Group visits to ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Group Dining Ideas – Unusual locations for dining

Two Rivers in Hull

Two Rivers in Hull

In the final chapter of our four-part series for group dining ideas, we take a look at unusual locations for dining.

Restaurant evenings and other dining experiences have always been popular with groups – the perfect social activity for friends to catch up or strangers to get to know each other. Fiona Horan casts her eye over a menu of assorted delights.

Fancy some porridge? For a memorable dining experience in a worthy cause, what about taking your group to prison?

The Clink chain of restaurants operate in collaboration with Her Majesty’s Prison Service to offer training and rehabilitation to prisoners.

The Clink Restaurant at Brixton Prison.

The Clink Restaurant at Brixton Prison.

Two of the restaurants at Brixton and Sutton are inside the prison, so security checks are required before entry, but the Clink restaurants at Cardiff and Styal in Cheshire are located just outside of the prison walls, no security checks are required prior to your arrival and bookings can be made directly online with walk-in guests welcomed. As well as gourmet nights, the restaurants offer Sunday lunch and afternoon teas.

At the World of Wedgwood in Stoke-on-Trent, groups can enjoy an indulgent cream tea after touring the factory. As well as sweet and savoury dishes, served on the finest Wedgwood china, the tea room offers over 50 fine teas to choose from.

Many zoos and aquariums offer restaurant facilities, but Two Rivers in Hull really makes the most of its location. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings the Endless Oceans Gallery in The Deep aquarium is converted into a restaurant. Diners sit surrounded by some of Europe’s best aquatic displays and enjoy a sumptuous menu, with the opportunity to explore the exhibits on the main floor of the aquarium as well.

Happy dining!

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