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Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
Friday 21 Apr 2023
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
This year, the Annual Dinner relocates to the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne. As one of the highlights of our social calendar, this black-tie event aims to attract Eastbournian Society members (not just OEs) who are more local to Eastbourne, with the intention to return to London again in 2024. The Grand first hosted our Annual Dinner in 1905!
Affectionately known as The White Palace, the Grand Hotel Eastbourne commands breathtaking views of the sea and the dramatic cliffs at Beachy Head. The Grand Hotel is the only 5 star luxury resort to be found in an English seaside town. The event will take place in the magnificent Compton Room (formerly the ballroom).
Our special guest speaker is comedy writer and producer Paul Mayhew-Archer (Reeves 1967-71) and you can read more about Paul here.
The cost of the evening is £85 per person and the price includes:
Drink on arrival
Three-course banquet dinner (see menu below)
Half a bottle of wine per person
Coffee and petit fours
A concession price of £50 is available for:
OEs aged 29 and under
Current Eastbourne College/St Andrews staff
The dress code is formal evening wear ('black tie').
Tables will be set for 8-10 guests. There is a possibility to increase to 12 per table, but this would be a squeeze and requires everyone to be friends!
The event is not profit making, and we are actively seeking sponsorship. Please contact us if you would like to discuss one of the packages available. The packages include places at the dinner.
Please press 'I'd like to book and pay' below and complete the registration form and payment process. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are booking more than one ticket, please note the following instructions for entering guest details:
At the screen Select ticket type, enter the total number of tickets you are booking, including yourself. For example, if you are bringing two guests, enter 3 in the box.
Your tickets will be displayed. The first ticket is for you as the host. As your details have already been registered, you do not have to enter them again. The only names you have to enter here are those of your guests, if you have any. For example:
Enter Guest 2 details: This is the second ticket you have booked. Please enter the name of the first of your guests. The email address is not compulsory.
Enter Guest 3 details: This is the third ticket you have booked. Please enter the name of the second of your guests. The email address is not compulsory.
Starter Thinly sliced Parma ham, ricotta balsamic figs and roquette salad (Su,M) Vegetarian option - Roast Mediterranean vegetable tartlet, ricotta balsamic figs and roquette salad (G,M,Su,Ce,V)
Main Teriyaki chicken, pak choi, sweet chili sugar snaps, lemon grass and kaffir-infused potato fondant (G.So.Ce.M) Vegetarian option - Chickpea, leek and cauliflower wellington, pak choi, sweet chili sugar snaps, lemon grass and kaffir-infused potato fondant (G,V,M)
Dessert Dark chocolate marquise with a raspberry coulis, berry compote (G.M.E.So.Su)
Ce – celery E – egg G – cereals containing gluten M – milk & dairy So – soybeans Su - sulphur dioxide & sulphites V – vegetarian
If you would like to stay the night in Eastbourne, the Grand Hotel is offering a discount (must be booked through this link). The following organisations also offer discounts with the mention of the Eastbourne College Annual Dinner when contacted directly (i.e. not through Booking.com or similar):