Owned by footballers David Luiz and Willian Borges da Silva, Babbo is a swanky Mayfair restaurant which can be exclusively hired as a venue for private events. Serving contemporary takes on classic Italian dishes, the style of the restaurants food is carried through to the interiors; much of the space is fairly plain and decorated in muted tones, yet various murals painted on the exposed brickwork add flashes of colour. This makes Babbo both a fun and classy venue to host an event in, whether you’re looking to have a drinks reception, a large formal dinner or a private party.
There are two main spaces available to hire at Babbo or you can choose to hire both depending on the size and requirements of your event. The main restaurant is split over two floors and features furniture upholstered in cream-coloured leather, while a number of oversized pendant light bulbs hang from the ceiling and cast a glow over the dining room.
However, the bar and staircase can be lit up in fluorescent purple, to give Babbo a bit more of a cool vibe. This means that depending on whether you are hosting a casual party or a more formal event, the space can be adapted to suit your exact requirements. Meanwhile, the much smaller private dining room is perfect for more intimate dinners or alternatively can be used as a breakaway space from the main restaurant.
With Babbo’s fully licensed bar, there is no need to worry about the alcohol for your event, and bar staff can be provided on the night to serve drinks. The kitchen, if you wish, can also provide a bespoke menu for you, depending on the nature of your event. Dishes on offer vary from big bowls of pasta that guests are bound to enjoy, all the way through to an impressive tasting menu, if you want the food to be a central part of your event.