Italian Job: Cattivo
Albion & East, the smarty-pantsers behind Canova Hall, extend their creative colonisation of the old Bon Marche building with Cattivo, a southern Italian all-day café and bar. Expect slow-simmered pasta sauces and deep meaty ragus flecked with chilli heat from Calabria and Sicily, all dressed up in stylish trimmings with snappy cocktails.
Pop goes the veg: Meet Clapham
Clapham is getting its first vegan pop-up with The Meet (geddit) serving “indulgent plant-based comfort food” and “playful vegan cocktails” under a Clapham North railway arch. Dominic Taylor, of Jam Tree fame, revamps popular millennial dishes into indulgent vegan alternatives.
The Meet @ Fu Manchu, 15 Lendal Terrace, SW4 7UX
Sea container: Roe
Simon Whiteside, seafood chef behind Hook, is opening Roe in Pop, small plates championing sustainable seafood from the British coast. Check out sideways seafood creations including Poitin ceviche with cucumber and coriander and Sea Bream with tamarind and lime dressing, chilli, pickles and pancakes.
Muffin to it: Studmuffin
More street food snack attack options for the Pop drinking crowd. Tongue in cheek bun-meisters StudMuffin will be pimping their muffins with all sorts of bold flavours. How about the all-day breakfast muffin, filled with sausage patty, maple bacon, truffle egg mayo and a smoked potato cake or Crispy brie, sweet maple bacon, tangy pecorino and fresh spring onions?
La Barra: Taco loco
New pop-up in town, the guys behind Killa Dilla and Tacos del Rey bring their slow roasted meats and twisted Mexican tacos to Market Row. Try eight-hour pork shoulder with burnt pineapple or vegan mushroom adobo with cashew crema and guacamole. With magaritas, tequila and mescal.
Bottoms up: Blues Kitchen
Americana behemoth diner Blues Kitchen is hosting bottomless brunches packed with “hair of the dog” drinks, smashed avo, brekkie burgers, creole crab benedict, buttermilk pancakes, huevos rancheros and healthy granolas and grains. Washed down by a lively blues soundtrack.