No need to feel bad for eating out when you’re technically still in the kitchen (well close enough in our eyes). London has some of the best chef’s table dining experiences in the world as you take socialising to a new level and make an incredible chef your new bestie for the night!
You’ll be watching chefs as work, so whether you’re in secret locations, the best view overlooking London or a gamer’s heaven, being up close and personal with some of London’s best chef’s will mean you never want to leave the table.
We love a chef’s table at AVA Experience, we really do, so we’ve captured what are, in our opinion, some of the best chef’s tables in London. Check them out!
Inspired by it’s flagship location in San Sebastian, Spain, Mimo serves traditional Basque food with a London flare.
With the action right in front of your eyes, you’ll witness their expert chefs cooking up once-in-a-lifetime food.
The whole experience lasts two and a half hours, you’ll learn about the food you’re eating and the wines that pair with them. It’s a chef’s table full of incredible flavours.
View on AVA Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs A hotdog restaurant with a secret chef’s table Fitzrovia, £££ Very, very rarely would you ever venture to the back of a hot dog restaurant and see what’s going on.
However, at Bubbledogs, we suggest you practically sprint back there.
Hidden away from the hot dogs, their Kitchen Table seats just 20 people and features a tasting menu of 12-courses that changes daily. And if 12-courses of deliciousness isn’t enough, you’ll see the making of your dishes right in front of you, with chef James Knappett whipping up fresh seafood and more.
With two Michelin stars, it’s a chef’s table full of incredible ingredients and a chef that knows what to do with them. Think of Kitchen Table like dinner and a show, but on a whole new level.
Check them out Kitchen Theory Where science meets food Barnet, ££ Kitchen Theory’s goal is to utilise all your senses at their incredible interactive chef’s table.
Playing with flavours, textures, and techniques, their cooking is both incredible and delicious. Watch chefs create masterpieces with unconventional ingredients right in front of you.
The menu features European techniques with Japanese and Mexican influences, and the chef’s table is set in a stunning old Victorian house.
It’s a unique twist on the chef’s table experience.
Check them out Akira at The Japan House For a cultural exchange like no other Kensington, £££ Us Brits may have finally caught on to the sensation that is Sushi, and although we can’t fault a good ol’ “Yo Sushi”, it’s not quite the same as having an authentic Japanese experience.
You may think you’d have to catch an expensive flight to get that authentic experience. But no, the Japanese government has brought authentic Japanese cooking to us by setting up The Japan House ‘Akira’ for what they're calling 'a cultural exchange'.
With art exhibitions and a traditional Japanese shop this is so much more than just a Chef’s table (oh and the food is UNREAL. Just look at that photo!).
Check them out Inamo The techy chef's table Soho, Covent Garden, Camden - ££ Inamo combines interactive technology and food, and who would have thought the outcome would be oh so sweet.
Inamo is the definition of “Back to the Future” bringing together old-school gaming, with major futuristic twists. With tech at your table you can watch your food as it's prepared on their innovative “Chef-Cam” - truly a chef’s table like no other.
And the tech can bring you more than just 'Chef-cam'. Indeed, the possibilities are endless. Graffiti your table? A few clicks away. Play games as you dine? Just don’t tell your date!
With all this excitement around you, it can be easy to get caught up in it all. So remember the food is incredible too, with Inamo showcasing a delicious fusion of Asian cuisine. Who said you can’t have everything in life!
Check them out Angler - The Chef’s Table with a View A chef's table with one of the city’s best views. Moorgate, £££ In the words of Miley Cyrus, ‘it’s all about the climb”, (well in our case maybe the lift) but still, our point is that the climb to the top of South Place Hotel is not one to miss.
You’ll mix a private view of Gary Foulkes (Michelin starred chef!) as he rustles up a range of delightful dishes with a pretty impressive view overlooking the Gherkin and Tower 42.
The experience will only involve one really hard decision, and that’s where to look!
So stop, look and tuck in. All you have to do is take it all in, the rest is done for you.
Check them out Core by Clare Smyth “Home is where the heart is” with a twist Notting Hill, £££ Core by Clare Smyth produces some of the finest food in London but retains that homely feel. Maybe it's the fact that all of the ingredients are chosen from locally sourced farmers. Or maybe it's just one of the best executed chef's tables around.
Oh, and this restaurant has girl power written all over it, Clare Smyth is the only female chef to be awarded three Michelin stars. Yes, impressive as hell right!
So sit back, relax in your new home from home, and take in all the restaurant has to offer.
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