When it comes to fine dining, staying in is the new going out and 'at home ' dining in London is becoming increasingly popular, with chefs and dinner party dons opening up their stylish interiors to host the perfect supper clubs... Forget booking a lonely table for one or another romantic table for two and instead, pull up a chair at a table for many and enjoy making new friends over dinner with good food and good wine in great surroundings....
Frequented by celebrities and famous foodies including Jamie Oliver and Ellie Goulding, Uyen Luu's Supper Club in her home in London Fields Hackney, is a sumptuous feast of homemade Vietnamese food. The menu includes delicious culinary delights including Won ton noodle soup with prawns and pork, dill fish cakes with Chinese mustard leaf and fern root noodle salad with pistachio and hot mint. The celebrated chef and author of My Vietnamese Kitchen says her supper clubs are all about "sharing food, sharing a table with strangers, making friends, finding love and eating."
That Hungry Chef
Professional chef Pratap Chahal has worked in some of London's top Michelin restaurants including Claridge's and Vivek Singh's Cinnamon Club, and has now turned his hand to a more relaxed location for his cooking talents - a cosy and quaint Islington home. Cooking up delicious three-to-six course meals as well as the traditional Indian 'thali', Pratap offers his guests a unique dining experience inspired by not only his Indian heritage, but his world travels and colourful life in London.
In a super sophisticated apartment overlooking the city of London, TheWhiteRoomSupperClub hosts regular four course dinner parties with an emphasis on 'meeting new people and mingling'. The interiors are sleek and chic and the highly rated food seasonal and locally sourced where possible (the veggies come from the nearby Chapel Market). Upcoming suppers include Oranges and Lemons on February 27th and March Madness on 13th March.
At a secret location just two minutes walk from Old Street tube station, awaits London's go-to Japanese supper club with a tasting menu of mind-blowing contemporary Japanese dishes. Sanuki udon with pork belly and curly kale and Saikyo-miso marinated salmon are just a few of the dishes set to expand your flavor repertoire, and with soy sauce served in spray bottles and explanations to accompany each dish, Monograph certainly offers Japanese cuisine and dining with a difference.
The Little Yellow Door
As one of the newest members of the 'your place or mine' dining brigade, knock on The Little Yellow Door in Notting Hill on a Friday night and join the apartments' five 'flat mates' for a devilishly delicious yet laidback dinner party. Menus are printed on magazines, furniture is mismatched and cosy, a projector shows silent movies on the wall and the cocktails are as unique as they are yummy. Every Friday the culinary masterminds behind The Wandering Chef put on The Little Yellow Door's famed dinner parties, while Thursday and Saturday nights are for house party shenanigans. And what makes this place even quirkier is that it isn't even a real flat, but a pop-up restaurant posing as a West London flat share.