Repast – an old term for a meal

Repast was born out of a passion for cooking, a desire to feed people and a fascination with history.

Ultimately our suppers provide you with outstanding food in a relaxed and welcoming setting. The twist is that they have a historical theme. Rather than religiously reproducing the food that our ancestors ate we use old recipes as a reference point. Our menus may take inspiration from a historical event; a traditional celebration; a period of history or even a famous chef or food writer from our past. So one month we may be celebrating the work of Escoffier whilst the next we could be serving food inspired by ancient Rome.

Sam and Neil were finalists in Channel 4’s My Kitchen Rules UK where they showcased their love of historical food.

Sam Bilton
Food Writer, Food Historian and Supper Club Host

When she’s not in the kitchen you will find Sam reading or writing about food. Sam is a largely self taught cook who has had a little help along the way from the likes of Leith’s, Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons and The School of Artisan Food. She adores cooking for family and friends and has been involved in catering for several Brighton Food Society events. Sam is a member of the Guild of Food Writers. You can see examples of her recipes on her blog

Neil Bilton
Waiter, Chief Recipe Taster & general Bon Vivant

Neil works in the city by day but is a bit of a wine buff on the side. He shares Sam’s interest in history and eating but most definitely not her love of cooking (which is why you’ll only find him in the kitchen when he’s washing up). Neil will ensure your evening runs smoothly, while keeping your glass topped up and delivering each course with a smile and a smattering of friendly banter.