Best Party Restaurants in London
Believe it or not, heading out for dinner doesn't necessarily have to entail a night of tucking napkins into shirts and insincere "so how has you day been?" small talk. As all of the cool kids are saying, 'we ain't about that life'. You know what we'd prefer? A place where we can have few drinks, tuck into a good bit of grub, and have a laugh and joke with our friends - in short, a party restaurant. So whether you're looking for a London restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, a place to eat and party, or perhaps just a new unique eating outpost...here's our list of the very best party restaurants in London.
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Last updated on 23rd September 2016
Four bowling alleys, a storming range of American food and inventive cocktails served up at the bar: All Star Lanes is bundles of fun in the heart of central London. Get your squad together and start racking up those strikes; there’s buttermilk fried chicken and a choice of cocktails, craft beers and hard shakes for afterwards regardless of whether you’ve won or finished dead last.
Nothing says a London party restaurant like having a contemporary dining space in the heart of a club. Well, this is Tiger Tiger after all and if they're going to do anything it's going to be big, loud and proud of it. So, Haymarket Kitchen is found at the heart of this London mega club but is a fun dinner and drinks zone, don't worry, the dancing is for the clurrb.
Cutely nestled away in Covent Garden, Mabel's is the perfect restaurant for a girls night out in London. Head down to this life-sized doll house and tuck into a menu of dishes that are light on both the purse and calorie-count too - think Butternut Squash & Spinach Risottos and Grilled Chicken Burgers. And it wouldn't be ladies night if dinner wasn't followed by a few Cosmopolitans now would it? Mabel's has got you covered ladies.
The Dolls House has got to be one of our favourite places to enjoy a fun meal out in London. This cool Islington spot dons the perfect balance between 'charm' and 'chill'. So, whether you're out to celebrate a successful results day or you're looking for a place that'll serve up plenty of courses and cocktails for you and your mates, this swanky spot is happy to help you keep the good times flowing.
Proud Cabaret City is a personal favourite of ours when it comes to catching dinner and a show in London. This 'retro Hollywood supper club'-styled venue serves up a selection of quintessentially British classics partnered by an unforgettable night of entertainment. Indulge on delicious seasonal dishes as a whole host of talented performers grace the stage here to deliver cabaret, jazz and burlesque thrills.
Looking for a fun restaurant in London with a side of attitude? This meaty hangout in Shoreditch has two sister outposts in Camden and Brixton, and not only fronts mouth-watering grilled eats in the restaurant, but also a heady mix of DJs, live music, and dancing till late when you're done eating. Stop by for cocktails, beautifully-prepared food and one helluva night.
Boasting a menu full of awesome grub, a grand piano that's played non-stop from dusk till dawn, and a dancefloor that's just calling for you to get your shimmy on, The Piano Works is the ideal party restaurant in London for a night of dinner and dancing, all night long. Perhaps you're out for a hen or stag do? Perfect. Get dressed to the nines, whip down to Farringdon and get stuck into a bit of steak before showing off your best jive.
Sporting some seriously cool credentials, Jazz Cafe in Camden is one hell of a party restaurant. Amy Winehouse and D'Angelo top the list as past performers, the live music is still top notch and guaranteed to get you in the festive mood as you chow down on some delicious Americana fare.
Roadhouse is an American-style retro diner that stands firmly at the forefront of London's 'party restaurant' scene. Always ready to host a celebration, they boast an awesome 'party menu' for guests, offering up some of the best American grub this side of the pond! On top of that, the bar here dons a killer cocktail list that'll keep you merry all night. But best of all, Roadhouse hosts a naturally vibrant atmosphere that's hard to not love.
Step inside Steam and Rye and you'll quickly discover that this is no 'ordinary restaurant'. The interior here has been put together by Hollywood set designer, Jonathan Lee, so expect to find an assortment of props and ornamentation that wouldn't look out of place on a Tim Burton set. To add to that, this Central London party restaurant boasts an award-winning mixologist behind the bar and a michelin star chef in the kitchen.
Whatever the occasion - stag party, hen do or just bit a Friday night fun - Salvador and Amanda is easily one of the best restaurants for a fun night out in London. Head down and get involved; expect sangria and sass aplenty here. This Iberian eatery will have you tucking into tapas and hip-swinging on the dancefloor all night long. Muy bueno.
Looking for restaurant that can accommodate a big celebratory meal out in London? Kenza is the place to be. Boasting a private dining room that seats up to 50 guests and an atmosphere that just encourages you intermingle, this Middle Eastern eatery will have you sharing stories over mouthfuls of Lebanese cuisine all night long. And to keep you entertained after your meal, there'll be plenty of belly-dancing going on here too.
Any London party restaurant that's themed on Forest Gump is automatically gonna make for a fun meal out with friends in London - it's just science. So, gather up the squad and head down to Piccadilly Circus for a cracking bit of dirty south dining. We're talking fried chicken, burgers, award-winning baby back ribs, and the speciality here, shrimp (of course) - the fruit of the seas. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it...