Whilst browsing what’s new in London’s vibrant pop-up scene this April, we’ve realized just how much we love the constant state of flux these temporary, pop-up events add to the world of bars, burgers, shopping and cinemas in the capital. It’s true that in recent years the guerilla projects and grassroots events have been joined by corporate-backed pop-ups and things have definitely become a little more organized – Shoreditch’s regularly rotating shipping containers in Box Park are a good example, but there’s no denying the dynamic nature and eclectic array of what’s on offer really does keep London fresh. If you’re looking for a new culinary experience this April, read on… (especially if you’re looking to take your dog for a slap up meal).
Peach’s guide to London pop ups…
Dram & Smoke’s Five Week Spring Pop-up in Hackney Wick
Scottish Pop-up Dram & Smoke is migrating East for spring with a five week stint in a former sofa factory by the riverside in Hackney Wick. Previous projects from the D&S lads include sold out runs in a steelyard in Vauxhall and a leather tannery in London Bridge where they served up the best of Scottish produce alongside copious whisky cocktails, good tunes and a party atmosphere. For their spring project the same Highland hospitality applies with a £40 ticket that includes a cocktail on arrival and five courses of top drawer Scottish fare.
17th April – 16th May 2015, Wed – Sat. 7.30pm – midnight
Swan Wharf, 60 Dace Road, Hackney Wick, E3 2NQ
The Disappearing Dining Club & Woodford Reserve’s Old Fashioned Supper Club in Hoxton
After sneaking the craft bourbon into its dishes for years, Disappearing Dining Club has officially partnered with Woodford Reserve to host The Old Fashioned Supper Club; a brand-new pop-up that celebrates the classic American cocktail and authentic taste of Americana.
Set in a railway arch in Hoxton, The Old Fashioned Supper Club will treat diners to a selection of dishes and cocktails inspired by our friends across the pond. DDC chefs have taken the spirit of Woodford’s home-place Kentucky and its prominence on Manhattan’s thriving bar scene, to create a stunning four-course menu that includes the smooth and balanced bourbon. From orange & beetroot cured salmon, to Woodford glazed Kentucky-style short ribs, each dish brings the multiple flavours of Woodford Reserve to life.
Friday 17th & Saturday 18th April 2015, 7pm – 10pm
Geffrye Street Studio, 367-368 Geffrye Street, London, E2 8HZ
Pearl & Groove: the most delicious cakes in London (with the added bonus that they’re gluten free)
Travelling through Old Street? Make sure you pay a visit to the quirky gluten-free bakery, Pearl & Groove. Pearl & Groove are on a mission to create the most delicious cakes in London. They’re a great deal healthier than your regular sponge cake, which is relief because they’re irresistibly moreish.
On now – Old Street Station, EC1Y 1BE
The Curious Canine Kitchen Pop-up Restaurant for Dogs in Bethnal Green
“A holistic restaurant for four-legged friends, The Curious Canine Kitchen will pop up on Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 April in London’s Shoreditch. Featuring two seatings each day (1 – 3pm & 3-5pm) this doggie fine diner is the first of its kind in Britain to serve high-end, freshly prepared, organic canine cuisine.
A ticketed event, (tickets are priced at £20 per dog & owner available via www.CuriousCanineKitchen.com) Lucky Foodie Fidos will be treated to a five-course, drink paired set menu. Items on the “The Nature Way Tasting Menu” for dogs include Textures of Tripe with seaweed and kale puree, crispy Paddywack with reishi mushroom flaxseed cream and coconut and blueberry chia pudding with gluten-free cinnamon quinoa dog biscuits to name a few.
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