It's fair to say that Borough has cornered the market on, er, markets – bringing together all manner of fabulous foodie produce. And now they've got their sights set on pop-ups too, with this, a two-month restaurant located right at the very ground-zero of ingredients. Working with seasonal finds fresh from the market, a team of guest chefs will put together an ever-changing menu of 10 small plates – think pork rillettes with pickled russet apples, or perhaps salt-baked soused radish, with beaufort cheese, walnut and sage pesto – priced from £6-£16.
Now that's what we call, ahem, market value.
Until 31 March
Borough Plates, 1 Cathedral Street, SE1 9AL
Familiar with the works of Scottish national poet Robert Burns? No, us neither. But happily we ARE familiar with the works of east London party outfit Burns Baby Burns, who are back to throw their yearly bash his honour. Needless to say, festivities are more Scottish than a tartan-wearing bagpiper named Hamish – including, as they do, a three-course Burns Night supper (giant haggis included), twirling fire poles, face painters, whisky by the barrel-load and the most riotous ceilidh in town. Which all sounds like poetry to us.
26-28 Jan; from £40
Burns Baby Burns, St. John's at Hackney Church, Lower Clapton Rd, E5 0PD