Imagine throwing your work Christmas party in a red-hued, jewel-box of a room, in one of London's most historic and atmospheric hotels? While organising the festive do can be a bit of a drag, the St Pancras Renaissance hotel makes it easy with a selection of stunning private dining spaces.
While there are multiple spaces within the hotel, The Midland Grand Dining Room offers one of the most beautiful dining facilities with ornate ceiling cornicing and plasterwork, marble columns and art deco-inspired seating. A marvel of style, glamour and vintage charm, it's one of the most luxurious restaurants in London.
The kitchen is led by Chef Patrick Powell who is heavily influenced by French cuisine and uses seasonal produce for a slightly lighter, fresher take. You can enjoy Powell's menus in two dedicated private spaces: the private dining room or the chef's table. The former seats up to 14 people and is decorated with rich, red-hued walls, golden-toned lighting and a collection of quirky ornaments. It's bursting with atmosphere and would be ideal for a festive celebration.
Alternatively, you can opt for the eight-person chef's table which offers an intimate experience for foodies, where you can watch the chefs work their magic and whip up an incredible tasting menu. If you're planning a bigger shindig, it's possible to hire the main restaurant on a semi-private hire basis for 30 people, or exclusive hire for 86.
In terms of food, you can choose from an array of celebratory menus, from canapes to set options to Powell's exquisite tasting menu. While dishes change with the seasons, examples of dishes include roasted hand dived scallop with Champage and caviar, hake en papillote with ratatouille vegetables, soft polenta and salsa verde, as well as aged grass-fed rib of beef, potato dauphinoise and The Midland Grand house salad with French dressing.