Friday, 28 November 2014

emc3's evening at ME Hotel

STK at ME Hotel 

On Thursday last week the emc3 team were treated to what was a fantastic evening by the ME Hotel, London. Having recently organised the LinkedIn Sales Connect event at the venue and often taking clients for site visits we already had knowledge of the modern and versatile event spaces which can seat up 260 delegates. Therefore as soon as we arrived we were taken straight up to the rooftop Radio Bar, where we were greeted by the ME Hotel events team and welcomed with Champagne. It is not often that pretty much the entire emc3 team are able to come together for evenings out in London, so it was great to be together whilst taking some time out from all the hard work that goes on in the office.

The Radio Bar is located on the 10th floor of the ME Hotel and is accessible from an exclusive express lift. What makes the bar so unique is that it is the only rooftop bar, lounge and terrace on The Strand so you are confronted with stunning views of the London Eye, Trafalgar Square, London Bridge, Covent Garden and St Pauls Cathedral. Not only is the bar modern and buzzing with atmosphere on any night of the week, it can also be taken over exclusively for events which is where we hosted the after party for the Sales Connect conference this year.

Once we finished our drinks in the bar, we were then taken down to the ground floor to STK. As soon as you open the door the welcomed by friendly staff and what really stands out is the elegant décor. STK notably blends two concepts into one; the modern steakhouse and a chic lounge. The main feature of the space is the central lounge area which is beautifully furnished and then surrounded by an elevated dining room. We were lucky enough to be taken straight to sit down in the Private Dining room which can sit up to 28 guests so it is a great space for an exclusive dinner whether it’s for business or celebrations!

Throughout the evening both the food and drink was to perfection. The cocktails were delicious and flowing amongst the team so we felt extremely spoilt even before any food was put on the table. As the starter we enjoyed the seared scallops and the signature Lil BRGs (which I would highly recommend if you are ever to go)! As for the main almost all of the team the chose to enjoy the main attraction to the restaurant which is the steak. This was done to every individuals liking and then accompanied with any topping or sauce of our choice. The ME hotel then organised for this to come with other signature STK dishes such as parmesan truffle fries, fresh greens and lobster mac and cheese. All of the food was absolutely delicious and when we thought that we didn’t have any room left we were presented with the ‘Fairground attraction’ desert which was the most visually pleasing dessert I have ever had! This was a combination of mini ice cream, a hot chocolate drink, candy floss, marshmallows and doughnuts! See below an image of this colourful and delicious wheel of treats.

What really makes STK unique is the fact that there throughout the evening there is a DJ performing, creating an atmosphere which is charged with energy which would appeal to all ages and personalities. Another thing that we also learnt during our visit is that STK was the first steak restaurant that aimed to attract females, and with emc3 being a heavily female team this definitely showed. Although both our directors, Dan and Al, also said they thought both the food and atmosphere was superb so whether it is dinner with the family, friends or business colleagues you are bound to have a night to remember at STK!

Emc3 would like to say a HUGE thank you to ME London for treating us to such a lovely evening. For any enquires at the ME Hotel whether it is for conferences, exclusive dinner/parties or a private dining room please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 02034683901.