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Restaurant venues to Hire in London

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Welcome to our collection of restaurant venues to hire in London, ideal for any private or corporate event. Within our selection, you will find a seamless mix of both much celebrated top restaurants and little-known hidden gems.

Ideal of course for private dining, restaurant hire for parties is especially popular, providing delicious food and tempting drinks on tap all evening to keep all your guests refreshed and satisfied. From immersive, historic venues to contemporary up-and-coming restaurants, we have something to suit every occasion and every possible taste – be it in terms of the décor or the menu. Speaking of the food, we have restaurants with award-winning cuisine and those that offer the opportunity to create entirely bespoke, seasonal menus. So be it for a wedding reception, birthday bash, traditional Christmas dinner or any other dining experience, look no further than Canvas Events.

How to Choose the Right Restaurant Venue for Your Event?


If your event features a sit-down meal – or food is going to be one of the main attractions, then you’re probably already considering hiring out a restaurant. It’s a great choice. With so much variety to choose from, there are restaurants suitable for all occasions. Choosing what type you’ll require is the tricky part. There are a number of different things that you’ll need to consider before hiring a restaurant, so be careful when making your decision.

What Type of Party is It?

When choosing a restaurant for an event, you need to carefully consider the type of party that you are looking to have. Is it more of a corporate dinner than party? Or is it a graduation celebration? What you want the rest of your night to look like will have a big impact on the type of restaurant that you go for. If you want somewhere that you can stay and party all night, it will likely need to have a separate area. If, however, you’re looking for a meal only, then you can choose the restaurant based only on this.

How Many People are You Expecting?

The size of your party will definitely have an effect when it comes to booking a restaurant. If you have a really large group, your options are going to be more limited, and you might need to look at alternative venues that also provide catering. There are always some restaurants where you can hire them in full, such as for a wedding reception, so for a large event, something like this will be ideal. If you have a smaller group, then you will be able to either partially hire a venue, or even just reserve a table. Many restaurants have small sections that you can hire away from the main area so that your party can still have an intimate feel to it.

Make a List of Potential Restaurants

Before you make your decision on what type of restaurant you want to go for, you need to make a list of the potentials and go and view them if you can. There’s a huge range of restaurant venues for hire in London, and so you’ll need to take your time and pick out a few that look as if they will suit the type of event that you are hosting. Don’t be afraid to book in to view them, particularly if you are planning a large party. It’s good to be able to actually visit the space and ask any questions you have in person. Having a list to go through means that you can easily write down the pros and cons of each before making your final decision. You’ll need to consider how far away it is to travel as well, so don’t expand your search too far away!

Think About Atmosphere

While the size of the restaurant and the type of event you are hosting will change what restaurants you are looking at to book, the atmosphere of the building shouldn’t be neglected. As there are so many styles of both building and décor, from historical to modern, chic to rustic, this will all have an impact on how successful your event is. This is another reason why it’s so important to visit a restaurant before you book, so you can really soak up this atmosphere. Getting it wrong can be disastrous. Think of a birthday party where the atmosphere is quiet and subdued, or a corporate party where everything gets a little too raucous. If you are having a theme for your event, this should help you narrow down the possibilities even more.

Look at the Menu

When booking a restaurant venue, there’s one thing that you should never forget to do – look at the menu. Not just a glance but read through it so that you know what types of options you have. For larger groups, some restaurants might ask you to choose from a smaller menu, a set menu, or order in advance, so you’ll need to make sure you know if any of this will be the case. While the look and feel of the restaurant is of course important for any event, you also need to make sure that it serves good food that everyone in attendance is going to enjoy.

Keep Everyone Happy

In addition to this, you will have to take all dietary requirements into account. Most chefs are happy to accommodate with this, but it does become difficult when you are meant to be having a set menu. The key is letting the restaurant know about all requirements well in advance so that they have time to prepare their menus. If you are not sure of what the groups taste is like, try and avoid anything that is too exotic. If you can, a menu tasting is always advised before you proceed with the booking.

Plan in Advance

The key bit of advice when it comes to booking a restaurant for an event is to start all of your planning well in advance. Too many times people think that booking a restaurant will be simple, but if you want to actually hire out a section of the building, you’ll need to give a good amount of notice. Plus, in order to make it a relaxed experience you will want to take the time to view various options, taste menus, and make an informed decision. If you leave it too late, you will be left choosing whatever restaurant you see that is still available to you.

A restaurant is always a great place to host any type of party. Everyone likes to gather over food, which is why an event in a restaurant is so versatile. So long as you know what you want your event to look like, and you start planning in advance, you’re sure to find the best option for your group.

FAQs Restaurant venues to Hire in London


What is a restaurant venue to hire?

With one of the most exciting culinary landscapes in the world, it should come as no surprise that London is home to a fantastic selection of world class restaurants that provide the ultimate setting for any celebration, event or occasion. A restaurant venue is a space that is available to hire for any private or corporate event, with the option to rent it our exclusively for your bespoke party needs.



Why hire a restaurant in London for your event?

If you’re looking to make your event a memorable one, you should definitely consider hiring a restaurant in London. Suitable for accommodating all different types of event, London’s restaurants not only provide a great private space to dine, wine and relax, but the city has a lot to offer too. Home to a whole host of exciting landmarks, sights and sounds, the capital provides the ultimate landscape to carry on the celebrations long after you have wined and dined your guests.



What type of events can you host at a restaurant?

Restaurant hire for events is becoming increasingly popular, and there is a restaurant in London to suit every occasion and every possible taste. But what type of events can you host in a restaurant? Here are just some of them: • Wedding reception • Birthday bash • Traditional Christmas • Engagement celebrations • Corporate dinner • Graduation dinner • Birthday celebrations • Product launch dinner



What are the benefits of private dining?

One of the main benefits and biggest draws of private dining in a restaurant venue is that it provides hosts with the opportunity to create entirely bespoke, seasonal menus that are suitable for a wide range of celebrations. But that’s not all, there are various other benefits that come hand in hand with booking a private dining experience, including the following: • A private space • The freedom to customise a menu • Decorate the space as you please • Receive an exceptional standard of service • No cleaning up • A high degree of attentiveness • Enjoy an assigned team of servers • Avoid distractions



Can you customise your menu in a private restaurant space?

Yes! You will find that London’s private restaurant scene is more than accommodating when it comes to catering for your bespoke dining needs. With this in mind, if you ask the venue, you will usually be able choose to customise your menu according to your preference. When choosing a restaurant, you should always discuss your expectations of both your food and drinks menu before confirming your booking and of course, ensure that the setting is perfect too. There is a huge range of private dining opportunities in London to suit your taste and budget.



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