South Western House, Southampton, SO14 3AS
Directions: Located in the centre of Southampton, close to Ocean Village. Cafe Grand is on the ground floor of South Western House on Terminus Terrace.
The Grand Café is located within South Western House, a Grade II* listed building that is steeped in history. Once Southampton’s grandest hotel, South Western House was used by first class passengers of the ill fated Titanic and its history dates back to 1865. The former Wedgewood Ballroom of the old hotel is now home to a wonderfully unique bar, bistro, restaurant and magnificent function venue.
The Grand Café Restaurant is designed to be bursting with an eclectic mix of classic British styles and delightful flamboyance, offering an exciting dining area for any event or function complete with the original ballroom dance floor. The varied function menus are principally European and Mediterranean with every meal being cooked to order with great attention to detail using locally sourced fish, meats and other seasonal produce wherever possible.
Grand Café has hosted many successful large and not so large events including two historic and truly memorable Titanic Commemoration evenings when over 230 guests attended on both nights. Other major functions include a cricket benefit dinner for 220 guests, a special cricket lunch for 200 and several fashion shows including a catwalk. Sporting Lunches with Kevin Keegan, Lawrie McMenemy, Matt Le Tissier, Ron Atkinson and Graeme Souness have also been very successfully staged. The Ship Owners Association Ball is now an annual event as is the Sealine Dinner during Boat Show Week. St George’s Day, Burns Supper and St Patrick’s Day are always very popular and Beaujolais Day 2014 was attended by over 180 guests who enjoyed a 5 course French luncheon complete with accordionists. Grand Café can also offer unique informal ‘Hot Bowl’ buffet evenings that can accommodate up to 350 guests.
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|Maximum Capacity Theatre Style||100|
|Maximum Capacity Informal Reception Style||350|
|Maximum Capacity Formal Dinner Style||250|