Get the party started!

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas at Broadgate. If you’re planning a party, here’s our round up of the best places to celebrate in style over the festive season.

Choose from Italian flavours or indulgent traditional meals, breakfast with bubbles or an evening on a winter terrace. Or why not host a private party at our ice rink?

Off like a rocket

They love a party at Rocket, a fun, vibrant venue that always attracts a lively after-work crowd. And if you fancy holding your Christmas shindig there, there are lots of extras on offer. In addition to tempting canapé and three-course Christmas menus, you can have photo booths, casino tables, vodka ice luges, chocolate fountains and themed games too. Plenty to give your party the wow factor.

Pure Italian flavours

How do you like the sound of carpaccio of beef, followed by roast sea bass and tiramisu? These are just some of the Italian specialities that Piccolino is offering on its new Christmas menu. Book tables in the main restaurant or choose the impressive private dining room on the mezzanine level, which overlooks the buzzy restaurant below and accommodates up to 24 guests seated or 40 standing.

Christmas all wrapped up

From the simple Christmas in a Nutshell package to a full seasonal Christmas menu, The White Horse in Exchange Square has been practicing for many moons to make your party a cracker. Crimbo cocktails and party treat sized canapés available too.

A Winter Oasis

Hidden away in the centre of London’s bustling Square Mile, step inside Gaucho Broadgate’s enchanted Chandon Winter Terrace. Nestle into warm blankets, luxuriously plush sofas and comforting hot water bottles. There’s also a dedicated hot cocktail list alongside the normal drinks offerings, including a hot chocolate with cognac and a fiery hot toddy made with Glenmorangie whiskey, lemon, honey, orange and cloves.

Indulgent food and wine

The stunning Salt Point Bar has a great position on Exchange Square and, as it’s part of the Davy’s group, it has a fabulous selection of wine to help you celebrate. They promise that whether you want a two or three course traditional Christmas lunch or dinner, a feast of festive delights or a magical morning of breakfast and bubbles, they can take care of it.

Relax, Italian style

Known for its relaxed, elegant style, Gatti’s on Finsbury Avenue is the perfect upmarket venue for your Christmas lunch or party. The menu features traditional Italian food, simply cooked, with a 21st century twist. This translates into a variety of mouth-watering canapé and lunch/dinner menus. Book a section of the main restaurant or the popular private dining room, which can accommodate up to eight people.

Christmas on ice

Or for something completely different, why not glide over to Broadgate’s magical ice rink and test your skating skills this winter? Book the rink for a private party for up to 180 people, get everyone to dress up in a winter wonderland theme, and enjoy some memorable moments on the ice. For private hire, email ice@broadgate.co.uk for prices and information. Smaller groups get a discount when they buy 10 tickets; the 11th person goes free.

Authentic street food

Food pioneers Sourced Market and BBQ experts Smokestak have joined forces to serve up authentic street food at The Tasting Room, our new pop-up rink-side bar and smokehouse. Sharing platters of wings, ribs and pulled pork sliders are perfect for parties, while the drinks menu features winter warmers and more for post-skate tipples.

Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh and Ice

Corney & Barrow in Exchange Square have handy Christmas entertainment packages to suit any budget – from Myrrh to Gold, your guests won’t be disappointed. C&B Exchange Square is nestled alongside the rink with a cosy heated outdoor terrace which is perfect for watching all the action on the ice. See their ice skating packages here. Join them for bubbly breakfasts and sit down dinners too.

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