The Literary Hour

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The Literary Hour

Adding extra flavour to your favourite reads, The Literary Hour create immersive, intimate supper clubs sending diners on a sensory, mouthwatering journey into the zany, fictitious worlds of their favourite authors.

Started by a group of friends in north London, The Literary Hour have been opening their Manor House home to strangers for over two years for cosy, foodie get-togethers each inspired by a different iconic author or novel.

They’ve proven so successful, the suppers have branched out into various pop-up venues around London immersing diners even further into their captivating dining experiences, each peppered with surprises and unannounced courses.

Previous suppers have let people feast on the madcap creations of Willy Wonka, delve into Narnia for a feast in the forest and solve a mystery over a Sherlock Homes-themed spread. Find out more about the Literary Hour and keep an eye on their future events here.

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The Literary Hour's Banquet in Toad Hall is a supper club with a twist. I've been to many supper clubs including those with an immersive theatre element. A Banquet in Toad Hall was a good mix of both! The set for the banquet with Mr Toad was fantastically executed! I loved all of the details from the boat to the wall paper. The evening started off with canapés which reflected the story, for example, there were canapés in a tree trunk. The organisers of Toad Hall were great. They took the time to speak with us about the evening and even did little things like moving my seat last minute so that I was able to sit with friends which I forgot to mention when booking, swapping my menu over for a vegetarian one etc. All of these little things were noticed and appreciated. If you've been to immersive theatre/food events, you will know that it's all go, go, go and you rarely have time to speak with your friends as you are part of the show. A Banquet in Toad Hall was quite the opposite, I was able to enjoy a dinner with my friends in a unique and quirky setting without having too much interaction with the event. All of the vegetarian options were delicious, dessert was amazing and the reading from the Wind in the Willows between each course was magical. If you haven't booked tickets for this, I recommend you do. It was a great night!