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 extremely impressed with the standard of the Blue Strawberry tender application and are confident that they will be able to offer our clients plenty of originality and creative flair.

They are clearly operationally accomplished and therefore I have no doubt they will be able to deliver large and complex events that we host here at the Roundhouse. We thoroughly look forward to working with them.”

Clementine Lowery – Sales Director, Blue Strawberry
“As one of London’s most unique and spacious venues, the Roundhouse has been in our sights for some time now. The building is full of character and offers a spectacular backdrop for events with the wow-factor – perfect for our busy client base.

We are all really excited to work closely with the venue team to create lots of astounding events in the future.”

A rich history
Over the years, the Roundhouse has played host to performances from many stellar musicians – from The Doors, Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix in the 60s/70s to Radiohead, Ed Sheeran and Lady Gaga in recent years, following the £30m refurbishment in 2006.

Charitable status
Event organisers will be pleased to note that all income generated through private hire goes directly towards supporting work with young people through the Roundhouse Studios. The charity has helped over 12000 youths since it was established in 2006.

Event spaces
With over 2500sqm of space, the building can accommodate all types of events from drinks receptions for 1800, seated dinners for 850 and conferences for up to 1500 guests. Additionally, the Roundhouse is fully accessible for wheelchair users and holds a Gold Standard Award from Attitude is Everything recognising their ongoing commitment to provide the best possible experience for deaf and disabled visitors.

More information
Find out more information on the Roundhouse contact our knowledgeable team on 020 7733 3151 or at hello@bluestrawberry-tabletalk.co.uk

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 and was founded in Richmond in 1926.

Ham Polo enjoys a distinguished reputation, almost a century in the making. As the last remaining polo club in Greater London, Ham Polo Club is well known for offering superb grounds, alongside impressive social spaces perfect for entertaining and hosting celebrations of all kinds.

The Club boasts excellent transport links to central London and beyond, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy the dynamic spectacle of polo as part of the event or even their wedding!

Stuart Jenkins, Managing Director – Blue Strawberry Group
“We are absolutely delighted to be embarking upon this new relationship with Ham Polo Club. The contract further demonstrates our commitment to hand-picking the most exciting opportunities in the marketplace, as part of our strategy to maintain sustainable growth and offer a greater variety of choice to our discerning client base.

From the start, we have been hugely impressed by the collaborative and forward thinking approach of the team at Ham Polo. The Club’s prestigious history and desirable location, matched with Blue Strawberry’s values and creativity, offer a truly exciting opportunity for Club members and event organisers alike. We are all incredibly excited about our future partnership.”

Sam Peddar, General Manager – Ham Polo Club
“With great excitement, the Club is pleased to announce that Blue Strawberry will be our hospitality partner, enhancing the enjoyment of the club for members, sponsors, visitors and event organisers. Blue Strawberry will work with us to maintain the relaxed family atmosphere of the Club while raising the game in terms of our ability to deliver fantastic quality, memorable culinary experiences and excellent service.”

This development follows our success in acquiring our first exclusive in-house catering and hospitality contract at No.4 Hamilton Place in Mayfair, which commenced at the start of 2019.

More information
Find out more information on Ham Polo Club, or about holding your next event with Blue Strawberry, contact our knowledgeable team on 020 7733 3151 or at hello@bluestrawberry-tabletalk.com

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 – London is literally chock-a-block with event spaces – and so we’ve compiled a little summary of some of our favourite spots for celebrating in style…

No.4 Hamilton Place
Enabling guests to experience an outdoor Winter wonderland, despite the cooler temperatures, hire of No.4 includes the use of a heated marquee and full use of its elegant Dickensian Christmas party spaces in the heart of Mayfair.

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No.4 Hamilton Place – Winter Marquee

Banqueting House
Now available for daytime hire any day of the week, this sublime Palace will be suitably adorned with festive decor and has a handful of dates left for grand Christmas lunches at a special festive rate.

National Gallery
An ideal spot for extraordinary Christmas parties, entertaining among world-renowned paintings of ethereal angels and starlit skies, the National Gallery is a stone’s throw from the famous Norwegian Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square.

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National Gallery – from Trafalgar Square

The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection grants a taste of old world glamour in the heart of London, offering a range of versatile galleries and spaces with options for private views and guided tours.

Two Temple Place
Packed with divine heritage features and a charming outdoor space, Two Temple Place offers guests the opportunity to step into a glamorous world for effortlessly stylish Christmas merry-making.

Royal Museums Greenwich
Situated side-by-side at the foot of the glorious Greenwich Park, Queen’s House and the National Maritime Museum offer planners a diverse range of traditional and contemporary spaces with an abundance of character and history.

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National Maritime Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum
An iconic setting for unforgettable Christmas events, The V&A boasts a magnificent range of spaces which showcase masterpieces and a dynamic programme of thought-provoking exhibitions.

St. Paul’s Cathedral
As one of the most recognisable buildings within the famous London skyline, St. Paul’s Cathedral is a delight for Christmas events with its atmospheric Crypts and access to the fascinating Cathedral floor – the venue has just a handful of dates left for the festive season.

Royal Hospital Chelsea
With its very own chapel designed by Sir Christopher Wren, Royal Hospital Chelsea is a welcoming setting for traditional Christmas festivities, whether planners are looking for large scale or intimate spaces.

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Museum of London

Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands
The Museums pride themselves on providing a Christmas party experience like no other – with guided tours, themed actors and actresses, goody bags and live entertainment, ensuring that each celebration is an event to remember.

Guildhall
The perfect setting for grand Christmas banquets or more intimate dinners and receptions, Guildhall offers a wealth of incredible spaces steeped in fascinating history.

Maison Assouline
Situated in world-famous Piccadilly, Maison Assouline offers a warm and personal setting for a Christmas party with an exclusive edge.

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Maison Assouline

Mall Galleries
Mall Galleries offers three contemporary exhibition gallery spaces available to hire for smart Christmas events, in a landmark location on the doorstep of Buckingham Palace – The Mall.

Kew Gardens
From the warmth and intimacy of the Cambridge Cottage to the aesthetic of the Nash Conservatory and the unlimited possibilities of the Orangery, Kew Gardens‘ world-famous botanical gardens offer a host of venues to chase away those winter blues!

Blenheim Palace
With an array of illusions, mirrored hallways, and a Mad Hatter’s tea party, an enchanting Alice in Wonderland experience set against the spectacular backdrop of the Palace will add a fairytale feel to festivities taking place in Blenheim.

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Blenheim Palace

Hampton Court Palace
Christmas party like King Henry VIII at majestic Hampton Court Palace – a setting that has played host to gala celebrations, festive banquets and historic meetings for centuries.

Whitechapel Gallery
Situated in buzzing east London, the Whitechapel Gallery is a unique setting for dynamic Christmas receptions and dinners.

Indigo at The O2
Rock your Christmas party like a star at Indigo at The O2, with its built in stage, extraordinary sound and lighting capabilities and options for guest arrival by river boat.

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Somerset House – SKATE

Somerset House
A unique add-on for fun-seeking Christmas party organisers – Somerset House‘s ice rink can be exclusively hired for guests to take to the ice before enjoying a dynamic reception or sumptuous dinner in one of the venue’s many stylish rooms.

Tate Modern
A beacon of modern art set on the banks of the river Thames, events at Tate Modern are full of impact with spaces such as the Tanks, Turbine Hall and Bridge.

Wilton’s
Since 1859, this characterful building has been home to stars of music hall, variety, screen, offering a glittering backdrop for a highly memorable Christmas party.

More information
To discuss your stylish Christmas party, or for more information on any of our spectacular venues, please contact our venue-finding experts on 020 7733 3151 or at hello@bluestrawberry-tabletalk.com

Photography credit – William Reavell (pictured are our delicious Pecan pie sweet canapés)

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 much about the fascinating story behind this elegant Mayfair townhouse and its intriguing owners…

No.4 Hamilton Place
Having previously been the residence of the Duke of Wellington, amongst other notable figures, No.4 Hamilton Place became the new RAeS headquarters in 1938.

The Argyll Room
The jewel in the crown at No.4, this elegant space takes its name from His Grace The Duke of Argyll, one of the key founding members of the RAeS.

The Royal Aeronautical Society
Established in 1866 to further the art, science and engineering of aeronautics, the RAeS remains at the forefront of the industry, hosting a variety of events and conferences throughout the year.

Membership
The Society now boasts around 25,000 members and is the world’s only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community.

Its diverse membership is drawn from the fields of engineering, design, aircrew and air traffic control, alongside sectors supporting the aerospace/aviation industries, such as law, finance, recruitment and marketing.

The future
As we embrace the 4th industrial revolution, the RAeS takes a progressive approach – discussing future challenges and opportunities with members – luminaries in their fields.

New technologies such as artificial intelligence and electric propulsion are bringing unimagined advances in aerospace.

Quantum clocks, which have an accuracy of one second in 10 billion years, will replace forever the faithful stopwatch (with an accuracy of one second per month) belonging to aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright.

As our increasingly busy cities become gridlocked with traffic, eyes are turning skyward to ease congestion, and the accessibility of space travel is opening out – we are on the brink of commercial passenger flights.

RAeS role in future developments
The Society will continue be called upon to share its expertise and evidence-based insight as humanity continues to push the boundaries of what is possible.

The RAeS has a pivotal role in supporting the continuous professional development of the industry it serves with an exciting programme of conferences and open lectures, not to mention its tireless efforts with STEM subjects in schools – helping to spark the imagination and enthusiasm of future generations to come.

More information
For more information on No.4 Hamilton Place or the Royal Aeronautical Society, please contact our friendly team on 020 7733 3151 or at hello@bluestrawberry-tabletalk.com

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 incredible venues – and to receive the very highest accolade from Historic Royal Palaces, with our Crown Accreditation, is a clear endorsement of Blue Strawberry’s excellence at all levels.

Our relationships with venue teams across the board are hugely important to us as a company. We work hard to ensure that we provide an imaginative, high quality offer which is relevant, engaging and appealing to the marketplace. I am delighted to be able to say that these efforts, coupled with boasting the industry’s finest team, ensures our position as London’s leading event caterer.”

Historic Royal Palaces – Crown Accreditation
Having been bestowed with Crown Accreditation when this award was first introduced, Blue Strawberry is proud to be entrusted with creating show-stopping events across all HRP venues – Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Banqueting House, Hampton Court Palace and Kew Palace.

The highest of recommendations, the Crown is a further validation of Blue Strawberry’s unparalleled gastronomic offer and their expertise in delivering highly polished complex and short-notice events.

One such recent example of this was the glittering event on 8 April for 578 guests at Kensington Palace (the largest corporate event ever at the venue) which saw us set up dinner in the King’s Gallery, Queen’s Gallery, Cupola Room, Privy Chamber, the King’s Drawing Room and the Pavilion.

Following a welcome reception with Champagne, canapes, mini-meals, guests enjoyed an indulgent 3 courses of Lobster, Beef Wellington and Apple Tatin (full event menu below), before an enthralling concert by Duran Duran.

Liz Young, Head of Events at Historic Royal Palaces
“We are so excited to reveal our new supplier lists, welcoming many new names as well as maintaining some fantastic existing relationships. We are committed to providing clients with versatile suppliers who can deliver innovative and exciting options for events at our iconic heritage venues and are looking forward to working with all of our suppliers to continue to host the most spectacular events!”

A Wealth of Prestigious Venues
We are delighted to have been retained at other prestigious venues which include Science Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Kew Gardens, Somerset House, Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

Photography Credits
Madison Phipps, By Lumiere, Holly Clark, Noah Two By Two, Kew Foundation

Kensington Palace Event Menu Monday 8 April 2019

Canapes included
Crusted tuna with black olive, pistachio and papaya salsa
Slow cooked butternut squash, pumpkin seed pesto, baked cheese mousse
Baked scallop, parmesan and soy butter, fresh lime and coriander

Mini meals included
Roast seabass, lemon and artichoke purée, crushed Jersey Royals and olive oil
Three cheese arancini with chargrilled artichoke and truffle mousse
Coq au Vin served with rosemary roast potatoes or mash

Food Stations
Carving station –Hot roasted turkey served with cranberry sauce and stuffing balls,  Roast beef with horseradish and jus, Belotta jamon with summer vegetables, Lamb chops, rosemary sablé with salsa verde and truffled mash
Seafood station – Tartares: Salmon, yellowfin tuna and scallop ceviche, Prawn cocktail crab in shells, lobster tails and claws

Dinner
Amuse Bouche
Green salad with whipped goat’s cheese, walnut praline and chargrilled Wye Valley asparagus
Starter
Butter poached lobster tail, tempura claw, lobster bisque with lemon and chives, truffled barbecue potato mayonnaise, watercress and hazelnut purée
Ricotta stuffed tempura courgette flower, courgetti, broad bean hummus, rye crisps
Main Course
Dry aged Scottish beef Wellington, truffle butter pomme purée, foie gras, roasted bone marrow and port jus, truffle shavings
Roast seabass, potato terrine, watercress purée, broad beans, asparagus and parsley jus
Portobello mushroom wellington, truffle butter pomme purée, wilted spinach and port jus, truffle shavings
Dessert
Apple and thyme tart tatin, chocolate marquise, clotted cream and golden raspberry sauce

Late Night Snacks
Truffled 3 cheese grilled sourdough with caramelized onion, Truffle parmesan French fries in paper cones, Shakshuka terracotta bowls with pitta crisps, Chicken hummous shawarma in wraps