10 Of This Season’s Coolest Supper Clubs & Residencies

Whether you fancy trying a new cuisine or want to get friends together for a one-off meal without the washing up, supper clubs and restaurant residencies are the way to do it. Here are ten top pop-up dinners taking place in London this summer…

10 Heddon Street

Chris Leach – formerly of Kitty Fisher’s, Pitt Cue and Petersham Nurseries – and Smokestak’s David Carter have launched a restaurant residency at 10 Heddon Street. Focusing on hand-made pasta and in-house charcuterie, the self-titled restaurant’s menu will change daily, beginning with focaccia and a selection of house-made salumi, including mortadella, coppa di testa and fennel salami. To follow, there will be a rotating line-up of smaller dishes including gazpacho, Cornish crab, fried ciccioli with apple ketchup, pea and summer vegetable ragu with scamorza and toasted spelt, and grilled peach salad with smoked almond and ricotta salata. Most excitingly, a section of the menu is dedicated to hand-rolled egg pasta – highlights include rigatoni with pumpkin seed pesto and anchovy, garganelli with spicy pig tail ragu, tonnarelli with brown crab cacio e pepe and sheep’s milk ricotta ravioli served with Calabrian chilli oil, local honey and poppy seeds. We can’t wait to give it a try.

10 Heddon Street, Mayfair, W1B 4BX; until October 

Visit 10HeddonSt.co.uk

Jamavar Women’s Club

Following the success of last year, Mayfair’s Jamavar is holding its ‘Women’s Club’ events at the restaurant this summer. This year the team will host individual evenings with BAFTA award-winning author and presenter Kirsty Wark, who has presented Newsnight for over 25 years, Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor and gold medal Paralympian swimmer Liz Johnson. Started by Jamavar’s founder Samyukta Nair, the idea is to gather together inspirational women from an array of backgrounds to celebrate their talents, share stories, ideas and advice, as an antidote to the traditional ‘boy’s clubs’ of Mayfair. The ticketed event will see guests listening to a Q&A with the speaker, followed by a three course bespoke dinner designed by executive chef Surender Mohan. Trust us, the food is delicious.

8 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K 2NF; 29th July, 5th August and 12th August

Visit JamavarRestaurants.com

Quo Vadis & Friends

Now running for three years, Quo Vadis’ ‘Quo Vadis & Friends’ series is one of the most raucous in the industry. The series sees head chef Jeremy Lee invite his friends from some of the most exciting kitchens in the UK to come and cook a supper on the second floor of the Quo Vadis club. The events are held in the ‘Marx’ and ‘Leoni’ private dining rooms, across the connected Blue Room, with long, family-style dining tables. After dinner, guests are welcome to move down into the QV Club for the evening to continue the fun. In early September, Brett Graham of The Ledbury will be rattling the pans, followed by the team from The Marksman on 9th September and Coombeshead Farm on 12th November. These always sell us, so be sure to book tickets as soon as you can.

26-29 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 3LL 

Visit QuoVadisSoho.co.uk


Carousel, Marylebone’s revolving creative hub, has announced its next line-up of guest chefs, cooking through until September. Alongside the restaurant’s range of masterclasses and experiences and in-house lunch offering, Carousel’s chef residencies allow adventurous Londoners to experience dishes from upcoming talent and cuisines from across the globe. With the help of head chef Ollie Templeton, the visiting chefs design a menu showcasing their techniques and signature style, utilising the seasonal ingredients available in the UK. Next month will see Flynn McGarry in the kitchen. The teen opened his first restaurant in New York aged 18 before becoming the focus of acclaimed Sundance documentary film Chef Flynn. September’s guests will be Marco Baccannelli and Francesca Barreca, the creative couple behind pioneering ten-seater restaurant Mazzo in Rome.

71 Blandford Street, Marylebone, W1U 8AB; 30th July-10th August

Visit Carousel-London.com

The Love Lost Speakeasy

Following a seven-week sold-out run attended by over 7,000 people, The Lost Love Speakeasy has released an additional 4,000 tickets from now until 24th August. Brought to life by the people behind live events In Night’s Darkling Glory and The Great Christmas Feast, The Lost Love Speakeasy is a secret bar – a place where guests dress to the nines, sip on illicit prohibition cocktails and immerse themselves in a tale set in the Jazz Age. Feasting comes courtesy of Temper head chef Neil Rankin, who has put his open-fire spin on some American classics: think ‘Shorty’s Catch’ (watermelon, tuna, grapefruit, sesame), ‘Hoppin’ John Oyster & Pickleback' (baked oyster, habanero mornay, pickles, Four Roses Bourbon) and sirloin steak served with ox cheek, blue cheese mash and gumbo, followed by New York cheesecake topped with salted bourbon caramel.

Secret location near London Bridge, until 24th August

Visit LostLoveSpeakeasy.com

Allpress Lates

Allpress Espresso will be teaming up with some of the most respected names in food and drink this summer to mark its 30th birthday. Named Allpress Lates, the series is free to attend and will comprise of one-off weekend events showcasing old favourites and new creations from the likes of Mr Lyan Studio, Margot Henderson, Towpath Cafe, Claire Ptak, Bad Sports, Olia Hercules, Snackbar, Belles Hot Chicken, Wildflower, Three Sheets and Max’s Sandwich Shop. The line-up of guest chefs and mixologists will bring fun, creative events to the Allpress Dalston roastery garden, which will be open late into the evening for the first time.

55 Dalston Lane, Dalston, E8 2NG

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Sauce Supper Club

Working with the best chefs in the country, Sauce Supper Club put on regular events designed to take its guests on a gastronomic journey. In August, the event will see MasterChef: The Professionals 2018 winner Laurence Henry cook alongside fellow finalists Oli Martin and Matthew Ryle in the National Theatre for a lively evening of fantastic food. The first evening sold out, so the team have added an additional date. The finalists will be showcasing a new seasonal menu at House Restaurant, which is located on the first floor of the NT.

National Theatre, Upper Ground, Lambeth, SE1 9PX; 9th August

Visit SauceSupperClub.co.uk

Ace Hotel x Pit Magazine

This summer sees a rooftop female-led BBQ collaboration between Ace Hotel and independent live fire cooking title, Pit magazine. The collaboration will take the form of a series of events on Ace Hotel’s rooftop led by a stellar line-up of female chefs with a menu offering something for meat-eaters and vegans alike. on 28th July Romy Gill MBE will be cooking the likes of tamarind marinated beef ribs served with fennel, dill and apple salad and jackfruit marinated in tamarind, desiccated coconut, served with fennel, dill and apple salad. The final event will take place on 18th August with Mary San Pablo of Luto – the Filipino inspired supper club – who will be creating an original menu for the night.

100 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, E1 6JQ; 28th July and 18th August 

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The Waterhouse Project

The Water House Project began in 2015 when Gabriel Waterhouse left Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle with the aim of making fine dining accessible. What began as a 14-seat supper club from his Bethnal Green home has now grown – The Waterhouse Project sees Gabriel and his team serve an eight-course monthly changing tasting menu inspired by the best of local produce sourced from the British Isles. The Water House Project has pioneered a new type of dining, 'social fine dining', bringing a social community element to what is often perceived as a 'stuffy' industry. Gabriel currently cooks his menu for 36 guests on Friday and Saturday evenings from tile and kitchen design studio Bert & May, close to Broadway Market.

67 Vyner Street, Hackney, E2 9DQ

Visit TheWaterhouseProject.com

Fat Macy’s

At Fat Macy’s monthly supper clubs, guests are invited to join the team for three courses, where each menu is crafted by professional chefs and trainees. The company is a social enterprise, training and supporting young Londoners living in temporary accommodation, with the aim to help them move into their own homes. Menus are centred around training our aspiring chefs to serve delicious food with heart, using seasonal British produce where possible. In August, the team will be hosting a one-off meal art Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Gallery Road, Dulwich, SE21 7AD; 22nd August

Visit FatMacys.org

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