The pop-up scene in London is exciting all year round but when Winter arrives many festive-themed restaurants arrive with their fantastic flavours, winter warmers and rich, wholesome filling menus. London’s winter pop-ups offer so much fun and festivity you won’t want them to leave so make sure you visit as many as possible before Spring arrives.
Pergola on the Roof
The Nordic Forest at Pergola on the Roof turns the top of the BBC television centre into a Scandinavian paradise. The mystical forest is contained within a dome so the chill is kept at bay and a huge range of different delicious food options are available with restaurant settings within the forest from Snaps & Rye, Le Bab, Patty & Bun and Le Bao.
The Nutella Terrace
Less restaurant more hazelnut chocolate wonderland, the Nutella Terrace at Harvey Nichols’ Knightsbridge is a fantastically festive alpine lodge. Have Nutella with everything from homemade crepes with Nutella and fruit to warming Porridgella. The Italian feel of the whole experience makes it that little bit more magical and we dare you to leave without trying one of their host toasted focaccia rolls lathered in Nutella.
The Lodge, Clapham
From the king of the pop-up Jimmy Garcia, the atmospheric alpine Lodge is back for 2016. Last year was a huge success and this year an equally appealing and flavourful menu is on offer. Wild game and fondue top the menu with other festive treats. Cosy tipples come in the form of traditional hot toddies and potent concoctions. The alpine lodge surrounds just add to the warm cosy atmosphere and
The Gardening Society’s Festive Forest
On the roof of John Lewis offering up wild highland-inspired dishes is Mac & Wild taking over the Gardening Society. Views across Oxford Street are breath-taking and the food is parked with Mac & Wild’s delicious and magical dishes. Their award-winning ‘Veni-Moo’ beef at the heart of the menu with masterclasses in their signatures recipes and fine whisky taking place too. For something extra special there are private lodges for small parties of up to 10.
Little Feast, Shepherd’s Bush Yard
Promising ‘dining done differently’ Little Feast is back to Shepherd’s Bush Market for a second year, but this time there’s a wintry theme. Last time around it was the height of summer when they cooked up a storm but this time it’s all about the warming wintry treats. Snuggle under blankets with flagons of cider in the heated seating area and enjoy the quirky surrounds of an English winter garden. Vendors include some of London’s favourite restaurant such as Cheeky Burger, Bull & Rancher and Nanny Bill’s.
Forza Winter, Peckham
Much-awaited after last year’s success Forza Winter returns in 2016 with an exciting new menu. A social feast with the chance to gorge on wonderful wintry courses, including much-awaited short ribs with juniper and wild mushroom pappardelle, with several nightly sittings organised throughout the winter. Forza began as a simple Fondue Feast in 2012 but now incorporates fantastic Italian classics with a modern and wintry twist.