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This is London's original Syrian Supper Club, which has been running since 2012 and housed in the E5 Bakehouse since 2014. e5 are generous enough to give us the space for free, and we reckon there us nowhere better to tuck into some Syrian fare. Click the blue button below to book tickets.
E5 Bakehouse, 395 Mentmore Terrace, London E8 3PH
At e5 we like to give guests a cocktail to start (included in the ticket-price) with flavours of the middle-east - a soft option will be available. This is served as people arrive, alongside the first course of Mezze, which is eaten standing. Then we invite everyone to sit for a further two courses of beautiful and seasonal Syrian-inspired food. Please check the house rules below for details.
We want to remind or introduce you to (what we reckon is) one of the world’s best and lesser known cuisines, while raising money for aid projects in Syria at the same time. We’ll also tell you exactly where the funds raised go.
At the E5 Bakehouse we are lucky enough to work with the brilliant Ruth Quinlan and a team of lovely volunteers — including Mabel whose Ma'amoul is unrivalled — all of them give their time and skill for free.
Ruth has fed everyone from prime ministers to pop stars and has a hand in so many pies you wouln't believe, everything from managing events for the brilliant Mazimas (which supports women from migrant and refugee communities - www.mazimas.co.uk), to teaching in primary schools for the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts as well as her own cookery classes. She started at the Eagle, compiling their book Big Flavours and Rough Edges, and was head chef at the Bermondsey Kitchen and E5 Bakehouse. She has also toured the world as a travelling chef and once toyed with becoming a tattooist in Ibiza - for our sake and yours, we're delighted she chose the wooden spoon and not the needle - the food she produces, we can vouch, is quite simply beautiful.
Seating: We like to place guests, so please let us know when booking your ticket in the comments section if you'd like to be seated with other guests (if you are not on the same booking).
Cancellations: We can offer a full refund on a ticket as long as you let us know at least three days before the event. This is to ensure that we don't end up with empty seats round the dinner table, and each supper raises the maximum it can for the aid projects we fund in Syria.
Drink: There will be wine available to buy on the night.
We are very happy to cater for dietary requirements where we can. We will be as flexible as possible, but we do have a set menu which means that some dishes can't be adapted. Please make sure you let us know in the comments section when booking your ticket whether you have any dietary requirements and we'll let you know on the night whether there is anything you won't be able to eat.
We're very happy to cover:
This is the original Syrian Supper Club team, who started fundraising around a kitchen table in 2012, they are the people behind the charity; the Hands Up Foundation. They started the Syrian Supper Club because they love Syrian food and think there is no better way to raise awareness and money for those affected by the conflict in Syria.