Medieval Banquet
Medieval Banquet
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Sandra S
Birmingham, UK91 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The event was cancelled by them a week before it had to take place. Struggling on receiving a refund. 3 weeks past and nothing. If you are rich enough and don't care about the money - buy tickets from them. But if anything happens at their side and they will have to cancel the event, you can forget about a refund.
Written August 17, 2020
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Ollie
Guildford, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I visited the Medieval Banquet for the second time, 10 years after the first visit with the friends we met the first time!!!

This place is amazing and so good to lets yourself go and meet new people, 10 years ago i made friends with a father and son from the USA, I made it a point not to return without them even though we had such a great time there. In december My American friend brought his Daughter over to the UK and we vowed to go back where we met, It did not disappoint!!!

Our Wench Lisa was superb from start to finish and even when everything was over and nearly everyone had gone she came over and sat with us and had a chat, she is an absolute asset to you guys as she went the extra mile.

We will definitely be seeing you sooner next time!!!
Written January 9, 2020
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Heather C
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Came back from Spain to spend weekend with family. My daughter had arranged a full day out and we ended the evening at the Medieval Banquet. Had a fantastic evening food, entertainment and free flowing ale and wine. Brittany our wench was fantastic encouraging us to bang on tables and embrace ourselves into the spirit of the evening. Thoroughly recommend this event and well worth it. Fantastic and again well done to Brittany.
Written March 11, 2020
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Seidi Kumazawa
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Unlimited wine and juice, great singers, entertainers and food. A fun packed and energetic banquet, loved banging my fists on the table instead of clapping and yelling wench (poor ladies, I am so sorry).
One of my best nights in London.
Written January 8, 2020
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gerroberts
Aldershot, UK58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Just spent a brilliant evening at this location with friends, it’s really great value for money for London and the entertainment was a good laugh. Plenty of food, wine and beer with great staff and decor made up for a great night out. Highly recommended for families also.
Written January 15, 2020
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Dreamer654423
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
what a pity it has closed down! one of the best experiences ever!! hope it comes back soon! It really was living and dinning as in medieval times. Actors, singers and performers were fabulous ! dinner was delicious!
Written March 27, 2024
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Steve V
Grand Rapids, MI378 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Business
A four course meal with dinner theatre between each course. The actors are dressed in medieval garb, with singing, action, music, and drama. The audience is encouraged to participate in certain parts, but you can also sit back and enjoy. The courses are fixed, served family-style to share with a group, with plenty to go around. All the food was good and reasonably healthy too. Only exception is that the bread was quite dry. Plan to stay the entire evening, as the courses come out slowly as the acts unfold. The best part is towards the end, with a dramatic sword fight.
Written September 29, 2018
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Zulaya
Lincoln, NE95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2011
First, a bit about me. You don't care, which is fine, but the more you resemble me, the more my review will be applicable to you, so here I am: I am a mom of two teens and a 9-year-old. I'm from a small midwestern city in the USA, and we traveled to London as a family in March of 2011.

The medieval feast seems to get two types of reviews, which made it very, VERY difficult to know whether to book or not (obviously in the end I did). My theory is that the people who liked it knew what they were getting into, those who didn't expected something different. So up front, I'm going to tell you what it IS and what it emphatically IS NOT

What it's not:
-Historical re-creation
(examples: the costumes had zippers in evidence, the acrobat had spandex and a rubber ball, the meal was entirely too appetizing to my palate to resemble anything likely to have appeared in the 13th century, the list goes on)
-High Cuisine
(food was plentiful, wine and beer in abundance, everything tasted fine, but if you're looking for something more exotic than an average all you can eat buffet, you're in the wrong place. My husband is a vegetarian, he got a goat cheese salad he was quite happy with. If you're a vegan you should definitely clarify that when you make your reservations!)
-An intimate Tete a Tete
(Plan on speaking loudly to the person on your left, louder to anyone further than that. Yes, it's filled with noisy Americans, people who've probably had a bit too much to drink, and other sorts who are likely to yell)
-A good place for extreme introverts
(You have to yell "wench" to get refills. Need I say more?)

What it IS:
-Interactive Dinner Theater

With the West End not far off, the Royal Shakespeare company in residence a couple hours away, it probably goes without saying that the top of the line actors and actresses are not delivering their best performances in the cellar at St. Katherines Dock. The actors were consistently in character, were engaging, friendly, and pulled in the audience quite adeptly. If you're looking for High Theatre, best to pass this one by.

Likewise, the acrobat was quite interesting, but clearly wasn't auditioning for Cirque Du Soleil anytime soon. The singers had lovely voices, and seemed well suited to their parts, but I'm not an expert by a long shot. I'm sure if I was, I'd probably have some criticisms. Again, though, all of them were enjoyable.

The waitresses were, I think, by far the best part of the night. Perky, upbeat, helpful, striking just the right line between cute to the men while inoffensive to the wives and dates, they played to their audiences adeptly. There was a table of young adults with young spouses or dates from Ireland across from us, group who appeared to be having a friends night out crosswise from us, and us, with our three children, one of whom got sick just before the soup came, and the waitress dealt with us all proficiently.

Oh, and you're supposed to call them Wenches. When your drink is empty, you raise your cup and yell "Wench!" Our youngest child thought this was JUST ABSOLUTELY THE BEST and so proceeded to down about a billion gallons of juice. We'd thought he was ordering for all of the children (the teens were just a bit bashful about hollering WENCH) and so didn't realize until he turned green that he'd actually consumed it all himself. His stomach mutinied before any food had been served, and we had to spend a bit of time hanging about the bathroom seeing whether he was just a little queasy or going to be all out sick (queasy won, thankfully). The whole time the waitress expertly served the section as well as popping by to make sure there was nothing she could do to help my son.

The most critical question you need to be clear on, though, is "are you in the mood to be a boisterous participant in a rowdy, bawdy, sort of period dinner theater?" If you are, then this may be perfect for you. If you have ANY other motivation, you should rethink your plans. If you're a historical re-creationist, this place will make you stark-raving insane. If you're a theater buff, it will sadly disappoint. If you're a retired soloist from a long-running Broadway musical, it might stroke your ego, but that's all.

If you're looking for a light hearted way to unravel after a night of sightseeing, don't mind being hauled into a circle dance with disco balls to an electrical piano and shepherded by people in 13th century spandex, then this place is made for you, ENJOY!
Written May 12, 2011
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Daniel4Katie2015
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
Would love to have gone here, but unfortunately it's closed down. My partner would have absolutely loved it. Companies are still selling vouchers to this place but even their phone line is dead.
Written October 19, 2021
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Galina H
London, UK7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Friends
DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!!
SHABBY! POOR QUALITY OF: FOOD, ENTERTAIMENT AND SERVICE.
DOESN’T JUSTIFY £110/person we paid. Below is the complaint I sent to Hospitality Line who sold the tickets. Just to mention they were useless as well as the people who run the Medieval event. I got a lousy reply from Ivory House and nothing from Hospitality Line for misrepresenting the event and their overstatement “hugely entertaining dinner theatre experience”
Dear Sir/Madam
I recently bought and attended one of your venues Medieval Banquet - New Year Eve Party. I WISH I NEVER WOULD!!!. I feel robbed.
I have paid £110 each and I think that truly for what we have experienced it was worth just about £40 each. It was so shabby. The atmosphere was very bad; there was no build up to a New Year.
The greeting was terrible. At the front door we were met by only 2 women who were buried in some paperwork and were trying to find guests on their list which by the look of things wasn’t in alphabetical order. Then after they found your name they were ranging through some printed tickets looking for our names. Don’t forget while they are doing that the rest of the guests are standing in a cold and rainy weather outside.
Forgot to mention some old lady who was at the front desk was really grumpy which totally put me off. She told us to go downstairs where we would be shown to our tables. Well that was another “game”. The staff struggled to find names that scribbled on papers attached to each table. Couldn’t they have a sitting chat?!!
The food wasn’t great: lamb was so tough; mash potatoes reminded me of a cheap packed /fast food. We had soup (water with a few mushrooms), a platter of limited prawns and salmon, sherbet (which I can’t see how it can be classed as a “course” just some ice scraped of a freezer). So I see it as 4 course meal but was supposed to be 6 course meal?! It was total disappointment!!
The entertainment wasn’t anything special, definitely not a“huge entertainment” and last but not least the disco was off playlist and dominated with a rock music. So bad that I went to complain but been told that they have no DJ and music played off a playlist. How can you dance with a song “Fire fire”?!! The staff themselves couldn’t believe at horrendous music that has been played every night.
On the ticket says-“Disco until late” hmm really?! I came all the way from Lincolnshire to have good time but it never happened. Let’s put this way I came back home much earlier than I thought I would.
I went on this event with a full intention to have a good, enjoyable, fun time which we would remember. Well we'll remember as a huge fiasco, as we have been swindled/ ripped off, abused and nothing else.
I hope that you can get back to me shortly with good news that I will be fully compensated for my ruined “festive” time. .
Regards
Written January 16, 2014
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