In 75 days’ time, London will welcome four new restaurant concepts offering exceptional dining with the backdrop of an iconic sporting venue. Whether you are a meat lover, wine connoisseur or prefer high-end street food, Twickenham Stadium will be the place to combine the comfort and sophistication of stylish bars and contemporary private dining with the thrill of international rugby.
From November 3rd, the new venues in the stadium’s East Stand will provide over 6,700sqm of stylish dining spaces with the four locations hosting almost 4,500 covers.
The restaurants will employ an additional 250 chefs to deliver high-quality food and drink that the Rugby Football Union believes will elevate the fan experience at the iconic home of England Rugby.
“With the new East Stand, we have set out to raise the bar. Each space has been designed to offer a completely different experience, from a lively street food experience to top-quality steak, with a range of table sizes and price points to suit all budgets and group sizes. In the East Wing we will have mixologists creating cocktails to order and a sommelier to provide advice on wine selections,” said Nils Braude, catering, conference and events director at Twickenham Stadium.
The East Wing, The Gate, The Lock and The Rose Garden will provide diners with a modern environment for guests to mingle pre and post-match. Each restaurant has been designed with details that pay homage to rugby and the heritage of the stadium. The East Wing provides a sophisticated, members club atmosphere with VIP services including an in-house concierge, wine ambassador and mixologist. The Lock offers fine dining with grand panoramic vistas of London, The Gate a chop house menu and wine tasting zone, while The Rose Garden will feature live music and street food.
England take on South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia in the Quilter Internationals over the course of November. For these matches, Twickenham’s restaurant menus will contain nods to each of England’s opponent teams, such as South African biltong, Japanese miso glazed seabass and Australian Lamingtons, while curated wine lists feature special vintages from each country. The locally sourced ingredients have been specifically produced and procured for the restaurants in order to maintain quality, consistency and exclusivity.
The Rugby Football Union reinvests its profit back into the game of rugby, meaning London’s newest and most exclusive restaurants will not only pair world-class sport with world-class dining, but also support the sport from grassroots clubs to the elite England teams.
Bookings for The East Wing, The Lock, The Gate and The Rose Garden can be made at www.EnglandRugby.com/hospitality.