Spalding, who is famous for his innovative PuzzleProjects dining service, describes the pop-up as 'high energy punk tapas' – we've seen that before in London - but here Ben is fusing the informal street food market vibe with the feel of an upmarket restaurant.
On the menu in the restaurant are Ben's typically eccentric dishes which use British ingredients in unusual ways. Playing with antiquated ideas of flavour, there is a duck breast cooked in a chocolate salt crust (which we can't get off our minds), as well as his famous 'Chicken on a Brick' sandwich, and the chicken skin sandwich – where skin replaces bread.
The pop-up is split into a bookable mezzanine and a no-reservations terrace bar. In the bookable restaurant, guests' experiences are simplified by a set price (£28) menu which includes any four dishes.
If you haven't pre-booked then dishes at the terrace are cooked on a charcoal oven and include barbecue crack rib for two, monkfish roasted on the bone and charred lamb steak.
Last Days of Shoreditch has rooms dedicated to iconic musicians, including Bowie, that you can privately hire, as well as live DJs and five walk-up bars with best craft beer, local wine and cocktails.
Opening date: 25 May
Time: Thurs & Fri: 5.00pm - midnight, Sat: 3.00pm - midnight
Price: £28 which includes four dishes from the menu
Reservations: Click here to book
|What||Small plates sessions, Last Days of Shoreditch|
|Where||288 Old Street, 288-299 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DP | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Old Street (underground)|
25 May 17 – 26 Aug 17, Thurs & Fri: 5.00pm - midnight, Sat: 15:00 - midnight
|Price||££8 - 16 per head on average|
|Website||Click here to book|