The George is an 18th century, Grade-II listed pub in the heart of Fitzrovia, which boasts plenty of Victorian charm as well as a fantastic restaurant - Upstairs at The George - overseen by two Michelin-starred Kitchen Table head chef James Knappett.
The George is very much a pub of two halves. The ground floor pub has been faithfully renovated, and much of the original Victorian features have been retained and restored. The pub itself is perfect if you're looking for a watering hole, but for private dining you'll want to head upstairs to the main restaurant. The first floor comprises three rooms, which all draw inspiration from their former use as living quarters for The George's bygone landlords. Large regency windows overlook the hustle and bustle of Great Portland Street outside, and like the downstairs pub, original Victorian features, such as the original fireplaces, have been retained throughout.
All three of the upstairs rooms are available to hire individually, or you can hire the entire first floor for up to 50 seated or 60 standing guests. For smaller dinner parties, The Dining Room and The Private Dining Room are available, with room for 28 and 20 guests apiece. The Dining Room is laid out cabaret style, with plush upholstered arm chairs, vintage rugs laid over the parquet floor and a curved sage banquette, whilst the Private Dining Room is a narrower room, laid out banquet style with a huge period brick fireplace, wall tapestries and stained glass window. Both rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art AV systems and WiFi, making them fantastic for corporate and work events as well as private dining. Meanwhile, the Upstairs at The George kitchen caters for breakfast, lunch, dinner, business meetings and parties with refined British cooking.
For smaller drinks parties, there's also the English Sparkling Wine Bar - a private bar that boasts one of the best collections of English wine in London.