No matter the time, there’s a restaurant in London for festive frolicking 

Words Heather Steele

Late-night dining

Bistrotheque venue hire london restaurants

+ Bistrotheque

23-27 Wadeson St, E2 9DR

Private dining 100

This east London party spot has still got it. Its vast, industrial space is cool and modern in equal measure. A French-leaning menu offers the likes of steak tartare followed by onglet, chips and bearnaise sauce. Open until midnight.

Christmas parties at Bob Bob Ricard late night dining london restaurants

+ Bob Bob Ricard 

1 Upper James St, W1F 9DF

Private dining 16

Famous for its party-ready ‘Press for champagne’ button by each table, this Russian-inspired joint is made for late nights out: its private room is a suitably extravagant space for parties. Open until midnight (1am on Fridays and Saturdays).

Quo Vadis - wedding breakfast

+ Quo Vadis

26-29 Dean St, W1D 3LL

Private dining 12, 16, 32

Last year’s 90th birthday saw this historic Soho members club undergo a major facelift. Barrafina has taken the place of its previous restaurant, but fun festive dinners can take place in its striking Marx and Leoni private rooms. Open until 2am.

Christmas parties at Sketch late night dining london restaurants

+ Sketch

9 Conduit St, W1S 2XG

Private dining 16, 40

This cool Mayfair members club has plenty of quirky options for late-night revelry. Away from the private Salon and Parlour spaces, its David Shrigley-filled Gallery and futuristic toilets are Instagram sensations. Open until midnight.

The next day 

1 Lombard Street - private dining room

1 Lombard St, EC3V 9AA

Exclusive use 200 | Private dining 40

This City institution is an ideal spot for companies wanting to book an early-morning takeover. Meanwhile, smaller groups can dine on the likes of grilled calf’s liver and bacon or lobster benedict in the pretty Botanical Room.

Balthazar - private room

4-6 Russell St, WC2B 5HZ

Private dining 60

This is the London offshoot of the New York original, created by legendary restaurateur Keith McNally. It serves a French-inspired breakfast, and you can grab pastries from the boulangerie for those who didn’t make it...

Duck and Waffle next day recovery breakfast london restaurants

+ Duck & Waffle

110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY

Exclusive use 240 | Private dining 18

It might be thought of as a late-night party bar, but we recommend booking the PDR at this 24-hour restaurant for a post-party bite. The views will be the ultimate reward for the last (wo)men standing.

The Wolseley next day recovery breakfast london restaurants

+ The Wolseley

160 Piccadilly, W1J 9EB

Private dining 14

One of the late AA Gill’s favourite spots, this has been a popular place for breakfast since 2003. It may scream old-school, but it also serves up the likes of pancake stacks with winter berries. Just what the doctor ordered.

London’s had plenty of restaurant openings this year. Discover our top ten favourites for Christmas parties here.

This article was first published in SquareMeal Christmas 2017