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Our Catering

Did you know that 42% of all event feedback is about the food? It’s what everyone loves to talk about.

We’re part of an event bigger family, Compass Group UK & Ireland.

Lime Venue Portfolio are proud to be part of Compass Group PLC – a global and successful FTSE 100 company, who are the UK’s leading food and support services provider.

Each year over 500,000 Compass colleagues serve 5 billion meals in 50,000 client locations in 50 countries. Big, right? Compass Group differentiate themselves by having uniquely branded sub-sectors of the business. This approach brings big company strength with a small company feel.

Each Lime Venue Portfolio venue is catered for by some of these sub-sectors including Levy UK, RA Group, Jockey Club, the Venues Collection Payne and Gunter & Leith’s.

Food is our passion, it’s what bring all of our brands together.

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Levy UK are the catering and hospitality partner to many of UK’s iconic sport and performance venues, as well as conference and exhibition centres. Their recipe for success is to create celebrated food and drink experiences and putting our partners and guests first. They are the name behind great experiences.

They think differently about the guest experience. It’s about delicious food. It’s about impeccable service. It’s about unique relationships with each and every client they work with.

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 RA Group

RA Venues, formerly known as Levy Leisure, is part of RA Group, which brings together Restaurant Associates, RA Venues, and Rapport – a family of companies that together embody the highest standards of food and hospitality within the industry. RA Venues provides visitor catering & events hospitality at leading visitor attractions across the UK, and at a number of fine dining and public restaurants including Roux at Parliament Square, City Social in partnership with Jason Atherton and Bryn Williams at Somerset House.

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Since 1786, Payne & Gunter have been the makers of English hospitality in all its quirky glory, fine venues, characterful dining and impeccable delivery.

They'll provide you a splendid experience, one that will start with a classic venue and woven into London’s history as Payne & Gunter are.

It will involve exceptional dishes and characterful flourishes. From arrival to nightcap, every detail is thoroughly engineered. Every element of service delivered impeccably.

It will be perfect.

To create exceptional events, you need exceptional people. The Payne & Gunter team is without doubt an integral part of our success, highly experienced and with a proven track record of working in the special events market.

Payne & Gunter work with some of the best chefs in the business and can create a bespoke menu in keeping with the theme of your event; locally sourced and of an exceptional quality.

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The Jockey Club Catering provides the finest catering and hospitality for 15 race courses across the UK. Beyond the race day, Jockey Club Racecourses maximises the use of its facilities for conferencing, events, exhibitions, weddings and non-racing leisure pursuits, such as golf, equestrian sport and karting, with profits supporting its core racing business.

In total, Jockey Club Racecourses offers 81 function rooms and 230 syndicate rooms, along with 40,000 free parking spaces. It can offer a room suitable for a meeting of half a dozen people through to an auditorium that can comfortably seat 2,000 delegates for a large conference.

The Jockey Club prides itself on being able to offer excellence consistently around its Group and recognises catering as one of the most important elements of an excellent experience at its venues.

In 2010, Jockey Club Racecourses and Compass Group UK & Ireland formed a joint venture, ‘The Jockey Club Catering’, which offers top quality catering, hospitality and service across The Jockey Club’s entire portfolio of venues on race days and for conferences and events.

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With an array of both contemporary and historic meetings spaces, The Venues Collection are the ideal choice for comfortable, stress-free events, from an intimate boardroom meeting to an expansive conference or exhibition.

When business turns to pleasure, stay overnight or simply for the day – they’ll cater for every memorable moment: from christenings to birthdays, engagement parties to unforgettable weddings and anniversaries to celebrations of life.

Locations include: Kettering • Milton Keynes • Midlands • Northampton • Nottingham • Oxford • Stratford-upon-Avon • Swindon

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