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.
This 'sky bar, kitchen and club' at the M by Montcalm Hotel comes from a collaboration between Anthony Demetre (of Arbutus and Wild Honey) and catering-cum-restaurant group, Searcy's. The focus is on British food and drinks. Dishes on the a la carte range from ox tongue with green vegetable salsa and oyster mayo to ricotta gnudi with endive, pear, parmesan and walnut vinaigrette, roast halibut with mussels, sweet onions and parsley, and belly of pork with heritage carrots, cavolo nero and grapefruit relish. Cocktails also feature, alongside a wine selection offering a good number by the glass and carafe. Keep an eye out for prix-fixe lunches, too.
Venue says: “Bottomless mimosa brunch and spectacular views! Choose three dishes and enjoy bottomless mimosas for two hours for £37 per person.”