The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch

Join the Lord Mayor of the City of London at the 10th annual Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch as the City unites to support our Armed Forces.

Taking place in April 2017 in the stunning surroundings of Guildhall the Lunch raises much needed funds for soldiers and veterans who have been affected by military service in Afghanistan and Iraq. Since its inception in 2008 the Lunch has raised over £1.5m for The Soldiers’ Charity.

Always a fun event, bring your friends, catch up over a curry and take part in the many activities taking place. At the lunch you’ll have a chance to take part in one of three draws or bid in the silent auction for ‘money can’t buy prizes’ – several of which aren’t available anywhere else.

London Guildhall during the Lord Mayor's Big Curry
The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry takes place in London’s prestigious Guildhall

Why come along?

  • Unlimited food and drink, including a delicious range of curries from Gurkha chefs.
  • Bid on money-can’t-buy prizes or try your luck with our prize draw.
  • Purchase a glass of champagne or a delicious cocktail and be in with a chance to win a diamond necklace or a pair of his and hers watches.
  • Visit the stalls run by the Livery Companies of the City of London – buy flowers from the Worshipful Company of Gardeners, fruit from the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers or come and see what the Leathersellers’ Company is selling!
  • Check out our ‘Authors Corner’. We’ll have several renowned authors selling and autographing their books.


In the Lunch’s 10th year we would like to make this figure £2 million. Help us reach our target.

‘The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley recorded a special message for the Launch of the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch 2017, which took place in December 2016, calling the City and its Livery Companies to action. Thanks to the City of London Club for once again hosting us and supporting the Lunch.

Tickets will be available online and through the Charity in December 2016. To be kept up to date and be the first to hear when they become available contact Amy Kenyon on

Join a wide variety of guests, such as senior officers of the British Army; members of both Houses of Parliament; the Ministry of Defence ministerial team, City professionals and business leaders and supporters of the Soldiers’ Charity.

Many of the Charity’s beneficiaries will be joining us, along with serving soldiers. We encourage you to introduce yourself to them and to learn about their experiences in the Army.

The lunch starts at 12 noon and finishes at 3pm. Tickets are £100, which includes unlimited curry, beer and wine.

Purchase tickets

Tickets for the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch are on sale now! Tickets will cost £100 each and will include unlimited curry, beer and wine.

Ticket packages for large groups of 20 or more are also available, which come with a branded champagne reception. For details please contact Bernie Critchley on or 020 7811 3201.

Silent Auction

The silent auction is now open online! Click on the image below to view the prizes available and start bidding today.

Start bidding now

If you have any questions contact Amy on

Draw Prizes

Details of the prizes in the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch 2017 draw are not yet available. Please check back in January 2017.

To register for updates contact Amy on



Event Sponsors

The Soldiers’ Charity and the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch Committee are very grateful to all of our sponsors both past and present as well as our sponsors in kind.

We are currently interested in hearing from companies and individuals who would be interested in sponsoring the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch. For more information on the different sponsorship packages available please download our sponsorship opportunities document or contact Bernie Critchley at or on 0207 811 3201.

Major Sponsors:

British American Tobacco Impressions of China

Supporting Sponsors:

LME - An HKEX Company LME Clear - An HKEX Company Rathbones - Look forward Pelham Court Trust
Sir Trevor Chinn Sir David Lewis

Sponsors in Kind:

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5-coq-dargent_logo_black 6-susannah-lovis 7-pinchbeck-logo-a2 8-pi-square-logo
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Media Partners:

The Week Country Life

Supporting Livery Companies and Ward Clubs:

Worshipful Company of Actuaries Worshipful Company of Barbers Worshipful Company of Bowyers Worshipful Company of Brewers Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants
Worshipful Company of Carpenters Worshipful Company of Clothworkers Worshipful Company of Colemanst Worshipful Company of Curriers Worshipful Company of Drapers
Worshipful Company of Fruiterers Worshipful Company of Gardeners Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Worshipful Company of Grocers Worshipful Company of Gunmakers
Worshipful Company of Haberdashers Worshipful Company of International Bankers Worshipful Company of Leathersellers Worshipful Company of Lightmongers Worshipful Company of Lime Street
Worshipful Company of Mercers Worshipful Company of Musicians Worshipful Company of Pewterers Worshipful Company of Saddlers Worshipful Company of Security Professionals
Worshipful Company of Tinplate Workers livery-turners Worshipful Company of Tylers Worshipful Company of Water Conservators Worshipful Company of World Traders
Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers Worshipful Company of Glaziers Worshipful Company of Fishmongers Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners Worshipful Company of Apothecaries
Worshipful Company of Stationers Worshipful Companies of Woolmen Worshipful Company of Vintners Worshipful Company of Tobacco Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers
Worshipful Company of Solicitors Worshipful Company of Skinners Worshipful Company of Paviors Worshipful Company of Marketors Worshipful Company of Management Consultants
Langbourn Ward Club Worshipful Company of Innholders Worshipful Company of Information Technology

Organising Committee members

We are very grateful to those on the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch Committee for their hard work, commitment and enthusiasm.

2017 Committee Chairmen

  • Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley
  • Mr Michael Hockney

Vice Patrons

  • Alderman Nick Anstee
  • Alderman Sir Michael Bear
  • Alderman Sir David Wootton
  • Alderman Sir Roger Gifford
  • Alderman Dame Fiona Woolf
  • Alderman Sir Alan Yarrow
  • Alderman the Lord Mountevans


  • Alderman & Sheriff Peter Estlin
  • Alderman & Sheriff William Russell
  • Mrs Wendy Parmley
  • Dr Derek Adams
  • Mrs Fiona Adler
  • Mr Jeremy Archer
  • Mr Richard Atkins QC
  • Mr Jean-Claude Banon
  • Mrs Katherine Bathurst
  • The Lady Bilimoria
  • Mr Richard Boggis-Rolfe
  • Baroness Boothroyd
  • Alderman Charles Bowman
  • Mr Donald Brydon
  • Mr Bob Carnell
  • Lady Carter
  • Mrs Caroline Cary
  • Field Marshal Sir John Chapple
  • Mr William Charnley
  • Sir Trevor Chinn
  • Mr Michael Cole-Fontayn
  • Sir Michael Craig-Cooper
  • Mr Tim Cramp
  • Brigadier Sean Crane
  • Wing Commander Mike Dudgeon
  • The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP
  • Mr Nigel Fenner-Fownes
  • Mrs Daryl Fielding
  • Lieutenant Colonel Sir Andrew Ford
  • Mr William Fraser
  • Mrs Susie Freeman
  • Alderman John Garbutt
  • Mr Andrew Gordon
  • Mr Tim Gosling
  • Alderman David Graves
  • Brigadier Tim Gregson
  • Mr John Griffith-Jones
  • Field Marshal The Lord Guthrie
  • Alderman Timothy Hailes
  • Alderman Gordon Haines
  • Mr Mark Hedges
  • Alderman Peter Hewitt
  • Mr Michael Hockney
  • Lady Houghton
  • Alderman Robert Howard
  • The Lord Imbert
  • The Very Reverend Dr David Ison
  • Lady Jackson
  • Ms Fiona Jackson
  • Mr Michael Jarvis
  • Alderman Sir Paul Judge
  • Alderman Vincent Keaveny
  • Miss Miranda Kennett
  • Lady Kent Noon
  • Miss Mei Sim Lai
  • Mr Mark Lancaster MP
  • Mr James Leahy
  • Lieutenant General David Leakey
  • Sir David Lewis
  • Mrs Susannah Lovis
  • Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli
  • Alderman Julian Malins
  • Mr Andrew Marsden
  • Mr Simon Martin
  • The Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith
  • Mr Johnny Mercer MP
  • Mr Andrew Morris
  • The Reverend Sally Muggeridge
  • Mr William Murray
  • Lady Newall
  • Lord Howard of Rising
  • Lord Hunt of Wirral
  • Mr Kenneth Olisa
  • Mr Martin Pope
  • Mr Nigel Pullman
  • Mr Richard Regan
  • Dr Christine Rigden
  • Mr Jonny Robertson
  • Mr Paul Rochford
  • Mr Robert Rolls
  • Brigadier David Santa-Olalla
  • Alderman Baroness Scotland
  • Mrs Nora Senior
  • Mr Dennis Surgeon
  • Mrs Laura Taylor
  • Mr Lambros Varnavides
  • Lieutenant General Sir Freddie Viggers
  • Mr Hanif Virji
  • Mr Adrian Waddingham
  • Mr Michael Wainwright
  • Lady Wall
  • Mr Michael Wellbank
  • Mr John Winter
  • Mr Oliver Wise
  • Sue Worthington Garland
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