Sit Down Dinner and Drinks Venue Hire

Finding the perfect sit down dinner and drinks venue hire option in London can be a difficult task, but we're here to help. From formal events with grand dining options to more casual affairs, if you're planning a corporate or personal event, the choice of party options is pretty wide. Let us do the hard work, and take a look at our list of the best venues in London to hire the ultimate dining and drinks experience.

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Last edited by Lauren Cole

Last updated on 3rd April 2024




The Coach Makers Arms Pub Marylebone

Marylebone


  • Sitting
    45
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    60
Located close to Bond Street tube station, The Coach Makers Arms is one of the gems of Marylebone. Recently refurbished, the venue spreads over three floors; the buzzy ground floor pub has a forever changing…
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Chai Ki

Canary Wharf


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    80
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    100
Chai Ki at Crossrail Place in Canary Wharf is a formal yet contemporary setting, offering modern experimental cooking from across the Indian sub-continent. The drinks range features craft and in-house…
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The Thomas Cubitt Belgravia

West London


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    62
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    80
Named after one of London’s legendary master builders, this venue has earned itself the name of a local institution. The reputation is a testament to its selection of drinks, ‘farm to fork’ cooking…
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Alice House Queen's Park

Kilburn


  • Sitting
    100
  • Standing
    250
Welcome to The Alice House, a fusion of vintage glamour and contemporary socializing. With its retro brick interior, quirky light fittings and chunky wooden furniture, The Alice House offers a chic, cosy…
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The Sterling

Liverpool Street


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    200
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    500
Nestled at the base of London's iconic Gherkin building is The Sterling, a relaxing bar that comes complete with bags of style and elegance. The huge windows allow light to flood in and illuminate theimpressive…
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The Alfred Tennyson Pub Belgravia

Knightsbridge


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    50
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    80
Nestled in the quaint and quiet streets of Belgravia, set over four floors, The Alfred Tennyson takes its name from the local Poet Laureate, Lord Tennyson, and proudly serves the neighbourhood he…
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Loft East

Bethnal Green


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    80
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    100
Overview: Stylish loft space on the top floor of a trendy building in East London operated by View From The Rooftop Accommodates up to 100 guests Blank canvas with exposed wooden beams and minimalist…
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Cigalon

Central London


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    68
  • Standing
    0
Cigalon is open Tuesday to Friday Lunch and Dinner.  Cigalon and Baranis is an upstairs/downstairs affair with a French accent. Cigalon restaurant is located on the ground floor and in the basement…
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Scoff & Banter Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf


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    180
  • Standing
    250
Floor-to-ceiling windows stretch the length of the hotel’s riverside restaurant Scoff & Banter, creating a feeling of space and airiness paired with views of the Thames and O2 Arena. At Scoff amp…
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Searcys At The Gherkin | Private Dining

Liverpool Street


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    100
  • Standing
    130
WHERE A TASTE OF THE HIGH-LIFE AWAITS There are few spots on the London landscape as striking as Searcys at The Gherkin, where a taste of the high-life awaits. Pair high-end design with vintage cuvees…
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The Fable

Holborn


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    0
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    0
Nestled conveniently between Chancery Lane and St. Paul's stations is The Fable, a quite extraordinary restaurant and bar that draws inspiration from all things mystic and magical. Inspired by enchanting…
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Pitcher & Piano Cornhill

City of London


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    200
  • Standing
    500
Ever wondered why Pitcher & Piano is a name that people return to, time and time again? Look to their Cornhill site for answers.  When they're not supplying drinks before the last train home, orhosting…
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Toddy Shop

Canary Wharf


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    18
  • Standing
    25
Chai Ki is located in Canary Wharf and provides a fun and contemporary drinking and dining space, serving modern Indian sharing plates and soul food. The all-day menu features Koliwada Calamari, the…
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London Steakhouse Co. City

City of London


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    20
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    0
The award-winning London Steakhouse Company restaurant & bar established in 2008 by Marco Pierre White and James Ogilvie Robertson, has been a permanent fixture on the London restaurant scene eversince…
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Ayllu

Central London


  • Sitting
    60
  • Standing
    80

With space for 60 seated, Ayllu is a great choice for venue hire when you want to sit down for a proper meal. Think Japanese-Peruvian fusion food across these stunning jungle-like interiors at your special event.

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14 Hills

City of London


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    170
  • Standing
    350
Beautifully nicknamed 'the forest in the sky', 14 Hills is a foliage-adorned restaurant and bar in the heart of London’s Square Mile. Perfectly poised on Fenchurch Street, the space caters to lunch and…
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No 11 Pimlico Road

Chelsea


  • Sitting
    90
  • Standing
    200
No 11 Pimlico Road is a spacious, light-filled all-day bar and restaurant with plenty of outside seating nestled in the heart of Belgravia, just a short walk from Sloane Square or Victoria Stations, The…
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The Castle Tooting

Tooting


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    129
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    0
One of Tootings oldest pubs, The Castle has been part of the Young’s estate since 1832 and has an exciting history; American film actor, director and producer, John Wayne is known for frequenting The…
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Bourne & Hollingsworth

Central London


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    110
  • Standing
    210
Welcome to B&H Buildings Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings is a multi-faceted clubhouse in Clerkenwell, just off Exmouth Market, featuring a restaurant, greenhouse, cocktail bar, cookery school…
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Heist Bank

Paddington


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    100
  • Standing
    350
Pizza + Beer + Flowers = Heist Bank From the brains behind popular London venues The Elgin, The Gallery, Ask for Janice, Graphic and more comes a Paddington hangout. The Urban Leisure Group present Heist…
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The Hoxton, Holborn

Holborn


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    50
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    200
The Hoxton, Holborn opened its doors on High Holborn in 2014, offering a place for people to sleep, eat, work and play. Its ground-floor events space, The Apartment, features six individually designed…
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Ironmongers' Hall

City of London


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    200
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    250
Built in the 1920's, the Tudor-style Ironmongers Hall feels like a country house re-located to the heart of the City of London. The hall offers a comprehensive facility in which to hold differing events…
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The Whippet Inn

Kensal Rise


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    50
  • Standing
    70
Nestled in the heart of Kensal Green, The Whippet Inn is a gastropub that exudes fantastic vibes and serves exquisite food, complemented by a carefully curated selection of craft…
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The Orange Public House & Hotel Victoria

West London


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    50
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    0
Formerly a brewery, this Grade II-listed building has been lovingly restored. The award winning British gastropub is set over four uniquely designed floors in the heart of the local community in…
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The Bull Westfield

Shepherd's Bush


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    60
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    70
The Bull's warm, friendly pub is a unique venue spread over two floors, with an additional mezzanine level. Located on the Southern Terrace of Westfield Shepherd's Bush, this friendly gastro-pub is part…
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Mint Leaf Lounge

City of London


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    100
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    300
Situated next to the iconic Bank of England, Mint Leaf Lounge serves innovative Indian cuisine in an elegant and stylish setting.   Oozing luxury, Mint Leaf Lounge welcomes guests for lunch, dinner…
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Trishna

Marylebone


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    35
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    0
Trishna specialises in contemporary Coastal Indian cuisine, alongside an extensive wine list that highlights upcoming regions and fine wines from niche producers and independent wineries from around the…
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The Trading House

St Pauls


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    110
  • Standing
    450
Welcome to the place for adventures in tastes and experiences. In days gone by, explorers and adventurers were the talk of London town. Behold a residence where you can still trade and travel the globe…
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The Milestone Hotel and Residences

Kensington


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    24
  • Standing
    40
Cheneston's Restaurant is situated within the luxurious 5-star Milestone Hotel and offers guests a truly British experience. A short walk from South Kensington and Knightsbridge, Cheneston's Restaurant…
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The Parlour

Canary Wharf


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    100
  • Standing
    300
The Parlour is a striking bar and restaurant with a large alfresco terrace in Canary Wharf, serving imaginative food and drinks. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Parlour is the perfect retreat…
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Exhibit

Balham


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    400
  • Standing
    600
Exhibit is an independent neighbourhood cocktail bar in Balham. This Balham restaurant also hosts a private cinema, karaoke suite and a host of event spaces. Exhibit spans three floors with a collection…
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The Oyster Shed

City of London


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    80
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    200
The Oyster Shed is a fantastic restaurant located right on the banks of the River Thames in the heart of the City of London. Offering a modern dining and drinking with a nautical and yacht inspired theme…
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Boisdale of Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf


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    270
  • Standing
    550
Boisdale of Canary Wharf opened in summer 2011. The two-floor venue overlooking Cabot Square comprises restaurant, oyster bar and grill, whisky bar, Cuban cigar library and shop and live music venue. The…
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The Bull

Streatham


  • Sitting
    40
  • Standing
    0
A classic pub with a modern, contemporary edge, The Bull is a Young's pub in Streatham with a beer garden, booze and burgers on its side. A lush location just South of the city, The Bull is a humble space…
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Haymarket Kitchen

Central London


  • Sitting
    150
  • Standing
    250
Found in the heart of London's bustling Tiger Tiger, Haymarket Kitchen is a modern restaurant with signature style. Boasting quirky interiors with a contemporary edge, Haymarket Kitchen is a modern eatery…
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The Grazing Goat Marylebone

Central London


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    70
  • Standing
    100
Situated on the quaint New Quebec Street just around the corner from Oxford Street, Hyde Park and Marylebone, this beautifully restored unique hidden gem provides rare tranquility in this part of London…
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Balans Kensington

Kensington


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    80
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    80
Balans serves all day classics & modern comfort food, alongside a stellar cocktail and drinks list. A fabulously easy place to have a good time since it first opened in 1987 on Old Compton Street.Balans…
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Chiswell Street Dining Rooms

City of London


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    100
  • Standing
    200
This modern British restaurant, cocktail bar and private hire venue is located in the city’s Chiswell Street, close to Barbican and Moorgate stations. Elegant across the board, Chiswell Street Dining…
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Roti Chai

Marylebone


  • Sitting
    60
  • Standing
    90
Launched in 2011 and located on a quiet mews in Marylebone, Roti Chai is set over two floors with a fast paced, fun canteen style Street Kitchen on the ground floor and a more formal Dining Room belowThe…
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Smith's Bar & Grill

Paddington


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    220
  • Standing
    400
Just take a quick walk from Paddington Tube station, and you will come across Smith's Restaurant & Bar overlooking the Grand Union canal in the heart of London. Smith's delivers a delectable selection…
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No 29 Power Station West

Battersea


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    120
  • Standing
    500
As part of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment, No 29 Power Station West can be found in South London, overlooking the Thames. The all day bar and restaurant is the fifth addition to the Darwin amp…
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The Botanist Broadgate

City of London


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    0
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    150
This suave venue is the picture of trendy sophistication, with funky shapeless tables, marbled pillars, gorgeously cosy booth seats, velvet-smooth armchairs, and contemporary art work hung on glistening…
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Gun

Canary Wharf


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    168
  • Standing
    350
The Gun is a stunning riverside gastropub in Docklands, London. The pub is a Grade II-listed building that dates back to the early 18th century and took its current name from the cannon which was…
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Bond St. Tea Rooms

Central London


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    56
  • Standing
    100
Blending contemporary details and classic wood-panelled interiors, Bond St. Tea Rooms sets itself apart with a twist on the traditional British afternoon tea. Begin your experience with a selection ofItalian…
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Sway, Holborn

Covent Garden


  • Sitting
    200
  • Standing
    920
Recently refurbished this stunning venue combines a restaurant, bar, club and conference space all in one. Located within a stone's throw of Covent Garden and Holborn, the newly refurbished Sway is the…
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Smiths of Smithfield

Farringdon


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    72
  • Standing
    120
The long-awaited evolution of Farringdon's much-loved iconic site is finally here. Situated in the heart of the City of London, SMITHS is a stunning example of a Grade II-listed building that over theyears…
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STK Rooftop Steakhouse & Bar

Stratford


  • Sitting
    60
  • Standing
    85

Whether it's an anniversary, birthday or special date night, STK Rooftop - Stratford is the ideal venue for sit-down dinner and drinks. Book out the gorgeous private space, where you'll be able to delve into mouthwatering steak or seafood, all while overlooking the city.

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The Royal Over-Seas League

Central London


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    200
  • Standing
    250
The Royal Over-Seas League is dedicated to championing international friendship and understanding throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. A non-profit private members’ club, we’ve been bringing like…
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The Racketeer

Kings Cross


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    70
  • Standing
    120
In Victorian times, gentlefolk often fell prey to pickpockets whose accomplices would distract victims by causing a racket in the street – hence the name for the latest reboot of this 1840s boozer (formerly…
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Darwin Brasserie

City of London


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    80
  • Standing
    0
An all-day British brasserie located on Level 36 at Sky Garden, Darwin is the perfect spot for indulging in delicious food and taking in the incredible views over the city. Experience the beautiful surrounding…
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Town Hall Hotel - London

Bethnal Green


  • Sitting
    120
  • Standing
    250

Hire Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green for a sit down dinner and drinks occasion. There are a variety of stunning rooms like the Council Chamber or Secretary's that can host anywhere between 30 to 60 guests for a formal feast with a stunning, wooden paneled backdrop.

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Basement 144

Arsenal


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    0
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    100
Basement 144, a hire venue and lounge in the heart of Holloway. Hosting corporate and private events or 20+ private dining? Make sure to have them with Basement 144. Their team work closely with you to…
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116 Pall Mall

Central London


  • Sitting
    250
  • Standing
    350
  About 116 Pall Mall 116 Pall Mall is a magnificent Grade I listed venue in the heart of the West End. A stone's throw from some of London's most iconic landmarks, such as Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham…
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Spagnoletti

King's Cross


  • Sitting
    50
  • Standing
    70

If you're looking to hire part of a restaurant for a sit-down dinner and drinks with friends or colleagues, then Spagnoletti in Kings Cross is the perfect venue for you. Book all or part of the private mezzanine area for your guests and tuck into a menu boasting fresh pasta, grilled octopus and tuna steak, followed by indulgent dolci.

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Juno Rooms

City of London


  • Sitting
    150
  • Standing
    380
Located in the heart of the square mile, Juno Rooms offers a new premium offering without the premium price tag. During the daytime, expect to see Juno Rooms buzzing with client meetings in their private…
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Jones & Sons

Dalston


  • Sitting
    70
  • Standing
    100
A trendy restaurant bar in Dalston, Jones & Sons is located in an old Victorian textile factory; an understated space where everything is in the details. A lot of effort went into designing this venue…
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