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.
Just around the corner from Bond Street station on James Street, Cocochan is a pan-Asian restaurant offering up exotic blends of Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisine. From dim sum to sushi, there’s a little bit of everything on the menu, dishes include chilli squid shichimi salt, crispy duck salad with cashew and watermelon, tiger prawn tempura and an array of sashimi. There are three different dining areas and patio seating that make for a good spot to enjoy after-dinner drinks, or grab a quick bite to eat away from the hustle of Oxford Circus.