You are right in thinking we are not a traditional restaurant, but in today’s highly experimental global culinary scene that should come as no surprise. The Gastrophysics Chef’s Table is an immersive and experimental 10 course dining experience for a maximum of 10 guests each evening.
It is simply about good food, fun, education and multisensory pleasure.
We open to the public at the end of each month (check availability here), and host private bookings all through the year subject to availability (get in touch to make a reservation).
What is the idea behind this concept?
The emerging science of ‘gastrophysics’ is a field of study looking at how we perceive flavour in the brain using all of our senses. It is a perceptual science which takes into consideration how all our senses work together (rather than in isolation) to formulate our internal perception of flavour and find appreciation/satiety in food beyond just taste and aroma.
The Gastrophysics Chef’s Table uses the findings from our research as a paradigm for developing an immersive and sensory experience around precise and beautifully cooked dishes.
Our menu is a culinary exploration of mythology, culture, science, psychology, sustainability, philosophy, culinary technique and most importantly great ingredients and flavours.
What does the price include?
Your booking covers the cost of the seat at the table and is all inclusive so please feel free to leave wallets at home. 10 courses (see a sample menu) and a beautiful selection of wines and cocktails are served as part of the experience. A non alcoholic drinks pairing can be requested in advance.
When do the dinners take place?
We are open to the public at the end of each month (check availability here), and host private bookings all through the year subject to availability (get in touch to make a reservation). Booking a private event costs £2000 and is all inclusive for up to 10 guests.
How long does the experience last?
We always aim to go with the pace of the table, the dinners commence at 7pm and usually lasts for 3 to 4 hours.
Can I cancel or transfer my reservation?
Seats are refundable or changeable up to 2 weeks before the event. Due to the limited capacity of the chef’s table, tickets are non refundable in the 2 weeks leading up to your event date, however they are transferable to other diners. Get in touch to find out if we have a waiting list if you would like to cancel your booking.
Do you cater to dietary requirements?
With advanced notice we can cater to vegetarian, pescatarian, shellfish free, gluten free and nut free menus. We try our best where possible to cater to other dietary requirements too, however, this is a highly conceptual menu so not all elements can be substituted. Please note any special requirements upon booking on the registration form or contact us as soon as you know them *at least one week in advance.
Is there a dress code?
No, the chef’s table is a space to relax, socialise and enjoy an excellent multisensory experience supporting great food. Please wear whatever makes you feel comfortable.
How do I book my own private event?
A private event costs £2000 and can be booked on a date of your choice subject to availability. If you have a group of 8-10 guests get in touch!
Are photos allowed?
Yes! Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @kitchentheory or Twitter @kitchentheory.
Are children welcome at the Gastrophysics Chef’s Table?
Children are more than welcome to attend (and will thoroughly enjoy) private experiences however public experiences are for 18+
Where do the dinners take place?
The Gastrophysics Chef’s Table is hosted at the Kitchen Theory studio located in a Victorian warehouse in High Barnet. The address is Kitchen Theory, Unit 9A Alston Works, Falkland Road, Barnet, EN5 4LG. The studio is a 15 minute walk from High Barnet Station (Northern Line) and also accessible via plenty of buses. The M25 will lead you to us if driving.
Please take a look at our FAQ section to see if you can find an answer to your enquiry, otherwise get in touch if you would like to enquire about a private booking or bespoke corporate multisensory event experience.