Twickenham launches new Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea Experience

As part of the East Stand’s range of new culinary experiences, Twickenham Stadium has unveiled its alternative afternoon tea menu.


The Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea experience involves a substantial selection of sandwiches and appetizers, all accompanied with the finest Scotch whiskeys. 


This latest addition to Twickenham Stadium’s East Stand’s catering options is aimed at corporate clients looking for a more filling and substantial menu that is a little different from the norm. 


Thomas Rhodes, Executive Head Chef, Twickenham Stadium, said:

Of course this menu is in no way limited to our male customers and we do also offer a standard afternoon tea, but we simply wanted to take the concept of afternoon tea with dainty sandwiches and cakes and turn it on its head. This is Twickenham, home of England Rugby, and through the East Stand proposition we’re trying to offer something new. We want all of our new and unusual options to breathe new life into corporate entertainment and provide clients with interesting alternatives. All of these new additions go hand in hand with our existing menus and allow organisers to mix and match the style of their event.


All of the new menus complement the ethos of the East Stand, which aims to get the industry to think differently about their events and challenge the norm. The multi-million pound redevelopment, designed by leading architecture and design firm, KSS – which specialises in major sports venues and training facilities, educational projects and residential developments – will offer six floors of creative event space that not only provide new-found match day hospitality options but also offer unexpected and dynamic settings that go far beyond a simple conference or banqueting space.


In total, the venue will be unveiling over 6,700sqm of contemporary event space and the team is excited to work with clients on new and exciting concepts. The space will be available for hire from December.


Image of Twickenham Stadium’s East Stand redevelopment, courtesy: The RFU/KSS


East Stand: Project Details 

The East Stand extension will see the first significant redevelopment of Twickenham Stadium since the South Stand was completed in 2008, and will provide over 11,000sqm of hospitality and debenture space for 6,800 premium ticket holders.


Although the overall stadium capacity will remain at 82,000, the new facilities will provide a major extension of the current hospitality and conferencing facilities, and just as importantly a much wider range of food and beverage offers in far more comfortable surroundings.


Each level will be distinctive in its design with rugby themes subtly embedded, celebrating and bringing to life the unique aspects of the home of England Rugby, and delivering a truly bespoke hospitality experience.


KSS Founding Director, Andy Simons, was one of the 60+ leading industry expert speakers that took part in last week’s ALSD International event, which was held in London, October 10-12. Some 251 registered attendees were in attendance at this, Europe’s first Premium Seat event, which included behind-the-scenes tours of Wembley Stadium, The SSE Arena Wembley and Fulham FC’s Craven Cottage.


Keep a look out for our video interview with KSS’ Andy Simons filmed during last week’s ALSD International event in London


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