By Tom Easterby
Hospitality guests at Newcastle United will be in for a treat this season with The Park Grill ready to welcome diners to St. James' Park.
Situated within the Leazes Stand, the brand-new restaurant allows guests to watch as their meals are expertly prepared thanks to its open kitchen grill, with tables overlooking the hallowed turf also on offer.
Providing locally-sourced food and a dining experience of the highest calibre, The Park Grill adds another facet to an already hugely impressive stadium, which was named the best large stadium for matchday hospitality in the United Kingdom at this year's Stadium Events and Hospitality Awards.
Private match seating, licensed betting outlets and convenient car parking facilities at the ground are just some of the added bonuses that mean The Park Grill is sure to go down well.
The highly successful showcase evening, which was held recently, saw more than 100 people pass through the doors to enjoy a drinks reception and mini canapé-style tasters of the main menu
Manager Alan Pardew and members of his backroom staff greeted and mingled with guests, and United legend Bob Moncur compered the evening, while entertainment was provided by swing singer Glen Roughead and there was als a Magpies Heroes quiz.
The prizes for the quiz gave the seasonal corporate clients, as well as new, prospective clients, the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences, which included two tickets to dine in the Chairman's suite at this weekend's Premier League opener against Manchester City and the chance to dine with the United first team at the Club's training ground in Benton.
Following the success of last month's event, many bookings have already been made for the forthcoming campaign.