Creating the right environment for probiotic bacteria takes guts.
And that’s precisely what the people behind Soho pop up bar and eatery Kultured have; specialising in probiotic tonic, English spirit, and wines as well as some fermented foods to go with them. Holing up in a plush townhouse, they’re serving up drinks like Turbo G&Ts and the Mulberry Chocolate Tonic, with 100% dark chocolate ganache, mulberry gin, and sea salt… READ MORE
Details: Until February 2018 | 21 Great Windmill St, W1D 7LB
Beauty and the Feast
Darling and Edge want you to be their guest. Because – fresh from designing the eccentric and beautiful sets at Gingerline and the bar at Alice’s Adventures Underground – they’re teaming up with quirky supperclub curators Grub Club to bring you a twisted immersive dining experience, based on the story of Beauty and the Beast. Expect theatrical spectacle, dancing on tables, and a lot of squirty cream… READ MORE
Details: Until 14th January | The Vaults, Leake Street, SE1 7NN | From £45
Three Girls Cook at Craft London
Organising a supperclub might look easy, but it’s rarely all black and white.
Except on this occasion, when the Three Girls (a trio of 2017 Masterchef finalists) join forces with the team at Stevie Parle’s Craft to create an entirely black and white feast. Running for three nights only, the evening will start off with a welcome cocktail before you embark on five courses of seasonal monochrome goodness, with dishes like pork belly with squid, liquorice and pear, and black sesame ice cream with meringue.
Details: 18th, 19th & 20th January | Craft London, Peninsula Square, SE10 0SQ | £60
Billy and Jack’s Dinner Club
…And if you’ve ever fancied yourself as a Masterchef judge, you can head down to this supperclub for comparison, also run by a pair of former contestants. Here the emphasis will be on seasonal grub served in a convivial atmosphere – so essentially the kind of dinner party you’d throw for your own friends. Except, you know, nothing will be burnt.
Details: 18th January | BOKI, 20 Earlham St, London, WC2H 9LG | £45
The Gut Stuff Supper Club
The Gut Stuff are running a bacteria-based pop up this month.
You’ll want to penicillin to your diary.
Because it will involve a four-course banquet designed to nourish your natural gut flora, a welcome kombucha cocktail, live music from The Microbes, probiotic shots, and scientists on hand to tell you whether it all actually works.
Details: 18th January | Brixton East 1871, 100 Barrington Road, SW9 7JF | £45
Mac & Wild’s Hunting Lodges
If the Scottish do one thing well… it’s whisky. But if they do two things well, then it’s whisky and coziness. Which is why Mac and Wild have set up a special Winter Highland Hideaway outside their Devonshire Square based restaurant – it comes complete with its own bar, and some private wooden Hunting Lodges with blankets, heaters, rugs, gin-based cocktails from The Botanist, and classic Mac & Wild food (including their Christmas burger).
Details: Until 20th January | Mac & Wild Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YN
Cookbook Club with Jose Pizarro
They’re a recipe for a good night out.
And chef Stevie Parle is continuing his regular series with José Pizarro’s new book, Catalonia, for which the two will team up in the kitchens of Craft London to plate up a five course feast based on dishes from the book, including sardines on toast with suquet from Page 71, rabbit rice from the illustrious Page 22, and the traditional Catalonian dessert, panellets, hailing all the way from Page 215.
Details: 31st January | Craft London, Peninsula Square, SE10 0SQ | £45
York & Albany Winter Cabin
The York and Albany, elegantly perched on the perimeter of Regent’s Park, has a private, bookable lodge perched equally elegantly in the back garden. And for the festive season they’ve kitted the place out with fairylit Christmas trees, Christmas card bunting, cosy cushions and throws, and that classic piece of festive decor; a portrait of owner Gordon Ramsay dressed up in 18th century naval garb. Inside, you’ll be able to feast on hot cocktails, mulled wine, bacon-infused whisky, haggis sausage rolls, chestnut Eton Mess aaand Christmas cake popcorn.
Details: Until 16th February | York and Albany, 127-129 Parkway, NW1 7PS | From £96
Nuclear Winter is a new immersive, slightly insane supper club.
And no, they’re not serving fission chips.
Instead, they’re sprucing the Styx space in Tottenham Hale with a couple of iron curtains, and filling it with Cold War-themed bars, plutonium cocktails, immersive performances, cabaret nights, live music, and fine dining supperclubs set in the CIA Situation Room… READ MORE
Details: Until 24th February 2018 | Styx, 5 Ashley Road, N17 9LJ
Cue Point at The Rose & Crown
If you’re not sure how to get a barbecue going in the winter, it’s best not to brisket.
Instead, leave it in the capable hands of Cue Point, who are helming the kitchens at Kentish Town pub The Rose & Crown for three months and serving up Texan-style smoked grub, from brisket and melted cheese toasties to 16 hour-smoked pork wraps with a jalapeño vinaigrette; and pulled pork, cheese and potato croquettes with smoky aioli.
Details: Until end of February | The Rose & Crown, 71-73 Torriano Avenue, NW5 2SG
Le Petit Chef
Tiny chefs don’t often find work. The steaks are just too high. But this particular hyper-diminutive food-smith has not such problem, mostly thanks to the augmented reality 3D projection that’s bringing him to life… READ MORE
Details: Until end of February | TT Liquor, 17b Kingsland Road, E2 8AA | £95
(NOTE: To book, just email firstname.lastname@example.org – a link will be sent to you to confirm the booking)
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 seafood-laden dinner cruises along the Regent’s Canal, powered with English natural wines and cocktails made with spirits distilled in Britain.
Details: Throughout January | Departs from Paddington Central, Sheldon Square, W2 6EP | £45
Mexiclam fries. Lychee Ceviche. Octopus burgers. Mojito cheesecake. Lavender and Chilli Margaritas.
If those sound good coming out of your mouth, just imagine how good they’ll be going into it. And you’ll be happy to know that Tacu Tacu, the Latin American food wizards behind these dishes (and many more besides) are settling into a six month residency in London Fields.
Details: Until March | 175 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 3RH
The Test Kitchen
The TK is a 12-month pop up by Michelin-starred Adam Simmonds, the idea of which is to field new recipe ideas to guinea pig diners (such as pheasant egg with turnip; red mullet with green tomatoes; and chocolate mousse with whisky and finger limes) gradually refining the menu until it’s perfect. Then, in 2018, he’ll open a permanent restaurant. READ MORE
Details: Until April | 54 Frith Street, W1D 4SL
Korean BBQ cooking.
It’s hot right now.
And just the thing you want to be chowing down on in these wintry months – so it’s a good thing that Shuang Shuang have filled their first floor pop up space with Mookrata, a mini eatery inspired by both Thai and Korean cooking. You’ll sit down to tables kitted out with their very own barbecue plate within a hotpot, so that you can allow prime morsels of meat to sizzle on the former, while you let chopped up veg simmer away in the pot below, before combining it all with spicy Thai dipping sauces.
Details: Until June 2018 | 64 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6LU