Save your pennies for the bar and host a party without blowing your budget on a hire fee. Strictly minimum spend only, the following venues help the host utilise their money to the greatest potential: the bar.
126-127 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JE
(020) 7739 8700
Stop by for a bite to eat at Bar Kick and then enjoy a few games of table football. At the bar there is plenty of choice including thirst quenching imported beers and innovative cocktails.
29 The Haymarket, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4SP
(020) 7930 1885
Offering much more than just food, Tiger Tiger aims to cater for all your partying needs. With funky music, a vibrant atmosphere and comfortable surroundings, Tiger Tiger is an excellent choice for those who enjoy a meal and partying afterwards.
43 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 0PP
(020) 7958 7000
Escape from the bustle of Victoria for some welcome time out at BBar where you can enjoy a range of South African and other global dishes. BBar also has a comprehensive choice of cocktails and world wines.
108 Fetter Lane, City, London, EC4A 1ES
(020) 7242 9696
Situated in the centre of London, the famous White Swan Pub and Dining Room constitutes of a restaurant above an authentic pub area. The dining room is stylish and offers seasonal British fare whilst the bar evokes memories of the traditional British pub.
19-21 Elystan Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 3NT
(020) 7589 3718
Pellicano Restaurant offers a variety of popular Italian dishes served within stylish surroundings. Booking is advised for this venue.
Mamounia's allure is its luxuriously elegant decor that lets you retreat to the far land of Morocco.
37a Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7TX
Guests eat indoors amidst charming authentic Moroccan artworks. Mamounia's lunch and dinner menus are inspired by the tastes, recipes and flavours from the great cuisines of Morocco, Lebanon and France.
(020) 7629 2211
133 Grays Inn Road, Bloomsbury, London, WC1X 8TU
(020) 7405 4422
Independently run pub The Blue Lion offers a weekly-changing seasonal food menu alongside a variety of cask ales, ciders and wines.
71-72 Long Lane, Smithfield, London, EC1A 9EJ
(020) 7726 2595
The Old Red Cow is a traditional style London pub that serves a good range of beers, including real ales, wines and spirits. Children are welcome when dining.
19 Dering Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 1AH
The Loop is spread over three floors with four bars, a restaurant and a club. This lively, unpretentious club plays classic 70s and 80s hits. The professional dancers and extensive drinks list makes this an ideal choice for a night out.
22 Chalcot Road, Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8LL
(020) 7722 0354
The Princess of Wales offers traditional pub grub with a twist overseen by James Fincham, the dishes are casual but carefully constructed and showcase the best of farm-fresh produce. To drink there is a selection of draught, bottled and craft beers, an extensive wine list and a variety of cocktails. The Princess of Wales also boasts a beer garden, ideal for the warmer months and there is an ongoing schedule of events.
182-184 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7UG
(020) 7622 4436
Styled like an American roadhouse in dark woods and scarlet red, Bison and Bird serves up brunch at the weekends, lunch & diner and happy hour every day. The cocktails are well worth trying as is the Sunday roast menu. Bison and Bird also shows the latest sporting events.
25 Roupell Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 8TB
(020) 7207 0784
The Kings Arms is a well regarded, traditional pub that serves up a sumptuous Thai menu from Monday to Saturday, as well as an impressive roast on a Sunday.
Pause is an impressive bar that benefits from sumptuous decor, impeccable service and an exclusive feel. With a superb cocktail list as well as an impressive range of other drinks Pause is proving a popular London venue.
80-84 Leadenhall Street, Bank, London, EC3A 3DH
(020) 7621 0850
70 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0NY
(020) 7359 1710
The Ladybird is a music and cocktail bar, nestled in the heart of Upper Street. A superb selection of cocktails, accompanied by bottled beers, wines and spirits from across the globe can be enjoyed to the backdrop of funk and soul classics with DJs mixing it up on Fridays and Saturdays.
247-249 Lavender Hill, Clapham, London, SW11 1JW
(020) 7223 8866
Sugar Cane is an exotic bar in the centre of London offering a mouthwatering selection of food and a wide choice of drinks including classic and Tiki cocktails as well as imported rums.
138 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 9PY
(020) 7373 6368
Kosmopol is a trendy bar located in Chelsea. They serve a compact choice of Thai dishes alongside an extensive drinks list. Hosting DJs at the weekends and regular events, together with the comfortable surroundings, Kosmopol is an ideal choice for a night out with friends.
111 Long Lane, London Bridge, London, SE1 4PH
(020) 7357 6281
The Old School Yard is a fun bar that serves a wide choice of cocktails, spirits and lagers. The resident DJs spin classic old skool tracks that will have you skidding across the dance floor once again.
58-60 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5EA
(020) 7489 7777
Patch is a sleek cocktail bar spread over two floors. The atmosphere has the feel of a trendy Shoreditch venue and features comfortable furnishings ideal for relaxing after a day at the office. Patch offers a wide selection of food, drinks and cocktails with various promotions throughout the week.
The Lambourne is a stylish bar and dining room offering a choice of freshly cooked British cuisine. The drinks list at The Lambourne is comprehensive and includes world wines, cocktails, beers and spirits.
263 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1SD
(020) 8545 8661
93 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 4RE
(020) 7935 4373
The Marylebone is a lively venue offering a choice of interesting cocktails and home-infused spirits.
339 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London, SW11 4LS
(020) 7622 2112
Lost Angel is a bar and restaurant that is also home to the Gaslight Grill. Lost Angel plays host to regular live music performers and DJs, playing an eclectic mix of music. Hand-crafted cocktails and spirits take their inspiration from recipes and distillers of bygone London. The food menu at at the Lost Angel caters for all with a choice of modern British choices.
1 Curtain Road, Hoxton, London, EC2A 3JX
(020) 7422 0958
The Queen of Hoxton is a bar and live music-arts venue located within the heart of the East End. They showcase the best in art and design, live bands, fringe theatre and DJs.
37-39 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London, SW1W 8NE
(020) 7881 9844
Pimlico Road's The Orange is a light and airy public house and hotel. They offer a variety of drinks as well as a range of light bites and main meals made with locally sourced, sustainable produce. The menu includes rustic European dishes and wood-fired oven pizzas.
14-17 Carthusian Street, The City, London, EC1M 6AD
(020) 7726 8925
Neo is a sophisticated lounge bar located on Carthusian Street. Resident mixologist has created a variety of signature drinks including fifteen champagne cocktails. A variety of globally inspired platters are also available.
Mamounia Lounge in Knightsbridge is a glamorous Arabic styled restaurant and bar that boasts elegant furnishings, vibrant lighting and ambient music.
136 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1HY
The food menu offers a range of Middle Eastern dishes alongside Lebanese wines, signature cocktails and shisha pipes.
(020) 7581 7777
The London Pavillion, London, W1J 0DA
(020) 7287 8008
Piccadilly Institute is a unique venue that features six themed rooms. Playing a variety of music genres from cult classics and soul to party and chill out, this is an ideal club for a fun night out.
515 Fulham Road, Fulham, London, SW6 1HD
(020) 7385 9991
Kona Kai is a Polynesian inspired bar located a short distance from Fulham Broadway tube station. Alongside a variety of exotic cocktails, they offer a compact choice of meals including New Zealand green shell mussels, Thai beef and Kona Kai specials. With Tiki decor and party tunes being played, Kona Kai is ideal for a fun night out with friends.
42 Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8JD
(020) 7722 2800
Michael Nadra Primrose Hill offers a menu of Modern European cuisine made with mainly UK sourced produce.
119 High Street, Uxbridge, London, UB8 1JT
Nonna Rosa is a contemporary restaurant offering authentic Italian cuisine. Menu highlights at Nonna Rosa include farfalle pasta, smoked salmon, asparagus, dill & mascarpone; roasted seabass with fennel and lemon; and seafood linguine.
Kouzu is a sophisticated Japanese restaurant and bar housed within a Grade II listed building in Belgravia.
21 Grosvenor Gardens, Belgravia, London, SW1W 0JW
Kouzu boasts a floating mezzanine level where the floating sushi bar is found, a cocktail bar on the ground floor and a chef's table offering an intimate dining experience.
(020) 7821 1817
Unit 5, Broadgate Circle, Broadgate, London, EC2M 2QS
(020) 3058 9888
Split over two floors, The Botanist is a restaurant and bar serving British and modern European cuisine and a variety of drinks including innovative cocktails. Downstairs, the Soda Room is a sleek, late night area that has a dancefloor, booths and DJ nights.
44 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7UR
(020) 3814 1818
MOMMI is a raw bar and grill that brings a unique fusion of Japanese and Latin cuisine to Clapham.
Executive chef Paul Sowden creates nutritious small plates of ceviche and Nikkei chirashi sushi as well as specials from the robata grill.
270 Upper Street, London, N1 2UQ
(020) 7226 1118
100 Islington combines modern and classical in everything they do whether it's the decor, cuisine, cocktails or music. They have a homely environment with a relaxed ambience and their experienced chef makes everything in-house from the bread, to the sauces and even the ice cream.
The bar at 100 Islington boasts a selection of fresh and innovative cocktails and a carefully selected wine list.