Three lads fed up with the current and conventional way of dining are changing Liverpool’s food scene for good. 

So often the city is spoken about in the same breath as London and a few years ago we would have told you to not bother comparing, but fast forward to now and we can go plate for plate. A combination of daring chef’s taking things that little bit further alongside the advent of pop-up means Liverpool’s Secret Diners Club can thrive and thrive it will. So much so that their events sell out at the same pace of Glastonbury. They’ve taken their diners on a tour of the world through food at abandoned train stations and gin gardens but this time they dined guests at Liverpool’s beautiful Nordic Church.

SDC - Diners pack the Nordic Church

Guests received emails in Norwegian the night before the evening and had to translate the directions to the venue. Unconventional pop-up restaurant Secret Diners Club returned with their first event of the year on Saturday when they took over Liverpool’s Nordic church for a night of unique fine dining. Secret Diners Club continued its unorthodox approach to fine dining with diners not being informed of the location until the night before the dinner. Information and the exact location of the event was emailed to guests in Norwegian which they then had to translate to find out exactly where they would be dining.

SDC - Table set ahead of the diners arrival

The church’s main service room was transformed into an atmospheric restaurant for the evening with candles lighting the room, guests seated on the church’s 100-year-old pews and live acoustic music provided by talented singer Katy Alex. The Nordic Church is a fully functioning church, therefore Secret Diners Club had to transform the room back in time for a Sunday service the following day. Like all of its events, the 6-course menu was kept under wraps throughout the evening with guests not knowing what they had eaten until the end of service when the full list of dishes was revealed. A subtle Scandinavian theme ran throughout the menu with potted shrimp, beer-marinated salmon and more.

SDC - Fish course plated up

These three chaps are doing great things for the city. If you’re one of the lucky few to actually get a ticket, please don’t rub it in our face. To be the first in the know about events, email Like them on Facebook here, follow them on Twitter here and Instagram here to keep in the loop. 

SDC - Katy Alex performs to diners at Nordic Church