An Exquisite Supper Club in Battersea

Scallop in a shell

Pan fried scallops, cauliflower puree, hazelnut and caper dressing

“You are what you eat – so don’t be fast, cheap, easy or fake.” This is the mantra of Little Miss Hattie Mauleverer-Jones, founder and ‘chief of everything’ at Top Hat Catering – a once small but now mighty catering company, who have created wondrous, luxury, mouth-watering menus for everyone, from high end fashion brands like Jimmy Choo (not me) and Prime Ministers like David Cameron (not me) to Poppy. (Me.)

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to one of Hattie’s delectable new Supper Clubs, which are held in her snazzy Top Hat kitchen in the heart of Battersea…

Feta and filo parcels

Feta and filo parcels with thyme confit tomatoes and honey

Pork belly lollipops

Pork belly lollipops with a brambly apple sauce and crackling


Canapés were whizzed around the kitchen, between the pots and pans, and were gobbled up by the ever growing number of supper club guests, who could also watch the chefs cook and create the courses that were yet to come…

Pots and pans Baking trays


The Chef's Table

The Chef’s Table

White flowers

Sea bream ceviche

Sea bream ceviche, avocado puree, cucumber and radishes

And then it was time to sit down, crack open the wine (it’s BYOB) and enjoy the chatter of new acquaintances and take in the view of the chefs working their magic…


Chefs working in the kitchen

Tossing mushrooms

Spinach, chestnut and blue cheese arancini on a smoked tomato sauce

Spinach, chestnut and blue cheese arancini on a smoked tomato sauce

Chicken Consommé, crisp skin, shredded thigh, baby veg and truffle

Chicken Consommé, crisp skin, shredded thigh, baby veg and truffle

Beef and Onions

‘Beef and Onions’ – this dish was just wonderful, I think there were five different versions of ‘onion’ on my plate… delicious.

Hattie caters for all kinds of events; corporate, weddings, private events, birthdays… and even the odd picnic. She has her kitchen in London and in 2012, Top Hat Catering expanded and opened a second kitchen in Wiltshire, which provides deliciousness to the folk of Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire, Berkshire and North Hampshire… Lucky them.

Hattie Mauleverer-Jones

Hattie having a giggle with one of her chefs…

Clock and fairy lights

Gin and Tonic Sorbet

Palette Cleanser: Gin and Tonic Sorbet with frozen grapes

Chocolate mousse

Chocolate and clementine mousse, honeycomb, passion fruit and raspberries (I couldn’t get enough of the honeycomb… heaven)

The meal was absolutely wonderful and it was such a treat to be able to see the chefs at work, while they created the delicious feast presented to us over the course of the evening.

I suspect you are looking at the photos and thinking that for all these amazing courses it must be very pricey, but stop right there – tickets for the supper club are just £35 (!!) and you can find out more about Hattie’s next supper club and book tickets here.

Spaces are limited so do book as soon as you can, and if you go, can you please sneak a bit of that scrummy honeycomb in your handbag for me.

I’ve been dreaming of it ever since…

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I was a guest of Top Hat Catering, and if I hadn’t loved it I wouldn’t have written about it.

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9 thoughts on “An Exquisite Supper Club in Battersea

  1. Hmmmm…

    Marvellous photography. That looks like a really fun time Poppy, and the honeycomb concoction looks particularly good.

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