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Neil Frame 07/01/70

Eat Your Heart Out

Eat Your Heart Out | A Night Of Victorian Intrigue

The Victorian era.

When it began we were all mostly living in villages, happily working ‘the land’ and defecating out of windows. By the time it ended, however, we were the rulers of a vast global empire and living in new towns with jobs, electricity, railways, servants, a police force, Christmas (thank you, Chuck Dickens)…. and toilets.

An extended period of peace, prosperity and apparent sexual restraint (clearly contradicted by both the abundance of prostitutes and the rapid doubling of Britain’s population), it should be celebrated.

And coincidentally The Art of Dining are doing just that, by hosting Eat Your Heart Out: a Victorian-themed immersive dining experience that’ll feature parlour songs played on a grand piano, and bawdy Victorian poetry recited from the balconies above…

Surrounded by glowing candles, piles of fruits and a huge open fire you’ll dine at one of several tables laid with white linen, lace, gleaming silverware, dripping wax sculptures and assorted oddities.

Also on the tables: potion bottles.

Accompanied by instructions (Alice In Wonderland-style) you’ll be pouring their contents into, over and around a butler-served, 19th Century-inspired, five-course menu which promises to include velvety beetroot soup; “roasted birds”; and an absolute must-have at every authentic, Victorian-themed soirée…

… some “naughty, sticky tarts”.

We have a special pair of Valentine’s Day tickets to give away to Eat Your Heart Out (which is running throughout February 2013 and is, incidentally, BYOB) – enter to win by clicking the ENTER button on the right.



Competition TermsPrize is for a pair of tickets to Eat your Heart Out (including two 5 course dinners and 6 cocktails) on 14th February 2013. Wine is BYOB. Prize may not be exchanged for anything else, but may be assigned to a friend of your choosing.  The winner will be announced on our Facebook Page on Friday 1st February 2013.

Eat Your Heart Out

Dalston Boys Club, 68 Boleyn Road, Dalston, East London, N16 8JG