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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 BRINGS TOGETHER MCC'S HERITAGE WITH EXCITING, INVENTIVE COOKING FROM SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST REVERED MICHELIN-STARRED CHEFS.

Following the sensational success of two Lord’s Dining Club events in 2024 hosted by Aktar Islam and Tom Shepherd, attentions now turn to Tom Aikens and Paul Ainsworth.

Taking place in the Grade II*-listed Pavilion, each event includes a cocktail 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.

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.

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Tom Aikens

Tuesday 15 October

Over the course of his career spanning four decades, Tom has become one of the UK’s most acclaimed and inspirational British chefs.

After completing an Advanced Catering course, Tom worked at a number of Michelin-starred restaurants including Cavalier’s, La Tante Claire (at a time when the restaurant was awarded its third Michelin star) and Pied à Terre before moving to France and working with legendary chefs Joel Robuchon in Paris and Gérard Boyer in Reims.

This culinary education formed the base of Tom’s highly accomplished career. He returned to Pied à Terre as Head Chef and Co-owner, and it was here that Tom became the youngest British chef ever to be awarded two Michelin stars, aged just 26. Since then, Tom has had success with restaurants in Japan, UAE, Qatar and Indonesia, alongside his flagship Michelin-starred restaurant, Muse, in London.

Paul Ainsworth

Thursday 27 February 2025

Growing up in his parents’ guesthouse in Southampton, Paul Ainsworth was part of the hospitality industry from the very beginning. Watching and helping his parents at work, he developed a strong sense of hard work and determination to succeed, standing him in good stead for a career that has seen him regularly feature on TV shows such as Great British Menu, MasterChef and Saturday Kitchen.

After learning from the likes of Gary Rhodes, Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing, Paul was invited to head up the kitchen of No6 in Padstow. Four years later, in 2009, Paul and his wife Emma took over the restaurant and relaunched it as Paul Ainsworth at No6, winning a Michelin star in 2013.

Paul also owns two further restaurants, The Mariners and Caffè Rojano, and is set to release his debut cookbook, For the Love of Food, in July 2024. Paul has earned numerous accolades over the course of his career, including Best Chef at the 2018 GQ Food & Drink Awards and both ‘Restaurateur of the Year - Independent’ and the ‘Chef Award’ at The Cateys in 2019.

The Lord’s Dining Club experience is priced at £270 per person, including a reception in the Long Room bar. The premium package is available at £395 per person and includes a reception in the Home Dressing Room.

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

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Previous Events

2023/2024 Lord's Dining Club events hosted Gareth Ward Aktar islam and Tom Shepherd.

    

 

2022/2023 Lord's Dining Club events hosted Mark Birchall, Niall Keating and Tommy Banks.

                    

 

2021/2022 Lord's Dining Club events hosted Ollie Dabbous, Lisa Goodwin-Allen and Alex Greene.

                 

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