Whilst defying succinct translation, the Club’s motto “Sodalitas Convivium”, embodies a profusion of ideas about the value of feasting and friendship.
The Dining Room, or more especially its long table, with its thriving tradition of conversation between those who gather around it individually or with guests, undoubtedly lies at the absolute core of club life. The other discreetly placed tables are equally popular amongst members both for Club use and for entertaining guests. Perhaps it is excessive conviviality which has led to the tradition of talking being “not preferred” at breakfast.
The Dining Room, remodelled with fabulous boisseries carved in Paris in the 1880s and precious marble columns, still glows with its original gilding and chandeliers. Whilst it is a splendid room on its own, the sets of mirrored French doors along its east wall still open to unite it with the Ballroom for larger parties.
The Dining Room is strictly reserved for members and their guests during the week.
Additional images of the dining room (click to enlarge):