57 ratings, 83 reviews
A great range of dishes, all expertly explained by a very welcoming host, whose vivid descriptions were matched by great food. A lovely Sunday lunch.
Lovely experience! Delicious food, happy atmosphere, fun story.
This was a great foodie event. I loved the starter. The main food injera was very tasty and presented well. The diners next to me, were friendly. Glad there was space too for the late arrival of our vegan food critic. I will promote on westafricacooks site as a wonderful East African afternoon. Fine cuisine. A great host full of life.
Made to feel very comfortable, meeting other diners for the first time.
Food was excellent, taste great, would go back Again and Again.
Please please, would love a Friday evening session.
Excellent food. Amazing value. Very friendly experience.
OK if you like stodge
Great atmosphere, great venue, great everything.
Amazing lunch. Good food and great people. Strongly recommend it
It was a great day! We had wonderful, melt in your mouth food and the rum was delicious. Amazing value for money. The hosts were lovely!
The food was great! I didn't need to eat again that day.
There was a nice number of people, do it didn't feel overcrowded and the venue (the Broadway Theatre Cafe) was a beautiful setting for a subscription my Sunday afternoon.
A word of warning though- you may have to stagger home after consuming the rum sponge with rum cream!
Lovely way to spend Sunday lunch.
Beautiful food, hosts and people we really had a lovely time and will be back xxxx
Fantastic time. Very friendly hosts. Lovely venue. Will definitely be going again!!
can't believe its the final Catford Canteen supper club, but at least the Green Door Supper club lives on and I am sure will go from strength to strength. Such a lovely friendly evening and the food as always was fantastic. Perfect pasta, rich and creamy blood orange ice cream and tasty canapes. Cant wait for the next one
Fantastic food, fantastic company - a lot of new faces (Lewisham Life works!) Great that it sold out despite being on a Thursday night. Proof that pop-up restaurants can work any night of the week.
Really good evening, with great interesting food and a lovely atmosphere.
Fabulous food - even though none of us were vegetarian we loved the range of flavours & got to try new things that I probably won't have tried otherwise - all of which were delicious:-)
Everything about the evening was such fun - the food was delicious and plentiful - the hosts Mark & Karen along with bruv Phil are perfect hosts- informing you about the food but also coming along and chatting- the half bottle of wine plus rum punch and then Sambuca/tequila shots was amazing and then the atmosphere was so friendly mixing in with everyone around you- a BARGAIN night out!!
Had a fab time at In a Pikkle's Bajan Soul Experience. The food (and drinks) were great and the other diners were fab too.
All four courses were delicious and combined with the 1/2 bottle of wine and unlimited rum punch, it was an absolute bargain.
I think to recap the night in a succinct way - good food, good people and unlimited rum punch equals GOOD TIMES!
Lovely taste of home for anyone who is hankering for Caribbean / Bajan food. Shared tables make it a night to mix and mingle. Hosts and chef Karen and Mark add to the event by sitting with customers and sharing their obvious passion for their food. Top class!
Brilliant event, thank you! Food was delicious and service very friendly (at one stage the chef joined our table for a drink!). The atmosphere is halfway between restaurant and dinner party, with tables laid for 6 or 8. If you are a couple, don't go looking for a romantic table for two! But, if you're friendly and even (for a wonderful change!), if you're on your own, it's a great experience, meeting and chatting to friendly strangers (our table was LOVELY!).
Plus, great value, as we had a four course meal, with wine, rum punch and shots included.
Would recommend to anyone and will definitely seek out any future events!
Great evening, big welcome from the host team, good to sit down with strangers and strike up conversations. A generous menu and even more generous drinks, this dinner was great value for money. Brightly coloured table clothes and napkins and the even brighter banter of our waiter made for a happy atmosphere. Inipickkle should go forward in confidence and now focus on the quality of the food - maybe being less generous with the booze - to raise this from a fun to a fine dining experience.
This was a great culinary and cultural event in Catford - I went with three friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The ambience was very French with a genuine French accordian player, beautiful pastels of ducks in the French countryside on the walls and nice touches like rustic tablecloths and lavender soap in the bathroom. And that's before we even started on all the gorgeous French food and wine! We had a delicious welcome drink, very similar to champagne, and olives and purple crisps to nibble on, as well as French mineral water. The night was introduced by the very warm and lovely host (Duck A Lauren!) and we were told about our welcome drink and its history in an amusing, but informative fashion by her father (Robert). What followed was a different glass of wine for each course - and there were a very generous five courses! They included smoked trout and pancetta salad, cassoulet, a cheese course, apple tart and then coffee and petit fours. All were perfectly cooked, with buckets of flavour and served at the right pace, giving guests ample time to enjoy the food and wine without rushing or waiting too long between courses. The wine was exceptional and complemented the food brilliantly. For me personally, the cassoulet stood out, as it wasn't too salty as it so often is and the duck legs tasted very fresh. We had unlimited house wine - a rarity at nights like these! When the evening ended we were all very full and happy and agreed that the night had been great fun and excellent value for money. I can't wait for the next one!
The food was excellent, the intros and descriptions of the food and wines to match were interesting and helped make the evening enjoyable. The Cassolette itself was made of well sourced ingredients and all the flavours expected were there. A thoroughly good evening had by all.
A tasty meal, with delicious wine to match! We had a lovely, relaxing evening and send our thanks to mine hostess and host, not forgetting those slaving over a hot stove.
A really enjoyable and 'different' night out. Great food and wines with a very friendly atmosphere. The hostess looked after us all impeccably and we had coffee and sweet meats served unexpectedly at the end. We would definitely go to another one.
What a lovely evening. Good food, good wine and good company. But above all that a real sense that we were being looked after by people who wanted to make the whole event very special for each of us.
This was particularly so for me as a vegetarian with my own adjustments to the menu. The asparagus and quinoa cakes I started with were lovely, with a light texture and a delicate flavour on a bed of fresh leaves.
My main was a cassoulet made with veggie sausages. The veg was perfectly cooked, with the white beans neither hard as bullets nor stewed to oblivion, just a nice bit of resistance.
Wines matched the food throughout the evening. Local cheeses came with the best of the reds - although not by a wide margin, everything was a tongue pleaser, from the welcoming fizz onwards.
Aunt Claire's apple tart was shortcrust perfection with a sticky apple filling doused in a splash of creme anglais.
Can't wait for the next one.
The event was themed around produce from the region around the Aude and the organisers had obviously done their research and knew their stuff. The accordion player, the art work and the table setting all set the scene beautifully. We were talked through each course and the wine they had been so perfectly paired with, by our convivial host and hostess. We were not disappointed. The full-flavoured wine flowed and the top-tasting food just kept on coming. All left replete with happy memories of Catford\South Western France. Would like to revisit the area again and would thoroughly recommend to other Francophile food-lovers.
Really nice way to spend Valentines evening. The hosts were friendly and attentive without being overbearing and it was fun to do something different. We would definitely recommend the flavours Route 66 conjured up and the grub-club-pop-up event is a revelation!
Delicious food, would go every week if I could! Love the owners' back story too.
The Bajan Soul Experience was a blast! Fab food and friendly, entertaining hosts. Who could ask for more?
What a brilliant night out in Catford. Brilliant food, central location in an area that needs 'jazzing' up and the night did that.
The host Olivia is a great and the atmosphere really friendly .
Loved the food, the band and the whole concept. We booked up for another event when we got home
Following successful appearances at street food markets, Colonel Tom became the latest chef to entertain the gourmet diners at the Catford Canteen. The Canteen is easy to find - look for the giant cat on the South Circular (for diners with long memories, it's just across the road from the former Catford Gun Shop!) - it's in the shopping centre.
The food was great (Col Tom sent the menu choices out in advance) washed down with generous servings of rum punch.
The choice of starters was Cajun Crab & Sweetcorn Chowder or Sweet Potato, Apple and Cranberry Salad. I had the salad, fresh & tasty, not to mention healthy.
Main course choices were Spicy Shrimp and Chorizo Jambalaya, BBQ Chicken & Smoked Sausage Gumbo, or Roasted Cajun Spiced Squash smothered in Cajun gravy. I had the roasted squash - a quarter of a giant butternut squash cut lengthways, roasted to perfection with spices and served in its skin.
Puddings were Key Lime Pie or Caramel Apple Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce I went for the bread pudding - fantastic.
A bonus was a live jazz trio, playing traditional Louisiana melodies, as well as audience requests.
Almost every diner was a first-time visitor to the Canteen, and this event was sold out a week in advance, demonstrating the demand for good food in a pop-up setting.
The Colonel will be back in Catford on February 21st, so don't miss his return visit.
Thanks to the Colonel, to Deborah for her passion for Catford, and Grub Club for the logistics.
The latest chefs to entertain at the Catford Canteen were Culatello, bringing cuisine from the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy. Starting with olives & crostini, then grilled vegetables followed by home-made pumpkin-and-amaretti-filled pasta (I had the vegetarian option - substitute affettati - various sliced meats, one of which was culatello - for the vegetables, and different stuffing for the pasta for carnivorous diners), with bread and cold-pressed olive oil. This was followed by home-made liqueur and dessert, all washed down with Sangiovese. This was an Italian feast to remember. Kate & Paolo deserve praise for tackling the challenge of catering for 30+ people in a small retail unit with a kitchen smaller than many domestic ones. The Canteen is building up a regular following and there are always new faces. Well done to Culatello and thanks to Deborah for creating the Canteen.
Fabulous food for all. We had a marvellous meal at the Canteen and were treated to glorious plates of delicious, authentic pasta/meats and breads. Kate and Paulo and their team worked tirelessly to accommodate everyone and create a lovely homely atmosphere. With a touch of Italian music and traditional regional Italian table linen, the place looked great. A lovely, convivial night.
Lovely spicy copious food, charming hosts.
I have been lucky enough to attend all the Green Door supperclubs this year. The delicious meals have a range of influnces Brazilian, Mediterranean and most recently a focus on northern Italian cuisine. The style is not voguish fusion cooking rather it is someone taking care to bring together a lifetime of inspiration to create dishes that are personal, creative and of course ridiculously tasty. The Catford Canteen event featured a menu that was perfect for winter - a creamy pancetta starter, an incredibly tasty scamorza tart as the veggie option and unbelievably yummy chocolate torte for dessert.
Just as importantly the supper club is one of the friendliest I have ever been to. Whether you are in a group, attend as a couple or brave going solo, you will make new friends, possibly have a little too much wine and definitely have a memorable evening.
A wonderful evening. Everything was perfect from the music, food, guests, serving staff and venue. Well done to Renata for an excellent menu. Looking forward to the next one. Bravro.
I've been twice to italy this year and plan another trip before the end of 2013. So. I like Italian food and wine!
Piemonte is not a part of Italy I know well (though I did supervise an intern from Turin once.)
An excellent supply of food, numerous glasses of prosecco and good company all combined to make this a great night out in Catford. The Catford Canteen is now so successful that events are selling out well in advance. I'm looking forward to a winter of different chefs.
A fun night though more like dinner at a friends than a restaurant
Good to meet with neighbours and other locals and enjoy lovely regional Italian food. The event was very friendly and it was fantastic to have something happening in Catford.
Beautifully decorated venue and tables, interesting food, but not as well catered for little ones as I had hoped though (very little ones, that is). Delightful and helpful staff and nice venue.
Hosts Mark and Elaine really looked after us -informing us about the food and how prepared between courses - great value for money.
Great night with good seafood and it was nice meeting lots of local people
Friendly and generous hosts - got to try both the veggie and fishy versions of dishes. Free flowing drinks - rum punch surprisingly strong as I found to my cost the next morning...
Great fun and great food! We took three foreign guests who thought it was a wonderful idea. We'll be there again happily.
The Catford Canteen is a visionary attempt to secure Catford's place on the gastronomic map, growing out of the monthly Broadway Supper Club last summer.
Basement Galley did not disappoint as the first team of visiting chefs. Visit their website for full details of their history and menu, as well as future pop-up appearances.
I was pleased with my vegetarian option. The G&T Duo was delightful - I reckon they should supply British Airways for serving on their flights.
Great company - I met one of my Twitter followers in the flesh!
Check out the Catford Canteen for next weekend's chefs.
My second Broadway Supper Club experience and it did not disappoint! Very tasty food, made and served with passion amongst lots of friendly folk with a splash or two of Sicilian wine! Personally the culinary stars of the evening were the pecorino cream and tortellini. Overall a series of tasty treats and I'm looking forward to the next event.
Really enjoyable evening. Food was lovely and hosts very friendly.
Great food. Some of my favorite Italian dishes all in one sitting.
Food was absolutely delicious and chefs and hosts so friendly and warm. Had a wonderful evening!
I had a top night out at the Mauritian Grub Club event. My partner and I had never been to Catford (we live East), but we hopped on the Orange Overground line and got there in no time. Inside a little tent we were transported away from the busy high street to...Mauritius! The food was delicious, loads of different flavours - it was fresh and interesting, and served in lovely wooden dishes. I think BYO makes a massive difference when you want to go out for a mid-week inexpensive dinner out, so that was a real bonus. The lovely smiley chef chatted to us all in between the courses, explaining a bit about the food, and why she chose it. The evening was relaxed, informal and friendly. I came away from it looking forward to trying more exotic food and being more determined to try more international food. Highly recommend.
Not the most likely of locations, a marquee on Catford Broadway, nevertheless it turned out to be well worth the journey. Mauritian food is now my new favorite! I think what really made it for me was the combination of a long table, a chance to socialise and the friendly hosting and smiles from our chef.
Had an unexpectedly good time and would recommend it to anyone!
I had such a great night at Yummy Choo in Catford. I was a virgin to both Mauritian Food and Catford and loved every minute of both! Really easy to get to from London Bridge, despite my initial concerns, and the Mauritian food was incredible. Fresh, just the right level of spice and really original.
And Selina is such a great host. It was great having her come out to explain each course as it really brought it to life.
Will definitely be coming back!
This was my first experience of the Catford Supper Club, Mauritian food and the cooking of Yummy Choo! I was apprehensive as I attended the event on my own but was immediately made to feel welcome by the organiser and the group of people I met and sat with during the evening.
The menu was interesting and the food tasty. Each course came with an explanation by Yummy which provided added enjoyment as she personalised everything. The three hours passed very quickly and I was surprised when it was time to leave.
I would heartily recommend the Supper Club to anyone who enjoys food and likes to try new things and meet new people. I am looking forward to the next event.
Portions ridiculously small albeit beautifully presented although with one cook .. note term chef not used .. for 34 diners limited /no choice menu explained. half a carafe of vanilla pods with soupcon rum to provide 'drink' meant folk weren't sure there were imbibing alcohol. Attended so wanting to support local events and pleased with Lewisham initiative. Far too expensive for what was offered; profit margin huge but experience damaging meaning one would neither return nor recommend it to family/colleagues/friends. Such a shame 'cos this is being done successfully elsewhere - maybe previous ones were much better? A taster menu that left much to be desired.
Venue fun but musak/noise on poor system added to sound levesl that inhibited conversation.
Once again, Catford Broadway was transformed by the erection of a large marquee for the monthly supper club. This month was the turn of Yummy Choo's Mauritian food, with spicy, tasty food for every course, including an excellent vegetarian option. Green banana curry and rice was my main course. The dessert of rum-infused pineapple with coconut crumble and lime cream reminded me of sunnier placesI
Next month is Italian night - book your place as soon as it becomes available on-line. Don't forget the Broadway Food Market on September 1st,
The evening was great and once again love being in a tent on Catford Broadway! All pizzas amazing - the garlic mushroom my favourite. The tart also fantastic. Great to have a few pints from a local brewery. Well worth the money.
In the glamorous setting of a marquee 5 yards or so from the South Circular Road I wasn't quite sure what to expect.
The evening stated with a lovely glass of a prosecco and fruit punch. This was closely followed with a refill which made it even better
The food was provided by Van Dough - some absolutely delicious, fresh tasting salads to start followed by 4 different pizzas. The salads were all very good and my favourite was the broad bean, pea, mint, ricotta and lemon. Beautifully light and fresh.
As a vegetarian I tasted 2 of the pizzas and they had toppings of a few simple ingredients that worked really well. Using a few, simple ingredients doesn't always necessarily mean that it's easy to achieve something that tastes this good. The people behind Van Dough obviously know what they are doing. The carnivores rated the meat pizzas but the star for me was the bianco.
Dessert was a light chocolate torte with a touch of bourbon.
Beer was provided by Brockley Brewing Company and as someone who's never really drunk beer (cider, wines and spirits are another matter) I don't think I can pass comment on them. The 2 men from the Brewery were passionate and friendly and didn't take umbrage at a philistine like me adding lemonade to make a quenching shandy.
A lovely evening and met some good people.
BRILLIANT evening, looking forward to the next one! Thank you Catford Broadway!
This was the third gathering of the Broadway Supper Club, once again meeting and eating in the Broadway big tent.
Local businesses Van Dough & Brockley Beer kept up the high standards we've come to expect.
We were welcomed with a seasonal cocktail, followed by a range of 4 excellent seasonal salads including lots of fresh rocket, peas, ricotta and courgette ribbons.
Van Dough's grey Citroen van containing the wood-fired pizza oven parked in the Broadway, with its serving hatch next to the marquee entrance, ensuring the pizza had no time to cool before being served.
Four varieties of fresh hot tasty pizza (two vegetarian & two meat) followed, accompanied by locally brewed beer.
Thanks to Sapporo for allowing us to use their lavatories - it gives a whole new meaning to "going for a Japanese".
It was great to see Heidi Alexander MP there, as well as the regulars.
Once again, thanks to Deborah and Eleanor for making it happen, and for all the other work they are doing to make Catford & Rushey Green the destination of choice for 21st century foodies.
Read about the concept and thought we would try it, What a great nigth we had,
the food was really good- some of it very different to what we knew, but that was one of the benefits
the chef was so engaging and spoke to us before, during and after each course. He was keen to explain the different cultural influences that makes South African food so diverse.
Denver Bennett delivered his excellent range of South African food at last week's fully-booked Supper Club. Denver is a regular stallholder at Catford Broadway and Sydenham Food Markets and can be found as far away as Spitalfields Market.
Denver introduced each course from a variety of food and drink from different regions of South Africa,
Very good value with good company (someone came all the way from Brighton).
Catch Denver at Sydenham Food Market in Venner Square SE26 next Sunday, 30th June, or at Catford Broadway, SE6 on Sunday 7th July between 10.00 & 4.00 on both dates.
Book early to guarantee your place at next month's beer & pizza night on July 18th. Beer is from the Brockley micro-brewery and pizza from Van Dough.
I am a great fan of Denver's Pop Up restaurants. The food is delicious and Denver's explanations between courses makes it both a gastronomic and a lerning experience.
Tursday 16th May saw the erection of a marquee in The Broadway, SE6, for the inaugural gathering of the Broadway Supper Club. Mama Wang is no stranger to the Broadway, having been at the artisan Food Market (first Sunday of each month) for three months. Following the lead of other stallholders, Mama Wang now ventured into the realm of pop-up catering, giving her market customers the experience of a full well-matched meal eaten in the company of like-minded fellow local residents
The food was traditional street food from Xi'an, a series of spicy dishes accompanied by plum wine or Chinese beer and tea. I'm vegetarian and was delighted with the dishes. Tofu made a number of appearances, including deep fried in mini-burgers. Bread soup (with unleavened bread and glass noodles) was slurped authentically from the bowl. Wide, flat green bean paste noodles were intriguingly soft-yet-firm and slippery on my tongue. Dessert was a sort of batter cake with red beans.
All in all, a great success, I look forward to returning to subsequent events - on the third Thursday of each month. Remember to book in advance to guarantee your place. People who turned up without booking were lucky this time. Next time I predict a sell-out,