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Food and drink

Our in-house catering team offer a full range of food and drink for all occasions. Our dishes are prepared on the premises daily, using the freshest ingredients.

Photo of hot and cold food from NCVO's lunch menu

Reception drinks

A wide range of wines, beers and soft drinks are available, prices on request. (You may source your own alcoholic beverages – corkage may apply). Wine glass hire £10.00 plus VAT for 20 glasses.

For an hour-long reception we would estimate one bottle of wine for 4 – 5 persons. For parties allow from one bottle of wine for 2 – 3 persons per hour. Let us know your event plans and our team will advise on drinks ordering.

Filtered water machines are fitted in our meeting rooms. Bottled still and sparkling water is available on request for a small charge.

Allergies and special diets

Important special diet notice:

We cater for most special dietary requirements in-house. Where it is necessary for us to engage specialist external catering, for example for kosher diets we order from Hermolis (additional catering and delivery charge apply).

Our chefs offer a separate plated meal that has been designed to accommodate those with intolerances to any of the following 14 allergens: Cereals containing gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, peanuts, soybeans, milk, nuts, celery, mustard, sesame, sulphites, lupin and molluscs. We take extra precautions to minimise contamination in the preparation of these meals however, as allergens are present and handled in the kitchen, we are unable to guarantee that any menu item can be completely free of allergens. An ingredients list for the separate plated meals is available on NCVO’s website under venue hire, food and drink. Please advise us if you require any separate plated meals when ordering catering.

To maintain safe practice in food handling and food labelling we cannot bespoke our menus to individual’s preferences. Where specific food intolerances are severe or complex please speak to us as it may be necessary to engage specialist external caterers or for an exception to be made to permit the attendee to bring their own lunch. Where necessary for us to engage specialist external catering, additional charges may apply.

Sandwiches and wraps when selected are served as one third meat, one third fish and one third vegetarian on separate platters as standard. Please let us know when ordering if you want to adjust these ratios. Sandwich fillings are a selection of traditional favourites.

Nut and shellfish products are handled in our kitchen, for delegates with severe allergies please contact us for further information.

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