London's 'underground' restaurants

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Thinking of going underground? Time Out uncovers the best home restaurants operating in the capital

  • London's 'underground' restaurants

    The kitchen at the Underground Restaurant © Ms Marmite Lover

    • Leluu

      Uyen Luu hosts regular supper clubs in her East end flat. Leluu also teaches Vietnamese cookery classes to diners who want to make her menus in the comfort of their own homes. Read more

  • Green Onion Supper Club

    This one keeps one step ahead by holding secret dinners in a different place each time. Invitations and set menus are sent out a week in advance, when you can make your reservation. Read more

  • The Loft Project

    £100-per-head dining from chef Nuno Mendes in Dalston. Expect intriguing flavour combinations and techniques from the man behind the acclaimed Bethnal Green restaurant, Viajante. Keep a look out for special guest chefs. Read more

  • The Pale Blue Door

    An underground ‘speakeasy’ of sorts run by set designer Tony Hornecker in Dalston. One part cabaret, one part restaurant and very intriguing, this particular project features relatively simple food in contrast. Read more

  • Rambling Restaurant

    A team of three run this one – two food bloggers and a former Time Out Dubai journalist. Supper club venues vary, and always have some added extravaganza: one saw them turning an office in Soho into a Moulin Rouge cabaret Read more

  • The Secret Larder

    Food writer James Ramsden runs his North London supper club every fortnight - with the help of his sister, who welcomes the guests and does the dishes. Read more

  • The Secret Ingredient

    Run by Horton Jupiter in a flat in Newington Green, his unique selling point is a changing menu of intriguing Japanese-influenced vegetarian dishes. A recent menu features the likes of radish with apple dressing, rice with own-made gingered cucumber pickles and fruit with white miso dressing. With saké, naturally. Read more

  • Underground Restaurant

    Food blogger MsMarmiteLover hosts regular supper clubs at her Kilburn abode. She and her team change the menu dramatically each time – there has even been, fittingly, a Marmite-themed meal. Read more

  • White Room Supper Club

    Every second Saturday 10 people fit into this North London supper club. The German chef often includes ingredients from her home country, recent menus included white asparagus and woodruff - a German herb. Read more

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HelenO
HelenO

we have an amazing Russian underground restaurant in my flat in N7 (Caledonian Road) on the 8th of March. The idea is to bring different people together and learn about Russian history and cuisine. Please contact me at helenosborne85@hotmail.com if you'd like to joim

Joginder's Supperclub
Joginder's Supperclub

Four years later and we are still going! Home cooked Punjabi Food by Rani & Saira in good old Tufnell Park. Our next supperclub is in aid of The Stoke Association. All donations towards the food will be going straight to the charity. We look forward to cooking for you! www.jogindersupperclub.com

Ginger
Ginger

i think i heard about cookisto from a friend of mine who lives in greece. Says people are crazy about it there.

theFoodieMan
theFoodieMan

Always good to read on pop-up! Supper clubs have revolutionized food culture in the UK and one thing's sure: London foodies have lots of options for sure! Latest thing I constantly hear about are food-sharing startups. E.g. https://www.cookisto.co.uk/ and others. Anybody checked?

Melting Pot Supper Club
Melting Pot Supper Club

We have exciting news to share with you... tshhhhhh... we are launching the Melting Pot Supper Club! Melting Pot is a new supper club in London. Every Satturday our supper club or underground restaurant offers a dining experience for up to 20 people in our house in Chalk Farm. There is a seven courses menu and you bring your own wine/drinks and have a dining out experience in a friendly, relaxed, homely environment.