Whether you're planning an intimate festive dinner or a big canapé bash for the whole company, you'll struggle to find somewhere quite like Bentley's. The doors of this seafood institution have been open for more than a century now, during which time it has maintained a reputation as a cornerstone of London's restaurant scene. For the last 15 years, chef Richard Corrigan has led the kitchen with aplomb, holding a Michelin star and making Bentley's a bucket list restaurant for anyone who appreciates good fish and seafood.
Bentley's boasts a number of spaces for events and private dining, but this smart Mayfair townhouse really comes into its own in the festive season, combining history and tradition with great food and a relaxed, homely atmosphere. You have a choice of private rooms - larger groups may want to consider the Swallow Street Rooms, a private venue with a separate entrance over the road from the restaurant. The Swallow Street Rooms have a capacity for 60 seated or 100 standing guests and have their own private entrance, private bar (complete with 3 am license) and upright piano. Alternatively, there are two more intimate options in the Crustacea Room or Rib Room, adjacent to the restaurant and designed with cosy Christmas dinners in mind.
Meanwhile, Bentley's offers a range of menu options prepared by Richard Corrigan’s team and a sommelier on hand for personalized wine pairings, making this Christmas one to remember. Besides the a la carte, there's also a choice of festive set menus as well as canapes and homemade mince pies. Bentley's also has a dedicated events team on hand to make sure that your Christmas goes off without a hitch, and best of all, the restaurant is just a few minutes' walk from Piccadilly station.