British restauranteur and events caterer Searcys has been appointed the new catering partner for 116 Pall Mall, home to the Institute of Directors in London.
Founded in 1903, the Institute of Directors is the UK’s longest-running membership organisation for professional business leaders. Its London headquarters are located at 116 Pall Mall; a Georgian Grade-I listed business and event venue, which offers flexible workspaces, meeting rooms and event spaces, set across five floors for members and non-members alike.
From September, Searcys will manage all catering and service provision across the venue, in a five-year agreement with the IoD at 116 Pall Mall. Searcys will also support it in the further development of commercial events, bringing their experience in the sales and marketing of premium event venues across London.
Searcys will focus on providing quality catering and service across the venue, from refreshed brasserie menus which will champion seasonal British produce, to a new wine bar concept. For members, a new food and drink menu of signature dishes will be available in the members’ lounge, including great artisan coffee and home-made bakes, as well as more substantial lunch options.
In September, 116 Pall Mall will open its doors to retail customers for the first time, serving a British afternoon tea. Guests will enjoy the grandeur of the Morning Room, with its opulent artwork. They will also have access to the garden terrace, an oasis in the heart of central London.
The partnership will see the introduction of new event and wedding packages to support and develop the venue as a London event destination. Available for meetings, weddings, conferences and celebrations, packages will be tailored to members and external event organisers, alongside added experiences of wine tastings and masterclasses.
Jonathan Geldart, Director General of the Institute of Directors, said: “As we begin to put the last year behind us, I am delighted that we are partnering with Searcys to ensure that IoD members and visitors to 116 Pall Mall alike are able to experience the very best food and drink in our historic Georgian venue.”
Searcys Managing Director Paul Jackson said: “We are honoured to have been appointed as caterers for the prestigious Institute of Directors at 116 Pall Mall. Both Searcys and 116 Pall Mall have an incredible heritage and share the same commitment to quality service and guest experience. Hospitality remains pivotal in the social and economic recovery to our city, and with our expertise of running restaurants and events, we look forward to working with the team to create sleek and memorable experiences to realise the venue’s full potential and enhance our guests’ experience. We can’t wait to welcome the members and guests through the doors and showcase this magnificent building in its full glory.”