Whether it’s to meet and network with potential clients, thank colleagues for their hard work, or just a good excuse to get out of the office and unwind for an evening, if you’re planning a corporate dinner in the Central London area, you’d be mad to overlook these great venues.
Set in a turn-of-the-century playhouse and styled like an ‘Old World’ theatre, The Box Soho is a unique and truly immersive space, sure to bring a real sense of decadence and indulgence to any occasion. Full stage production facilities and world class variety shows ensure there’s plenty of scope for entertainment, whilst the talented creative team will happily take care of the legwork in bringing your ideas to life. The capacity totals more than 280, and Piccadilly Circus is the nearest rail link, reachable in just 5 minutes.
Little Tape is a members’ lounge designed to resemble an old-school speakeasy. With strong links to British music, the one-of-a-kind décor includes individually sourced pieces of rare artwork and memorabilia collected by the resident curator. The dedicated team of staff includes a production team and designers, meaning every angle is covered when it comes to planning a successful event. Well connected, Oxford Circus station is a mere 4-minute walk away, with Bond Street also close by.
Tucked away on a discreet cobbled courtyard just off Bond Street (and within easy walking distance of its namesake tube stop), you’ll find Hush Mayfair, one of the area’s best kept secrets. The spaces on offer include Blades, a harking back to the 1960s, with the feel of a private members club without the need for membership; the Private Dining Room, which occupies the 2nd floor and includes its own kitchen, bar and AV equipment; and Aviator, a cocktail lounge recently named Best Bar in London at the Club and Bar Awards 2017.
Up to 60 people can attend a seated dinner at Chop Shop, a basement-level space on Haymarket in the St James’s area, close to Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross. There are large party menus to choose from, including prime steaks and delicious vegetarian options, with exclusive hire on Sundays allowing you to enjoy a roast dinner and a drinks reception. If you want something more relaxed and informal instead, up to 100 guests can attend a standing reception with bowl foods and canapes.
The latest member of Vivek Singh’s popular and stylish Cinnamon family of restaurants, Cinnamon Bazaar can be found in the enduringly popular Covent Garden area, just 5 minutes from good transport links such as Charing Cross and Leicester Square. Though you could opt to dine in the main restaurant itself, hiring out the private dining room above it, Khari Baoli, would be a sure-fire way to bring that extra sense of exclusivity and privacy to proceedings, given its capacity of just 12-30 guests.