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Blacklock  ££ We love a good brothel turned bar and Blacklock is no exception. Chops are their speciality, cooked on a grill that the guys made themselves and scorched with 1800 hot vintage irons that were made in a foundry in the Deep South called Blacklock. Set up by a guy who learned his sh*t at Hawksmoor- you know it's gunna be good stuff. Plus you can go 'all in' when you're rolling with a group which means for £20 a head you'll get all the meat and a side each. WIN. With cocktails for a fiver it feels like the good old days; Grandma’s Spiked Lemonade has a deceivingly alcoholic kick and the Nettle Gimlet was a winner. 24 Great Windmill Street, London W1D 7LG blacklock Hix Soho ££ It's gotta be Mark's place for a slap up feast of British grub. Upgrade your Christmas meal and get a frickin' suckling pig for £60 per head - there's also a goose or oyster feast, if that's more your style. You can book a table for up to 10 people, and the place is also available for full-on private hire - ask BarChick and she'll sort it baby. Don't forget to head down to Mark's cool little boozer downstairs, it’s all comfy, sorta clubby, loungy with big sofas and cracking cocktails - try The Stiff Upper Lip with Green pea infused Beefeater Gin and smacked mint. Pow. 66-70 Brewer Street, London, W1F 9UP Social Eating House  £££ James Atherton (Gordon Ramsay's protégé) is behind this place so you know you can expect good things. It's on the pricier side, around £60 per head before booze, but you can be certain it'll be worth it. Make sure you make a trip downstairs to check out their awesome secret bar, Blind Pig, afterwards. 58-59 Poland Street, London W1F 7NS pollen-street Zelman Meats ££ Misha Zelman is the man behind Burger and Lobster, Beast, and Goodman’s, so when the guy puts his surname on his next venture you know he means business. It’s all sexy red leather, good lighting, locally sourced art and a Soho legends curated playlist. There’s no set menu but a regularly rotating menu board of 2 or 3 different cuts of meat; we’re all about the short ribs, holy f*ck oysters. The good stuff comes on tap; two beers, two vermouths, two wines, but the thing that got us excited was the Japanese whiskey and soda – on tap! Genius. 2 St Anne’s Court, London W1F 0AZ zelman-meats La Bodega Negra £££ The restaurant is accessed through a sex shop around the corner, that will confuse your colleagues alright! Down here you can more than drink yourself happy with their huge selection of tequila. Food wise, it’s all about Mexican. Say yesss to the tacos and wash it all down with a few hibiscus Margaritas. 16 Moor Street, London, W1D 5NH Bocca Di Lupo £ Italian cooking at its very best: from raw sea bream and slow roast duck to risotto with Prosecco and oysters, they’ve got it handled. Their private and beautiful Remus Room can seat 12 to 32 for lunch or dinner, so no need to worry about space. 12 Archer Street, London W1D 7BB Yauatcha £££ This place is a Mecca for dim sum and it’s also very sexy, with its dark wood paneling and sultry ambience. Head to the bar at the back because, no matter how good the food, the cocktails are pretty special too. Drink the Lamachee Martini, made with Belvedere Vodka and plum wine - it’s a little bit of heaven in a glass. 15-17 Broadwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0DL DIMSUM..YAUATCHA Blacks £££ BarChick’s favourite place to private dine. It’s huge, we’re talking the 4 floored almost haunted looking townhouse you wish you owned. ON the first floor dining room it’s all light flooded windows, dark grey walls, perfectly laid tables and a killer food menu. There are also private rooms you can hire as well as secret hideaways. It’s two courses for £40, three for £45, with a glass of sparkling on arrival. Pow 67 Dean St, London W1D 4QH Duck and Rice ££ Probably the poshest pub in town, the clue’s in the 6 massive shiny barrels that greet you when you enter off Berwick street. Welcome to Alan Yau’s (Hakkasan, Yauatcha, Busabai etc) first “Chinese pub” concept bar - our verdict? It’s working. There’s an epic restaurant upstairs where you can chow down on sexy versions of Chinese classics. 90 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0QB

Bentley's Bar & Grill

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A proper piece of London history right here, this place has been serving up fish and chips to shoppers for over 100 years. Come here for fresh oysters, grilled fish and steaks from around the British & Irish Isles - you know it's gunna be good, 'cos Michelin starred Chef Richard Corrigan has taken the place over for the past decade. Grab a few juicy molluscs at the oyster bar, tuck into some lobster spaghetti, or go for the fish pie if that's your vibe.

11-15 Swallow Street, W1B 4DG

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Social Wine & Tapas ££ Jason Atherton - is there no stopping this guy? The first floor is all pimped tapas bar and split levels – perfect for people watching. Booze wise, it's all about rare and fine wines sourced from around the world. Great for an informal dinner, with epic bites. If there's a few of you, best to book one of the private rooms, which can get up to eight of you in there. 39 James Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 1DL Ham Yard Hotel £££ For a smart, cool restaurant vibes that will suit a varied crowd, this could be the one. Big and airy with mismatched patterns, bright colours and funky chairs. It's a Med-style menu with fresh British produce. FYI - they've got a private cinema and bowling alley downstairs if you want to plan an awesome after dinner activity. 1 Ham Yard, London, W1D 7DT social-eating-house

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Hunter 486 ££ Located inside The Arch hotel, just off Oxford Street is this smart, meat-focussed restaurant. They’re big on their stone oven, yielding crispy, succulent results. Their three-course Festive menu is £35 per person. P.S lookout for Madonna, she lives at number 53! 50 Great Cumberland Pl, London W1H 7FD Pollen Street Social ££ This place has a reputation for its amazing food from chef Jason Atherton (Michelin * within his first year). Meat heads, this is the one, with British produce like Suckling pig from Cumbria and Buccleuch beef from Dumfries and Galloway. Although veggies dishes aren't a   throwaway thought, with a full meat-free menu. Baked aubergine with miso & espelette pepper - yes please. Make sure you check out the bar too - just as impressive with all sorts going on. W1S 1NQ Little Social £-£££ Sitting pretty, opposite its big sis venue Pollen Street is this cute little place from Mr Atherton (will he ever stop opening hot new venues?) You don't even have to break the bank to try the chef's delish menu, with a pre-theatre menu starting at £21. Score. Or if you work in the city (or just got lucky on the premium bonds), then get stuck into the A La Carte - BarChick's got her eye on the Raw Isle of Mull scallops, and that's just for starters. It may have 'little' in the name, but they can still fit in a crowd of 20. Message us and we'll book you in. 5 Pollen Street, W1S 1NE pollen-street-social Riding House Cafe ££ The room is all retro orange booths, reclaimed furniture, wood panelled walls and stuffed squirrel light fixtures. It’s a bit like a sexed-up ski lodge. The creativity ain’t just in the decor - they do beautiful food plates - go for full-on dinner plates (they have pretty much every type of cuisine on here, from burgers, to tagines to steak), or snack on tapas bits if you want a more relaxed dinner party vibe. They also have an impressive amount of beers, wines and ciders, plus the cocktails are great (or they wouldn't get a look in). 43-51 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7PQ Dean Street Townhouse £££ From the Soho House Group, so you know it's gonna be something pretty spesh, and it is - set in a Georgian townhouse from the 1730s - it's like you've time travelled. Food wise, game is big here, so get a bird in. Book the Snug, a lil' room that can fit 14 people (lives up to its name). And just make sure you head to the bar after dinner, it’s all dark wood and red leather, with a big long bar you can sit at. They have plenty of cocktails to choose from, but ask the barman to shake you something special and you might be better off. P.S If you're freestyling and end up hitting the restaurant after 11pm and if they’ve got a free room, it's all your for 50 quid. Winner. 69-71 Dean Street, London, W1D 3SE dean_street The Ivy ££££ Going all out? This is your place. There’s a private dining room (which seats up to 60). Envision a room of harlequin stained glass, oak panelling, handwoven camouflage carpet and a bespoke bar and there’s your very lavish abode for the night. The menu will be whatever suits your personal taste (within reason, that is) and the music will come in the form of a baby grand piano, jazz trio or string quartet. Fancy. 1-5 West St, London WC2H 9NQ ivynew

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House of Ho ££ Set up shop in a 6,000 square foot 4-storey townhouse, offering a Vietnamese take on a bygone colonial era. Expect dishes such as pork grilled on lemongrass skewers served with caramel sauce, massive prawns in flaming hot pots and (best of all) slow cooked kobe beef pho. It’s insane. Think marble tables, open kitchens and peeps who are willing to shell out £40 for a main. Don’t let that put you off ‘cos they’ve got snacks, dim sum and bottles of wine that'll sort even penny pinchers with a full belly and a winey haze. The private dining rooms upstairs are seriously hot so if you’re rolling with a crew make sure to book into one. Meet BarChick in the secret wine room on the 1st floor. 1 Percy Street, London W1T 1DB    

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Flesh and Buns ££ Head downstairs to this delicious low-lit cave of messy meaty shares plates, soft bao buns and killer cocktails. If you're in a crew, grab a booth. In a four, a round table is perfect for sharing and very sociable. Or make friends on the long feasting table. 41 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LX flesh-and-buns-london-long-table Balthazar ££ The London edition of NYC’s legendary French/American brasserie. Over this side of the pond, the drinks are far from plain. It’s a collection of classic drinks with French twists, epic bellins and bloody marys and a load of champagne to choose from. Now onto the food, all the New York favourites are there and are executed perfectly. French Onion Soup, Steak Frites, the Frisee Egg Salad and the Chicken Paillard will not disappoint, in fact little will here. They even kept the bathroom attendant to make you feel at home. 4-6 Russell St, WC2E 7BN Smith & Wollonksy ££ 3 smart private dining rooms are in this American steakhouse transplant and all will make you feel like you’re a f*cking hero or in a Scorcese film. Check out the beef-heavy Christmas menu, with three courses for £58.  The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam St, London WC2N 6HT

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Coya ££ Go Latin American baby this Christmas. Head downstairs towards the authentic Latin music into the dimly lit room with bright turquoise walls, long marble tables and grand gold details. Going all out?  Nab the Chef’s table - a swanky private room out the back for 12 people. Swanky. 118 Piccadilly, London W1J 7NW coya-bar Roka £££ Looking for cocktails, sashimi and the best tempura prawns BarChick has ever tasted? Course you are. Set back from the craziness of Oxford Street is where you’ll find Roka and a vast collection of Japan’s finest whisky. In a group, go for one of the tables and get a face-full of the delicious food. We recommend watching the chefs do their thing at the seats around the robata grill. North Audley Street, London, W1K 6WW Kitty Fisher's Named after the infamous 18th Century courtesan, slip into a velvet bench and get ready to time travel. The menu is all about French/British classics, like Grilled Langoustines, Lardo & Rosemary or Grilled Strawberries, Crumble & Clotted Cream Ice Cream for dessert. Closed on Sundays, hollar at BarChick and we'll book you in. 10 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London, W1J 7QF Gymkhana £££ Inspired by the Colonial Indian gymkhana clubs, where members of high society came to socialise, dine, drink and play sport, it oozes elegance and temptation. If you’re hungry you’ll get a pretty badass Indian, Rick Stein said it was “the best he’s had in London”, if it’s good enough for him it’s do for us. 42 Albemarle Street, W1S 4JH gymkana Fera, Claridges £££ Fera lives up to its name (means wild in Latin), and that's what it's all about here, with an organic-focussed menu of foraged wild bits and meats from carefully picked, British suppliers. The decor matches plates, with natural greens and a tree winding out from the middle of the room. You won't be stuck for talking points here.

Claridge's, Brook Street, W1K 4HR

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Corrigan's Mayfair If you're looking for the best of British game and seafood, then look no further. Boasting a bevvy of awards, there aren’t many places as civilised, and that demonstrate such fine food and service, as Mr Corrigan’s establishments. There's four snazzy private dining rooms too if you're planning a posh birthday or epic Christmas dinner. Festive menus start at £50 per person. 28 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 7EH corrigans-mayfair

Bellamy's

This Franco Belgian restaurant is a rare laid-back affair amongst the swankiness of many Mayfair joints. Catering for all budgets, you can hit up the oyster bar or get involved in the weekly table d’hôte menu (£24.75 for three courses). Booze wise, we're talking 100% French wines, from Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone. Apparently The Queen's been here too - so if it's good enough for Vic, it deffo good enough for BarChick.

18a Bruton Place, W1J 6LY

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Kurobuta ££ Some say it’s Japanese pub vibes, we say it’s laid back dining with tons of sake and killer food. The staff all know their sh*t. Behind the food menu is Scott Hallsworth, ex-head chef at Nobu, so come hungry. Divided into sushi, snacks, cold raw and Japanese junk food, there’s a lot to think about so take your time. The cocktails are awesome – light, fresh and all with an Asian twist, we loved the Sake Caipirinha with fresh lychees, limes, Meijou futsu shu and plum infused sake. 17-20 Kendal Street, London, W2 2AW kurobuta-london-interior-photo-credit-paul-clarke-photographer-www.paulclarke

Scott's

If you've got the budget, this legendary restaurant should be on your radar. From the crew behind J Sheekey, and more recently Sexy Fish, this place is all about the seafood - with the finest oysters, fish and crustacea, and allegedly the best caviar in town baby.

20 Mount Street, W1k 2He

Sexy Fish

The clue is in the name: it’s sexy and the fish is epic. There’s a waterfall, 20 insane Frank Gehry fish lamps swim above the bar, and if you can get into the private dining room you’ll be surrounded by floor to ceiling aquariums. The food is fish based, obvs; we stuck to the sashimi which was delicious, but whatever you do -don’t neglect the tuna belly tartare. Make sure you find Xavier at the bar, he’s as hot as he is French and he makes some of the best cocktails in town.

Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BR

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Park Chinois £££ Travel to a land where contemporary Chinese meets French Rococo meets 1950s New York. And at 15,200 square feet with the ability to accommodate up to 350, it is glorious and epic. BarChick’s still salivating over the Peking duck, caviar, soft shell crab, Angus beef short ribs and the like; it’s everything that decadence strives to be and beyond. 17 Berkeley St, London W1J 8EA Hakkasan Mayfair £££ Not only are these guys insanely good chefs, they’re clever too, and have opened up in Hedgefunder’s heaven in Mayfair. The sexy dark styling is set over two floors, the bar on the ground floor and the restaurant below. Food wise we're talking dim sum and beautifully delicate squid, the vegetarian chicken is the wild card, and boy does it work. The cocktail list is interesting; long and with plenty of Asian influences, such as Lychee Martinis and Saki-tinis, but stick to the classics and you will be just as satisfied. 17 Bruton Street, London, W1J 6QB Goodman, Mayfair £££ This place is one sexy steak house. The meat here is some of London’s finest, take your pick from the menu and don’t miss the specials board filled with cuts that are fresh from their ageing room. If you're out to blow some serious cash, kick off with a Japanese Wagu (£40) starter or a serious steak for mains. 24-26 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1QH

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Ciao Bella With the busy bustling atmosphere of a genuine Italian restaurant, it's got the real deal food, waiters, and delicious wine too boot. The prices are very friendly (around £10 a dish) and you might even catch Hugh Grant here (he's a bit of a regular, shhh). We love that you can sit al fesco outside, with heaters to keep you all warm. 86-90 Lamb's Conduit St, WC1N 3LZ" ["post_title"]=> string(49) "The Best Restaurants For Groups In Central London" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(47) "best-group-dining-restaurants-in-central-london" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-11-08 10:49:51" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-11-08 10:49:51" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=59274" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } ["queried_object_id"]=> int(59274) ["request"]=> string(224) "SELECT wp_posts.* FROM wp_posts WHERE 1=1 AND wp_posts.post_name = 'best-group-dining-restaurants-in-central-london' AND post_modified > FROM_UNIXTIME(0) AND wp_posts.post_type = 'post' ORDER BY wp_posts.post_date DESC " ["posts"]=> &array(1) { [0]=> object(WP_Post)#1118 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(59274) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-09-27 17:03:47" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-09-27 16:03:47" ["post_content"]=> string(26264) "If you're looking for a top notch feast with a crowd, this list has central London covered. Message BarChick or chat to us on our new discovery and bookings app and we'll get your table sorted. You're so welcome.

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Blacklock  ££ We love a good brothel turned bar and Blacklock is no exception. Chops are their speciality, cooked on a grill that the guys made themselves and scorched with 1800 hot vintage irons that were made in a foundry in the Deep South called Blacklock. Set up by a guy who learned his sh*t at Hawksmoor- you know it's gunna be good stuff. Plus you can go 'all in' when you're rolling with a group which means for £20 a head you'll get all the meat and a side each. WIN. With cocktails for a fiver it feels like the good old days; Grandma’s Spiked Lemonade has a deceivingly alcoholic kick and the Nettle Gimlet was a winner. 24 Great Windmill Street, London W1D 7LG blacklock Hix Soho ££ It's gotta be Mark's place for a slap up feast of British grub. Upgrade your Christmas meal and get a frickin' suckling pig for £60 per head - there's also a goose or oyster feast, if that's more your style. You can book a table for up to 10 people, and the place is also available for full-on private hire - ask BarChick and she'll sort it baby. Don't forget to head down to Mark's cool little boozer downstairs, it’s all comfy, sorta clubby, loungy with big sofas and cracking cocktails - try The Stiff Upper Lip with Green pea infused Beefeater Gin and smacked mint. Pow. 66-70 Brewer Street, London, W1F 9UP Social Eating House  £££ James Atherton (Gordon Ramsay's protégé) is behind this place so you know you can expect good things. It's on the pricier side, around £60 per head before booze, but you can be certain it'll be worth it. Make sure you make a trip downstairs to check out their awesome secret bar, Blind Pig, afterwards. 58-59 Poland Street, London W1F 7NS pollen-street Zelman Meats ££ Misha Zelman is the man behind Burger and Lobster, Beast, and Goodman’s, so when the guy puts his surname on his next venture you know he means business. It’s all sexy red leather, good lighting, locally sourced art and a Soho legends curated playlist. There’s no set menu but a regularly rotating menu board of 2 or 3 different cuts of meat; we’re all about the short ribs, holy f*ck oysters. The good stuff comes on tap; two beers, two vermouths, two wines, but the thing that got us excited was the Japanese whiskey and soda – on tap! Genius. 2 St Anne’s Court, London W1F 0AZ zelman-meats La Bodega Negra £££ The restaurant is accessed through a sex shop around the corner, that will confuse your colleagues alright! Down here you can more than drink yourself happy with their huge selection of tequila. Food wise, it’s all about Mexican. Say yesss to the tacos and wash it all down with a few hibiscus Margaritas. 16 Moor Street, London, W1D 5NH Bocca Di Lupo £ Italian cooking at its very best: from raw sea bream and slow roast duck to risotto with Prosecco and oysters, they’ve got it handled. Their private and beautiful Remus Room can seat 12 to 32 for lunch or dinner, so no need to worry about space. 12 Archer Street, London W1D 7BB Yauatcha £££ This place is a Mecca for dim sum and it’s also very sexy, with its dark wood paneling and sultry ambience. Head to the bar at the back because, no matter how good the food, the cocktails are pretty special too. Drink the Lamachee Martini, made with Belvedere Vodka and plum wine - it’s a little bit of heaven in a glass. 15-17 Broadwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0DL DIMSUM..YAUATCHA Blacks £££ BarChick’s favourite place to private dine. It’s huge, we’re talking the 4 floored almost haunted looking townhouse you wish you owned. ON the first floor dining room it’s all light flooded windows, dark grey walls, perfectly laid tables and a killer food menu. There are also private rooms you can hire as well as secret hideaways. It’s two courses for £40, three for £45, with a glass of sparkling on arrival. Pow 67 Dean St, London W1D 4QH Duck and Rice ££ Probably the poshest pub in town, the clue’s in the 6 massive shiny barrels that greet you when you enter off Berwick street. Welcome to Alan Yau’s (Hakkasan, Yauatcha, Busabai etc) first “Chinese pub” concept bar - our verdict? It’s working. There’s an epic restaurant upstairs where you can chow down on sexy versions of Chinese classics. 90 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0QB

Bentley's Bar & Grill

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A proper piece of London history right here, this place has been serving up fish and chips to shoppers for over 100 years. Come here for fresh oysters, grilled fish and steaks from around the British & Irish Isles - you know it's gunna be good, 'cos Michelin starred Chef Richard Corrigan has taken the place over for the past decade. Grab a few juicy molluscs at the oyster bar, tuck into some lobster spaghetti, or go for the fish pie if that's your vibe.

11-15 Swallow Street, W1B 4DG

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Social Wine & Tapas ££ Jason Atherton - is there no stopping this guy? The first floor is all pimped tapas bar and split levels – perfect for people watching. Booze wise, it's all about rare and fine wines sourced from around the world. Great for an informal dinner, with epic bites. If there's a few of you, best to book one of the private rooms, which can get up to eight of you in there. 39 James Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 1DL Ham Yard Hotel £££ For a smart, cool restaurant vibes that will suit a varied crowd, this could be the one. Big and airy with mismatched patterns, bright colours and funky chairs. It's a Med-style menu with fresh British produce. FYI - they've got a private cinema and bowling alley downstairs if you want to plan an awesome after dinner activity. 1 Ham Yard, London, W1D 7DT social-eating-house

OXFORD CIRCUS

Hunter 486 ££ Located inside The Arch hotel, just off Oxford Street is this smart, meat-focussed restaurant. They’re big on their stone oven, yielding crispy, succulent results. Their three-course Festive menu is £35 per person. P.S lookout for Madonna, she lives at number 53! 50 Great Cumberland Pl, London W1H 7FD Pollen Street Social ££ This place has a reputation for its amazing food from chef Jason Atherton (Michelin * within his first year). Meat heads, this is the one, with British produce like Suckling pig from Cumbria and Buccleuch beef from Dumfries and Galloway. Although veggies dishes aren't a   throwaway thought, with a full meat-free menu. Baked aubergine with miso & espelette pepper - yes please. Make sure you check out the bar too - just as impressive with all sorts going on. W1S 1NQ Little Social £-£££ Sitting pretty, opposite its big sis venue Pollen Street is this cute little place from Mr Atherton (will he ever stop opening hot new venues?) You don't even have to break the bank to try the chef's delish menu, with a pre-theatre menu starting at £21. Score. Or if you work in the city (or just got lucky on the premium bonds), then get stuck into the A La Carte - BarChick's got her eye on the Raw Isle of Mull scallops, and that's just for starters. It may have 'little' in the name, but they can still fit in a crowd of 20. Message us and we'll book you in. 5 Pollen Street, W1S 1NE pollen-street-social Riding House Cafe ££ The room is all retro orange booths, reclaimed furniture, wood panelled walls and stuffed squirrel light fixtures. It’s a bit like a sexed-up ski lodge. The creativity ain’t just in the decor - they do beautiful food plates - go for full-on dinner plates (they have pretty much every type of cuisine on here, from burgers, to tagines to steak), or snack on tapas bits if you want a more relaxed dinner party vibe. They also have an impressive amount of beers, wines and ciders, plus the cocktails are great (or they wouldn't get a look in). 43-51 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7PQ Dean Street Townhouse £££ From the Soho House Group, so you know it's gonna be something pretty spesh, and it is - set in a Georgian townhouse from the 1730s - it's like you've time travelled. Food wise, game is big here, so get a bird in. Book the Snug, a lil' room that can fit 14 people (lives up to its name). And just make sure you head to the bar after dinner, it’s all dark wood and red leather, with a big long bar you can sit at. They have plenty of cocktails to choose from, but ask the barman to shake you something special and you might be better off. P.S If you're freestyling and end up hitting the restaurant after 11pm and if they’ve got a free room, it's all your for 50 quid. Winner. 69-71 Dean Street, London, W1D 3SE dean_street The Ivy ££££ Going all out? This is your place. There’s a private dining room (which seats up to 60). Envision a room of harlequin stained glass, oak panelling, handwoven camouflage carpet and a bespoke bar and there’s your very lavish abode for the night. The menu will be whatever suits your personal taste (within reason, that is) and the music will come in the form of a baby grand piano, jazz trio or string quartet. Fancy. 1-5 West St, London WC2H 9NQ ivynew

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House of Ho ££ Set up shop in a 6,000 square foot 4-storey townhouse, offering a Vietnamese take on a bygone colonial era. Expect dishes such as pork grilled on lemongrass skewers served with caramel sauce, massive prawns in flaming hot pots and (best of all) slow cooked kobe beef pho. It’s insane. Think marble tables, open kitchens and peeps who are willing to shell out £40 for a main. Don’t let that put you off ‘cos they’ve got snacks, dim sum and bottles of wine that'll sort even penny pinchers with a full belly and a winey haze. The private dining rooms upstairs are seriously hot so if you’re rolling with a crew make sure to book into one. Meet BarChick in the secret wine room on the 1st floor. 1 Percy Street, London W1T 1DB    

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Flesh and Buns ££ Head downstairs to this delicious low-lit cave of messy meaty shares plates, soft bao buns and killer cocktails. If you're in a crew, grab a booth. In a four, a round table is perfect for sharing and very sociable. Or make friends on the long feasting table. 41 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LX flesh-and-buns-london-long-table Balthazar ££ The London edition of NYC’s legendary French/American brasserie. Over this side of the pond, the drinks are far from plain. It’s a collection of classic drinks with French twists, epic bellins and bloody marys and a load of champagne to choose from. Now onto the food, all the New York favourites are there and are executed perfectly. French Onion Soup, Steak Frites, the Frisee Egg Salad and the Chicken Paillard will not disappoint, in fact little will here. They even kept the bathroom attendant to make you feel at home. 4-6 Russell St, WC2E 7BN Smith & Wollonksy ££ 3 smart private dining rooms are in this American steakhouse transplant and all will make you feel like you’re a f*cking hero or in a Scorcese film. Check out the beef-heavy Christmas menu, with three courses for £58.  The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam St, London WC2N 6HT

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Coya ££ Go Latin American baby this Christmas. Head downstairs towards the authentic Latin music into the dimly lit room with bright turquoise walls, long marble tables and grand gold details. Going all out?  Nab the Chef’s table - a swanky private room out the back for 12 people. Swanky. 118 Piccadilly, London W1J 7NW coya-bar Roka £££ Looking for cocktails, sashimi and the best tempura prawns BarChick has ever tasted? Course you are. Set back from the craziness of Oxford Street is where you’ll find Roka and a vast collection of Japan’s finest whisky. In a group, go for one of the tables and get a face-full of the delicious food. We recommend watching the chefs do their thing at the seats around the robata grill. North Audley Street, London, W1K 6WW Kitty Fisher's Named after the infamous 18th Century courtesan, slip into a velvet bench and get ready to time travel. The menu is all about French/British classics, like Grilled Langoustines, Lardo & Rosemary or Grilled Strawberries, Crumble & Clotted Cream Ice Cream for dessert. Closed on Sundays, hollar at BarChick and we'll book you in. 10 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London, W1J 7QF Gymkhana £££ Inspired by the Colonial Indian gymkhana clubs, where members of high society came to socialise, dine, drink and play sport, it oozes elegance and temptation. If you’re hungry you’ll get a pretty badass Indian, Rick Stein said it was “the best he’s had in London”, if it’s good enough for him it’s do for us. 42 Albemarle Street, W1S 4JH gymkana Fera, Claridges £££ Fera lives up to its name (means wild in Latin), and that's what it's all about here, with an organic-focussed menu of foraged wild bits and meats from carefully picked, British suppliers. The decor matches plates, with natural greens and a tree winding out from the middle of the room. You won't be stuck for talking points here.

Claridge's, Brook Street, W1K 4HR

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Corrigan's Mayfair If you're looking for the best of British game and seafood, then look no further. Boasting a bevvy of awards, there aren’t many places as civilised, and that demonstrate such fine food and service, as Mr Corrigan’s establishments. There's four snazzy private dining rooms too if you're planning a posh birthday or epic Christmas dinner. Festive menus start at £50 per person. 28 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 7EH corrigans-mayfair

Bellamy's

This Franco Belgian restaurant is a rare laid-back affair amongst the swankiness of many Mayfair joints. Catering for all budgets, you can hit up the oyster bar or get involved in the weekly table d’hôte menu (£24.75 for three courses). Booze wise, we're talking 100% French wines, from Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone. Apparently The Queen's been here too - so if it's good enough for Vic, it deffo good enough for BarChick.

18a Bruton Place, W1J 6LY

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Kurobuta ££ Some say it’s Japanese pub vibes, we say it’s laid back dining with tons of sake and killer food. The staff all know their sh*t. Behind the food menu is Scott Hallsworth, ex-head chef at Nobu, so come hungry. Divided into sushi, snacks, cold raw and Japanese junk food, there’s a lot to think about so take your time. The cocktails are awesome – light, fresh and all with an Asian twist, we loved the Sake Caipirinha with fresh lychees, limes, Meijou futsu shu and plum infused sake. 17-20 Kendal Street, London, W2 2AW kurobuta-london-interior-photo-credit-paul-clarke-photographer-www.paulclarke

Scott's

If you've got the budget, this legendary restaurant should be on your radar. From the crew behind J Sheekey, and more recently Sexy Fish, this place is all about the seafood - with the finest oysters, fish and crustacea, and allegedly the best caviar in town baby.

20 Mount Street, W1k 2He

Sexy Fish

The clue is in the name: it’s sexy and the fish is epic. There’s a waterfall, 20 insane Frank Gehry fish lamps swim above the bar, and if you can get into the private dining room you’ll be surrounded by floor to ceiling aquariums. The food is fish based, obvs; we stuck to the sashimi which was delicious, but whatever you do -don’t neglect the tuna belly tartare. Make sure you find Xavier at the bar, he’s as hot as he is French and he makes some of the best cocktails in town.

Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BR

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Park Chinois £££ Travel to a land where contemporary Chinese meets French Rococo meets 1950s New York. And at 15,200 square feet with the ability to accommodate up to 350, it is glorious and epic. BarChick’s still salivating over the Peking duck, caviar, soft shell crab, Angus beef short ribs and the like; it’s everything that decadence strives to be and beyond. 17 Berkeley St, London W1J 8EA Hakkasan Mayfair £££ Not only are these guys insanely good chefs, they’re clever too, and have opened up in Hedgefunder’s heaven in Mayfair. The sexy dark styling is set over two floors, the bar on the ground floor and the restaurant below. Food wise we're talking dim sum and beautifully delicate squid, the vegetarian chicken is the wild card, and boy does it work. The cocktail list is interesting; long and with plenty of Asian influences, such as Lychee Martinis and Saki-tinis, but stick to the classics and you will be just as satisfied. 17 Bruton Street, London, W1J 6QB Goodman, Mayfair £££ This place is one sexy steak house. The meat here is some of London’s finest, take your pick from the menu and don’t miss the specials board filled with cuts that are fresh from their ageing room. If you're out to blow some serious cash, kick off with a Japanese Wagu (£40) starter or a serious steak for mains. 24-26 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1QH

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Ciao Bella With the busy bustling atmosphere of a genuine Italian restaurant, it's got the real deal food, waiters, and delicious wine too boot. The prices are very friendly (around £10 a dish) and you might even catch Hugh Grant here (he's a bit of a regular, shhh). We love that you can sit al fesco outside, with heaters to keep you all warm. 86-90 Lamb's Conduit St, WC1N 3LZ" ["post_title"]=> string(49) "The Best Restaurants For Groups In Central London" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(47) "best-group-dining-restaurants-in-central-london" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-11-08 10:49:51" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-11-08 10:49:51" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=59274" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } } ["post_count"]=> int(1) ["current_post"]=> int(-1) ["in_the_loop"]=> bool(false) ["post"]=> object(WP_Post)#1118 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(59274) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-09-27 17:03:47" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-09-27 16:03:47" ["post_content"]=> string(26264) "If you're looking for a top notch feast with a crowd, this list has central London covered. Message BarChick or chat to us on our new discovery and bookings app and we'll get your table sorted. You're so welcome.

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Blacklock  ££ We love a good brothel turned bar and Blacklock is no exception. Chops are their speciality, cooked on a grill that the guys made themselves and scorched with 1800 hot vintage irons that were made in a foundry in the Deep South called Blacklock. Set up by a guy who learned his sh*t at Hawksmoor- you know it's gunna be good stuff. Plus you can go 'all in' when you're rolling with a group which means for £20 a head you'll get all the meat and a side each. WIN. With cocktails for a fiver it feels like the good old days; Grandma’s Spiked Lemonade has a deceivingly alcoholic kick and the Nettle Gimlet was a winner. 24 Great Windmill Street, London W1D 7LG blacklock Hix Soho ££ It's gotta be Mark's place for a slap up feast of British grub. Upgrade your Christmas meal and get a frickin' suckling pig for £60 per head - there's also a goose or oyster feast, if that's more your style. You can book a table for up to 10 people, and the place is also available for full-on private hire - ask BarChick and she'll sort it baby. Don't forget to head down to Mark's cool little boozer downstairs, it’s all comfy, sorta clubby, loungy with big sofas and cracking cocktails - try The Stiff Upper Lip with Green pea infused Beefeater Gin and smacked mint. Pow. 66-70 Brewer Street, London, W1F 9UP Social Eating House  £££ James Atherton (Gordon Ramsay's protégé) is behind this place so you know you can expect good things. It's on the pricier side, around £60 per head before booze, but you can be certain it'll be worth it. Make sure you make a trip downstairs to check out their awesome secret bar, Blind Pig, afterwards. 58-59 Poland Street, London W1F 7NS pollen-street Zelman Meats ££ Misha Zelman is the man behind Burger and Lobster, Beast, and Goodman’s, so when the guy puts his surname on his next venture you know he means business. It’s all sexy red leather, good lighting, locally sourced art and a Soho legends curated playlist. There’s no set menu but a regularly rotating menu board of 2 or 3 different cuts of meat; we’re all about the short ribs, holy f*ck oysters. The good stuff comes on tap; two beers, two vermouths, two wines, but the thing that got us excited was the Japanese whiskey and soda – on tap! Genius. 2 St Anne’s Court, London W1F 0AZ zelman-meats La Bodega Negra £££ The restaurant is accessed through a sex shop around the corner, that will confuse your colleagues alright! Down here you can more than drink yourself happy with their huge selection of tequila. Food wise, it’s all about Mexican. Say yesss to the tacos and wash it all down with a few hibiscus Margaritas. 16 Moor Street, London, W1D 5NH Bocca Di Lupo £ Italian cooking at its very best: from raw sea bream and slow roast duck to risotto with Prosecco and oysters, they’ve got it handled. Their private and beautiful Remus Room can seat 12 to 32 for lunch or dinner, so no need to worry about space. 12 Archer Street, London W1D 7BB Yauatcha £££ This place is a Mecca for dim sum and it’s also very sexy, with its dark wood paneling and sultry ambience. Head to the bar at the back because, no matter how good the food, the cocktails are pretty special too. Drink the Lamachee Martini, made with Belvedere Vodka and plum wine - it’s a little bit of heaven in a glass. 15-17 Broadwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0DL DIMSUM..YAUATCHA Blacks £££ BarChick’s favourite place to private dine. It’s huge, we’re talking the 4 floored almost haunted looking townhouse you wish you owned. ON the first floor dining room it’s all light flooded windows, dark grey walls, perfectly laid tables and a killer food menu. There are also private rooms you can hire as well as secret hideaways. It’s two courses for £40, three for £45, with a glass of sparkling on arrival. Pow 67 Dean St, London W1D 4QH Duck and Rice ££ Probably the poshest pub in town, the clue’s in the 6 massive shiny barrels that greet you when you enter off Berwick street. Welcome to Alan Yau’s (Hakkasan, Yauatcha, Busabai etc) first “Chinese pub” concept bar - our verdict? It’s working. There’s an epic restaurant upstairs where you can chow down on sexy versions of Chinese classics. 90 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0QB

Bentley's Bar & Grill

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A proper piece of London history right here, this place has been serving up fish and chips to shoppers for over 100 years. Come here for fresh oysters, grilled fish and steaks from around the British & Irish Isles - you know it's gunna be good, 'cos Michelin starred Chef Richard Corrigan has taken the place over for the past decade. Grab a few juicy molluscs at the oyster bar, tuck into some lobster spaghetti, or go for the fish pie if that's your vibe.

11-15 Swallow Street, W1B 4DG

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Social Wine & Tapas ££ Jason Atherton - is there no stopping this guy? The first floor is all pimped tapas bar and split levels – perfect for people watching. Booze wise, it's all about rare and fine wines sourced from around the world. Great for an informal dinner, with epic bites. If there's a few of you, best to book one of the private rooms, which can get up to eight of you in there. 39 James Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 1DL Ham Yard Hotel £££ For a smart, cool restaurant vibes that will suit a varied crowd, this could be the one. Big and airy with mismatched patterns, bright colours and funky chairs. It's a Med-style menu with fresh British produce. FYI - they've got a private cinema and bowling alley downstairs if you want to plan an awesome after dinner activity. 1 Ham Yard, London, W1D 7DT social-eating-house

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Hunter 486 ££ Located inside The Arch hotel, just off Oxford Street is this smart, meat-focussed restaurant. They’re big on their stone oven, yielding crispy, succulent results. Their three-course Festive menu is £35 per person. P.S lookout for Madonna, she lives at number 53! 50 Great Cumberland Pl, London W1H 7FD Pollen Street Social ££ This place has a reputation for its amazing food from chef Jason Atherton (Michelin * within his first year). Meat heads, this is the one, with British produce like Suckling pig from Cumbria and Buccleuch beef from Dumfries and Galloway. Although veggies dishes aren't a   throwaway thought, with a full meat-free menu. Baked aubergine with miso & espelette pepper - yes please. Make sure you check out the bar too - just as impressive with all sorts going on. W1S 1NQ Little Social £-£££ Sitting pretty, opposite its big sis venue Pollen Street is this cute little place from Mr Atherton (will he ever stop opening hot new venues?) You don't even have to break the bank to try the chef's delish menu, with a pre-theatre menu starting at £21. Score. Or if you work in the city (or just got lucky on the premium bonds), then get stuck into the A La Carte - BarChick's got her eye on the Raw Isle of Mull scallops, and that's just for starters. It may have 'little' in the name, but they can still fit in a crowd of 20. Message us and we'll book you in. 5 Pollen Street, W1S 1NE pollen-street-social Riding House Cafe ££ The room is all retro orange booths, reclaimed furniture, wood panelled walls and stuffed squirrel light fixtures. It’s a bit like a sexed-up ski lodge. The creativity ain’t just in the decor - they do beautiful food plates - go for full-on dinner plates (they have pretty much every type of cuisine on here, from burgers, to tagines to steak), or snack on tapas bits if you want a more relaxed dinner party vibe. They also have an impressive amount of beers, wines and ciders, plus the cocktails are great (or they wouldn't get a look in). 43-51 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7PQ Dean Street Townhouse £££ From the Soho House Group, so you know it's gonna be something pretty spesh, and it is - set in a Georgian townhouse from the 1730s - it's like you've time travelled. Food wise, game is big here, so get a bird in. Book the Snug, a lil' room that can fit 14 people (lives up to its name). And just make sure you head to the bar after dinner, it’s all dark wood and red leather, with a big long bar you can sit at. They have plenty of cocktails to choose from, but ask the barman to shake you something special and you might be better off. P.S If you're freestyling and end up hitting the restaurant after 11pm and if they’ve got a free room, it's all your for 50 quid. Winner. 69-71 Dean Street, London, W1D 3SE dean_street The Ivy ££££ Going all out? This is your place. There’s a private dining room (which seats up to 60). Envision a room of harlequin stained glass, oak panelling, handwoven camouflage carpet and a bespoke bar and there’s your very lavish abode for the night. The menu will be whatever suits your personal taste (within reason, that is) and the music will come in the form of a baby grand piano, jazz trio or string quartet. Fancy. 1-5 West St, London WC2H 9NQ ivynew

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House of Ho ££ Set up shop in a 6,000 square foot 4-storey townhouse, offering a Vietnamese take on a bygone colonial era. Expect dishes such as pork grilled on lemongrass skewers served with caramel sauce, massive prawns in flaming hot pots and (best of all) slow cooked kobe beef pho. It’s insane. Think marble tables, open kitchens and peeps who are willing to shell out £40 for a main. Don’t let that put you off ‘cos they’ve got snacks, dim sum and bottles of wine that'll sort even penny pinchers with a full belly and a winey haze. The private dining rooms upstairs are seriously hot so if you’re rolling with a crew make sure to book into one. Meet BarChick in the secret wine room on the 1st floor. 1 Percy Street, London W1T 1DB    

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Flesh and Buns ££ Head downstairs to this delicious low-lit cave of messy meaty shares plates, soft bao buns and killer cocktails. If you're in a crew, grab a booth. In a four, a round table is perfect for sharing and very sociable. Or make friends on the long feasting table. 41 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LX flesh-and-buns-london-long-table Balthazar ££ The London edition of NYC’s legendary French/American brasserie. Over this side of the pond, the drinks are far from plain. It’s a collection of classic drinks with French twists, epic bellins and bloody marys and a load of champagne to choose from. Now onto the food, all the New York favourites are there and are executed perfectly. French Onion Soup, Steak Frites, the Frisee Egg Salad and the Chicken Paillard will not disappoint, in fact little will here. They even kept the bathroom attendant to make you feel at home. 4-6 Russell St, WC2E 7BN Smith & Wollonksy ££ 3 smart private dining rooms are in this American steakhouse transplant and all will make you feel like you’re a f*cking hero or in a Scorcese film. Check out the beef-heavy Christmas menu, with three courses for £58.  The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam St, London WC2N 6HT

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Coya ££ Go Latin American baby this Christmas. Head downstairs towards the authentic Latin music into the dimly lit room with bright turquoise walls, long marble tables and grand gold details. Going all out?  Nab the Chef’s table - a swanky private room out the back for 12 people. Swanky. 118 Piccadilly, London W1J 7NW coya-bar Roka £££ Looking for cocktails, sashimi and the best tempura prawns BarChick has ever tasted? Course you are. Set back from the craziness of Oxford Street is where you’ll find Roka and a vast collection of Japan’s finest whisky. In a group, go for one of the tables and get a face-full of the delicious food. We recommend watching the chefs do their thing at the seats around the robata grill. North Audley Street, London, W1K 6WW Kitty Fisher's Named after the infamous 18th Century courtesan, slip into a velvet bench and get ready to time travel. The menu is all about French/British classics, like Grilled Langoustines, Lardo & Rosemary or Grilled Strawberries, Crumble & Clotted Cream Ice Cream for dessert. Closed on Sundays, hollar at BarChick and we'll book you in. 10 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London, W1J 7QF Gymkhana £££ Inspired by the Colonial Indian gymkhana clubs, where members of high society came to socialise, dine, drink and play sport, it oozes elegance and temptation. If you’re hungry you’ll get a pretty badass Indian, Rick Stein said it was “the best he’s had in London”, if it’s good enough for him it’s do for us. 42 Albemarle Street, W1S 4JH gymkana Fera, Claridges £££ Fera lives up to its name (means wild in Latin), and that's what it's all about here, with an organic-focussed menu of foraged wild bits and meats from carefully picked, British suppliers. The decor matches plates, with natural greens and a tree winding out from the middle of the room. You won't be stuck for talking points here.

Claridge's, Brook Street, W1K 4HR

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Corrigan's Mayfair If you're looking for the best of British game and seafood, then look no further. Boasting a bevvy of awards, there aren’t many places as civilised, and that demonstrate such fine food and service, as Mr Corrigan’s establishments. There's four snazzy private dining rooms too if you're planning a posh birthday or epic Christmas dinner. Festive menus start at £50 per person. 28 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 7EH corrigans-mayfair

Bellamy's

This Franco Belgian restaurant is a rare laid-back affair amongst the swankiness of many Mayfair joints. Catering for all budgets, you can hit up the oyster bar or get involved in the weekly table d’hôte menu (£24.75 for three courses). Booze wise, we're talking 100% French wines, from Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone. Apparently The Queen's been here too - so if it's good enough for Vic, it deffo good enough for BarChick.

18a Bruton Place, W1J 6LY

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Kurobuta ££ Some say it’s Japanese pub vibes, we say it’s laid back dining with tons of sake and killer food. The staff all know their sh*t. Behind the food menu is Scott Hallsworth, ex-head chef at Nobu, so come hungry. Divided into sushi, snacks, cold raw and Japanese junk food, there’s a lot to think about so take your time. The cocktails are awesome – light, fresh and all with an Asian twist, we loved the Sake Caipirinha with fresh lychees, limes, Meijou futsu shu and plum infused sake. 17-20 Kendal Street, London, W2 2AW kurobuta-london-interior-photo-credit-paul-clarke-photographer-www.paulclarke

Scott's

If you've got the budget, this legendary restaurant should be on your radar. From the crew behind J Sheekey, and more recently Sexy Fish, this place is all about the seafood - with the finest oysters, fish and crustacea, and allegedly the best caviar in town baby.

20 Mount Street, W1k 2He

Sexy Fish

The clue is in the name: it’s sexy and the fish is epic. There’s a waterfall, 20 insane Frank Gehry fish lamps swim above the bar, and if you can get into the private dining room you’ll be surrounded by floor to ceiling aquariums. The food is fish based, obvs; we stuck to the sashimi which was delicious, but whatever you do -don’t neglect the tuna belly tartare. Make sure you find Xavier at the bar, he’s as hot as he is French and he makes some of the best cocktails in town.

Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BR

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Park Chinois £££ Travel to a land where contemporary Chinese meets French Rococo meets 1950s New York. And at 15,200 square feet with the ability to accommodate up to 350, it is glorious and epic. BarChick’s still salivating over the Peking duck, caviar, soft shell crab, Angus beef short ribs and the like; it’s everything that decadence strives to be and beyond. 17 Berkeley St, London W1J 8EA Hakkasan Mayfair £££ Not only are these guys insanely good chefs, they’re clever too, and have opened up in Hedgefunder’s heaven in Mayfair. The sexy dark styling is set over two floors, the bar on the ground floor and the restaurant below. Food wise we're talking dim sum and beautifully delicate squid, the vegetarian chicken is the wild card, and boy does it work. The cocktail list is interesting; long and with plenty of Asian influences, such as Lychee Martinis and Saki-tinis, but stick to the classics and you will be just as satisfied. 17 Bruton Street, London, W1J 6QB Goodman, Mayfair £££ This place is one sexy steak house. The meat here is some of London’s finest, take your pick from the menu and don’t miss the specials board filled with cuts that are fresh from their ageing room. If you're out to blow some serious cash, kick off with a Japanese Wagu (£40) starter or a serious steak for mains. 24-26 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1QH

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Ciao Bella With the busy bustling atmosphere of a genuine Italian restaurant, it's got the real deal food, waiters, and delicious wine too boot. The prices are very friendly (around £10 a dish) and you might even catch Hugh Grant here (he's a bit of a regular, shhh). We love that you can sit al fesco outside, with heaters to keep you all warm. 86-90 Lamb's Conduit St, WC1N 3LZ" ["post_title"]=> string(49) "The Best Restaurants For Groups In Central London" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(47) "best-group-dining-restaurants-in-central-london" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-11-08 10:49:51" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-11-08 10:49:51" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=59274" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } ["comment_count"]=> int(0) ["current_comment"]=> int(-1) ["found_posts"]=> int(1) ["max_num_pages"]=> int(0) ["max_num_comment_pages"]=> int(0) ["is_single"]=> bool(true) ["is_preview"]=> bool(false) ["is_page"]=> bool(false) ["is_archive"]=> bool(false) ["is_date"]=> bool(false) ["is_year"]=> bool(false) ["is_month"]=> bool(false) ["is_day"]=> bool(false) ["is_time"]=> bool(false) ["is_author"]=> bool(false) ["is_category"]=> bool(false) ["is_tag"]=> bool(false) ["is_tax"]=> bool(false) ["is_search"]=> bool(false) ["is_feed"]=> bool(false) ["is_comment_feed"]=> bool(false) ["is_trackback"]=> bool(false) ["is_home"]=> bool(false) ["is_404"]=> bool(false) ["is_embed"]=> bool(false) ["is_paged"]=> bool(false) ["is_admin"]=> bool(false) ["is_attachment"]=> bool(false) ["is_singular"]=> bool(true) ["is_robots"]=> bool(false) ["is_posts_page"]=> bool(false) ["is_post_type_archive"]=> bool(false) ["query_vars_hash":"WP_Query":private]=> string(32) "4140a262743db172ddd273574980fe30" ["query_vars_changed":"WP_Query":private]=> bool(false) ["thumbnails_cached"]=> bool(false) ["stopwords":"WP_Query":private]=> NULL ["compat_fields":"WP_Query":private]=> array(2) { [0]=> string(15) "query_vars_hash" [1]=> string(18) "query_vars_changed" } ["compat_methods":"WP_Query":private]=> array(2) { [0]=> string(16) "init_query_flags" [1]=> string(15) "parse_tax_query" } }

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The Best Restaurants For Groups In Central London

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If you’re looking for a top notch feast with a crowd, this list has central London covered. Message BarChick or chat to us on our new discovery and bookings app and we’ll get your table sorted. You’re so welcome.

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Blacklock 

££

We love a good brothel turned bar and Blacklock is no exception. Chops are their speciality, cooked on a grill that the guys made themselves and scorched with 1800 hot vintage irons that were made in a foundry in the Deep South called Blacklock. Set up by a guy who learned his sh*t at Hawksmoor- you know it’s gunna be good stuff. Plus you can go ‘all in’ when you’re rolling with a group which means for £20 a head you’ll get all the meat and a side each. WIN. With cocktails for a fiver it feels like the good old days; Grandma’s Spiked Lemonade has a deceivingly alcoholic kick and the Nettle Gimlet was a winner.

24 Great Windmill Street, London W1D 7LG

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Hix Soho

££

It’s gotta be Mark’s place for a slap up feast of British grub. Upgrade your Christmas meal and get a frickin’ suckling pig for £60 per head – there’s also a goose or oyster feast, if that’s more your style. You can book a table for up to 10 people, and the place is also available for full-on private hire – ask BarChick and she’ll sort it baby. Don’t forget to head down to Mark’s cool little boozer downstairs, it’s all comfy, sorta clubby, loungy with big sofas and cracking cocktails – try The Stiff Upper Lip with Green pea infused Beefeater Gin and smacked mint. Pow.

66-70 Brewer Street, London, W1F 9UP

Social Eating House 

£££

James Atherton (Gordon Ramsay’s protégé) is behind this place so you know you can expect good things. It’s on the pricier side, around £60 per head before booze, but you can be certain it’ll be worth it. Make sure you make a trip downstairs to check out their awesome secret bar, Blind Pig, afterwards.

58-59 Poland Street, London W1F 7NS

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Zelman Meats

££

Misha Zelman is the man behind Burger and Lobster, Beast, and Goodman’s, so when the guy puts his surname on his next venture you know he means business. It’s all sexy red leather, good lighting, locally sourced art and a Soho legends curated playlist. There’s no set menu but a regularly rotating menu board of 2 or 3 different cuts of meat; we’re all about the short ribs, holy f*ck oysters. The good stuff comes on tap; two beers, two vermouths, two wines, but the thing that got us excited was the Japanese whiskey and soda – on tap! Genius.

2 St Anne’s Court, London W1F 0AZ

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La Bodega Negra

£££

The restaurant is accessed through a sex shop around the corner, that will confuse your colleagues alright! Down here you can more than drink yourself happy with their huge selection of tequila. Food wise, it’s all about Mexican. Say yesss to the tacos and wash it all down with a few hibiscus Margaritas.

16 Moor Street, London, W1D 5NH

Bocca Di Lupo

£

Italian cooking at its very best: from raw sea bream and slow roast duck to risotto with Prosecco and oysters, they’ve got it handled. Their private and beautiful Remus Room can seat 12 to 32 for lunch or dinner, so no need to worry about space.

12 Archer Street, London W1D 7BB

Yauatcha

£££

This place is a Mecca for dim sum and it’s also very sexy, with its dark wood paneling and sultry ambience. Head to the bar at the back because, no matter how good the food, the cocktails are pretty special too. Drink the Lamachee Martini, made with Belvedere Vodka and plum wine – it’s a little bit of heaven in a glass.

15-17 Broadwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0DL

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Blacks

£££

BarChick’s favourite place to private dine. It’s huge, we’re talking the 4 floored almost haunted looking townhouse you wish you owned. ON the first floor dining room it’s all light flooded windows, dark grey walls, perfectly laid tables and a killer food menu. There are also private rooms you can hire as well as secret hideaways. It’s two courses for £40, three for £45, with a glass of sparkling on arrival. Pow

67 Dean St, London W1D 4QH

Duck and Rice

££

Probably the poshest pub in town, the clue’s in the 6 massive shiny barrels that greet you when you enter off Berwick street. Welcome to Alan Yau’s (Hakkasan, Yauatcha, Busabai etc) first “Chinese pub” concept bar – our verdict? It’s working. There’s an epic restaurant upstairs where you can chow down on sexy versions of Chinese classics.

90 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0QB

Bentley’s Bar & Grill

££-£££

A proper piece of London history right here, this place has been serving up fish and chips to shoppers for over 100 years. Come here for fresh oysters, grilled fish and steaks from around the British & Irish Isles – you know it’s gunna be good, ‘cos Michelin starred Chef Richard Corrigan has taken the place over for the past decade. Grab a few juicy molluscs at the oyster bar, tuck into some lobster spaghetti, or go for the fish pie if that’s your vibe.

11-15 Swallow Street, W1B 4DG

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Social Wine & Tapas

££

Jason Atherton – is there no stopping this guy? The first floor is all pimped tapas bar and split levels – perfect for people watching. Booze wise, it’s all about rare and fine wines sourced from around the world. Great for an informal dinner, with epic bites. If there’s a few of you, best to book one of the private rooms, which can get up to eight of you in there.

39 James Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 1DL

Ham Yard Hotel

£££

For a smart, cool restaurant vibes that will suit a varied crowd, this could be the one. Big and airy with mismatched patterns, bright colours and funky chairs. It’s a Med-style menu with fresh British produce. FYI – they’ve got a private cinema and bowling alley downstairs if you want to plan an awesome after dinner activity.

1 Ham Yard, London, W1D 7DT

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Hunter 486

££

Located inside The Arch hotel, just off Oxford Street is this smart, meat-focussed restaurant. They’re big on their stone oven, yielding crispy, succulent results. Their three-course Festive menu is £35 per person. P.S lookout for Madonna, she lives at number 53!

50 Great Cumberland Pl, London W1H 7FD

Pollen Street Social

££

This place has a reputation for its amazing food from chef Jason Atherton (Michelin * within his first year). Meat heads, this is the one, with British produce like Suckling pig from Cumbria and Buccleuch beef from Dumfries and Galloway. Although veggies dishes aren’t a   throwaway thought, with a full meat-free menu. Baked aubergine with miso & espelette pepper – yes please. Make sure you check out the bar too – just as impressive with all sorts going on.

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Little Social

£-£££

Sitting pretty, opposite its big sis venue Pollen Street is this cute little place from Mr Atherton (will he ever stop opening hot new venues?) You don’t even have to break the bank to try the chef’s delish menu, with a pre-theatre menu starting at £21. Score. Or if you work in the city (or just got lucky on the premium bonds), then get stuck into the A La Carte – BarChick’s got her eye on the Raw Isle of Mull scallops, and that’s just for starters. It may have ‘little’ in the name, but they can still fit in a crowd of 20. Message us and we’ll book you in.

5 Pollen Street, W1S 1NE

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Riding House Cafe

££

The room is all retro orange booths, reclaimed furniture, wood panelled walls and stuffed squirrel light fixtures. It’s a bit like a sexed-up ski lodge. The creativity ain’t just in the decor – they do beautiful food plates – go for full-on dinner plates (they have pretty much every type of cuisine on here, from burgers, to tagines to steak), or snack on tapas bits if you want a more relaxed dinner party vibe. They also have an impressive amount of beers, wines and ciders, plus the cocktails are great (or they wouldn’t get a look in).

43-51 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7PQ

Dean Street Townhouse

£££

From the Soho House Group, so you know it’s gonna be something pretty spesh, and it is – set in a Georgian townhouse from the 1730s – it’s like you’ve time travelled. Food wise, game is big here, so get a bird in. Book the Snug, a lil’ room that can fit 14 people (lives up to its name). And just make sure you head to the bar after dinner, it’s all dark wood and red leather, with a big long bar you can sit at. They have plenty of cocktails to choose from, but ask the barman to shake you something special and you might be better off. P.S If you’re freestyling and end up hitting the restaurant after 11pm and if they’ve got a free room, it’s all your for 50 quid. Winner.

69-71 Dean Street, London, W1D 3SE

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The Ivy

££££

Going all out? This is your place. There’s a private dining room (which seats up to 60). Envision a room of harlequin stained glass, oak panelling, handwoven camouflage carpet and a bespoke bar and there’s your very lavish abode for the night. The menu will be whatever suits your personal taste (within reason, that is) and the music will come in the form of a baby grand piano, jazz trio or string quartet. Fancy.

1-5 West St, London WC2H 9NQ

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FITZROVIA

House of Ho

££

Set up shop in a 6,000 square foot 4-storey townhouse, offering a Vietnamese take on a bygone colonial era. Expect dishes such as pork grilled on lemongrass skewers served with caramel sauce, massive prawns in flaming hot pots and (best of all) slow cooked kobe beef pho. It’s insane. Think marble tables, open kitchens and peeps who are willing to shell out £40 for a main. Don’t let that put you off ‘cos they’ve got snacks, dim sum and bottles of wine that’ll sort even penny pinchers with a full belly and a winey haze. The private dining rooms upstairs are seriously hot so if you’re rolling with a crew make sure to book into one. Meet BarChick in the secret wine room on the 1st floor.

1 Percy Street, London W1T 1DB

 

 

COVENT GARDEN

Flesh and Buns

££

Head downstairs to this delicious low-lit cave of messy meaty shares plates, soft bao buns and killer cocktails. If you’re in a crew, grab a booth. In a four, a round table is perfect for sharing and very sociable. Or make friends on the long feasting table.

41 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LX

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Balthazar

££

The London edition of NYC’s legendary French/American brasserie. Over this side of the pond, the drinks are far from plain. It’s a collection of classic drinks with French twists, epic bellins and bloody marys and a load of champagne to choose from. Now onto the food, all the New York favourites are there and are executed perfectly. French Onion Soup, Steak Frites, the Frisee Egg Salad and the Chicken Paillard will not disappoint, in fact little will here. They even kept the bathroom attendant to make you feel at home.

4-6 Russell St, WC2E 7BN

Smith & Wollonksy

££

3 smart private dining rooms are in this American steakhouse transplant and all will make you feel like you’re a f*cking hero or in a Scorcese film. Check out the beef-heavy Christmas menu, with three courses for £58. 

The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam St, London WC2N 6HT

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Coya

££

Go Latin American baby this Christmas. Head downstairs towards the authentic Latin music into the dimly lit room with bright turquoise walls, long marble tables and grand gold details. Going all out?  Nab the Chef’s table – a swanky private room out the back for 12 people. Swanky.

118 Piccadilly, London W1J 7NW

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Roka

£££

Looking for cocktails, sashimi and the best tempura prawns BarChick has ever tasted? Course you are. Set back from the craziness of Oxford Street is where you’ll find Roka and a vast collection of Japan’s finest whisky. In a group, go for one of the tables and get a face-full of the delicious food. We recommend watching the chefs do their thing at the seats around the robata grill.

North Audley Street, London, W1K 6WW

Kitty Fisher’s

Named after the infamous 18th Century courtesan, slip into a velvet bench and get ready to time travel. The menu is all about French/British classics, like Grilled Langoustines, Lardo & Rosemary or Grilled Strawberries, Crumble & Clotted Cream Ice Cream for dessert. Closed on Sundays, hollar at BarChick and we’ll book you in.

10 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London, W1J 7QF

Gymkhana

£££

Inspired by the Colonial Indian gymkhana clubs, where members of high society came to socialise, dine, drink and play sport, it oozes elegance and temptation. If you’re hungry you’ll get a pretty badass Indian, Rick Stein said it was “the best he’s had in London”, if it’s good enough for him it’s do for us.

42 Albemarle Street, W1S 4JH

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Fera, Claridges

£££

Fera lives up to its name (means wild in Latin), and that’s what it’s all about here, with an organic-focussed menu of foraged wild bits and meats from carefully picked, British suppliers. The decor matches plates, with natural greens and a tree winding out from the middle of the room. You won’t be stuck for talking points here.

Claridge’s, Brook Street, W1K 4HR

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Corrigan’s Mayfair

If you’re looking for the best of British game and seafood, then look no further. Boasting a bevvy of awards, there aren’t many places as civilised, and that demonstrate such fine food and service, as Mr Corrigan’s establishments. There’s four snazzy private dining rooms too if you’re planning a posh birthday or epic Christmas dinner. Festive menus start at £50 per person.

28 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 7EH

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Bellamy’s

This Franco Belgian restaurant is a rare laid-back affair amongst the swankiness of many Mayfair joints. Catering for all budgets, you can hit up the oyster bar or get involved in the weekly table d’hôte menu (£24.75 for three courses). Booze wise, we’re talking 100% French wines, from Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone. Apparently The Queen’s been here too – so if it’s good enough for Vic, it deffo good enough for BarChick.

18a Bruton Place, W1J 6LY

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Kurobuta

££

Some say it’s Japanese pub vibes, we say it’s laid back dining with tons of sake and killer food. The staff all know their sh*t. Behind the food menu is Scott Hallsworth, ex-head chef at Nobu, so come hungry. Divided into sushi, snacks, cold raw and Japanese junk food, there’s a lot to think about so take your time. The cocktails are awesome – light, fresh and all with an Asian twist, we loved the Sake Caipirinha with fresh lychees, limes, Meijou futsu shu and plum infused sake.

17-20 Kendal Street, London, W2 2AW

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Scott’s

If you’ve got the budget, this legendary restaurant should be on your radar. From the crew behind J Sheekey, and more recently Sexy Fish, this place is all about the seafood – with the finest oysters, fish and crustacea, and allegedly the best caviar in town baby.

20 Mount Street, W1k 2He

Sexy Fish

The clue is in the name: it’s sexy and the fish is epic. There’s a waterfall, 20 insane Frank Gehry fish lamps swim above the bar, and if you can get into the private dining room you’ll be surrounded by floor to ceiling aquariums. The food is fish based, obvs; we stuck to the sashimi which was delicious, but whatever you do -don’t neglect the tuna belly tartare. Make sure you find Xavier at the bar, he’s as hot as he is French and he makes some of the best cocktails in town.

Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BR

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Park Chinois

£££

Travel to a land where contemporary Chinese meets French Rococo meets 1950s New York. And at 15,200 square feet with the ability to accommodate up to 350, it is glorious and epic. BarChick’s still salivating over the Peking duck, caviar, soft shell crab, Angus beef short ribs and the like; it’s everything that decadence strives to be and beyond.

17 Berkeley St, London W1J 8EA

Hakkasan Mayfair

£££

Not only are these guys insanely good chefs, they’re clever too, and have opened up in Hedgefunder’s heaven in Mayfair. The sexy dark styling is set over two floors, the bar on the ground floor and the restaurant below. Food wise we’re talking dim sum and beautifully delicate squid, the vegetarian chicken is the wild card, and boy does it work. The cocktail list is interesting; long and with plenty of Asian influences, such as Lychee Martinis and Saki-tinis, but stick to the classics and you will be just as satisfied.

17 Bruton Street, London, W1J 6QB

Goodman, Mayfair

£££

This place is one sexy steak house. The meat here is some of London’s finest, take your pick from the menu and don’t miss the specials board filled with cuts that are fresh from their ageing room. If you’re out to blow some serious cash, kick off with a Japanese Wagu (£40) starter or a serious steak for mains.

24-26 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1QH

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Ciao Bella

With the busy bustling atmosphere of a genuine Italian restaurant, it’s got the real deal food, waiters, and delicious wine too boot. The prices are very friendly (around £10 a dish) and you might even catch Hugh Grant here (he’s a bit of a regular, shhh). We love that you can sit al fesco outside, with heaters to keep you all warm.

86-90 Lamb’s Conduit St, WC1N 3LZ