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Monday 6th January 2020





Popular Plymouth brasserie, Barbican Kitchen, is gearing up for its annual Dine & Donate event series for 2020, in support of local charity, Elder Tree Befriending. Set to take place from Friday 3rd January, diners at the restaurant will be able to choose from a high-quality set menu, crafted by owners and celebrity chefs Chris and James Tanner, whilst also donating much needed funds to one of the South West’s most worthy causes.

Dine & Donate is now entering its fifth year at Barbican Kitchen, with over £5,000 raised for charity since the event first began in 2016. This year’s Dine and Donate will run until Saturday 29th February, giving diners a choice of one, two and three course set menu options, for both lunch and dinner. Donation envelopes with be provided to diners at the end of their meals for contributions to the charity.

Supporting over 1,400 people over the age of 50 across Plymouth, Elder Tree Befriending provides a valuable friendship service for vulnerable and socially isolated members of the Plymouth community. Delivering over 86 innovative health and social engagement activities, the charity provides its beneficiaries with the opportunity to form new and lasting friendships. The charity also works to help the elderly continue to live independently in their own homes, as well as supporting over 135 people who suffer from MCI and dementia related illnesses.

Chris Tanner, Owner and Chef of Barbican Kitchen, said: “Dine & Donate has been a great success over the past couple of years, with our diners helping us to raise over £5,000 since it began. This year we are immensely proud to support our chosen charity, Elder Tree Befriending. As an organisation that provides a network of social activities and support to those that may find themselves alone and isolated, especially at this time of year, it’s an incredibly worthy cause. We hope our diners will help us to raise even more money this year; lets make it the best Dine & Donate yet.”

Robbie Nairn OBE, Chief Executive of Elder Tree Befriending, said: “This new partnership between Barbican Kitchen and Elder Tree Befriending is brilliant news for our beneficiaries and volunteers and we are absolutely delighted to be supported by Chris, James and the team. It has the real potential to significantly enhance our activities in support of local communities across the city and will make a real difference to some of the more socially isolated and vulnerable older people in Plymouth.”

Barbican Kitchen will also be holding a special lunch exclusively for the beneficiaries of Elder Tree Befriending. An opportunity to bring together the variety of social groups that are spread across Plymouth, the dining experience is a chance for the charity’s community to come together and enjoy some good food, and equally good company.

Dine and Donate will be running from Friday 3rd January until Saturday 29th February (excluding Friday 14th February - Valentine’s Day). Prices and opening times are as follows:


Monday – Friday: 12 – 2pm

Saturday: 12 – 2.30pm

1 Course: £12.95

2 Course: £15.95

3 Course: £18.95


Monday – Friday: 6 – 7.30pm

Saturday: 5 – 7pm

1 Course: £12.95

2 Course: £15.95

3 Course: £18.95


To reserve a table and help support Elder Tree Befriending, visit or call 01752 604448. Visit to find out more about the charity and its work.