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Pistachio & Pickle Supper Club

By Leluu

On the second trip last weekend, we went to Pistachio & Pickle, a new supper club in the east end of London ran by Matt & Steve – (Events Organiser and Artichet) by day. We met Matt at Bob Bob Ricard in the summer when Eat Like A Girl arranged a Blogger’s dinner and since then, he often helps us in the kitchen at our supper club so it was wonderful to stop by to be fed by someone who calls himself ‘stuffyaface’ on Twitter and to support a new friend.

Matt is bold, loud, quirky, sunny and full of beams – no matter what pressure he is under. Matt quickly does things, just like setting up the supper club – everything falls into place with him and it’s really nice to be around him. He has great positive energy and Steve is just well buff, innit!

Matt has told me how his real passion is with Indian cuisine so we jumped at the chance of coming to a (late) Diwali celebration at this new supper club venture. Matt, Indian food and supper club = wicked combination.

Poppadoms & (Matt makes his own) Pickles

I was undignified and hung-over from the previous rendez vous at Shacklewell Nights though so couldn’t have a drop to drink, even though, we were offered anything from Prosecco, white or red upon arrival at their East End, Victorian terrace. The noise of laughter filtered all the way out onto the street – if you were an onlooker – you’d be jealous.

Matt and Steve laid out a long banquet table over a modern chandelier, with name cards, candles and the like. We were joined by Vintage Macaroon (who was taking an intense tour of London foodie places before she departs, Hungry In London, DNAequalsfood and Gina, among some of Matt & Steve’s friends. This supper club had a real feeling of eating at a friend’s dinner party with the singular long table and how Matt & Steve placed everybody in-between each other so that we could integrate with people we do not know. The atmosphere was really lovely and intimate – knowing how cold and miserable it was outside, we were in for a warm feast.

Steve served food at a regular pace while Matt calmly worked away in the kitchen. Everything flowed, like in a really good restaurant, great food, fantastic service and wonderful company. It would be rare to get anything of this standard in a conventional restaurant. And the food, o my, it just kept coming and coming, every dish presented beautifully and was of excellent quality.

Bonda & Dumplings
Lentil Soup
“English Night” – Fish Fingers & Salad Cream
Kush

Fish Fingers was one of my favourites, because it was inspired by Kush, one of Matt & Steve’s friends, who was indeed the star of the night with all his hilarious jokes and stories.  When he was a child, he hated Indian food as that was what his mum served every day. So they had one ‘English Night’ a week where they would have fish fingers – (sounds like how it was in my house) : )

We all loved Matt’s take on it, with his home made salad cream and if Matt could get Kush to attend every dinner – it would be fantastic! Kush is one of those great personalities who finds laughter in absolutely EVERYTHING!

Woodpigeon, Panch Phoron Potatoes, Coconut Carrots & Lingonberry Masala (inspired by a trip to Ikea and their gorgeous Lingonberry sauce with the meatballs – yum)
Homemade Paneer with Tomato and Onion Pickle
Bebinca Cake & Pistachio Kulfi (one of the most wonderful desserts I have ever eaten and I am not a dessert person)
Chai & Gulab Jamun

We were all stuffed at the end, or we were already stuffed at mid point. The portions were great, generous but stuffable at the same time. This is dinning at a great level and we recommend everyone should book in to eat there. Matt & Steve know their food and that’s what its all about!

Stuffyaface Matt
Puppy Copper bouncing around

www.pistachioandpickle.com/supperclub
£35 Donation per person
Excellent Value. Fantastic Food
Not just saying it because he is our friend! Seriously…. Good!

  • Uyen

    Your pictures look amazing! Need to get myself a new camera!! They really captured the evening! It was such fun eh!

    Steve will be so pleased with the Buff comment!!

    The food was awesome too! 🙂

    Nuala

  • Thank you so much for an amazing review and i’m glad you enjoyed the evening and food.

    Great photo’s and and very kind words too, especially the bit about me being buff (blush)

    Steve & Matt
    Pistachio & Pickle

  • I love the fishfingers and salad cream!

  • amazing photos! how come yours are always so much better than mine despite my new camera? you need to teach me, I seem to be doing something wrong… I always have great evenings with you 🙂 xx

  • Another lovely Supper Club night and a beautiful post by you.
    The food was really outstanding, and I too was very full. The wood pigeon and bebinca cake were fantastic, so were those little bonda dumplings.It was all great.
    Glad you put Cooper in too, he won everyones heart.

  • Beautiful photos Uyen – looks like a great night & and excellent supper club!

  • OMG, I can’t believe Kush is friend with those guys, I’ve known Kush for years! It looks like a fun evening, I should try them soon.

    Luiz @ The London Foodie

  • @dnaequalsfood
    Thanks alot – the place was amazing and so was the food and atmosphere – hence easy to take good pictures

    @pistachio&pickle
    you are both buff! fit! the bizzz innit!
    see you again soon – shall be back in new year

    @ollie
    fish fingers and ‘salad cream’I can have english night once a week too!

    @Hungry In London
    SRL cameras take amazing pictures compared to little snappy snappy ones – its worth the investment if you like to create good pictures.

    @vintagemacaroon
    Cooper was so sweet, he was fall over with excitement!

    @LexEat
    Thanks! : )
    Lets go together in the New year!

    @The London Foodie
    OMG you know Kush! Goes to show, thats why we love you, if you have friends like Kush! Among many other qualities of course haha. xxx