Shelley Coleman - 13 Jun 2016

A Lesson in Fine Dining

Here at One Great George Street we offer a wide range of options for Fine Dining events, with Dining Packages to suit your requirements, whether you’re looking to accommodate just 10 or 260 guests. For more intimate dinners, the President’s Dining Room (featured), Stephenson Room and Director General’s Office are ideal, while our State Rooms such as the Smeaton Room or Council Room and our aptly-named Great Hall are all ideal for larger dinners.

Once confirmed, the dinner booking is handed over to me for planning and I carefully consider the event’s budget, style and occasion type. I then discuss the menu of either 5 or 7 courses with our Executive Chef. Every menu is bespoke and specifically designed for the client, taking into consideration the occasion as well as seasonality of foods.

Sustainability is also becoming increasingly important to our clients in choosing their private dining venue, and as a Green Tourism accredited venue, we adhere to our Food Legacy Pledge and Sustainable Fish City Pledge, while also offering a range of Fairtrade products.

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The Chef and I carefully discuss the menu and its respective wine matches.

I sometimes source unique wines off-list to suit particular courses, but our in-house Wine List has also been carefully selected to offer a wide range of options to suit all palates and pockets.

Over the years we’ve gained extensive experience in stylizing events, and draw upon our carefully chosen Preferred Suppliers such as our excellent in-house florist, TBR Floral Design, to add the wow-factor in keeping with the event’s theme.

Once all of this is approved, the planning, acquiring and cooking starts. We use Villeroy and Boch crockery and cutlery, and Reidel glassware.

Staff are all fully-trained before the event occurs, with our entire front of house staff being WSET trained at varying levels.

Like most things in life, success is in the planning, which is a very enjoyable part of my job as every event is unique. We have held many fine dining events over the years at One Great George Street, including 70th birthdays, retirement dinners and the formal ICE launch of the ‘Shaping the World’ attended by HRH Princess Anne to name a few.

If you are looking to book a private dining event soon, don’t miss our current Special Offer whereby you can save £20pp on additional guests for bookings over 150 in our Great Hall!

Catered Dinner Event Offer - One Great George Street

 

 

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