The venerable pie and mash shop F. Cooke on Broadway Market may be more than a century old, but it’s definitely not stuck in the past. During the month of August this historic eatery will be hosting plenty of alternative delights to pie, mash and liquor. Head down to the final weekend of Behind the Wall’s pop-up cocktail bar (August 2-3). The team will be mixing Martinis, Old Fashioneds and Collins (among other drinks), to be accompanied by Colchester oysters and eclectic music. Then taking the reins on August 10, two Aussie chefs with stints at two of Sydney’s best restaurants and Spice Temple as well as London’s St John Bread and Wine under their belts will be offering up a seven-course Chinese-inspired banquet. Dishes will be served family-style so you’ll be digging in with your neighbours on the communal tables.
By Way Of Chinatown takes place on August 10, from 7.30pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets. £30 each. BYOB, or buy beer and wine on site from Noble Fine Liquor. Find out more at facebook.com/ByWayOfpopup.