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Visit the food and drink homepage for separate breakfast, lunch and refreshments menus, or download the full menu (PDF, 159KB). For bespoke menus please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Drinks reception

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.


  • Nuts and crisps – £29.50 plus VAT for 10 people
  • Nuts, crisps and olives – £34.50 plus VAT for 10 people

NCVO Conference Suite catering

● Our catering team are on hand seven days a week, creating a range of tempting menus from quality fresh produce

● We will work with you to create the perfect menu for all your events

● We use 100% sustainable and biodegradable disposable tableware as standard

● China plates and stainless steel cutlery is available on request (additional charges apply)

● A Recycling and composting system operates throughout our building with zero waste to landfill

Filtered water machines are fitted in our meeting rooms. Disposable, compostable beakers made from sugar cane are supplied as standard. Bottled still and sparkling water is available on request, additional charges apply.

How we accommodate your special diet requests and allergens:

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).

Allergens and special diets: 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.

How to place your catering order:

To place a catering order please complete the online order form providing the menu choice, only one menu to be selected per event, please also let us know the times for delivery to the room.

If you do not have the full details, please let us have your approximate lunch requirements when booking or at least two weeks before the event. Final details must be confirmed three working days before your event.

Where the lunch will be served:

Lunches are served to the back of the meeting rooms unless you have booked a separate room for refreshments. Refreshment tables should be kept clear for the catering team to deliver orders. For best health and safety practice we aim to clear the lunch approximately an hour after delivery, any food consumed after this time is done so at your own risk.

Menu prices are per person unless otherwise stated. Invoices are raised after the event.

Menus are subject to change without notice due to seasonality and product availability.

If you require any assistance with ordering or would like to discuss your event requirement’s, please call or email the conference team.

Breakfast, lunch and reception menus are available on the NCVO website. For bespoke menus please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

October 2019

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