The Thought: It’s that time of year when the weather shifts and you start to hunker down, cosy up, and get ready for winter hibernation. The weekends become less about rooftop bars, and more about warming meals, so what better way to spend an evening out than at a sustainable supper club!
The Feeling: If you prefer to dine with a side of conscious, then this guide is for you. We have put together a list of our personal favourite supper clubs that champion sustainability and seasonality, as well as some we would love to try. Nothing tastes as good as planet-friendly feels.
The Supper Clubs:
10 Miles Club, various locations
Emily and Sarah set up the 10 Miles supper club to celebrate seasonal, sustainable ingredients. They design menus with full traceability and a low carbon footprint, all meat is reared within a 10 mile radius of the venue, and waste is kept to a minimum. The meal features four courses and an arrival drink, with previous menus including dishes like crayfish with a sourdough focaccia and dip for starters, pork belly as a main course and elderberry tart for dessert, but it all depends on what the team can source in the local area.
The Charlotte Street restaurant was the first in the Gaucho group to serve carbon neutral beef, so it’s fitting that they remain the hosts of a regular sustainable supper club. Guests are invited to dine on a four course sustainable feast featuring underutilised cuts of meat, local and seasonal herbs and vegetables, with a range of eco-friendly drinks options. Live music also accompanies each Supper Club, showcasing the talent of local musicians.
The Prince Alfred
This Maida Vale hotspot is hosting a delectable 7 course supper club in support of the Ocean Conservation Trust on 29th September. The meal will be matched to drinks made with Plymouth Gin, an eco-friendly spirits company. The menu will feature sustainably sourced produce only, with the aim of helping the oceans and our native ecosystems. So, whet your appetite and come ready for oysters and more!
Earlsdon Supper Club
Hosted by Head Chef Tobias Reutt, winner of Chef of the Year 2021 and 2022, ESC is a relaxed BYOB dining experience with a focus on seasonal cooking. All ingredients are either grown on their allotment or foraged in the wild, and the menus reflect a passion for sustainability and zero-waste cooking.
Book here https://www.earlsdonsupperclub.co.uk
Red Barn Supper Club
Guy and Lily are a partnership in every way, as a couple and as a farmer and chef, they share a love of food. They will be hosting a farm to table supper club on November 8th in Loughborough with a menu focused on seasonal and locally sourced produce – the main course will feature meat from their Northamptonshire farm. Tickets will be on sale via Eventbrite from middle September.