East London’s vibrant atmosphere stands out even amongst the rest of the city, making it a fantastic place to gather with friends and colleagues alike. Here are some of the area’s very best venues if you are planning to hold a private dinner party to make the most of this world famous East End vibe.
No matter whether your dinner event is for business or pleasure, Attendant Shoreditch is able to accommodate your every need. The now trade mark green and white tiling, not to mention the living plant wall that runs the length of the interior, immediately set this unique venue apart from the rest, giving it a distinct and recognisable charm. The bar will keep the drinks flowing whilst the acclaimed head chef prepares delicious food in the self-contained kitchen, meaning every guest should leave feeling satisfied. With an intimate capacity of 60, it’s perfect for a relaxed gathering with your nearest and dearest.
If you’re more a DIY kind of person when it comes to establishing the décor and overall feel for your dinner party then Studio Spaces E2 would be a great selection. The interior is something of a blank canvas, suitable for tailor-making your own event. It’s not however lacking in character, with this former local rail station still retaining some period features, such as the high vaulted ceilings and vast Victorian windows. With Hoxton train station just over 5 minutes away on foot, it is well situated for those travelling into the city specifically for the occasion.
Even closer to Hoxton station, at a mere 1 minute walk, is The Geffrye Museum, a Grade I listed historical building with roots stretching right back to the 18th century. Surrounded by its own gardens, this venue has a calm and tranquil feel, ideal for welcoming your guests and making them feel at ease so they can enjoy the evening. So be it one of the more characterful spaces inside, the blank canvas exhibition space or indeed the lawns themselves that most appeal as the backdrop for your party, there are many options available at this versatile venue.
If you want to treat your guests to unique flavours you aren’t likely to come across very often in London – or the UK for that matter – then why not head to POND Dalston and enjoy the bold tastes of New Hawaiian cuisine. This restaurant and cocktail bar is situated in a converted warehouse and now functions as a highly versatile, multi-purpose event space, with a maximum capacity of close to 500 people. As for reaching it from further afield, both Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction can be found just 2 and 5 minutes away respectively.