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Groovy place for a b-day partin in Shoreditch/Clerkenwell?

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embarcadero1 May 10, 2008 03:08 PM

Looking for recommendations please - trying to organise a birthday party for about 40 people someplace with good food and drinks.

The idea is to have an extended cocktail party - with grazing opportunities, so small plates and great snacks would do just fine.

I was thinking of the Light Bar becasue they have a roof deck, but they won't allow private room hire on Fridays or Saturdays.

Any great ideas?

Thanks!

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    AgnesGooch May 11, 2008 04:06 AM

    Cantaloupe might fit the bill http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/restaurants/cantaloupe-bar-and-grill-review-9537.html

    Or Big Chill http://www.bigchill.net/bar.html

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      Nii May 12, 2008 06:11 AM

      Dusk bar in Farringdon/Clerkenwell is cool - nice drinks etc.
      There's a Moroccan place opposite Smithfields meat market I've heard good things about.

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        DollyDagger May 12, 2008 08:16 AM

        What about The Brickhouse? http://www.thebrickhouse.co.uk/

        I'm there on Thursday for a drinks and canapes thing so I can report back if you like the look of the place.

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          Hermano Primero May 12, 2008 09:58 AM

          Hello,

          You haven't mentioned a budget so I presume there isn't one - lucky you ;^)

          Bistrotheque might be a little further out than you want but it's always worth giving them a call because they might be able to suggest someone else. Ditto for Rochelle Canteen.

          Also I often see St John closed for private functions so they might also be worth a shot.

          http://www.bistrotheque.com/sub.php?ID=42

          http://www.arnoldandhenderson.com/index.php?section=3

          http://www.stjohnrestaurant.com/event_catering/

          PS Bistrotheque did a very nice guerilla resto thing a couple of Christmases ago so if you've got the space and money...

          http://www.doshermanos.co.uk/2006/12/...

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            Londoner27 May 21, 2008 10:32 AM

            I haven't been there myself but a friend had an anniversary thing at Cellar Gascon and liked the setting and nibbles. Check out http://www.clubgascon.com/cc_cellarmenu.php and http://www.clubgascon.com/cc_privatef....

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