The ultimate guide to Dubai’s underground dining scene.
Foodies and fun-seekers, if you haven’t yet ventured out for an epic dining adventure in Dubai, you’re missing out. And this time around, we’re talking about supper clubs. Imagine being surrounded by fellow food enthusiasts, artistic souls, and creative minds, all joining forces for an unforgettable experience of flavours and culture. So if you’re ready to embrace the extraordinary and dive headfirst into this tantalising trend, we’ve got the lowdown on 25 secret supper clubs in Dubai that should be on your must-try list.
A Women’s Table
This is all about celebrating the incredible journey of women (and now men) in the food world. Luma Maklouf, the woman behind the table, finds solace in the food she grew up with – Palestinian cuisine. And in this supper club, she pays homage to her mother by crafting menus straight from her cherished family cookbook. Prepare your taste buds for the Palestinian Farmers Salad and the Kafta & Tahini Skillet – and let’s not forget the Ouzi, where rice plays host to a savoury medley of fried meat, vegetables, and slow-cooked roasted chicken. It’s a gathering of flavours, stories, and a shared love for the culinary arts.
At Casa21, flavour and culinary excellence come to life. This is a place where love, passion, and purpose intertwine to create an unforgettable experience. Meet Jatin Suri, the self-taught chef extraordinaire who is on a mission to leave an everlasting impression on your palate. The Samfaina de Bacalao, tantalising chaat, Baklawa Ice Cream and succulent sea bass are just a few of the dishes served at the Casa21 secret supper club.
Born in the captivating city of Nablus, Chef Halawa proudly represents his Palestinian roots in every dish he creates. He firmly believes that food is culture – a beautiful tapestry that needs to be preserved accurately. That’s why he refuses to compromise on the integrity of Palestinian food and serves the likes of Mansaf, Musakhan rolls, Knafeh and a whole lot more. Chef Halawa’s supper club is not just about the food – it’s about creating an environment where diners can immerse themselves in the authentic flavours, traditions, and stories that make Palestinian cuisine so special.
Dinner Next Door
Dinner Next Door, the ultimate Dubai-based supper club, will take your dining experience to a whole new level. You’ll not only be treated to an array of mouthwatering flavours but also get to challenge your skills with exciting games that will keep you on your toes. With Mskhan tacos and cheesecake knafeh, this supper club brings together a fusion of flavours, fun, and creative experiences that result in a memorable meal. And get this: Dinner Next Door occasionally runs in Jeddah, so people in the Kingdom can join the fun too.
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Led by photographer-turned-chef Vikram Gawd, this secret supper club serves dishes inspired by India’s coastal regions with a delightful Middle Eastern twist amidst a contemporary and welcoming atmosphere. Picture buttery Omani prawns that will transport you straight to the seaside, succulent fish parcels wrapped in banana leaf that’ll have you dreaming of a tropical paradise, and a modern twist on South Indian beef fry that offers a punch to the palate. And when it comes to dessert, prepare yourself for the sweet delight of Mango Rasgulla.
Step into the enchanting realm of The High Healer’s Ehoja Nights for an experience like no other. Brace yourselves for a culinary fusion – vegan Korean traditions meet Persian, French, and Lebanese influences to create a harmonious blend of flavours that will leave you in awe. First up is the “Temptation,” a tantalising dish that sets the stage with playful lettuce and jackfruit foreplay. With “Climax”, buckwheat noodles bathed in a sumptuous vegetable black noodle sauce, your taste buds will embark on an unforgettable adventure. Each dish becomes a soulful experience to treasure.
Eye Heart Rabbit
Jesse Blake is the man behind Eye Heart Rabbit’s menu. The chef’s personality exudes throughout with a compelling through line from his days at the Michelin Green starred, FACT Award-winning Lowe to Eye Heart Rabbit. A Gladweillian 10,000 hours unfold across nine courses. Eye Heart Rabbit’s menu brings disparate cuisines together across the menu and within courses. It sees convention and challenges it through a contemporary lens while maintaining the laissez-faire levity of an at-home, cosy dining experience with the excellence of good restaurant cooking – a path that some attempt, but few deliver.
Fine Fusion Gastronomy
Get ready to indulge in a culinary experience led by the master himself, Chef Caudet Vincent. This guy is a true French culinary artist, and he’s here to blow your taste buds away with his exceptional skills. With this supper club, he reflects on his culinary roots, drawing inspiration from the pleasures of French gastronomy. You can expect dishes that carry the flavours of his childhood and make use of the diverse ingredients found across the seasons in France such as Gomasio Tuna, Herb-crusted Harmor Fillet and many more.
Buckle up for an incredibly fun Mediterranean escapade at Flat L202. Here, you’ll be treated to a four-course feast that’ll make you weak in the knees. First up, a welcome drink of Dates and Almond Milk to set the tone, followed by a comforting bowl of hearty Lentil Soup. Indulge in a flavourful explosion of Fattoush Salad before you dive into the delectable Spinach & Feta Rolls. But make sure you save room for the chef’s special twist on Egyptian Macarona Bechamel. It’s a dish that’ll have you experiencing flavours like never before. An evening at Flat L202 will whisk you away to the stunning shores of the Mediterranean.
Girl & The Goose
Chef Gabriela Chamorro is a culinary wizard who knows how to create some serious buzz and her supper club, Girl & The Goose, is all about bringing the vibrant flavours and captivating stories of Nicaragua right to the heart of the Middle East. It’s a fusion extravaganza where traditional Nicaraguan recipes collide with global inspirations. And we hear their Black Sesame Ice Cream is to die for. So get ready to embark on a sensory journey where elevated home recipes meet a touch of culinary finesse that will leave you wanting more.
Haus of Vo
Step into the warm embrace of Vo, the gracious host, who’s ready to whisk you away on a culinary journey that will touch your heart. The Haus of Vo secret supper club draws inspiration from the hosts’ Vietnamese-German heritage, blending flavours and traditions from two vibrant cultures. Indulge in her avant-garde take on a classic Italian feast, where each bite unveils culinary artistry, from the Red Prawns Carpaccio with Seaweed Caviar to the Duck Breast with Chili-Cinnamon Spiced Apples in a Port Wine Glaze. And as you savour the delectable creations, you won’t be alone in this charming environment. Say hello to Bailey, the furry friend who adds an extra touch of warmth.
At Khalid Eats, culinary magic takes centre stage. This passionate cook has taken his love for cooking to soaring heights, and now he hosts an intimate Palestinian supper club at Mishkah. Brace yourselves for a delightful feast that will transport you straight to the heart of the Middle East. Every dish celebrates flavours and traditions, from the comforting lentil soup to the fragrant Bukhari rice and the legendary Mansaf. But what makes Khalid Eats truly special is the environment he creates.
Led by the culinary genius Chef Jon Collin, this place is all about Mexican-inspired dishes. Imagine dining in a place where food and conversation intertwine, where every bite is an opportunity to connect and create memories. Get ready for zesty gazpacho, smoky Mayan-inspired delicacies, and a magnificent celebration of vibrant Mexican flavours that will transport you straight to the heart of Mexico. So if you’re ready to be wowed, K’iin Supper Club is where you need to be.
Kuv’s Secret Supper Club
This architect-turned-culinary genius knows a thing or two about creating magical dining experiences. In fact, his supper club is one of the oldest in the city, so you know you’re in for something truly special. His journey from Bahrain to London and finally settling in Dubai has shaped his love for diverse cultures and cuisines, and he’s on a mission to connect people through the universal language of food. As for the menu, it remains a secret until the night of the supper club. So if you’re up for an adventure that will tickle your taste buds and leave you with unforgettable memories, Kuv’s Secret Supperclub is the place to be.
Meat With Us
Get ready to dive into the extraordinary world of Meat With Us, where succulent steaks take centre stage in an experience you won’t soon forget. Surrounded by a cosy and inviting ambience, this is the perfect setting for a meat-filled extravaganza. And this secret supper club isn’t just about amazing steaks – Meat With Us strives to create an unforgettable dining adventure. They believe great food is best enjoyed in great company, so they recommend bringing someone along. Or better yet, make friends at the supper club, which will leave you with a meaty smile that lasts long after the last forkful.
Kiki Alvarez is here to whisk you away on a flavour-filled journey that will tug at your heartstrings and tantalise your taste buds. She’s a master of bringing together the best of her homeland, Venezuela, and the land that has stolen her heart, Peru. Each dish on her menu has been meticulously crafted to evoke memories, emotions, and the authentic flavours of these vibrant cultures. And did we mention she serves a vegan menu? So you can enjoy the likes of kimchi fried rice and much more.
Moreish by K
The culinary maestro behind this sensation, head chef Kunwal Safdar, has taken the Dubai food scene by storm – and for good reason. Kunwal’s a flavour magician who knows how to blend the best of the Emirates, Punjab and Persia into one incredible culinary experience. With creations such as Vegetable Quinoa Biryani, Stuffed Spinach Crepes and Scotch Eggs Meet Nargisi Kofta, you’re in for a wild ride.
Plates and Palette’s
Get ready for a one-of-a-kind sensory experience at Plates & Palette’s, a super cool collaboration between The Rasaa Club & Lee’s Gallery. This supper club is all about immersing yourself in the vibrant culture of Rajasthan, India. You’ll be treated to traditional vegetarian recipes carefully crafted by the talented Chef Paridhi Samar. Items like Panchratna Dal, Maans ra Soola, Bhuna Kukada, Macchli Jaisamandi and the delectable Sohita or Soyeta are bound to be on this Rajasthani menu. Plus, with the help of Leena, an art therapist extraordinaire, you’ll be able to create some truly artistic pieces that you can take home.
Get ready to immerse yourself in the warm and cosy embrace of Sufra Supperclub! It’s all about embracing that laid-back vibe, where time slows down and togetherness is celebrated around the dining table. With a menu curated to capture the essence of tradition and heritage, you can expect delightful dishes like Rummaniyeh, Musakhan, and Falafel. Sufra Supperclub started as a gathering among friends, and now it’s become a beloved hotspot where strangers are invited to join in the feast. Haya Bishouty, the genius behind Haya’s Kitchen, knows how to bring people together through the magic of food – and this supper club is all about immersing yourself in the stories behind each Palestinian dish that make them extra special.
Picture three friends who bonded over their shared love for culture, cuisine and the joy of devouring delicious food in good company. That’s where the genius idea of Takos Klub came into play. Brace yourselves for a fusion of Mexican and Indonesian flavours where you’ll find creamy, hearty soups, irresistible tacos representing a fusion of cultures, and refreshing palate cleansers that will leave you craving for more. This secret supper club – or Takos Klub – is where stories are shared, laughter fills the air and two vibrant cultures collide in the most delicious way possible.
Taste of Owambe
Hosted by the one and only Chef Musa, this supper club is here to blow your taste buds away. Inspired by the vibrant Nigerian “Owambe” parties, you’re in for an intimate dining experience like no other. Imagine feasting on jollof rice paired with succulent lamb chops that fall off the bone. Picture yourself savouring the fiery flavours of peppered beef alongside perfectly grilled plantain that’s golden and caramelised. The flavours, the aromas, the sheer joy that comes with each bite – it’s an experience like no other.
The Brunch Club
This is not your average brunch, it’s a culinary adventure you can’t afford to miss. As you take your seat, you’ll be enchanted by the aroma of homemade granola, fresh raspberries, and dark chocolate nibs that make up the classic Granola with Cottage Cheese. Get ready to indulge in the traditional Scones served with clotted cream and jam, transporting you to the charming tea rooms of England. Next, brace yourselves for a Middle Eastern delight – the Khaliji Style Scrambled Eggs, accompanied by grilled garlic-infused German sourdough bread. But hold on tight, because there’s more to come with the Chicken Haleem with Naan Poori, a typical Pakistani stew that has been slow-cooked for eight hours.
The CBF Express
Get ready to hop aboard The CBF Express, an underground dining concept that’s about to take you on an extraordinary culinary journey. Dive into the diverse world of Contemporary West African Cuisine, curated by the amazing Roseanne Orim. Highlighting the vibrant cities, towns, and islands of West Africa, you’ll be treated to delectable dishes like Seared Mahi-Mahi with Yassa au Poulet Sauce and Tender Braised Peppersoup Beef Short Rib with Shea Butter Yam Mash. And this meal isn’t just about the incredible flavours, it’s about the stories and cultural richness that come with each dish – celebrating the vibrant West African culinary heritage.
The Hobbit’s Table
Get ready to indulge in a culinary journey by Zineb Tahri that’ll transport you to the vibrant and diverse Mediterranean traditions of Spain, Morocco and Italy. It all starts with the refreshing and invigorating Cucumber Gazpacho, setting the stage for the culinary delights to come. Next are the Moroccan Eggplant Caviar, Spanish Olives, homemade Focaccia, and a tangy Tomato Salad. Just wait until you dive into the heart of Morocco with the Moroccan-inspired Lamb Tagine. The aromas and the tender lamb truly capture the essence of the enchanting harvest season, transporting you to the bustling markets of Marrakech. And throughout the evening, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the art of calligraphy, creating your own personalised piece to take home as a memento of this enchanting adventure.
The Italian Hob
This exclusive supper club by Donna Patrizia is all about immersing yourself in the warm embrace of Italian hospitality. As you delve into meticulously prepared home-style Italian dishes, you’ll feel like you’re on the streets of Rome – with Donna as your guide. From her Spring Lasagna to Pumpkin Risotto Balls, you’re guaranteed to experience the best of Italy.
The Legendary Naga
Say hello to The Legendary Naga, a culinary journey that transports you to a funky 17th-century fusion of flavours from Laos, Persia, the Middle East and the Levant. The brainchild of Aphisith Phongsavanh, the cuisine at The Legendary Naga is a gastronomic adventure that defies labels and expectations. Aphisith’s journey began in Toronto, where he honed his skills in the restaurant industry. However, it was a particular dish that piqued his interest – Gaeng Massamun, a curry with complex spice origins, dating back to Persia, India, Sri Lanka, and beyond. This dish became the inspiration for The Legendary Naga, a place where history and flavours entwine.
Toyotastes Table Supperclub
Now this place is all about bringing together the vibrant flavours of Nigeria and the influences of Europe in an epic fusion of flavours. And Toyo, the woman behind this secret supper club has been wowing guests with her culinary creations since she was knee-high. With Nigerian heritage, a London upbringing, and a diverse range of culinary experiences, she’s offering something special to the Dubai dining scene. Try some Gizdodo Vol-au-vent before you dive into the Braised Beef Short Ribs with Parsnip Puree. And end the evening on a sweet note with Supermalt Sticky Coffee Pudding.