2017 January

February Newsletter

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With Christmas well and truly behind us we are looking forward to a great year of conferences, events and dinners.  Here are a few venues that might be of interest to you.  Whatever it is that you are looking for please just get in touch as we are more than happy to look for fantastic venues for you, both in the UK and internationally.

Dinner with a difference?

 If you are lucky enough to be organising a nice private lunch or dinner there are so many options to choose from and, more than ever, we are being asked to find something a bit different.

There are lots of restaurants that have smaller rooms available for private dining, chef’s tables for an immersive experience or, if you have a very big group, exclusive use of the restaurant can be arranged with enough advance notice.

One such restaurant that we visited recently was Sexy Fish in Berkley Square.  The restaurant has a private dining room housing 2 of the largest live coral reef tanks in the world.  It can cater for a private party of up to 48 for a seated dinner or 60 for a standing reception.

We had excellent feedback from a group who spent the evening in a cookery school in London.  From just £120.00 per person they made their own pasta, sauces and more under the tuition of a top chef and were then served a delicious meal with organic wine.  A great time was had by all and we wouldn’t hesitate to put it forward again.

Before Christmas I was lucky enough to be invited onto the Belmond British Pullman, sister to the Orient Express for a really special 5 course Christmas lunch.  Between the delicious food, free flowing wine, singers, magicians and attentive staff we often forgot to look out of the window of this iconic train at the passing countryside.  Running regularly from Victoria station it is a great option if you are out to impress!

Independent museums such as the London Film Museum are a great alternative to your regular restaurant if you are looking for a truly memorable dining experience.  More suited to high end events they can offer an exclusive tour of the exhibits with a drinks reception before a seated dinner.  Exclusive hire of the venue does increase the cost but for the right numbers it can be well worth it!

New Openings

Lympston Manor in East Devon is due to open in April and is definitely a hotel to look out for.  It’s a luxury Georgian mansion with a vineyard and 21 stunning bedrooms.

From the 1st May, The Ned, London is taking bookings for its Edwardian styled bedrooms.  There are a mix of categories from cosy up to generous bedrooms with king size four poster beds.  There are also a number of rooms available for private hire for meetings or dining as well as a selection of restaurants and bars.

The Tamburlaine Hotel in Cambridge is due to open in the spring.  The hotel will have an open plan ground floor with bar, restaurant and lounge as well as 5 meeting rooms and 155 spacious bedrooms.

New Space

The team at Jury’s Inn Hinckley Island are settling into their new space after a multi-million pound refurbishment that has seen the main suites refurbished including the Lakeside suite which is a multi-level meeting room with its own bar overlooking the lake.  There is also a brand new, contemporary self-contained training suite on the top floor.  This new space includes a boardroom. 3 syndicate rooms and a lounge which can cater for up to 60 delegates for a reception.

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