Roof top pop-up
Now that the sun is haphazardly consenting to peep tantalisingly from behind the clouds, the summer pop-ups are coming thick and fast.
Background Bars are setting up at Dalston Roof Park (above) this week and will draw on the venue’s edible garden to mix cocktails and teas, while fried chicken aficionados The Wing Men will serve up their smoked chicken wings smothered in exciting sauces, including flaming peach, apricot hot sauce and Korean BBQ.
Odd gimmicky venue of the month goes to Mr Fogg’s, opening in Mayfair on May 13, which reckons it’s a re-creation of the home of Jules Verne’s fictional Around The World In 80 Days adventurer, Phileas Fogg.
Guests will find themselves in a period drawing room decorated with artefacts from Fogg’s travels, and the bar promises a global drinking adventure inspired by “Victorian cocktailian culture”. It’s from the folks behind Berlusconi-inspired pizza and karaoke joint Bunga Bunga. This could go either way. 15 Bruton Lane, W1J 6JD
Just when you thought we couldn’t get trendier, we thought we’d flag up The Slider Decider at The Gun, Docklands on May 16, where some of London’s best eateries will be cooking up extravagant mini-burgers. A £10 ticket gets you two beers, two sliders and a taste of some of the creations. thegundocklands.com/sliderdecider