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This crazy bar is putting on a kinky Fetish & Fantasy Halloween party - with a risqué cocktail menu and dominatrixes keeping the misbehaved in line. There'll also be live DJs, bongos and a rock star make-up artist.

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Saturday 29th October // 5pm-2am // Tickets: Free entry // Dress code: The scarier the better, there's a £100 bar tab goes to the best Kinky costume // Location: Three Six Six Battersea + Three Six Six Earlsfield

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3. Dark Circus Party

Thrown by one of our faves Bourne & Hollingsworth, this is set to be one hellofa Halloween party. This year it's no secret as to the location - a relief for BarChick, who last year found herself on a wild goose chase around King's Cross dressed as Black Swan.

Saturday 29th October // 9pm-3am // Tickets: ticketporte.com // Dress code:Do pull out all the stops 'cos everyone else sure will! // Location: The Grand Hall St Pancras, Euston Road, London, WC1

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Fire acts, crazy performances and all sorts of debauchery, that's what's going down at London Cabaret Club this Halloween. Come along at 8pm for a three-course dinner and smokin' cocktails brought straight to your table. Or rock up for the after party

28th-29th October // 8pm-3am // Tickets: thelondoncabaretclub.com // Dress code: Get on your finest Halloween wear// Location: Bloomsbury Ballroom, Victoria House, London, WC1B 4DA

5. Halloween at Sky Pod Bar - Sky Garden

Head up to the the 35th floor for a night of spookiness, with a side of vertigo. Come for live music from 9-piece band The Soul Jets, they'll be doing banging covers from the likes of Amy Winehouse to Basement Jaxx. There'll also be ghostly-themed cocktails and insane views of the city. If you're feeling plush, get a dining package, with a three-course meal and access to the party after.

Saturday 29th October // 6pm-3am // Tickets: eventbrite.co.uk // Dress code: It'd be rude not to go scary// Location: Sky Garden, 1 Sky Garden Walk, London, EC3M 8AF

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6. Percolate presents: Andromeda 54 If classic Halloween isn't your style, snap u some tickets to this space-themed rave with disco balls, laser shows - and Marabou state on the decks. Pull on those silver leggings, bulk order glitter and get ready to par-tay 'til 6am baby. Saturday 29th October // 9pm-6am // Tickets: Selling out FAST: residentadvisor.net // Dress code: Space themed // Location: 29 Great Suffolk St, Southwark, London SE1 0NS Keep a lookout on here as we'll be adding new events soon! 7. Simmons' Halloween Party Head to this bargain boozy party den for four days of Halloween mayhem. There'll be two cocktails for a tenner, and a room full of rowdy Londoners rockin' the fake blood. Come in fancy dress 'cos you get a free shot (your bedsheet'll do the trick).

Friday 28th- Sunday 31st October // Entry: Free

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8. The Mansion Halloween Ball This spooky ball is set in a secret location in front of a haunted graveyard in North West London. Expect live DJs, cage dancers, face painting and fire shows. There's music to suit everyone, from your cool electro sh*t, to Frank Sinatra renditions in the main lounge (if you're after a more chilled vibe). Saturday 29th October 2016 // 9pm-4am // Tickets: themansionlondon // Dress code: Come in costume or you're out // Location: Top secret baby mansion-london" ["post_title"]=> string(34) "8 best Halloween parties in 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(36) "the-best-halloween-parties-in-london" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-09-28 12:32:07" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-09-28 11:32:07" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=59310" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [1]=> object(WP_Post)#410 (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(25677) "If you're looking for a top notch feast with a crowd, this list has central London covered. Message BarChick and we'll book you in. You're so welcome.

PICADILLY CIRCUS

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

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 Yam 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

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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 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 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

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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 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 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

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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

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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 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

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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 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" ["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) "2016-09-27 17:11:56" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-09-27 16:11:56" ["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" } [2]=> object(WP_Post)#411 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(51490) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-09-20 11:42:45" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-09-20 10:42:45" ["post_content"]=> string(39590) "

The best things in life are done in private. Here's BarChick’s pick of the best places to dine behind closed doors. Want us to recommend the best places and get you booked in? Chat to us using the chat box in the bottom right or download our new app. It's free!

Wright Brothers, Soho Ever dreamt about eating your lobster in a giant lobster cage? Of course you have. The Cage is a semi-private dining room modelled on the lobster cages that the Wright brothers use on their own farm in Cornwall. There's room for 20 guests seated or 35 for a standing reception and signature dishes include king crab, Wagyu beef, grilled lobster and oysters served by the bucket load: natural, tempura or dressed. Get stuck into the cocktails then enjoy dinner with pairing wines.

13 Kingly Street, London W1B 5PW

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Sexy Fish

This bad boy's not only got Damien Hirst mermaids and Frank Gehry fishlamps, but two of the largest coral reef tanks in the world. It's also from the masterful team behind The Ivy, so you know it's gonna be epic. If you and 47 of your mates book The Coral Reef Room, you'll not only get to sit next to those massive tanks, but you'll get your own private bar, some of the freshest sashimi in town and access to the 3rd largest whisky collection in the world. BarChick'll be there until taxi time.

Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BR

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Duck and Waffle

Wanna get high with your mates? Then book the highest private dining room in London town. Minimum nine people, maximum 18, it's available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food and the cocktails are bang on and their signature dish is as good as the view.

Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY

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House of Ho Fitzrovia

Being the flagship, this place (of epic proportions) is more upmarket than their older outposts: think marble tables, French-colonial fittings, open kitchens and people who are willing to shell out £40 for a main. Don’t let that put you off though ‘cos they’ve got snacks, dim sum, small plates and bottles of wine that’ll give even the penny pinchers a full belly and a winey haze. If you're rolling with a crew, book one of the private dining rooms upstairs (Hanoi, Mirror Room and Ho Chi Minh) and do Vietnamese properly.

1 Percy St, London, Fitzrovia W1T 1DW

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Flora and fauna illustrations, exposed brick, wicked wine and succulent meat from a Josper is what you can expect from this new venture from the owners of Manicomio. The basement is where you'll find their private room of wine cages and moody lighting. Find 23 carnivores and get involved. BarChick is a sucker for their blood sausage gnudi, which is a total bucket list cert. 21 Artillery Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 7HA corvino2   Smith & Wollensky 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. Opt for The Theodore Roosevelt room (for 50 people) for a private bar and barman or the Liberty (for 25 people) or Churchill (for 28 people) rooms for more of an intimate setting. If you're absolutely minted, book 1 or 2 floors for private hire and go wild. Gilt mirrors, globe lightbulbs and mint green hues will be background to your Porterhouse steak gorging. The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6HT wollensky   Quo Vadis This is one of BarChick's favourite stained glass windows and pin-striped awning kind of hangouts. If you're looking to dine privately, you can't get much better than this. Everything is impeccable from the food and the drinks to the service. The Marx Room, The Leoni Room, The Snug and The Petting Room are all available for your private happiness.

26-29 Dean Street, London W1D 3LL

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Blixen

Clive Watson of Riding House Cafe is behind this brasserie, so it's already got a good track record. Think timeless brasserie of the grand cafe tradition with a voguish modern London twist. If you've ever fancied dining on international cuisine in a bank safe, this one's got your name on it.

Blixen 65A Brushfield Street, London E1 6AA

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The Club at The Punchbowl

The Punchbowl has seriously upped its dining game with the swanky new Art Deco restaurant upstairs, but it's the Club hidden above it where BarChick likes to entertain her finest friends. It's like a Victorian art collector’s dream up there; work your way around the room, have a drink with the mysterious faces staring back at you and then settle into a menu of culinary wonders. This is the kind of place you can really get stuck in for long whether it be lunch or dinner; go on and sink into a Chesterfield and make like you're lord of the manor.

41 Farm Street, London W1J 5RP

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Social Wine & Tapas

This is Jason Atherton's latest: an exclusive wine shop and tapas bar in Marylebone with private dining and wining available. On the top floor is the tasting room for, you guessed it, wine (which you're welcome to pair with tapas) and in the basement is a semi-private affair. Book for up to 8 in the former and 10 in the latter. Rare and fine wines have been sourced from all around the world just for you, so what are you waiting for?

39 James Street, London W1U 1EB 

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Percy & Founders

Arts & Crafts meets Art Deco in Percy's Den where you can conjoin forces with 23 others (if they prefer to be seated) or 34 others (if they're content to stand). There are 12 handmade tables sporting all sorts of primary colours, so feel free to muck around and arrange them in creative configurations before your rabbit terrine is served. There's also a bespoke wood and glass bar, drinks trolley with bar staff at the helm, 60" LED TV and surrealistic/retro-futuristic prints on the walls. This is the sort of place you rouge your lips or put on the skinny tie for.

1 Pearson Square, London W1T 3BF

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Le Pont de la Tour 

If you want epic riverside dining, this is the spot for you. BarChick opts for the wine cellar-cum-private dining room, but you can rent space in the main restaurant if vistas of the Thames is what you're after. The wine list is obviously mega and the food menu's up there with it; terrine of duck foie gras, raviolo of lobster, salads of golden beetroots and much more. Group capacity is 10-300 depending on which room/space you fancy.

36G Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE

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Big Easy Canary Wharf

Think 19th century shack and Bar.B.Q  joint of the American Gulf Coast meets West India Docks and there you are. Whack on a bib, clutch that cutlery for dear life and get ready to feast on some pulled pork, BBQ and outrageous lobster. Peace out small plates dining. Want more of a pull? There's a Rum Bar moored at all times with over 100 varieties, a killer cocktail menu and rum casks on tap. But you're here for some privacy. Book the Captain's Table dining room for you and 25 of your mates. It'll be epic.

Crossrail Place, London E14 

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Rules

We love Rules for its liveried doormen, its roaring log fire and the slab of Stilton that comes with your cocktail. As soon as you walk through the door you half expect to see some old literary hound propping up the bar, cigar in hand, but nowadays you're more likely to see BarChick. The John Betjeman Room accommodates 10 and the Grahame Greene Room seats 18. Bring along some T. S. Eliot poetry and measure your life with spoons of spirit.

34 - 35 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7LB

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Chutney Mary

They're the supposed spearheads of the contemporary Indian restaurant, so it's not only worth a visit for its food, but for its status as 'relic' cos it's been around since the 90s. Both the Club Room and the Crystal Room are awash with modern Indian decor; choose the former if you want to accommodate between 18 and 32 people seated (or 60 for a cocktail reception) and choose the latter if you have a smaller group of 10 to 16. Don't leave without trying their Tandoori lobster marinated in lime, ginger and kashmiri chili as it's absolutely killing.

73 St. James's Street, London SW1A 1PH

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The Rib Room

It’s a bit dated, but it’s a good place for a Knightsbridge pit-stop if you're an old crooner with a troop of nieces in tow. They've got three private dining rooms so take your pick. The first seats 10, the second seats 14 and has its own private smoking terrace (perfect for chainers), and the last seats 20 and has no windows which is perfect for… private affairs. All offer à la carte or set menu.

Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, Cadogan Place, London SW1X 9PY

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Coya

The place to go for some good ol' people watching, you might not know that Coya has a banging private dining room for up to 12 guests. Not only are the walls are covered in bright murals by a Brazilian graffiti artist, you get an awesome view straight into the kitchen. They're also serving up George Clooney's small-batch tequila range, Casamigos - only in this room, people. Grab your mates and get your VIP on.

118 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NW

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Boisdale - Canary Wharf

Filled to the brim with suits wining and dining their clients, it's old school and it works well. If you really want to go to town then take things up a level to their second floor private dining room, The Gallery Room, which boasts amazing views across the City, capacity for 20 - 40 guests and private dining menus. All rooms are appropriately tartan, crimson and swanky so there's your holiday dining stress sorted and booted.

Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 4QT

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  The Wolseley The Wolseley is the ultimate restaurant with all its old school charm. The private dining room, which is discreetly placed at the top of a staircase, can seat up to 14 guests and it's impeccable. Breakfast, lunch, dinner? Not to fret: it lends itself to any occasion. Light spills in through the windows by day, and seductively lit candles give glow by night. Hello delicious sultry dining.

160 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EB

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The Ivy

This classic has been recently revamped and all heads are turning. Whilst the whole space has had an overhaul, we're most psyched about the private dining room (which seats up to 60) fashioned by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. 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 Street, London WC2H 9NQ

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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. Design your own menu or pick one of their Classic or Bocca menus which start at £40; from the first to the last morsel you'll be howling your appreciation.

12 Archer Street, London W1D 7BB

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  The Corinthia – The Northall This private dining room captures pinnacled decadence in all its reflective glory. With space for up to 30 guests, head chef Gary Hollihead has three Michelin stars in his portfolio so you know that every last one of you is going to be in food heaven. Menus start at £60 per person.

Corinthia, 10 Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5AE

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  The Delaunay The Delaunay is as slick as it is charming, and the menus are delicious and feature heavily with classic café dishes like moules frites and schnitzels. It has two private dining rooms that seat eight and 14 guests respectively (can be joined to seat 24). Clad in beautiful wood panelling with lots of original paintings on the walls, you'll feel well insulated and intimate.

55 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BB

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Pennethorne's Cafe Bar

Perfect if you fancy something tucked away from the madness that is Covent Garden. The Drawing Room, which is furnished with love seats and antique bronze mirrors, is ideal for the hosting of private drinks parties and intimate dinners of up to 40 for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The New Wing, Somerset House WC2R 1LA

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Portland Full marks from AA Gill and praise from a sizable portion of the BBC's workforce is not what makes Portland epic, but it certainly adds to its mystique. Their private room accommodates parties of 8 to 16 people and whilst the decor isn't super revolutionary in anyway, it's a brilliant and simple backdrop for what you'll be plated up: 5 shared 1st courses, Yorkshire beef, Denham Estate venison, Amalfi lemon curd and the like. 113 Great Portland Street, London W1W 6QQ portlandprivate Manicomio Manicomio's private dining room is where  you go if you want to dress to the nines and not be given to much sh*t about it. Cocktail receptions accommodate 30-60 people, so no need for the anxiety that inevitably arises from having to pick and choose between mates. There’s even a private courtyard in which to schmooze under the sun (fingers crossed) beforehand.

83 - 85 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY

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  Hawksmoor, Guildhall Hawksmoor Guildhall is at the steak-beating-heart of city life - it’s always heaving with suited and booted slickers. The decor is sexy (in an Oxford College kinda way) and has its own bar, so you can go hard all night long on Shaky Pete’s Ginger Brews. The private dining room seats up to 22 and their steak is the best in town.

10 Basinghall Street, London EC2V 5BQ

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  Zuma The Tosho Table seats up to 10 and has the buzz of the nearby sake bar; and the Kotatsu Room seats up to 14 with sunken tables sectioned off by open timberwork so you still feel part of the action. The food? Japanese izakaya and it delivers the goods; let's hope everyone else matches it.

5 Raphael Street, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DL

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  Modern Pantry White-washed, high-ceilinged, light-flooded space with simple ornamentation. BarChick loves it for its understated yet elegant decor as much as for its sherry and innovative approach to tapas. The Botanical Room seats up to 24 on a single table or larger groups of up to 40 on smaller tables. The Alphabeta Building, 14 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1AH modernpantry-1   34 – The Emin Room You'll find this private dining room (which is named after artist Tracey Emin) above Mayfair's 34. Expect it to be chock full of her iconic work, from bronzes and tapestries to paintings and neons. So if you're an art lover, this is where to brag about it to your friends with an 18 quid cocktail in hand. Charming. Available for up to 60 guests, set menus boasting modern British cooking start at £49. Even string quartets can be arranged as a nice counterpart to your interactive art and gastro experience. Let the madness begin.

34 Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 2HD

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  Bob Bob Ricard This private room has a Champagne button...need we go on? Bob Bob Ricard is the ultimate Russian playground: it's sealed with marble, it’s chock-full of Champagne and caviar is always on the menu. Attire? Fur and diamonds, naturally. The private room seats 14, and there's a minimum spend of £500, but with Champagne just a finger away, this shouldn't be a problem.

1 Upper St James Street, London W1F 9DF

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  China Tang at The Dorchester Where else can you go to the loo and listen to The Owl and The Pussycat? That's why we love it here. Not to mention the food and cocktails and the fact that it makes you feel like an emperor. Choose from one of their private rooms: Ping, Pang or Pong. They can accommodate 18 – 60 for a sumptuous Cantonese feast.

The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, London W1K 1QA

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  Tom's Kitchen Everybody knows Tom Aiken is a damn good cook. If you're planning an evening with a little more gravitas than a meal-deal at Nando’s (not that we don’t love a cheeky Nandos), book one of his private rooms in Chelsea or Canary Wharf. Chelsea can seat up to 40 and Canary Wharf can seat up to 24 suits. Settle in for modern British fare.

11 Westferry Circus, London E14 4HD // 27 Cale Street, London SW3 3QP

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  Barrafina Wanna get into this tapas party? There's a no reservations policy and the queues have got even longer since it got its Michelin Star, but we'll let you in on a little secret: they've got a private dining room that you can book in for over eight of you and your mates. Bring on the croquetas, pan con tomate and the razor clams.

10 Adelaide Street, London WC2N 4HZ

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  St John Smithfield This restaurant is frequently praised to the skies, and for very good reason at that. With simplistic ‘summer home’ decor, your palate is not at risk of being affected or offended, so you can bliss out on all fronts. Commandeer their private dining room for 18 or take over the whole bar area and order a suckling pig for 50 of your mates.

26 St John Street, London EC1M 4AY

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  10 Greek Street We dream about their food...especially that burrata. You can only book at lunchtime, so one way to guarantee getting in is to book their private room below the restaurant; it seats 12 and the delicious sharing menu (braised rabbit, chocolate tart, mmm) starts at £40 a head. What about alcohol, you ask? Wine is carefully picked, delicious and reasonable.

10 Greek Street, London, W1D 4DH

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  The Riding House Café Everything listed on the menu makes you instantly ravenous: beef wellington in truffle oil, chorizo hash browns and lobster lasagne to name a few. The private dining room boasts an original stable, so wear your breeches and embrace the equestrian vibes. 

43 – 51 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7PQ

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Beach Blanket Babylon If you wanna host a dinner where you dress as Marie Antoinette and encourage your guests to wear masks and feed each other seductively, this is the place. Choose from The Ballroom, The Chapel, The Crypt or The Drawing Room, all of which are conducive to debauchery. By the end of the night, you and your mates may more accurately resemble savage Hogarthian drunkards, but that’s totally cool because you won’t know the difference.  

45 Ledbury Road, London, W11 2AA

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  Le Coq BarChick stumbled upon Le Coq in Islington before a football game and had one of the best tasting chicken meals ever. But it was on the way to the loo that she spotted the private dining room and fell in love: it’s all sexy green walls, big oak table and lamps made from chicken egg pails in a glitter ball style alcove. It can fit around 14 mates/colleagues for no minimum spend or hire charge and the menu can be anything from classic rotisserie chicken (do it) to meat or fish. Or go get picky and create a completely bespoke menu with them... trust us, with food this good it will be worth every penny.

292-294 St Paul's Road, London N1 2LH

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  The Penthouse at The London Edition With a whole penthouse to play in, there's no end to your naughtiness; and with room for 20 of your mates and 360 degree views over the London rooftops, this is definitely a dinner that will wow your guests. The banqueting menus have been designed by the team behind Berners Tavern so you know it's going to be as delicious. Go on and take pudding in the bedroom, 'cos you can. There’s even a 24-hour multilingual secretarial staff available...Not sure what this entails exactly, but it sounds sophisticated and advantageous.     

10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP

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  The Games Room - The Zetter Townhouse The Games Room at the eclectic boutique hotel is where to play in style with your mates behind closed doors. They've got room for 50 if you’re sipping and 30 if you’re dining (hats off to the menus by Bruno Loubet), a ping pong table and a private outdoor courtyard for a breath of fresh air (or chaining).  When dinner's over, crank up the Sonos sound system.

49 - 50 St Johns Square, London EC1V 4JJ

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  Bunga Bunga Embrace the hip-gyrating Elvis and the naked aprons, because by the end of the evening you'll be snogging him and wearing one. Get 30 of your mental mates together, eat pizza, drink Colosseums and shout karaoke till they hear you on the KR.

37 Battersea Bridge Road, London, SW11 3BA

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68 and Boston - Downstairs is a hot wine bar. Upstairs is one of Soho's best cocktail bars. We're all about the Chorizo Old Fashioneds. Epic. 69 Colebrooke Row - Tony C’s original gangsta, this bar does classic in style. It only seats 35, but they’ve been known to seat even Keira Knightly on the stairs so you’ll be in with a shot ‘cos we’ve got your table sorted. Their legendary edible Bloody Mary that you shoot from an oyster shell… don’t ask, just try it. Z Bar Story - Under the arches of Peckham Rye station this car park/bar/cool hangout has a ridiculous cocktail list scribbled on the board and you can get two for £7 in happy hour. Boom. Bar Termini - The real Italian deal. Swing through aperitif style and stand at the bar for a £1 espresso or a pre-batched Negroni to perk you up before dinner. Beaufort Bar at The Savoy - Possibly the sexiest hotel bar in London which is dripping gold (£40Ks worth if you’re wondering). It’s glamorous - as should you be if you come in here. Do the Savoy double and pop into the American Bar for a booze history lesson whilst you're at it. Black Rock - There's a river of whiskey inside a giant oak tree. SERIOUSLY. This is one of the most epic bars BarChick's ever been to. The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch - If you love live music and wanna party in a private caravan inside a bar, this is your place.  The ribs are some of the best in London, the bourbon selection is banging and you're pretty much guaranteed to pull. Cahoots - It doesn't get more London than drinking in a tube carriage. Book into this once air raid shelter and you'll be transported, literally, to war-torn 1940’s London for some drinking on the ration. Callooh Callay - A bar inside a wardrobe never gets old. Get your Narnia freak on, drink colour changing cocktails and beg for an invite to the Jub Jub. Camden Town Brewery - Piss up in a brewery? Exactly. Cecil's - Chilled cocktails in the week and cabarets, stripping nuns and rumours of sex parties at the weekend. Come with an open mind and your most fun crew. Cellar Door - Drag Queens, snuff and a load of absinthe in an underground toilet by Somerset House... right. The Connaught - 'Cos sometimes you wanna go somewhere insanely beautiful, drink some of the best Martinis in town and play 'spot the hooker'. Cork & Bottle - An old school underground wine haven underneath the mayhem of Leicester Square, it's a sanctuary in these parts. Dandelyan - Never had plant haemoglobin or zedoary root in your cocktail? Now is your time.  The botanical menu’s here are world famous for a reason; they even suggest what time of day you should be drinking them plotted out on a graph. Discount Suit Company - One of the original secret bars, this wicked booze den is worth roaming around deserted Petticoat Lane market for. It's dark, dingy and very discreet, just how we like our bars. Come by on a Saturday night and you might just find us dancing on the tables to Motown. The Dolphin - No one has lived until they’ve woken up with the legendary dolphin stamp on their wrist. Anything goes, they play R Kelly’s Ignition every hour and the drinks are worryingly cheap. Just say yes. Duck & Waffle - 'Cos where else do you go at 4am for Champagne, crispy pigs ears and that epic waffle dish? The view is the best in London and it looks even better when you’re four Nutella Negronis in and the sun’s coming up. 2Q== Duke's - Home to Bond’s Vesper Martini, home to the coolest Martini trolley in town and home to Alessandro. Behave nicely and they’ll let you have more than one. Can you handle it? East London Liquor Company - Distillery, bar and bottle shop all in one, could this Mile End join get better? Plus grilled cheese toasties. Turns out it could. ECC - Dress up and get over the tw*tty French attitude on the door because London’s original Experimental Cocktail Club is sexy and slick throughout. Find the unmarked door in Chinatown and discover a little piece of Paris. Mais oui. Evans & Peel - Who doesn't love a bit or role-play and a good detective agency-cum-cocktail bar? Get past the (hot) detective to enjoy prohibition vibes and boozing out of paper bags. Original and surprisingly not gimmicky. Found - Shoreditch failsafe. Hidden behind velvet curtain underneath Casita is this perfect little bar. Oskar’s mixing up awesome cocktails while you fondle your date in the tucked away corner. Nice. Book through BarChick and you’ll be in for a kick-ass surprise too. Frank's - This bar atop a grotty carpark put Peckham on the map. Sure it's only open May - September but when it is embrace the queue and go soak up awesome London views with a cheap cocktail in hand. Franks.Rooftop_Cafe_Peckham_2010.Credit.Joao.Nauman Gerry's Club - This place is in fact run by a guy called Michael, not Gerry. The guy’s an *rsehole to everyone, you'll probably get into a fight, the drinks taste like sh*t - but everyone should have been (if you can get in). Just never go before 2am. The Gibson - It’s kind of like an Edwardian time-warp and legendary bartenders Marian (ex-Nightjar) and Rusty (ex-Connaught) know a thing or 50 about making perfect cocktails. Killer Martinis, fun smokin’ cocktails served up in crazy vessels, pickle snacks and the best service you can get, it’s legendary. We can book you the best seat in the house, sign up for BarChick Concierge online and message us. Gordon's Wine Bar - London’s oldest wine bar (cave). Worth the hype. Just go. You’ll see. Happiness Forgets - No pretence, just amazing cocktails in a basement in Hoxton Square. Book - its rep has spread far and wide so book it baby. Or just ask us to do it. Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar - The legendary Shakey Pete's Ginger Brew is reason enough... but the insane meaty snacks, popcorn infused rum Old Fashioneds and eye candy GB World Class winner Ali Reynolds will keep ya coming back for more. La Cabina - Open ‘til 5am, London’s latest happy hour from 11 ‘til midnight.. this Barcelona style dive bar rocks. Look out for the neon phonebox/tardis and you’re there, then message us for free for the secret code to get you down there. 9k= Ladies & Gentlemen - Responsible for putting Kentish Town on the cocktail map, plus no one ever gets bored of booze in an old victorian toilet in this city. Milk and Honey - Considered a Grandfather of the modern cocktail movement this speakeasy is kind of an institution. It’s probably the only ‘secret’ prohibition bar undiscovered tribes in the Amazon have heard of. Mr Foggs - Around the World in 80 Days fans get ready, cos Phileas Fogg is in town, as is his beautiful and extravagant bar. Get ready to explore – the walls are adorned with pictures of Fogg’s ancestors, animals he has hunted and souvenirs he’s picked up on his travels. Oh and the cocktails are BANG on too. Nightjar - World famous for its cocktails and with a waiting list to prove it. The garnishes turn their drinks into works of art worthy of a museum. Enjoy the live music and try to enjoy the drinks instead of Instagramming your night away. NOLA - A little slice of New Orleans hidden above a bar in Shoreditch. Live jazz 'n blues, killer bourbon stiff ones and smoking' like the fat cats of the east on an awesome cigar terrace. Oblix at The Shard - Because you're up The Shard & you don't have to pay big dollar for that killer view. Plus the drinks are damn delicious. Piano Works - Where else can you rock up to a gang of jazz musicians and ask them to play a rendition of Bieber at 3am? Exactly. The Pink Chihuahua at El Camion - This basement was run by the late ledge Dick Bradsell, cocktail rebel extraordinaire who invented the Espresso Martini, but it's the tequila and late night debauchery you’re here for: the end game for any Soho night out. Say BarChick sent you. Portobello Star - An awesome little gin joint run by bar wizard Jake Burger with a Ginstitute upstairs. Yup, you can get up there and make your own gin. Epic. Ridley Road Market Bar - All good vibes and awesome for a little dance and some market fresh fruit cocktails.You even might find some kind of leftover goat head on the street from the market that day. Win win. Sager & Wilde - It’s East, it’s cool, it’s always busy and they do wine like no other. Wine fans go get in line. image-2 Satan's Whiskers - Old school hip hop, some of the world's best bartenders and plenty of unusual taxidermy; never seen a dildo on a badger? Now’s your chance. Sexy Fish - Damien Hirst Mermaids, cocktails in treasure chests and an enormous indoor aquarium hiding in the private dining rooms. Blag your way in or get us to book you a table. Shoreditch Grind - Hot. Flat. White. Russian. Shoreditch House Rooftop - Even if you think it's full of tw*ts there's no arguing with pitchers by that pool. Now you just have to blag your way in. Shrub and Shutter - Anywhere that puts on Disney nights with cocktails outta genie lamps and glass slippers is a must for us. The cocktails are weird and wonderful and it's impossible to not have fun. Sketch - You're here for the egg pod loos. Best loos in London, hands down. Slim Jim's Liquor Store - Flash the bartender at this American dive bar and you get free booze. Or just whip off your underwear. Bras hang from the ceiling and the shots of bourbon flow. The Spaniards Inn - If you want a history lesson with your pint this boozer by Hampstead Heath is the place- it's one of London's oldest pubs and there's even an old toll gate outside. The Vault - Secret bar hidden behind a bookcase in London’s best whisky shop? Hell yeah. Date night nailed with killer whisky cocktails, Simo rockin’ the show and comfy leather couches to kick back on with Chester the resident dog. Woof. 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Looks like September's gunna to be a busy one.

1. Quo Vadis is having a makeover

Opens: 12th September Brothers Sam and Eddie Hart have given their legendary Soho joint a makeover. They're keeping the upper floors as members only: on the first floor there'll be an members only restaurant (where the long bar used to be) and on the second floor you'll find a new blue bar and the music will be strictly electro baby. But we're VERY excited for what's going on down on the ground... it'll be transformed back the original dining room it was back in the day where it'll host a new restaurant, baby. Here Head Chef Jeremy Lee will be dishing up an Autumnal menu, making the most of the Game season. Also later this year the epic Barrafina will be setting up shop at QV with a separate entrance. See you in there! Quo Vadis, 26-29 Dean Street, London, W1V 6LL 2.Tiger Dram This one's on the down-low yo, but head to 3/4 Battersea Rise and rub Buddha's belly - you'll find this secret curry and whiskey house. Think African/Indian-style dishes, paired with some top notch whiskeys. If you find yourself sitting near the 'Lucky Buddha' then you can roll the dice; 2x6’s your food's on the house! Opens: 6th September until Dec 2016 // Tuesday - Saturday 6pm to 11pm. No bookings - so get in line y'all. Cornish Tiger, 1, Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG 3. Burlock Open: NOW The guys behind BarChick faves Opium bar and 68 and Boston are bringing a new rum bar to Mayfair, and this one's gunna be mega. Here you'll find 200 different bottles of the stuff. There'll be a faux Havana style barber shop that doubles up as a drinking area, and of course loads of killer rum cocktails. If you're feeling brave, go for the grasshopper challenge: wash down a grasshopper (the Burlock mascot) with a shot of rum. We dare you. Get involved in the small plates too - they sound awesome - Brazilian Cheese Buns and Empanada’s (with curried lamb, sweet potato and more). Bring it on! 31 Duke Street, London W1U 1LG burlock london   4. Kisetsu  Open: NOW Jason Atherton blew everyone's mind with Sosharu so now he's putting a sexy new Japanese restaurant Kisetsu right inside it. Nice. Whereas Sosharu has a more relaxed vibe, Kisetsu is high-end, with top notch fine dining Japanese dishes. Concealed by a curtain, you’ll feel like you’re in on an exclusive lil’ secret. And with the kitchen smack bang in the middle of the place, the chef will be so close, you’ll be able to high five him from your seat. Turnmill Building, 63 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5NP kisetsu london 5. Three Sheets (currently Between The Sheets) Opens: 22nd September
Look out for this hot new Dalston bar, which sits subtly on Kingsland Road. Max Venning (previously ops manager at Tony Conigliaro's Drinks Factory) has teamed up with his bro to revamp the place. Since taking over a month ago they've been trading as it was, but they have new ideas so are going to reopen late September with a new name and throw in some killer cocktails to boot. It's going to be a low-key, relaxed affair - think neighbourhood bar vibe. There'll be Dalston-style exposed brick, with a contrasting long square marble bar. Drinks-wise, we're excited for the ‘French 75’ with Gin, Clarified lemon, Verjus, Moscato, Orange Flower, the whole drink will be carbonated then served it straight from a Champagne bottle.
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6. Kiln Opens: Sometime in September Get excited, 'cos the BBQ Thai legends at Smoking Goat are finally opening up another spot in Soho. It's still Thai, and there's still a lot of fire involved (their other place has a huge barbecue out the back). It'll be a short grill menu - with open kilns in the middle of the room. Can't wait! 58 Brewer Street, London W1F 9TL 7. Corals  Open: NOW Cocktail cool kid Sean Blake (of Sean’s Bar) hooks up with local hero Lerryns cafe, throws in lots of bottles of booze you haven't heard of yet, and POW, you've got a neighbourhood staple. Cocktails made using fruit fresh from the local stalls lead the way on the drinks list. Kick off with a bellini (yes really) – served long, packed full of fresh flat peach puree and best of all it’ll only set you back £6. 200 Rye Ln, London SE15 4UR Corals 8. Chick 'n' Sours, Seven Dials Opens: 20th September This solid BarChick fave is bringing its banging fried chicken and sexy sour cocktails to Soho. Expect all the classics - the Korean Fried Chicken Bun and THAT Szechuan Aubergine dish (it's a must-try). There'll also be hot new extras - we're excited for the Mexinese Nachos, a hot and spicy, gooey Mexican & Chinese mash up with spicy Szechuan ‘ragù’ and topped off with kimchi flavoured cheese sauce. YES. The house sour from Haggerston will be tweaked for this location, with blackberries instead of raspberries and finished off with Womersleys Farm’s Lavender, Lime & Black Pepper vinegar. Bring it on.. 1, Earlham St, Seven Dials, WC2 chick n sours 9. Dirty Bones, Shoreditch Opens: 7th September If you like a big fat sloppy burger, get excited 'cos Dirty Bones has headed east. You can expect the insane American-style dishes from Kensington and Soho (like that epic Mac 'n' Cheese burger). And to boot there's all those badass boozy cocktails (your Instagram will be all over them). But exclusive to Shoreditch is the 'Dirty Roast' every Sunday. Go for Brisket & Ox Cheek; Spiced Buttermilk Fried Chicken; or Beet & Portobello Melt, served with homemade gravy and all the trimmings. Thank god bikini season is over. Soft launch: (14th – 20th Sept) 25% off food. 10. MNKY HSE Opens: Sometime in September Popping up where Dover Street Restaurant & Jazz Bar once was (RIP) will be this hot new Latin American joint, with an upstairs bar/lounge and a downstairs restaurant. Here Pablo Peñalosa Nájera (from Four Seasons in Bogatà) makes his debut in London, heading up MNKY HSE's open kitchen. There's not much low-down on the food yet, but we can report it's gonna be a Mezcal-heavy drinks' list and some experimental creations too - POW. The guys say it's set to be a new late-night party place, with adjustable seats to clear back and international DJs - maybe see you on the dancefloor! 8-10 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4LQ 11. The Camden Assembly Opens: Mid-September There's a new music party place in Camden y'all. From the team behind XOYO, Phonox, The Jazz Café - so you know there's gunna be some hot acts. We're obviously psyched for the top notch D&B Soundsystem, but also 'cos burger legends Lucky Chip are setting up shop here too. See you in the front row! 49 Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AN 12. Farmopolis Opens: 20th September Booze and blooms on a jetty you say? BarChick's all over this new alfresco cafe/restaurant. Expect some very Insta-worthy opportunities - the guys behind design-focussed The Magazine restaurant and they're teaming up with the RHS, who have taken the floral displays from THAT flower show and dropped them here. There's a short but sweet cocktail food, and some wholesome, vegetable-heavy dishes on the menu. Grab your date and GO! 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Twisted Circus at Rumpus Room This sexy South Bank bar is being transformed into a hellish Big Top in the sky. Come for scandalous performance acts, dark tunes from live DJs and a solid 8+ crowd. There'll also be a make-up artist to help you get your Tim Burton on. Saturday 29th October // 8pm-3am // Tickets: Depend on package - £53.24 for Early Bird Entry, £100.72 for a pre-fixe dinner at Sea Containers and entry. Buy them at: eventbrite.co.uk // Location: 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD 2. Fetish & Fantasy ball at Three Six Six

This crazy bar is putting on a kinky Fetish & Fantasy Halloween party - with a risqué cocktail menu and dominatrixes keeping the misbehaved in line. There'll also be live DJs, bongos and a rock star make-up artist.

Date: Saturday 29th October:

Saturday 29th October // 5pm-2am // Tickets: Free entry // Dress code: The scarier the better, there's a £100 bar tab goes to the best Kinky costume // Location: Three Six Six Battersea + Three Six Six Earlsfield

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3. Dark Circus Party

Thrown by one of our faves Bourne & Hollingsworth, this is set to be one hellofa Halloween party. This year it's no secret as to the location - a relief for BarChick, who last year found herself on a wild goose chase around King's Cross dressed as Black Swan.

Saturday 29th October // 9pm-3am // Tickets: ticketporte.com // Dress code:Do pull out all the stops 'cos everyone else sure will! // Location: The Grand Hall St Pancras, Euston Road, London, WC1

dark-circus-party4. Sympathy for the Devil, The London Cabaret Club

Fire acts, crazy performances and all sorts of debauchery, that's what's going down at London Cabaret Club this Halloween. Come along at 8pm for a three-course dinner and smokin' cocktails brought straight to your table. Or rock up for the after party

28th-29th October // 8pm-3am // Tickets: thelondoncabaretclub.com // Dress code: Get on your finest Halloween wear// Location: Bloomsbury Ballroom, Victoria House, London, WC1B 4DA

5. Halloween at Sky Pod Bar - Sky Garden

Head up to the the 35th floor for a night of spookiness, with a side of vertigo. Come for live music from 9-piece band The Soul Jets, they'll be doing banging covers from the likes of Amy Winehouse to Basement Jaxx. There'll also be ghostly-themed cocktails and insane views of the city. If you're feeling plush, get a dining package, with a three-course meal and access to the party after.

Saturday 29th October // 6pm-3am // Tickets: eventbrite.co.uk // Dress code: It'd be rude not to go scary// Location: Sky Garden, 1 Sky Garden Walk, London, EC3M 8AF

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6. Percolate presents: Andromeda 54 If classic Halloween isn't your style, snap u some tickets to this space-themed rave with disco balls, laser shows - and Marabou state on the decks. Pull on those silver leggings, bulk order glitter and get ready to par-tay 'til 6am baby. Saturday 29th October // 9pm-6am // Tickets: Selling out FAST: residentadvisor.net // Dress code: Space themed // Location: 29 Great Suffolk St, Southwark, London SE1 0NS Keep a lookout on here as we'll be adding new events soon! 7. Simmons' Halloween Party Head to this bargain boozy party den for four days of Halloween mayhem. There'll be two cocktails for a tenner, and a room full of rowdy Londoners rockin' the fake blood. Come in fancy dress 'cos you get a free shot (your bedsheet'll do the trick).

Friday 28th- Sunday 31st October // Entry: Free

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Old Mary's

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24 Craven Terrace  London W2 3QH

Tel: +44 20 7262 5240

Opening hours

Weds & Thurs: 5pm - 11:30pm,
Fri & Sat: 5pm - midnight

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Barchick Says

Date Updated: 28/02/2013

Old Mary’s is everything you expect an underground speakeasy to be: sexy, sultry, imaginative and full of character. There’s no denying this place has been well thought out and as one of this area’s only offerings it really is a good find, tucked under some average Bayswater pub. Just don’t look at the Young’s sign on the way and if you do, try not to let it put you off, trust. With a maze of different rooms, wine cellars and dark corners this old candlelit dungeon is the perfect place to whisk your mistress away to (or take over a room and fill it with ya mates).

The cocktail menu is simple yet informative and the guys there are all about broadening their knowledge of cocktails so if you fancy it let them experiment, you won’t be dissapointed. The Espresso Martini was the perfect start to a long night propping up the bar and the yet-to-be-named cucumber and mint gin sour that came next was just what the doctor ordered. BarChick’s very handsome date was feeling courageous and went for a Tequila Old Fashioned – and yes it did make him happy (or was it the snogging?). Their focus is primarily on gin and we could see they’re putting together a nice little collection back there, the clue was in the Sipsmith. If you’re feeling peckish, don’t miss out on the Hot Dogs, they’re damn tasty and go hand in hand with a long night of boozing.


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