Weekender: Ikea pop-up, Tetra Tank, Maman Le Mot

Cook for a dinner party at Ikea's pop-up dining restaurant, travel to 1943 for immersive dining experience Maman Le Mot or relax at Tetra's Tranquility Tank this weekend.

Ikea's The Dining Club is a DIY dining experience
Ikea's The Dining Club is a DIY dining experience

Ikea DIY dining experience

Swedish retailer Ikea is opening an immersive pop-up dining experience in London, called The Dining Clubwhere the diners are also the chefs. An expert chef will be on hand to offer guidance and supervision as visitors prepare their meal for up to 20 dinner party guests. The free experience will include food, booze and waiting staff who will also do the cleaning up afterwards.

Where: N&C Showrooms 3-10 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6PG 

When: 10-25 September

Tetra Tranquility Tank

Tetra, the manufacturer of fish food and aquarium products, will host an underground pop-up with a custom-built giant tank containing turtles, catfish, red crabs and angel fish alongside a host of other species and plant life. Tetra wants to inject an element of calm into the chaos of the daily commute with this relaxing sensory experience.

Where: Old Street Tube Station

When: 8-15 September

Maman Le Mot

At this immersive dining experience, produced by A Place in Time, the year is 1943 and you've been recruited as a top secret agent with a mission to get to the centre of operations for the French resistance. Once your mission is completed, you'll be transported to a Moulin Rouge-inspired eatery for a three course dinner. 

When: 9 September to 26 November

Where: Secret location, London Bridge

Also taking place this weekend, music festival Bestival returns to the Isle of Wight, and John Lewis and a host of other brands will be at OnBlackheath, a two-day music, arts and food festival held in London from 10-11 September. Yelp has also teamed up with Kankun Sauce to host Mexifest, a celebration of Mexican Independence Day at at Spitalfields Market London on 10 September. 

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