About the NTH degree club

The NTH Degree Club is part of The NTH Degree Global’s portfolio alongside our Sponsorship and Events offering.

The NTH Degree is a Private Dining Club based in London and other prestigious locations around the world with an exclusive membership network of successful, influential and like-minded individuals and corporate companies.

The Club is the brainchild of Robert Walton MBE. Robert is a recognised and respected figure in the hospitality industry and is President of the Restaurant Association of Great Britain. Having trained as a West-End chef himself, he has used his unique hands-on experience and insider knowledge to create The NTH Degree Club.  Using his database of business of Michelin star chefs and social contacts Robert has created an invaluable network of high achievers with a passion for business, building relationships and exquisite fine dining experiences.

Our members enjoy exclusive access to our star-studded industry events including the Restaurant Association Gala Dinner, Michelin Revelation, Young Chef Young Waiter, Tatler Restaurant Awards and the National Restaurateurs’ Dinner. Our prestigious and premium partners are handpicked for their expertise. These include iconic brands of Michelin and Tatler, hospitality industry specialists UKHospitality, Alpha Club and Alpha Rewards, modern digital agency DIGICOOL and The Wine Social who champion independent wineries.

We create bespoke opportunities for our members to experience exceptional fine dining whilst making new friendships and business connections. At the heart of the club lies a diverse calendar of events in the top venues around the world. These include tastings, drinks soirees, annual sporting events as well as the club’s signature concept; The Private Dining Experience.

The NTH Degree Club Book is published annually and is a luxury lifestyle publication produced exclusively for members. Featuring the world’s leading Private Dining Room Guide alongside luxury lifestyle features, the book has featured interviews with world famous chefs on the cover including Heston Blumenthal, Claire Smyth and the Roux family.

The Club invites both individual and corporate members to join and connect through the network of The NTH Degree.

Our History

The NTH Degree was founded by Robert Walton MBE in 2013 with a view to connecting members through the joy of fine dining. Since then,The NTH Degree Club has celebrated with exclusive events in prestigious locations across London including Hide, SushiSamba, Core by Clare Smyth, City Social, La Dame De Pic and Quaglino’s.

The NTH Degree Club’s influence has stretched around the globe to include experiences in the Cayman Islands, Monaco Grand Prix, Cut by Wolfgang Puck in Las Vegas and Thomas Keller’s 25th anniversary of The French Laundry in California.

In December 2019, The NTH Degree Club celebrated their 200th Private Dining Event with a spectacular Christmas party at Claridge’s to mark the historic occasion where they also launched the 7th edition of The NTH Degree Club Book.

2019 ushered in a new direction for the business as Robert Walton MBE launched The NTH Global which includes The NTH Degree Club, The NTH Degree Events and The NTH Degree Sponsorship.

In recent years The NTH Degree Global added high profile industry events to the hospitality calendar including the Restaurant Association’s 50th Anniversary with a guest list of industry greats including Prue Leith CBE, James Martin, Anthony Worrell-Thompson.

In 2019, The NTH Degree hosted a special star-studded Restaurant Association Gala Dinner at The Savoy where Albert Roux OBE, Michel Roux Jr. and Emily Roux were awarded with the Restaurant Association Award for Services to Hospitality which was designed and sponsored by Fabergé.

In October 2019, The NTH Degree Global successfully relaunched the Young Chef Waiter Competition in partnership with UKHospitality and the Restaurant Association which promoted hospitality as a career of choice, a profession and a vocation. 

Looking ahead to 2021, The NTH Degree has announced they will be event partners to the prestigious Michelin Star Revelation in October. Finally, The NTH Degree has announced an exclusive partnership with Tatler, the most prestigious and iconic publication which is renowned for setting the tone for high society. The NTH Degree joined together with Tatler to produce their exclusive Address Book with a view to creating the most exciting restaurant directory for 2021. 

2021 events

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NTH Degree Management Team

Robert Walton MBE

Founder

Sean Valentine FIH

Managing Director

Claire Etchell

Head of PR

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