Events Manager turned Chef, Rebecca has been cooking obsessively for 3 years. Her cooking style is inspired by her Anglo-Chinese-Malaysian roots, her childhood in Europe, and her fascination with both classical and molecular gastronomy techniques. After a couple of years in various professional kitchens, working alongside such chefs as Mat Follas and David Thompson and doing various film and events catering projects, Rebecca started Song’s Kitchen in early 2013, and has been running street food stalls, private and event catering, as well as participating in projects with Blanch & Shock and Black Pot Catering.
Rebecca’s culinary interests are diverse, with an in-depth knowledge of South-East Asian and Modern European cuisine. She does not stick to a particular cuisine, instead enjoying creating themed dishes that create an atmosphere or tell a story. She works with seasonal and foraged foods, believes that happy animals provide the best meat, and tries wherever she can to source her ingredients from the UK.
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Fantastic Food & Evening
I have to agree with the most recent review as there was a very relaxed atmosphere, a great mix of guests and the food was excellent. The hosts were very approachable and went out of their way to make this a fantastic evening/weekend, especially as this was a surprise for my partner who thoroughly enjoyed herself. They were also more than willing to cater to the limited palate of this fussy diner. Well done Rebecca, Mat and everyone else involved.
Fab food, relaxed evening, great company
Having read the previous review I have to say that I didn't expect introductions. We were all grown ups and quite capable of greeting and speaking to the other guests as we all arrived. Cooking for numbers in a domestic kitchen isn't easy, but Mat and Rebecca definitely pulled this off. We were treated to extras like broccoli and stilton soup and an amazing ginger beer granita which weren't even on the menu. We met some interesting people, ate great food and left very happy. Thanks very much to all involved.
Great food badly let down by setting
We were so excited about a six course feast cooked by Mat. I feel he was really let down by his hosts. We arrived to deathly silence and a room shrouded in black curtains with a crystal maze style lighting scheme circa 1993. There was no attempt to welcome us or introduce people and the first 15-20 minutes were awkward to the point of wanting to leave. I thought Mat's cooking was really let down by it - plates served luke warm, bickering in the kitchen over things and no attempt by the hosts to make this an experience to remember. Having been to many pop ups the food was better but the whole experience: disappointing and as for the mark up on wine ... Hosts need to think about their guests.
Song's Kitchen responded on
16 February 2014:
I'm sorry your expectations weren't met for service. This was a supper club in a home. You were 30 minutes early so we really weren't ready for you to start eating at that time.
We had struggled to be ready at the start time but we made it, due to the extreme weather Mat was nearly 2 hours late arriving, and we served additional courses to compensate as the first course was delayed. We had brought some special wines for the evening and at £20 the markup was well below restaurant levels for wines of the quality.
There was no bickering in the kitchen we are aware of, Mat and I did have some normal banter, I will be more aware of this in future.
Again I am sorry your expectations weren't met.
Songs Kitchen - the 'really hidden' delight
Stumped with what to do for two of my best friends birthdays (husband and wife) who had recently taken the big step to move back from their stylish lifestyle in South Africa, I figured what's more London than a supper club? Having never been to a supperclub before this, I did not know what to expect.... Rebecca and her team went above and beyond all expectations and made everyone feel not just at home but completely entertained too... The food was delicious and inventive and the Victorian Halloween theme was amazing... I have to say that we were all thoroughly impressed. We all travelled across London and a couple of friends even came from Surrey for the night but all felt it was definitely worth the journey.
I attended my first supperclub this weekend and was blown away by the entire experience.
The combination of the unusual venue, transformed inside into a magical, sparkling dining room, the excellent quality food and the friendliness of the hosts was fantastic value for money and an evening to remember.
It was clear that the chef and hosts had put a lot of thought into every aspect of the evening - from the room decorations, the introduction of the courses and the beautiful table settings, to their costumes, the music and the food itself. As someone who eats out a lot, I was seriously impressed by the standard and creativity of the food - particularly enjoying the seafood dumpling and the rhum baba courses. To cater for a large group of people, present every plate beautifully and still be smiling at the end of a long evening is mightily brilliant.
Only a couple of recommendations - wrap up warm as it's a tad chilly, don't be put off by the exterior of the building, and make sure that you ask for water.
Thanks to the team for a great experience.
Rebecca and the team at Song's Kitchen stepped in at the last minute to rescue my 30th birthday party when my original venue cancelled. In less than three weeks, she took my ideas for food, wine and decor to a level far beyond my expectations, delivering wines exactly matching my hastily-emailed tastes and inventive, delicious food that I and my guests very much enjoyed lingering over. The decor and design was bang on what we had discussed, with some extra theatrical flourishes that made it a truly memorable experience. Although my evening was a private party, I know the supper followed exactly the same format, so I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Rebecca and the Song's Kitchen team for both an extraordinary supper club experience and excellent private catering.
Victorian Halloween Supper Club
Excellent food, great atmosphere!