Frequently asked questions

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Here are answers to a few of the questions we are often asked.  If you have any more, please just email [email protected]

How do I attend a Virtual Event

You don’t need to create an account.  Just book your ticket using the book now button and we will send you a link to our very user-friendly platform Crowdcast - the earlier, the better but at least the day before.

Will events be cancelled due to Coronavirus?

All of our events for the first six months of 2020 have been rescheduled for the Autumn.  As far as possible the same authors will attend but please go to the Events section for full details.  If you have a confirmed booking for one of the postponed event and cannot join us on the new date, please let us know and we can arrange a refund.

What time does the event start and finish?

The event starts at midday with a drinks reception and canapes. We ask guests to move through to take their seats at 12.30. The lunch finishes around 3pm with coffee, conversation and a book signing but many linger longer.

Can I come on my own or do I need to take a table of 10?

You are most welcome on your own or in groups of less than 10. We will sit you on a shared table where you will meet likeminded new friends.

Can men attend?

Men are always welcome, although they may feel a little outnumbered – which is heaven for some and terrifying for others!

How much does it cost to attend?

Tickets for Edinburgh and Glasgow cost £60 each/£600 for a table of 10. Tickets for London cost £88 each/£880 for a table of 10. All prices include VAT.

What does this include?

This includes a sparkling drinks reception with canapes, a delicious two course meal and coffee. Wine can be ordered in addition, according to your requirements.  

How do I order wine for my table?

Gliterary Lunches will send you the wine list with an order form with your booking confirmation. This should be returned directly to the venue who will ensure that your order is on your table when you sit down. You can also order wine on the day. All drinks bills should be settled directly with the venue.

Can I buy the featured books?

When you confirm your booking, we will send you an order form so that you can order books if you want to. Gliterary Lunches offers the featured books at a substantial discount to guests who order in advance of the event.   As many of you are buying them as a treat for your client or guests, these are gift-presented and placed on your table for your arrival. After lunch, there is a book signing for those that want to talk to the authors and have their books inscribed.

What if I want to hear the authors speak before I buy the books?

We have a handful of books available for purchase on the day at full price.

I or my guests have special dietary requirements, what do I do?

When we confirm your booking, we will tell you what the menu is. If you have any special requirements such as intolerances, allergies or are vegetarian, just let us know. The venue will then cater for you accordingly.

Can I provide a table plan?

If you bring along place cards and a table plan and give it to one of the Gliterary team, we will ensure these are put out for you before your guests all sit down.

Do you send out tickets?

We don’t issue tickets but hold a guest list at the door. We simply ask you to supply us with the names of your guests so that we can make them welcome on arrival. If you have last minute changes just let us know.

How do I book?

If you would like to attend, just email us to check availability. We will hold your place for 48 hours. You then need to send us your completed booking form with payment. You can either pay by cheque (made payable to Gliterary Lunches) or request an invoice. Your booking is confirmed once payment is received.

I didn’t receive my registration email from Crowdcast

You need your registration email that is sent via Crowdcast as it contains your personal link to the event.  If you haven't received it check your junk and your security settings as it may be that the email has been blocked.  Some company firewalls are particularly tight and so you may need to speak to our IT department. If you still can't receive the email, let us know.

The links don’t work on my registration email from Crowdcast

This may be due to your security settings which may be blocking Crowdcast.  Please check these.  You may need to talk to your IT department as some companies have very tight firewalls. There are also some helpful tips here from Crowdcast, particularly about browser requirements. If you still can't access the link, please let us know.