I love trying out supper clubs in London, as they’re a great way to try new food and socialise in a more intimate and special setting than a restaurant.
Tabl is a great resource to find out about new pop-ups and supper clubs and easily book places online. This summer I attended a few supper clubs and thought I would share my thoughts with you. Below is my review of ‘Hare on the Hill’ and later this month I will be posting about ‘The Fabulous Adventures of 698b’.
I hope these will inspire you to try a supper club this autumn and to support independent chefs as well as possibly giving you some recipe ideas!
Hare on the Hill is run by chef Josephine O'Hare (@joeyscooking), who you may remember from watching Masterchef: The Professionals last year. Her cooking is proudly vegcentric and focuses on celebrating seasonal produce using both classical and world inspired cooking methods.
I booked to go as a celebration for my cousin's birthday on a summer's evening in late July. Operating from a studio in Clapham, there were around 20 guests and the table setting was simple yet effective, allowing the food to take centre stage. All dishes were delicious and fresh and perfect for the summer (I have included the complete menu below). Everything was served as sharing platters and there was a good range of vegetarian options as well as vegan and gluten free dishes. The dishes were beautifully prepared and presented, highlights included the ‘Beetroot Tartare, Sheep’s Cheese, Watercress’ and the 'Roasted Cauliflower, Green Olive Tapenade, Spelt & Courgette, Dukka’
The desserts were also fantastic, especially the Rhubarb & Lime vegan and gluten-free cheesecake as well as a special egg-free birthday cake that Joey created especially for my cousin's birthday.
It was a really lovely relaxed evening and the food was fantastic, my only gripe is that the portions were a little small as it is difficult to control this when using sharing platters. Nonetheless, I would recommend it as a friendly and well managed supper club.
£38 per person.
Find out more about upcoming Hare on the Hill events and book online here.