Pull up a chair at the chef’s table.
Our award-winning creative hub is home to a revolving line-up of unique and extraordinary experiences, from pioneering guest chef residencies to unforgettable workshops, exhibitions and events. Our Christmas offering is no different….
In addition to some of the most spectacular food you’ll find in the city this winter, made with love using sustainable produce from around the British Isles, this year we’re giving you the chance to immerse yourself in the craft, the theatre and the magic of our critically acclaimed open kitchen, placing you – our guests – at the heart of the action.
Add to that stylish surroundings, exquisite attention to detail and an unfailingly warm and friendly approach, and you have all the ingredients for a truly epic experience. We wouldn’t settle for a standard office Christmas party, so why should you? Get in touch with our events team to find out more….
Prices starting from £45 per person.
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Food & Drink
As ever, we’re going all out this year with an imaginative seasonal menu that’s big on technique and even bigger on flavour.
Incorporating some rather fantastic ideas of our own with influences from our all-time favourite guest chefs, dishes like ‘Raw Cornish Scallop with Turnip, Green Almond and Gooseberries’ (a holy moly trinity of sweetness, acidity and crunch) and ‘Duck Ragù Open Raviolo with Parmesan Foam’ (best described as a magnificent DIY lasagne) are what this time of year should be all about.
Our most refined and decadent Christmas offering yet, this year is all about the joy of the finest British ingredients placed in the hands of a talented young team who count Michelin-starred restaurants like Kitchen Table, Clove Club and Fera among their alma maters.
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in the world’s best kitchens? Well now’s your chance to find out…
Chef’s tables are normally reserved for a handful of guests. We want everybody to enjoy the full theatrical experience, which is why we’re sending our chefs out into the throng to sauce, siphon and blowtorch their way from guest to guest, talking party-goers through each dish, where the ingredients come from, the techniques they’ve used and the inspiration behind the flavours… They will be aided and abetted by our magnificent front of house team, armed with a handpicked selection of killer wines from our favourite independent growers.
And that’s only the half of it. Add to that the chance to roll up your sleeves and take part in one of our hands-on workshops (choose from Christmas curing, wreath making, cocktail shaking and more), plus DJs, karaoke and your own personalised photo booth, and you have all the ingredients to take your party from ‘we won’t be forgetting that in a hurry’ to ‘Mind. Actually. Blown’.
Look and Feel
Carousel is so much more than a venue. Our stylish surroundings have been featured in design magazines like Dezeen and Wallpaper*, but we also have the tools and the know-how to produce spectacular events of all different shapes and sizes, all done in-house and to the highest standard, thoughtfully and creatively.
This year, we’re going for a stripped-back vibe that’s big on raw, elemental materials like wood, concrete and mild steel. Paired with flickering candles, plenty of foliage and gorgeous table dressings, the cosy, wintry feel will provide the perfect backdrop for the evening’s entertainment and the ideal canvas for our mouth-watering menus.
As well as being named one of the capital’s foremost Christmas party venues at the 2018 London Venue Awards, we also scooped ‘Best Venue Team’ at the 2018 Campaign Event Awards and – most recently – ‘Best Venue Team’ at the 2019 Hire Space Awards, something we’re incredibly proud of.
Our approach to events has always been, ‘would we want to come to this?’, and that philosophy informs the approach we take with our clients. We’re here to help you put on the best event possible, so why not make the whole booking process equally enjoyable too? From start to finish, your enquiry is in safe, friendly and super-organised hands. And there’s even lunch on us in our critically acclaimed restaurant if you go through with your booking.
Happy customers over the years include Manolo Blahnik, The Guardian, Barclays, Caprice Holdings, BCG, Alfred Dunhill, Orlebar Brown, Leiths, Twitter and The Roald Dahl Story Company, but it’s not just larger-scale work Christmas parties that we specialise in. With three unique spaces to choose from, plus a wide range of added, we can tailor our offering to groups of all different sizes: small and intimate, big and rowdy or any combination of the four.