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 2023’s Lord’s Dining Club hosted by GQ Chef of the Year, Gareth Ward, attentions now turn to the thriving Midlands food scene. Birmingham-based Aktar Islam of double Michelin star restaurant Opheem and Lichfield’s Tom Shepherd, whose restaurant Upstairs By Tom Shepherd was awarded a Michelin star just four months after opening, will host the next two events.

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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Next Chef

Tom Shepherd

  Tuesday 7 May, 6.45 pm

One of the rising stars of the hospitality industry, Tom described opening his first restaurant, Upstairs- By Tom Shepherd, as a ‘dream come true’. The restaurant, in Lichfield, was awarded a Michelin Star just four months after opening and is the first in Staffordshire to do so. Tom’s dishes comprise modern British food which use local and seasonal produce. Subtle influences from Japan and east Asia are communicated throughout his menus.

Over the course of Tom’s career in the industry, spanning over a decade, he has worked in some of the UK’s finest kitchens. As well as working at two Michelin-starred restaurants Sat Bains and The Latymer, he was also Sous Chef at The Samling in 2013 when they were awarded their first Michelin Star. After winning an Acorn Award in 2018 Tom landed his first Head Chef role at Michelin-starred Adam's Restaurant in Birmingham, where he stayed for two and a half years, during which time he retained the restaurants 3 AA Rosettes and Michelin star.

In 2023, Tom represented the Central Region on the BBC’s Great British Menu, getting his main course, a take on Desperate Dan’s Cow Pie, to the Banquet.

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

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Previous Events

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



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