when mac met cheese

Let me just warn you now, if you like the look of this place you need to get there ASAP – the pop up’s last day is this Friday 4th!

The pop up in question is When Mac Met Cheese, a place I think I discovered on twitter. I knew from months ago that they had set up a temporary home in Bayswater and had been meaning to go ever since, but it was only last weekend that we finally made it there.

They have a short and sweet menu, from which we chose the Mum’s Classic and the Cheesy Green Afro. The weekly special sounded slightly strange (it was barbecue sauce flavoured?) so we skipped that, but they change it up every week (they had a lobster one the other week which we missed out on!).

We did also have a cheeky lychee martini, because lychee martinis have magical happiness-inducing ingredients. I’m sure of it.

They come in take away boxes (handy if you have leftovers, which we definitely did not), and as for the taste? It’s down to earth, classic, and pure comfort food. What won me over was the pasta – it wasn’t overcooked and mushy to the point of being baby food (often can happen with mac & cheese), and everything taste fresh and very much “just made”. My favourite was the broccoli and stilton one – the cheese wasn’t too strong and the broccoli wasn’t overcooked which was a bonus (I have a thing about overcooked food, can you tell?).

Although we weren’t entirely sold on the idea of the fried oreos, we had to give them a try just for the novelty factor!

They were… interesting. Actually, they were very simple – oreos, fried! It was an experience but I think I prefer them in its original form.

Overall, it’s a great concept for a pop up and I’m sure if they find a permanent home in London, it would be a popular spot for a relaxed weekend lunch or a quick stop on the way home from work with a friend or two. Until then, they only have a few days left so scoot yourself over there quick!

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  • Reply Ice Pandora

    Awww too bad that's a pop-up store :cI don't like that they come in take away boxeswhich are a less environmentally friendly.Having that said, gimme that glass of lycheemartini and that broccoli mac & cheese :DI hate overcooked vegetables as well.. Xx

    June 30, 2014 at 12:18 pm
  • Reply Jane

    oh my gosh that looks so good. and fried oreos? how interesting!

    June 30, 2014 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply Naomi Wilson

    Drooling over everything in this post. If only I was organised enough to write down all these amazing places you review before visiting London!Mac & cheese is my favourite comfort food, and although I love homemade stuff, there is nothing like an indulgent version with a super strong cheese flavour and a crispy topping.N

    June 30, 2014 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Alice

    Oh my, now I really want mac n cheese. DAMN THIS HEALTHY EATING THING!!Genuinely though, this looks awesome!Alice xx |The Cup and Saucer

    June 30, 2014 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply Paula- SimplicityisBeauty

    Mac and Cheese has always been my guilty pleasure! Looks so tasty! haha 🙂 x

    July 1, 2014 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Marla Rogers

    OHHH MYYY GODDD. That looks too good to be true. The crustiness! The melty cheese! That lychee martini ughdlfgjhdlfgh why must you kill me so!?

    July 1, 2014 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply Tamsin Lim

    Oh my gosh. Mac and cheese is possibly my favourite food ever, and lychee martinis my favourite drink (though also not sure about deep-fried oreos!) – I AM GOING. Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention! Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

    July 1, 2014 at 10:34 pm
  • Reply Valerie

    I can't believe I've never heard of them! I like the idea of takeaway boxes. Yours looked amazing btw. Kinda drooling now!! xx

    July 4, 2014 at 5:55 am
  • Reply Sharlynn Ng

    Omgawd…that mac and cheese in a box looks so damn delicious! I totally would love to try the one with broccoli!

    July 5, 2014 at 7:47 am
  • Reply Emma

    Oh no! Can't believe I missed this pop up.I only tried Mac n Cheese for the first time recently, so a bit annoyed I missed this!!

    July 6, 2014 at 6:59 pm
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