Searcys has been appointed official caterer for the Design Museum in Kensington, a Grade II* listed building on Kensington High Street. The museum has been named European Museum of the Year 2018 and in July launched a café on the top floor under the roof.

Searcys will cater for events and conferences, as the museum looks to grow this element of its business. There are six spaces for hire, including the atrium and the 202-seat theatre style Bakala Auditorium. 

The atrium is the Design Museum’s showcase evening event space, providing a triple height space with views of the iconic roof and surrounding architecture. 

The Design Museum is an independent charity and Searcys’ MD Matt Thomas, says: “We are now keen to help bring the museum’s vision to life through its retail and event spaces. We feel that our brands are perfectly aligned. We will be presenting our modern menus, focusing on locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, to a new audience, and partner with an institution we really value.”

Alice Black, co-director, The Design Museum, adds: “We look forward to working with Searcys to provide deliciously designed dishes to all our visitors. With a coffee bar on the ground floor, and a relaxed café on the top floor, Searcys will serve an exciting selection of sustainably sourced foods, allowing visitors to complement their visit and enjoy the spectacular surrounding of the museum. Together with Searcys, we will provide the perfect place for all people who want to enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable time in Kensington.”