Sep 2, 2013

Office Christmas Party Venues In Covent Garden

Covent Garden has a good variety of restaurants with private dining rooms available for office Christmas parties and dinners.

There is nothing quite like London at Christmastime. Our capital city manages somehow to display all the modern seasonal intricacies of, say, New York, with its pop-up ice rinks and fairy-lit promenades, whilst at the same time flaunting the Dickensian charm that only an English city can possibly project. Every ornate doorway will boast a pine wreath, every window a fir tree bedecked with sparkling ribbons and glinting baubles, and every street corner someone will be roasting chestnuts or dishing up winter cider. This last feature of London does nothing but accentuate the fact that Christmas is largely about food. The brass bands, carol singers, street performers and candlelit storytellers of London accentuate one other element of the season – that it’s a time to celebrate and to party.

Of course this is a time when the office parties are happening in every corner of the planet, as well as annual get-togethers and general merry-making between friends and families. Now is the time to start thinking about who, what, where and when you’re going to host your seasonal soiree. Those in London, or in the suburbs around it, should take advantage of the fact that they have one of the most beautifully wintry cities at their disposal in the festive season. A city that offers up a huge variety of venues that will cater for your every yuletide whim in their private dining facilities.

One nook of London that truly incorporates all the intricacies of an English Christmas is Covent Garden, with its bustling market ambiance that could have simply been extracted from A Christmas Carol. Whilst outside in the square you’ll find plenty of bustling shoppers, street performers and musical serenades going on, behind the restaurant doors you’ll be treated to a cozily inviting dining experience for your personal party.

Brasserie Blanc, right off the market and opposite the Royal Opera House, offers up its private room, Little B, for your event. The room really does scream Christmas, with its rich rouge walls and ornate wallpaper, crushed velvet upholstery and silver candelabras. The staff started preparing for the 2013 Christmas season in May, and are already offering up this room for a 20 person seated gathering or a standing cocktail party for a few more guests. This place is perfect for the more intimate event, be it a family gathering or a lower-key business celebration, where you might want to entertain some select clients.

Clos Maggiore, known as the gem of Covent Garden, offers up an upstairs private dining room to its patrons, which has glorious tall windows that look out over Christmassy Covent Garden. In the corner of the room is a log burning fire, and the walls of the structure are made from a warm wood paneling, making this a snug and homely place to dine. Past Christmas menus have included traditional honeyed duck, slow-cooked Charolaise of beef cheek and celeriac soup with truffles.

Proudly boasting their positioning right in the heart of Covent Garden, Tuttons offers up two newly refurbished private dining rooms created from the old cellars of the restaurant. At Christmastime, the vaults of Tuttons are bedecked with sprigs of holly and vases of deep red roses, complimented by their ruby seating and impressive semi-circular windows. Enjoy a delicious 3 course festive menu, a pre dinner drink and personal waiting staff, there to serve up to 50 of your guests. You’ll be handed a glass of Prosecco on arrival and offered seasonal delicacies in the form of spiced butternut squash soup, venison, pigeon & game terrine, Norfolk bronze turkey and Christmas pudding with whisky butter cream & cranberry compote to finish.

Across the market, Browns Courtrooms are gearing up for their ever-busy Christmas season. All year round this popular venue hosts parties of all kinds, from masquerade balls, to media wrap parties, book launches and christenings. Choose from the four private rooms on offer, starting with the smaller Judge’s Study with its mahogany table and damask curtains for a cozier gathering, or one of the courtrooms for an opulent corporate knees up.

Find other restaurants via the Covent Garden area page and peruse what else is on offer in London’s most splendidly Christmassy areas. And don’t forget, when you vacate your Covent Garden Christmas event, to pet one of the resident reindeers that you’ll often find in the market at that time of year. You can’t get for festive than that!

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