Another gem that local foodies have tried to keep to themselves. But not anymore. A secret menu is created by Jo (who ran her own catering biz and worked in a West Berkshire game and wild restaurant), using lots of locally sourced ingredients. The venue and hostess with the mostess skills comes courtesy of Mary. Basically, these two love people, parties and food so you’ll be seated dinner party style on a long tables. Just bring your tipple for the night and tuck in. Fun starts at 8pm, £50 per head. To make a reservation, please email email@example.com or call us – Mary: 07770 673450 or Jo: 07885 042731.
Spring Supper Clubs
If you fancy something a little different from your local gastropub then take a peek at these awesome supper clubs popping up over Berkshire this spring.
Prema’s Kitchen, Old Butcher’s Wine Cellar, Cookham – Wed 3 Apr
Prema’s Kitchen has been on the pop-up supper club scene for a while, spending the last three years at The Old Butcher’s Wine Cellar in the Cookham – and she has a loyal following who absolutely love her authentic Sri Lankan food. Puma has recently expanded to include nights at Coopers in Marlow, but you cannot beat the uniqueness of the original Berkshire venue. Prema returns to Cookham in April with a four-course menu including: Pol Sambul (Maldivan fish), Kukul Mas (chicken thighs in homemade spices) and Paripu (lentil curry), £45 per head. Tickets here
The Pantry, Yattendon – Fri 15 Mar
A Muddy award-winning cafe by day and, once a month, it’s a pop-up restaurant by night. The Pantry Yattendon, is so much more than a lifeline of flat whites for commuters and mums on the school run, it’s supper club offering has all the flair of a fine dining restaurant, heavily influenced by the cafe’s sister catering biz, Top Nosh. For the March event expect a five-course set menu, you can bring your own wines (£5 corkage), and veggies/ special dietary options are only available if pre arranged. £60per head. To book, call Gemma on 01635 202202 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curious Kitchen, Bel & The Dragon Cookham, Wed 17 Apr
Most mealtimes are a mystery to me, largely because I am gastronomically challenged. But would you go out for supper knowing the menu is a surprise? Come on, curiosity only killed the cat. And in the hands of Bel & The Dragon’s Group Head Chef Ronnie Kimbugwe, you’re guaranteed a fun night out. He’ll be getting creative in the kitchen with seasonal ingredients, new techniques and unexpected combos to create 4 epic courses – £50 per person or £75 per person with three glasses of wine. To book, call 01628 521263 or email email@example.com
Caldesi on Thames, Hobbs of Henley, Fri 24 May
If you fancy a Roman holiday, forget Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck and a mad dash to Heathrow. All you need is Giancarlo (dressed as a Centurion) and the awesome team from Caldesi in Campagna on a BOAT! All aboard ‘The New Orleans’ for five delicious Roman dishes – flat bread and dips, fried rice balls stuffed with cheese, pasta, roast pork Roman style and chocolate and orange Tiramisu – entertainment and hot Italians (wishful thinking?). Gluten free, veggie and other dietary requirements can be catered for. Tickets cost just £47.50 per person.
Sandhurst Supper Club, The Albion Conservatory, Thu 3 Apr
For one night only, pretend you have your very own private chef. That’s the day job for Libby May, but once a month she hosts the Sandhurst Supper Club at home and you’re invited. Yup, she loves cooking that much, she wants to invite us all into her conservatory for a fun evening of fine food. Libby cooks 3 courses, you bring your own bottle and they run on the first Thursday of every month – £30 per head. Since the Sandhurst Supper Club launched in 2017, it’s become a firm fave with local foodies, so book up.
Mary Jane’s Soul Kitchen, Wokingham, Fri 22 Mar