Eat delicious food, make new friends and bring your own booze. It’s no surprise that supper clubs have been gaining popularity with adventurous diners over the last few years.
Over here at Grub Club HQ, we’ve been to a lot of them! So whether you’re a newbie supper clubber wanting to test out the water or a seasoned supper club aficionado looking for more to tick off your checklist, here’s our picks of the very best supper clubs in London:
The London Foodie
One of the very best (and hardest to get into!) supper clubs in London, The London Foodie’s events take place in Luiz Hara’s lovely home in Islington.
After leaving a job in investment banking, Luiz travelled to Japan to learn more about the cuisine before starting the Grand Diplome at Le Cordon Bleu in London. Now he puts his skills into practice serving up amazing Japanese feasts to hungry supper clubbers.
Seats always sell out far in advance so be sure to email Luiz as soon as you can when you know when you’d like to attend.
That Hungry Chef
Thought being seated at the chef’s table was the pinnacle of dining experiences? Go one step further by eating around the dinner table of a Michelin trained chef’s own home!
That Hungry Chef, Pratap Chahal, has worked in the kitchen of Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, Chez Bruce, Cinnamon Club and Galvin Bistrot. Now he invites lucky diners in his Islington home for indulgent fusion dinners inspired by his Indian heritage and travels around the world.
His menus frequently change around the seasons. Join him in December to feast like an Indian king, in summer for a secret garden BBQ or in autumn for a tantalising menu themed around perfume.
A Little Lusciousness
Rosie (a.k.a. A Little Lusciousness) is our hostess with the mostess. With a string of 5* reviews to her name, she’s been wowing diners across London with her fun, food filled evenings which celebrate the best of British seasonal produce.
Whether you’re dancing around the juke box in her home or feasting on an Indian inspired feast on the rooftop of the old BBC Centre car park, you’re guaranteed to be greeted with a warm welcome and friendly company wherever she pops up next.
And as a West Londoner herself, she keeps her pop-ups local so East Londoners don’t get to have all the fun after all!
Share a table with some perfect strangers, make new friends and enjoy a traditional Vietnamese feast at Uyen Luu’s lovely home in Hackney. Jamie Oliver and Ellie Goulding have already given the supper club their stamp of approval!
The menus are always a surprise on the evening but Saigon fresh rolls with pork belly, prawns, perilla, cockscombe, mint & coriander, prawn lollies in sugar cane and beef in betel leaves are just a few of the dishes you could be presented with.
Having arrived in Hackney from Saigon as refugees from the Communist regime, cooking plays an important part in connecting her to her family and the country she’s from so you can guarantee every meal is cooked with a lot of love.
The Water House Project
By day, Gabriel Waterhouse chefs in Michelin starred Galvin La Chapelle. By night he invites diners into his modest home in Bethnal Green for a more informal dining experience.
The Water House Project focuses on the “less is more” approach – British food, cooked well with good quality ingredients. The menu includes five courses and an aperitif with a generous cheeseboard to finish leaving you rolling out the door happy and full.
Previous dishes have included roast quail with cranberries and pine nuts, and baked apple soufflé with cinnamon & mincemeat ice cream. Seats sell out far in advance so you’ll need to beat the regulars to get a taste!
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