• Hydrogen experiments

    Join philosopher of science and physics, Leverhulme fellow, Dr Eleanor Knox and artist Nick Laessing for an exploration through fringe science.

    Laessing has recently produced a series of works investigating the idealistic claims of inventors who believe water can be readily transformed into hydrogen gas and used as a clean alternative to fossil fuels.

    We'll be cooking with hydoxy gas on the evening whilst Nick and Eleanor discuss the nature of utopian claims of fringe science and the pursuit of the arcane.
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  • Breakfast bites with Charles

    Breakfast Bites with Charles takes the often-overlooked first meal of the day to new heights with creative takes on classic breakfast dishes.

    Expect a range of breakfast inspired canapés followed by a three course brunch menu coupled with the Rooftop Cafe’s unique wine and cocktail offering. 
    Tickets: £30 – includes canapés, three course brunch + a glass of prosecco on arrival
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  • Irasshai Japanese Supper Club at The Rooftop Cafe

    Irasshai at The Rooftop Cafe is brought to you by husband and wife team Dheerna and Shunta. 
    After 10 years in Japan running a deli in Setagaya, Tokyo, they are taking their first steps onto the London culinary scene with an evening of gyoza and specialist Japanese Beer.
    Also on offer will be a taster of Japanese pickles, cocktails and rice balls.  
    Join us for a lazy Sunday afternoon of good food, good drink and a sprinkling of Japanese Hip Hop.
    Tickets include gyoza and a beer.
    We hope to see you here.
    Tickets available here 
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  • Capturing the universe | 10th July | 7pm

    Join Professor Neil Lambert, staff physicist at CERN, for a guided tour of the normally enclosed world of quantum mechanics.  We'll be joined by artist Alejandro Guijarro, whose most recent work involves photographs of blackboards in quantum mechanics classes around the world.  
    The discussion will be led by Dr Daniel Glaser, previously head of engaging science at The Wellcome Trust and now Director of Science Engagement, King's Cultural Institute. We'll be serving sharing plates and drinks in The Rooftop Cafe.
    This event has now sold out.
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  • Eat Your Words with Owen Sheers | 17th July | 7pm

    Join us on Wednesday 17th July for a three-course meal interwoven with readings from novelists Joanna RossiterNaomi Wood and acclaimed poet Owen Sheers.  
    You can get your tickets here.
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  • Selin Kiazim's Trinkets

    Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th May | Selin Kiazim | Trinkets
    Selin Kiazim
    Selin Kiazim, until recently head chef at award winning Kopapa in central London, comes to the Rooftop Cafe as guest chef for one weekend. Selin’s food takes inspiration from her Turkish Cypriot heritage and is focussed on communal eating; encouraging conversations about food by sharing dishes between diners. She is inspired by flavours from travels, friends and fellow chefs. Selin’s food has no boundaries or easy categorisation, she is constantly experimenting and innovating, combining classic flavours with new ingredients from around the world. 
    Selin enjoys competitive cooking and has competed all over the world including Mexico, New Zealand and Geneva, winning numerous titles.  Highlights have included: bronze and silver awards with junior Team GB in the Culinary Olympics in 2008; finalist on BBC3’s Young Chef of the Year in 2009; Spanish Young Chef of the Year in 2010 and then finalist/semifinalist for National Chef of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2012, winning a place to train at Feran Adrià's prestigious El Bulli.
    Undoubtedly, Selin Kiazim is one of London’s most exciting female chefs. Ahead of plans to start her own place we're happy to welcome her to our grill for a weekend of great food.
    The menu
    £40 - 7 sharing plates
    Wood fired Turkish bread served with:
    Caramelised onion tapenade, paprika yoghurt _ tomato tartare
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    BBQ quail glazed with oregano, sumac _ palm sugar, minted caper dressing
    Kisir: Spiced bulgur wheat, spring onion _ walnut salad
    BBQ Miso asparagus, sticky green beans _ fennel seed
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    Crispy lamb breast glazed with pomegranate sauce, yoghurt _ herbs
    Chilli roast cauliflower, Turkish pistachios, red onion _ parsley
    BBQ Mackerel, yellow bean dressing, watermelon, smoky mushrooms _ coriander
    All served with a Sea purslane, Romaine lettuce _ feta salad for the table
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    Lemon sponge, kaymak honey, ginger poached peaches _ caramelised rosemary filo shards
    Tickets
    The ticket price will be deducted from your bill.  Follow this link to the tickets booking page http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/6339239837
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  • James Lowe at The Rooftop Cafe

    The Exchange continues it's series of guest chef supper clubs with James Lowe and Alex Whyte.
    James Lowe                              
    During his career James has cooked at The River Café, La Trompette, The Fat Duck and St John Bread _ Wine in the UK, as well as internationally at Wd50 and Blue Hill in New York, and the ground breaking Noma in Denmark. Most recently he has been cooking as part of the Young Turks, which he co-founded. He has spent the last seven years searching for the best British farmers, producers and ingredients on a quest to share his passion for British cooking. We're really excited to have James showing off the best of British ingredients at The Rooftop Cafe.
    Tutto Wines
    Alex Whyte and Damiano Fiamma startedTutto Wines to share with London the wines of Italy they love to drink. These are wines from growers who have a respect for the grape, the land and winemaking traditions. From the delicate alpine Nebbiolo of Valtellina, to Marsala's thewy, salty Grillo. Grapes and places you may not have heard of that produce thrilling wines. They travel to Italy regularly to seek out wines of balance, grace and most of all drinkability. Wines that speak of where they are from and complement the food on the table. Tutto Wines supply a number of London's top restaurants including the Rooftop Cafe and we're thrilled to taste what rarities these guys have in store.
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  • Morgan M

    Wednesday 20th March sees The Exchange launch its series of guest chef supper clubs with acclaimed French chef Morgan Meunier.
    Morgan has an impressive CV. Starting his career in 1992 with michelin starred Patrick Guenon at L'Eau Sauvage in Bonneville, France, Meunier went on to train with a fist full of legendary 3 Michelin-starred chefs including Michel Guérard.
    We're delighted to have tempted Morgan away from his eponymous Morgan M restaurant to begin a series of events at The Rooftop Cafe showcasing the best of London's chefs and producers.
    Purchase your tickets here.
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  • Smörgåsbord

    On January 28th, 51 Degrees will present Smörgåsbord at The Rooftop Café. A succession of unique Nordic-themed taster courses provided by Andrei Lesment, head chef at Verru  that promises “cuisine you have never before experienced in London” - matched with cocktails by Nordic Bar, canapés by The Nordic Bakery, and a selection of the region’s ales for an evening of complete gastronomy. Places are limited, please book in advance here.
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  • Street Doctors Strategy Day

    The Exchange recently hosted the Street Doctors strategy day.  Street Doctors is a group of over seventy volunteers who are all doctors or doctors in training. They teach young offenders the immediate management of traumatic injuries. Teaching gives young offenders skills and confidence in pre-hospital care as well as facilitating a change in their attitude towards violence. We have been up and running for three years, and teach in Liverpool,Manchester, London and Nottingham.
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  • Business model innovation at the bottom of the pyramid

    Thursday, 6th December saw Impact Lab and LAB Open Innovation joined forces to host a discussion on Business Model Innovation for Bottom of the Pyramid. 
    The speakers were drawn from a range of backgrounds and represented organisations as diverse as the London School of Economics,  The City of London Corporation,  The Shell Foundation and IBM.
    Discussion was focused on how to create profitable businesses with the potential to serve the needs of the 65% of the world’s population who earn less than $4000/year.
    Consensus on solutions focussed on collaboration between corporates, professionals, academics, government, investors and entrepreneurs. 
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  • Previous events

    Vedanta
    Earlier this summer The Exchange played host to the worlds leading proponent of Vedanta, Swamiji Parthasarathy as part of the Young Presidents Organisation.  
    Vedanta is derived from two words Veda - Knowledge, and Anta - End. Vedanta means the end of knowledge. This ancient philosophy presents eternal principles of life and living. It programmes a life of mental peace combined with dynamic action in the world.  For more information on Vedanta watch this video.
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