Buffet and Party

A night of food, drink, entertainment and dancing! A time to relax and enjoy the company of old friends and to meet new people of like minds.

Our brilliant entertainer, Gus de la Querra, who many of you will remember from BFS 2016, will be providing the music again, so a night of dancing is guaranteed!


A Buffet Party ticket is just £35.  You can either book a combination Symposium and Buffet Party ticket, or a Symposium only ticket but then come back later to book a Buffet Party ticket separately if you are still making up your mind.   See below for the menu which caters to as many different dietary requirements as possible. (We cannot guarantee that the meal will be nut-free).

Our Hosted Tables arrangement means that Solo Travellers can join other solos at tables with two of our lovely Hosts to keep you company – they will look after you and enjoy getting to know you – they’ll probably get you up dancing too!   When you book your Buffet Party ticket, just tick the Solo Traveller box and you will be automatically added to the table plan on a hosted table.

There is a varied menu (see below) with options to cover your different diets, so if you’re vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free or omnivorous you will be catered for.

Dress code is Smart Casual.

The Giant Raffle will be held with prizes being called throughout the evening. Each diner gets one free raffle ticket and there will be the chance to buy more on the night and support our charity.

We look forward to seeing you there!


(G = gluten free; D = dairy free; V = vegan; Veg = vegetarian)

Leek & potato soup (G.D.V) Optional additions: diced bacon, blue cheese, chive crème fraiche)
Cherry tomatoes (G, D, V)
Diced cucumber (G, D, V)
Beetroot & tarragon(G, D, V)
Mixed leaves (G, D, V)
Potato, honey & mustard dressing (D, Veg)
Celery & pomegranate (G, D, V)
Rice noodles, tamari and sesame free-range chicken (G, D)
Optional additions:(Olives, marinated artichokes Diced feta, Smoked bacon, avocado, croutons flavoured oils & dressings)
Creamy pork stroganoff (G)
Char grilled Tandori free-range chicken (G, D)
Grilled fillets of sea bream, salsa verde or garlic & tomato bean cassoulet (G, D)
Cajun spiced bass fillets, cherry tomato and coriander salsa (G,D)
Gluten Free Penne pasta, roast tomato, black olive & oregano sauce (G)
Chana Dahl (Lentil curry) (G, D, V)
Steamed basmati rice
Panache of seasonal vegetables
Sea salt & rosemary roasted baby potatoes
Build your own Eton Mess (Meringue, berry compote, fresh strawberries, whipped cream & fruit coulis)
Baked vanilla cheesecake
Seasonal fruit salad (G,D,V)
Selection of cheese, celery, chutney & biscuits (Gluten free biscuits to be served also)