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Host: Emily and Hugh

London, England

USD
$26-$36 per person

Modern British Dinner Party with a Young Couple in Brixton

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit

Meet Emily and Hugh

Join Emily and Hugh, a delightful young couple, for dinner and lively conversation in their flat in the Brixton neighborhood of London. Both originally from Norfolk, Hugh is a gardener with his own garden and design business and Emily is a scientist who specializes in breast cancer research. Hugh grew up with his mother and father hosting people from around the world - "They didn't just have open arms. They dragged people in!" Hugh spent the evenings of his childhood in the kitchen with his family, cooking together, and he inherited a love of cooking and hosting that he and Emily pass on to their friends and family with frequent dinner parties. Hugh's family has their own apple orchard so when in season he might treat you to his homemade wine or mead! Ask Hugh and Emily for their recommendations on "Hidden London" and their favorite things to do off the tourist track.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-4 guests) Join Hugh and Emily for a dinner with homemade, Modern European fare in their small flat in the Brixton neighborhood. Enjoy a starter of dips and nibbles followed by a seasonal main course of one of Emily and Hugh's favorite creations - you might enjoy a wild mushroom risotto, a sausage casserole, or kedgeree, an English dish traditionally served for breakfast with smoked fish, lemon and egg. For dessert you might taste Emily's famous avocado and lime cheesecake, or an English classic like bread and butter pudding or Eton mess.

Notes: Please note that Emily and Hugh will only be able to host lunch on weekends as they both work during the week. If you are selecting a lunch experience please select Saturday or Sunday; otherwise they are happy to host you for dinner during the week or on the weekend.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Starter of dips and nibbles
  • Main course: Wild mushroom risotto, sausage casserole, roasted pork belly with seasonal vegetables
  • Dessert: Avocado and lime "cheesecake" with pecan and date crust, bread and butter pudding, Eton mess (meringue crumbled with seasonal fruit and whipped cream)
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Emily and Hugh

$26-$36 USD

per person
100%
Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$36 $26 Not offered
Alcohol
$5 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$36 $26 Not offered
Alcohol
$5 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 7:30pm-9:30pm

Meet Emily and Hugh

Join Emily and Hugh, a delightful young couple, for dinner and lively conversation in their flat in the Brixton neighborhood of London. Both originally from Norfolk, Hugh is a gardener with his own garden and design business and Emily is a scientist who specializes in breast cancer research. Hugh grew up with his mother and father hosting people from around the world - "They didn't just have open arms. They dragged people in!" Hugh spent the evenings of his childhood in the kitchen with his family, cooking together, and he inherited a love of cooking and hosting that he and Emily pass on to their friends and family with frequent dinner parties. Hugh's family has their own apple orchard so when in season he might treat you to his homemade wine or mead! Ask Hugh and Emily for their recommendations on "Hidden London" and their favorite things to do off the tourist track.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-4 guests) Join Hugh and Emily for a dinner with homemade, Modern European fare in their small flat in the Brixton neighborhood. Enjoy a starter of dips and nibbles followed by a seasonal main course of one of Emily and Hugh's favorite creations - you might enjoy a wild mushroom risotto, a sausage casserole, or kedgeree, an English dish traditionally served for breakfast with smoked fish, lemon and egg. For dessert you might taste Emily's famous avocado and lime cheesecake, or an English classic like bread and butter pudding or Eton mess.

Notes: Please note that Emily and Hugh will only be able to host lunch on weekends as they both work during the week. If you are selecting a lunch experience please select Saturday or Sunday; otherwise they are happy to host you for dinner during the week or on the weekend.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Starter of dips and nibbles
  • Main course: Wild mushroom risotto, sausage casserole, roasted pork belly with seasonal vegetables
  • Dessert: Avocado and lime "cheesecake" with pecan and date crust, bread and butter pudding, Eton mess (meringue crumbled with seasonal fruit and whipped cream)
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$36 $26 Not offered
Alcohol
$5 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$36 $26 Not offered
Alcohol
$5 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 7:30pm-9:30pm
FAQ

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