9 of London’s most exclusive dining experiences to book right now

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Eatwith.

London is a food city. But so many choices can be a little overwhelming, even for the most experienced diner.

Join Eatwith, a select selection of dining experiences to help you narrow down your culinary choices and find something a little unique, whether you’re planning your next romantic date night togetheror looking for a casual place to make friends.

Eatwith offers dinner clubs, pop-ups, cooking classes and food tours, led by London-based chefs, many of whom have worked in the capital’s most respected kitchens. The Eatwith team has chosen the experiences to ensure that all events feature casual social dining, often with direct access to the chefs.

Do you feel fancy? Book in for a meal prepared by a Michelin-trained chef (without the usual Michelin price). Something a little sadder? Go down the rabbit hole to the Alice in Wonderland dinner club. You can browse the entire Eatwith selection here, but we’ve selected a few of our favorites:

The chef’s table at Eleven98

Chef Aidan Brooks is Michelin-trained and has worked at some of the best restaurants in London. Now he has returned to his roots in east London to offer a Hackney-based social dining experience, The Chef’s Table. The focus is on sustainability, where everything on the menu comes from the Hackney district.

Sounds good? Get the personal experience at this intimate event, which is limited to 12 people and takes place in the chef’s own home. It consists of a seven-course fine dining tasting menu, with Brooks ready to provide an insight into each dish when served to the table.

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

Authentic Ethiopian cooking course

Whether you are an Ethiopian food lover or know nothing about the cuisine, everyone is welcome to this authentic cooking course. It is led by Ethiopian chef Nazareth, who teaches simple cooking techniques to help you prepare fresh dishes using key ingredients from Ethiopian cuisine. Something to impress your friends with, next time it’s your turn to cook.

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

Alice in Wonderland Immersive Supper Club

Take a culinary ride down the rabbit hole in Islington’s home for a Michelin-trained chef. Pratap – who has cooked with Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s and Galvin Bistrot – and his wife Nikhat serve eight dishes based on Lewis Carroll’s surreal narrative. We are promised a multi-sensory dining experience, which means that the fun is not limited to what is on your plate …

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

Rishim Sachdeva’s seven-course vegan communion club

Chiltern Firehouse, The Fat Duck and The Dairy are some of Rishim Sachdeva’s former employers, but now he’s doing things differently. His exclusive pop-up in the private dining room of the Artillery Arms pub near Old Street houses a maximum of 15 guests at a time – and it’s worth the list to try your hand at seven plant-based dishes. Sachdeva herself is ready to mingle with guests and answer questions about the food.

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

A modern Tibetan and Nepalese dining experience

In an exclusive member club under the facade of a disused public house, Asian chef Jon Villar serves a modern 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 that gets the most out of of the products found in this region of Asia.

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

Jam Delish – Plant Based Vegan Soups Club

Jam Delish is Soho’s first vegan Caribbean pop-up, founded by siblings Jordan and Chyna, who host this dinner club in The Sun and 13 Cantons. Dine in a shared setting and try the couple’s own vegan ‘meat’ on site, dilute with lots of Caribbean spices and rinse down with a tropical cocktail or two.

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

‘Dollop’ – Modern European Brasserie Supper Club

Flowers, candles and a central chandelier; private cooking experience Dollop definitely puts a tick in all the boxes for style when it comes to rare public events. Seats are limited to 20 guests, with a blood orange negroni on arrival before sitting around a communal table for a three-course, European brasserie-inspired menu.

And what a menu it is; sharing appetizers, followed by spicy and braised lamb shanks and finished with sour cream parfait and a homemade baklava of figs and walnuts on top – though a vegetarian menu is also available.

Next available dates: April 15 and 16.

The discovery of Brazil – 7-course communion club

How well do you know Brazilian food? Let Chef Felipe introduce you to his original kitchen in his own home. The expert-curated 7-course menu is designed to tell the story of the discovery of Brazil, through authentic flavors from the country, kicked off with a lemon caipirinha cocktail on arrival.

Next available dates: March 24, 25, 26.

Private Pasta Fest Supper Club

All of these experiences are designed to be intimate – that’s what Eatwith specializes in. But for an extra special meal for you and your family or friends, book a private pasta club dinner party.

It is hosted by chef Riccardo (who of course has Italian heritage), and takes place on a private terrace at Netil Market. Riccardo will whip you up for a three-course menu in sharing style, including a welcome cocktail, a selection of tempting antipasti and pasta dishes and – if you still have room – a delicious dessert. He specializes in traditional Italian recipes, but with a London twist.

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

Tempted? This is just a taste menu of the full range of Eatwith. To find out more about these and other unique dining experiences in London (and beyond), check out Eatwith and get a reservation.

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