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Introducing Flourish – Business & Industry’s Best Kept Secret

Blue Strawberry Group has just announced the launch of new brand, Flourish, which brings together the Business and Industry arm of the Group’s activity. Stuart Jenkins, Managing Director, Blue Strawberry Group “We are thrilled to be able to talk about…

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Flourish

The Best Granola Ever – Our Secret Recipe Revealed!

After sharing our delicious breakfast granola with some of our venue teams last year, we received lots of requests for the recipe so they could make their own. Turning breakfast into a treat With many of us working from home, we…

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Breakfast Granola - Blue Strawberry Group

Kitchen Garden – our top tips on starting your own

Creating your own kitchen garden has never been so appealing. With many people at home day-to-day and relying more heavily on food deliveries, the freedom of creating your own kitchen garden has become ever more desirable. [caption id="attachment_4218" align="alignnone" width="400"]…

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Kitchen Gardens - Blue Strawberry Group's Top Tips on Starting Your Own

Winter Wedding Flowers – how to rework your Summer florals

With so many couples having to change their date due to the Coronavirus crisis, we have been sharing our insight into how they can move seamlessly from a Summer to a Winter wedding... A key focal point (along with the…

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Blue Strawberry and Table Talk Winter Weddings

Winter Weddings – How To Transform Your Postponed Summer Wedding

Winter weddings can be just as magical as those held in the Summer! Having created hundreds of extraordinary weddings in all seasons over three decades, we know a thing or two about how it's done... So, pour yourself a large…

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Blue Strawberry Table Talk Winter Weddings

How to turn leftover chocolate into a delicious flourless and gluten-free cake!

If the Easter bunny has been a little too generous, you may be wondering what to do with all that leftover chocolate - especially if you can't get hold of any flour at the moment... Never fear - Molly (founder…

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Blue Strawberry - flour free chocolate cake

Good Mood Food – Our Top 10 Serotonin Inducing Ingredients

Serotonin plays a vital role in the brain's biochemistry, playing a key part in encouraging a positive mood, self-confidence and a healthy sleep-cycle. Given the unprecedented circumstances we now find ourselves in, it is more important than ever to take…

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The Roundhouse announces Blue Strawberry as an accredited caterer

Camden’s iconic Roundhouse has added Blue Strawberry to its list of accredited caterers from March 2020. Hannah Pierce - Head of Events, the Roundhouse “We are delighted to appoint Blue Strawberry as an approved caterer of the Roundhouse. We were…

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Blue Strawberry to Host The Wedding People Workshop at No.4 Hamilton Place

Blue Strawberry has just announced that it will be welcoming The Wedding People for their first ever wedding workshop at Mayfair’s No.4 Hamilton Place. The Wedding People Podcast Having grown an incredible following since launching earlier this year, The Wedding…

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Wedding People Podcast Wedding Workshop

Blue Strawberry Group to Plant a Tree for Every Event Confirmed from January 2020

With National Tree Week upon us, we are thrilled to announce that from January 2020, as part of a wider sustainability strategy, we will plant a tree for every event confirmed. Global planting programme It has been reported widely that…

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Blue Strawberry Group to plant a tree for every event

Blue Strawberry Group Wins Five Year Hospitality Contract with Ham Polo Club, Richmond

We are thrilled to announce that Blue Strawberry have won a £4 million contract (over five years) to deliver exclusive polo events, weddings and private parties at Ham Polo Club. Internationally renowned, Ham Polo Club is London’s oldest polo club…

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Blue Strawberry’s Spectacular Medieval Feast at Tower of London for Engage!19London

The Engage!19 London Experience opened on 28 October with a money-can’t-buy medieval feast at Tower of London. Sarah Haywood, Sarah Haywood Weddings & Celebrations “I cannot think how we could have opened the social events in a more spectacular way.…

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Blue Strawberry's medieval feast at Tower of London. Photography by John Cain

Blue Strawberry’s Perfect Party Food Workshops at Spirit of Christmas

We are thrilled to have been invited to present Perfect Party Food workshops at this year's Spirit of Christmas Fair. Blue Strawberry's accomplished chefs will be demonstrating the creation of three festive treats, with opportunities for attendees to sample each…

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Perfect Party Food

Dynamic New Branding for Blue Strawberry Group

With over thirty years at the forefront of the events industry, we have recently updated and adopted dynamic new branding which reflects our modern approach founded upon a proud heritage. Stuart Jenkins, Managing Director “We are delighted to unveil our…

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Blue Strawberry and Table Talk new logos

New Venue Accreditations – Whitechapel Gallery and One Birdcage Walk

We are thrilled to welcome two more outstanding venues to our exceptional portfolio - namely Whitechapel Gallery and One Birdcage Walk (pictured). Both venues are absolutely full of character and beautiful heritage features, whilst boasting a flexible range of spaces…

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Charismatic Christmas Party Venues for Celebrating in Style

It may only be July, but our attention has already turned to Christmas party season 2019, which promises to be the biggest and best festive celebration ever! We know how stressful it can be to find the ideal location -…

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The Perfect Canapes to Welcome Guests to Your Beautiful Wedding

Giving guests the warmest of welcomes with exquisite canapés and a chilled flute of Champagne is the ideal way to begin a wedding breakfast. Why offer canapés? Chosen with care, the canapés set the tone and provide a wonderful opportunity…

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No.4 Hamilton Place and The Society

Not just an incredible weddings and events venue, No.4 Hamilton Place is steeped in history and home to the prestigious Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). We loved becoming part of the team at No.4 back in January, and have learnt so…

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Engage!19 London Experience Opening Party at Tower of London with Blue Strawberry

The world’s foremost luxury weddings and events summit, Engage! arrives in London this Autumn, kicking off with a spectacular welcome party at Tower of London with Blue Strawberry. Working closely with the Historic Royal Palaces team and wedding industry luminary,…

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Incorporating a Food Station for dynamic Summer events

Summer season is the perfect time to incorporate a dynamic food station into your event. Not only do they offer a chance for guests to mingle whilst enjoying a substantial menu, but also the freedom to get creative with a…

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Finding the perfect Summer party venue

With the Summer events season almost upon us, it can be tricky to find the perfect Summer party venue. Whether you're planning a large-scale corporate dinner or a small private celebration, our team of venue-finding experts have the perfect space...…

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Blue Strawberry at No.4 Hamilton Place - summer party venue

Elegant Spring / Summer dining menu collection for 2019

Our elegant Spring Summer dining menu offers guests an unforgettable experience from start to finish. Executive Head Chef, Richard Gynne, has selected a few highlights that tap into this year's hot gastronomy trends... Starter Salmon and Calamansi Lightly cured Scottish…

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Blue Strawberry Spring Summer dining menu for 2019

Stylish Spring / Summer party menus for 2019

Our Spring / Summer party menus for 2019 are bursting with flavour and inventive twists that will keep guests engaged until the very last morsel has been savoured. Our phenomenal Development Chef, Euan Peach, has selected just a few highlights to…

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Blue Strawberry summer party menu - Scallop ceviche

Blue Strawberry Venue Re-Accreditations & Historic Royal Palaces Crown Accreditation

Having recently announced impressive new venue listings, we were thrilled to be re-accredited at numerous prestigious venues, which included our Crown Accreditation at Historic Royal Palaces. Stuart Jenkins, Managing Director “We feel honoured to continue these valued partnerships with our…

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Crown Accreditation

Blue Strawberry Extends its Impressive Venue Portfolio

Continuing an incredible start to the year, we are delighted to announce a number of dynamic new accreditations to our impressive venue portfolio. New listings include the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands, Battersea Arts Centre, Indigo at…

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Battersea Arts Centre - Grand Hall

Intimate Events at Piccadilly’s Maison Assouline

Having recently been appointed as Maison Assouline's preferred caterer, Blue Strawberry welcomed a select guestlist to enjoy canapés and cocktails whilst exploring the many treasures housed by the venue. [caption id="attachment_3636" align="aligncenter" width="472"] Guests enjoying canapés[/caption] On the night... We…

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The Off To Work Event Photography Awards

We are thrilled to be hosting the Off To Work Event Photography Awards 2019 at No.4 Hamilton Place in May this year. The awards ceremony As one of the newest venues to join the prestigious Unique Venues of London consortium,…

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Event Photography Awards

Chelsea Flower Show – the perfect opportunity to connect with clients

With Chelsea Flower Show just around the corner, now is the ideal time to put together a party to entertain and re-engage your client base. Client retention Keeping clients happy is at the top of the list for many companies.…

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Chelsea Flower Show events

Timeless Romantics – Launching Weddings at The V&A

Timeless Romantics was a evening of breathtaking beauty and romance, launching weddings at The V&A with a showcase of two of the Museum's five spaces now boasting wedding licences, to a glittering array of high profile planners and influencers. [caption…

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Timeless Romantics Wedding Breakfast Experience - desserts section

Insight – The Hottest 2019 Food Trends

Our highly accomplished chefs have been working tirelessly, scoping out 2019 food trends in order to create our exciting new Spring/Summer 2019 menu collections. We can't wait to shout about them very soon! In the meantime Richard Gynn, Executive Head…

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2019 Food Trends

Key 2019 Event Trends

Having just celebrated a hugely successful 2018, we are feeling incredibly excited about the year ahead and have taken a few moments out of our busy diaries to explore key 2019 event trends! Stuart Jenkins, Managing Director - Event Industry…

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Italian Dessert Station - photography credit Matt Chung 2019 Event Trends

Our Exciting Year Ahead and 2018 Highlights

With 2019 already shaping up to be our best year yet, we wanted to take a moment to look back over 2018 highlights from a handful of our many incredible events! Held at Westminster Abbey, this party featured themed food stations…

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Food Station at Westminster Abbey

Blue Strawberry Wows Guests with this Year’s Most Anticipated Wedding Showcase

Historic Royal Palaces selected Blue Strawberry once again for this year’s most talked-about showcase at iconic Kensington Palace. The evening featured an exhilarating range of menus exploring 2019 gastronomic trends at four uniquely styled ‘Chef’s Table’ experiences – highlighting Blue…

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Bridal fashion show at Kensington Palace

Roast rib of beef, roast garlic and parsley purée, bone marrow and chorizo sauce

One of our most popular Autumn/Winter 2018 main dishes featured recently in the Interschools Advertiser - Roast rib of beef, roast garlic & parsley purée, bone marrow & chorizo sauce. The article gave readers the opportunity to try their hands…

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Roast rib of beef, roast garlic & parsley purée, bone marrow & chorizo sauce

Blue Strawberry to become sole catering partner for No.4 Hamilton Place

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Blue Strawberry has been selected to become No.4 Hamilton Place's new exclusive catering and hospitality partner from 1 January 2019. The venue will become our flagship sole catering venue, with our on-site team…

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Christmas Countdown – last chance dates!

With so many options, and no time for research, it can be tricky to find the right venue for your Christmas celebration. Which is why we have rounded up a few suggestions from our incredible portfolio that still have a few last…

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Setting trends for this Autumn/Winter season

Setting trends for this Autumn/Winter season, our highly creative Development Chef, Euan Peach, has taken inspiration from global cuisines including Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Spanish and Italian. No stranger to Michelin Stars, Euan has worked within the hallowed kitchens of numerous…

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Valrhona chocolate aero, smoked Amerena cherries, salted almond ice cream

Blue Strawberry’s Pop-Up Restaurant at Decorex 2018

‘A space for beauty to flourish’ - Decorex is renowned as Europe’s leading interior design event, showcasing the finest furniture, textiles, craft, lighting and accessories from upcoming and established designers. Central to London Design Festival, Decorex offers an unmatched opportunity…

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Syon Park Restaurant in partnership with Blue Strawberry in association with Elle Decoration

Japan House London appoints Blue Strawberry as preferred caterer

The new cultural home of Japan in the heart of Kensington, Japan House London has just appointed Blue Strawberry as a preferred supplier. Japan House London provides a unique and prestigious backdrop for a variety of events from receptions and…

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Japan House London, Sou Fujimoto Exhibition - photo credit Lee Mawdsley

Table Talk welcomes The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

We were extremely proud to welcome The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to this year’s prestigious Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup, which raised an impressive £1 million for the charity’s vital work. [caption id="attachment_3517" align="aligncenter" width="472"] Table Talk staff waiting…

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup

How you feel is in our DNA…

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you SAID, people will forget what you DID, but people will NEVER FORGET how you made them FEEL.”* So many people spend their days watching the clock. Hating the Monday blues, trudging through…

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How you feel is in our DNA... Blue Strawberry and Table Talk event staff briefing

Blue Strawberry and Table Talk Invests for Future Growth

Building upon decades of exceptional events, we have recently made several high profile appointments, as part of our exciting plans for future growth. Our most recent appointment sees Paolo Macis join as Account Director, holding responsibility for the company’s growing…

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Paolo Macis, Jess Ingram and Sam Welstead-Wood

Summer party season is here!

We are delighted that the Summer party season is now upon us! Cherry blossom trees are in full bloom with their exquisite clouds of pink along our streets, and London's glorious parks are packed with a dazzling array of colourful…

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Summer party canape Photo William Reavell

Table Talk re-listed as an Approved Caterer of The National Gallery

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Table Talk has been retained as an accredited supplier at the iconic National Gallery. Building upon our trusted partnership developed over 15 years, we have been selected to continue providing exceptional events for…

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Dinner at the National Gallery

Royal Museums Greenwich retains trusted partner Table Talk

We are thrilled to announce that Table Talk has been retained on the accredited supplier list at prestigious Royal Museums Greenwich. Continuing to build upon our trusted partnership developed over a decade of spectacular events, we are one of six…

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Burns Night

Haggis Croquette for Burns Night Pay respect to Robert Burns in the best way we know; by eating! And of course, it wouldn’t be Burns night without haggis, so we are suggesting these simple, delicious Haggis Croquettes... Take the haggis out…

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Street Art

Street Art In Brixton & Stockwell The commute to Blue Strawberry and Table Talk HQ has changed in the last few months, it has put a spring in our step and brightened up these dark, cold winter mornings! Molly has…

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Christmas Trio

Merry Christmas! Enjoy a sprinkle of Yuletide flavours and spices this Christmas with our scrumptious homemade trio of treats. See below some recipe ideas and top tips from our Development Chef Euan Peach together with some interesting facts about our…

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Decorex International 2017

  The London Design Festival is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited! This city-wide festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world and Blue Strawberry are rolling out the red carpet to…

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BBQ Trio

#BBQtrio  Rub it! Baste it! Dip it! Chef Peach has shared a few recipes for you to put your BBQ trio into action! We cannot wait to see your final dishes #BBQtrio Chicken Wings (4 people) Ingredients 12 Chicken wings 4…

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Blue Strawberry’s Knight at the Tower

The Tower of London is steeped in history; nearly 1,000 years of siege, ceremony, triumphs, tears, blood and even bears! It is a fascinating location for events, and last week this medieval venue was the setting for an unusually modern…

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Tasting: Volcano Coffee

Blue Strawberry and Table Talk owner Molly and Ops Director Simon had a fascinating visit and tasting with a local coffee supplier, at their roastery in Brixton this morning, with the view to supplying what they believe to be the…

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The Blue Strawberry and Table Talk Easter egg hunt

What better way to celebrate the Easter Bank Holiday than with some Easter delights from our kitchen? Solve this foodie puzzle and we may be serving your team a delicious lunch - our twist on the traditional Easter lamb and…

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Spring Flowers

Diana: Her Fashion Story

We were absolutely thrilled to be involved in the special launch of Diana: Her Fashion Story at Kensington Palace. The exhibition traces the evolution of Princess Diana's style, from the demure outfits of her first public appearances to the glamour,…

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Diana: Her Fashion Story

Traditional St Patrick’s Day recipes for the perfect dinner

If anyone knows how to party, it's the Irish. There'll be dancing, singing and Irish music. Everybody’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. One of our founders, Molly, grew up in Cobh in County Cork. She shares her…

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beef, Guinness and smoked oyster pie

World Book Day: a selection of our favourite cook books

The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. We encourage our…

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World book day books

Who said pancakes have to be sweet?

A savoury pancake recipe for Shrove Tuesday  The name Shrove Tuesday comes from 'shrive', meaning absolution for sins by doing penance.  In the past the idea was for families to clear out their cupboards and remove the fattening foods (normally…

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Savoury pancake recipe 2

Seriously good Valentine’s Day Dinner recipes

Our Development Chef, Euan, shares his recipes for an absolute feast to share on Valentine’s Day. To start we have some sensational scallops, followed by côte de boeuf with outrageously good confit sweet potatoes and a refreshing coriander and truffle…

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Scallops

Burns Night Supper: recipes to throw a Scottish supper in style

Founder of Blue Strawberry, Molly Ronan, shares what she will be cooking for her Burns Night Supper   ‘Some have meat and cannot eat, some cannot eat that want it; but we have meat, and we can eat, sae let…

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Haggis Croquette

2016: a few of our favourites

2016 has been a year of fantastic events for Blue Strawberry and Table Talk. Take a look at some of our highlights... The National History Museum’s Heintze Hall provided the perfect backdrop for Table Talk’s Steampunk-themed event in April. Guests…

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Nordoff Robbins Christmas Carols

For the last 15 years, Blue Strawberry has been proud to support Nordoff Robbins for their yearly Carol Concert held at St Luke’s Church, Chelsea. Our Director Molly Ronan has never missed a concert! She says of this year’s; “It…

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Nordoff Robbins Carol Service

Haggis. Neeps and tatties. Cranachan.

Are you celebrating the life of the Scottish bard this January? Dust off your tartan and get the party started with our Burns Night Supper menu. Without a deep fried Mars Bar in sight, we have created a bespoke menu…

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Scottish Flag

Once upon a time in a land not so far away…

Once upon a time in a land not so far away… We showcased a selection of our dishes to the crème de la crème of the wedding industry at the Historic Royal Palaces wedding showcase at Banqueting House. Banqueting House…

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Banqueting-House-Wedding

A Pink Floyd inspired menu

Following the V&A's announcement of its latest exhibition, we have designed a Pink Floyd inspired menu Last week the V&A announced details of the first international retrospective of one of the world’s most iconic and influential bands. The exhibition provides…

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Our Autumn Winter menus have been launched!

Our Autumn Winter menus have now been tried and tested (and tried again!) and it is safe to say our wonderful chefs have done themselves proud. Featuring dishes such as suckling pig with spiced plums as well as pistachio-green tea…

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Rio fever

Chimichurri Sauce If you are planning an Olympics-themed celebration or a closing ceremony party, this recipe is bound to get everyone in the mood. This South American sauce is the perfect accompaniment to steak but works well with most grilled…

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Saying goodbye to “Dippy”

It is an exciting time for the Natural History Museum, whose magnificent spaces make it one of London’s most unique venues for entertaining. Earlier this year the Museum announced that it will soon be saying farewell to the much loved…

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BBQ Bliss

As we head into the long awaited summer BBQ season, our Head Chefs Ebbi and Dylan have given us a recipe for an all-purpose BBQ rub to get things started. BBQ rub recipe This works particularly well with all meats,…

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BBQ-Station

Getting foodie with Keri

We chatted to our food designer, Keri Moss, about the exciting food trends we can look forward to over the next few months. Known in the health food world as the great anti-inflammatory, Turmeric is the spice of the moment.…

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Charity dinner: Together for Short Lives

We were delighted to cater for the Together For Short Lives charity dinner at Banqueting House last week. Complete with a red carpet and a real life sugar plum fairy, it really was an evening to remember. Together for Short…

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The Hidden Garden Festival at Hampton Court Palace

We were delighted to have provided the food at the Hidden Garden Festival at Hampton Court Palace last week. Guests were invited to a Showcase to launch Hampton Court Palace’s new event space, the 20th Century Garden, which has space…

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