Whether it be a birthday, important client meeting, brand launch or engagement party, there are plenty of incredible restaurants to host a special occasion in central London. But, if you're looking for something truly unique and independent, there's a name you need to get to know - London Stock.
London Stock began life over three years ago initially in Wandsworth as the brain child of two Le Cordon Bleu alumni, Assem Abdel Hady and Andres Bernal, who came together for the venture. After celebrating a few years of success, the team moved to central London, just a few moments from Picadilly, to try a different pace.
The result is a breath-takingly cool restaurant featuring a laid-back, edging on industrial decor scheme, which contrasts with the richly-toned leather chairs diners perch themselves on. Both un-stuffy and yet really quite special, the atmosphere reflects the relaxed, modern European fine-dining concept.
If dining here at all, but especially for a special occasion, the eight-course tasting menu is the one to try. To get a feel for the types of dishes diners might experience, this sitting kicks off with smoked burrata, beetroot, pistachio and dark balsamic, followed by glazed rabbit leg with prunes, olives and almonds, alongside native lobster with Tom Yum, bok choy and lime. For sweeter dishes, there's Granny Smith apple with buckwheat, walnuts and yoghurt, as well as calamansi with gin, lemongrass and kaffir leaves.
While the website isn't explicit about the private dining and venue hire options, the team does welcome exclusive bookings, so do get in touch via email to chat through your event. The team will do everything they can to cater for you, both in capacity and food.
And, no event would be complete with a selection of delicious drinks available, so you'll be pleased to know that the team serve up a hand-picked wine flight with the tasting menu, as well as offering a menu of signature cocktails which all sound wonderful.