London’s Hottest New Pop Up Restaurants
We’ve handpicked the most exciting pop up restaurants happening over the next few weeks and months. Catch them before they’re gone…
Ok, so this one is already happening but don’t worry because you’ve got until early May to visit and eat your fill of Amy Poon’s modern Cantonese menu. She’s the daughter of Bill Poon, owner of a popular and much-missed group of Chinese restaurants in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. We’ve heard great things about this place so don’t hesitate to go along and feast on dishes like claypot rice with homemade wind dried sausage and herbal chicken soup.
Fat Tony’s Fresh Pasta at Bar Termini Centrale
Ahead of a permanent restaurant launch in south London this summer, Fat Tony’s is popping up at Tony Conigliaro’s Bar Termini Centrale for two months. Chef James French is behind the Fat Tony’s brand and the food is inspired by his travels in Italy and recent apprenticeship at Michelin-starred l’Erba del Re in Modena. All pasta is handmade on site and dishes include Fat Tony’s menu will feature pappardelle with longhorn shin ragu; tagliarini with clams, samphire, chilli and garlic and stracchino, ricotta and parmesan tortelloni with sage butter. For dessert, look forward to the likes of grilled peaches with amaretto and creme fraiche.
When? 5th March until the end of April. Wednesday- Saturday 12pm-9pm with a shorter menu available on Mondays 6pm-9pm. Bookings via Bar Termini Centrale.
There’s a trend for vegan junk food right now – just think pulled jackfruit, ‘tofush’ (that’s fish and chips with tofu instead of fish) and vegan burgers. Now the team behind Dirty Bones are launching an NYC brunch inspired menu of ‘dirty’ vegan food. Think cauliflower fried like chicken and served with waffles, a vegan spin on hot wings and almond milk mac ‘n’ cheese.
When? 12th March. Bookings via the website.
Tom Sellers’ Merry Men
What do you do when you need to close your restaurant (Story) for refurbishment? Why, you open a Robin Hood themed pop up down the road, called Merry Men. Each Wednesday the pop up will host a different guest chef such as Jason Atherton on 18th April (more names and dates TBC) and the food, drinks and even entertainment will be Robing Hood themed. Meals will be served banquet style, for sharing, and at the end of the pop-up, everything including the cutlery and plates will be sold.
When? 4th-22nd April. Tickets available online.
We all know how much fun it is to sit down with a hotpot at Shuang Shuang, and now they’ve got Thai BBQ upstairs. You get all the fun of the hotpot but with a BBQ hot plate fitted inside, so there’s a whole new DIY dimension to the meal. Get sizzling, dunking, and dipping into the spicy accompanying sauces.
When? Until June. Bookings via Shuang Shuang.
Featured image: Fat Tony’s Fresh Pasta at Bar Termini Centrale