The Literary Hour was started two years ago by a group of friends based in North London. Inspired by the marvelous minds and ingenious creations of our favourite authors and our love of entertaining, we decided to share our passion and home with wonderful and adventurous strangers. We have delighted diners with a Feast in Narnia, disgusted them with Dr. Lecter’s brain fritters, and divided the crowd with Willy Wonka’s 3-course dinner chewing gum both in our home and in pop-up venues. Attention to the smallest of details is at the heart of what we do and ensures our guests have a truly magnificent and memorable evening, so you can always expect some unusual surprises throughout our dining experiences. To give you a taste of the fun that awaits, without giving away all the secrets, previous surprises have included a guess the flavour of the Turkish Delight game inspired by The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and snuff from Cider With Rosie.        

 
Jude The Literary Hour is the brain child of Jude, a creative and talented chef who has been obsessed with food from an early age. Jude’s mum caught her standing on a chair making spaghetti bolognaise for breakfast from scratch aged five! Her passion is contagious and it took no persuading to get the rest of the team on board.

Jude

The Literary Hour is the brain child of Jude, a creative and talented chef who has been obsessed with food from an early age. Jude’s mum caught her standing on a chair making spaghetti bolognaise for breakfast from scratch aged five! Her passion is contagious and it took no persuading to get the rest of the team on board.

Simon Simon is Jude's right hand man in the kitchen, whipping up literally anything culinary or set-wise he is commissioned to make. He made the tables and chairs, Mr McGregor's vegetable patch, Narnia and the creamiest, dreamiest burrata known to man!

Simon

Simon is Jude's right hand man in the kitchen, whipping up literally anything culinary or set-wise he is commissioned to make. He made the tables and chairs, Mr McGregor's vegetable patch, Narnia and the creamiest, dreamiest burrata known to man!

Helen Helen loves organising, especially organising fun and coming up with ideas to keep guests amused and deliciously nourished. She's also the CFO. We're not sure if that is Chief Finance Officer or Chief Fun Officer. You come dine and decide.

Helen

Helen loves organising, especially organising fun and coming up with ideas to keep guests amused and deliciously nourished. She's also the CFO. We're not sure if that is Chief Finance Officer or Chief Fun Officer. You come dine and decide.

Julian Julian is our design wizard, whether it’s making our magical menus or Peter Rabbit's little blue jackets. He has even been known to hang out in Mr Tumnus' house...

Julian

Julian is our design wizard, whether it’s making our magical menus or Peter Rabbit's little blue jackets. He has even been known to hang out in Mr Tumnus' house...