London’s most exclusive supper clubs, pop-ups and chef series to book this August
This summer, the capital is coming alive with a host of exciting new supper clubs and chef series held at some of London’s top restaurants and best-loved hidden gems. From luxe surf and turf at Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill to Ollie Dabbous whipping up dinner under the stars at the Chelsea Physic Garden, things are heating up inside the kitchen as well as outdoors. Here we’ve rounded up the limited-run foodie events and pop-ups to have on your radar this season.
Beef and Oyster Club at Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill
If you’re looking for a plate of fresh oysters, there are few better places to head to than Bentley’s, Richard Corrigan’s Piccadilly stalwart, which has been a Mayfair institution since 1912. Now you have the opportunity to sample some of the most luxurious surf and turf with their new monthly Beef and Oyster Club, which will be held on the first Sunday of every month. Their August offering will start with a trio of oysters from the British and Irish Isles, followed by wild seabass ceviche and a main of Tipperary Hereford beef fillet with artichoke, potato galette and summer truffle. To finish it all off, there’s Bakewell tart with burnt almond ice cream. Held in the upstairs Grill restaurant, it’s the ideal way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.
11-15 Swallow St, Mayfair, London W1B 4DG
Cubitt House Eats With… Olia Hercules
She’s just won a Champions of Change award at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants for her work with #CookForUkraine – now you have the chance to sample some of Olia Hercules’ delicious food with her appearance at Cubitt House’s popular monthly cookbook supper club. Taking place at the pub group’s newest opening, The Princess Royal in Notting Hill, guests can expect a three-course meal filled with Ukrainian delights – such as gul khanum, dumplings filled with sweet potatoes and barberries, and kefir marinated chicken with sour cherry and herb salad – as well as a welcome drink and a signed copy of Olia’s Home Food cookbook.
47 Hereford Rd, Notting Hill, London W2 5AH
Taste Kitchen at Number One Park Lane
2 August – 25 September
For the second instalment of Number One Park Lane’s guest chef pop-up series, the restaurant will be welcoming MasterChef: The Professionals 2020 finalist Philli Armitage-Mattin, who’ll be bringing a riot of colours and flavours along with her. Launching to coincide with the release of her debut cookbook, Taste Kitchen: Asia, Philli will be creating playful dishes that showcase the complexity of Asian cuisine, from Sichuan pepper lamb tartare and spicy Philli’s Fried Chicken to Gochu-miso black cod with kimchi and chilli butter sauce. Held in the restaurant’s outdoor terrace, which overlooks Buckingham Palace and the Wellington Arch, the space will be filled with technicolour flower displays, designed to reflect the vibrancy of Philli’s menu.
1 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1J 7QY
Chelsea Physic Garden Supper Clubs
3 – 31 August
There are few places more magical than the Chelsea Physic Garden, a secluded idyll hidden away in the heart of Chelsea. First founded in 1673, the botanical gem has long been known for its incredible array of rare medicinal plants, but this summer it is welcoming some of the country’s best-known chefs into its walled garden for a month of al fresco supper clubs held under the stars. The series will be kicking off on Thursday 3 August with a seasonal tasting menu from Michelin-starred chef Ollie Dabbous, while other highlights include Kricket’s Will Bowlby and MasterChef finalist Malin de Silva.
Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HS
Anya Hindmarch’s Ice Cream Project
Until 28 August
Foodie pop-ups don’t get weirder and wackier than this latest offering from Anya Hindmarch, who has successfully turned a corner of Pont Street into her very own village, complete with a café, boutiques and now ice cream parlour. Held in sleek silver freezers, the rows and rows of ice cream pots pay homage to the designer’s favourite British brands, which also happen to be the inspiration behind her accessories collection this season. But don’t expect to find your usual sweet treats here – instead, you’ll find PG Tips, tomato ketchup, HP sauce and Heinz baked beans all transformed into frozen desserts. If that sounds a little too out-there for your taste buds, there are also slightly more palatable Lyle’s Golden Syrup and Coco Pops flavours.
11 Pont Street, Belgravia, London SW1X 9EH