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  • 77 / 100
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    Review Score

The Lock invites you to its comfortable surrounds with subtle rugby details creating talking points and an overall relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

Guests can look forward to food from two Michelin star chef Tom Kerridge and enjoy in-depth Q7A’s with past and present players pre and post-match.

Thanks to its enviable location your seats are located directly outside the facility in the East Stand from the corners to the 22m line, one of the best views available.




Rating: High Standard

Plus

  • Very Good Seating in the East Lower Stand
  • Champagne Included All Day
  • Dual Aspect Viewing of Pitch & Skyline
  • Nice Décor & Attention to Detail Throughout

Minus

  • No Guest Speakers
  • No Car Parking

Key Points

Location East Stand (Level 3)
Capacity Lock 4 - 580, Lock 5 - 650 (Total - 1230 guests)
Catering
  • 4-Course Menu Designed in Collaboration with Two Michelin Star Chef Tom Kerridge
  • Post-match Twickenham Tea
Admission RFU Official Match Ticket
Drinks Complimentary Bar – Includes Champagne & Cocktails (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
Price Guide £399 to £1,299
Price Rating ££££

Package Content

Location

East Stand (Level 3)

Viewing

East Stand LOWER (Corners to 22m)

Tickets

RFU Official Match Ticket

Private Table/Facility Size

2 to 12 Guests (Pitch-view Option Extra Charge)

Bar Inclusions

  • Complimentary Bar
  • (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
  • Includes Champagne & Cocktails

Main Meal

4-Course Menu Designed in Collaboration with Two Michelin Star Chef Tom Kerridge

Additional Catering

Post-match Twickenham Tea

Guest Speakers

  • Pre-match Q&A with Past Players
  • Post-match Q&A with Players from the Pitch
  • Look out for Tom Kerridge as he mingles with guests (not vs Tonga, Argentina, or Italy)

Audio Visual

TV Coverage

Programme

Official Match Programme

Hostess Service

Drinks Service to Table

Extra Inclusions

  • Direct Suite-to-Seat Access
  • Lounge Spaces & Casual Seating Areas

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The Lock Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

The Lock is a premium restaurant in Twickenham new East Stand, where the menu and cuisine are overseen by Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kerridge. This large facility, with a capacity of some 1,200 guests, is split into two restaurants, Lock 4 & Lock 5, with a central kitchen dividing the two.

Location

The restaurant is situated on Level 3 of the new East Stand. It is a more open restaurant than the East Wing, which sits above it. It can therefore easily accommodate large round tables, often associated with more traditional corporate entertaining. The restaurant enjoys twin aspect views, with Twickenham’s pitch on one side and the west London skyline on the other, however, the main dining area does not overlook the pitch. The restaurant is flooded with natural light as it is dominated by glass windows the entire length of the restaurant.

Facility/Décor

Décor is more in line with a traditional hospitality suite and there are several ornate chandeliers, which hide the industrial ceiling (heating & air-conditioning ducts), which seems to be a fashionable design feature nowadays. There is parquet flooring, which gives it an elegant and luxurious feel, and the fixed bars are also an attractive feature in both Lock restaurants.

Private Tables & Private Suites

Private tables are available for 2-12 guests. Expect to pay a significant surcharge if you want to overlook Twickenham’s hallowed turf, which comes in the form of semi-private booths (separated by delicate voile curtains). Whilst in the main restaurant your views will be of the West London skyline.

Admission

The tickets provided within The Lock are very good, situated in the East Lower Stand between the Try Line and the 22m. You have direct access to the seats from the restaurant.

Catering

The facility opens 3.5 hrs before kick-off. You will enjoy a 4-course English inspired menu, designed in conjunction with 2-Michelin starred chef, Tom Kerridge. Twickenham Tea is served post-match.

 

Sample food on offer

Drinks

There is a complimentary bar, which includes Champagne & cocktails throughout the day. Real ales, Guinness and premium lager & spirits are available, and the wines are selected by the sommelier. Half-time drinks are able to be served in the restaurant due to its close proximity to the match seats. The bar closes 90 minutes after the match has ended.

Service

There is a hostess service, which enhances the drinks service.

Entertainment

In the main dining area, you will be entertained by a Q&A with previous rugby legends. It is not practical to have a speaker in the pitch-facing booths, where a rugby ambassador will walk around the tables.

Audio-Visual

There are a few TV screens in the restaurant to view other matches but certainly not enough that all guests have a view.

Car Parking

There are no car park passes included in this package, which means guests will have to use public transport, taxis, or source parking themselves in the Twickenham area.

Extras

A souvenir match programme is included.

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77 / 100
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Total 77/100
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Dress Code

The majority of hospitality options have no strict dress codes, team shirts are generally allowed, however; it is advised to dress smart casual, and according to weather conditions as match seats are outside.

Getting There

GPS users can get to Twickenham Stadium using the postcode TW2 7BA. If arriving by train, the closest tube stations are Twickenham, Whitton or St Margaret’s.

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