Event planners go underground for unique dining experience at Somerset House

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Event planners, agents and bookers travelled back in time to the 18th Century when Somerset House, in partnership with leading caterers Zafferano, hosted a dining experience with a difference in the venue’s atmospheric Deadhouse.

The Zafferano Subterranean Supper Club, hosted in the iconic venue’s underground event spaces, treated guests to an exclusive four course banquet evocative of a time when the first foundations of Somerset House’s famous building were still being laid.

This was the first event held to showcase the Deadhouse in partnership with Zafferano, one of Somerset House’s accredited caterers.  Event production company, Fisher Productions and entertainment specialist, Eight Ray Music also supported the evening.

Joanna Moody, Zafferano’s creative director, comments: “One of the most wonderful aspects of being a special events creator is our access to some of London’s hidden gem venues – the little known but hugely atmospheric Deadhouse certainly falls into this category. Taking the starting point “Unlock the 18th Century” we have created a culinary journey for our guests, guiding them from Hogarth’s gin ally, through to a beggar’s banquet before finishing in the splendour of a Courtesan’s parlour. We believe in providing food that sings and performance is at the heart of everything we do. The Deadhouse at Somerset House has provided the most wonderful stage and backdrop!”

Stephanie Bevan-Moss, acting co-head of corporate events at Somerset House, adds: “We were thrilled to work with Zafferano to welcome event organisers and agents to this unique event in one of our venue’s historic hidden spaces. Zafferano, Fisher Productions and Eight Ray Music did a fantastic job in bringing the space to life, from the imaginative culinary creations right through to the styling. The feedback from guests has been fantastic and we are looking forward to holding other similar events here in the future.”

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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