A Guide to RANDE’s Supper Clubs:
Coming along to a supper club for the first time can raise a lot of questions – so we’ve draw up this guide for our lovely guests.
Set menus are the name of the RANDE game. This means you’ll get the chance to try new things: fermented tomato water, chocolate tacos and chicatana ants have all graced our menus. Come with an open mind and you’ll go home with a happy stomach.
It also means that it’s imperative that any food allergies / preferences are announced far in advance (RANDE requires a minimum of 48 hours’ notice) and there will be some requests that we just can’t accommodate due to the nature of the night.
The wait and kitchen staff are often one-off volunteers and more often personal friends. They have interesting day jobs too – we’ve had naval architects, management consultants, interior designers, nurses and even paediatric surgeons. But perhaps this is their first night as a waiter so treat them well and they’ll love you in return (perhaps they’ll even sneak you an extra shot or two). If you have any questions, relay them to your waiter and they’ll pop back to the kitchen for an answer.
Supper club tables are communal at RANDE. You’ll get to sit with your friends (although you need to email ahead if you haven’t booked together). But do be prepared to make new friends. Our guests are so lovely and interesting – plus the uniqueness of the evening makes for a great conversation starter. This also makes the night ideal for those who turn up on their own!
Supper clubs are wonderful and if you understand the above, you’ll love the experience that much more. We absolutely love what we do. We’re passionate about producing great food and sending our guests home happy. We hope that you’ll join us on the adventure.