Soho is packed with quirky restaurants, each a cosy retreat for a group dinner during the winter months. We’ve picked 15 favourites, each with a private dining room and delicious seasonal menu for your Christmas events…
The Fitzrovia former riding stables will be delivering a rustic style Christmas with two menus for the traditionalists and the sharers. The stables will seat up to 14 guests whilst a dining room for 50 serves a larger group.
One of London’s most beloved Italian restaurants will also be offering a generous selection of festive feasting menus for groups of 12-45 people in their warmly decorated Remus Room. One of which includes a ‘bring your own truffle’ series of small sharing courses.
Wright Brothers’ enormous lobster cage is a private dining room favourite in Soho and now the seafood restaurant is offering an ocean based Christmas menu to accommodate groups of up to 18 with seaweed tartare and crispy bacon topped Atlantic cod making a feature.
The latest opening from Martin Morales is presenting ‘Christmas in the Mountains’, featuring culinary treasures from the Peruvian peaks. Meant for sharing, their exotic festive menu is a unique choice for groups.
Gordon Ramsay’s West End restaurant offers indulging Christmas menus to be enjoyed in their private dining room with a view over the rest of the venue. Classic British dishes and a delicious selection of canapés make an appearance, with a copy of the chef’s cookbook as an additional gift.
One of London’s newer favourites, modern Indian Kricket keeps to the trend of counter dining but with an additional floor for communal tables and cocktails. Their group Christmas menu is a spiced feast suitable for vegetarian and vegan guests inclusive of an aromatic aperitif.
One of Soho’s top restaurants has a private dining room for 12, classic in style with a family sharing style menu. Their Christmas menu hasn’t yet been announced, but we have no doubts it will be delicious.
A few steps from Oxford Street in the Langham Hotel is London’s newest luxury pub, with two semi-private areas and rooms including the mohair lined ‘Snug’ for 25 and the Green Room for 40 guests. Christmas is typically British, with a luxurious twist including family sharing plates and cheeses from Neal’s Yard Dairy.
The Gaucho restaurants, including their Piccadilly private events cellar will be hosting a handful of festive menus with an Argentine twist. Their famed favourites including empanadas and grass-fed beef will be making an appearance among some classic winter warmers.
Both of London’s Hakkasan locations will be celebrating the festive period with a Chinese twist, offering exclusive menus to honour the Winter Solstice Festival that takes place a few days before Christmas day. Groups can enjoy the semi-private Ling Ling Lounge for 20 at Hanway Place or the Mayfair private dining room for 16.
London’s king of oyster shucking not only have an all frills festive menu but also 3 beautifully decorated private dining rooms for up to 60 guests. 6 menus are available for choosing, with additional extras including oyster tasting, demonstrations and branded goody bags.
Crossing over into Fitzrovia, Peruvian Lima have a less than traditional twist on their Christmas menus with ceviche, octopus and cactus making an appearance. For a festive event with a difference, head to their vibrant Sotano room, available to hire for 25 guests.
Raymond Blanc’s brasserie in Charlotte Street offers fabulous private dining in the 16 seater room and clubhouse complete with its own bar for 40 guests. The festive menu with a French twist serves beautifully luxurious dishes such as slow-cooked beef blade and guinea fowl leg croquette.
Above the beautiful restaurant Berners Tavern is an intimate private dining room for 14, dark in décor with a historic skylight. Here guests can enjoy the Christmas feast menu, served family style, with British dishes including sherry trifle and roasted chicken with black truffle.
The French restaurant’s Jungle Room is a fun tropical rainforest, hand painted by artist Aldo Gigli. With space for 14, Blanchette provides a perfect space for a small group serving a selection of Christmas sharing menus.
For more Christmas venue inspiration check out our top party venues in Shoreditch and London’s top winter pop ups. If you are looking for a venue for your next event, then don’t hesitate to contact the Banks Sadler team on 0207 424 3333