Oct 30, 2018

Great Private Dining Venues in Covent Garden for Christmas Parties

An iconic and uber-buzzy area of London, Covent Garden is a hub of business, leisure and pleasure – one of the most exciting places in the Capital to go out. It’s ideal for hosting your Christmas party, being so central, well connected to public transport and late-night entertainment spots for those who don’t want to stop partying. Check out our top private dining venues for holding a party in Covent Garden this year…

Bunga Bunga

Holding up to 180 as an exclusive hire, the private dining room is accessed through the meat locker, and the semi-private Martini Room seats up to 20. For Christmas parties, guests can enjoy the ‘Delizioso Celebrazioni feast’, sharer cocktails, a tongue-in-cheek Christmas Variety Show or even late-night Bunga-oke. Canapé menus and matinee brunches are also available.

 

Tropicana Beach Club

A party at this tropical themed late-night restaurant and bar over Christmas sees it transformed into ‘The Big Freeze’ – an enchanting winter makeover from Thursday 8th November for just three months. Features include a glittering giant snowball installation, snow clad beach huts, with snowball fights and ice curling competitions on the frozen lagoon pool as well as themed entertainment and live performances. With space for up to 600 guests standing or 200 seated packages start with poolside games £59 per person, party in paradise £79 or Club Tropicana VIP for £99 per person and include a variety of cocktails, drinks, canapés and various poolside entertainment, dancers and inflatables.

Polpo

A firm favourite for both corporate and social celebrations, The Aperol Bar at the Covent Garden venue is blessed with natural daylight as well as a convivial atmosphere. With space for up to 30 seated in their private room, Christmas menus start at £33 per person, rising to £39 and there is also a Christmas snack menu of cicheti – Venetian snacks – available to order by the piece.

Top tip: Order a case of six wines, get a complimentary bottle of Polpo prosecco!

B Bakery

With four private rooms available for hire, B Bakery can host up to 35 guests and is best known for afternoon teas, which make for a delightfully different Christmas party. Alternatively, the bakery can host a cocktail party or, for the truly indulgent, why not organise a Christmas Afternoon Tea Bus Tour – prices from £45 per person!

Barrafina

With two sites in the Covent Garden area, Barrafina Drury Lane has a private room for 24 guests, while Adelaide Street can host up to 32. With specially created feasting menus, starters – para picar – feature a range of their acclaimed tapas with a variable main to be chosen by the party in advance. Prices start at around £40 per person for three courses.

 

Balthazar

There’s something wonderfully glitzy about this venue, emanating from its brass, mirrors and buzzy Parisian brasserie décor. With space for up to 60 guests in the private dining room, menus start around the £48 mark (still awaiting Christmas menus!)

Browns Courtrooms

As the name suggests, these imposing former courtrooms can host parties of up to 100 guests. Private rooms range from the Judge’s Court (100), The Barrister’s Court (48), The Judge’s Chamber (40) and The Judge’s Study (12). For Christmas they offer a variety of festive menus, from The Judge’s Menu and the Barrister’s Menu to canapés for standing receptions. Three Christmas courses start at £40, four courses £45, and five courses for £50.

10 Cases

This delightfully buzzy French restaurant has an intimate private dining room for up to 14 guests in the Bistrot a Vin or Cave au Vin for an intimate eight. They offer an authentic French Christmas menu as well as a fabulous wine list of frequently changing 10 whites, 10 reds, 10 sparkling. It’s a great venue for the discerning wine buff, or those who want to just try something new and a little different.

Clos Maggiore

Regularly voted one of the world’s most romantic restaurants and located just moments from the main Covent Garden piazza, Clos Maggiore’s can host up to 23 guests or 30 for standing receptions in its stunning wood-panelled first floor private room. With a lunch and dinner menus available as well as a tasting menu, prices per person are around £50.

 

Tuttons

The two Vaults at Tuttons can host 18 and 28 guests in beautiful mirrored surrounds. There’s no room hire or minimum spend, parties just choose from the variety of set menus available. Christmas menus include a glass of prosecco and are £42 for a three course lunch or £47 for a 3 course dinner.

Margot

With a 360-strong wine list accompanying classic Italian cuisine, The Club Room can seat 32 guests in beautiful deco surrounds. Their Festive menu runs from two courses for £35 or three courses for £39 and there are also other set menu options for the private room.

In the Know: The club room comes with its own cocktail bar!

The Ivy

The classic, the original, the one and only Ivy, it’s always a knockout venue for any kind of party and the stunning art deco features create a fabulous atmosphere, no matter what the time of year, but especially at Christmas. The private dining room seats up to 60 guests, with eight menu options starting at £58 rising to £90. Canapé options are also available.

The Circus

With space for up to 140 this eccentric theatrical assault on the senses is a wondrous gem that’s sure to wow any partygoer. With cabaret and burlesque, a DJ and dancing after dinner, the pan-Asian cuisine boldly stands up to the flamboyant entertainment. Their new vegan sharing menu is also going down a storm. Check out their Christmas menu here.

Smith & Wollensky

This well-known 1920s style American steakhouse offers a several private dining rooms hosting parties from 20 to 200 – one with its own bar. The three course Christmas menu offers three choices of starter and main, as well as family style sharing sides, two desserts, tea and coffee for £59 per person.