A medieval marvel of a banquet in St Katherine Docks that includes four courses, plus unlimited ale and wine. The feasts take place by torchlight in the vaulted cellar, surrounded by actors and performers in appropriate clobber. Those wishing to get in on ye olde act can hire a costume on arrival. The evening concludes with a disco.
|Venue name:||Medieval Banquet||Contact:|
St Katharine Docks
|Opening hours:||7.15-11.30pm Mon-Sat, 5.15pm-9.30pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Tower Hill|
|Price:||£50, £30 4-17s, £110 family (2 adults + 2 children), excluding Christmas and special events. Costume hire £10, medieval hats £5-£10|
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Went to the Medieval Banquet a few weeks ago and had a great time. As a Londoner, I can be a bit picky with "touristy" things, but had a positive surprise. The show was really good, our wench made us feel at ease and encouraged us to join in and and other guests seems to enjoy themselves as well. The atmosphere was great! The food is fine, not a Michelin star restaurant, but it did fill us up without any complaints. With a four course dinner, unlimited wine AND a fun live show in a Medieval style,I think it is good value for the money I paid, and I ended up having a really good night out with my friend!
I visited this venue with my very good friend on one of our famous random nights out as it's a little different to 'popping to the local Nandos' as everyone else does so imaginatively. I managed to get a half price discount via the internet which made it much better value for money (£25 each) ; I think full price is a bit too much for what you get so try to get a discount. Basically to sum it up I would say it was a really good experience. The food was ok, all quite plain but you know what? it was fine, edible & filling too. We were both stuffed and just about ate dessert! Alcohol was free-flowing all night with a choice of some sort of beer/wine plus water too. Everyone shares big plates/bread and has to pass things to each other along the long benches that you sit on. It's unsettling at first for a bunch of strangers in London to have to converse or share anything at all... but you quickly get over it and the more you join in, the more you will enjoy it (I promise) The entertainment was fun all night long - the staff work hard to put on a show, make sure you enjoy it & sing. Banging your fists on the table is a little bizarre and totally painful by the end... but amazingly good fun as you can really let your hair down. All of this and then a disco at the end, people dance.
Horrendous waste of money! I went with my boyfriend and for £100 it was a big disappointment. The staff were rude (we were charged twice and with no apology). The food catered to the masses - boiled chicken and potatoes followed by a bland store-bought cheesecake (not very medieval?l!). We really didnt enjoy the night and ended up leaving early. I feel bad for all the tourists that forked out hard-earned cash for this event. I really wouldnt recommend this to anyone..