Our November agenda is jam packed full of pop-up’s, restaurant openings, markets and festive cheer. Here are just some of the events that have got us excited.
We fell in love with Pergola on the Roof’s whimsical summer pop-up so it is safe to say we were beyond excited to hear that the popular street food hub is returning to the roof of the Television Centre with an equally magical Nordic forest winter makeover.
This idyllic winter scene will create a comforting getaway, serving food from burger legends Patty & Bun, London’s Danish restaurant Snaps & Rye, Indian kitchen Gunpowder and creators of Middle-Eastern x Asian gourmet kebabs, Le Bab.
Don’t worry about the cold, this enchanted forest will be housed beneath a clear walled, weatherproof dome which retains the heat to maximise cosiness on those cold winter evenings.
Throughout November a host of top chefs, bloggers and restaurateurs will create and serve special dishes inspired by Syrian cuisine in order to raise money for Unicef UK’s Children of Syria Fund.
Chefs such as Angela Hartnett, Fergus Henderson, José Pizarro, Nuno Mendes and Yotam Ottolenghi will serve signature dishes with a Syrian inspired twist, so you can dine out and do good. Alongside a wealth of restaurant offers, there are a series of pop-ups including The Good Egg’s symmetry breakfast and Shallom’s Middle Eastern supper club at Salon Brixton.
Visit Cook for Syria for the full line up.
Take a walk on the wild side and join Social Pantry for a culinary dining experience which will highlight the very best of local seasonal produce. Wine and dine in a relaxed setting as they bring the outdoors in and watch as the space transforms lives around you.
On the menu you can find:
– Crispy pigs ears with apple puree
– Wild mushroom Scotch eggs with truffle mayonnaise (v)
– Sweet potato Gnocchi with basil and sage pesto and dried swiss chard crisp
– Pan seared Bream with tonnato, roasted tomatoes and gremalata
– Warm cinnamon doughnut with toffee apple
– ‘Toast your own’ rosewater marshmallows
– Toasted almond sherry fudge and fresh mint tea
You can get this all for £40 – buy tickets here
Fri 4 November 2016 | 18:30 – 22:00 | Habitat, 1st Floor, 208 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 5XP
Set in a former meat distribution warehouse on Copeland Road, is Peckham Feastival, which comes complete with a host of street food trucks, three bars, live DJs and crazy golf.
The team behind Peckham restaurant and former street food favourite Forza Win are among the organisers, and will be serving their signature Italian snacks including arancini and artichoke fritti. Also on hand will be Popdogs serving their topped hotdogs, toastie specialists The Cheese Truck, and gyozas from Rainbo.
The evenings will see DJ’s livening up the dance floor, although, after all that food you may find yourself sinking into the cosy sofas instead. For those with a competitive streak a game of crazy golf might take your fancy – Birdies Crazy Gold Club have created a bespoke nine hole course featuring an elevated 5ft drop amongst other crazy loops.
11 November 2016 – Early 2017 | Unit 8, 133 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN
First, there was Bubble Dogs, then there was Cereal Killers. And now, arriving on Old Compton Street this autumn comes Hipchips, taking pairings back to their most basic – chips and dip.
HipChips will serve posh crisps and dips, perfect for those who want to bring their secret obsession with Walker’s sweet chilli out into the open. The crisps will be ‘hand-crafted’ from fresh, and fried up in front of diners, who’ll be able to pick which type of spud they prefer from a selection of five heritage types, grown in the north of England.
From there, you’ll pick your dip. But don’t expect your options to include mild, medium or hot. Head chef Scott Davis, from Fifty St James, has distilled a range of international flavours into little bowls of crisp-friendly dip, including katsu curry, baba ghanoush, Moroccan yoghurt, and pickled onion fondue. Mix and match is definitely the way to go here.
If you’ve ever dipped your fries into a milkshake, you’ll be in safe hands for dessert as well. There’ll be sweet varieties of crisps on offer, dusted with cinnamon sugar doughnut-style. and served with pudding dips including rhubarb and custard, s’mores and chocolate and salted caramel.
49 Old Compton Street, W1D 6HL | Mon – Thurs 12-11pm | Fri – Sat 12-12pm | Sun 12-10pm