The Thames Dining Club
Fine Dining for Gentlemen at Phyllis Court
The Thames Dining Club offers gentlemen’s fine dining at their Club, and holds four black-tie dinners each year. They are normally in March, June, September and December, although dates do vary depending on holidays. The club’s focus is on good conversation, friendship, camaraderie and an excellent dining experience, with courses appropriate to the season accompanied by wines that are carefully selected to complement each dish.
After-dinner speakers are invited to spring, autumn and winter dinners. They come from a variety of backgrounds and talk on a wide range of subjects. Previous speakers in the last year have included the former Commander-in-Chief Fleet of the Royal Navy, the Director of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car project and Master of the Worshipful Company of Lightmongers.
Although Thames Dining is primarily for gentlemen, there is also a Ladies Night in the summer when partners are welcome to attend. On this evening, instead of a guest speaker there are different forms of entertainment. In 2016 this was the Panama Café Orchestra, who kept the diners entertained with their blend of nostalgia, wit and authentic sounds of the 20s and 30s.