This week I was lucky enough to get one of the last seats at Billy & Jack’s Summer Supper Club which has been resident at the St Paul’s Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall (RFH) in the South Bank Centre over August.
It took me a while to find the right lift to get up to the sixth floor and when I finally stepped in the glass elevator, (which oddly sang to me as we climbed six floors…) we emerged on the glass fronted pop up restaurant with a super view over the Thames. Billy and Jack were holding court in at the centre of a Silent Pool Gin-sponsored bar, finessing the final touches to their summer feast menu.
I later found out that they had 93 covers that night – oddly Wednesday’s have been their most popular night – and we were tightly packed in round tables seating 8 to 10 at a time. My friend and I quickly became acquainted with our fellow diners – one turning out to be my primary school teacher – small world. I suppose it wasn’t a great surprise as Jack and I did attend the same school.
Over 1000 people have joined Billy and Jack for their supper club which featured the coriander cheesecake that appeared on Masterchef. I thought I’d share the menu with you here…
Starters – Sourdough, chicken, butter, marmite butter; salted Cornish sardines, tomatoes with quinoa; roast little gem, runner beans, tahini, cucumber; pressed rabbit, pickled carrot, and rapeseed mayo.
Mains – Notting Hill inspired Jerk spiced hangar, hay smoked butter, Coronation potatoes with watercress radish and pickled onions.
Dessert – coriander cheesecake, granola, lemon and limoncello.
There’s just one weekend to join the Summer Supper Club, but don’t worry there will be plenty more opportunities to get to a supper club, sign up for their list here: https://www.billyandjack.co.uk/