Restaurants: West End

Find the perfect restaurant in London's West End.

Updated on 08 January 2019

Restaurants: West End

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The Ivy Soho Brasserie

The Ivy Soho Brasserie

The Ivy Soho Brasserie
Max Meeting 24
Max Standing 70
Max Banquet 40

26-28 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 8JB

Ivy Brasseries have rolled out across town, but this 2017 opening brings the chain closer to its West Street beginnings. As ever, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has been on decorating duties, conjuring that Ivy look and feel from smart art-deco fixtures. Groups keen to keep things confidential should, of course, make for the elegant private dining room at the back, where stained-glass panels and antique mirrors conjure a suitably exclusive ambience.

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Serpentine Galleries

Serpentine Galleries

Serpentine Galleries
Max Standing 250

Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA

Kensington Gardens is home to two of our favourite modern art galleries: the Serpentine Gallery and the more recent Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Together, the spaces combine the sense of occasion of a listed building with the coolness of a contemporary art space. The former will host private dinners, while both make formidable spaces for drinks receptions. Come summer, the temporary pavilion is a striking one-off space for standing soirées.

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Brasserie of Light

Brasserie of Light

Brasserie of Light
Max Meeting 16
Max Standing 30
Max Banquet 24

Selfridges & Co (Duke Street Entrance), 400 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1AB

Having a restaurant in what has been voted the world’s best department store (Selfridges) is no small feat. The Pegasus Room, the venue’s private dining room, continues its sense of prestige by featuring beveled antique mirror panels to impress. Named after the 24ft, Damien Hirst-designed sculpture of Pegasus that adorns the main dining area, the room comes with bespoke art-deco chairs and a polished parquet floor (courtesy of Martin Brudnizki). Food is seasonally British and bespoke menu cards are available.

 

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Bellavita Academy

Bellavita Academy

Bellavita Academy
Max Meeting 80
Max Standing 130
Max Banquet 50

11c Dock Street, London, E1 8JN

Bellavita Academy is an Italian cookery institute that offers food professionals the chance to attend workshops on anything from pizza dough to pasta. Now corporate groups can get the benefit of teambuilding masterclasses at the bright east London venue too. The Academy also doubles as a modern event space, with the necessary AV kit in place to host conferences and exhibitions, as well as interactive lunches , wine tastings and drinks receptions.

 

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15Hatfields

15Hatfields

15Hatfields
Max Meeting 330
Max Theatre 60
Max Standing 550
Max Banquet 230

15 Hatfields, London, SE1 8DJ

15 Hatfields is one of London’s most sustainable venues. Its spaces are best suited to conferences and meetings, though canapé receptions and product launches are also popular. The largest rooms can host theatre-style meetings for groups when opened out into a single space. HD video conferencing, AV and super-fast wi-fi mean that live streaming, gaming and tech events are well catered for. Environmentally friendly touches include organic, locally sourced catering. 

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Crystal Moon Lounge

Crystal Moon Lounge

Crystal Moon Lounge
Max Meeting 0
Max Standing 0
Max Banquet 50

Whitehall Place, Westminster, London, SW1A 2BD

Within Corinthia Hotel London, the Crystal Moon Lounge is a popular choice for afternoon tea. Crowned by a striking Baccarat chandelier (the eponymous ‘crystal moon’, made from 1,001 crystals), the space resembles an inner courtyard, making it a sought-after spot for post-conference networking. The adjoining Garden Lounge, designed by David Collins Studio and with its own cigar humidor, is a stylish alfresco location for year-round entertaining.

 

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Plane Food

Plane Food

Plane Food
Max Meeting 0
Max Standing 0
Max Banquet 250

Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport, Wellington Road, London, TW6 2GA

Within Heathrow Airport, Gordon Ramsay Group’s Terminal 5 restaurant offers business and incentive travellers a selection of first-class global dining options. Following a major redesign in 2017, Plane Food now has an Asian bar with an open kitchen, and an events space. With runway views and a range of tech, the venue can host meetings, speedy private dinners and pre-flight drinks receptions. Takeaway picnics are also available for groups.

 

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The Yard Shoreditch

The Yard Shoreditch

The Yard Shoreditch
Max Meeting 320
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 150

89 1/2 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2BF

Stripped down to its post-industrial essentials, this converted warehouse’s cool looks befit its hip east London location. The blank-canvas space comes with advanced lighting, surround-sound systems and trussing. The space can handle music videos, branded consumer events, conferences and big corporate bashes with equal aplomb. For such events, the site layout makes logistics easy, as does the team’s black book of top-notch suppliers.

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The Terrace at The Last Drop

The Terrace at The Last Drop

The Terrace at The Last Drop
Max Meeting 120
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 104

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 5 Thornton Street, London, E20 2AD

This riverside café in the middle of London’s Olympic Park is a fantastic place to take in the city’s landmarks, while hosting anything from meetings and exhibitions to private parties and product launches. With floor-to-ceiling windows around the room ensuring great views, the Terrace has state-of-the-art kit and a 2am licence. Weather-permitting, you can take your event outside to the patio. Catering and decoration are taken care of in-house.

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The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum
Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 275
Max Banquet 150

Freeling House, Phoenix Place, London, WC1X 0DA

Opened in September 2017, The Postal Museum is a semi-subterranean venue with a rich history. Up top, the contemporary museum building suits presentations or networking events. Down below, Mail Rail – a blank-canvas space with vaulted arches – was once a depot for a secret mail railway. Trips on miniature trains around the original network and platforms make a memorable add-on to corporate, experiential and private events.

 

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Benares

Benares

Benares
Max Banquet 36

12a Berkeley Square House, London, London, W1J 6BS

Atul Kochhar’s delicately spiced Indian cuisine, backed by immaculate service in calm surrounds, earned Benares a Michelin star in 2007. Eleven years on, the formula is still a winning one and groups have a few options. Besides the Chef’s Table, there’s a Sommelier’s Table enclosed within cellar walls. The Berkeley Room has statement, handmade Indian-wood doors, while the Dover Room is perfect for larger banquets. The bar can be hired for drinks receptions.

 

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The Ivy Market Grill — Private Room

The Ivy Market Grill — Private Room

The Ivy Market Grill — Private Room
Max Meeting 26
Max Standing 50
Max Banquet 40

1 Henrietta Street, London, WC2E 8PS

Next to Covent Garden’s famous piazza is The Ivy Market Grill. Beneath the buzzing main restaurant you’ll find two private dining rooms, both decked out with green leather banquettes and gold finishings, their walls adorned with antique mirrors and photos of stage and screen stars. A complimentary easel, screen and projector can be provided, along with an iPod dock, enabling product launches, networking events and client entertaining.

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The Worx

The Worx

The Worx
Max Meeting 220
Max Standing 1000
Max Banquet 220

10 Heathman's Road, London, SW6 4TJ

With nearly 3,000sq m of space to play with on a campus of nearly an acre, this industrial-feel venue has nine large, contemporary rooms leading off from a central courtyard and restaurant. All spaces have high ceilings and provide a blank canvas for a range of events, from themed parties to teambuilding. Conferencing clients include Rolls-Royce, Google and Yves Saint Laurent. The space is used for shoots, so lighting, stage and AV are easily arranged.

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The Bloomsbury Ballroom

The Bloomsbury Ballroom

The Bloomsbury Ballroom
Max Meeting 500
Max Standing 570
Max Banquet 300

Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1B 4DA

The 1920s home of the London Cabaret Club is well set up for large-scale private events. Cars can pull right up to the Grade II-listed building and Holborn tube is close by. The main Ballroom has a built-in stage beneath tall ceilings and art-deco windows, and AV is included (six large screens and projectors). The adjacent Rose Room can stand alone with its own large bar, while the Long Bar is much as it sounds, and a useful breakout space or green room.

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East Wintergarden

East Wintergarden

East Wintergarden
Max Meeting 600
Max Standing 1000
Max Banquet 500

43 Bank Street, Canary Wharf , London, E14 5AB

This arched glass atrium in Canary Wharf soars above 682sq m of marble floor with vast windows looking out towards the waterfront. As well as hosting parties, the venue is suited to exhibitions, product launches and automotive showcases. The 4m x 3m LED screen and sound-absorbing acoustics will please conference bookers. The Gallery suspended above the main floor can be hired on its own, and the multimedia Promenade Room will suit smaller groups.

 

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King

King's Venues Bush House

King's Venues Bush House
Max Meeting 395
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 120

30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG

Once home to the BBC World Service, this Grade II-listed King’s College London property in Aldwych has been refurbished to offer a versatile selection of event facilities. The Auditorium is where large-scale presentations and product launches are best delivered, while its Arcade handles the pre and post drinks. For private dinners, we like the eighth-floor hospitality suite, which has north- and south-facing terraces with views out over the London skyline.

 

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The Hellenic Centre

The Hellenic Centre

The Hellenic Centre
Max Meeting 190
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 180

16-18 Paddington Street, London, London, W1U 5AS

This not-for-profit venue occupies an elegant early 20th-century townhouse, and has served as a rehearsal space for blockbuster Les Miserables as well as hosted London Fashion Week shows. It’s also available for private hire. High ceilings and an integrated PA system make the Great Hall & Balcony popular for private dinners and conferences alike, while the Friends & Members Room works best for smaller meetings or as a breakout space.

 

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ArcelorMittal Orbit

ArcelorMittal Orbit

ArcelorMittal Orbit
Max Meeting 140
Max Standing 270
Max Banquet 140

3 Thornton Street, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 2AD

The UK’s tallest sculpture is home to the world’s longest tunnel slide. Book one of the ArcelorMittal Orbit’s two sky-high event spaces, or its canopy-protected outdoor space, and you can add on the ride of a lifetime for each and every guest. With panoramic city views and a late licence, this is a special venue for business breakfasts through to evening drinks receptions and gala dinners – whatever your group’s mode of departure.

Royal Horticultural Halls

Royal Horticultural Halls

Royal Horticultural Halls
Max Meeting 1000
Max Standing 1500
Max Banquet 900

80 Vincent Square , London, SW1P 2PE

On a leafy square in Victoria, a pair of Grade II-listed buildings make up the Royal Horticultural Halls. Built in 1904, The Lindley Hall has recently hosted luxury car shows and major product launches. Gala dinners, conferences and exhibitions are also popular options. As for the mod cons, electronic blinds make near blackout possible. The art deco Lawrence Hall suits exhibitions, conferences and dinner-dances, and is available for private hire.

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Scarfes Bar

Scarfes Bar

Scarfes Bar
Max Meeting 70
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 70

252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN

This high-end bar is tucked within the handsome Rosewood London hotel. Available for private events until 3pm, its marble walls are covered with the life’s work of the great caricaturist Gerald Scarfe. Matched to the space’s gentlemen’s club décor, his wry illustrations are a singular backdrop for photo shoots and product launches, and a talking point for breakfasts and receptions. The bar’s signature cocktails honour (and sometimes dishonour) luminaries of British culture from David Attenborough to Ziggy Stardust.

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Sticks ‘n’ Sushi Kings Road

Sticks ‘n’ Sushi Kings Road

Sticks ‘n’ Sushi Kings Road
Max Meeting 24
Max Standing 24
Max Banquet 24

113-115 Kings Road, London, SW3 4NT

The restaurant group’s brand new west London branch specialises in high-quality sushi and kushiyaki sticks from a charcoal grill. The restaurant’s ‘Nordic touch’ can be found in its pared-back, clean line interiors. Those booking for groups should look to the Kings Room, the venue’s lower-ground private dining space, which has its own private show kitchen and bar. There are four menu packages to choose from starting at £50pp.

 

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Patara Fine Thai Restaurant Wimbledon

Patara Fine Thai Restaurant Wimbledon

Patara Fine Thai Restaurant Wimbledon
Max Meeting 40
Max Standing 60
Max Banquet 45

18 High Street Wimbledon, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5DX

Wimbledon High Street is the proud host of London's seventh Patara. This latest outpost sticks closely to the mini-chain's successful formula: refined Thai cuisine served in smart, clean-lined interiors with a subtle South East Asian finish. Alongside the 80-cover main space, the casual lunchtime Yum Bar and the outdoor terrace, there are two private spaces. In both the Patara Room and the smaller Gallery Room, groups can sit down for all-out formal dinners, or the full 'Shareable Snacks and Bites' menu is easily tailored for stand-up receptions.

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The Ballroom, South Bank

The Ballroom, South Bank

The Ballroom, South Bank
Max Meeting 1500
Max Standing 1800
Max Banquet 1100

Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PU

Pitched behind the National Theatre, this 1,765sq m venue offers bookers a blank canvas in an accessible location, complete with a star-lit ceiling and fitted stage. By day, it works as a conference facility, while at night the venue transforms into a space for glamorous banquets and drinks receptions. Food and drink is prepared by Fusion Hospitality in an on-site kitchen. The temperature-controlled space permits events across November and December.

 

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