Risqué entertainment, 4 courses served and eaten on beds, DJs and dancing, it’s all in a nights work at the London incarnation of Amsterdam’s famous Supperclub.
The discreet and unassuming location in Westbourne Park gives Supperclub a touch of the ‘hush-hush’. Until my visit I’d never actually noticed it but once you set foot inside the first thing you’ll notice is that there is absolutely nothing shy or laidback about an evening here.
We were greeted by the most enthusiastic of hosts who directed us to the ‘waiting bar’. After a drink or two the big doors slide open and guests are greeted by a lavish white room; beds occupy the entire perimeter and you are given your designated spot. In order to see the performers you are best sat opposite the main door or up on the mezzanine.
Just a little tip: they do ask you to remove your shoes so make sure you’re wearing matching socks without holes, we wouldn’t want anyone feeling embarrassed.
Supperclub combines an air of exclusivity with the energy emanated by the passionate staff who are helpful, friendly and talkative. Despite the close proximity and sharing of tables and beds, most groups kept to themselves with a lot of people seemingly celebrating special occasions as couples or larger groups.
A DJ provided an upbeat feel, spinning a selection of deep house, perfect background music whilst drinking and waiting for the entertainment to start. The entertainment commences after the first starter and continues in short intervals throughout your meal. The belly-dancing snake charmer and the jaw-dropping contortionist were particular highlights.
Once the dinner is over, the dancing begins. The atmosphere goes up a few notches as a young crowd from in and around West London descend at around 11pm and the DJ moves through a myriad of house music until the early hours.
The Food and Drink
Supperclub doesn’t offer a conventional menu, as a big part of the evening is the element of surprise when it comes to the meal. Four tasty courses of themed food, all served in a way that allows you to eat whilst sitting on the bed.
The starters of soup and noodles were tasty and well presented as was the Moroccan inspired lamb main but the best course was the white chocolate and mint moose served elegantly in a Martini Glass. The drinks menu is extensive, with plenty of fine wine, champagne, cocktails and beer from low end to high end for those looking to splash out.
Supperclub isn’t something that you’d do every week, but for a special occasion or something a little different it’s a good option. Providing a unique experience encompassing everything that most would want in an evening out.