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.
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.
37a Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7TX
(020) 7629 2211
Mamounia's allure is its luxuriously elegant decor that lets you retreat to the far land of Morocco.
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.
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.
71-72 Long Lane, Smithfield, London, EC1A 9EJ
(020) 7600 6240
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.
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 St Pauls 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.
Like its sister venue Patch East, Patch St Paul's boasts several unique areas, making it an ideal venue for group bookings.
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.
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.
1 Curtain Road, Hoxton, London, EC2A 3JX
(020) 7422 0958
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.
136 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1HY
(020) 7581 7777
Mamounia Lounge in Knightsbridge is a glamorous Arabic styled restaurant and bar that boasts elegant furnishings, vibrant lighting and ambient music.
The food menu offers a range of Middle Eastern dishes alongside Lebanese wines, signature cocktails and shisha pipes.
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.
The London Pavillion, London, W1J 0DA
(020) 7287 8008
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. The venue also boasts a chic bar area and an elegant garden close to the Regents Canal.
Merchant House is a speakeasy styled venue that boasts an impressive selection of more 300 different gins and rums. The choice of cocktails at Merchant House tells its own story and is delivered in their own style.
13 Well Court, off Bow Lane, City, London, EC4M 9DN
(020) 7332 0044
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.
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.
Basement, 11 Russell Gardens, Off Holland Road, Holland Park, London, W14 8EZ
0203 858 0184
blagclub Kensington is a boutique basement club on Russell Gardens. Characterised by its sublime classic decor and deep seated booths, it provides a salubrious, private night club experience.