Funnily enough, I had actually been to Friends House, meeting up with a fellow photographer for a coffee and cake, just a few months before I received their call about photography. I’d had a delicious cake, so I remembered them well (but more about cake later)…
Based in a Grade II listed building, Friends House contains the central offices of the Quakers in Britain, the main library of Quakerism and Quaker history in the UK as well as holding annual meetings for the Quakers.
But it’s a multi-use building, right opposite Euston Station, housing The Light – their large auditorium for conferences and exhibitions, meeting rooms for hire, a restaurant and a delightful café with two lovely outdoor spaces to enjoy your food and drink when it’s warm.
The restaurant, which is open for lunch, daily, to the public, is a bit of a hidden gem, in an area where it’s hard to find good quality fresh food. The buffet style restaurant specialises in delicious sustainably sourced ingredients at reasonable prices. Definitely worth checking out.
The lovely Quaker Centre Café upstairs, (which is where I’d met my friend a few months back) serves breakfast, afternoon teas and coffees and snacks all day. I can confirm that the cake really is tasty indeed – as you know, I always like to sample the goods!
The Friends House hospitality team were keen to show off the quality of their organic, Fairtrade and locally produced, food, which they offer as part of their catering package for delegates.
Of course no organisation can be great, without the people behind it and, despite the rain, I managed to take these sunny portraits in the gardens, between showers!
The café and restaurant can also be found on Facebook: /www.facebook.com/friendshouserestaurant
Click Here to See More Photos in the Hospitality Gallery or Download the Hospitality Brochure here: http://susannahfields.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Susannah-Fields-Hospitality-Photography-Folio-2017.pdf