An email from Maureen, following her 60th Birthday Party on 29th July:

I’d like to thank you, Rita and everyone who helped her for making my party on Saturday so perfect. We all had a wonderful time and we were very impressed with the thoughtfulness and efficiency of all the staff.
The food was also outstanding and I’ll be emailing Louise to thank her and her staff for adding so much to the enjoyment of the evening.
Please pass on my thanks to everyone.
With very best wishes.

An email from Vicki, following her mother’s 70th birthday dinner party on 14th July:

Just wanted to say thank you for everything you did for my Mom’s birthday party on Friday. It all ran like clockwork and everyone had a great time.

Until the next event.

A text from Sabe, following Sabe and Pablo’s civil ceremony and reception on Saturday 10th June:

Thank you so much for everything. We had a fantastic night and everything was perfect. All our guests loved the venue.

An Email from Daniel, following his wife’s 60th surprise birthday dinner party on Friday 26th May:

At the risk of repeating myself, this is just to thank you and your team for looking after us all so well on Friday and for making us so welcome. We had a terrific time at your club, and everyone was singing its praises. I hope we behaved ourselves properly and that there were no complaints from your neighbours. Sorry if we were a tad late in leaving but that was because guests just did not want to go!
Hope we can come back one day.

An email from John, following a stag dinner on 13th May:

Many thanks for your help with the event last night. Everyone had a superb time and the venue couldn’t have been better. May I commend your staff on their kindness and care – please thank them for me.

An email from Emma, following her birthday party on Saturday 11th February 2017:

Thank you so much to both you and your wonderful staff for all your help on Saturday with my party. It went smoothly and I had a wonderful time.

An email from Bernie, following her 50th birthday party on 5th November:

I had a most wonderful and memorable evening on Saturday. You, Rita and your team worked efficiently to ensure I, and all my guests, had a great evening. I have had such positive feedback about the venue and do hope that this results in future opportunities for you, as many of my guests are London based with a wide network. The setting along the Thames and split level bar/entertainment space are perfect for parties and I hope I can help to raise the profile amongst my network. Having the pontoon for fireworks and the terrace to view them was fantastic. The pubs had a fireworks display at 9.30 so my guests felt doubly spoiled.

Rita, Martha and the team are true heroes. They anticipated everything, managed my ambitious timetable, treated my guests royally and set-up/cleared up efficiently and without fuss. They are quite simply fantastic. My family and friends are singing their praises. I would particularly like to mention how gracious and helpful Rita was to my 3 guests who were unable to get to the venue until 7pm. They have had a tough week dealing with a mother/sister/aunt who has had major surgery and got out of hospital on Saturday afternoon. Rita didn’t know that but they really felt that she ensured they were looked after.

I am so impressed with the team you have around you and so were my friends. Many thanks to you and them for making it such a fabulous evening for us all.

An email from Nuala, following her 50th birthday party on 21st May:

Many thanks to you and your wonderful staff. My party was wonderful, so many people commented on the wonderful venue and fantastic service and friendliness of all the staff.

Please do pass on our thanks to everyone.

An email from Stewart & Thomas, following their anniversary party on 7th May:

Firstly we had the most wonderful event and it was all down to you and your superb staff. The team were so great and the event was truly magical and we will never forget it. The view, the bar and the service was simpy the best.

 An email from Kathleen, following her son’s 6th birthday party on 29th April:

Thank you so much! It was fabulous and Rita was super helpful


An email from Neeraj, following 4 days of meetings, plus plated lunches on 21, 26, 27 & 28th April:

Many thanks for this. Everything went very well. The food was excellent, Boris did a great job and we were very content. Congrats to you and your Team. Also, a very nice touch offering Dessert Wine once and the Prosecco. Very appreciated.

An email from Claire, following her mother’s 60th birthday party on 16th April:

Thanks for everything, we had a truly fantastic party! We really enjoyed it. Everyone absolutely loved your venue and we had a great night. Also, just to say a special thanks to Rita, she was superb. She made everything run like clockwork, and nothing was too much trouble. Please pass on our thanks.

My mum is still in shock!

 An email from Kate & Gene following their Wedding Reception on 26th March:

Just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you for such a lovely day – Gene and I had the best time – great venue, staff, food – everything. We really appreciate your help and everything you did – it was brilliant. I hope all our guests weren’t too much trouble – everyone said how lovely the staff were and friendly and that they loved the food!

An email from May, following her daughter’s 18th birthday party on 27th February:

I just wanted to write to let you know how pleased we were with Saturday’s party. Maya had such a fun evening, as did all her guests!
Everyone thought the venue was fabulous! More than anything, I wanted to let you know just how amazing the staff were on Saturday night!
They are all clearly incredibly experienced and that made a huge difference to the success of the party. Rita was wonderful from the word go – she made everything seem effortless and was so eager and willing to help the whole evening, plus she has such a wonderfully calming manner – we couldn’t have asked for more! The bar staff were all efficient and friendly. Shireen was wonderful and her lovely personality was appreciated by all! The two bouncers were equally fantastic at their job – I’d hate to imagine a party with a group of 18 year olds without these guys keeping any eye on everything, they were brilliant! What was also impressive was how they all worked as a team, subtly communicating throughout the night! Please thank them again from us!

I’ll definitely be recommending your venue to friends and family and would hope to use it again for another celebration in the future.

An email from Tanya, following her son’s 4th birthday party on 24th January 2016:

The day was wonderful, everything went according to plan (except one menu item but Rita and the Chef dealt admirably with that) and we could not have hoped for better. Rita and your additional manager (sorry no chance that I can spell his name) were polite, helpful and absolutely professional and nothing was too much trouble. Hannah, Chef and the additional helpers were the same. Our guests, ranging from our young party guests to their parents and then our close family and friends were equally impressed, the food was delicious and the setting was perfect with two floors and the view of the river as the sun set. My only complaint was nobody seemed to drink or eat enough!!

A couple PA mothers were there so it was a great advert for a school function and I expect one of the Mums to be in touch with you.

With sincere thanks for a day we will not forget, although sadly, Enzi will!

An email from Clare, following her husband’s birthday party on 28th November:

I had meant to email yesterday to say how much we, and everyone, enjoyed the evening. There were many very positive comments from our guests about the venue saying what a lovely intimate, atmospheric space it was.

There were also many positive comments about the staff and from our point of view they handled the evening really well and were very friendly. Rita was very welcoming, friendly and efficient.

We think quite a large number of people stayed on prosecco all evening and we ended up bringing home a lot of the Oyster Bay. Out of interest how many bottles of prosecco did we consume?

We certainly wouldn’t hesitate to use the venue again or to recommend you to others.

Thanks for everything and very best wishes for a happy festive season

An email from Tony, following his department’s workshop for 25 delegates on 13th November:

I can confirm last weeks visit to the club was a great success in every respect. Attendees particularly enjoyed the lunch.
We’d be more than happy to use the facilities again (in fact this was the second visit for some of the team) and I’d certainly recommend to friends as a private hire option.

An email from Coralie, following her daughter’s 13th birthday on 6th November:

Thank you very much for let me organise such a nice party! The venue, the staff, the DJ was wonderful

An email from Martin, following his daughter, Natasia’s 18th birthday party on 14th November:

Just a quick to say many thanks for hosting Natasias party. All of the staff and the bouncers were fantastic. Everyone had a great time and we will happily recommend you to others

 An email from Millie, following her mother’s 70th birthday party on 24th October:

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and Rita and the team for such a fabulous party location for my mum. All went really well and Rita was a super star – checking in and reassuring me through out the night. Please thank her for me.

An email from Yen, following his association’s dinner on 16th October:

We had a very enjoyable time last Friday

 An email from Rachel, following her husband, Tom’s, 40th birthday party on 16th October:

I’m sorry it’s taken me so long, but I wanted to write a quick note to thank you for all your help with Tom’s party last Friday. It went really well and everyone commented on what a lovely venue it was. I hope we didn’t leave too much tidying up to do and the blue tack didn’t cause any damage to the paintwork.

Please pass on my thanks to your excellent bar staff too.

An email from Toni, following her civil ceremony & reception on 15th August:

We had a really lovely day on Saturday. All the staff were brilliant and the club was the perfect venue for our special celebration. Even the weather was kind, which meant we were able to fully enjoy the terrace and river views. One of our friends was so smitten with the club he may be contacting you for his wedding party being planned for next year.

An email from Mike, following his son’s 21st birthday party on 18th July:

46 of us at AK Rowing Club for my son’s 21st was a brilliant choice for us. Guests all of a similar age as my son of course go to many such birthday events around now so they have a great deal of experience of these occasions. Comments on the night and subsequent Facebook comments against postings and photographs all tell that they had a great time. Nice to see kids that we have known for a while now all behaving like grown ups and appreciative of the service provided by the attentive Rita and her team. My wife and I are now thinking about what we might celebrate there next!

An email from Karina, following her son’s joint 18th birthday party on 16th May:

Just wanted to say thanks for letting us use your lovely boat club for Oscar and Fred’s party on Saturday, it really is such a lovely venue, especially on a sunny evening. The event went very well and Rita and her team were magnificent. Everyone seemed to enjoy the evening without any untoward incidents – so your rehearsed formula certainly worked well. I’m sure we will be in touch again in the future for other family events.

 An email from Harriet, following her birthday lunch party on 9th May:

I’m rather late in writing to you to say thank you so much for all your help over my party. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, didn’t worry about a thing once it started, and would recommend to anyone.

All my friends commented on what a great venue it was and how clever I was to find it so I basked in that. I was very impressed by Rita who was a powerhouse of efficiency, and also took great care of me, which I really appreciated – she made specially sure that I always had a drink and so on. She also cleared up our stuff (toys etc), which was totally beyond the call of duty. Please pass on our gratitude and thanks to her.

I’m quite sure you’ll get bookings from people who were there, they were so enthusiastic.


An email from Simon, following his company’s 1 day workshop on 30th April:

They all loved it. The food was amazing and also loved the venue.

I definitely will be back to use it again probably with more chairs! Thanks so much for all your help.

An email from Neeraj, following two days of judging competitions on 27 & 28th April:

Thank you for all your efforts this year – Our events ran very smoothly and everyone enjoyed the view 🙂

We look forward to future collaboration with your venue.

An email from Emily, following a 2 day workshop on 16th & 17th April:

Thank you very much for the two-day hire last week; the workshop was very successful and we were very happy with the service we received from your staff, and the venue itself was perfect. (We particularly loved the balcony, given that we were blessed with such lovely weather on those two days!) I will certainly be recommending you to my colleagues for future workshops/meetings

An email from Chris, following his 40th birthday party on Friday 13th February:

Perfect in all respects. Your staff were lovely btw. Really polite, friendly, funny too. Thankyou! Hope to do it again !

An email from Chris, following his 30th birthday party on 31st January:

Absolutely fantastic

It was a successful night everyone loved the venue and I was really really pleased

Thanks so much for all your help

An email from Guy, following Alice & Megan’s joint 21st birthday party on 3rd January 2015:

We had a great evening and overall were very happy. The service was good , and it worked well with the coat check and the security on the door.

If we had our time over we would have organised it slightly differently , so as to get more people upstairs earlier. We could have done this by serving the welcome drinks upstairs or serving the cake upstairs.

With regard to the food it was delicious and Louise was great.

An email from Maxine, following her birthday party on 29/11/2014

I wanted to write and say a HUGE thank you for my birthday party at the A&K Club last Saturday evening. I wanted to give a round of applause to Liz, Michael, Rita and Marta for an AMAZING evening. I had the best time and so much fun. Everyone working there was amazingly helpful and worked so hard to make this a memorable evening for me from Michael bringing me refills of Prosecco as I couldn’t get back to the bar very often, to others carefully packing all my gifts in bags for me to take home. Little touches that made such a difference. Every person I have spoken to who attended have said what a wonderful venue it was and what a great time they had with such lovely staff.

Many thanks and kind regards,


An email from Agata, following a client reception on 12/11/2014:

We great a great night! Could you please pass on my thanks to Rita and Louise and her team who did a great job and even managed to arrange some music for us

An email from Nicolette, following her daughter Amelie’s 18th birthday party on 18th October:

Many, many thanks for last night. As far as we were concerned, it went like a total dream…the kids all had a tremendous time, your AK team were stellar in terms of how good they were at doing things and how much effort they put into making sure that everyone had the very best time. The bouncers were also fabulous, just the right amount of natiness coupled with control. Seriously superb.

Happy to recommend AK to future clients.

An email from Peter, following his wife, Veronica’s, birthday dinner party on 11th October:

Now that we have recovered and are in France, I can write and say how much we enjoyed last Saturday. Michael and the staff were excellent, friendly, and helpful, and I did not need to fuss about anything. Many people there were very complimentary about the venue etc. Next time we will have to do things on a summer evening. Thank you very much.

An email from Rachel, following her son, Ben’s, 18th birthday party on 5th September:

We had a great time and were delighted with all at the club

An email from Magdalena following Imperial College’s reading retreat on 3rd September:

Just a quick note to say we had a brilliant time today at the venue. The new host is a fantastic chef and also wonderful host. He made us feel very special so please pass on the good feedback on our behalf.

An email from Catherine, following Imperial College’s workshop on 9th September:

Everything was fantastic, thank you so much.  Food was perfect, tables and space- great for what we needed and we had lovely weather. (thank you on that, too?why not!)

Thanks again for everything you did to make sure the day went well.

An email from Paul, following his engagement party on 23rd August:

Thank you so much for last night, everyone had a great time, the bar staff were great and the cocktails and fizz went down really well.
Please pass on our thanks to Michael and Tristan for helping everything go so well.

A letter from Brenda, following her 70th birthday party  on 9th August:

I would like to thank you for making my surprise birthday party such a wonderful event. The location and venue is marvellous. Especially on a fine summer evening. The food was delicious and the the staff were very professional. it was a fabulous evening enjoyed by all – Drew and Gavin did well to locate you.

An email from Sarah & Ian, following their Wedding Reception on 26th July:

We would like to say thank you to you and all your staff. Our day went without a hitch and everyone had a great time. Please pass on our thanks to all your staff, they did a great job!

An email from Amanda, following her wedding reception on 19th July:

Please thank your staff for saturday. They were great. Many people said it was a great venue.

An email from Mala, following her daughter’s 4th birthday party on 6th July (25 children & 40 adults):

I am emailing to let you know we and all our guests had amazing time at your venue and we had many lovely comments about the venue, view etc. Your staff are extremely professional a special mention to Rita she was so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much for everything and I will have to find another excuse for a celebration at your venue soon.
 Once again thank you for all your help in celebrating our daughter’s birthday.
Many thanks

An email from Julia, following her mother’s 70th birthday party on 4th July:

I just wanted to thank you for an incredible night. Everyone had an amazing time. All the guests said how wonderful and lovely the venue was – a few have asked me for your details, too. The staff were great – Michael was brilliant. Thank you for everything. Sorry it wasn’t a smooth process, but trying to organise something like this from afar with no idea of how anything looked/worked etc was hard, but you were wonderfully helpful.
Thank you once again
With warmest regards

An email from Dana, following her husband’s surprise birthday party on 2nd July:

I just wanted to say ‘Thank you’ for organising such a fabulous event. My husband was truly surprised and all of our guests were raving about the food and the venue.
Many, many thanks,

An email from Simone, following her school’s prom on 27th June:

I would like to say a huge thank you  to you and everyone at riverside events for Friday evening. The girls had an amazing night and they are so thankful. They were ecstatic about the venue as it went well with their Hollywood theme. I have to say an extra thank you to Liz and the staff on the evening, they were more than accommodating to our girls and made every effort to make the night extra special for them. They worked really hard and ensured the night ran smoothly which took a lot of the stress off me.

Many thanks once again


Ms S Wilson

KS4 Progress Tutor

An email from Rachel, following her daughter’s joint 18th birthday party on June 21st:

everything and everyone was great! Rita a star! Left you some Vadai in the fridge! We will be back again!

Thank you

An email from Anne-marie following the Yr4 parents’ evening on 18th June:

The party was fantastic! We were so lucky with the weather that it made everyone happy, chatty and thirsty!

The views of the River are great, esp since they overlook our school. The food was great, the brownies to die for! The service was fab too.

Trying to think of another reason to hire you all…

An email from Fiona, following her corporate luncheon on 18th June:

Thank you so much for this – all went perfectly well yesterday and the top floor was perfect with the surprise sunny afternoon!

An email from Mark, following a parents’ drinks party on June 14th:

I just wanted to say a big thank you for the use of the Auriol Kensington Rowing Club last night.  The venue was perfect for us on a brilliant evening.  All the parents who attended were very positive about the event and I suspect that you might get some queries about running other events there. Your staff on the bar were really good.  Please pass on my thanks to them.

We also enjoyed the food from Delicious Parties.  I have written to Louise to thank her.

An email from Alexa, following her father’s surprise 70th birthday party on 31st May:

A quick acknowledgement to say what a wonderful evening we had. Staff were so helpful, Rita and Michael stick in my mind as instrumental bwcause I spoke most to them, but they were all helpful. And we used the upstairs terrace room all night because it was perfect up there.

More anon but please say a huge thanks to the team from us all and me personally too. Dad was thrilled to see so many old faces together at once, really surprised him!

An email from Karine, following her daughter’s joint 18th birthday party on Friday 23rd May:

Dominique, Isabelle, all our children and I would like to thank all your team. Everything was perfect and everybody had a really good time for the birthday party. It was well-organized and Michael and his colleagues were charming. We will recommend your place without any doubt.

Many thanks once again.
Best wishes

An email from Simon, following his joint birthday party with John on Saturday 17th May:

We had a fantastic time thank you. Couldn’t have asked for better weather and everything ran really smoothly (inc a surprise fireworks display across the river!). Everyone said what a great venue it was and a number came up to me and said how friendly the staff were.
The picture booth guys nearly had hernias transporting the equipment but we ended up with a great record of the evening!
Thanks for your help in putting together such a memorable evening.

An email from Nellie, following her birthday party on Saturday 10th May:

I would like to thank you and your team for a fantastic evening, everything went very well and we have had great feed back with regard the venue food and service.
 Thank you for all your help and guidance in bringing the evening together.


An email from Mike following a 1 day workshop on 9th May:

Quick note to say thanks to Rita and yourself, the team had a great day and feedback on the venue was very good.




An email from Neeraj, following a 2 day workshop on 30th April & 1st May:

Everything was FAB and your team did you proud 🙂

An email from Joscelyn, following her company workshop on 28th April:

We had a very good meeting yesterday.
Lunch was excellent and Rita was extremely helpful (please do pass on our thanks to her again).
 I am sure we will want to use the club for future events so no doubt I will be in touch again at some point.
 Best wishes


An email from Marina, following her civil ceremony and reception on 19th April:

What a wonderful evening! Michael and his team were amazing; quiet, calm, unobtrusive but somehow always there when things needed attention. Nothing was too much trouble and the club shone in the sunshine – we loved it!

We need to come back and pick up vases etc – when and what suits?

Thank you all so very much,

Marina and Matthew

An email from Gordon following his retirement party on April 10th

Thank you so much for the hospitality given last night at my retirement evening.

It was a wonderful evening and the weather was also very kind to us too.
The food and around service was fantastic.
Please pass on my thanks to everyone for a most memorable evening.
I think my colleagues who attended, which included five past and present departmental directors, all said what a fantastic venue for a do so hopefully this will pass further business your way.

An email fron Tricia, following her birthday party on 5th April:

Just to say the biggest thank you for what turned out to be the perfect birthday party on Saturday night.  You have the most brilliant team who were all delightful and couldn’t have done more to help create a wonderful evening. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Please do pass on our thanks for everything, particularly to Liz and Tristan.


An email from Camilla, following her leaving party at AK on 22nd March:

We had a brilliant evening and everyone appears to have had a good time. The photobox was brilliant.
I know we had 20 blue cocktails but if you have the info please can you let me know how many other cocktails were drunk.
It was a good venue. Many thanks for all your organisation.

[Note from editor: they drank 180 cocktails!]

An email from Annie, following her Wedding reception at AK on 21st March:

Our wedding party was lovely. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and loved Auriol House.. The food was delicious and the staff was so nice and helpful.
So Thank you very much. We will certainly recommend Auriol House and keep it in mind for the future.
Best Regards

An email from Emma, following her son, Nick’s joint 18th birthday party on January 25th:

To all the staff on duty on Saturday 25th January
A warm thank you to you all for managing Nick and Thibaud’s party so
well last night. We were very impressed and appreciative of your
professionalism and duty of care


An email from Alex, following his corporate workshop on 14th January:

Thank you for the use of your great venue yesterday.

The space, ambience and great catering contributed to a successful day.


An email from Catherine, following her partner’s birthday party on Saturday 14th December:

Just to say

We had the best night at Auriol Kensington – using the 2 floors was magic and you and your guys set it up beautifully. Michael and the bar staff took great care of us, you really have a great team there!
Fabulous wine and a great beer selection. What more could one ask for?
All the best

An email from Vanessa, who organised her company’s Christmas conference at AK Rowing Club on 11th & 12th December:

On behalf of all of us at Arch, I’d like to say a big thank you to you for allowing us to hold our Christmas Conference at your lovely club at such short notice, and for giving us such an excellent deal.  It met our needs perfectly.

Charlie was very helpful and everyone commented on how delicious the food was and the menus were excellent.  Please pass on our compliments to her.

An email from Richard, following his party on Sunday 8th December:

What a wonderful evening! Food was delicious, staff was amazing.  Thank you

An email from Julie, following her birthday party on 7th December:

I wanted to thank you for a lovely party – we had a wonderful wonderful time and all our guests can’t stop talking about how lovely the place was.


An email from Sonja, following her company Christmas party on 6th December:

All went very well on Friday. Thanks a lot. Everyone was very friendly and they welcomed us. We all enjoyed the atmosphere and venue a lot.

Thanks a lot again

An email from Gina, following her son, George’s 18th birthday party on Friday 8th November

Thank you for everything and to let you know that George had a great  party. Everyone was indeed very smart and they all behaved themselves.

Everyone was great, Liz and the girls behind the bar and the bouncers were lovely. Michael was absolutely fabulous.  He was so helpful.  We had a problem with the wi-fi but he sorted it out calmly and lent George his phone to keep the music going.
We had a really great night thank you.

A text from Nancy, following her daughter’s Batmitzvah on Saturday 28th September:

Hi. It was amazing.


An email from Kathryn, following her son’s joint 18th birthday party on Friday 27th September:

I just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with William’s, Prue’s and Izzy’s 18th party on Friday night. Your bar staff handled the evening very professionally and the bouncers were excellent. The guests loved the venue and we were fortunate to be able to enjoy the terrace all evening.
Many thanks for helping to make the event a success

Kathryn Bonnet

An email from Siobhan, following her 30th birthday party on 24th September:

We had a brilliant time! Please pass on my thanks again to Michael and Tristan- they ran around a lot behind the bar to satisfy drinking demands and were generally just very hospitable so a big thank you!
Thanks for having us!

An email from Jon, following his and Jane’s “we’re not getting married” party for 66 guests with a seated plated dinner on 22nd June:

Hi folks

We just wanted to drop the three of you a quick note all as one, because although there were three different gangs helping us celebrate with our friends and family last night, it seemed like everyone was really part of one big party.  Charlie’s food was utterly amazing, the whole team from Michael to Alison to Marta to Michelle and everyone involved were just great, and Jumpin absolutely nailed it as we knew they would.

You guys all made it so special for us, and if you enjoyed being part of it even a sniff as much as we appreciate your efforts, you’ll hopefully have had a decent night too!

Thanks again!

Jon and Jane

An email from Carole, following her party (organised with Elena) for 110 guests on 14th June:

Just like to thank you again for the great party we had last Friday. A big thank you again once more to your staff !
Take care

An email from Michelle, following a corporate event for 80 guests on 12th June:

Everything went very well – minus the rain.  Your service and staff were exception, especially Liz who helped with everything!

Thanks again!!



An email from Sharon following her parents’ school party on 3rd June

Just wanted to say thank you for helping us to create a great evening on Monday. It went very well, people loved the venue (everyone was on the Terrace enjoying the view and the sun!) The staff were very friendly and competent and the food was delicious. I hope you get some additional business as a result – certainly people were asking me for your contact details!

Many thanks



An email from Letitia following her joint birthday party with Hugo (joint age of 110!) on Saturday, 8th June:

A big thank you for helping us organise such a great party last night.  Please pass on our thanks to Michael and the girls.  We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves so thank you.

Kind regards,
Letitia and Hugo

A late email from Sweaty Betty, following their supplier conference in April 2013:

Just wanted to say thanks for a great supplier day we had in April, rather belated, but we have been very hectic at the moment, as we are moving offices!

Also, I have to say the Brownies we had on the day we AMAZING! Any chance I could have the recipe? I think the whole office though they were hands down the best brownies they had ever had! Compliments to the chef J

An email from Caroline Kelly, following her daughter’s Christening luncheon on 19th May 2013:

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your staff at the club they were an absolute delight if you could pass on my thanks to them that would be great, everyone said what a wonderful venue it was and what a lovely relaxing time they had. And thanks to the weather being good everyone had amazing views if the river and bridge.
Kindest regards
Caroline Kelly

An email from Charlotte Julia following her party on 18th May 2013;

Many thanks for all your help in organising the party last week. We had a fabulous time and the feedback from the guests was really good.

Definitely a great venue!

Many thanks,


A text from Brigitta, following  her Wedding Reception (with Craig) on 5th May 2013:

We had the best day of our lives yesterday – thank you so much. We left in sozzled blissed out haze and have left many gifts and cards behind…..(etc!)

An email from Jonathan, following his 40th birthday party on 27th April 2013:

Thank you for the use of the rowing club to celebrate my 40th Birthday.  The evening went very well and both my friends and I really enjoyed the evening

Best regards

An email from Jill & Colin, following a post-wedding reception & luncheon party on 20th April 2013:

This is just to thank you very much for all you did to make our party on Saturday such a success.  Everything went off superbly well and people were enjoying themselves so much that we had great difficulty getting them to leave.
The venue, of course, is superb and we were so lucky with the weather.  In addition, things were so well organised and everything went off just as we had hoped.  Michael did a brilliant job and was helpful, friendly and very efficient.  The catering and service was also excellent and was commented on by several of our guests.  Two or three people thought we must have had very important contacts to have been able to have the party at such a prestigious venue !
I shall be e mailing Louise but please will you relay our thanks to other people in your team.  Many thanks indeed to you for all your help.  It was a pleasure meeting and “doing business” with you.
With best wishes from us both
Jill and Colin

An email from Alexandra, following her Thank You party at AK on 26th January 2013:

Thank you and all involved last night for helping to make it such a brilliant evening.  The venue is fantastic and the evening went amazingly smoothly.  I can’t believe how stress-free the whole experience has been (maybe running out of glasses and champagne was a little stressful but nobody seemed to mind as it was a very relaxed affair).

Please thank all of your team for me and many thanks to you for lining it up so efficiently.

Kind regards
Alex Whiley

An email from Anna, following the wedding reception of Anna & Tom at AK in January 2013:

A massive thank you from Tom and I for everything you and your team did to help make our wedding on Saturday so special. From all your assistance in the weeks leading up to the event, to Michael’s friendly, professional and superb front of house management on the day, there is nothing that could have gone better. So many of our guests commented on the fantastic venue and standing on the terrace for the fireworks with those spectacular views over the river was truly magical.

Please pass on my thanks and very best wishes to all your team. We will remember our day forever and recommend the Auriol Kensington to everyone.

Kind regards

Anna and Tom

A letter from Andy, following his birthday party at AK in January 2013:

Huge thank you for helping to make my party run so smoothly. Liz and the other staff were amazing and everyone had a great time

An email from Ania, following her Wedding Reception at AK in September:

We are just back from our honeymoon and back to reality so I thought I
would finally get in touch to thank you for making our Big day so
special and magical. We can’t thank you enough for your amazing support and helping us with planning the reception from start to finish. We  are both really impressed with your impeccable organisation and coordination skills
and with your patience in dealing with us. I personally can’t thank
you enough for agreeing to decorate the venue for us, it was so
important for me and I just don’t know how we would have done that
without your amazing help -:) You have been absolutely phenomenal
and we are so grateful for everything you have done for us.

Our Big day turned out to be so beautiful and magical and the venue
looked absolutely lovely. Everything was so nicely organised, we
didn’t have to worry about anything and just enjoyed the evening.

Thank you so much, you really helped to make our Big day a
truly memorable and enjoable one and we will never forget this.

Ps. Delicious Parties were amazing too – we are super impressed with
them and I have sent them a thank you note too.

All the best

Ania and Mark Newland

A text from Leah Walland, following her birthday party at AK Rowing Club at the beginning of October 2012:

Michael and the 2 bar staff were absolutely amazing, really helped make it a great party – thanks!

An email from Kate Cooper, following her birthday party dinner held at AK Rowing Club at the end of September 2012:

I have received many letters and texts praising the delicious food . The superlatives however were reserved for the beef with many saying it was the best they have ever tasted! I know it was a tricky night timing wise in view of the drinks beforehand so thank you for your patience and for cooking the beef to perfection which couldn’t have been easy under the circumstances.
I had a really wonderful party so thank you again to you and your team

An email received from the Bride’s parents, following a post-wedding luncheon held in September 2012 at AK Rowing Club:

I meant to E Mail you earlier, to congratulate you on the organisation for Hattie and Tim’s party last week.  It was a very successful and happy occasion, and we are grateful to you for all that you did for us.  The two rooms worked well, and the balconies were magical in the sun.   Your staff were friendly, efficient and long-suffering!  So were you!   Thank you.

Roger and Margaret

An email received from Charlie (the Bride) following her marriage to Ben and their Wedding reception at AK Rowing Club in September 2012:

Better late than never, but just wanted to say thank you for the use of the boat club on the 1st September.  We had a fantastic day, enjoyed by all I think.  The bar stuff were lovely & really helpful.

Best wishes for the rest of the year and the up & coming festive period.

Ben & Charlie

An email received from Alison on 28th August 2012, following her daughter, Jessica’s 21st birthday party at AK:

Just wanted to say thank-you for your help in holding Jessica ‘s 21st party last Friday. It was a roaring success and the venue is really fabulous. Your staff were great and the food was lovely too!

I will heartily recommend it as a wonderful party venue!



Text message received from Antonia Grey, following her birthday party on 30th April 2011 at AK Rowing Club:

we had the best party ever!! Everything was great & the guests had a fab time. They loved the venue & at least 3 are planning to book. Thank you for all you did & your helpful advice. Angela was great & all loved the food. Pls thank her from me as I didn’t see her before she left. See you again soon, I am sure!! Antonia”

3rd April 2011: Joe’s Christening lunch party. Message received by email:

we wanted to thank you for arranging such a stressfree and enjoyable party for Joel’s christening. We had a lovely day and many of our guests commented on the club as a wonderful venue (in fact at least one said they were interested in booking it for a future event). We also had very enthusiastic feedback on the delicious food provided by the deli. Finally the service was notable in being friendly, efficient and helpful while being unobtrusive. Both William and Angela who waitressed were great.

So all in all, we were delighted with the way the party went and pleased to have chosen the club as the venue. Many thanks again.

Best wishes

Anna Fleming

—————————————————————————————12th February. AK Pop-Up Breakfast, following the Dewar’s Shield Challenge race:

Situated along the quaint stretch of riverside that is Lower Mall (Hammersmith), Auriol Kensington boasts some of the most impressive riverside views in London. Its function rooms were the setting for a recent pop-up breakfast that was simply exceptional.
For breakfast the fare ranged from a ‘classic english’ cooked breakfast to a variety of rolls with egg, bacon or sausages. Simple but exquisite, and with great tasting coffee to wash it down. The quality of ingredients used was evident, and yet the price was extremely reasonable.
On top of this the standard of service was a bonus -the House Steward led a friendly and efficient team that helped create the convivial atmosphere that saw many linger over a second and third cup of coffee.
I will definitely be back for the next pop up event Auriol Kensington hosts
Duncan Brown

12th October 2010 via qype

What a fantastic venue! I organised my wedding reception here and was blown away with the result!
The venue is, of course, a functioning (and highly regarded) rowing club during daylight hours, but it has a fully stocked bar and two floors of entertainment space available for hire at a reasonable price. They arranged a late license, great food from a local caterer and coat check for us and we had a band and DJ in addition to speeches and fireworks!
One of the great things about this venue is its location with views of Hammersmith Bridge to the left and up river towards Chiswick to the right as you stand on the spacious balcony. We were lucky enough to be treated to a spectacular October sunset just as the party really got going!
The guy who runs the venue in the evenings is a fantastic chap who really wants to make the event a success and I would highly recommend the place to anyone wanting to throw a party in West London!


5th October, New York Times:

Here’s a review of Whiz Bang Pop, the pop up restaurant that puts in an appearance at AK at least once a month.: