I wanted to throw a party in London to celebrate my 50th; we live in Australia and I hadn't been home for 2 years. My friend Peter found Vanilla and put me in touch with Matthieu the Manager. I arranged everything via email and phone with Matthieu and visited the club 4 days before the event. I sampled the wines and Peter had sampled the food prior to the event. I cannot fault any part of the evening; it went so smoothly, flawless! The club is as beautiful as it looks on the website and immaculately clean; the wine choice was varied and reasonably priced, as was the champagne. Matthieu gave good advice about the food selection of canapés, followed by bowl food and they were very happy to honour my request of another round of munchies at 11.30pm. Arranging balloons, our own band, a special "celeb" singer, birthday cakes, videos, speeches.......nothing was too much trouble. They even ordered a cab for us at the end of the night. The staff on the night were outstanding; as well as Matthieu, Benoit the Assistant Manager and Oya, our host gave a service level that you’d expect at the Ritz or Savoy without the stuffiness. They were discreet, timely, polite and simply delightful. They collected and stored my birthday cards for me, always made sure that I had a glass of bubbles in my hand; took care of one of my friends with the minimum of fuss when she went flying off the dance floor. I work in hospitality and event management so I had high expectations and I can honestly say that the team at Vanilla are one of the best I've ever had the pleasure of working with. The comments from my 120 guests were overwhelming. This venue is stylish, the technology is up to date, the staff are exceptional and it is amazing value for money. Look no further! Thank you Team Vanilla for making my 50th one of the best nights of my life!
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