Sometimes you don’t need a huge amount of event space but still want the ability to organise onsite catering, and if you find yourself in need of such a venue, then don’t worry. We’ve done the legwork and compiled the following list of intimate venues that come with a full catering kitchen.
West Thirty Six allows guests the chance to enjoy all the decadent and sumptuous charm of a private members’ club without the need for actual membership. This attractive townhouse in the ever-popular Notting Hill is just 8 minutes each from both Westbourne Park and Ladbroke Grove tube stations, making it easily reachable from across the lengths of the city. Each of the 3 floors has been individually designed in a welcoming boutique style, whilst the cuisine on offer from the kitchen is modern British. Handy extras include a cocktail lounge and outdoor dining space.
If the idea of Jerk BBQ, rum and reggae appeals to you then head on over to Dub Jam, a brilliantly fun, quirky and unique venue in Covent Garden, just 5 minutes from the tube station of the same name – with Charing Cross and Leicester Square stations also close by and easily reached on foot. Available for hire as both a private and corporate venue, this friendly space has a capacity of just 10, making it certainly one of London’s most intimate offerings. The décor is as bold and fun as its concept, making Dub Jam an experience as much as it is a venue.
The Tardis is a converted loft-style venue that takes its inspiration from New York, making for a contemporary and stylish finish. The 3 levels on offer are all naturally lit, whilst the blend of original features and modern architectural touches combine for a uniquely pleasing feel, with the real star of the show being the sheer attention to detail throughout. There are several different spaces on offer, including of course the fully-fitted professional kitchen which comes ready-to-use. As a designated corporate venue, The Tardis guarantees a professional, high quality feel.
The Cookhouse is a bright, fresh feeling and highly modern open-plan kitchen and dining venue that sits above Three Crown Square, close to the River Thames and boasting lovely views out over the Market. The kitchen and all of its appliances are completely top-of-the-range, offering you the very best in high-spec cookery, whilst the intimate dining space can sit just 10, making this the perfect venue for low-key tastings or various other food related occasions, such as demonstrations, masterclasses, cookbook photoshoots and chef’s table dinners.
Found on a quiet street off Shaftsbury Avenue in Covent Garden is ICETANK, one of the city’s best hidden gems. With high-end designer furnishings and an abundance of natural light, this unique venue has a prestigious feel which means it can lend itself very well to luxury, contemporary events. The event space onsite is comprised of 2500 square feet, spread across 2 floors, whilst the kitchen itself is situated on the ground floor, having been purpose built and kitted out with all the best appliances and facilities that you could possibly need.