We wouldn’t typically associate London Underground Tube carriages with fun times. They’re generally packed, uncomfortable and certainly not the place to strike up a conversation with your neighbouring strangers. The team behind supperclub.tube have re-purposed and reinvented the experience, serving a mouth-watering Latin American tasting menu on a refurbished 1960’s Victoria Line carriage in North East London. As we chatted with our fellow guests over 6 delicious courses, we agreed this would be a great option for a uniquely memorable private dining experience.
Our friends at Eatwith tipped us off about this exciting eating opportunity. They work with loads of supper clubs, chefs, food schools and tours, and are always fantastic when it comes to arranging unique food-based experiences, such as dining on a tube carriage. Based at the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum near St James Street station, the carriage has been refitted with dining tables, offering similar levels of comfort to most restaurants, whilst firmly retaining the familiar features and aesthetics of a London Underground train. There’s space for up to 32 guests, seated at a long communal table and in smaller 2 to 4 person sections. The kitchens are across the courtyard, as are the bathrooms, leaving plenty of room for service and relaxation. As with most supper clubs, the intimate setting and shared experience encourages interaction with other diners, making this an ideal venue for team bonding, corporate entertaining or private dining with clients, colleagues and friends.
The food and hospitality were excellent. We were greeted with a choice of welcome drinks. Wines, plus a selection of beverages could be purchased on site to accompany our meals. We enjoyed a six-course tasting menu inspired by various Latin American countries. Our Colombian co-diner attested to the authenticity of each dish. We especially enjoyed the cassava croquettes filled with creamy cheese and balanced with a piquant huancaina sauce. The arepas were also delicious. Little rounds of Colombian style cornbread, topped with avocado, black beans, queso fresco and a tangy swirl of tomato relish. The ceviche mixto was fresh and delicately balanced by panca chilli and lime. The tres leches de almendras was a rich almond sponge, moist with almond cream and garnished with fresh summer berries. A thoroughly pleasant meal and undoubtedly the best we’ve eaten on a Victoria line carriage.
Dining on a Tube carriage is just one of many novel private dining experiences Flavour Venue Search can help you book. If you’re looking to impress your colleagues, clients, family or friends with a group dining experience that’s out of the ordinary, get in touch and we’ll suggest some great supper club and private dining ideas.