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Lord's Dining Club

Experience culinary innovation as visionary chefs descend upon the Long Room, each showcasing their passion, talent and gastronomic imagination.

In the Iconic Long Room

Honouring the traditional pairing of food and cricket, Lord’s Dining Club couples Marylebone Cricket Club’s heritage with exciting, inventive cooking from some of the world’s most revered Michelin-starred chefs. 

Launching in autumn 2022, the fourth series of Lord’s Dining Club welcomes three more excellent chefs to Lord's. Mark Birchall, Niall Keating and Tommy Banks are all prepared to give you a night to remember and tastes to savour.  

Each event will take place in the Grade II*-listed Pavilion, including a sparkling wine reception with a selection of MCC canapés in the Long Room Bar – or in the famous Home Dressing Room for those who wish to indulge with a VIP package – before feasting on a four-course menu in the historic surroundings of the Long Room. The evening will conclude with after dinner drinks.

The Lord's Dining Club Experience

The menus are exclusively designed by the evening’s host Michelin-starred chef and includes an exclusive reception followed by a four-course meal, paired with a matching wine flight, chosen to enhance the culinary delights on offer. A Q&A session, hosted by a cricketing legend, will delve into the chefs’ successful careers as well as exploring the menu choices guests will be enjoying on the evening.

Lord’s Dining Club experience is priced at £225 per person, including a reception in the Long Room bar. The VIP package is available at £360 per person and includes a reception in the Home Dressing Room. Individual spaces can be purchased online by following the link below.

For any queries, please contact lordsdiningclub@mcc.org.uk.

         

Mark Birchall

Mark Birchall, who has worked in some of the world’s finest restaurants, is our first chef in the 2022/23 series of Lord’s Dining Club, starting this autumn on Tuesday 15 November 2022.

Mark is Chef Patron of two Michelin-starred Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms in West Lancashire. Moor Hall was named the UK’s Best Restaurant at The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards in 2019 and retained the title at the 2021 awards. 

In 2009, he won the Roux Scholarship and worked at the three-time Michelin-starred Catalan restaurant El Cellar de Can Roca, run by the Roca brothers in Girona, Spain, and twice named as the world’s best restaurant.

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Niall Keating

Michelin-starred chef, and regular judge on BBC’s Great British Menu, Niall Keating is the guest chef for the second Lord’s Dining Club event on Tuesday 13 December 2022.

A prodigy in the food industry, Niall had two Michelin stars to his name by the age of 30. He was named the European Young Chef of the Year in 2018 and won BBC’s Great British Menu Champion of Champions in 2020. He has worked at numerous Michelin-starred restaurants and received his first Michelin star with The Dining Room at Whatley Manor in Wiltshire just eight months after it opened. His first restaurant, Lunar, opened in 2021 in his hometown of Stoke-on-Trent.

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Tommy Banks

With numerous awards to his name, Tommy Banks is our final chef of the autumn/winter Lord’s Dining Club series hosting on Wednesday 29 March 2023. Tommy is our first returning chef having already led the kitchen in 2019.

Tommy is Chef Director of Yorkshire-based Michelin-starred restaurants The Black Swan, Oldstead, and Roots, York. Both restaurants are supplied, almost exclusively, by produce on or around the Banks family's farm in Oldstead, on which The Black Swan is based. Tommy’s commitment to sustainability was recognised with a Michelin Green Star in 2021, the same year that Roots earned its Michelin star. 

In addition to the restaurants Tommy and team also run a nationwide delivery business, Made in Oldstead and premium canned wine business Banks Brothers. He was named Restaurateur of the Year at the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2021 and was also announced as Head Chef of our very own Edrich Restaurant which opened at Lord’s last year.

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Previous 2021/22 Events

Click on the images of Ollie Dabbous, Lisa Goodwin-Allen and Alex Greene below to get a taster of the spectacular Lord's Dining Club events we've hosted recently.