Levy Restaurants UK wins £7.3m Imperial War Museum catering contract

By Emma Eversham contact

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Levy Restaurants UK will create a new cafe bar brand on HMS Belfast as part of its £7.3m contract with Imperial War Museums
Levy Restaurants UK will create a new cafe bar brand on HMS Belfast as part of its £7.3m contract with Imperial War Museums
Compass Group UK & Ireland's sports, leisure and hospitality arm Levy Restaurants UK has won a catering contract worth £7.3m to design and manage food and beverage spaces at three Imperial War Museum (IWM) sites.

The five-year contract will see Levy Restaurants UK run food and beverage operations at IWM Duxford in Cambridgeshire and Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast in London.

As part of the deal the company also plans to open a new high street brand café and bar on HMS Belfast in London and a casual dining restaurant at IWM Duxford as well as boosting all sites' propositions as meetings and events venues through its venues and events sales and marketing consortium Lime Venue Portfolio. 

Jonathan Davidson, business director, leisure, Levy Restaurants UK said: “Our aim is to make visitors’ experiences even more memorable with welcoming cafes and bars, in the meeting rooms and event spaces, with food options and service that will hopefully earn a place in their happy memories. We look forward to a successful partnership that will enhance visitors and delegates experience.” 

Levy Restaurants UK has been working with IWM North in Trafford, Greater Manchester for 11 years and also works with heritage venues Hever Castle, Salisbury Cathedral and the National Railway Museum. 

The new contract with IWM will see Levy Restaurants UK cater for IWM's two million visitors each year. 

“Levy are professionals in creating tailor made catering concepts and we are confident that their expertise will enhance our public offer and provide a rounded and satisfying experience for our visitors and corporate clients alike," said Barry Smith, assistant director of commercial at IWM. 

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