One of the biggest food trends in London over the past couple of years has been the rise of pub residencies by street food traders. As these residences move pretty fast, Dan Calladine from Londonpopups.com will be keeping track of the ones to check out each month, starting with March:
Fowl Mouths at King & Co, Clapham
Fowl Mouths – who aren’t at all sweary – serve up their own take on Japanese comfort food all around their capital and launched their first major residency last month. There's only a few weeks left to try dishes such as kara-age, belly pork, korroke Scotch eggs, and much more – so go along and catch a rising star. Serving daily until March 13, weekdays from 5pm, weekends from noon. The King & Co, 100 Clapham Park Rd, SW4 7BZ.
Tiberi at The Duke’s Head, Highgate
Tiberi dish up the finest Barcelona munchies 'with a vanguard twist' and have previously set up shop at Fenchurch Street market, Beavertown Brewery tap room, Brick Lane Market and Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. They'll be making a return trip to the Duke’s Head where you can expect a mix of small sweet and savoury plates and larger ‘knife and fork’ dishes. Serving daily in March, noon–10pm. The Duke’s Head, 16 Highgate High St, N6 5JG.
Italian Jack at Rosemary Branch Theatre, Hoxton
Italian Jack is a collaboration between former street foodie The Bell & Brisket and Italian chef Davide Grigolato, serving up British classics with Italian flair. They're taking over the kitchen at Rosemary Branch Theatre in Hoxton with a strong menu including their take on bangers and mash, a weekend of brunches and great big Sunday roasts. Serving Tuesday–Thursday evenings, and Friday–Sunday from lunchtime onwards. The Rosemary Branch Theatre, 2 Shepperton Rd, N1 3DT.
Stephen Fries Burger at The Three Compasses, Dalston
Stephen Fries (no relation) have been popping up in London since 2012 and now they've moved to The Three Compasses in Dalston for six months. The imaginatively named burgers (‘Debbie Does Dalston’, and ‘Meat is Murder’ – their vegetarian one) are excellent and come with a range of sides. Serving Monday-Friday evenings and Saturdays from noon (plus there’s another chef doing roasts on Sundays). The Three Compasses, 99 Dalston Lane, E8 1NH.