Levy Restaurants UK launches family café at the ‘loveliest castle in the world’
Levy Restaurants UK has recently launched the Maze Café at Leeds Castle, as part of the renewed partnership between the sports, leisure and hospitality sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland and one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain.
The new look Maze Café provides visitors with a fun and modern menu to complement the updated look and feel of the café. Food concepts have been designed with the whole family in mind and examples from the menu include special children’s meal deal, fish burgers and beetroot and feta cheese sliders. The focus of the re-launched eatery is homemade, fast fresh food in a family friendly environment.
This is part of the developments that Levy Restaurants UK is implementing at Leeds Castle after securing a contract extension. The continued partnership will see the 60-strong Levy Restaurants UK team provide public, conference and event catering at this extraordinary venue to help deliver a memorable guest experience to the Castle’s variety of visitors.
As well as The Maze Café, Leeds Castle offers The Fairfax Restaurant, along with a number of food and drink kiosks located throughout the grounds of this stunning Castle. In addition Levy’s team will continue providing an event banqueting service as well as catering for accommodation guests and even ‘glampers’. The retention of this contract will also see Levy Restaurants UK further enhance the culinary experience for visitors with a series of innovations, such as a quintessentially English afternoon tea in the Fairfax restaurant and a focus on events such as weddings, with 2015 set to be the busiest year yet for weddings at the Castle.
Located in Kent, Leeds Castle is an iconic venue that attracts a large number of visitors throughout the year, welcoming over 500,000 guests annually. Once a royal residence owned by Henry VIII, the Castle has been the private property of six English kings and queens throughout its 900 year history. Set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland and formal gardens and with daily events and year round attractions, Leeds Castle offers a range of dining events where visitors can enjoy themed menus with a focus on classic English food traditions.
Jonathan Davidson, Business Director, leisure, Levy Restaurants UK said: “Our partnership with Leeds Castle is a great example of our guest first ethos and our absolute focus on delivering legendary guest experiences. Leeds Castle is truly a place of legends and we feel very privileged to work with such an historic, beautiful venue, helping retain its iconic status through the delivery of amazing food and service. The Maze Café looks great and has a brilliant menu, we look forward to it being a huge success.”
Debbie Matthews, Hospitality Business Manager at Leeds Castle added; “We are delighted to announce our continuing partnership with Levy Restaurants UK and look forward to developing the offer further to deliver exciting and innovative catering to our visitors during their visit to Leeds Castle.”