The Black Book


Nestled in the vibrant heart of Soho, at the intersection of Old Compton Street and just a stone's throw away from the bustling theatre district, The Black Book are the wine destination of choice for the West End crowd.

The Black Book has a rich history - it was previously TRADE, an exclusive members' club catering to the hospitality industry. TRADE's "Black Book" of hand-picked and rare wines was a closely guarded secret that quickly became popular among members. Given its tremendous appeal, it only made sense to name their wine bar after the legacy of the "Black Book" 

The Black Book offers a unique experience with London's most extensive list of wines available "by-the-glass". Their walk-in Coravin Cellar is stocked with an impressive range of wines, accompanied by delectable bar snacks and a refined food menu to choose from.

The space at our venue is open for hosting events and private parties. We have two semi-private alcoves situated in secluded corners, providing a cosy and intimate setting for gatherings with friends. These alcoves are perfect for small groups of 12 people, whether it's for a relaxed dinner or a casual evening of drinks.

Additionally, we offer a secluded alcove space that is well-suited for celebratory events. Whether you're organising a party, birthday gathering or even a wine tasting event, this space can comfortably accommodate groups of up to 20 people. 

If you require exclusive hire of our venue or hire outside of our normal opening hours, we are more than willing to accommodate such requests. Just let us know, and we will make necessary arrangements to ensure your event or private party is a success!




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  • Happily Affordable ££
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday - -
Tuesday 17:00 1:00
Wednesday 17:00 1:00
Thursday 17:00 3:00
Friday 17:00 3:00
Saturday 17:00 3:00
Sunday - -



The Black Book, The Black Book, 23 Frith Street, W1D 4RR



Nearest Station

Tottenham Court Road (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves European and Bar Snacks food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Large Alcove Basement Space 20 40 - £35 per head £35 per head

This is a secluded Alcove space suited for a celebratory event for small groups. It is ideal for parties, wedding celebrations, birthdays, wine tastings and more for groups of up to 20 people.

Small Alcove Basement Space 10 0 - - -

This is a semi-private Alcove space suited for a celebratory event for small groups. It is ideal for parties, wedding celebrations, birthdays, wine tastings and more for groups of up to 10 people.

Exclusive Hire Venue Hire 0 80 - - -

Whether you're hosting a corporate event, a product launch, a milestone celebration or a private party, The Black Book provides the perfect backdrop for your special occasion. The entire venue can be exclusively yours, ensuring that you have complete control over the flow and atmosphere of your event. 

By hiring out the entire venue, you have access to all areas, including our semi-private booths, secluded alcove, and the main seating area. This allows you to create different spaces for various activities, providing flexibility and versatility to accommodate your guests' needs and preferences. 

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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