Each week, we pick one of our favourite venues and explain why it’s made the cut

Words: Lizzie Frainier

Cinnamon Club - restaurant

The Cinnamon Club is aptly named – entering the Grade II-listed venue in the former Old Westminster Library feels like stepping into a sophisticated members club. Since opening in 2001 to serve delightful modern Indian fare, it’s been one of our favourites for group dining.  

pdr gallery room 1

What’s so good about it?

That the restaurant is so adept at catering for larger parties. Inside you’ll find two private dining rooms, a bar for standing receptions and the option of exclusive hire in the main space for 100 seated guests. We particularly like the Gallery: on the mezzanine above the dining room this is where privacy is combined with a buzzy atmosphere from the regular restaurant guests below. Plus there are no less than seven event menus to choose from, with a strong roll-call of canapés and bowl food too. 

The Cinnamon Club Indian restaurant London Westminster

Why do bookers love it?
A major refurbishment in 2015 gave a lift to the interiors, but it’s the food and drink that’s the real draw. Knowing its reputation for great game and fish dishes, we suggest you opt for a menu that includes the likes of tandoori cod with a green spice crust and roast loin of Oisin red deer in an onion reduction. Matching wines are available too, and spiced cocktails like cinnamon bellinis are a special touch. 

Hungry yet? Get all the details and book The Cinnamon Club here.