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Review: Tube Train Supper Club

If there’s one thing I do not like about living in London, it’s the tube. It’s something I’ll never get used to, however for once, I was genuinely excited to spend a night on the Victoria Line. From changing at Oxford Circus and making our way to Walthamstow Central one evening after work, we headed for the Pumphouse Museum where we’d find this old 1967, stationary carriage that has been transformed into a fine dining supper club and where we’d enjoy 6 fantastic courses and a tipple or two. For the first time ever on the underground, we were guaranteed a seat, the temperature was within the realms of humanity and people were actually speaking to each other.

Our incredible experience of dining in a disused London tube carriage

With our welcome drink of Negroni in hand, Beatriz, our highly acclaimed chef for the evening, introduced herself and her background in Latin American cooking. Following her upbringing in Columbia and also stints of work in Peru, Argentina, Chile, and now London, it felt like she was introducing a theatre production with the small audience in the palm of her hands. It’s fair to say there were plenty of ooh’s and ah’s as the terrific flavours caressed our tastebuds throughout the evening.

Having Beatriz not only cooking but serving our food heightened the sense of quality and care taken with the outstanding food we were about to feast on.

Course 1 in the disused London Underground carriageCourse 1 – Ajiaco – potato and guasca soup, chicken, capers, avocado, roasted corn

Course 2 in the disused London tube carriageCourse 2 – Cigarros de Pipían – Andean potato and peanut crispy rolls, tomato aji

Each course, a variety of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, was packed with flavour and all were exquisitely presented. Starting with a warming and comforting soup course with shredded chicken, corn and more, it settled us in nicely for what was to come although much like most of the courses, it would have been great to have a bigger portion. Then moving our way through another starter, both fish and meat-based main courses and a cinnamon caramel banana bread dessert, the small plates filled us with joy and seemed to take us by pleasant surprise with each and every bite.

Course 3 in the disused London Underground carriageCourse 3 – Ceviche de Bacalao – cod marinated in yellow chilli and lime, red onion, chilli, coriander

Course 4 in the disused London tube carriageCourse 4 – Chochinita Pibil – confit leg of pork and roasted fillet of pork marinated in achiote and orange, broccoli puree, roasted cauliflower and apple, pickled red onion

With a rather extensive wine list, plus the options of beers, negroni and soft drinks, they had everything you’d expect of a fully-fledged restaurant, except every time you looked up there was this bizarre reminder of where you are. On numerous occassions I found myself filled with thought this very tube had down the years, travelled so many miles and carried so many passengers. To now be sat there having a candlelit dinner, sipping on Negroni and listening to some classic jazz music was an amazing experience that is wholeheartedly recommended.

Course 5 in the disused London Underground carriageCourse 5 – Pre-dessert lime and ginger granita

Course 6 in the disused London tube carriageCourse 6 – Bananas en Tentacion – bananas in orange and cinnamon caramel, banana bread, coconut cream, granola, orange water ice.

The highlight has to be course 6! The bananas with orange was an almighty combo and with the crunch of the granola made it a brilliant end to a truly memorable night.

Thank you so much to Tube Supper Club for having us. We had a wonderful evening and would love to return and fill the long table with a group of friends and family.

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Disclaimer: this meal was provided on a complimentary basis in return for an honest review and social media coverage. However, as always, our photos and opinions are our own.

23 Comments

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 5, 2019 / 11:50 am

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  1. April 2, 2019 / 9:27 pm

    This sounds like such a cute way to spend an evening. And much nicer than a regular tube experience! All of the dishes look incredible too. It’s all presented so beautifully x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 5, 2019 / 12:03 pm

      It was such an experience! So beautifully presented and the calmest tube experience I’ve ever had 😉

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  2. April 2, 2019 / 9:32 pm

    The food all looks incredible! I was especially drooling over the cod, I’m a HUGE seafood lover!

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 5, 2019 / 11:51 am

      Oh that was my fave!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  3. Jenny
    April 3, 2019 / 9:17 am

    Ah I love this idea! What a unique experience. I hate the tube as well – I haven’t been on it in years but I think this would be a really nice way to spend the evening 🙂

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

    • April 4, 2019 / 4:31 pm

      This is such a cool idea! And a much nicer way to spend time on the tube! The potato and peanut rolls sound amazing. What a fun evening and gorgeous photos!
      Hels xx
      http://www.thehelsproject.com

      • foodandbaker
        Author
        April 5, 2019 / 12:08 pm

        The food was absolutely delicious and so worth it!

        Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 5, 2019 / 12:06 pm

      It was such a unique experience – very different to the normal tube experience! Defo a great dinner!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  4. April 4, 2019 / 4:03 pm

    I saw your Instagram pictures from this night and i’m so glad I’ve finally had chance to read your blog post! Every single dish just looks incredible, and such a cool experience!
    Will definitely have a look into this for my next visit to London!

    Chloe ❤️ http://www.anomalouschloe.com

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 5, 2019 / 12:10 pm

      Oh that gives me so much joy – thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it and you should defo visit when you’re in London!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  5. April 4, 2019 / 4:09 pm

    That all looks so good!

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 5, 2019 / 11:50 am

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  6. April 4, 2019 / 4:18 pm

    What an amazing idea! I wish there had been something like this when I lived in London, I would have gone at least once a month. The food looks gorgeous, beautifully presented and appetising and I agree with you, out of all the six courses I like the look of banana dessert best! x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 5, 2019 / 12:38 pm

      Oh you’ll just have to come back and visit the supper club tube!
      Oh it was the best taster menu!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  7. April 4, 2019 / 4:21 pm

    What a good unique experience! The Conchonita Pibil looks amazing! I’ve been looking at this restaurant for a while and it’s tempting me to book next time we’re down in London!!

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 5, 2019 / 12:15 pm

      Omg please do visit them next time you’re in London – you’d love it!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  8. Lupe Hernandez
    April 4, 2019 / 4:23 pm

    This food looks incredible! I love the way it was presented. I’ve never been on the tube, is that like the subway?

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 5, 2019 / 12:14 pm

      Yeah, it’s like the subway but I imagine worse in terms of the heat hahaha

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 5, 2019 / 12:14 pm

      Oh the dessert was tasty, it all was to be fair but it was the cherry on top!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

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