Designed by the renowned interior designer and antique dealer Lorenzo Castillo, this enormous multipurpose space situated in the historic City of London houses a restaurant, bar and shop dedicated to Spanish food and culture. Boasting over 9,000 square feet with close to 50 metres of façade and spanning two floors of the former Lloyds Bank building, Hispania is the most accomplished project devoted to Spanish gastronomy in Europe and an excellent place to hold a private dining event.
There are several spaces available for private dining at Hispania, depending on your party size. The Private Room is a functional space, but thanks to the half-moon window, prettily tiled floor and stone fireplace, it’s aesthetically pleasing as well. Available to hire for standing or seated functions, with a capacity of 45 or 33 guests respectively, the Private Room is ideal for business meetings, corporate lunches, special occasion dinners and cocktail parties. There’s a choice of rectangular and round tables, which staff will be on hand to advise on, and the glass doors and dividers guarantee privacy for your party.
If you’re looking to host a canapé reception in comfortable surroundings, the Sherry Bar is an excellent choice. Decorated in hues of blue and grey, it has space for up to 50 standing guests, though it can also accommodate up to 33 guests for seated dinners.
For large parties and events, Hispania’s Mezzanine is an obvious choice. Incorporating the Private Room and the Sherry Bar, this space can easily accommodate up to 80 seated or 150 standing guests for receptions, lunches or dinners.
Whatever your event, you can rest assured that your guests will be impressed by the authentic Spanish cuisine on offer at Hispania. The menu has been designed by Michelin-starred chef Marcos Moran and includes a number of classic Spanish dishes, from ham croquettes to salmorejo and ‘fabada’ (a tasty bean stew black pudding and chorizo througho it). The wine list includes a wide selection of classic Spanish choices, including bottles from Rioja, Galicia and La Mancha.