Popping up: 25th - 27th July

Friday 

Ever wondered about the life of a forager? Rambling through the country, picking up wild fruits, herbs, vegetables, mushrooms (hopefully not the magic sort...that's a whole different trip) then cooking them over an open fire? Well, wonder no more as Bistrotheque have invited Finnish chef and foraging enthusiast Sami Tallberg to produce a vegetarian feast tonight in their restaurant. Depending on what Sami and the other chefs have managed to gather from the day's trip to Hackney Marshes, expect dishes like chilled sorrel soup, wild mushrooms with cauliflower, licorice and parsley or raspberries with almonds and Moscato d'Asti. Book a table from 7pm tonight to take a walk on the wild side. Check out more details here.

Or, why not try something different tonight with a Nepalese meal? Rajiv's Kitchen takes over upstairs at Palm 2 with an array of beautiful dishes to give you a true taste of the country. The meal will include chicken momos (a sort of dumpling) Bheda and Achaar (lamb meatballs on a bed of spicy aubergines and chutney) and zhinga maacha (prawn and coconut curry). The meal starts from 7.30pm, tickets cost £28 from here and the good news is it's BYOB, which always ensures for a well-lubricated dinner, in our experience.

Saturday 

We love a good pun at Chomping Ground. And if Knife and Pork's food is as good as their name, then you're in for a real treat. K&P take over The St John of Jerusalem church on Lauriston Road in their monthly banquet, and on the menu this time is a five-course meal culminating in a 36-hour sous vide Gloucester Old Spot belly of pork with apple chutney - a truly religious experience, in our opinion. Tickets cost £36.50 from here, that marvellous acronym BYOB is out to play again and the holy fun starts at 7pm.