On Saturday, 11 March 2017, Secret Location Dining finally launched. Our guests were asked to meet us in the car park at the West Somerset Railway station in Minehead at 7pm. As dusk settled, a group of youngsters on BMX bikes and scooters began to circle around us, clearly making our guests wonder whether meeting a group of strangers in a dark car park was such a brilliant idea after all! However, it soon became clear that the youngsters were part of the programme when one of them finally unrolled a “Follow Me” banner, leading our group to the Minehead Eye, a skate and activity park on the edge of car park.
Not a single guest had expected the Minehead Eye to be the venue – which had a breath a sigh of relief! During a night of making new friends and eating fantastic American Diner style food, we were also treated to two performances: Jasmine, the Minehead Eye’s aerial acrobatics instructor, took to the air on ribbons, and the youngsters performed stunts with the scooters, bikes and skateboards on the ramps.
We could not have wished for a better launch of our new culinary adventure! Below are some photos to give you an idea of the night’s set-up.