Everybody loves a celebration and a lovely way to mark a special occasion is by having a banquet and getting all of the family together.
Plenty of hotels offer banqueting services, including the Lansdowne Hotel in Croydon, both for private functions and business conferences. It is cost-effective to feed a large number of people by taking advantage of the option of set-price menus. Even though there maybe less choice, it saves money and the high quality of the food remains the same.
Banqueting food has come a long way since the days of a fruit juice starter, some nondescript sliced meat covered in thin gravy and vegetable which had been cooked seemingly days before. Nowadays the top chefs in the county like Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White all provide catering for larger scale events such as award ceremonies, and the food can be stunning.
A selection of hotels and venues can cater for specialist cuisine and the majority can work around dietary requirements. So if you require Jamaican food for a family get together or an Indian banquet for your wedding there will be options available for you.
When celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion it is sometimes nice, when dining out with friends and family, to have your own private function room. This gives you freedom to decorate the room as appropriate and create more of a party atmosphere, without disturbing other diners. It is always worth asking a hotel or venue if they can provide this option.
If you have cake and candles and want its reveal timed just right, many restaurants will oblige and play along with the secret. They can keep the cake out in the kitchen for you and then when the time comes they will dim the lights, light the candles and present the cake to the special person – the waiters and waitresses may even sing for you if you are lucky!
Dining out is a treat that most people appreciate and enjoy. Mums, dads, husbands and wives appreciate a break from cooking at home every now and again. There is nothing better than sitting back and being waited on, relaxing with your favourite tipple and enjoying gourmet food.
So next time you have something to celebrate, why not round up friends and family, push the boat out and do it in style with hotel banqueting.