The team at The Brewery invited us down to check out the their latest offering City this week. The rather unusually named Grubstreet Author comprises three ‘luxuriously designed’ spaces, occupying a previously derelict part of the old Whitbread Brewery on Milton Street.

They’re specifically targeted at 'smaller meetings, private dinners and product launches', with space for up to a maximum of 70 guests.

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First up is 48-seat cinema/auditorium The Cutting Room, which promises to offer the ‘latest AV, signature lighting and tiered red-velvet seating’.

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The Sample Room, so-named because it was once where Whitbread’s beer was taste tested, is the one to book for 70-strong standing drinks receptions. There’s a metallic bar with neon up lights, dark-brick walls and box-fresh parquet flooring that mixes corporate with clubby.

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Private dinners, though, are best accommodated in The Pasteur Room, which will seat 70 under its ornately tiled roof. This place can be used in conjunction with The Sample Room to create a separate reception space to host larger standing events.

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