People who love to eat are always the best people

Posted: August 2015

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

In their own words, the London Restaurant Festival is the passport to discovering London’s finest cooking. The foodie loving team at NDL can’t contain their excitement for the 2015 edition this October, which is why they have chosen their top 5 dining experiences from around the globe and created 5 out of this world prizes which you could incentivise your clients with this autunm.

From Michelin-starred restaurants to neighbourhood bistros, they have discovered it all.

Looking for more inspiration or for something a bit different? Give us call: 020 7428 1214, email:, or pop in and see us at Deane House Studios to find out more.


Dining in the snow, Finland


The SnowRestaurant situated in Kemi Inner harbour Finland is an icy dining experience like no other. Enjoy three, winter warmer courses and a selection of hot and cold drinks whilst sitting at a table and chairs that are made completely of ice. Chilled at about -5 degrees Celsius, this chilly venue is the perfect place to cool off before or after the Christmas rush. Dressing warmly is a must, think quilted / thermal overalls and thick-soled warm shoes – an ideal package for that winter warmer promotion.

Oh, and don’t forget your gloves and hat…

Prize idea:                

-Return flights for two people to Helsinki, Finland
-Return private transfers from airport to hotel
-3 nights’ accommodation at the Snow Castle of Kemi for two people. Includes:

      -Breakfast in the warm Castle Lounge
     -Sleeping bag each
     -Entrance fee to the SnowCastle

-Three course meal at the SnowRestaurant for two people
-Travel insurance

Napa Valley Wine Train Dining Experience


Travel back to an elegant age with this vintage train travel experience. This Gourmet Express package includes a multiple course, executive meal, a welcome taste of wine and a 3 hour journey across San Francisco on a vintage train. If that wasn’t enough to tempt you, we will wrap this prize up with 7 nights’ accommodation in a 4 star hotel and £250 spending money.

A dining journey to perfect the palate and inspire your audience….

Prize idea: 

-Return flights for two people to San Francisco, USA
-Car hire for the duration of your stay
-7 nights’ accommodation in a 4 star hotel
-Napa Valley gourmet express train dining experience for two people. Includes:

     -San Francisco ferry connection
     -3 hour journey abroad a vintage Pullman train
     -Three course gourmet dinner
     -Welcome taste of wine each

-£250.00 spending money
-ESTA visas for two people
-Travel insurance


Thai dining in the trees in 


This truly unique Treepod Dining experience enables you to take fine dining to new heights. Once you are sitting comfortably in your personal bamboo pod, the staff at Soneva Kiri gently hoist you up into the tropical foliage of Koh Kood’s ancient rainforest where you can Gaze out across the boulder-covered shoreline as you savour gourmet delights and wines which are served on a zip wire by your own personal waiter. The perfect free spirited prize promotion.

Who says treehouses are just for kids hey?

Prize idea: 

-Return flights for two people to Bangkok, Thailand
-Return private domestic flights for two people to Koh Kood island
-7 nights’ accommodation in a 5 star Soneva Kiri resort in a Bayview Pool Villa Suite. Includes:

    -Walk-through dressing area and bathroom with outdoor vanity shower and bath
    -Large terraced areas with sun loungers
    -Half-moon infinity-edged swimming pool
    -Electric buggy for personal use
    -Deck with open plan sitting area leading to a lower pool side area

-Three course dinner for two people in a treepod
-Travel insurance


Underwater Restaurant in the Maldives

Located 16 feet below sea level, this fully glass restaurant offers a fine dining experience like no other. You can enjoy their gourmet seafood menu whilst taking in a 180-degree panoramic view of the water and teasing your taste buds with their exquisite, world class wine menu spanning across 9 decades.

Your clients will be amazed as the sea life dart and dance before their eyes…

Prize idea: 

-Return flights for two people to Male, Maldives
-Return seaplane transfers from Male to Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
-7 nights accommodation at the 5 Star Conrad Maldives hotel
-Breakfast in the hotel restaurant each morning
-Three course dinner for two people at the underwater Ithaa Undersea Restaurant
-Travel insurance


Singapore Flyer Dining Experience

Situated 165 metres above ground (42 storeys), this scenic spin enables you to feed your eyes with iconic and historical landmarks and views of Singapore, whilst a butler feeds your stomach with a selection of local favourites and international cuisine.

The Marina Bay, Singapore River, Raffles Place, Merlion Park, Empress Place and the Padang are just some of the sites you can enjoy whilst embarking on this dining journey, all whilst indulging in their wine paring menu.

The ideal in-flight dining experience for that special prize promotion…

Prize idea: 

-Return flights for two people to Singapore, Asia
-Return private transfers from airport to hotel
-7 nights accommodation at a 4 star centrally located hotel
-Breakfast in the hotel restaurant each morning
-Singapore flyer dining experience for two people. Includes:

     -2 rotations on flyer
     -Express boarding
    -In-flight host
    -4 course sky dining dinner served in-capsule
    -Free access to Flyer Lounge
    -Free entry to Journey of Dreams (

-Travel insurance

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Until next time,

Leanne at NDL



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