Club Update

Coronavirus / Covid 19 Virus
Last Updated:
19th March 2021

 

 
We are looking forward to welcoming Members and their Guests back to the Club next month.  From Monday 12th April, the all-weather, heated Hill Station Bar & Grill and the Terrace will re-open for dining and drinks.
 

Hill Station Bar & Grill and the Terrace

 
There will be service throughout the day from 8.30am until 9.30pm, with the menu offering everything from a leisurely morning coffee, to a delicious Supper.  Please do contact reservations@orientalclub.org.uk if you are planning to come to the Club - we are taking reservations for all areas of the Terrace and Shamiana to ensure Social Distancing is possible.  On Friday Evenings from 16th April,  piano-vocalist - Peter O'Donnell, will return to perform  in the Courtyard, following his popular residency last year.
 
To comply with the law, which may be subject to change, please note that a maximum of six people or two households may be seated together at one table.   
 

Accommodation

 
Accommodation is currently available to Members who require it to carry out essential business, attend hospital appointments or any compliant purpose which cannot be carried out at home and necessitates a journey to London.  This includes, of course, Essential Workers.  From Monday 17th May, the Government Legislation permits all accommodation reservations - please contact Vivienne Hepburn at reservations@orientalclub.org.uk to make the necessary arrangements.
 
A reminder that, as a benefit of Membership, all full Members are entitled to one complimentary night of accommodation to be redeemed during 2021.
 

Club Principal Rooms, Dining and Bars

 
From Monday 17th May, Government policy permitting, the Dining Room, Calcutta Light Horse Bar, Members' Bar and all Principal Rooms will be available to Members and their Guests.
 

Business Use

 
The Club may continue to provide accommodation to essential workers and may hire out private rooms for essential business, education and training purposes.  Please contact Club Manager - Marijke Jongeleen at mjongeleen@orientalclub.org.uk, if you would like to arrange an essential meeting at the Club.
 

Private Dining

 
To learn more about hosting your social and corporate events at the Club, please contact Private Dining Office Manager - Valeria Bassi at functions@orientalclub.org.uk, who will be delighted to discuss your requirements with you. 

 
Club Events Calendar

 
Our popular On-line Events Programme will continue and the Hybrid element will return, with the option for limited in-person attendance. The  On-line Events and Resources section of the website contains a wealth of content from the Club's Extensive programme of talks, lectures and tastings - click here to view.  To reserve a place for any of these events please contact Maria Teresa Casali at events@orientalclub.org.uk.

 

Covid Secure

 
The Club has a 'belt and braces', Gold Standard approach by exceeding all Government Guidelines and has taken time to ensure that we are Covid Secure.  There will be sensible  occupancy limits to ensure that we remain compliant with Government Social Distancing policies.

 
Oriental Club Express
 

The Oriental Club Express - our premium nationwide meal box delivery service - has been a huge success, and will remain a permanent element of the Club’s wider offer post lockdown.  The Oriental Club Express is available for delivery anywhere in the UK Mainland, the Isle of Wight and also the Isles of Scilly via the Tanglewood Kitchen Company.
 
When the Club re-opens there will also be the opportunity to collect a takeaway Oriental Club Express to enjoy when you return home, and Members and others who live close to the Club may now also order their Curries to be delivered hot via Deliveroo.
 
Members have embraced the OCE concept with many sharing stories of regular suppers held over ‘Zoom’ with friends and family. If you have not yet had the opportunity to experience this service, we encourage you to do so. To learn more about catering for larger ‘Virtual’ gatherings and events – please contact functions@orientalclub.org.uk for further information.
 
I would like to say a huge thank you to Members for their support, positivity and good wishes during this period.  The safety of the Club's Members, Reciprocal Members, Guests and Employees remains of paramount importance to us.  We really cannot wait to re-open the Clubhouse proper and very much hope to see you soon!

Best wishes,
Matthew Rivett
Club Secretary