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 Chelsea newcomer looks like it's keeping things simple, billing itself as somewhere with only one dish on the menu: a 12oz sirloin steak cooked on the bone to your liking, with a starter salad and a portion of hand-cut chips, all for £20. However, there's also a truffle mac and cheese aimed at vegetarians, and a tomahawk steak for two to share. Orange Elephant takes its name from a South Devonshire breed of cow given theirs thanks to their wide faces, big ears and rust-coloured coats. All the cooking is done in Big Green Eggs, the ceramic indoor charcoal barbecues currently the plaything of every barbecue chef worth their salt. Well, those who can afford them anyway. The drinks list includes wines designed to complement the steaks, alongside a short cocktail list. To finish there's a choice of Orange Elephant ice creams or cheese from Neal's Yard Dairy.
Venue says: “New Sunday menu available to 'meat' all your Orange Elephant needs.”