Keeping on top of new venues can be a challenge, and nowhere is this truer than in London!
We’re often asked for new and unique venues, particularly bars and restaurants, so we asked our wonderful venue finding team for their top picks from London’s diverse portfolio. Here we share with you eight rather distinctive options that are either new or just a little bit different for you to consider…
Petersham Nurseries brings nature and elegance to the heart of Covent Garden. This is a second, central London site for the original destination restaurant in Richmond, and the home shop, garden shop/florist and delicatessen is already open. The Petersham will serve British-Italian food while La Goccia’s menu will focus on food cooked on the grill or in a wood-burning oven. Both restaurants, due to open soon, will open onto a courtyard, where you can expect laid-back glamour and plenty of floral influences.
Eclectic design set in the heart of London’s theatreland, Library is a hub for creativity and innovation drawing particular inspiration from literature, theatre local community and sustainable design. Available to hire to members and non-members this venue provides six fantastic spaces for everything from product launches to fashion shows, book clubs to celebrations.
The brain child of chef Neil Rankin, Temper Restaurants are unique BBQ and open fire pit restaurants with a focus on New World wine and innovative cocktails, created in house. They cook everything in front of your eyes using only wood and charcoal in a huge open kitchen fire pits in the middle of the room. Current Restaurants in Soho and the City have private spaces which can be used for intimate dinner parties or evening events, and will be joined by a new restaurant in Covent Garden, due to open May this year.
Ballie Ballerson is a ball pit cocktail bar with one million balls, retro sweetie cocktails and fabulous food; it is the ultimate adult playground. This Shoreditch venue provides masses of space and nostalgic hedonism with unparalleled photo opportunities, and can accommodated up to 500 guests for an event; perfect for parties, product launches and lots of fun!
Horatio Street Social club is a basement cocktail bar and social club located beneath The Nelson’s Head in Shoreditch. This speakeasy is run by a pair of barkeeps who worked at the award winning cocktail spot Callooh Callay. Available for private hire this nautical club rotate their cocktail menu with their artwork, giving a completely different feel to the venue on a monthly basis.
Bluebird’s Café in Chelsea is opening up its doors at Television Centre, White City in April. Taking the buzz and familiar charm of the café at the original Bluebird, this new sister will bring a chic, all-day drinking and dining destination to West London. Exclusive hire for 70 seated guests and up to 150 standing guests with a cosy heated terrace, this venue will be a perfect spot for impressing clients and colleagues.
As of January 2018, The Spread Eagle became London’s first vegan pub; all their food, drinks, fixtures and fitting are plant based and sourced sustainably where possible. One of East London’s oldest pubs, its large and beautiful space makes it the perfect spot to host events of all shapes and sizes.
Swingers West End is the second site for the crazy golf, bar and street food destination, located on John Prince’s Street near Oxford Circus. Opening this month this venue is themed around the glamour of 1920’s English Riviera and combines all its elements including two 9 hole crazy golf courses and four bars to create an incredible social experience. Totally unique and outrageously fun, this is an ideal venue for a host of occasions ranging from team building to client entertaining.
These are of course only a snapshot of what’s available! If you are looking for new London bars or restaurants for your next event and don’t know where to begin, do give our expert team a call on 02476 369720 or email us.