If you’re a fan of jazzing up dinner time, then be sure to book tickets to The Chambers of Favour.
I first went to the wacky underground dining experience a couple of years ago and I’m pleased to say that it still retains the joie de vivre I remember.
Writing about the event is a little tricky, as all diners are sworn to secrecy. But to the best of my ability, I will offer a little insight…
After booking tickets for the event, you are not told the exact location until the night you dine.
I received a text message with an intriguing set of instructions, which led me through a kind of building site until I stumbled upon the discreet front door.
I was told to bring a snazzy pair of socks to wear that night and this piece of clothing remained a running theme throughout.
The Chambers of Flavour – now in version 3 – leads participants on a culinary adventure through a maze of different settings.
Be prepared to get down on all fours to crawl through a tunnel or on your backside for a pre-pudding slide.
Before we were called for dinner – I’d booked a 7:30pm dining slot – I stopped in the bar for a drink.
The entry price includes a pre-dinner cocktail, with a ginger-infused rum libation on offer this time around.
The sense of anticipation was building with everyone uncertain as what to expect.
I could overhear people talking about if they’d been to The Chambers of Flavour before and what they thought about the whole thing.
The event definitely attracts some fervent followers and I met one woman who had been to all of the previous productions and described it as the ‘highlight’ of her year.
Just before 8pm a comical man with a megaphone announced it was time to dine.
From there, we all swore to secrecy and promised not to divulge details around what we were about to experience.
After stepping through a giant round door, the evening got progressively trippier with dishes of meat, fish and vegetables presented in the wackiest of ways.
Talk about plunging down a rabbit hole!
The Chambers of Flavour’s motto is ‘only the brave will dine’ and I think this sums it up in one.
If you like a traditional meal, with a dressed table and polished cutlery then this certainly isn’t the outing for you.
For the more adventurous types – buckle up for a rather delicious ride!
For more information around The Chambers of Flavour and to book tickets visit www.chambersofflavour.co.uk