New Restaurants We Love - with private dining rooms...

It seems 2017 is proving to be the year of choice for hoteliers to launch new properties and the city of choice is our very own London town!

There is a real buzz in the events and hospitality world and for us, as event organisers and venue finding specialists, it’s a hugely exciting time. It provides us with new products to sell and experience right on our doorstep but most importantly a new hotel entering the market provides our clients with that something new and exciting which will draw attendees and guests, engage existing audiences and create new fans.

In this segment we’ve highlighted just three of the newest restaurants that have entered the London market with nothing but stellar reviews.

Please feel free to get in touch to further discuss any event requirements or venue enquiries and our eager team of event specialists await your call

The Ivy City Garden

Located in the historic Bishopsgate Gardens – one of the City’s few garden squares – and next-door to the famous St. Botolph church, The Ivy City Garden brings the familiar luxury of The Ivy, West Street to the City of London.

The Ivy Collection’s first site in the City of London features an all-day-dining menu, private dining room, and hidden garden offering a tranquil al fresco escape from the hustle and bustle of the Square Mile. The restaurant boasts a summer water fountain, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows opening onto a hidden garden with its own bar. The Ivy City Garden’s outdoor space has a retractable roof, allowing diners to enjoy the garden all year-round.

Private Dining – The Garden Room

The Garden Room at The Ivy City Garden seats 24 guests on one long table, or 32 over four round tables of eight, and is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as for drink and canapés receptions for up to 50 guests.

Situated on the first floor of the restaurant, The Garden Room private dining room has a lovely view of the historic Bishopsgate Gardens and St. Botolph Church, providing the perfect solace away from the bustling City of London.

The walls of The Garden Room are adorned with blue woven fabric panelling and decorative antique mirrors inset into pale blue painted panels. Large star-shaped brass and antique mirror ceiling lights create a dramatic feature.

With a selection of menus available, specially created by Executive Chef, Sean Burbidge, The Garden Room is equally suited to corporate breakfasts, lunches and dinners as it is for private parties.

In addition, The Garden Room will feature a beautiful silk clad and pale orange onyx bar, decorated with antique brass rod detailing, making the room suitable for both seated dining and standing receptions.

Ideally located 2 minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street Station, in Dashwood House, The Ivy City Garden’s private dining room provides the perfect setting for entertaining clients, friends and family. Complimentary menu cards and place cards are provided for each event and each table is decorated with seasonal flowers and tea lights.



M Threadneedle Street

The multifaceted venue M Threadneedle St, houses our award-winning M Grill restaurant, a private members lounge, destination cocktail bar, wine tasting room, a secret den and four private dining and events spaces.

M is incredibly flexible for functions, private dining and exclusive events. With playful, yet luxurious decor, the six private dining rooms and event spaces are a happy union of energy and fun, with an undertone of gravitas and sophistication. Our dedicated Sales and Events Manager, is on hand to create bespoke experiences for parties of 10 – 600 guests, (including master classes and tastings), which will take you on a journey around both the venue and the flavours of six continents!


The Locker Room – Functions for up to 18 guests

M BAR – Functions for up to 150 guests

M DEN – Functions for up to 100 guests

M GRILL Private Dining Room – Dining for up to 26 guests

Underground Station – Dining for 10 – 36 guests /Functions for 30 – 60 guests

The Hudson Room – Dining for 6 – 10 guests

The Wagyu Room – Dining for 10 – 24 guests /Functions for 15 – 35 guests

Conferencing – 10 – 100 guests

Exclusive Hires – 100 – 500 guests




Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square welcomes London’s most exciting new Asian dining venue, introducing a menu of authentic dishes from China and Japan with a modern approach.

Vibrant and fast-paced, the restaurant will include bar, lounge and table seating, as well as a Private Dining Room for up to 14.

Following the successful launch of Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square earlier this year, the Hotel is now set to open the doors to Mei Ume, a Japanese and Chinese restaurant designed to complement and diversify the Hotel’s existing food and beverage offering.

Demonstrating the part both cuisines play in the concept of the restaurant, the name Mei Ume is inspired by the Chinese and Japanese terms for plum blossom. Head Chef Tony Truong, formerly of Royal China, will lead the kitchen team, supported by Sushi Chef Mun Seok Choi from Sake no Hana and Dim Sum Chef Derrick Chen from Yauatcha.

The Mei Ume menu incorporates authentic dishes from both China and Japan with a modern approach. Head Chef Tony’s creative small plates, such as crispy baby squid with salted eggs, will be complemented by a selection of delicate steamed, baked and fried dim sum. Larger plates include stir-fried Dover sole with cloud ear mushroom and celery, and braised pork belly with crab. Served according to tradition across two courses, the Mei Ume whole Peking duck will be one of the restaurant’s standout dishes, served first with pancakes, leeks and cucumber, followed by crispy duck with salt and pepper.

Should you have any requirements for private dining please feel free to get in touch or visit our Private Dining Reservations website for some inspiration! 

We look forward to being of service! Warmest regards from all the Inspirational Venues & Events Team!

Posted July 2017

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