The Wardrobe

Up to 50

About The Wardrobe

The Wardrobe is a funky bar and restaurant in the heart of the City of London, that boasts a spacious outdoor courtyard as well as a cosy and colourful inside dining area. This site was once the King's Wardrobe - literally the building where the King of England's garments and armour were kept, centuries ago - and The Wardrobe pays homage to this little slice of history by name.

The Wardrobe is usually open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, but the bar is also available for private hire. Among many things, The Wardrobe boasts a large outdoor courtyard - a real rarity in this part of London - and the courtyard is available to hire on its own for anyone planning an al fresco corporate or private gathering. The courtyard has capacity for about 40 people for a sit-down meal, or it makes a perfect spot for a big drinks party, under dappled sun and shade. 

Head inside and you'll find is cosy, funky and colourful, with plenty of table space over multiple levels. A striking floral installation overhead, as well as exposed brick walls, wood floors and tables give The Wardrobe an organic vibe, making it a great place for relaxed events. The main restaurant and bar is also available for private hire and is suitable for slightly larger sit-down gatherings than the courtyard, with capacity for around 50 people.

The menu is classic British pub fare done well. Mains include chicken supreme in white wine and tarragon sauce, beer-battered fish and chips and a hefty beef burger, but there are sharing platters and small bites available too, as well as comforting puds like plum and apple crumble and hot chocolate fondant. Whether you're planning a meal with friends or work party, the team at The Wardrobe are on hand to make sure your event goes without a hitch.

Venue Facilities
Caterer not restricted
Exclusive Hire
Garden or courtyard
Outside area
Shared parties
Wifi available

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Up to 50
Venue Hire Cost
Venue Type
Bar, Party venue, Pub, Restaurant
Venue Style
Cool, Funky, Light and Bright, Modern
Event Atmosphere
Corporate, Intimate, Lively, Relaxed

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Tues - Friday

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53-55 Carter Lane, Blackfriars, London, EC4V 5AE

020 7236 0721


Testimonials For The Wardrobe

Saturday LunchAPRIL, 2022

Amazing food, great vegetarian choices with obliging and friendly staff and chef! Wonderful decor and a lovely outdoor space in the 'King's Wardrobe', perfect for a pint in the sun!


My Favourite Restaurant in London!MARCH, 2022

After touring London for a week, my traveling companion and I both agreed that this was our absolute favorite place we dined. Not only is the service personable, the atmosphere chic-trendy, and the seating elevated (if you choose for to dine on the platform), but the food simply must be tasted to be believed. We both selected a savory pie (mine vegetable, hers chicken) and agreed they ranked #1 on our "foods eaten in London" chart. Small but mighty, they left us feeling perfectly satisfied and fueled with energy for our next stop. Buttery, flaky crust with a treasure trove of steamy vegetables and fork-tender meat within; pouring a bit of leek gravy on top added proverbial icing on the cake. Each pie came served with a bed of juicy-crisp peas, so warm that the square of butter on top quickly dissolved. Chips arrived lightly browned with just the right balance of crispiness and creaminess to round them out; they were so hot that we had to eat them last! Last but not least, no trip to the Wardrobe Bar & Kitchen can be complete with trying their desserts. Fortunately, they're just the right serving size to cater to your sweet tooth without the leaving you with a sugar headache. We enjoyed splitting one in a few bites between us: a round, fudgy chocolate brownie, gooey-hot in the middle, with thick, clotted cream icecream melting into the center, cooling each bite. Dusted with powdered sugar, the dessert looked as visually pleasing as it tasted. When we return to London, Wardrobe Bar & Kitchen will be at the top of our must-eat places. Highly recommended!


Courtyard EventSEPTEMBER, 2021

Dan Just a short email to express my sincere thanks to you and your team for hosting what was a truly fantastic party yesterday. I have received numerous comments this morning about how much people enjoyed themselves and the venue.  It would not have been possible without the hard work and service delivery that you provided. When you get a moment, it would be great to receive copies of some of the photos that were taken last night. Many thanks again. All the best David, Partner, Law Firm

David Israel

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