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 Coriander - Barbican
The latest in a mini chain of Indian restaurants, specialising in Northern Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine. All the usual curries line the menu (tikka masala, dansak, balti, etc.), plus a selection of byryanis and various tandoori meats, fish or prawns. Specialties include slow-cooked lamb meatballs in the kachila, and Gurkha Jingha – prawns marinated in mustard, lemon and ground spices. Originally founded in Essex, The Coriander made its first London home in Vauxhall, followed by north and south London branches in Oakwood and Blackheath.
Venue says: “Our food is a delicate blend of Northern Indian and Bangladeshi flavours combined to create a unique taste to tantalise all palates.”