Best Event Venues in London
Here at Quiz Coconut, we have hosted many corporate events throughout the years. For that reason, we are often asked for recommendations for the best corporate food venues in London. So if you’re looking for something tried and tested, you have come to the right place! To make it easier for all your corporate enquiries, we’ve decided to create this blog post listing our top picks for corporate food venues! We have dug deep into our well of experience and drawn up a list of some of our favourite corporate food venues. To make it even more convenient, we have listed the venues under headings related to price. Whether you’re looking for something on the lower end of the price scale or are wanting to splash-out on something fancy, we have it covered on this amazing list. Your night will be one to remember – we’re sure of it!
£ Corporate Food Venues
Are you looking for a food venue for your corporate event that’s cheap as chips? Then look no further! These classy and affordable venues have been used time-and-time again by companies with positive results. If you’re looking to keep costs low, but experience on the up, check out these great venues!
East London: Heathcote and Star
One of our frequent flyers for corporate food venues (and for an amazing pub quiz we host every Tuesday) is the spacious and eloquent Heathcote and Star. This traditional beauty is only a short walk from Leytonstone station. It has its own function room with a private bar plus the cool-factor with ping-pong and pool! Even more, Heathcote and Star offer a special beer-pong package that includes 6 bottles of beer and 45 mins of play for only £20! If you want to turn up the music (literally) why not put on a live gig with the help of their sound engineer?
For a quote, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3058 8030.
Central London: The Water Poet
A truly refreshing corporate food venue in the heart of London – The Water Poet! Located near Liverpool Street station, this rustic favourite has a selection of diverse rooms to suit your needs. Their charming Cellar Bar has own full bar including two draught taps and reaches 100 capacity. If you want a mixture of standing and seating, you’re looking at about 70-80 capacity. Certainly, this is the perfect set-up for a private quiz (cough cough, nudge nudge). Overall, this space is wonderfully adaptable: it can be set up with the stage, spotlights, sound system for music, microphone or full cinema set up. This venue has many diverse rooms, check them all out here.
Central London: The Horniman at Hay’s
If you’re wanting something central and affordable, it seems like The Horniman and Hay is the place for you to be! Situated opposite the famous HMS Belfast, and only a short walk from London Bridge, The Horniman at Hay’s is a true gem in central London. If you venture downstairs, you’ll find Wharfeside bar which is great for exclusive hire because it has its own bar and entrance. Whatever the occasion, this is a fantastic corporate food venue in the heart of London. For more information, fill out the enquiry form here.
West London: The Rutland Arms
Moving on to the exciting area of West London, we have The Rutland Arms. This waterside beauty is a Greene King and corporate food venue favourite. A stones throw from the historical Hammersmith Bridge, this venue oozes contemporary elegance. With its comfy sofas, atmospheric lighting, classic hardwood furnishings and beautiful chandeliers, it will make you feel right at home. Even more, The Rutland Arms has its own private space with a bar that can hold 100 souls.
For more information, contact the venue on 02087 485586
South London: The Wheatsheaf
You are most certainly spoilt for choice at The Wheatsheaf in Tooting Bec! First of all, this venue has three fantastic diverse spaces. With its high ceilings, original bay windows and open fireplace this rustic beauty is one of the most appealing corporate food venues! Let’s start with the warm and quirky room The Common Room: This charming room can fit 18 seats or 3o standing, which is perfect for intimate parties. In contrast, if you’re looking for something a bit bigger, the main dining room on the ground floor can fit 70 seated or 130 standing. Alternatively, venture to the Private Dining Room upstairs with its rich oak stairway, a semi-exposed brick interior, cosy furniture and exclusive private bar. This room is perfect for private parties, meetings and intimate dining experiences with seating from 18-50 and standing 50-100. Check out deals for each room here.
££ Corporate Food Venues
Now it’s time to move up onto the next tier on the price-scale. These venues are comfortably priced and offer a little something special for your guest. If you’re looking to treat your team, take a look at these corporate food venues!
Central London: Dogget’s Coat and Badge
A mere short walk from Blackfriars Bridge is the unique Doggett’s Coat and Badge . You’ll feel right at the heart of the city because this venue is blessed with stunning panoramic views across London. Boasting 4 floors, 5 bars and two outside areas, this venue is a veteran at hosting corporate events. Hence, allow yourself to bask in the beautiful London views on their Garden Terrace, or inside at the bar! Above all, their buffet menu is an absolute corker! Take a look here at their diverse and tasty buffet menu.
For more information, contact the venue on 020 7633 9081 or e-mail: email@example.com
North London: York and Albany
Owned by the top-man himself, the legend, Gordon Ramsay, the elegant and sophisticated York and Albany in Camden screams finesse. It has a diverse range of private dining rooms that can host up to 13-70 guests. In addition, it has a stunning town house in Regents Park. This venue is the definition of dining done different: you can gain a ringside view into all the kitchen action in the ‘On The Pass’ experience. Also, they offer a delicious BBQ for only £29.40 per guest. Interested? Have a gander here at the virtual tour.
Alternatively, for group reservations call 02075921373.
East London: Minster Court
Minster Court is one of Balls Brothers top corporate food venues. Their multi-functional rooms provide a private entrance, toilets and a cloakroom. Furthermore, Minster Court can host full sit down lunches or dinners for up to 220 guests and the flexible layout can provide theatre, cabaret or boardroom meeting styles. The function suite can be used as one large room or can be split into three rooms for intimate events or occasions. Once split into three, the rooms become the Chablis suite, Bordeaux suite and the Burgundy Suite. Consequently, you’re spoilt for choice!
For more information, call: 020 7283 2838
East London: Shoe Lane
Likewise, Balls Brothers are a popular choice for corporate food venues. Another one of their cracking venues is Shoe Lane. This venue is perfectly situated near Ludgate Circus, only a 7 minute stroll from Blackfriars, 5 minutes from Chancery Lane or Farringdon and 4 minutes from City Thameslink. Shoe Lane is tucked away from all the hustle and bustle, ideal if you’re looking for a relaxed evening. The cherry on top is that the venue provide full AV and audio visual equipment, making your night stress free!
To find out more, contact the venue on: 0207 583 8602
Central/East London: Kitty Hawk Moorgate
Split across two distinct floors, this chic venue can accommodate up to 500 guests. The Bar holds up to 140 seated or up to 250 standing. Additionally, downstairs can accommodate up to 170 seated or up to 250 standing. The venue boasts a dedicated events team to take care of your every detail who even have their own wine and pastry experts on hand to make your night special! Find out more here.
If you prefer, contact the venue directly on 0203 319 9199
West London: The Bull Westfield
A stones throw away from Shepherd’s Bush station, this venue stands on the doorstep of the largest shopping centre in Europe, Westfield. The Bull is renowned for its classic, rustic British vibe, with hearty food to match! If you want comfy and cosy, The Snug (seated 60, standing 70) with its fireplace and enfolding sofas exude relaxation. A bit bigger you say? then maybe try their light and airy space, The Pantry for up to 100 seated or 150 standing guests. Going for the middle? Perhaps you want the middle ground? Then The Drawing Room is the perfect holding 50 people! Check out pictures of each room, here.
Contact the venue on their email THEBULL@GERONIMO-INNS.CO.UK or give them a call on 020 8819 8903
£££ Corporate Food Venues
In the words of John Hammond – spare no expense! If you would rather splash out on a corporate night out, these venues are the snazziest in town! Celebrate your team with one of the stunning corporate food venues listed below:
Central London: Claridges Mayfair
If you want to bask in London’s epitome of timeless elegance, the best place is the noteworthy Claridge’s. From intimate dinners to lavish banquets; private board meetings to full-scale movie premieres: elegance is always the prime objective at this venue. If you want something light and airy, The graceful The Drawing Room features fine open fireplaces, as well as the iconic portrait of the Lady in Blue. It can fit 40-120 people. Perhaps you’re looking for something more intimate? then The Windsor Room is for up to 18 people for intimate lunches, dinners or cocktail parties. Furthermore, a private hallway connects to the Buckingham Room, creating a perfect break-out space or private area for smaller gatherings. You will dress to impress at this stunning venue. Look at pictures here of all the available spaces.
Or, contact Claridges on this number 020 7629 8860
Central London: Sexy Fish Mayfair
We were blown away by the stunning decor at Sexy Fish! This Asian inspired restaurant and bar is in Mayfair. It is renowned for its Japanese-inspired sushi, sashimi, seafood, fish and meat cooked on a Robata grill. Notably, the restaurant is designed by the acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and decorated with art by Damien Hirst, Frank Gehry and Michael Roberts. For that reason, the look and feel is mid-century glamour and opulence. A private dining space, The Coral Reef Room, is located on the lower ground floor and houses two of the largest live coral reef tanks in the world. This room holds 48 guests or 60 guests for a canapé reception.
To learn more about this swanky venue, click on the link here.
Central London: Gymkhana
Your night can be one filled with unique decor! The upscale and trendy Gymkhana was awarded one Michelin star on its first year of opening in 2014 – and it is no wonder why! The entire restaurant is a jaw-dropping modern interpretation of a 17th Century East India punch house. In total, it can hold 50 people and has two private dining vaults. Your night will be true stunner at Gymkhana! If you’re wanting to really to show-off, you can book the entire floor! Nothing says special night out like an event with a Michelin Starred Indian twist.
There you have it! This is some (but by no means nowhere near all) of the corporate food venues we have experience first-hand. Hopefully we have given you a good place to start your search for an event space! Maybe you could even tell us some of your personal favourites!
Feel free to ask us any questions you may have about the venues we have featured, or even better, get in touch with them yourself! Also, if you’re wanting a great team night out with an awesome and unique event, why not ask us to host one of our famous quizzes?! Feel free to get in touch with Quiz Coconut for a fun, hassle-free and cost effective event!
Contact James on 07878 782377 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org