Toffee Apple Cake – scrumped apple cake with Thames imported spices & cinnamon cream

Marina O’Loughlin once stated: “Their squidgy toffee apple cake served with cinnamon cream is one of the finest desserts I’ve ever rammed into my face“. The rooftop itself has also been transformed for the winter season, with the iconic bookable private lodges back once again; perfect for escaping the crowds of busy Oxford Street below.


Sunday Feasting @ temper Soho

Every Sunday

At temper Soho guests can order roasts individually or for the whole table. Choose between Lincolnshire beef picanha (£18) or Smoked shoulder of Welsh lamb (£17) or order a sharing plate of juicy bone-out beef ribeye, sirloin or eye fillet, which is £7 per person. All roasts are served with seasonal veg which includes the famous Beef fat potatoes with Ogleshield, Yorkshire pudding and bottomless smoked gravy.


The Orange Buffalo @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen N1

From 26 October

After herding together a dedicated following for their chicken wings in London’s food truck scene, The Orange Buffalo, has decided to set up shop in East London’s Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. Bringing their signature New York style Buffalo chicken wings coated with their homemade sauce, this will be their first bricks and mortar site in London – albeit a permanent residency.

Founders Mike So and Nick White will serve up their wings with their range of six sauces in varying degrees of spicy; from their Original tangy sauce made with Dutch chillies, to Woof Woof made with Scotch Bonnets, Dutch chillies and a hint of Naga; as well as the notorious ‘Snake-In a basket’ – a sort of Russian Roulette of Original or Woof Woof wings including one loaded with a Viper – their spiciest sauce made with Scotch Bonnets, Naga and chilli extract that is often served with an ‘anti-venom’ (Mini Milk ice cream) to cool you down after.

The Orange Buffalo also have a permanent food truck in The Old Truman Brewery, Ely’s Yard, just off Brick Lane, and run the kitchen in The Joker, a pub in Brighton.


Elaine Chalmers residency @ Brewery Below, Borough Wines & Beers N1

From 2 November

2-courses £25, 3-courses £35

Elaine Chalmers, whose highly-acclaimed restaurant A Little Of What You Fancy brought fine dining to Dalston many years ago, has collaborated with her long-term associate chef Peter Le Faucheur on ‘Elaine and Pete’s Dining Room’, a new restaurant residency at Borough Wines & Beers Essex Road.

The new pop-up restaurant in Borough Wines’ Brewery Below event space will be open for dinner from November 2 and every subsequent Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and for Sunday lunch. Service starts at 7 pm, with last orders at 10.30 pm. Sunday lunch starts at 12.30 pm. In addition, from Thursday November 23 and on subsequent Thursdays and Fridays, lunch will be available from 12.30 pm.

The menu will change on a regular basis and feature carefully sourced seasonal produce. Dishes will include: Jerusalem artichoke croquettes with hazelnut rouille, Skate wing, brown crab butter and roasted potatoes and Fig, tahini, meringue.

There will also be a Christmas menu priced at £40 pp and the space is available for private bookings. Muriel Chatel, founder of Borough Wines, has created a perfectly paired drinks menu of wines, beers and spirits, which will be available to buy each evening. Bookings can be made online (with a £5 deposit taken at the time of booking) here. Private event bookings and enquiries can be made by emailing below@boroughwines.co.uk.


Thursday FEASTS @ Craft London SE10

£45 pp

Stevie Parle and Craft London head chef Ana Garcia Cortes continue their successful Thursday FEASTS monthly dinners. For reservations, please call 020 8465 5910 or book online here. If a Thursday FEASTS night falls on a night when there’s a gig at the O2, the usual a la carte menu will also be available.


EC1 from 4 August, SE1 from 8 August
Bento boxes: from £8

Angelo Sato, ex-head chef of Tom Sellers’s “mind-blowing” Restaurant Story in Bermondsey, has launched two new ‘Bento Box Pop-Up’ sites. The first site, based in Old Street Underground Station seats up to 20 people, while the second site at 27 Bermondsey Street seats up to 15 people.

Both sites will serve classic bento boxes (from £8), as well as a small range of traditional ‘donabe onigiri’ – stock- cooked rice balls, wrapped in bamboo leaves (from £2). The bento box menu includes: Humble Chicken (Dashi chicken and shiitake rice, chicken and quail korokke with a selection of pickles), Fantasy Salmon (Loch Durat salmon nigiri, shiso, curd daikon, salmon and avocado roll and inari sushi with salmon maki), and Gifts From The Garden (Dashi pea and shiitake rice, edamame and sugar snap pea salad, pea korokke and garden pickles).

The Old Street site is open Monday-Friday, 7 am-7 pm; and Saturday 11 am-5 pm, while the Bermondsey site is open Monday-Friday 11 am-4 pm.


The Ransome Dock Farmers’ Markets @ Nutbourne SW11

From 10 June, 10 am-2 pm

This summer the brothers behind, The Shed, Rabbit and Nutbourne will join forces with London Farmers’ Markets to bring the spoils of the countryside to Londoners without them having to leave Battersea. A natural evolution of the Gladwin Brothers’ farm-to-plate ethos and commitment to sustainability, The Ransome’s Dock Farmers Market supports independent farmers and producers from across the country.

Located in the sunny courtyard of Nutbourne, the Gladwin brothers’ latest venture, the market will host 25 food stalls each week, offering a wide variety of ingredients from farmers, growers and a wide range of food producers. The Gladwins will host their own pop-up stall at the market, selling a different seasonal dish each week and their own award-winning wines, including their Sussex Reserve 2015, from their family vineyard, Nutbourne in West Sussex.

London Farmers’ Markets have been operating for almost 20 years and currently host 22 weekly markets across the capital, cutting out the middleman and protecting the producer, without which they estimate that at least 50 per cent of their farmers would not be in business.

The launch on 10 June will be a day to remember with some animals from the Gladwins’ family farm popping in and a children’s petting zoo. Every Saturday, visitors to the Ransome’s Dock Farmers’ Market will be given a different recipe card, which will list the ingredients needed to create one of the Gladwins’ favourite dishes at home from the produce available at the market that day.


Smoke & Salt @ Pop Brixton

From 16 June

As one door closes, another one opens… After two hugely successful years at Pop Brixton, Kricket are now moving on to pastures new, but an exciting new trader is already in place to fill their shoes, with pop-up specialists Smoke & Salt set to put down roots in June. Operated by two former chefs from Notting Hill’s The Shed, Smoke & Salt will combine fine and casual dining, with their modern-seasonal cuisine using international flavours, brining, curing, fermenting and smoking. There will be a soft launch from 13-15 June where diners can sample the full dinner tasting menu for just £20, with 25% off drinks. Book the soft launch here.


Sub Cult @ Container 5, 2 Finsbury Ave EC2

From 5 July

This Anglo-American sub slinger will take up a semi-permanent home in Shoreditch, with an 18 month residency at Finsbury Avenue’s old shipping containers. If you didn’t catch Sub Cult at many of London’s food markets (Berwick Street, Maltby Street, Brockley Market) then now is your chance. On the menu: The Rodeo (rare roast beef, truffle mayo, Grana Padano, shallot jam, pickled serrano chilli); Dub Sub (slow cooked pork shoulder, pickled pink onion, jerk BBQ, crackling, fresh coriander) and more. The shipping container seats just 15, but there are outside seats and take-away subs are available too.


Regular pop-ups and residencies

primrose hillPrimrose Hill Market @ St Paul’s School

Saturdays, 10 am-3 pm

Every Saturday, this market offers a diverse range of produce from some of London’s most established food and drink companies, farmers and people who are passionate about their products. Get your burlap out and head here to do your weekly shop and enjoy exceptional products that can’t be found in supermarkets.


F.A.T.Pork & Fennel Meatball Sandwich - Take OutDruid Street Market

Designed to complement both Borough and Maltby markets, Druid Street Market launched by Miranda York, opened in July. The line-up includes: FAT by Freddie – pickles, kimchi and hot sauce, plus toasties; Blackhand charcuterieDecatur London (oysters, po boys, gumbo); LardoRaw Duck and much more. 


20081-528x395Underground Supper Club

£60 pp

Enjoy a multi-course tasting menu experience on an iconic London Underground Carriage. Hosted for an intimate group of up to 20 diners via trip4real, dinner is served inside decommissioned 1967 Victoria Line car in Walthamstow. On the menu: Kohlrabi velouté; Shropshire Blue baked figs, celery & Amaranth salad; Prosecco sorbet; slow-roasted pulled pork fillet or courgette, aubergine and mint Tian). There’s even an on-site bar serving bespoke cocktails and wine.


UNATrip4RealOne Table Experience @ The Clocktower

£100 pp

Join Argentinian culinary master, Martin Milesi, for an evening to remember – dining in St Pancras’ Clock Tower at his one table dining experience through trip4real. Guests will gather together around one table to share a Latin American foodie experience with seven courses, a cocktail on arrival and Argentinian wines.



Brunch events

Bottomless brunch @ The Vincent

£17 pp

Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

The team at The Vincent are putting their mark on Hackney’s brunch scene with the launch of bottomless gin cocktails. Set to the sound of their vintage record player, brunch at the Vincent will combine expertly mixed cocktails with updated brunch classics.

Priced at just £17 and available exclusively at weekends, guests will be able to enjoy 90 minutes of free flowing Processco or Hugos, The Vincent’s signature cocktail of gin, processco, elderflower and mint alongside dishes such as: 12hr Dingly Dell Pork Hash with poached eggs, fried potatoes, peppers and chorizo as well as House Made Waffles with buttermilk fried chicken with bacon and maple syrup. Elsewhere on the menu will be Vegeree with spiced sweet potato, halloumi, candied and golden beetroot fritter, lightly curried rice, soft boiled egg, fresh herbs and a mango pickle.


Bottomless brunch @ The Avalon and The Latchmere

Every Saturday, 11 am-5 pm

£20 pp

From Saturday 1 July, The Avalon in Clapham and The Latchmere in Battersea will serve a boozy, bottomless brunch. Order one main dish and for an additional £20 you can enjoy free flowing prosecco or Bloody Mary for two hours. Follow. Healthy dishes and hangover cures can both be found on the menu. Straight brunching without going bottomless is also actively encouraged. For full menu details click here.


Bottomless brunch @ Lucky Voice N1

Saturday 15 July-Sat 25 Nov, noon-3 pm

£35 pp

Every Saturday Lucky Voice Islington will host a boozy brunch which includes two hours of bottomless cocktails, bagels, board games, DJs and a glitter artist, followed by one hour private karaoke.


wringer and mangleBottomless brunch @ Wringer & Mangle E8

Every Saturday & Sunday from noon

£15 pp

This summer London Fields’ drinking and dining venue, Wringer + Mangle, will launch their brand new bottomless weekend brunch. On the menu: spicy sweet potato and sweetcorn hash with poached eggs and the W+M full English with maple syrup cured bacon, cumberland sausage, eggs any way, tomatoes, black pudding and homemade baked beans. While tucking into breakfast, diners can enjoy unlimited prosecco. Located directly opposite London Fields Brewery, Wringer + Mangle features a 250-cover bar and restaurant with an attractive courtyard kept warm by a fire pit.


corrigan'sBottomless Bloody Mary Sunday lunch @ Corrigan’s Mayfair

From 26 June

£29 pp

Corrigan’s three course Sunday lunch now includes bottomless Bloody Mary’s for just £29 per person. Available from Sunday 26 June 2016. The menu includes faves like roast beef with Yorkshire puds and horseradish, as well as suckling pig with braised leeks and puy lentils, and Corrigan’s chicken & morel mushroom pie.


RG-18d6-5121Bottomless Bloody Marys/prosecco brunch @ Darwin Brasserie, Sky Garden

Unlimited Bloody Mary £9.50 pp

Unlimited prosecco £15.50 pp

Enjoy brunch with a view, as well as bottomless Bloody Mary or prosecco, when you dine at Sky Garden’s Darwin Brasserie. The brunch menu includes a full English breakfast, as well as eggs royale, Benedict or Florentine, and the always popular avocado on toast.


Bottomless brunch @ Urban Coterie

Every weekend, 10 am-4 pm

£32 pp

Anthony Demetre and Searcys’s Shoreditch restaurant at M by Montcalm Hotel launches a new weekend bottomless brunch menu on Saturday 12 March. It features a choice of any three brunch dishes and unlimited Mimosas for two hours for £32 per person. Choose from: Scrambled Duck Eggs with Smoked Salmon; Waffles, Bacon and Poached Egg; and French Toast with Mascarpone and Blueberries.


Breakfast and brunch @ Chutney Mary

From 7 September

£17-30 pp

After 25 years of outstanding Indian cuisine on the King’s Road in Chelsea, Chutney Mary moved to a new, glamorously refurbished venue in St James’s (the former site of Wheeler’s). Now they have launched a breakfast (weekdays 7.30-10 am) and brunch (Saturdays 12.30-2.45 pm) menu available in the Pukka Bar. Indian inspired dishes like Masala omelette, dosa with chutneys and Akoori no toast will be available, with a breakfast set menu for £17. Brunch is £22 for two courses and £30 for three and includes: Tandoori lobster, chargrilled Jaipur lamb and kid gosht biryani.


Bottomless brunch @ PizzaBuzz

From 1 September

£25 pp

Enjoy a bubble-filled brunch at the City’s newest pizza place. Available every weekend from 11 am-3 pm, £25 buys you a two hour slot with bottomless prosecco and delicious sodo pies. Gluten free pizzas are also available.


Picture_150506102550Mexican brunch @ El Patron

£25 pp

Every Saturday this recently launched, Latino-inspired bar and restaurant will host brunch parties from 1-5pm, featuring bottomless José Cuervo frozen margaritas and a build-your-own breakfast burrito menu. There will also be a live band, a party piñata, sombreros, stick-on moustaches and colourful ponchos, to set the scene.


Brunch @ Bobo Social

Every Saturday

£35 pp

Charlotte Street’s high-end burger and small plates dining concept, Bobo Social have launched a Saturday brunch Experimental Burger Society. Guests will be invited to join their head chef in the EBS laboratory for an experimental burger creation brunch featuring a starter of exotic meats tasting and a Bloody Mary or glass of Prosecco on arrival. Diners will then get involved and learn some gastronomy by creating their very own unusual burgers with a range of interesting and tasty meats, such as kangaroo, zebra, alligator, venison, ostrich and Bobo’s classic rare-breed beef.


PianoBrunch @ Bistrotheque E2

Head to this elegant yet hip Cambridge Heath warehouse conversion for some light exercise and stay for brunch. Join friend of Bistrotheque and all-round Mr Fit, Chris Miller, for a one-off Stevie Nicks Yoga, held downstairs in the private dining room. Tickets are £15 and available via this link. Stay on for brunch in the restaurant. produce your Stevie Nicks Yoga ticket and get £10 off your bill. Now that’s karma. There are no showers or changing rooms on site and guests are asked to bring their own mats.


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