Who says Christmas parties have to be all about snowmen and reindeer? Whether it be for friends, family or colleagues, if you're organising this year's Christmas do, why not try something a little different and transport your loved ones to the Caribbean for the evening?
Luckily, you won't have to get a flight, though, as The Rum Kitchen in Soho is here to give you a dose of sunshine and good times, without leaving London. The Rum Kitchen is a Caribbean restaurant and bar spread over three floors in Carnaby Street's Kingly Court. We know that planning the Christmas party can be a bit of a pain, especially as no location seems to work for everyone, but with this fantastic spot, at least you know the transport links are plentiful and it's a buzzy area to be.
Once inside, you'll instantly feel like you're on holiday with the colourful interiors and tropical-inspired decor. From the green-striped floor and pastel, patchwork bar to the woven lampshades dangling overhead, it's a joyful space, ideal for socialising. While the Soho branch doesn't have a private dining room, you can talk to the team about taking over one of their semi-private spaces which can cater for between 30 to 80 guests.
In these spaces you're welcome to choose from the main menu which features a spectrum of now cult-favourite dishes from Rum House's kitchen. For example, the restaurant's jerk chicken is a thing of legend, marinated for 48 hours and then sous vide for another two, before grilled to perfect for a just-right, crisped-up texture. Then, there's the curry mutton which is slow-cooked for six hours and paired with rice and peas and roti, an original, signature dish from the team.
Plus, if you want to do something a little different, you can also add an interactive cocktail-making class to the booking. Within this, mixologists will teach you how to make three, Rum Kitchen cocktails including a welcome drink on arrival.