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Time-limited luxuries

Four weekly pop-up restaurants arrive at a soon-to-be revealed Canary Wharf location

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Time-limited luxuries

June 20 2011
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Canary Wharf is perhaps not an obvious go-to for gastronomes in need of a culinary fix, but for one month only – from June 24 – London’s business district will play host to Restaurants in Residence (R in R), a month-long event featuring four pop-ups from London’s dining scene – all housed in an empty office building, currently known only as Create House.

Each pop-up will be taking up residency for one week, and first in line is The Clove Club, an East London-based private dining club famous for eats such as peppered lamb rump with cucumber and watermint sauce and a moreish black cherry and brown sugar ice cream. Then, A Little of What You Fancy, the quirky Kingsland Road eatery, will take the culinary reins, focusing on London-sourced produce for the week – everything from Stoke Newington smoked salmon to fennel tops grown in Old Street.

The third week is to be claimed by Shacklewell Nights, a “hidden dining venture” normally based in a disused clothing factory in Dalston, and the event will culminate with a week of Wadeson Street-based Bistrotheque’s French cuisine.

Create House will not only be a temporary home for culinary pop-ups, the location will also provide a canvas for artwork from emerging talent, including Design for Interaction and Moving Image graduates from London College of Communication, who have created interactive works with Shoreditch-based Nexus Productions for the occasion.

Reservations can be made online now, and the location of Create House will be revealed on the Create Festival website on June 24.