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.
Coq d’Argent Bar & Grill
Located at 1 Poultry on a rooftop, this classic French restaurant offers up a seasonal menu with the chance to look out at London’s skyline whilst dining. Round the corner from St Paul’s, it could be seen as a city boy haunt, however, the approachable grill menu isn’t too daunting, with a large selection of fruits de mer and reasonably priced starters. Despite the a-la-carte mains being rather pricey, there’s an affordable set menu of £25 for three courses available in the grill. The bar menu is incredibly extensive, with wines from almost every region of France as well as worldwide. On Mondays selected bottles are also available at retail price to kick-start your week.
Venue says: “Make it a special day for your mum with a view of the skyline – and a fantastic three course menu for £39 per person.”