The bright, open interior of this classy neighbourhood Italian on Seymour Place is a great venue for all events, from small gatherings right up to large cocktail receptions that need to impress. A beautifully considered, family-run restaurant, Bernardi’s boasts a number of spaces that can be used for any occasion or budget.
The ground floor is arranged around an open kitchen, making it well-suited to informal parties where guests can share pizzette and fresh pasta dishes. For more formal occasions, long tables can be set up in front of the dining room’s main bar, or groups can descend to the downstairs cocktail bar, which doubles up as Bernardi’s private dining room.
Exclusive hire of the restaurant makes an incredible setting for weddings, parties, events and launches, so if you’re interested in booking out both floors, the friendly events team at Bernardi’s will be more than happy to make it happen. The team pride themselves on offering you as much or as little involvement through the planning process as you wish, so whether you want full control or to hand the reins over to someone else, the choice is yours.
Bernardi’s three-, four-, five- and six-course feasting menus are ideal for events as they allow guests to sample a wide range of the delicious Italian food on offer. The event menus are served family-style (to share), but individually plated dishes can be arranged on request – perfect if you want a plate of creamy burrata with heritage beetroot, rocket pesto and toasted walnuts all to yourself! There are also three set canape menus to choose from for standing events.
Everyone knows that drinks are as important as the food and space when it comes to events, which is why Bernardi’s always has plenty of interesting wines from Italy and beyond on offer, along with all the usual beers, spirits and softs that are integral to an event.