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.
The London base for contemporary, upmarket Shanghai restaurant Bright Courtyard, which can be found by a five-minute walk from the back of Selfridges or 10 minutes from the Marble Arch corner of Hyde Park. Food ranges from dim sum to traditional Shanghai dishes, such as spicy jellyfish and sugar-coated redside dace, to more modern Cantonese fare, including roasted pigeon (not from the streets of London thankfully) and tea-infused king prawns. Plenty of prosecco, Champagne and wine options are on hand, plus sake, beer and soft drinks.
Venue says: “We're a Chinese restaurant on Baker Street.”