Three-year-old pop-up The Oystermen is to open its first permanent venue in Covent Garden this summer. The Oystermen seafood bar and kitchen will be in foodie hot-spot Henrietta Street, where Ollie Dabbous has just opened his new restaurant in The Henrietta hotel and Gregory Marchand opened Frenchie last year. Unusually, The Oystermen is a business that […]

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Cult chef Ben Spalding is to operate a three-month “punk tapas” pop-up called Small Plate Sessions at the Last Days of Shoreditch street-food site on Old Street this summer. A veteran of Simon Rogan’s Roganic, Per Se in New York and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Spalding made his name with a short-lived residency at the John Salt pub in […]

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Former Danesford House head chef Adam Simmonds has opened a 12-month pop-up in Soho to test the market ahead of a permanent opening in the capital. Test Kitchen, near Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in Frith Street, will be just that – a counter where diners are expected to feed back to chefs on the dishes […]

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A Syrian refugee chef who escaped to Britain is to open a two-week pop-up in Bethnal Green this month, in the hope of re-launching his career. Imad Alarnab had two restaurants in Damascus before Syria’s civil war, but more recently has catered for hundreds of fellow refugees. Imad’s Syrian Kitchen will run from Thursday March 9 to Friday […]

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The Joint – the pop-up-turned-permanent restaurant famed for its pulled pork burger – has opened a second site. The US-inspired BBQ spot has taken over the Marylebone premises in New Cavendish Street which were previously home to short-lived burger bar SLABS. It appears that this high-end burger restaurant, poorly reviewed by many including the Standard, just wasn’t doing […]

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Tom Sellers, of Bermondsey’s much-lauded Story restaurant, is to host a pop-up for punters with deep pockets aboard the Belmond British Pullman. Price of admission to journey on this train’s glamorous vintage carriages, and enjoy a bespoke seven course tasting menu with accompanying wines, is £495 per person.Not your average dining car ham sandwich and […]

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Acclaimed roaming restaurant Chateau Marmot is bringing its new Supernature dinners to London. The menu will be overseen by Dan Doherty (he of Duck & Waffle fame), showcasing seasonal British herbs and flowers across eight courses, served with a selection of matching wines. Taking place in a secret location in Waterloo 18-19 July, this pop-up marks the […]

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A crowd-funded start-up hoping to bring oysters back to the masses has taken its unique proposition on the road in a double decker bus. The Bloody Oyster – fresh from a shuck-cessful run of pop-up events around town – will be found parked beside the River Thames this summer, as part of the Southbank’s Festival […]

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