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.

Canapés
4 items: £8.90 per person
6 items: £13.50 per person
8 items: £17.80 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 buffets
From £20.00 per person

We now have a menu selector to choose from to create your own perfect buffet. We would be happy to send this to you.


Dinner sample menu
From £29.50 per person

Cauliflower and Northumberland Oak Smoked Cheddar soup
with a spicy mustard pinwheel (v)


Pan roasted chicken supreme, fondant potato, burnt onion puree and crispy sage (gf)
Textures of carrot, heritage carrot kimchi, puree, crisps and whole roasted carrot (vg)
 Selection of seasonal vegetables


Limoncello macaron with Sicilian lemon sorbet


Coffee and mints

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

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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