A five course meal for £15 might sound too good to be true, but that’s what’s being dished up at the Diners Union every Friday and Saturday evening from August 31 until the end of 2013. Set up by chef Rolan Dack and his team, these events, which are taking place in a yard near Old Street (the Red Market site), are designed to make fine food that’s affordable to all. Kicking off on August 31, the menu will be inspired by Victorian eats and includes: soda bread, clam butter and sprats; pickled oysters with parsley salad; wild girolles with peas and dill; flank of beef with bone marrow (pictured above), tarragon and watercress; plus a victoria sponge for pud. Themes for forthcoming weeks include the French Revolution and Italy in 827 AD. As well as a focus on egalitarian pricing, the Diners Union is also working with the homeless charity St Mungo’s to offer a group of London homeless people chefs’ training and insights into how to run their own business.
5-7 Rivington St, EC2A. 6-11.30pm, Fridays and Saturdays from August 31. For more information and to book your spots on the communal tables go to dinersunion.co.uk. This weekend’s meals are sold out but bookings are being taken for the rest of the year.