Foodie Pop-Ups Not To Miss In London This Summer

By Alizeh Khatau

2 weeks ago

Chef residencies, seasonal menus, free-flowing brunches and more


Calling all foodies: summer is in full swing, and London is celebrating with a whole host of exciting eats. From riverside BBQs to quirky ice-cream stalls and al fresco supper clubs, we’ve curated a list of summer food pop-ups to enjoy across the capital throughout July and August.

Summer Food Pop-Ups In London: July & August 2024

Jimmys BBQ Club

Rewind to 2011, and Jimmy Garcia’s front room was being used as a pop-up restaurant that just kept selling out. Nowadays, you can try his dishes at a riverside eatery and street food kitchen on London’s South Bank. The summer pop-up offers two bars, a roof terrace and private event spaces, offering fantastic views of the River Thames. Go all out by booking the unique six-course tasting menu centred around seasonal produce, or enjoy some casual street food by the riverside, all while sipping a cocktail from the bar. Definitely one for the summer bucket list.

Where? South Bank, Queens Walk

When? Until 22 September 2024

BOOK: jimmyspopup.com

Lots of tubs of ice cream

The Anya Hindmarch Ice Cream Project

Summer calls for ice cream. But instead of your usual chocolate or vanilla, how about a refreshing scoop infused with pesto? Or Heinz baked beans? Or soy sauce? Well, that’s what’s on the menu at the Anya Hindmarch Ice Cream Project, the cult summer food pop-up which has returned to London for its third year running. Housed within the Anya Hindmarch Village in Chelsea, the shop is renowned for serving unusual flavors of ice cream and sorbet – with a focus on household cupboard items, such as condiments and sauces. This year’s line-up is as quirky as ever, with newbies including Filippo Berio Basil Pesto, which has the nutty, fragrant flavour of classic pesto; Perello Olive, a deep and creamy ice cream with a hint of spice; and Branston Piccalilli, finished with a hint of mustard. Try it, if you dare.

When? Until 18 August 2024

Where? Anya Hindmarch Village, Chelsea

BOOK: anyahindmarch.com

The Standard London X Diet Paratha BBQ Series

Buzzy King’s Cross hotel The Standard has launched a summer BBQ series with an impressive live-up of chefs, created in partnership with cultural network Diet Paratha, which spotlights the best in South Asian culture and talent. Chefs from three South Asian dining institutions will be taking over the kitchen at Double Standard: Kolam from Paris, BADMAASH from Los Angeles, and Cue Point from London. They’ll all be serving a one-day-only menu, cooked over flames on the hotel’s summer terrace. Alongside plenty of delicious food, the tequila will be flowing, thanks to a special selection of cocktails from Casamigos. What more could you want from a summer afternoon?

Where? The Standard, London 

When? 13, 20 and 27 July 2024

BOOK: standardhotels.com

TRISHNA nye restaurant

A Celebration of Kerala at Michelin-Starred Trishna

This summer, Marylebone’s Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Trishna is celebrating the southernmost state of India, Kerala. Special dishes will bring the flavours of Kerala to the capital through regional ingredients, local spices and fresh seafood, with lunch and early evening menus to choose from. Enjoy alongside gin cocktails from Tanqueray 10.

Where? Trishna, Marleybone

When? Until end of August 2024

BOOK: trishnalondon.com

The Gun x Rake

Hackney hotspot The Gun has announced its new kitchen residency: Rake, a trio of three chefs with a combined 30 years in the industry, Jay Claus, Peter Ward and Syrus Pickhaver. They have worked in some of the capital’s top restaurants such as BRAT and Quo Vadis, alongside a string of celebrated chefs from Jeremy Lee to Ben Tunnicliffe. Head to The Gun this summer to try their food: a celebration of British classics, with a focus on seasonal produce and whole beast butchery. The ever-changing menu will kick off with dishes like the Chicken-Fried-Dory (deep fried fish battered in buttermilk), plus playful takes on English and French classics including Garibaldi Mille Feuille and cheesey puffed pork crackling-like giant quavers. 

Where? The Gun, Hackney

When? From 13 July 2024

BOOK: thegunwellstreet.com

Bar Antoine brunch

Bastille Day Brunch

This Bastille Day, Bar Antoine – the glitzy bar at the Four Seasons Hotel, Park Lane – is inviting you to celebrate with a gastronomic French feast you won’t forget. Get ready for some seriously impressive food, because France’s multi-Michelin starred chef Yannick Alléno has curated a special menu for the occasion. Guests can enjoy free-flowing dishes from a decadent brunch buffet, which will include classic breakfast fare (think Parisian omelettes and Pavyllon’s viral avocado ‘croast’) alongside dedicated stations for grills, cheese, salads and dessert. Better still, the brunch will be complemented by free-flowing champagne and a Bloody Mary station. With live music and children’s entertainment, there really is something here for everyone.

When? 14 July 2024

Where? Bar Antoine at the Four Seasons Hotel, Park Lane

BOOK: pavyllonlondon.com

Theo’s on the Terrace

Can’t get away this summer? Not to worry, let your tastebuds get whisked away to the Amalfi Coast at Theo Randall’s pop-up at Intercontinental Park Lane. Inspired by summers in the south of Italy, it will offer a menu centred around bold, authentic flavours, with dishes served on aesthetic, hand-painted crockery from Vietri sul Mare. Randall is fusing the best seasonal ingredients with hand-picked imported favourites from Italy to create rustic plates that will transport you to a coastal town on the Mediterranean. 

When? Until end of September 2024

Where? Intercontinental Park Lane, Mayfair

BOOK: parklane.intercontinental.com