Venue: As of Friday 5th February CIRCA will have the exclusive use of the St Stephens Club (Queens Anne Gate, Westminster, London SW1), an elegant and listed Victorian townhouse overlooking St James’s Park with its own secluded private garden, for our monthy drinks parties (7-12pm). From the discreet nameplate on the door, through to the elegant reception and dining areas, St Stephen’s is both a social hub and a cosy retreat which provides excellent service and superb food in a relaxed atmosphere.
Founded in 1870 under the patronage of Benjamin Disraeli, (Earl of Beaconsfield), as a convenient meeting place for Conservative Members of Parliament close to the House, it is a place that has always attracted the great and the good - from Harold Macmillan to Margaret Thatcher.
Our February CIRCA DRINKS PARTY will have exclusive use of the St Stephens Club on Friday 5 February (7-12pm) and, by special arrangement, Circa members and guests can continue the evening on by collecting one of the 50 Guest Passes for yourself and your guests for complimentary admission to Shadow Lounge, 5 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1 (11pm-4am) Europe’s No: 1 gay members club.
After an excellent December drinks party (Photo Gallery) we are looking forward to our first drinks party of 2010 in February, so come and join us and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine on arrival (7pm-8pm).
Drinks will be available in the Bar and the Queenborough Room and supper will be available in The Garden Room. St Stephens Club drinks are: House wine: £4.50 per glass, £15.50 per bottle, Beer: £3.50 Spirits: single £3.50, double £6.00 (inclusive of mixer), Soft drinks: £2.25, Juices: £2.00, Water: £1.00/glass or £0.00 for tap water
The Bar and interconnecting Queenborough Room have lush views over the garden and park beyond. They showcase original features and furnishings, capturing the spirit of the original Victorian townhouse and are the perfect place to enjoy a superb range of cocktails, specially selected spirits, beers and wines by the glass.
St Stephen's is justly renowned for the quality of its food, and their resident Head Chef Alex Wood sources ingredients personally - focusing on choice ingredients from small-scale producers to create a menu inspired by the market and the season. Alex has specially created a 2 and 3 course set menu (£20/£25 inc vat and service charge) with choices for Circa members and guests. Click here to view the menu choices. An imaginative wine list features classic vintages alongside stars from the New World. Click here to view the drinks/wine/cocktails list
The club's mature walled garden is a private 'oasis' with lawn, terrace and a courtyard area offering glorious views over St James' Park - the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a leisurely drink
On the night you can also enter our LUCKY DRAW for "A Moment In Time" a stunning photograph on canvas. Just pop your business card in the hat on the night. Everyone has an equal chance of winning !! - the photograph on canvas will be on view and available for collection on the night.
Curtis your Host and Co-Hosts – Patricia, Jean Francois, Alastair and Jason will be meeting and greeting.
Our members and guests are all ages and professions, a great place to network, flirt and make new friends. There is NO admission charge and the drinks prices are very reasonable … the lighting will be low and the atmosphere mellow so enjoy!!