All posts tagged: pop up

Capish? at The Hat and Tun

What Launch of Italian-American style street food Capish? at The Hat and Tun for two weeks in February. They will be serving their 3 most popular dishes from Wed 17th – Fri 19th and Wed 24th – Fri 26th between 5.30pm and 9pm. Where Hat and Tun, Hatton Wall, Farringdon Experience After watching the final episode of Sopranos last week, I was bewildered and ratty, and felt, suddenly, very alone. So when I received the invite to try the new Italian-American pop up menu at Hat and Tun, I figured that this was just the event I needed to stop me from comfort eating chorizo and to ease me back into some sort of a normal life. Capish?, a street food company based in Hackney, have been trading their take on Italian-American classics on Roman Road market since 2012. They use locally sourced, sustainable ingredients to create what Londonist declared to be, the “best meatballs in London”.  Oh marone! I really like the Hat and Tun as it’s cosy and they sell good beer, so …

5CC Exmouth Cocktail Crate

Where 5CC Club, Exmouth Arms, Exmouth Market What Food and drink hotspot Exmouth Market welcomes 5CC’s latest cocktail innovation, hidden above the recently renovated Exmouth Arms. Experience Summer is here and with it brings welcome sunshine to Londoners. The Exmouth Arms is a rare gem of a central London boozer – it offers outdoor seating to soak up all that vitamin D and a bespoke cocktail crate to wind down handcrafted cocktails from the 5CC bar upstairs to sun seekers below. Bar Manager Charles Montanaro told Food for Think “The aim of our designed crate is that we bring the cocktails to you”. I stood outside gazing up at the window eagerly awaiting my Chai Whiskey Sour.  “Number 8”, the cocktail waiter hollered from the window above while winding down the crate using the set-up pulley system. I made my way to the dropping station to pick up my spicy, refreshing cocktail. This is what summer is for. Sip your way through the menu and when the sun goes down head in to 5CC’s sexy …

Voltaire Takes to the Streets

Where Voltaire, Crown Plaza, London What Voltaire is a chic champagne bar located in the vaults of the Crowne Plaza, London. This Spring, Voltaire welcomes three food truck residencies, bringing London street food culture to the Square Mile. Experience First up on the bill is The Cheese Truck. These guys are a regular at Maltby Street Market, and a firm favourite of mine. They leave their yellow truck behind and enter the Voltaire kitchen to showcase the best of British cheese by packing the gooey goodness into a grilled sandwich. The Cropwell Bishop Stilton with sweet-cure bacon & pear chutney is a must-try. Ensure your napkin is at hand to catch any escaping stilton. The Cheese Truck is set to open their full time Cheese Bar in Deptford soon, so keep those eyes peeled. From 15 April – 1 May 2015, head down to the vaults to sample the delights of Bill or Beak. A refreshingly original choice of either spiced shredded duck or chicken (bill or beak) served up in a hand-crafted burger. The …

The Best Roast in London? Bacchus Sundays

Where Bacchus Sundays, Hoxton What Bacchus Sundays is the brain-child of the Bacchus Pub & Kitchen team. Formerly of 177 Hoxton Street it now resides as a weekly residency just down the road at the modern and distinctly characterful Hoxton Street Studios. Diners can expect traditional English roast dinners, honest prices and sleek loft style surroundings. The experience A Sunday roast isn’t the first meal that springs to mind in the summer months; but who can argue that a plate of meat, some amazing veggies and lashings of gravy isn’t good at any time of year? I headed to Bacchus Sundays last Sunday with my friend Roxane. She admitted how hungover she was as soon as I arrived and I could see her salivating just looking at the mountainous plates emerging from the kitchen. Despite knowing the only option was a roast, I still felt incredibly indecisive when reading the menu, which included 12 hour roasted sirloin of beef, half a bantam chicken and Gloucester old spot pork belly; but my eyes lit up when …

Platterform’s Sea Adventure Series – Maiden Voyage

The tail end of last week was very manic indeed. I spent Thursday night trying out the newest nightspot in Hackney, Oslo, which was just named as a top London nightspot by Evening Standard. Friday night was spent trying to dance, but failing miserably because of the lack of melody, at Queen of Hoxton; and Saturday was spent eating and drinking bright cocktails at Platterform. You may remember my review of Skylodge at Platterform, a Lumberjack themed bar/restaurant, which catered for Hackneyites in the colder winter months. This time, the same team is back, but with a new concept. Platterform’s Sea Adventures will run or 15 weeks with guest chefs taking up residency every 2-3 weeks. We were there to try Chapter 1, Maiden Voyage, which was a fun filled adventure, playing on the similarities between the British, Dutch and Scandinavian palate when it comes to enjoying seafood. We shared the four course menu, which featured ‘CUPPA SEA & BISCUITS’ – smoked haddock chowder in a mug served with dunkin’ ship’s biscuits, ‘THE PLANK’ – honey pickled …