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 Chinese restaurant is right by Earl's Court station and comes from the same team behind Sichuan Folk, over on Hanbury Street, in Spitalfields. As the name more than suggests, the focus at both is on the food of the Sichuan province. That means dishes such as pork belly slices in garlic sauce, preserved eggs Sichuan style, beef strips with black pepper, pork slivers with garlic sprouts, kung pao chicken, boiled fish in chilli oil and 'ants climbing a tree' – a classic Sichuan dish of ground pork served with bean thread noodles. Lunch specials also feature.
Venue says: “Enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine from our laid-back yet sophisticated premises. We are a hotspot for foodies and spice-lovers alike.”