Young foodies from with a crush on fine dining, art and underground conspiracies! Bring a bottle and some nice thoughts to share. This is our secret foodie extravaganza!
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
Once you are seated, get ready for a 5 course feast – at least – and there’s always a secret dessert as well!
The food is Mediterranean – of course – inspired by Italian and Spanish cuisine. It range from traditional regional foodie gems – with Rob’s distinctive, creative and unusual twist – to completely new and exciting mouth-watering experiences.
Most of the dishes will be served in a TAPAS STYLE – on big plates dropped in the middle of the table - so people are “forced” to share the food with the others and to talk to each other. You know, nice things often come out from this kind of situations. That’s why Spanish are so cool!
WHAT ARE THE HOUSE-RULES?
- We run a BYO (bring your own bottle) policy which is the more you bring the more you drink, the more you share with your table mates.
- We can cope with allergies and dietary requirements only if told with at least 3 days notice before the event.
- We support a “Tip as you like” spirit at the end of the dinner.
Try to turn up on time! Lateness is not polite to the other guests and the Chef gets really grumpy about it.
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APERITIVO EXPERIENCE - Brixton's Best
10/10 experience. Having just come back from Barcelona, the BDK tapas was exactly what I was missing. Great squid was on offer, and had I not eaten lunch right before getting there I would have ordered more. If you like fresh, tasty and unpretentious, then the location of the 1st floor venue is perfect. Hosts Rob and Fabio make everyone feel welcome. Would go back next week but for being out of town....it's great value and 100% recommended.
Great company, great food, good vibes, excellent value.
Thanks for a lovely evening guys, sorry it took me so long to write something up! I'm still trying to recreate the amazingly tasty risotto/paella, and the manchego prawn baskets have also been on my mind a lot in this beautiful weather. Looking forward to coming back soon.
Hen Party Supper Club with an Italian Twist!
Recently held a bespoke supper club with the Backdoor Kitchen boys, such fun! Lots of menus to choose from and they even suggested matching wines. On the day the food was delicious and they didn’t mind us getting a bit raucous, they joined in the fun!
Highly recommended for something a bit different it was to quote the Bride ‘perfect, I felt like I had my own dinner party with no washing up!’
Great food and atmosphere - had a fantastic evening. Thanks guys - looking forward to next time!
Italian food, re-defined
I am not a great fan of Italian food "made in England" because it's largely pasta or pizza with the odd flavourless lasagne, and don't give much thought to Spanish food other than the odd cheese. However, put your preconceived ideas and enter "The Back Door Kitchen" (BDK) and find a truly unique take on Italian food here in London, with some Spanish dishes along the way. The BDK gives you Italian food but not as you know it. From fresh savoury muffins to a wonderful lasagne, and four courses before and after that, there was so much to eat and so much to say. You cannot get food like this from your local Italian, so go to the BDK and see how they're doing it so much better. Disappointment highly unlikely.
A fantastic birthday treat
Rob is a very good teacher who not only allowed me to cook but provided insight into getting the best results. The lesson finished with my son and I sharing a dish I cooked with Rob and his flatmates. Truly above and beyond expectations!
Beautiful dishes cooked from the heart - and probably the nearest you will get to true home kitchen cooking in London. The lasagna with radicchio was a great update to a traditional dish; the Risotto alla Milanese supped up with bone marrow was sinfully good; but it was the pork done three ways that invited collective sighs around the table. Highly recommend you get yourself to The Backdoor Kitchen very soon! Rob and Fabio were very lovely hosts.
North Italian mountain fare - COOKING THE ALPS
Cooking the Alps
in February 2013,
reviewed on 25 February 2013
Last night I made my way to Bermondsey, to partake in a supper prepared by Backdoor Kitchen. The Italian host and chef were very friendly and we were treated to a welcome and tasty version of mulled wine before we sat down for our 5 course dinner.
For starters, there was a beef salad - so delicious I nearly ruined my appetite by having seconds (and I admit, thirds too) - and the cheeseladen Canederli was also hard to resist.
What followed was something I have never seen before - we were served a small loaf of bread with its top sliced off. Removing this lid exposed a hearty and almost solid borlotti bean soup, with chunks of Italian sausage as one of its ingredients. The idea was to spoon out the bread from the inside of the lid and use it to scoop up the soup. Amazing, and this dish again was nourishing and so appropriate on this very cold night.
Next up was a large piece of ravioli containing spinach and ham among other things, and said ravioli was covered with a pinkish sauce.
What's not to like about a well cooked lamb shank? Roberto, the chef had given it 4 hours in the oven, I gave it 5 out of 5.
I am not one for desserts and I did not have much of an appetite left after the mountainous food (and mountains of food as one guest aptly put it), but the secret cake with whipped cream turned out to be remarkably light, although it looked as if it was rather rich in chocolate.
This was a very enjoyable evening and the organizers only increased my love of Italian food even more with this regional cooking. I am looking forward to more region-themed dinners from Backdoor Kitchen as they know how to create great dinners. Grazie mille!
Paul / Nirup
21 Oct: Italian
in October 2012,
reviewed on 26 October 2012
People scare me. Sometimes because they threaten me with physical violence, sometimes because they clearly havent looked in the mirror before leaving the house, and sometimes because they are able to cook incredible food for 30 people at a bargain price with love and passion.
Rob is a truly talented chef and the whole evening was wonderful. Highly recommended.