Afternoon Tea & Fascinator Making Workshop

Why Join the Table?

If you are looking for an experiential Christmas Present then we have the answer...

Fifty seven, the new private hire events space in the heart of East Dulwich welcomes you to an afternoon of Cocktails, Couture and creativity.

Guests will be welcomed with prosecco cocktails and canapés. After a hands on millenary masterpiece tutorial you will be invited to make your own fascinator or comb headpiece fit for any spectacular event in 2018. Drinks will flow throughout and when finished, guests will partake in more canapés and cocktails while the room is set with a quintessentially English Afternoon Tea.
Hosted by award winning caterer and event planner Lady Suzanne James, you will be warmly welcomed to fifty seven with cocktails and a selection of her famous canapés. These perfectly ...

House Rules: * No smoking.
* Dedicated baby change facilities on-site
* The event is held in a residential area ... so please leave quietly to minimise disruption to our neighbours (thank you!)

In a Nutshell

Suzanne James Ltd is London's premier environmentally aware catering company. In our 'real lives' we cater for private & corporate events & weddings at venues across London & the South East. We opened East Dulwich Supper Club in 2010 and use it as a training academy for our chef and waiting team.

We live or die by the strength of our food & hospitality and #EDSC is the vehicle that transports our team from learner to experienced event professional, with the help of you, our guests!

The Whole Hog

In our real lives we are one of the most sustainable, privately owned catering and events companies in London. Once or twice a month our pop up training academy opens under the banner of the "East Dulwich Supper Club", allowing our Westminster College apprentice chefs to work on a live pass in real time. The have creative input into the menu, design the plate and work out how service will run. Front of house service is also provided by our trainee waiting team who are just starting out in the industry, giving them a platform to learn & perfect their skills.

Executive Chef Suzanne James and Head Chef Natalia Pereiro Taibo are of course on hand throughout to offer support & guidance; as always we make it happen, with just enough SJ Craziness to see it through!

East Dulwich Supper Club is run on a Not for Profit Basis with all proceeds going to the Suzanne James Food Foundation. This provides funding to gardening projects, and particularly vegetable growing in local schools. Each guest is not only enjoying a delicious dinner but also supporting sustainability in local schools!

The popularity and success of East Dulwich Supper Club speaks for itself, those who are lucky enough to get a seat are always keen to return again, and it has become something of an institution for some of our more regular guests!

Yet another fantastic EDSC and will be back again soon!

Our first visit to the Supper Club, and a very enjoyable one. The whole event was friendly, with a good atmosphere, and we were made very welcome. The food lived up to expectations, the service was attentive, and we were pleased to be able to support the development of Suzanne's less experienced staff, all of whom rose well to the challenge. We hope to be back!

Fantastic night as ever, fabulous food, great company and we loved the new venue!

A great night of food in a lovely setting

Another fantastic evening. Fab service and food, thank you.

We had a wonderful time at our first supper club and will definitely be back. The food was all excellent and we were so well looked after. It was also a lovely way to meet other local people and conversation flowed round the tables.

Amazing EDSC! Food was excellent and the Gin mulled wine was something else!!

Fabulous food, location , service , and all round fun

The food was absolutely superb, the welcome cocktails and wine (not often included in these events) were generous and very good, the cause absolutely deserving, and the conversation wonderful, what nice interesting people! Suzanne and all her team donated their time and the ingredients came free too so all the money, every penny, went to the rhino sanctuary. Incredible!

The food was of the exceptionally high standard always delivered by Suzanne and her team. The canapés were delicious and the service all evening was warm, friendly, attentive and yet relaxed. The new space is superb - congratulations Suzanne on a great concept.

Wonderful food and company. There is a problem with the venue . It cannot adequately accommodate 36 people It is too noisy. We couldn't talk as a group of even four people. It was quite difficult to talk with one other person. The seating was also challenging. Benches with too little space and no back support. Perhaps half the number of people with chairs and table cloths would be comfortable, but that might challenge the economics. I am sad about this. The Filippo Berio olive oil, balsamic vinegar and pesto was very generous

Response from our Host

Hello Peter This is my third attempt to write and send! Thank you for your review. In truth I couldn't agree more. Maybe the numbers were a little over ambitious I guess, however the benches are for 3! Going forward I am going to a maximum of 30 guests with the preference being 24 but it may have to reflect in the price I'm afraid :( the cost was reduced for a Filippo Berio event as it was a soft launch. It was the first at fifty seven and yes, I did learn a lesson about the space. Again I am sorry that the experience was not 100% for you and hope you will give us another opportunity to host a supper club that you will enjoy more. With very best wishes Suzanne Fri, 8 Sep 2017

Fabulous evening. I am lactose intolerant but I didn't feel I missed out. They provided an amazing choice. Great service. The space was a bit echoey but I know she intends to have less people next time. Definitely want to go to the next one.

"The Return" of EDSC to it new venue "fifty seven" was hugely popular, selling out for all 3 nights. The conversion of the previous shop to an event space has been tastefully done with the main space in the old shop, and a secondary space at the bottom of the garden, inevitably nicknamed "The Shed", although 3 or 4 times the size of you average shed, and was where cocktails were served. In between the garden had been tastefully paved, adorned with candles, and was a good space to mingle, chat, and grab the passing canape. The seating was either side of 3 refectory tables, with 6 either side on hard wooden benches, was, to put it bluntly, thigh crushingly cramped. Inevitably one is bound to compare the old and new EDSC experience. I had hoped that with much less stainless steel around that the noise level would be less, and that you could hold a conversation with the person opposite, but it was not, and you could not. If you were on the end of a bench, as indeed 12 of the 36 guests were, if the person next to you was talking to their other neighbour, you were out in the conversational cold. So for me the old venue, which was far from perfect, wins, and I think the new seating needs a big re-think. The food, as ever, was delightful although, inevitably, not as hot as if it had come straight from the kitchen. I loved the crostini starters, and the gilded tiramisu desert, but much as I like cod, and am delighted to hear that it is no longer endangered, it never was big on flavour. I recall one writer describing it as "it is an almost completely tasteless protein, like tofu" and whilst I would not go quite that far I do think it benefits from a good strong sauce or herb crust, and some non watery vegetables, if is to feature as a dinner party main. I think that fifty seven will be a success as an event space, I could well use it for my next birthday party, but I suspect that 30 sitting down is the max for that configuration.

My first supper club and so glad I went; lovely cocktails, canapés and delicious food. Just a shame that it was only possible to hear the person immediately next to you.

Fabulous supper club. Beautiful decor. Gorgeous food and cocktails. I can't wait for the next one!

Great to be back with the supper club. Food was excellent as always and it felt like a real celebration. The new venue looks amazing-especially the outside area and the 57 team was attentive, warm and welcoming. The Italian theme worked well and the goody bag at the end of the evening was an extra touch.

Thank you Suzanne & team.

A nice evening with good food

Another fabulous evening. Thank you.

Brilliant evening and young staff were super. Great pre-christmas dinner accompanied by some homemade goodies to take home. Wonderful.

A fantastic evening

Really lovely evening. Spectacular venue, lovely people, great team behind the event, amazing fireworks

All four of us had a great evening at the East Dulwich Supper Club. This was my third visit and the food was excellent yet again, as was the welcome and the relaxed atmosphere.

Yet another wonderful Supper Club by Suzanne and her amazing team.

We have been to only a few of EDSC events but each has been a totally different experience but always 100% enjoyable. The cocktail and canapés delicious and generous, starter and main interesting combinations and tasty. Puddings fresh and mostly with a wow factor. A really fun unusual and value for money evening for just 2 or a small party. Highly recommended with Sue and staff smiley, friendly and all that you could wish on a local night out.

Suzanne and her team continue to bust a gut to ensure that you have an enjoyable and memorable experience but labour against a singular disadvantage - their industrial setting - so many hard surfaces in such a confined space make it a very noisy place, so much so that it is difficult to hear the person next to you let alone that person opposite you. Yesterday's Indian meal was good, but not one of her best.

Fabulous as ever! Had a friend with me from up north and they want to come back to the next one - just shows how good the Supper Clubs are! Thank you.

Really enjoyed the experience and will be back.

Great evening, thank you Suzanne and team.

Really good evening interesting diners

What a lovely evening! This was our first Supper Club through Grub Club and it didn't disappoint! Everything was wonderful from the Aperol Spritz and canapés to start, the veal was the best I have ever tasted, to the delicious panna cotta, chocolate salami and affogato to end. We met some great people, loved dining in a working kitchen and took home a great olive oil goodie bag. We will definitely be back for another!

My first time at a this supper club and impressed from the start. Extremely well organised, interesting group of people, and most importantly, gorgeous food! Atmosphere enhanced with the kitchen in full view which ran the entire length of the room. Team incredibly streamlined for cooking for group of about 30. An incredible impression left!

Another fab evening. Thank you

It was a delightful evening, the food was spectacular

Well..... What a fabulous evening, firstly catching up with an old Waverley school friend Suzanne (wow, what an inspiration are you...!) food and venue were fantastic - relaxed , informal , high end value for money.... Would thoroughly recommend !! ..... Great night X

I had a wonderful time at the East Dulwich Supper Club. Suzanne was so very welcoming and her and her staff's attention to detail was incredible. The ethos behind her business carried through to each dish which highlighted the best of local purveyors. I will definitely be making a return trip to this supper club in the future.

We have been to the supper club before in East Dulwich. We were interested in seeing the Museum and booked for 4. The evening started with the always excellent Suzanne James canapes and cocktails served in the Museum gallery and then moved upstairs to an oak panelled dining room. Our party shared a table with another group of 6 and it was fun to meet new people. Starters of gavlax and then English asparagus were beautifully presented and delicious. The main course was roast lamb from Kent and was served medium rare which is my preference. I have seen a comment that portions were small but would say that the portion of lamb was very generous compared to most servings in restaurants. . Pudding was a deconstructed strawberry cheesecake I have issues with the fad of "deconstructing" well loved dishes which have survived the test of time but would say that the individual elements were well presented. Service from a predominantly young staff was attentive and well managed. The meal finished with coffee and tea. Comments have been made about the location of the Museum . It is where it is and is in fact very convenient for Farringdon Station on the Thameslink . I would say it is a lovely venue for a special occasion and was glad to have had the opportunity to see the Museum..

A lovely evening indeed. Waiter service was excellent. Food delicious.

Gorgeous food, presentation and company in an incredible setting! Thank you for hosting us for such a special night!

An amazing evening from start to finish! Incredible food in a fantastic setting - I would highly recommend!

Suzanne & her team created a very generous & delicious meal One observation I would make is our table would have either better if the pairs of ladies mixed I between the couples Otherwise , great night

Another great night, wonderful food and great location - however I do prefer the usual Supper Club location of the industrial kitchen better!

Another great meal in a great location: wonderful setting, truly informative exhibition about the Order of St John and its amazing history, plus a very grand dining room. I think SJ will have difficulty topping that. A BIG thank you for such a splendid evening.

Awesome food, great venue, lovely to be on tour do more of these! Please

Yet another great meal. Really looking forward to the next one at The Museum of the Order of St John in Clerkenwell.

Such a great idea and so handy for us. We happen to live across the road.

Wonderful experience. Great food and a very professional service.

This was my first Supper Club experience and it came up to all my expectations - it was wonderful!

Great food, amazing goody bag - won't bother to go to the Oscars now ;-) New table layout is an improvement.

Really lovely food and atmosphere. Thank you

Wonderful evening. Very friendly crowd and fabulous food. We shall definitely return to East Dulwich Supper Club

We had an amazing time at the East Dulwich Supper Club! We were taken care of so well the whole night and came away feeling thoroughly spoilt! Amazing value for money too!

We have just enjoyed the last $DSC of 2015 and what a Christmas cracker it was! So many "extras" to surpprise and delight with old friends and new friends, a lovely young staff - and of course - the food ....!! Love from J&S Beckenham

Suzanne is a very welcoming hostess and you meet up with a random collection of interesting people.

Excellent food and warm atmosphere

Top marks as always. Terrific way to spend an evening.

Love East Dulwich Supper Club, not the first time we've been and certainly not the last. As always the food was incredible and the goodie bag was a treat! I love your canapés. Thank you again, see you soon!!

Yet another fantastic East Dulwich Supper Club - many thanks Suzanne and all your team.

This was an amazing supper club! The food was amazing, so delicious and so much to eat. Staff were excellent. I would definitely go back and recommend this to my friends. Thank's for a great night.

A fantastic night enjoying amazing food and hospitality from the Suzanne James team under Grahame's cheffing. The osso bucco was particularly memorable and the tiramasu was the best I've ever tasted. The welcome cocktail was a lovely touch. The goody bag was WOW!!!!!

This was our first time at the East Dulwich Supper Club and it won't be our last! We had a fabulous evening.......delicious food and very lively company. Many, many thanks to Suzanne and her wonderful team. Thanks also to Filippo Berio for the brilliant goody bags we all received when leaving. Cathy and Michael Perry

Have been here before and loved it. The staff are amazing, so friendly and generally seem to love being there. The lighting in the new kitchen is very harsh, could do with dimming. This menu wasn't really for me. Grouse isn't my dish so I really didn't enjoy it. But I appreciated the fact all the flavours were seasonal and enjoyed the starter and dessert. I had an allergic reaction to something but it was purely to do with me, nothing in the food. But the staff were great and really helpful.

Delicious creative food in a sparky buzzy atmosphere

Really enjoyed our first experience of a supper club!

Enjoyable evening. Only problem, our table was very cramped

My first supper club and it was fabulous!! Great food, atmosphere and company! Was made to feel very welcome & can't wait to come back - thanks Suzanne & the team

Absolutely wonderful night. Suzanne is such an amazing, warm, welcoming and generous host. The food is fantastic, and all the more so for being ethically, locally and sustainably sourced The atmosphere was great too. A really wide mix of people from all ages and backgrounds, which made for particularly interesting conversation. All in all, an amazing night which I highly recommend!

Really great fun

A fabulous evening, gorgeous canapés wow the rare roast beef, lush roasted veg and cheese, divine lamb , the food was divine, good company and laughter. Plus amazing goodie bags a fabulous evening.

Quality ingredients. Thoughtful and tasty menu. Lots of food!!! Excellent value for money.

Food is beautifully cooked and presented. The pre-dinner cocktails and canapes were equally delightful , even over generous (I felt full by the time the meal started - must learn some self restraint, but hey who wants to when they are so delightful).. Interesting to meet other local, and not so local, diners. My one reservation is that because of the industrial location of the venue, there are lots of hard surfaces so that the noise level from the conversations becomes so high that it becomes very difficult to hear even what your immediate neighbours are saying.

another great evening of fine food & super new company table plan was spot on

Fabulous company and wonderful food and wine

A fabulous evening but delicious food at a great price.

Amazing venue, fantastic food, great evening!

We had a great experience at the EDSC last night. The cocktail on arrival (prosecco and a sipsmiths that made it taste like a refreshing Pimms-type drink) was delicious, and I was immediately impressed by the cool surroundings - linen tablecloths crammed into a state of the art industrial kitchen. Places were marked with our names, which I thought was a nice touch, and we got to know all of the people sitting around us and at our table, which was great, and had a true supperclub feel. The highlight for me was the starter, (lightly) deep fried asparagus with prosciutto - so delicious. I am not a big fan of Sea Bream (which replaced the Skate as the main, but it was still tasty. Dessert was a Rhubarb Mergingue served with Clotted cream, and these are three of my favourite things! The coffee was also some of the smoothest I've ever tasted! All around an awesome experience - really cool atmosphere, great food, great night! Went home feeling full and happy :)

Amazing supper club as always! The quality of food is incredible - they are so generous and welcoming! Thanks very much to the team at EDSC - so happy that the supper club is back. See you next time!

Another superb evening! From the broad bean risotto canapés, to the petit fours the meal was as delicious as we have come to expect. And the charm of dining at linen tables surrounded by pots and pans with chefs working beside you has not lessened after the bright, airy refurbishment of Suzanne James catering kitchen. Fantastic evening.

my first East Dulwich Supper Club & had a fab evening Suzanne was a wonderful host & so lucky to have this event near home fantastic value & always great to meet new people

I don't know how they amaze to create the ambience of home dining in a commercial kitchen but it really works. And poached beef? Exquisite!

Great fun, lovely seasonal food, good company

First super club and it was great

Great food, great atmosphere, great hosts, great event, definitely will be going back.

Great vibe, people and food, excellent showcase for local talent

We love coming to supper club when we get the chance. Suzanne really is passionate about ingredients, flavours, combinations, and you get such a cross section of other diners, and we have made friends with people we would otherwise never normally meet. Its a fab showcase of their talents, and we hope to book a private supper club when we find something to celebrate! other friends have gone on to use them as caterers and have been delighted every time.

Such a fantastic experience - highly recommend!

The evening was so enjoyable from beginning to end. The team at Suzanne James go all out to make sure that you are looked after throughout the evening. We were greeted at the door with a lovely glass of English wine Sangria which was delicious, then drinks accompanied with perfect little canapés, followed by a 4 course meal. Graham the chef created a lovely food experience for us and enjoying it within the confines of their industrial kitchen made for a very interesting evening indeed! The cherry on top was chatting to new people during the initial drinks and then at the table! Highly recommend:-)

Suzanne James Caterers supporting the Dulwich Festival

Any event by Suzanne James is a MUST. Just love burger and fries (special this week) and apart from the food her events are always so sociable. Unfortunately we were unable to attend although we had reserved for two, as one of us was very unwell. Here's to good health and the next time!

Suzanne James' Pop up Burger Kitchen

I took the children to this last night and was very impressed. I have been to a supper club before and, as usual, Suzanne and team didn't disappoint. Starting with the kid friendly nibbles, to the delicious burgers and drinks of locally brewed beer (for the adults obviously- there was Sarsaparilla for the kids!) it was superb. Also loved the animal portraits hung around the kitchen by Amy Devlin Art. I wish it was on every week!

Great food and great company

I arrived as the first guest and was welcomed with warmth and genuine interest. Had a great cocktail with Apple and gin - topped up a few times as the delicious canapés circled round as the other guests arrived. Many guests were local people that new the place (and each other) - they welcomed me as one if their own and shared their stories and wine as we enjoyed great food - elegantly prepared of great and sustainable produce. I left the place with a smile on my face and will definitely go back if I get the chance. If the east dulwich is full I'm positive that grub club will help me find another pleasant surprise.


A warm welcome with a lovely cocktail followed by a lovely 3 courses meal in the Suzanne James kitchen a fabulous way to end a busy month . Food and service were excellent ,I will recommend it to all but hurry as tickets selling very fast .

Fine Dining In An Industrial Setting

Great hosts, an engaging setting and excellent seasonal, locally sourced food. I would highly recommend the East Dulwich Supper Club as an alternative dining experience for a group of friends. Can't wait until the next time.

A Fabulous evening, meeting surprising local people and tasting delicious food!

No booking confirmation from GrubClub.

Grub Club did not send an email or other confirmation of our booking. That was annoying. When I came to look up the booking on the day, I had no evidence that I had made a booking apart from looking through credit card transactions. I was unsure of the start time. We arrived at 7:15. We would have been better to arrive at 7:45. Peter

Response from Grubclub

Hi Peter, I'm so sorry you didn't receive the email. They are always automatically triggered as soon as you book, so it was definitely sent out (otherwise we would receive an error message to tell us it hadn't been triggered). However, as it's an automated email, there are times when people's inbox spam filters are quite sensitive and send the confirmation emails directly to Spam/Junk mail. And after a while, it deletes the email from that inbox. Please feel free to reach out to us directly if you have any concerns, and we'll always be happy to retrigger the email for you or else help you in person with directions, timings or anything else. Warm wishes, Liv Wed, 4 Dec 2013

Fun night out with the girls

What a fabulous evening, i had heard about the East Dulwich Supper Club afew months ago and have been wanting to organise a night out with the girls. We had such a great evening, the food was sooooo good and the other people on our table were so nice. We will for sure be back. Thank u to the lovely staff at Suzanne James and the wonderful chef. xx

Fabulous Evening

Lovely food as always the canapés are to die for could just eat them all evening . Duck was lovely too! Staff very friendly thx again

EDSC scores again - they're at the top of their league

As always, food, hospitality and company all 5 star +

Fantastic, again!

This is the second time we've been to The Supper Club and we had a great time. The food was delicious and the people we sat with were a lot of fun. Can't wait to go again!

Another damn good evening!

This is far more than a foodie club its the best supper club for socialising, meeting new and interesting friends with a touch of business networking if appropriate. The fine food and atmosphere are great and the sound of laughter and chatter can probably be heard in the next road. Goodness knows when our charming hosts got to bed as no one ever wants to leave

Summer fun and fantastic food with new fun people

Absolutely fantastic evening with new people and amazing food. I'm afraid to give too much praise in case I don't get a place next time because it's fully booked!!!!

Summer fun and fantastic with new fun people

Absolutely fantastic evening with new people and amazing food. I'm afraid to give too much praise in case I don't get a place next time because it's fully booked!!!!

Suzanne James May Supper Club

A very entertaining evening, food was a very good interpretation of a 70s Menu. Coupled with some excellent company. The Canapés were very imaginative and tasty ( Could have been more of them!!) Starter was ok if a little bland. The mains and Dessert were first class especially the Dessert with a huge range of toppings.

Kitchen Party

Cocktail (I had three) so good and the variety and quality of canapés extremely more-ish! Prawn cocktail and steak & chips sounds ordinary but prepared, cooked and presented by Suzanne, Graham and the team - don't be fooled - each dish was a delight. The ambience of the Supper Club is superb - a once a month party - fun, friendly and of course, the food! Judy and Stan

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