The Chambers of Flavours is an immersive dining experience inviting its guests into the bowels of a tasting machine, mixing concepts and cuisines revealed only on arrival. At £70 a ticket, this dining experience may seem expensive, but this sensory overload, consisting of different themed rooms, a separate one for each of the courses along an unpredictable theatrical journey is worth every penny.
The Gingerline company have been running for 4 years with a number of different events under their belt. The only connection between the various events is the fact they’re on the London Overground line; orange on the the map, hence ginger line. The Chambers of Flavours sold 4,500 tickets in minutes, as this ‘multidimensional dining’ has such high regard amongst those wanting to enjoy high quality food, in an unimaginable sequence of food chambers.
We arrived at 6.30pm, after receiving a text at 4.30pm providing the location details. We were asked to wear the same colour clothing from head to toe as not to impact the machine…eh? On arrival, we were greeted by a lady in overalls and welcomed into the unrecognisable railway arches that were transformed into the heart of an engine room. Here there was a steel machine running down the length of the room, with various noises, outlets, bars and flavour tasting stations. Fellow diners eagerly awaited their dining slots which ran every 30 mins and once invited up, we were instructed to lock away all belongings and much emphasis was made on prohibiting phones and photography. The reason the Gingerline group have remained so ‘exclusive’ is the oath of secrecy all diners make.
Once we had collected our alcohol order from the bar which came in padded wine bag you strapped on, we were put into a boat… and pushed into the mouth of the machine for 90 minutes of tasting sensation. I can say no more, but it was one of the most thrilling experiences I’ve shared in London!
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Address – secret
Opening Times – open until March 2016
Price – Priceless
Pictures – my own