Once London’s first purpose-built gymnasium, a £5m renovation has transformed this listed Victorian building into D&D London’s best-looking venue. The ground-floor Grand Café is a neatly arranged art deco affair, dimly lit with light marble floors and a vast outdoor terrace. At either side of the space, staircases lead you to the more formal mezzanine restaurant, which can be hired on its own for Christmas celebrations and comes with its own entrance. Smaller groups in search of sophisticated festivities should look to hire the semi-private space on the same level. As ever, German-born Bjoern Wassmuth will be in charge of the kitchen, exerting a middle-European influence.
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