Popping up: 31st October - 2nd November

Friday 

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We couldn't get through today without one Halloween themed pop-up, so here it is: Bootleg Banquet. Their ghoulish grub is a four-course Halloween meal including pumpkin, thyme and feta souffle, squid ink linguine with pan fried squid, barbequed smokey beef back ribs and finishing off with the horrific sounding blood worms, chocolate soil and mud. They want people to dress up for the event, which is taking place in a warehouse on Ebor St and looks set to wake the dead with their DJs afterwards. Tickets cost £47 from here.

Saturday

No Rules by chef Ben Spalding is basically like a souped-up version of Ready, Steady, Cook, but without being presented by an annoying Ainsley Harriot. Although the supperclub is called No Rules, there are a couple of rules: - guests must bring two ingredients (one which they love, one which they hate) and the kitchen must use them at some point in the evening to cook as one of the dishes - and it must taste delicious. We're not exactly sure why Ben and his kitchen staff would want to put themselves through the pressure of this, but it sounds like an entertaining, tasty and novel way to spend Saturday night. Tickets cost a not-very-pocket-friendly £85 from here, but it's a three-and-a-half-hour of feasting that you're unlikely ever to repeat again. Just check out the list of dishes cooked at a previous dinner above!


Indian food gets a modern twist tonight as street food maestros Pao Wow will be serving up a five-course dinner at 119 Cafe in Clapton. Expect vibrant and healthy dishes from Bombay via Spain, Mexico and Turkey - so Guacamole Sev Puri, butter chicken croquetta, lamb belly with barley biryani and sweet yoghurt and cardamom scented meringue nests. The night costs £25, or £50 if you're feeling flush and would like all the dishes paired with wine. Well, it is the weekend, so why the hell not? Tickets available from here and the event starts at 7.30.