Searcys at The Gherkin reports that more than 15 per cent of all the events held in 2019 took place over breakfast, reflecting an increase from 4 per cent the previous year.
This shift away from traditional client dinners sees a growing demand for breakfasts, and the catering company has introduced a new Breakfast at Searcys meeting package for corporate and private events.
With three different packages to choose from, the breakfast menus have been created by executive chef Shaun Rowlands to showcase the best of British seasonal fare. Menu highlights include Norfolk smoked streaky bacon on brioche bun, a breakfast board of cheese, with assorted Suffolk cold meats and Searcys smoked salmon, or a vegetarian full English, with field mushrooms, grilled plum tomatoes, spinach, baked beans and avocado. A healthy selection of dishes such as homemade granola, natural yogurt and honey or a traditional blueberry porridge is also on offer.
The packages are available in The Gherkin’s suite of private dining rooms and also at the panoramic Iris Bar, on level 40. Menus can be accompanied by unlimited coffee or tea. An upgrade includes bottles of Searcys signature cuvee. Standard room hire packages include a dedicated guest registration area at the lobby reception, a staffed cloakroom, dedicated event manager, event staff and security.