The London pop-ups to catch in 2019
Make the most of autumn in London with our round up of hidden supper clubs, niche bars and unlikely partnerships. Here are the pop-ups worth catching before they vanish.
Eat exceptionally well and for a good cause on Monday 25 November, when four of the city’s most prestigious chefs are fusing their skills in the kitchen to produce a four-course dinner in aid of Hospitality Action. James Cochran (restaurant 12:51), Frédéric Don (Sketch), Phil Howard (Elystan Street) and Ben Tish (Norma) are the lauded names joining forces to pull off the event, which is taking place at Park Plaza London Riverbank’s Chino Latino restaurant.
Hospitality Action is an organisation committed to helping those working in any corner of the hospitality industry get back onto their feet following a set back. Tickets to the event cost £130 per person or £1,200 for a table of ten.
The B&H Garden Room has undergone a sartorial makeover to celebrate the arrival of autumn. Decor wise, the rooftop restaurant has been filled with rustic autumn foliage, while a series of special events is running to compliment its new look. On Tuesdays in November, guests can take part in cocktail-making masterclasses, in which the bar’s connoisseurs will guide the class through winter cordials and party punches, or special drinks for Guy Fawkes Night. Those after something a little more substantial, meanwhile, can book onto one of the venue’s seasonal supper clubs: four-course feasts for £45 a pop to coincide with the likes of Bonfire Night and Thanksgiving.Read more ...
Back in May, Michelin-starred chef Ollie Dabbous of Hide ran a pop-up restaurant and bar at the Chelsea Barracks to coincide with RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Now, a more autumnal iteration of the pop-up has returned to the same spot, offering diners somewhere to enjoy seasonal produce, punctuated with the garden-style cooking Dabbous is renowned for. Whether you sit indoors or outside, expect to feel at one with nature thanks to the earthy materials creeping into the decor and seasonal herbs used throughout the food.Read more ...
What do we need in these times of division and uncertainty? A pop-up restaurant that celebrates cuisines from around the world. You'll find just that at Journey: an immersive dining experience conjured up as a collaboration between Lollipop and Disappearing Dinner Club. Guests embark on a two-hour interactive journey of their choice. Choose between four different experiences and expect to be guided through four courses – each showcasing the cuisine of a different country. A twist on a traditional tasting menu, each course comes paired with a drink from its motherland.Read more ...
Enjoy Arabian nights this winter at an immersive dining experience inspired by Aladdin. Set designers and innovators Darling & Edge have conjured up a new, strictly adult pantomime that plays out over a five-course banquet in underground tunnels of The Vaults.
There, you will find a banquet of Arabian delicacies, including coffee infusions, heady cocktails and fragrant street food. When you have eaten, drunk and are feeling merry, the evening will culminate in music, dancing and spinning disco balls.Read more ...
First came the music, followed by the hit stage show, then not one but two blockbuster movies, now you can be part of the party with a Mamma Mia immersive experience. London's O2 will host theatrical and dining experience, which has already impressed in Stockholm. Mamma Mia! The Party invites audiences into a Greek Island paradise, where olive trees, trickling fountains and trailing bougainvillea transport you to Nikos' Taverna for an evening of Mediterranean food and live performance.
Those with a penchant for authentic Japanese cuisine with a hint of the experimental to it should book in to one of Monograph’s Japanese Supper Clubs. The events are held in secret locations and are a chance to dine on an unusual multi-course menu: from a watercress salad through rich, broth-soaked mains and into sweets of the matcha, chocolate or sweet bean paste variety. The atmosphere is informal and relaxed, and guests are invited to bring their own drinks, too.Read more ...
Fine dining meets Caribbean soul food at Michelle Trusselle’s delectable supper clubs. Dishes are exciting, overtly colourful and impossibly pretty – arranged with intense attention to detail on the plate. The food is sourced sustainably, too, all found locally in a bid to mirror the freshness of meals served in the Caribbean. The supper clubs are held once a month and regularly book up well in advance, so hurry if you want to reserve a seat at the table.Read more ...
Hackney Coffee Co is a coffee shop by day, interactive fine dining experience by night (on occasion). Going by the name Eleven98, the pop-up supper clubs are held roughly once a month and seat up to 20 guests at a time. Guests are welcomed with a cocktail on arrival – but are expected to bring their own drink of choice to see them through the rest of the evening – leaving the focus on chef Aidan Brooks’ six-course tasting menu, which is comprised largely of ingredients grown in the borough of Hackney.Read more ...
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