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School cafeteria-themed dinner will set you back $88

Would you pay almost $100 to dine like a first grader?

Would you pay almost $100 to dine like a first grader?  (iStock)

Do you look back fondly on your school cafeteria's soupy sloppy joes and bland, buttered noodles?

A London pop-up restaurant is offering adults looking to relive their youth the chance to dine on delicacies like alphabet spaghetti and shepherd's pie, reports Dalstonist.

The After School Club is the brainchild of the Art of Dining, a gourmet dinner group behind such experiences as The Servant’s Supper, where diners get dressed up in period clothes and eat in a mansion, and The Colour Palate, which matches color and music to different dishes.

Diners at the latest pop-up will enjoy five courses of “posh school dinners” complete with a “theatrical performance, music, an Art and English lesson, a cocktail, homework and milk monitors,” according to the project website. Guests will be surrounded by blackboards and teachers who will likely reprimand you if you don’t clean your plate. 

But unlike the flavorless meals from your youth, these souped up foods use decidedly grown up ingredients like pork belly confit, braised lamb and summer squash.

And you can forget about digging around for lose change to pay for this meal. The experience will set you back a whopping 55 pounds—roughly $88. The After School Club is open from July 22 to  August 6.

Who knew nostalgia could be so expensive?