WORLD CUP fever is set to hit the ICE next week, with the Great George Street Café Bar now sporting a giant plasma screen ready to broadcast every lunchtime game in its entirety.
So, at the risk of promoting mass truancy across London, the ICE is ready to provide the perfect alibi for members at 12.30pm on Friday 7 June - kick off of England versus Argentina.
Members can also look forward to viewing many other key games, including Ireland taking on Germany and Saudi Arabia, in the comfort of the ICE.
A World Cup menu is also being devised, with food and drink themed to the nations competing. So for Germany games expect hot dogs and Becks, for Italian games prepare for pizza and Peroni, and for Mexico, nachos and Sol.
At other times, members can enjoy an expanded lunchtime menu, which includes a hot speciality sandwich, hot meal of the day and an extensive deli bar.
But the main draw remains the giant screen, which is set to stay in place for the Wimbledon tennis tournament, allowing members to prolong the agony of English defeats with Henman and Rusedski!
Members may also be encouraged to stick around in the evening, with happy hour running all week long, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm Monday to Wednesday, and 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Thursday and Friday.
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