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4 Unusual Pop Ups To Try In April

Helen Graves
By Helen Graves Last edited 12 months ago
4 Unusual Pop Ups To Try In April
Guests at Chuku's Nigerian tapas restaurant play Lagos Monopoly.

Fancy something a little different for dinner in April? Here are four of the most unusual pop-up restaurants happening this month.

A goat themed dinner in Regent's Park

Indian chef Romy Gill is partnering with James Whetlor of Cabrito Goat Meat (supplier of goat to London's restaurants) at a one-off dinner at the Melia White House in Regent's Park.

Romy will be preparing a bespoke four-course menu using Cabrito's kid goat, and the menu will be paired with a selection of Nyetimber English sparkling wines.

Using the flavours she grew up with in India, Romy’s menu will show off the delicate flavour of Cabrito kid goat using a selection of different cooking methods and spices. Dishes will include a pulled goat kebab with pomegranate raita, apple and cabbage slaw, and a goat curry with coconut milk.

The dinner will take place on 13 April from 7pm, tickets cost £35pp to include dinner and wine tasting. Buy tickets here.

Goats are now on the menu.

The wine bar with no wine

White Lyan are opening a pop-up wine bar at Lantana Cafe in Shoreditch, but they won't be serving wine. Rather than using grapes, the 'wines' have been created by "taking the flavour profile of wine and deconstructing it, to then rebuild it in a different way. Elements tasted on the palate when drinking wine — cherry, apricot, lemon, apple — have all been used as ingredients and put through a controlled fermentation process to create a drink which tastes like wine."

The 'wines' available will include Spring Break White (apple flower, rhubarb tea, poached apricots), Guilty Pleasures Rosé (hibiscus, peppered watermelon, canned strawberry) and Whirlwind Red (oaked cherry, spring grapes, lapsang, sage).

The bar is open from 11-16 April 2016 at Lantana Cafe Shoreditch, Unit 2, Oliver's Yard, 55 City Road, EC1Y 1HQ between 5.30pm-10.30pm.

The wine isn't what it seems at White Lyan.

A pop-up dedicated to avocados

Avocado on toast was the most Instagrammed brunch dish of last year, but shit just got serious. Meredith O'Shaughnessy, a creator of London pop-ups, has come up with a five-course menu based entirely around the fashionable fruit.

There will be an avocado margarita on arrival, followed by a festival of avocado that can't fail to satisfy even the most die-hard fan. You'll even receive a 'grow your own avocado' kit to take home. This month's pop-up is on 10 April. Tickets are selling out fast...

Tickets available here at £55pp.

Nigerian food for sharing at Chuka's.

Nigerian Tapas in Clerkenwell

The Clerkenwell Kitchen will host a 'Nigerian tapas' restaurant called Chuku's this weekend (with further dates announced soon). Set up by brother-sister duo Emeka and Ifeyinwa Frederick, Chuku’s will serve a mixture of traditional and experimental dishes with Nigerian flavours.

The restaurant has the slogan "chop, chat, chill" — chop is Nigerian pidgin for 'eat' and the duo want the restaurant to be a place for people to relax and spend time chatting with friends over their food.

Chuku’s is at The Clerkenwell Kitchen, 27 - 31 Clerkenwell Close, EC1R 0AT on 10 April from 1pm-7pm.

Last Updated 07 April 2016