Top 6 Christmas Supper Clubs To Book Now

28 November 2013 by

If you want to do something super-festive with your friends this year that’s a change from the pub or local restaurant, why not try a supper club. Queen of supper clubs Kerstin Rodgers set up one of the UK’s first in 2009, called The Underground Restaurant, cooking for strangers in her home in north-west London.

 Since then over the supper club scene has exploded, with hundreds of amateur cooks and young chefs and foodies following in her footsteps and cooking for strangers. There are now hundreds of underground restaurants happening around the UK at any one time, but the problem is that some are so under-the-radar it can be hard to hear about them until they're over. So Kerstin has now set up a brilliant website where you can find an underground restaurant near you, called Find A Supper Club. She tells us, ‘Christmas and New Year’s is a time when many people have time off, therefore it’s a great opportunity to find out about your local supper club or underground restaurant. These are brilliant home cooks or ex pro chefs. You’ll get to meet new people and have a lovely home cooked meal. Here are a few of my picks from all over the UK during the holiday period’ 

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Kerstin’s Key Supper Club Tips:

  • Take your own booze.
  • It’s nice to take a present for the host.
  • Be prepared to be friendly and open to new experiences.
  • You will be generously fed, so go with an appetite.
  • You’ll come away with new friends, new contacts.

 

Her Top Five Christmas Picks:

1.Wendy’s House supper club 

Where and when: Manchester, December 20th

The menu: Spiced clementine fizz, celeriac and pear wellington, honey balsamic sprouts, cinnamon buttered apple with calvados cream.It all sounds deliciously christmassy.

How much: Tickets £35 plus booking fee. Book here 

2. Blend Christmas Celebration

Where and when: Sheffield, Dec 20th

The menu: Mulled perry cider, venison, Turkish orange and almond cake.

Contact: blendcookeatshare@gmail.com

 

3. Bishopton Supper Club Christmas Day Festive Feast.

Hosted by Danielle Coombs @bishopstonSC

Where and when: Bristol, December 25th

The menu: five course feast. Simple seasonal classics. 

How much: Tickets £35

Book here

 

4. Scratch christmas supper club

Where and when: London near Marylebone, 20th and 21st of December

the menu: Australian chef Michelle Francis sprinkles magic Christmas dust over seven courses of Christmas-like fare. No Santa hats or reindeer ears required

How much: Tickets: £40 

Book here 

 

5. MsMarmitelover’s Mexican New Year’s Eve: the original Underground Restaurant

Where and when: London near Kilburn, 31st December

The menu: Mexican food, one of my favourite cuisines, and a Mexican tradition of 'reverse Santa' whereby you write a list of all the bad things that have happened over the last year and throw it in the fire before midnight. This means that the year ahead will start with a karmic clean slate. Vegans welcome. BYO tequila and champagne

How much: Tickets: £50 tips appreciated.

Book here

 

6. Wolvercote Supper Club

Where and when: January 4th, Wolvercote, Oxfordshire,

The menu: South African influence, Pomegranate royale, cape tomato and lamb bredie with moroho (spring greens cooked South African style), cheeses, Lime tart. A bargain.

How much: Tickets: £22.50 for five courses. (You should definitely tip here)

Book here

 

 

 


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