POPdown at The Vaults

The Vaults


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19:30 - 22:00 (doors at 17:00)
£39 Tickets
Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Supper Clubs
Over 18

After the success of PopDown at Borough Barista, in which we were consistently voted one of the finest pop-ups in the city, we are delighted to welcome you to our newest version of POPdown, POPdown to the The Vaults.

Running from the 20th October until January 2016 our very own Chavdar Todorov shall be at the stoves cooking up some of London’s finest dishes.

As with POPdown at Borough Barista, there shall be interactive elements along with sharing platters and plates, which are not as they seem this is a lot more than just dinner…

We shall be offering 4-5 courses showcasing the best of seasonal produce in this amazing venue underneath waterloo station! We also have a bar serving ‘Chefs cocktails’ designed by our chefs using modernist approaches to elevate these drinks to new levels.


- Cultured butter, homemade bread

- Endive, mandarin, walnut brittle, chilli, sorrel

- Salmon, jerusalem artichokes, bean salsa, soy, nasturtium

- Slow cooked brisket, fermented vegetables, beef tea

- Dark chocolate, pears, olive oil, cep


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Dinner commences at 7.30 

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The Vaults
Leake Street, London, SE1 7NN

South London

Nearest station:
Waterloo (Tube)


Please feel free to drop an email to bookings@cuisson.co.uk




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Great points: 1 Chefs taking their time to chat to diners - that's the experience - above plating up. 2 That sous vide salmon - and the dessert! But all food very good. 3 Nice place, atmosphere - people were enjoying themselves. To consider: 1 BYOB with corkage perhaps. Or at least a proper selection of wines. Those on offer were pretty average. Sour nuts cocktail particularly good. 2 Something to round off - dessert wine with the dessert perhaps? 3 Decent cutlery and seasoning on tables (personal bugbears, tho!) Thank you very much though - we'll return to the reincarnation of this pop-up (which I'm hoping might be minutes from my home!) Nicholas visited The Vaults on 16 Jan 2016
18 Jan 2016 by

Absolutely love the venue! The dining concept is a lot of fun but it's best enjoyed for those with indiscriminate palates. Overall an enjoyable and novel tasting experience which I would recommend. fullmetalpixie visited The Vaults on 15 Jan 2016
17 Jan 2016 by

Amazing night out! Really worth it. So cool to take part in plating up your food and speak to the chefs as they prepped. Yummy cocktails too! Lots of fun and great staff emmalnz visited The Vaults on 12 Jan 2016
16 Jan 2016 by

What a truly wonderful evening! It was my Dad's birthday and it was so great to do something different, fine dining standard food in an incredibly fun environment! They are used to nice restaurants and good food but it can get a little samey. He was blown away and loved the fact that he got to experience something that is not widely available. The salmon was another level sensational and the cocktails were incredible, my head the next day was not. Thanks for a memorable (from what I can remember :-)) evening! xxx Sam visited The Vaults on 12 Jan 2016
14 Jan 2016 by

Great fun, fabulous food, professional and friendly staff and cheery atmosphere in a good venue. Was good to see the chefs plating up and have a go too. Food and wine were outstanding and I'll be looking forward to more of these events and in this part of London. Sarah visited The Vaults on 09 Jan 2016
13 Jan 2016 by

Great evening, really enjoyed the concept. The food was absolutely amazing, as well. Being able to talk to and watch the chefs plating up was really great experience, would definitely do this again! Rachel visited The Vaults on 08 Jan 2016
10 Jan 2016 by

It was a brilliant night! A great interactive dining experience. A relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy superb food whilst talking to passionate and experienced chefs. We went with work, and it was fantastic. Richard visited The Vaults on 03 Dec 2015
07 Dec 2015 by

we had a great evening; the cocktails were good and the food delicious. the staff was very friendly and approachable and the whole experience was an original night out. only comment was on logistics: it took quite some time to seat everyone in the upstairs area. we were among the first seated and were eating our hands by the time it started! Ludovic visited The Vaults on 28 Nov 2015
30 Nov 2015 by

Had a great night. Food was delicious. Great way to learn about food, cooking technique and presentation. Chefs were enthusiastic, informative and approachable. Get involved to get the best out of the night. Different and fun evening out. Loved it. Emma visited The Vaults on 18 Nov 2015
20 Nov 2015 by

Awesome evening! Food and cocktails were delicious. Good service and great to find out how everything was cooked. I even got to have a go blowtorching the mackerel! Was the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed work dinner fredmunds visited The Vaults on 10 Nov 2015
12 Nov 2015 by

The evening was brilliant! The cocktails were great and the food was stunning. Really enjoyed the interactive element, speaking with the chefs and helping to plate up - all the staff were fabulous throughout. Would recommend! Denise visited The Vaults on 04 Nov 2015
09 Nov 2015 by

I expected a lot more. It took forever for the dishes to come out, there was no entertainment, it was very stuffy in the room and loud as well. The cocktails were excellent and very creative though!
09 Nov 2015 by

Fantastic people and food! A night recommended to everyone who has interest in food. Chat with the chefs about the dishes and help them do the plating or just enjoy the wines and company at your table. Fantastic night I will be back soon again Staffan visited The Vaults on 07 Nov 2015
09 Nov 2015 by

Superb experience with super nice chefs that took us through an explosion of flavours obtained with a range of culinary techniques that I was not aware of. Spoiler alert: bubbly baths, dehydrated stuff and fermented things will make you wish the night just kept on! claire visited The Vaults on 03 Nov 2015
07 Nov 2015 by

Good food. We were able to have an alternative option (vegetarian) for one of the four courses. The staff was very enthusiastic, helpful and friendly. I did not like the premises, looking rough. The vaults let noise travel, and unfortunately our neighbours were unreasonably noisy. This lack of manners is not the organisers' fault, but the communal tables do not help. We were asked to keep our cutlery for two more courses. Too canteeny for me. The toilets were dingy, and the toilet area shared with a nightclub so it was cordoned off, meaning a convoluted way to get to it. Overall an interesting experience but no place for a quiet conversation and for the price, we could have eaten in a restaurant with nicer surroundings. Ariana visited The Vaults on 30 Oct 2015
01 Nov 2015 by

We were a party of 6 . We had a really great evening . The food was excellent , all of us enjoyed the entire menu . Terrific atmosphere. Lovely staff. We will be back. josephine visited The Vaults on 27 Oct 2015
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