Private dining

Whether it’s a large corporate event or an informal party, 10 to 240 people can enjoy fine dining in our range of unique spaces and exceptional rooms.

Our award-winning chef and his team are happy to create a full range of menus to suit all tastes.

From banquets, buffets and light lunches to indulgent dining, you can choose from our wide range of packages, prices and options, or we can work with you to create something unique.

Snacks and nibbles
Menu 1

Choose five for £3.50 per head

Bandarillas (gherkins, peppers, chilli and garlic skewers)
Sun blushed tomato palmiers
Olive oil fried crisps
Parmesan cheese straws
Sweet and salted broad bean chips
Mixed olives
Ham and cheese croquets
Spiced mixed nuts
Mini Welsh rarebit tartlets
Smoked paprika corn snacks

Menu 2

Choose six for £4.50 per head

Dukka with rapeseed oil and bread
Balsamic glazed mini meat balls
Mini Welsh rarebit tartlets
Spiced mixed nuts
Black olive palmiers
Greek style olives with feta
Mini pork and leek sausage rolls
Mini smoked haddock and chive fishcakes
Grissini wrapped with serrano ham
Smoked Cheddar gougère 
Four items - £8.70 per person
Six items - £13.20 per person
Eight items - £17.50 per person

  • Chicken liver parfait on brioche and a bacon crumb
  • Caprese salad in a cherry tomato with tomato mousse and buffalo mozzarella (v)
  • Goat’s cheesecake with fig, prosciutto and plum chutney
  • Thai prawn blini with wasabi purée
  • Coronation chicken macaron
  • Savoury choux bun filled with mushroom fricassee and enoki mushrooms (v)
  • Feta and olive muffin with pesto cream cheese (v)
  • Ribeye steak taco with guacamole and red pepper purée
  • Smoked salmon and dill cream cheese tartlet
  • Cucumber with chilli crab
  • Prawn cocktail shots
  • Mixed bean and black rice quinoa cups (v)

Fork buffet sample menu
From £19.95 per person

Chicken Balti served with a mini naan
Penne pasta with a sweet chilli infusion (v)
Seafood and leek pie
Roasted baby potatoes with rosemary (v)
Selection of garden vegetables (v)
Mixed leaf salad (v)
Tomato, red onion and buffalo mozzarella salad (v)
Crunchy Asian salad with sesame and ginger dressing (v)
Selection of desserts (v)
A basket of orchard fruit, seeds and nuts (v)
Dinner sample menu
From £27.50 per person

Roasted pepper and tomato soup with mozzarella and pesto croutons

Slow cooked loin and belly of pork with roasted shallots and parsnips, pancetta lardons, with sage flavoured pan gravy
Oyster mushroom and Northumberland nettle tartlet with roasted fennel, red onions and a celery sauce
Selection of seasonal vegetables and potatoes

Hot sticky toffee pudding with vanilla pod ice cream and warm butterscotch sauce

Coffee and mints

Please inform the Life Meetings and Events sales team of any food allergies or intolerances before your event.


Capacity of our rooms

  Theatre Cabaret Classroom Boardroom U-Shape Dinner
Scotswood Suite 380 180 160 100 100 240
Grainger Suite 180 96 70 60 60 120
Marlborough Suite 140 64 60 60 60 100
Blaydon/Gibbs (combined) 45 24 25 24 20 40
Blaydon Suite 20 0 9 16 0 12
Gibbs Suite 20 0 9 16 0 12
Ridley Suite 20 0 0 15 0 12
McClintock Suite 45 24 24 24 20 30
Darwin Suite 80 48 36 36 30 60
Jenner Suite 20 0 0 12 0 12
Mezzanine 0 0 0 0 0 150