We host dinners every 6 to 8 weeks at The Royal Oak in Marylebone featuring a set menu of Shanghainese home cooking and street food. You sit at a communal table and share food in the middle like we do at home.
— What is it—
Old school Shanghainese home cooking and street food
We host dinners every 6 to 8 weeks to showcase the food my late grandmother used to cook at home and some typical dianxin, or small eats, you would find on the streets of Shanghai. The menu is different for every dinner as Shanghainese food is very seasonal and uses many seasonal ingredients. We try to follow that philosophy in our cooking with dishes that reflect what we would eat at a particular time of the year or for special festivals like the Chinese New Year.
Food is served family-style at a communal table to be shared among the guests, and there are plenty of it. You can come alone or bring a group to make up your own table. It will be like attending a dinner party at a friend’s house, so expect a relaxed atmosphere and be prepared to lend a hand to pass the food around the table. There is a cash bar on site so drinks can be purchased on the night. Please note this is not a BYO event.
— How do I attend—
When, where and how much
Our next dinner is at 7pm on Tuesday 5th November at The Royal Oak, 74-76 York Street, W1H 1QN.
We ask for a donation of £55 per person which is to be paid upfront to secure your booking. It is fully refundable if you cancel up until 72 hours before, and thereafter, if we can re-sell the tickets. LATE CANCELLATIONS hurt because we cannot easily re-fill those seats with walk-ins and those on the wait-list would have made other plans already.
— menu —
It’s a tasting menu featuring cold starters, a dianxin, hot dishes and a dessert
Vegan duck tofu skin roll
Jelly fish & shredded turnip
Sweet & vinegary pork spare ribs
Crab meat and tofu
Braised chestnuts & chicken
Stir-fried rice cake with pork and veg Crispy pumpkin & red bean paste rice ball
We always try to provide an alternative dish to guests with allergies or dietary restrictions but will not be able to cater for food preferences due to the small scale nature of supper club cooking. If you are a vegan or vegetarian, you are most welcome! Having grown up with two vegan grandparents, I always incorporate many vegan dishes into our menu.
Have a special occasion coming up or just fancy getting a group of friends together for a gathering? Why not book our supper club for a private event or ask us to cook for you at home?