Lucky & Joy
Nomadic supperclub L&J continue to merrily jaunt through the city, this time landing in Hackney’s Bad Sports for the month – you can expect all their classics, like pickled peanuts, Yunnan smashed cucumbers, sesame noodles, cumin lamb ribs, and red tofu marinaded quail.
Details: Throughout October | 184 Hackney Road, E2 7QL
Black Cod & Wagyu
Promising to sell you the ultra-lux foods that make up its name without requiring you to remortgage, BC&W is installing itself in the bar of Soho’s Zelman Meats and slinging both 200g Wagyu steaks and fillets of black cod cooked in miso for a mere £15 each at lunch and £20 at dinner. The room will be decorated with huge fish tanks, and the food will all be served on vintage china.
Details: Throughout October | Zelman Meats, 2 St Anne’s Court, W1F 0AZ
Francis Mallmann at CUT
If you’ve ever seen the Netflix show Chef’s Table, you’ll probably remember the slightly eccentric, bombastic Argentinian chef who went into the forest, caught his own fish and built his own oven out of clay to cook it in. This is Francis Mallmann. And he’s coming to London for three days to cook his own personal favourite dishes. The ovens will be provided courtesy of CUT on Park Lane.
Details: 3rd-5th October | CUT, 45 Park Lane, W1K 1PN | £280 for 6 courses
The Singapore Supper Club
We know – popping down to a supperclub in Singapore this weekend might be a bit of a challenge for you.
But luckily, they’re making it just a little bit easier for you – because three of Singapore’s top Michelin-starred restaurants are joining forces with another trio of the city’s finest watering holes (seriously, they all officially rank among the World’s Best Bars) to bring an incredible series of Singapore Supper Clubs to London this month. Taking over some of London’s most beautiful dining rooms, they’ll each be serving up tasting menus of their most celebrated dishes, ranging from traditional Peranakan (Straits-born Chinese) recipes, to avant-garde French – all accompanied by a flight of carefully-matched cocktails.
Which, happily, is the only flight you’ll need.
Details: 4th-6th October | Across London | From £48pp
Waste No Flavour
WNF is a one-night supperclub with an interesting concept: it’s a four course meal cooked up by chefs The Ingredientists paired with cocktails from the Mixology Brothers – and here’s the twist – the cocktails will all be made using waste ingredients from the food. Hence the fact no flavour will be wasted. And hopefully you won’t be either.
Details: 10th October | Good & Proper Tea, 96A Leather Lane, EC1N 7TX | £65
The Turul Project
One to file under ‘intriguing’, the Turul project has already had one pop up that was apparently quite well received. This sophomore will follow the same lines as the first: Hungarian food paired with fine wines. You can expect everything from Mangalitza (“the Kobe beef of pork”), to the devilishly spiced mushroom ‘Paprikash’.
Details: 12th & 13th October | 1 Ethelburga Street, SW11 4AG | £40
Tea Infused Dining Experience
Like tea? You’ll want to bag yourself a seat at this pop supperclub: it comes to us from brew-enthusiasts Eat Drink Steep, who’re putting together a four-courser in which each dish in infused with a different type of leaf. Expect Oolong-brined chicken, genmaicha soup with charred corn, courgette mint fritters, and more.
Details: 18th October | 1 Elthelburga Street, SW11 4AG | £30
Island Social Club
Island Social Club is a collective who seek to explore the cuisine of the Black British diaspora; for this month’s pop up, they’ll be teaming up two excellent female London chefs with backgrounds in Sierra Leone & Jamaica. The dinner will be four course (paired with 4 cocktails), held in TT Liquor, with some thoroughly inventive cross-pollination of continental flavours…
Details: 26th October | at TT Liquor, 17B Kingsland Rd, E2 8AA | £50
Taking over the kitchen at The Duke’s Head in Highgate, GF are serving guinea fowl in a rainbow of varieties; you can get guinea fowl burgers, guinea fowl BBQ wings, roasted guinea fowl in brioche, fried guinea fowl legs, and more…
Details: Daily throughout October | The Duke’s Head, 16 Highgate High Street, N6 5JG
Oded Oren at Borough Wines & Beers
A rising chef has come to Kensal Rise. Tel Aviv-born Oded Oren has been popping up around town since 2011, last year smashing a residency at Louie Louie (winning the place heaps of praise from critics like Jay Rayner). Now he’s setting up shop in Borough Wines’ Kensal Rise spot, serving up Mediterranean small plates and sharing platters there over the next few weeks.
Details: Until 28th October | Borough Wines & Beers, 30 Station Terrace, NW10 5RP
Chambers of Flavour V3
Put together by secret supperclub pioneers Gingerline, the CoF is an absolutely stunning achievement in mind-bending immersion. We took at look at the debut run HERE, but suffice to say, your multi-course meal will start with you being eaten by a gigantic machine, before being whisked through a variety of dimensions, eras, and places as you work through the maze-like space they’ve constructed, course-by-course…
Details: Until 3rd November | A secret location, East London | £50-£70
The Literary Hour
Did you know that in the book Treasure Island, Long John Silver is nicknamed ‘Barbecue’ by his shipmates? Well, the people at book-themed supperclub The Literary Hour did, and they’re using it as the perfect excuse for a Treasure Island themed pop up. They’ll be serving up grog, smoked kid, readings to contextualise each course, and a few of their customary surprises. Best book it.
Details: Until 7th October | A secret location, East London | £49 (£72 with drinks pairings)
It’s probably wise to book in to Plates immediately…
At least, before they smash it.
Coming to you from chef Kirk Haworth and his 15 years of kitchen experience at spots like The French Laundry and Restaurant Sat Bains, it’s a nutrition-focussed, plant-based, pop-up eatery where you’ll be able to score a five course set menu, with dishes like beetroot tartare with fermented berries and fennel pollen; shiitake broth with baked celeriac; and coconut yoghurt with sour apples and cocoa.
Details: Saturdays in October | 93 Kingsland Road, E2 8AG | £40
London Shell Co. Cruises
Unlike their dishes, the London Shell Co. aren’t shellfish. Which is why they’re kindly inviting you to join them aboard their romantic, flower-garlanded canal boat for a series of intimate, seafood-laden dinner cruises along the Regent’s Canal, powered with English ciders and cocktails made with spirits distilled in Britain. And for the harvest season, they’re squeezing in a communal banquet table, poetry readings and a live band. The kitchen isn’t exactly gigantic, leaving the menu a little more limited, but they’re very creative – and if you can see past that, it’s a hell of a good night.
Details: Tuesday-Friday throughout October | Departs from Paddington Central, Sheldon Square, W2 6EP | £55 – 50% off food for the first week of October