The Guide


Dress-Code

Gentlemen are respectfully requested to wear a Jacket and Tie in the Dining Room for Lunch and Dinner, Monday to Friday, and in the Members’ Bar at all times (except for when Planters Orders are in place).  Ladies should wear the equivalent attire.

In all other areas of the Club, Members are requested to dress with consideration for other Members, and to reflect the elegance and tradition of the Club and its setting. For guidance on Smart Casual Clothing, please refer to the guidelines below. The Dress Code for Club, Society and Private events will be published in advance.  

Smart Casual Guidance
Tailored and buttoned long or short sleeved open neck shirts and tailored trousers including chinos. Long or short-sleeved pullovers are acceptable provided they are worn over a collared shirt. Roll-neck sweaters are also acceptable. Shirts must be tucked in at all times. Certain casual wear is not appropriate to be worn in the Club at any time including: jeans and any denim type material, t-shirts, shorts and leggings, training shoes, flip flops and similar footwear.  Members are also requested to adhere to the spirit of the Dress Code

Accommodation

The Club offers accommodation, from single rooms to luxury suites. All rooms have en-suite facilities and are equipped with televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers, toiletries and complimentary mineral water. Early morning wake-up calls may be requested through the Front Desk.

A simple Room Service offer will be available from Breakfast through to early evenings for Residents staying in bedrooms in line with current Government Guidelines..

There is a laundry and dry cleaning service from Monday to Friday.

Members' Bar

The Bar is open on for pre lunch and pre dinner service on weekdays from 11.30am until 2.30pm and from 6.00pm until 9.00pm.  At other times it will function as an additional sitting / reading space.

Calcutta Light Horse Bar and Terrace

Midday –  Midnight
Saturday 11.30am – 10pm
Last food orders at 9.30pm and last drinks orders at 11.30pm. Limited food menu available between 2.30pm and 7.00pm. Last food order on a Saturday is 8pm and last drink order at 9.30pm.

Dining Room

The Dining Room is open for:

Breakfast
7.00am - 10.00am (Weekdays)
8.00am - 10.30am (Weekends)

Lunch
12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dinner
7.00pm – 9.30pm 

Drawing Rooms

The First Floor Drawing Rooms are available for Members’ use at all times. Occasionally up to three of the Drawing Rooms may be reserved for Club Events or private functions. Complimentary Tea, Coffee, Water and Smoothies are available. Business Facilities The Main Drawing Room, Main Smoking Room and Small Smoking Room may be used for meetings for up to four persons. Papers, laptops and mobile phones are permitted. Complimentary Tea, Coffee, Water and Smoothies are available. 

Business Room 

Additional facilities including Plug and Play LCD Monitors for connecting your own Laptops and High Speed LAN, for a high-quality business user experience.

Board Room

Video Conference Hub (Fully Equipped Plug and Play) for up to six persons who are physically present.

Main Smoking Room

Video Conference Hub (Fully Equipped Plug and Play) for up to sixteen persons physically present.

Small Smoking Room

Leisure or Business use, or as a break-out facility for the Main Smoking Room.

Main Drawing Room

Dedicated Business Lounge with Power Points and Social Distancing Screening – Monday to Friday 7.00 am to 6.00 pm; Evenings and Weekends Social Use Only.  Occasional Evening and Weekend Private Dining for up to sixteen persons.

Small Drawing Room

Dedicated to Social and Leisure use – no Business permitted. 

'Home Working' Offices

Subject to availability, Bedrooms with Desks may be hired for Day Use for Members wishing to work or hold private appointments at the Club.

Electronic Devices and Papers

Members may use personal electronic devices, including tablets, throughout the Club provided they are switched to silent or mute and are not spoken into. Brief-cases, brief-case sized bags and larger, the consultation of business papers and the use of laptops should be confined to the Main Drawing Room, Main Smoking Room, Boardroom, Business Room and the Terrace only. Telephone calls may only be made or received in the Main Drawing Room, Main Smoking Room, Small Smoking Room, Boardroom, and Business Room and in the Folly at the West end of the Courtyard, away from the Terrace.

Private Dining and Events

Please contact functions@orientalclub.org.uk for further details

Smoking

Smoking and the use of Electronic Cigarettes is permitted in the Courtyard only and in no other part of the Club, including bedrooms.

Stratford House

Stratford House

Grade I listed Stratford House is an impressive surviving example of Georgian architecture.

The Guide

The Guide

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