Been tasked with the tricky job of finding (and booking) the work Christmas party this year? On the search for inspired festive menus? The festive pop-up of snow-covered pines, live music and fairy lights at The Winter Forest at Broadgate Circle and its next-door bars and restaurants has you covered.
Located next to Liverpool Street Station, Broadgate is famous for its mix of street food, cocktails, sharing plates, fine dining and foodie experiences. So read on to discover the perfect fit for you and your friends/team. Now all you need to do is email your colleagues for their Christmas menu choices (good luck with that...).
Indulge in a Lebanese feast at Comptoir
Lamb samboussek, stuffed vine leaves, aubergine with tahina… Inject some Middle Eastern vibes into your celebrations surrounded by the unique souk-inspired welcome of Comptoir Libanais. With vegan and veggie menus and drinks featuring wine and festive cocktails, this is a brilliant alternative to the traditional fare.
Available 18th November-24th December, £24.95pp.
Visit comptoirlibanais.com/christmas, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 020 7621 5727.
Embrace the extraordinary at The Botanist
The perfect space for parties is The Botanist bar, restaurant and cocktail lounge (no matter what your size) while its late-night venue, The Soda Bar, comes complete with DJs and film projector. From sitdown meals (braised short rib of British beef, fondant potato, roast celeriac, sprout tops, bone marrow and red wine sauce anyone?) to canapes (stuffed new potatoes, piquillo cream and basil purée as well as tiny sticky toffee puddings), they’ve got a range of menus to be explore here.
From now until Christmas.
Visit thebotanistbroadgate.com, email email@example.com or call on 020 3058 9888.
A bespoke Christmas at We Are Bar
This year immerse yourself in the spirit of Christmas at We Are Bar. For festive drinks and nibbles (and a handy heated outdoor area for 200), We Are Bar have a whole host of different menus and ideas – from Christmas buffets (mini Yorkshire pudding with turkey, butternut squash and parsnip crisps), Prosecco welcomes and drinks vouchers, it’s a clever location if you want to tailor your night out.
Available now and for New Year celebrations
Visit wearebar.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 020 7256 7279.
An elegant alternative at Grind Liverpool Street
Think more espresso martinis and less cold turkey… With a menu that features antipasti and prosecco on arrival, starters such as wild mushroom bruschetta, ricotta, rocket and mains that include Pork belly, dauphinoise, apple sauce, fennel and Roast butternut squash, tomato, feta, harissa, this is an escape from the nightmares of Christmas parties past. They also do a fine line in standing menus if your team likes things a little less formal.
Visit grind.co.uk/pages/christmas, email email@example.com or call on 020 3963 5414.
An Aussie welcome at Beany Green
Book a section or the whole shebang at Beany Green. With a heated outdoor section overlooking the festivities of The Winter Forest at Broadgate Circle, this is the perfect spot to eat, drink and be a little merry. With VIP standing menus featuring prosecco, craft beers and cocktails plus incredibly good bites and skewers, this is the fun way to kick off party season.
Visit daisygreenfood.com/christmas, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 3745 3591.
Festive films at Everyman Broadgate
Drinks, burgers and some films in the cosy and chic surroundings of Everyman Broadgate is an inspired alternative to the traditional Christmas outing. With cosy sofas or old-school cinema seating, enjoy drinks in the gorgeous bar either hired for your own private event or as part of the cinema’s festive calendar.
Visit everymancinema.com/broadgate, email email@example.com or call us on 020 3145 0502.
This Christmas, Broadgate is supporting mental health charity, Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest. From providing advice and empowering anyone with a mental health problem to running local drop-in centres, crisis helplines and supporting education, employment and housing, Mind’s work is vital. Find out more about the charity here and donate here.
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