When we’re not busy creating innovative menus for special events, the London Kitchen team love to get acquainted with the incredibly diverse London dining scene. One of our favourite foodie phenomenons has got to be the pop-up restaurant – we can’t get enough of the unusual menus, weird and wacky themes and innovative settings these temporary restaurants offer. And don’t even get us started on the names – some of them can only be described as utter brilliance. Here are 10 of our favourites for July:
Boteco Brasil Soho, The Gallery Soho, WC2H 0EW
Open Until Sunday 13th July
Of course we couldn’t give you a round up of pop-ups without including something to celebrate the World Cup with! This one-month pop-up features big screens, Brazilian food and cocktails. Eating tickets are £40, football and food is £60.
HMS Plate & Shaker’s Cuban Saturday, Cubana, Waterloo
Saturday 12th July 2014, 2pm – 6pm
HMS Plate & Shaker takeover Cubana in Waterloo for a Saturday celebrating all things Cuban. There’ll be many a Cuban treat, from Mojitos and the island’s best street food to rich Alma de Cuba mountain coffee.
CRATE Brewery’s Streetfood Sundays, The White Building, E9 5EN
Sundays 1pm – 9pm
When you hear the words The Ribman and Popdogs in the same sentence you know you’re onto something good. And then you hear CRATE Brewery too… This one’s a regular Sunday feature throughout July, showcasing some real street food royalty.
Kyi’s Burmese Street Kitchen, Well Street Kitchen, E9 6QU
Friday 11th and Saturday 12th July
A friendly, sharing style supper club over two nights at Well Street Kitchen in E9. The night will showcase 9 different dishes, perfect for sharing with friends! It’s for a good cause, too. The £28 ticket price goes to the Mind to Mind Myanmar charity
Argentinian Pizza Supper Club, Old Street, N1 6DR
Every Saturday at 8pm
An Argentinian musician and chef has created a regular Saturday supper club dedicated to all things pizza! For £25 a head you’ll get food, including dessert, wine and live music. Chef Oli says you must try the argentinian dessert as well: pancakes with Dulce the Leche.
Breakfast with Charles, 493 Hackney Road, E2 9ED
Wednesday 9th July – all day from 7am
Rise and shine – it’s breakfast with Charles! Charles, aka Charlie Hall, takes over the Hackney Hardware pop-up wine bar for the day to serve breakfast from 7am, and then run the kitchen the whole day, doing lunch and dinner. Most important meal of the day, you know.
The Department of Good Cheer’s Summer Cocktail Bar, South Bank
Until 31st August
Prepare to be cheered! Beneath the Royal Festival Hall this pop-up cocktail bar has been created by The Department of Good Cheer (DoGC), a London based collective of bartenders united in their appreciation for well mixed drinks.
Bombay Street Food, The Lexington, N1 9JB
Sat 5th & Sun 6th July, from 12 noon
For one weekend only Bombay comes to King’s Cross! The Lexington near Kings Cross will be serving Raasta Khaana’s Bombay Streetfood, including DIY Pani Puri, Bombay Sandwiches, Ragda-pattice, Pav Bhaji. Think of it as a sort of Indian version of tapas. We can’t wait for this one!
The Hungry Chef’s Secret BBQ, N7
Sunday 6th July, 3pm-7pm
Pratap Chahal, or the Hungry Chef as he’s also known, is hosting an afternoon barbecue at a top secret location somewhere near Holloway Road. It’s BYOB too, and tickets cost £35.
Fat Ronaldo’s World Cup Bar
Until 13th July
One pop-up has been stealing the show lately, and that’s Fat Ronaldo’s. If you haven’t heard it’s got large screens, bars and food from DJ and Smokey Tails founder Seth Troxler. Find it under the arches of the original Shoreditch station – you can book spaces for the best matches too!
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