9 of London’s most unique eating experiences to guide now

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This is a sponsored article on behalf of Eatwith.

London is a foodie city. But so much choice can be a bit overwhelming, even for the most seasoned diner.

Enter Eatwith, a curated selection of dining experiences designed to help you narrow down your culinary choices and find something unique, whether you’re planning your next romantic date or looking for a casual place to catch up with friends.

Eatwith offers supper clubs, pop-ups, cooking classes and food tours led by London-based chefs, many of whom have worked in the capital’s most prestigious kitchens. The Eatwith team selected the experiences to ensure all events offer relaxed convivial dining environments, often with direct access to the chefs.

Are you feeling fancy? Book a meal prepared by a Michelin-trained chef (without the usual Michelin price tag). A little more trippy? Walk down the rabbit hole to the Alice in Wonderland Supper Club. You can browse Eatwith’s entire range here, but we’ve selected a few of our favourites:

The Chef’s Table at Eleven98

Chef Aidan Brooks is Michelin qualified and has worked in some of London’s finest restaurants. Now he has returned to his roots in east London to offer a convivial dining experience in Hackney with The Chef’s Table. The focus is on sustainability, with everything on the menu being locally sourced in the Hackney area.

Sounds good? Get the personalized experience at this intimate event, limited to 12 people and held in the chef’s own home. It consists of a seven-course fine dining tasting menu, with Brooks providing insight into each dish as it is served at the table.

Next available dates: April 8th, April 15th, May 6th.

Authentic Ethiopian Cooking Class

Whether you are a lover of Ethiopian cuisine or know nothing about the cuisine, everyone is welcome to this authentic cooking class. It is led by Ethiopian chef Nazareth, who will teach you simple cooking techniques to help you prepare fresh dishes using the essential ingredients of Ethiopian cuisine. Something to impress your friends with next time it’s your turn to cook.

Next available dates: March 26th, April 2nd, April 9th.

Alice in Wonderland Immersive Supper Club

Take a culinary journey down the rabbit hole at the home of a Michelin-trained chef in Islington. Pratap – who cooks at Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s and Galvin Bistrot – and his wife Nikhat serve up eight courses based on Lewis Carroll’s surreal story. We’re promised a multi-sensory dining experience, which means the fun isn’t limited to what’s on your plate…

Next available dates: March 25th, April 7th, April 14th.

Rishim Sachdeva’s Seven Course Vegan Supper Club

Chiltern Firehouse, The Fat Duck and The Dairy are some of Rishim Sachdeva’s previous employers, but now he does things differently. Its exclusive pop-up in the private dining room of the Artillery Arms Pub near Old Street seats a maximum of 15 diners at a time — and it’s worth making the list to sample your way through seven plant-based dishes. Sachdeva herself is on hand to mingle with guests and answer questions about the food.

Next available dates: March 26th, April 7th, April 14th.

A modern Tibetan and Nepalese dining experience

In an exclusive members’ club beneath the facade of a seedy tavern, Asian chef Jon Villar serves a contemporary Tibetan and Nepalese feast (a vegan option is also available) in the form of a nine-course tasting menu, with influences from India and China to showcase the best to make the products of this region of Asia.

Next available dates: April 1st, 2nd, 6th.

Jam Delish – Plant-based vegan supper club

Jam Delish is Soho’s first vegan Caribbean pop-up, founded by siblings Jordan and Chyna, who host this supper club at The Sun and 13 Cantons. Dine in a communal setting, sampling the couple’s signature vegan “meat,” spiced up with plenty of Caribbean spices and washed down with a tropical cocktail or two.

Next available: March 23rd, April 6th, April 20th.

‘Dollop’ — Modern European Brasserie Supper Club

flowers, candles and a central chandelier; Private Cooking Experience Dollop ticks all the boxes when it comes to style when it comes to his rare public events. Seating is limited to 20 guests, with a blood orange negroni on arrival before being seated at a communal table for a three-course European brasserie-inspired meal.

And what a menu it is; Share starters followed by seasoned and braised lamb shank, and finish with sour cream parfait and a homemade fig and walnut baklava on top – although a vegetarian menu is also available.

Next available dates: April 15th and 16th.

Discovering Brazil – 7-course supper club

How well do you know Brazilian food? Let chef Felipe introduce you to his home cooking in his own home. The expertly crafted 7-course meal is designed to tell the story of discovering Brazil through authentic flavors of the country, beginning with a lemon caipirinha cocktail upon arrival.

Next available dates: March 24th, 25th, 26th.

Private Pastafest Supper Club

All of these experiences are designed for intimacy, which is what Eatwith specializes in. But for a very special meal for you and your family or friends, book a private Pasta Fest Supper Club.

Hosted by chef Riccardo (who, of course, has Italian roots), it takes place on a private terrace by Netil Market. Riccardo will conjure up a three-course sharing-style meal for you, including a welcome cocktail, a selection of tempting antipasti and pasta dishes and – if you still have space – a delicious dessert. He specializes in traditional Italian recipes but with a London twist.

You’ll need between four and nine guests to book this private experience – find out more here.

Tries? This is just a taster menu of the entire Eatwith selection. To find out more about these and other unique dining experiences in London (and beyond), visit Eatwith and book.