Terms and Conditions of Contracted Business
a) “The Contract” shall refer to these and conditions, all attached schedules, proposals and correspondence.
b) “SCR” refers to all employees of Stephen Congdon Restaurants Ltd, their subcontractors and agents.
c) “The Client” refers to the customer described in all attached correspondence and schedules.
d) “The Meals” means the food as quoted in all attached correspondence and schedules.
e) “The Drinks” means all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including spirits, wines, fortified wines, beers, ciders, mineral waters and fruit juices but excluding coffee and tea.
f) “The Event” means all services, drinks and meals as described in the attached booking form, quotation, schedule or proposal.
g) “The Entertainment” means all Bands, Musicians, Cabaret Acts, Discotheques, or other such entertainment as may be defined in the schedule or proposal for the event.
a) Unless otherwise stated in writing, all orders by SCR are subject to the under mentioned terms and conditions.
b) No binding contracts shall be formed until SCR has confirmed acceptance of an order by notice in writing to the Client. Furthermore SCR shall be under no obligation to perform the contract unless the Client has paid the deposits as defined in condition 3b below, and has signed or otherwise provided their written agreement to these terms and conditions.
3. PAYMENT TERMS
a) All prices are exclusive of VAT which shall be payable at 20%
b) The client shall pay:
i. 90% of the total anticipated cost of the Event payable on signature of the booking form.
ii. 10% of the total anticipated cost of the Event, (i.e. the balance), issued on completion of services payable within thirty days of the date of the event.
iii. Any extra expenses incurred over and above the total anticipated cost of the Party will be added and detailed in the balance invoice.
c) All charges unpaid after their respective final date for payment shall carry interests on the amount outstanding at a rate of 2.5% for every calendar month until paid, and for this calculation the calendar month in which the account should have been paid is included.
d) SCR reserves the right to cancel or suspend the performance of the contract if the payment dates are not adhered to after the Client has been reminded in writing.
a) The Client may only terminate an order in writing to SCR office at 18 Stannary Street, London, SE11 4AA. Once the booking is made, we reserve the staff and kitchen time to do the function and will refuse other events which come later. Therefore cancellation charges are payable for any cancellation of a confirmed event.
b) SCR shall be entitled to charge:
i. 100% of the total cost of the party if cancellation takes place less than 15 working days prior to the event.
ii. 75% of the total cost of the event if cancellation takes place less than 30 working days prior to the event.
iii. 50% of the total anticipated cost of the event, if the cancellation takes place more than 30 working days prior to the event.
5. CATERING AND DRINKS
The high quality of the catering depends on the fact that any function undertaken is separately planned, purchased and cooked. This means, however that we have very strict terms regarding numbers. Prices are quoted for a specific number of guests, overheads do not drop proportionately if fewer guests attend a function and we reserve the right to re-quote if this number changes.
a) The client shall specify in writing not later than four working days prior to date of the event, a minimum number of meals to be served during the event; Failure to specify will be regarded as a breach of contract and no meals will be supplied. After this date increases in numbers of up to ten people can usually be accommodated but no allowance can be made if numbers drop. The Client will pay for the number of meals specified or the number of meals served whichever is greater.
b) If the client has any particular requirements in addition to the package described in the attached correspondence, SCR will make reasonable efforts to satisfy such requirements, subject to reasonable notice being given, but cannot guarantee to do so. Further SCR reserves the right to charge for any such additions over and above the quoted price.
c) Bookings will not be considered confirmed until written instructions are received and advanced payment made.
d) Where drinks are charged on a consumption basis, SCR cannot accept returns of part cases of beer, minerals, fruit juices, wines and fortified wines; open bottles of spirits or part kegs of draught beer and lager.
e) SCR cannot guarantee the availability of any particular item of food or drink, but where such an item is unavailable, SCR will use all reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative.
f) Cleaning up: We will always leave the event as neat and tidy as possible and we undertake to completely clean up any kitchen we use. This does not, however, mean we will clean the function area and we recommend cleaners are engaged to come in after an event has finished. Unless otherwise arranged, rubbish will be neatly bagged up and left for your dustman to collect.
a) All SCR quotations are subject to availability at receipt of order.
b) SCR does not accept liability and shall not be liable for non completion of any event or for any delays arising as a result of:
i. Strikes, riots or lock outs affecting any trade with which SCR is concerned.
ii. Exceptionally adverse weather conditions.
iii. Loss, damage or cancellation due to fires, floods or any other cause beyond its reasonable control.
c) The Liability of SCR in respect of all claims arising under any contract shall be limited to the amounts of the price or charges payable to SCR under such contracts.
d) SCR shall not be liable in any circumstances for any indirect or consequential damage whatsoever.
e) If property belonging to SCR is wilfully or negligently damaged or stolen at any event, the replacement cost is payable by the Client within 7 days from the date of the Party
f) Accidental damage at the event should be covered by the Clients own insurance and no claim can be accepted by SCR.
g) SCR shall not be liable for any change in the Music and Dance Licenses or the Alcohol and Beverages licenses issued to the venues which may directly affect the timing of a party.