There’s a time and a place for pristine white tablecloths and decadent five-course dinners, but if you fancy something a little different try dining at one of the UK's best and quirkiest new supper clubs.
Offering so much more than a just a menu, prepare to be dazzled by our pick of the most innovative, immersive dining experiences around – all kicking off now…
KinoVono Chez Marivanna
Immersive dining at its best, KinoVino is a cinema-supper club, that brings together some of the best chefs and films from around the world. Each event offers film screenings and sit-down dinners with unique menus inspired by the movies, for an entirely immersive experience that’s shared between an intimate group of guests. The next edition is Russian-inspired, so expect traditional zakuski, ice-cold vodka, as well as live DJ performances. The film showing will be Mikhail Bulgakov’s A Dog’s Heart.
22nd September 2016. MariVanna, 116 Knightsbridge, SW1
POPdown by Cuisson
Set in the heart of bustling Borough Market, luxury gastronomy experts will transform an old Victorian building into a luxurious dining room, giving food lovers a treat with their mouth-watering five-course Asian feast, lovingly prepared by Michelin-starred chefs. Inspired by the local market traders and their produce, this sumptuous seasonal banquet is available each week from Tuesday to Saturday, and will be accompanied by your choice of carefully selected wines and cocktails designed by Cuisson’s in-house mixologist. Not bad for £45 all in.
From July – December. 1 Cathedral Street London SE1
Dickie Fitz Autumn Supper Club Series
After this summer’s successful, sell-out Summer Supper, Dickie Fitz are set to return with a new Autumn Supper Club series. Executive Chef Matt Robinson will take diners down under on a thrilling culinary journey, with a hearty menu of Australian-inspired fare. Think succulent BBQ prawns, 150+ day grain fed Angus sirloin beef and wild boar from Queensland. Other notable mentions on the menu will include yellow-tail kingfish, tender octopus, and a tangy kangaroo tartare served with mushroom ketchup, egg yolk and sourdough. The supper will be accompanied by delicious native wines, brews and spirits, for the ultimate in superlative Auzzie suppers.
Tuesday 27 September, 25 October and 29 November 2016, 48 Newman Street, London W1T
Following the success of their first supper club earlier this summer, the talented duo behind Brighton’s illustrious Baked Bean pop-up are back, bringing hungry diners the very best in vegetarian haute cuisine. Talented chefs Matty Bowling and Joe Crocker are the brains behind Brighton’s famed vegetarian restaurant Terra Terre, so regulars will know exactly what to expect from the creative duo. The last pop-up served up a delicious array of veggie dishes including spring green kari, sorrel granita and a bulldog bread board with garlic butter, Dashi broth, zucchini chips and pickled crudités served with a “magic mayo”.
14th – 15th October. Café Rust, 60 Preston Road, Brighton
The Underground Supper Club
Shake up your evening commute with a London underground supper club. Hosted on a disused Victoria Line tube carriage, Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef Alex Cooper promises an evening of delicious foodie delights, in a truly unique setting. Located in East London, this quirky pop-up promises four delicious courses and four complementary whiskies, all served on-board. Just mind the gap.
From 15th September – 10th December. 10S Access Rd, London, E17
Yoga Brunch Club
What could be better than a yoga session followed by a bounteous brunch session and selection of organic, pickled plates? Get yourselves down to Brixton’s yoga brunch club for an afternoon of food, fitness and pure fabulousness.
18th September – Sunday 9th October. Brixton East Gallery, 100 Barrington Road London, SW9
A Grape Night In: The Ultimate Unwined Session
Taking wine tasting to the next level, this decadent Thursday night supper club will showcase their resident chef's mouth-watering menu, paired with quaffable wines selected by wine-loving duo Laura and Kiki from A Grape Night In.
From 25th September. 21-23 Tooting High Street London, SW17
Combining art with food, the Gramaouce showcase up and coming chefs and creative artists, all in the form of a supper club/art exhibition. They describe the dinner as a ‘gallery’, so expect beautifully artistic plates of carefully constructed and delicious food.
22nd – 23rd October.
Black Cat Supper Club
For an evening of acrobatics and hypnotic, lavish dining, head to Black Cat’s spectacular burlesque banquet. Expect fire breathers, burlesque dancers, madcap singers at more at this extravagant pop-up.
30th September, 28th October and 25th November. Rah Rah Room, 217-219 Picadilly, London W1
This immersive five-course dining experience is hosted by raucous mine owner Trixy Dixy and friends, serving up plates piled high with pulled beef muffnuts, deep fried crocodile and golden bullion chocolate bars, all to the sound of the Django Bango Express running past your table. Look out for golden coins hidden in your food and around the mine, and barter them in exchange for prizes. But watch your back; everyone is after your gold.....
17th September, 23rd September and 1st October. The Yard, 4 Durham Street, Vauxhall
Gingerline: The Chambers of Flavour
Image Credit: Emma Nathan
Transport yourself into an inter-dimension, blurring the boundaries between reality and gastronomy. Gingerline have done it again with another mind-blowing multi-dimensional dining adventure. Top secret, this dining experience is for the true discerning foodie – and the perpetual fancy-dresser – so crack open the costume box, enhance your taste buds and prepare for the gastronomic journey of your life.
December 22nd and January 2017.