Barclaycard to deliver 24-hour dining experience with Bompas & Parr

Deals website Bespoke Offers, a division of Barclaycard, has teamed up with Bompas & Parr to deliver a 24-hour tasting menu event - the longest ever attempted.

Barclaycard's Bespoke Offers website is teaming up with Bompas & Parr (credit: Stefan Braun)
Barclaycard's Bespoke Offers website is teaming up with Bompas & Parr (credit: Stefan Braun)

The 200 Club event, which marks the launch of a month of dining-focused offers on the deals website, will see eight chefs from top venues across the capital devise 200 courses for approximately 50 guests.

Diners can expect a total of 10 meals, each of which will last around two hours and contain 20 dishes. 

A new dish will be served on average every seven minutes and 14 seconds throughout the 24-hour period, and a total of 1,600 plates will be served.

To keep diners energised, meals will incorporate digestive aids including active enzymes and energy boosting ingredients such as caffeine and guarana. 

Additionally, the menu has been devised in consultation with gastroenterologist Dr Simon HC Anderson, to ensure food consumption is kept at a manageable level.

The Factory in London’s Bermondsey is hosting the event, which will commence at 8am on 3 September and continue through until 8am the following day. 

Bespoke Offers is giving away two tickets to the event, where winners will be able to dine for the entire 24-hour period – an experience valued at £2,000.

Tickets to individual meals are also available in limited numbers.

The meals:

  • Breakfast 
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Snacking
  • Five PM
  • Dinner
  • Party time
  • Drunchies
  • Blackout
  • Final Countdown

Ronnie Denholm, managing director of Bespoke Offers, said: "We’re always looking to push the boundaries and give our customers something a little bit different. This truly bespoke banquet of 200 courses seemed the perfect thing to do – even if it will be a test of endurance, as well as appetite.

"Bompas & Parr are real culinary geniuses and we are thrilled to be able to offer exclusive tickets to this one-off event, which will certainly be a once in a lifetime experience."

Sam Bompas, co-founder of Bompas & Parr, added: "For the 24-hour gustatory marathon, Bompas & Parr are back with a meal, so grand, so vast and so bespoke it spans the entire gamut of human emotion, history and savour. "

In June Barclaycard offered a flight experience, fairground and VIP area as part of its headline sponsorship of British Summer Time festival. 

Bompas & Parr is currently hosting a 'breathable cocktail' installation at London's Borough Market, meanwhile in May the company teamed up with Facebook to light the up The London Eye.

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