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Join us for the 31st National Restaurateurs’ Dinner

One of the UK hospitality sector’s leading annual fundraising events.

The 31st-anniversary dinner, in celebration of Roy Ackerman, will be taking place on 1st October at The Swan, Shakespear’s Globe.

Date: 1st October 2018

Location: The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, London W1K 1QA

18.15   Champagne Reception
19.00     Dinner
23.00  Carriages

Early Bird Tickets (booked before 30th June 2018)
Individual £175 + VAT

Table of 10 £1750 + VAT
Table of 12 £1950 + VAT

Click here to buy tickets for the 2018 dinner.

In May 2017 Roy Ackerman, founder of the National Restaurateurs Dinner, passed away. In Tribute, it was felt fitting that this years’ Dinner should be dedicated to Roy as a celebration of his life and the contribution he made to our industry. The ultimate “Bon Viveur” with his love of Food, Wine, Music and Art, Roy was an inspiration to all and as a founding member of the organisations responsible for the Dinner, his legacy will continue to inspire future generations.

Investing in the hospitality industry

Last year’s event, was a huge success, selling out and raising over £50,000 on the night from the auction and raffle ticket sales.

This year, with your help and generosity, we can do even better. Click here for details of the organisations.

Find out how vital funds raised help maintain the profile and esteem of the industry, both front and back of house, through training and educational programmes in the short video below:

Besides its fundraising, the evening also provides an opportunity for the industry to come together and enjoy the company of old, and new friends.

Become a Patron

In its Silver Jubilee year the NRD announced a new patrons’ scheme, whereby several high profile members of the industry were invited to become patrons of the National Restaurateurs’ Dinner. Find out more about our patrons.

We wouldn’t have been able to undertake the work we do to support the industry if it were not for the support of people like yourself attending the dinner, becoming patrons, sponsoring the event and offering auction prizes. There are many opportunities to become involved in this auspicious occasion, both as an individual or as a business. So if you’d like to support three of the industry’s most respected organisations then check out the various links on the menu panel. We’d love to hear from you.

We are asking our patrons to donate a suggested £1,000 to take up the role for one year and this will be spread across all three associations. This donation will help the associations continue the important work in delivering education and training programmes both front and back of house. Should patrons wish to take lifetime patronage we would be delighted to accept a donation of £5,000.

Patrons will receive a certificate of patronage and will have a specially designed logo to use on their business letterheads and emails to demonstrate their support. We will also be publicising the scheme and its patrons in a series of press releases to the media and on this website.

Should you wish to join us as a patron please call Joanne Smith on 020 8661 4909 or email if this is of interest or should you require further details. We would be most grateful if you could respond ASAP so we can announce the patron scheme with all our patrons in the run-up to the National Restaurateurs’ Dinner.


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