I have been dying for a Supperclub to come to London for years, so I am thrilled to report that it has finally arrived on the old site of the legendary 90’s club Subterranea in Notting Hill Gate.
Awesome concept, incredible venues, and superb entertainment, The Supperclub, founded by artists, challenges other restaurants and clubs in so many ways. It’s a club, bar, restaurant, theatre, cinema, art gallery; it’s metrosexual, it’s freedom, and a breath of fresh air – it’s what London needs.
Owner Bert Van der Leden comments: “Every night is different. Whether it’s the food, music, performances, art, personnel or the guests themselves, a supperclub evening is only a success if all five senses are stimulated. You can be yourself here, and let yourself go.”
Having been to the Supperclubs in Amsterdam and Rome, I really hope that Supperclub London keeps the Dutch atmosphere. It was relaxed yet cool and arty. While the food was fantastic, Supperclub Rome was more about ‘being seen’, it was a bit too pretentious for me, like so many Italian bars tend to be. It could go either way in London, but I can certainly say the launch party last week really impressed me. The drinks, entertainment and nibbles were all fantastic, the waiters and bar staff were friendly and relaxed despite the fact it was their first night. There was no pretentious atmosphere, just interesting people having fun.
Owning a number of Supperclub CD’s, I knew the music at the party was going to be good, and it didn’t disappoint; with world class djs performing at Supperclub locations across the globe.
Opening officially to the public this evening (December 7th), like the other Supperclubs, the four course set menu (£50) is going to change each week, and will be brought to diners while lounging on a long bed, adorned by crisp white pillows and glass tables, similar to the ancient Romans. The French born chef, Renaud Marin has worked in a number of fine establishments, from La Palme D’Or (2*) to London’s Oxo Tower; his menus will be inspired by Supperclub locations and will combine both ‘traditional and unusual flavours, inventing dishes with a Supperclub twist.’
We need a new concept to take this city by storm, and I think we might just have it. The only other place I can compare it to is the Buddha Bar; yet on so many levels they are totally different.
Supperclub London is everything Buddha Bar isn’t, it’s cool, bright and crisp, and above all unpretentious. I just hope that the food will be as exciting and as inspired as the club itself.
Supperclub London: 12 Acklam Road, London, W10 5, 020 8964 6600
Opening times: Monday-Saturday 6pm-2am. Sunday brunch 11am-6pm
*Dinner is always served at 8.30pm