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What is the Syrian Supper Club

The Syrian Supper Club is a celebration of Syrian food with regular supper clubs around London and in Bristol. It is our response to the conflict in Syria. The idea is simple - gather people together, introduce them to a delicious part of Syria’s rich culture and do something good: raise money for those in need. 

Since 2012, we have held over 250 Syrian Suppers and suppers have been held by others from Singapore to Washington D.C. and Australia. We have raised over £400,000 and cooked a whole heap of falafel. The money raised goes towards the aid projects, funded by our charity the Hands Up Foundation which has raised a total of over £4 million. With the contribution from our Syrian Supper Club we have been able to help over 100,000 Syrians with access to health services, education and prosthetic limbs for amputees. To give you an idea, each Syrian Supper raises enough money to fund a doctor's salary for one month. 

See below for details on how to attend one of our Syrian Suppers or hold your own.

Join the Syrian Kitchen Club

Syrian food is designed to be shared, and we would say, some of the best out there. So it seems only right to spread it as widely as possible. We're lucky enough to know some fabulous Syrian and Middle Eastern chefs, one of whom will feature in each monthly email, providing an exclusive Syrian recipe, some of their favourite music to cook to and why they love that particular dish. Plus you'll get early ticket access for our Syrian Suppers and other events (when we're allowed to gather again!) as well as updates on how your donations are changing lives in Syria and Lebanon.

You can sign up with any monthly donation* you feel able to give.

*If you give £5 a month, you'll be able to provide stationery kits for six children over a year (each stationery kit costs £10)


Come to a Syrian Supper

Our regular Syrian Suppers take place in four different locations across London and Bristol and everyone is invited. Please click ‘Book Tickets’ below for dates and reservations. Make sure you book early – they sell like hot honey cakes on a cold day. To find out more about the brilliant volunteer teams behind each Syrian Supper Club click on the locations listed. All our Suppers are now on hold, but we will be back soon!

About Us

We started the Syrian Supper Club in 2012 as a response to the escalating humanitarian crisis in Syria. Four of us (Johnnie, George, Louisa and Rose) decided to do something positive to remind our friends in Syria that they had not been forgotten; we held a Syrian inspired feast at our kitchen table to raise money. Two of us (Louisa and Rose) were lucky enough to live in Damascus for a while before the war. The Syrian Supper Club is inspired by our time there, the people we met and the food we ate.

The need

Years later and the need not only continues but has grown. Since 2011 the lives of millions of Syrians have been shattered and it will take years more to repair the psychological and physical trauma they have suffered. The Syrian Supper Club has never been needed more. All monies raised go to our charity, the Hands Up Foundation, which focusses on funding sustainable projects in and around Syria. These projects deliver vital health and education services while simultaneously providing livelihoods and strengthening the stability of local communities. For more information, please see

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to know more. For queries on the Syrian Supper Club or on Hands Up and our programme, write to us at [email protected].



If you’d like to hold a Syrian Supper or other fundraising bonanza under the banner of the Syrian Supper Club, please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you! Then we can chat about what you might need from us and what we'll need from you. In the meantime, check out the resources we have, with everything from sample menus to recipes and a full toolkit to get you going.

Hold Your Own – Resources