On Friday 14th February, Merlin Events opened the doors to Madame Tussauds for it’s first ever pop up restaurant in partnership with Payne and Gunter. On Arrival, guests mingled with the famous stars of Hollywood in our reception room ‘Party’ as they sipped Rose Petal Martini’s and ate delicious canapés including Devils on Horseback.

Guests could interact and take photos with a number of the attraction’s waxworks including A-list couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

Attendees were then welcomed into the World Stage, which had been transformed into a supper club featuring tables lit with candelabras and dressed with ivy. One table included a waxwork model of former Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn in the infamous Breakfast at Tiffany’s black Givenchy dress. Guests were able to sit by her and pose for pictures.

A large screen played romantic clips from films including Gone with the Wind, From Now and Till Eternity and Casablanca. Nate James, a former contestant from BBC One’s The Voice, entertained the crowds singing a mixture of classic and contemporary songs.

Brit Awards caterer Payne & Gunter was enlisted to create and deliver a three-course dinner. It consisted of an ‘it takes two’ sharing plate starter, and a main course of hay-baked salt marsh lamb cutlet, mini shepherd’s pie, spring greens, minted pea puree and a red wine jus.

The ‘threesome’ dessert was a chocolate heart filled with raspberry mousse, raspberry ice-cream pop with chocolate dipping sauce and a raspberry meringue kiss, and was followed by coffee, passion fruit macaroons and a flaming Sambuca shot.


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