Bafta Venue Hire

Tasting Notes

28 June 13

Throughout the year we host a select number of invitation-only events where clients can experience interesting and contemporary food and drink experiences.

The events are hosted by Anton Manganaro, our Head Chef at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly and guests are guaranteed an informative tasting experience with BAFTA Partners such as Champagne Taittinger, Villa Maria and Hotel Chocolat, amongst others.

For information about these invitation only events contact


Tea Ceremony with Fortnum & Mason

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After announcing BAFTA’s new partnership with Fortnum & Mason, there was no better reason for BAFTA 195 Piccadilly to pack up and host the next of their successful Tasting Notes events on location for the very first time. Click here to read more.

Wild Food and Foraging with Anton Manganaro

195 Piccadilly - Mushrooms - Foraging On 23rd October, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly hosted a stunning evening of foraged foods with Head Chef Anton Managaro. He prepared an original five course tasting menu including Cornish hake, wild mushroom and chestnut custard, wooded and squab pigeon followed by a delicious buttermilk pudding with crab apple jelly and rose hip syrup. Each dish was carefully matched to a wine chosen by Graham, our expert Bar Manager.

The event was a huge success and left guest inspired by the originality and accessibility of the fresh and seasonable ingredient foraged by Anton himself.

With the help of Lavender Green Flowers, 195 also looked the part with beautiful table displays and plinths featuring rustic flowers and even mushrooms!

Sushi & Sake Masterclass

195 Sushi ClassIn June we hosted a Sushi Masterclass with Kim Yukawa of the Japan Centre’s Sushi Academy and Naoyuki Torisawa of renown sake makers, Geikkeikan. Guests were able to make their own sushi with a prize of special Geikkeikan sake being awarded to the most artistic presentation. During the evening we showcased the unique sake ceremony and guests sampled a delicious sake cocktail prepared by Graham Lloyd Bennett of BAFTA 195 Piccadilly.

Champagne Tasting

Taittinger Champagne

In February we hosted a delightful evening of food pairing with a flight of Taittinger Champagnes. Guests were guided through an array of Champagnes, which were perfectly matched by Anton's food selections.

Chapel Down Bacchus, Tenterden - Paired with A smoked trout, salmon and halibut from the Severn and Wye Smokery with pickled cucumber

Nicolas Maillart Brut Platin - Paired with Chestnut custard, wild mushrooms and mushroom foam

Nicolas Maillart Millesieme - Paired with Braised pig cheeks, pomme mousseline and greens

Taittinger Rose - Paired with Blood orange jelly with lemon posset and lemongrass sorbet

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