It's common to hear of wine-pairing with food, and beer-matching isn't rare, but how about music-pairing? A new series of pop-up summer lunches at The Doodle Bar in Battersea means you can listen to live Cajun and blues while slurping up a Louisiana crayfish boil; rock out to some reggae while chomping on top notch jerk; or gyrate to gypsy beats at an Argentinian barbecue.
Each Dockside Diner event is themed according to the chef on the day. Choose from Crayfish Bob — who gets you about as close to Louisiana as you can get on an Oyster card (and includes crayfish racing). Then there's Caribbean street food stall Mama’s Jerk — a regular at Camden Lock, Street Feast, and one of our top picks for Notting Hill Carnival. Or try Constancia on the Road — the street version of Constancia, Bermondsey's family-run Argentine grill, or Italian Supper Club, which aims to deliver that special Italian tradition of long, meandering mealtimes and wine-sipping late into the evening.
Dockside Diner runs until 19 September on various days. Dining costs £28-£35, depending on who's cooking. See the website for full details.