Based in the historic Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors building, Roux at Parliament Square is fronted by Michelin-starred Michel Roux Jr and head chef Steve Groves, winner of MasterChef: The Professionals 2009, meaning catering is a forte at this venue. Top-class dishes can be designed for any event held here, but the menus will always aim to reflect seasonality so the best quality food will be showcased. To help with the planning process of your event, the team has produced a selection of suggested menus for different type of events, but there’s definitively scope for making bespoke and personalised menus, too.
For meetings and conferences specifically, the full-day DDR packages start at £87 per person for conferences of between 10 and 40 delegates, and £77 per person for events above that. Half-day packages are also up for grabs. This includes exclusive use of one of the nine rooms available for meetings, a dedicated meeting planner and an executive lunch. On top of that, arrival teas and coffees with mini pastries, as well as the same for mid-morning and afternoon breaks is part of the deal, as well as still and sparkling water, mint humbugs and all stationary and equipment. Upgrades are available.
Conferences, meetings, breakfasts, formal dinners, private dining and cocktail parties can all be catered for. Ranging from buffets, platters, snack stations, canapé receptions and bowl food, there is an option to suit the type of event you’re planning.
The spaces are good-looking, too, combining modern and contemporary solutions with the historic architecture in a clever way. The stand-outs are the grand Council Chamber and Lecture Hall with its beautiful windows and intricate wall panels (it can also be transformed into banqueting halls for large events); the New York Room with its striking fireplace and the Presidents Suite with its adjoining roof terrace.