Fancy holding your reception in a restaurant? Three of our new favourites are available for wedding hire

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Ivy Chelsea Garden long tables

From truffle arancini to grilled whole lobster, the food here is of the style and quality you’d expect from The Ivy Collection, but it’s the new private dining room that really impresses. Round tables (or a single long table) are surrounded by boldly patterned chairs under a gold ceiling; the walls are lined with vintage botanical prints. 

Jamavar

Squaremeal Venues and Events Restaurant roundup January February 2017 - jamavar

Mayfair’s not short of fine-dining Indians, but this one’s pretty special, with a royal-blue PDR well suited to smaller celebrations. Exec chef Rohit Ghai has been inspired both by the street markets and royal households of India. The results are impressive, with small plates matched by delicately spiced curries and biryanis.

The Game Bird

Game Bird wedding breakfasts 2017

The five-star Stafford Hotel’s restaurant is both grand and modern, with blood-red leather chairs and grey velvet banquettes. As the restaurant’s name implies, game features large (try the signature roast pigeon), but fine fish and crustacea also star. Wedding groups can choose from five enclosed spaces – we like the 380-year-old Wine Cellars.


Discover other wedding venues for smaller groups in our directory.


This article was first published in SquareMeal Weddings 2017