Every car park, rooftop and towpath at the more trendy end of London is filling up fast with food trucks, fancy cocktails and, if you're lucky, the odd art installation. Red Market, one of London's first pop-up street food markets (est. 2011) has now reopened for another season of alfresco revelry. Food this year includes tandoor-cooked rotis from the head chef of Whitechapel Punjabi restaurant Tayyabs and pizzas from Voodoo Ray's in Dalston. There will also be cocktails, DJ sets and a fake beach. What more could you wish for in the capital? Good weather, perhaps?
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288-299 Old St, EC1V 9DP. Open Wed-Sat, 5pm-midnight.
Demoiselle by Galvin
Located at Harrods, just around the corner from the department store's Georgian restaurant, this new dining spot from the Galvin brothers' stable benefits from a bucketload of light. There's a terrace too, if you feel the window frames, grilles, jambs and whatnot are getting in the way of your sun. An accessible food menu ranges from shellfish bisque with cheese straws, charcuterie boards and Galvin-cure smoked salmon to spatchcock poussin and a Galvin burger 'de luxe royale', both cooked on the Josper grill. Lemon sole meunière with brown shrimps and cucumber and a baked lobster fishcake also feature. Desserts include crème caramel and tarte-tatin with crème Normande. French and English cheeses are available, too.
Venue says: “Join us for the two best meals of the day - brunch and afternoon tea!”