Twenty years ago, staff performance would have been recognised at the annual Christmas “do”, but the millennium has brought about a revolution in staff benefits. Companies are competing to attract the best staff possible, using a variety of perks to stand apart from the crowd.
One of these perks, is the corporate party or meal. Increasingly, businesses are using the promise of fabulous food to celebrate performance and insentience their work force. Finding the right location can be difficult, as companies require large spaces, great food and service, all at good value. That’s why we’ve compiled our list of favourite venues for corporate groups across the city
- Berners Tavern
Set within the West-End, this slick, elegant eatery is headed up by Michelin-starred Jason Atherton. Their contemporary British offering is a favourite for couples and groups alike. Once again, their private space is perfect for a more formal, intimate setting and can house up to 14 happy diners.
- Bella Cosa
This sublime restaurant over looking the river on the South Dock offers a wealth of both traditional and imaginative Italian cuisine. What’s more, they offer a complimentary taxi service for those within a 1.5 miles radius, ideal for an office lunch or dinner. Their private dining room on the top floor can be reserved for groups, with stunning views providing a wonderful backdrop to any celebration.
- Bunga Bunga
Located within Battersea, this quirky pizzeria is wonderful for more relaxed occasions. They can cater for upto a staggering 100 for private sit down events, and 400 standing. Their airy, light space is both inspiring and refreshing and will allow you and your team to make the most of your office-freedom.
- The Little Blue Door
Repeatedly voiced as one of the best group-dining venues in London, this Fulham based eatery has a fabulous range of private dining options, as well as specially designed dinner parties, catered to groups, including the Hunters Dinner Party, and the American inspired Ultimate East Coast Dinner. Catering for up to 90 well-deserved diners, this effortlessly cool venue is a real star
- Masala Wala.
This Pakinstani restaurant in Brockley is ran by a mother-daughter team and is available for private hire. Their fresh approach to Pakistani classics include delights such as their Channa Shimla Mirch Curry and a wonderful Kulfi Ice Cream. A relaxed, laid back environment is evocative of a Sunday Brunch, with with the wow factor of a stunning Saturday night.
- Flour & Grape.
This Bermondsey favourite is an Italian delight. With a wide variety of pasta dishes on offer, this simplistic but stylish set-up attracts a crowd of fans.
In Exmouth Market, this Spanish-Moroccan haven has a variety of group menus on offer and caters for large groups, up to 80. Their tapas offering is especially good for an interactive style event, or alternatively, let them plan and design a bespoke menu specifically to cater for your needs.
Whether is be a birthday, performance celebration or retirement, each of these fabulous venues is a prime candidate for your next group office outing.