• The best food and restaurant pop-ups and events in London right now

    Flat Earth Pizza at The Plough

    Hot Dinners rounds up some of the best food and restaurant pop-ups and events around town at the moment.

  • Peperami are building a walk-in fridge in London (with an ice bar inside)

    Peperami are building a walk-in fridge in London (with an ice bar inside)

    You can tell that things are trying to get back to normal with the amount of crazy pop-ups we're seeing. We've already had the Eggslut cloud and the Only Fools & Horses pub - now there's a "walk-in fridge" from Peperami. 

    Popping up in Fitzrovia, the idea is

  • Uncle Roger is doing deliveries and a London pop-up with Matsudai Ramen

    uncle roger london ramen pop-up

    If you're one of Uncle Roger's (aka comedian Nigel Ng) legions of fans, you'll probably have seen his video last night with news of his upcoming ramen tie-in. Fresh from conquering the world of egg fried rice, and as a celebration of hitting the 4m followers mark, Uncle Roger has switched his attentions to ramen.

    In his latest video he teams up with cult Cardiff pop-up Matsudai Ramen to cook up a bowl of

  • MasterChef finalist Santosh Shah is bringing a Nepalese pop-up to Cinnamon Kitchen

    Santosh Shah pop up

    He got to the final of MasterChef The Professionals last year, and now chef Santosh Shah is launching a Nepalese pop-up at his old stomping ground, Cinnamon Kitchen City (he was Head Chef there).

    Running across September and October, it'll be a small event - seating only 15. The food will be a modernised take on the cuisine of Santosh’s birth town Siraha in regional Nepal. The menu is 15 courses (for £75) and

  • Stevie Parle's Joy is back, in Marylebone

    Stevie Parle's Joy is back in Marylebone

    After being moved on from Portobello (only after he'd made a dormant site successful again), Stevie Parle has brought back Joy, this time to Marylebone in a new

  • Look for the hot pink NATASHKINOltd cafe popping up at Harvey Nichols

    NATASHKINOltd harvey nichols

    Normally, you'd have to head to Mayfair to enjoy the signature F*ck Off honey cakes from designer Natasha Zinko from her flagship store. But right now, there's another way to try the delights of her NATASHKINOltd - at its pop-up at Harvey Nichols.

    The hot pink booth isn't hard to spot on the Knightsbridge department store's beauty floor. At it you'll be able to try all the NATASHKINOltd dairy and gluten-free treats,

  • A KFC-themed hotel suite is coming to Shoreditch

    A KFC-themed hotel suite is coming to Shoreditch

    Yesterday we brought you news of a vegan bacon cloud, and today we're bringing you news of a KFC-themed hotel suite in Shoreditch. We are in strange times indeed. 

    The suite is open for 11 nights - you can only stay one night, though - 11 may stretch the sanity of even the most die-hard KFC

  • The Eggslut food truck comes to Shoreditch - with an edible cloud

    Eggslut truck fog

    They're opening a proper restaurant in Shoreditch later this month, but Eggslut aren't hanging around for that. 

    Eggslut started out as a food truck in LA and now they've gone back to their beginning - serving up their eggy sandwiches to take away. They've also teamed up with Bompas and Parr to add a little "pizzazz" to the truck. To that end there's an "edible cloud"  that will be enveloping the truck which will feature

  • Big Mamma's Napoli Gang is popping up in Soho

    napoli gang soho popup

    They may have only recently opened Ave Mario in Covent Garden and before that Circolo Popolare in Fitzrovia - but before now Big Mamma hadn't occupied the space in between, Soho. But now they're planning a month-long pop-ip of Napoli Gang. 

    Napoli Gang is their (until now) delivery-only offshoot. This August it will be popping up in the Soho Fiorucci flagship store on Brewer Street. There you'll be able to pick

  • Beverly Hills hotspot the Polo Lounge is popping up on The Dorchester Rooftop

    Beverly Hills hotspot the Polo Lounge is popping up on The Dorchester Rooftop

    2/7/21 - Updated with details of the menu

    London's reputation as a staycation hotspot has just got an injection of pure West Coast glamour with the news that the Polo Lounge is popping up here this summer. The famous Los Angeles restaurant from The Beverly Hills Hotel will spend the whole of July and August on the rooftop of The Dorchester.


  • Rapsa launches a Filipino taco pop-up in Selfridges

    Rapsa launches a Filipino taco pop-up in Selfridges

    Hoxton's Rapsa has made a move into the centre of London - as a pop-up in the Selfridges food hall. The Filipino restaurant has launched a six-week pop-up in the food hall, with a focus on Filipino tacos and frozen cocktails. 

    It's led by chef Francis Puyat (previously Ottolenghi and NOPI) who says "“Filipino cuisine has some of the punchiest Asian flavours thanks to our native

  • Anders Terrace is D&D's summer popup alfresco restaurant in Stratford

    anders terrace stratford london

    Now that the weather's not quite so hellish, it feels safe again to talk about new alfresco options in town. Over in Stratford the restaurant group D&D (think German Gymnasium, Bluebird, 14 Hills) has just opened a pop up outdoors restaurant.

    Set in Endeavour Square, the summery spot is hoping to bring the flavour of the Alps to East London. It's a very tight menu as you can see:

    • Severn and Wye
  • Top US supperclub Outstanding in the Field comes to London for the first time

    outstanding in the field uk tour

    We've been tormenting ourselves by following the Outstanding in the Field Instagram account for years now. This 'roving restaurant without walls' spends the summers travelling across the States setting up alfresco dinner tables in the most gorgeous settings - from farms to vineyards and beaches. Their aim is "to connect diners to the origins of their food while celebrating the hardworking hands that feed

  • Tendril are back with a plant-based menu at the Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho

    tendril pop up sun and 13 cantons

    After a brief reopening late last year, Soho's Sun and 13 Cantons is back and continuing its series of very interesting pop-ups (they hosted Darjeeling Express before Asma Khan opened their first restaurant) and it's a continuation of the last - Tendril.

    It comes from Rishim Sachdeva, previously at Chiltern Firehouse, Almeida and The Dairy and who is now going it alone with Tendril, serving up a plant-based

  • Head to Hackney for Cornerstone To Go on Saturdays

    cornerstone to go hackney wick

    While Tom Brown and James Toth are waiting to reopen Cornerstone they've decided to set the ball in motion, with a series of Saturday pop-up takeaways outside the restaurant in Hackney Wick.

    "Because we’re bored of sitting twiddling our thumbs we thought we’d do a lil takeaway event down in the wick this Saturday," said Tom. "Same deal as the one last year, first come first served."

    Dishes available to


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