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POPdown by Cuisson (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Pan-Asian Borough Market

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A six-month pop-up in the heart of Borough Market.

Please note, POPdown by Cuisson has now closed. Time Out Food and Drink editors. 

What would you think of if someone said ‘interactive restaurant’? Alcoholic architecture? Eating your supper in a tree? That’s the kind of thing I thought of too. Popdown, a six-month pop-up from self-proclaimed experimental caterer Cuisson, bills itself as a ‘dining experience’, but don’t go expecting any wacky stuff. Do go for the five-course Asian-inspired feast. It’s seriously delicious.

Particularly good was a delicate sea bream ceviche served with yuzu (a citrus fruit) and juicy mooli (white radish) shavings. Other highlights were a fresh, nutty cucumber salad, and pork loin that came with sticky rice and wonderfully crisp, tiny fried onions.

But ‘interactive’? Well, unlike the downstairs bar – where £20 gets you two dishes plus a set of 3D goggles that, apparently, make it look like you’re eating on a Scottish beach – there’s little in the way of theatrics here. Unless you count one of the chefs coming to the table to apologise for a 25-minute third-course delay. Though there was interaction between customers, with strangers making new friends at two long tables.

All in all, though, this buzzing, shabby-chic dining room is a not-half-bad little place to pop down to.

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Address: 1 Cathedral Street
London
SE1 9DE
Transport: Tube: London Bridge
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