Kushi-Ya Supper Club

It’s an exciting weekend in our house because tonight’s the night that tickets to Tom’s new Supper Club – Kushi-Ya go on sale.

Kushi-Ya has been months in the planning and Tom and his partner (and former colleague) Simon have been putting loads of hard work into creating the menu, organising the logistics and ensuring everything from the plates that visitors will eat off to the uniform the servers will wear is just right.

The supper club, if you don’t get it from the name, is heavily influenced by Japanese bar food, it translates as Skewer Shop and skewers make up the main dishes of the supper club’s set menu. Alongside that, you’ll get a range of snacks and small plates as well as rice, pickles, and dessert. In my opinion a bargain for £25.

Kushi- Ya supper clubs take place at Antenna on the following dates:

Monday 9 October 

Monday 13 November

Monday 11 December

There are two sittings 6.30pm & 8.30pm on each date but there are only 16 spaces available at each. Tickets are available from 8pm on Saturday 9 September.


They’re both fantastic chefs and I’ve been really lucky to be able to try out all of the dishes they’ve been developing. Here are some pics showing what they’ve been up to over the last few months.


Family barbeques with a difference

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The skewers at Kushi-Ya are cooked on a konro grill which is a traditional Japanese barbeque giving it an authentic feel. This has been a regular feature at family barbeques over the summer where we’ve got to try out everything from oyster mushrooms to beef skewers.


 All about the brand

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The branding for Kushi-Ya was developed by Nottingham designer Alex Nelson. I wrote one of my earliest blogs about his ‘Animal Alphabet’ collection.

The best mushrooms I’ve ever tasted

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The steamed enoki, egg yolk, nori got its first outing in our kitchen. It was also the first time we’d used our new kitchen table, I’m totally in love with both.

Stylish table settings


They went all the way to London to make sure the Kushi-Ya tableware looked as good as the food!

Taking kitchen wear to the next level


Nottingham designer men’s clothes company Universal Works have made the staff aprons. So expect Kushi-Ya servers to be some of the most stylish in Notts.

If this blog has got you feeling hungry, come along! I’ll see you there xx

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