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New venue 2017 - Watermen's Hall

Watermen's Hall is one of the City of London’s finest venues for conferences, banquets, receptions, award ceremonies, business meetings, wedding receptions, private dining and silver service luncheons for up to 80 people.

This 18th century Georgian Hall graces the City with its historical elegance and spaces to perfectly suit every occasion.

We are delighted to announce that The Cook and The Butler has secured the contact for all hiring of Watermen’s Hall.


Return of the River Thames Luncheon Club

April 2017: The Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames, in association with The Cook & The Butler, are delighted to announce the return of the much-enjoyed River Thames Luncheon Club at Watermen’s Hall, St Mary-at-Hill, London EC3R 8EF. Starting on Friday 12th May 2017 and once per month throughout the year.

Click here to view the menu, dates and details


The very best in event catering

The Cook & The Butler is an experienced catering company, based in central London, that can handle a wide range of events – from an intimate dinner to a sit-down meal for hundreds. With fresh ingredients sourced from London food markets and exacting attention to detail, you can be sure that The Cook & The Butler will give you the event catering that Central London clients are looking for.

Central London hosts hundreds of events every day – from client lunches to ceremonial dinners. All of these events need to be catered – whether it’s a range of canapés or a three course meal. Event catering in Central London is a competitive business and clients can find it difficult to know who to choose. The best advice is to go for a company that has both the culinary and the event management experience to provide you with a whole package that takes the worry away from you. The Cook and The Butler can offer event catering to Central London companies that includes:

• Canapés -
for a range of occasions and designed to your requirements if needed.

• Finger buffets -
a selection of menus for both hot and cold buffets.

• Dinner menus -
beautifully created and balanced dinner menus including freshly baked breads, coffee and truffles

• Wine list -
The Cook and The Butler will liaise with you to ensure that you have all the help you need choosing the appropriate wine to go with your canapés or meals.

To find out more about The Cook and The Butler, or to enquire about event catering, call them today on 020 7620 1818 or email

Event catering – Central London venues

Whilst The Cook and The Butler can cater for events at a wide range of locations, they have also secured the catering at several prestigious Central London locations:

• Livery Halls -
London is home to a number of Livery Halls, all of them historic and stunning settings. The Cook & The Butler can arrange event catering in Central London Halls such as the Armourers’ Hall, The Bakers’ Hall, the Brewers’ Hall, The Carpenters’ Hall and the Glaziers’ Hall, along with the London Guildhall itself. There are several other venues that clients can use for their functions.

HQS Wellington

HQS Wellington - The Cook & The Butler venue catering

The Cook & The Butler Event Company is Caterer onboard the Head Quarters Ship - home of The Honourable Company of Master Mariners.

The Cook and The Butler is a proud sponsor of - an index of London Livery Companies and a vital resource for company masters.


Work for us - catering jobs in London

If you would like to seek a position in our Food Service staff, we are always happy to offer opportunities to people who would consider entering the exciting world of event food service. Full training will be given.

Please email your details and application to:


Recent Events

Seafarers UK Centenary at Guildhall
Seafarers UK Centenary at London Guildhall 2017

Lord Mayor's Show 2016
Lord Mayor's Show 2016

Onboard HMS Duncan at Canary Wharf
The Cook & The Butlers catering team onboard HMS Duncan at Canary Wharf - May 2016

HQS Wellington wedding on TV
HQS Wellington wedding on TV - April 2016

Cart Marking 2015
Cart Marking Ceremony 2015 at Guildhall, City of London

St George's Day Banquet at Guildhall
St George's Day 2015 at Guildhall

11th Annual Inter-Livery Pancake Races
Inter-Livery Pancake Races 2015

HM Tower of London New Armouries
Dinner at HM Tower of London New Armouries

London Pancake Races 10th Anniversary
Inter-Livery Pancake Races 2014

Luncheon at Carpenters' Hall
City Livery Club - Christmas Luncheon, Dec 2013

Wedding Breakfast at Armourers' Hall
Wedding Breakfast at Armourers' Hall, October 2013

Luncheon at Carpenters' Hall
Gardeners Company April 2013 link

Banquet in the Crypt at Guildhall
The Worshipful Company of Management Consultants - May 2012

The Cook & The Butler staff, keeping
to time. Tower Bridge, London
The Cook and The Butler's catering staff - keeping to time

Royal Gala Dinner at Stationers' Hall
Constantinian Order of Saint George 2011 Royal Gala Dinner

British Red Cross tribute at Guildhall
British Red Cross - Tribute to Stephen Fry - Guildhall, London 2011

Musicians Company at Carpenters' Hall
Musicians Company at Carpenters' Hall, Nov 2011

Candlemas Luncheon at Guildhall
Worpshipful Company of Cooks - Candlemas Luncheon 2011