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"Thanks to @eleven98hackney for the amazing locally sourced dinner last night in aid of @RainbowGrow and their @The_RHS Hampton Court Flower Show garden. Some great company & wonderful to be a part of supporting such interesting & innovative #Hackney projects."

 

Helen Graves, freelance writer of Food Stories and editor of Pit Magazine, via email

"Aidan! Thank you so much for hosting such a fantastic meal. I thought it was brilliant - so creative, summery and you really did justice to the producers."

 

London Famille (@londonfamille), travelling bloggers, via Instagram

"It was bloody brilliant! Such a great night. We will definitely be back."

 

Camilla de Ste Croix, Executive Assistant to the CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council, via Instagram

"Totally incredible nine course #tastermenu from @eleven98hackney last night. Mind blown #foraged #pickled #delicious #Hackney"

 

Growing Communities, local, ethical, sustainable, not-for-profit food producers, via Instagram

"Think this was probably my favourite course from @eleven98hackney pop-up last week. Torched mackerel, escabeche and griddled courgettes, pickled and fresh tomatoes, courgette flower. All veg grown in #Hackney. Thanks again Aidan and guest chef @archie.nb You rock. #localfood"

 
 

John Sargent (@jackharrybill), freelance photographer,

via Instagram

"So much goodness on our plates when @eleven98hackney delivered a stunning meal last night. Absolutely fantastic work. A real pleasure to eat and to snap."

Eaten Alive, purveyors of raw fermented foods, via Instagram

"Loved this beautiful plate of Hackney pickles made by @eleven98hackney. Charred lacto-fermented brassicas and pickled radishes from his own garden. Served with a gutsy tonnato-esque anchovy sauce - absolute riot of fermented good stuff!"

 
 

London Pop-ups, website dedicated to pop-up ventures in London, via Instagram

"Always have dessert! This was one of the sweet courses at @eleven98hackney's #supperclub in Hackney - local strawberries with purple basil & a splash of Pedro Ximenez sherry to sweeten... Aidan Brooks' Eleven 98 is all about locally sourced and foraged ingredients and this was a typically delicious example of that! Follow his feeds to hear about future events #instafood #london #londonpopups #supperclubs #pudding #dessert"

Archana Bhandari (@aboutfoodbyab), private vegetarian chef and blogger, via Instagram

"Such a pleasure to be guest chef at one of Aidan Brooks of @eleven98hackney pop ups. He has a purpose to his food, using Hackney sourced produce for his menu & taking you on a journey through all levels of flavours. Definitely recommend going to one of his upcoming pop-up events."

 
 

LoveEast Magazine, East London's cultural hub, via Instagram

"Thanks @eleven98hackney for a lovely evening. Excellent food, stimulating conversation and beautiful presentation. 👏👏👏 looking forward to seeing your initiative unfold."

Nicola Swift (@shedlikesfood), food product development and marketing agent, via Instagram

"Welcoming @eleven98hackney into the kitchen today... super excited to eat a big slice of local Hackney goodness this evening. Nice to see the table set so pretty too..."

 
 

Roshni Shah (@8platessupperclub), vegetarian supper club host and food blogger, via Instagram

"I had great fun helping Aidan from @eleven98hackney at his pop up last night (beautiful space courtesy of @shedlikesfood). Just about survived 9 courses! It was incredible to see a whole menu all sourced or grown in Hackney, look at these beautiful colours!"

Mike Green, gastronome and chef's father, via email

"I've eaten in fine dining restaurants across Europe and Aidan's dishes are of Michelin star quality without question. To achieve that with so little assistance using home-grown, locally-sourced and foraged ingredients makes his food even more special. But it's Aidan's ethos that impresses me most. He believes in sustainability, ecological sensitivity and small-scale local enterprise. Eleven98 is Aidan's passion project and I can't commend him highly enough. I'm sure he'll succeed in this enterprise."

 
 

London Pop-ups, website dedicated to pop-up ventures in London, via Instagram

"Beautiful - raw sea trout, roe, sour cream and anise at Aidan Brooks' @eleven98hackney supper club off Lower Clapton Road. Watch out for more dates this summer!"

LoveEast Magazine, East London's cultural hub, via Instagram

"Eleven98 offers an experience easily comparable with any Fine Dining restaurant, yet at a fraction of the price, and it’s not just the food that makes this so. It’s the experience itself; original settings, a relaxed and convivial atmosphere, excellent and attentive table service with cutlery changed between each course, drinks poured and food artfully presented on a beautifully laid table. A dab of butter perched on a smooth stone next to your bread plate, fresh flowers on the table… these little details matter because they all contribute to the experience. It’s fine dining Hackney style – highly recommended for an original and memorable experience."

 
 

Rosie Smith Oliver, Hackney artist and sculptor, via Instagram

"Another smash evening from @eleven98hackney at @coffeeafrique #somanydrinks #hackney #foodbaby"

Christopher Greenacre, Chef @ Vanilla Black, via Instagram

"Great night and great food showcasing Hackney based produce @eleven98hackney Thanks a lot to Aidan for a lovely meal. If you like good food, give him a follow and get yourself down to one of his upcoming supper clubs you won't be disappointed. #hackney #vegetarian #londonsupperclub #fridaynight #cheflife"

 
 

Rachel, private diner, via eatwith online platform for culinary experiences

"Absolutely delicious! Aidan’s knowledge of ingredients sourcing and the care & attention that goes into the relationships with producers was clearly evident and translated to a considered menu. The courses were also well timed enabling us to enjoy the incredible food in its entirety while still allowing us to move around the space to catch up and enjoy each other’s company. Would highly recommend others to plan an event like this. Many thanks for an exceptional evening."

Menna Collier, social dining guest, via Facebook

"Another amazing, mouth zinging evening at Eleven98, Hackney’s very own super chef Aidan ‘Trig’ Brooks and his team plus the lovely Bryony, brilliant Hackney sourced ingredients as usual plus cooked and plated to perfection, if u haven’t yet been it is a must for 2019... wont mention the white chocolate truffles... thank u."

 
 

Morgan, private diner, via eatwith online platform for culinary experiences

"What an incredible evening! The food was outstanding. Aidan's passion for local produce and creativity made for some very special dishes. I can't decide what was my favourite between the pickled brasicas or the duck in miso. He also made special considerations for the more fussier eaters of the group too. Anne, who was front of house, was fantastic, very knowledgeable and patient with us playing musical chairs and asking for lots of photos. The venue was absolutely stunning. I just think this is such a great concept especially for celebrating with a large group. It takes the headache out of a lot of the planning and the bill. It was a very memorable birthday; thank you guys!!"

Amanda Spicer, eco-entrepreneur and private diner, via Twitter

 
 

Meg Ramsay, social dining guest, via Eatwith online platform for culinary experiences

"Aidan’s menu was one of the best I’ve ever had the chance of experiencing. The chefs’ passion and dedication to fresh, local and high quality ingredients comes through in every bite. Not only did his food taste amazing, it challenges your senses and palet - in the best way possible. You’ll find dishes that you could never find on a restaurant menu, and to me that’s reason enough to go again! I definitely recommend going to Aidan’s event. Everything from the welcome drink to the desert was outstanding!"

 

Priya Sahathevan, social dining guest, via email

"Just a quick email to say we loved the supper club last Friday – best meal I’ve had in a while (and I eat out a lot!)! Still thinking about that venison & sour cherry, the sweetcorn, the truffle truffle, the fennel granita…the list could go on! Really interesting to hear the background to the eleven98 concept too and to understand where the ingredients came from. Thanks for hosting us in your lovely home!"

 

Markus Hesse, social dining guest, via Eatwith online platform for culinary experiences

"Whay a marvellous experience: great location, excellent food, a super-engaged chef, inspiring talks – a perfect evening!"

Ryan Chua, social dining guest, via Eatwith online platform for culinary experiences

"Absolutely lovely and the host was friendly and sincere and made me feel involved in the process."

 

Robinson, social dining guest, via Eatwith online platform for culinary experiences

"Was an amazing experience. The food was 10 out of 10. Thanks to chef Aidan."

 

Joanne Mortlock, founder of Love Popups London, via her website

"I have attended many dining experiences, but this has to be one of the most incredible ones I have ever attended. Not only did the whole place look stunning and fit in with Aidan’s beliefs of mother nature, but his passion for local produce and creativity made for some very special dishes, which were all beautifully presented and the food tasted exceptional.

The great beauty about any social dining / supper club event is that it does not matter if you are attending by yourself as with these type of events you can easily mingle with other guests and enjoy a gastronomic journey of food and laughter together.

If you are looking for a chef who is a great believer in helping our planet and serves up stunning yet tasty food, then I highly recommend Eleven98 Hackney by Aidan Brooks. To me this is a Michelin star pop up dining experience within the heart of Hackney."