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Find Your Perfect Christmas Party Venue in Canary Wharf

23 August 2022
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A great venue is one of the keys to the perfect Christmas party, and thanks to the many excellent establishments in Canary Wharf, you don’t need to look very far to find one. Whatever the theme of your end-of-year event, there’s a venue to meet your needs on the Estate.

Take a closer look at:

  • Christmas party venues for foodies
  • Christmas party venues for cocktails, drinks, and party vibes
  • Christmas party venues for fun activities

Let’s explore what Canary Wharf has to offer.

Christmas Party Venues for Foodies

If you want to plan a Christmas party with a definite focus on fine food, look no further than these top restaurants in Canary Wharf.

Friendly and sophisticated, The Ivy in the Park is a fabulous venue for a Christmas party in Canary Wharf. The renowned restaurant spread over two floors in one of the estate’s most sustainable buildings offers modern British classics, Asian-inspired cuisine, and an array of vegetarian and vegan dishes. You can book a table in the main restaurant space, or you can book the private Butterfly Room which accommodates up to 24 guests at one long table, or up to 30 guests across three round tables of 10 each. When it comes to dining options, you can choose the restaurant’s regular menus or its special Christmas menu, which includes seasonal delights such as twice-baked stilton and walnut souffle, goose and turkey shepherd’s pie, chocolate bombe, and much more.

The Ivy in the Park

The Ivy in the Park, Canada Square Park

Billing its offering as ‘well-travelled food and drink,’ Caravan features dining characterised by global flavours in a relaxed setting. You can book the semi-private Maple Room for a seated dinner for up to 25 people or a standing event for up to 30 people. You also have the option of booking a table for up to 15 guests in the main restaurant. The restaurant is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and everything in between, so your Christmas party need not be an evening event.

If a botanical waterside Eden sounds like the ideal spot for your Christmas party, Pergola On The Wharf is the venue for you. The restaurant, which emphasises freshness, provenance, and seasonality, has a capacity of 700. This means that Pergola can cater for all Christmas festivities, from intimate dinners to big office parties. This year, the establishment’s festive season offering includes a variety of drinks packages and a three-course Christmas menu with traditional, modern, and vegan favourites.

Pergola On The Wharf

Pergola On The Wharf, Crossrail Place

Casual yet sophisticated, The Pearson Room boasts stunning views of Canada Square. If you’re planning a Christmas party in Canary Wharf with distinctly chic urban vibes and excellent food, The Pearson Room is a must. Exclusive venue hire accommodates up to 390 people standing, or up to 200 for a seated dining event with bespoke menus available on request. You also have the option of booking space for semi-private events (such as booking the restaurant but leaving the bar open to the public) or reserving an area within the restaurant, such as the balcony, semi-private dining room, or wine cellar.

One of the best venues for an evening Christmas party in Canary Wharf, Plateau has stunning views of the estate’s skyscrapers. The restaurant is famous for serving contemporary French cuisine and classic cocktails in the restaurant and on the heated terrace. Venue hire options include private dining, a private room, and exclusive hire of the whole venue.

Plateau Interior

Plateau Restaurant, Bar & Grill, 16-19 Canada Square

Six by Nico will be celebrating the festivities by serving up a 6-course tasting menu of mystery and intrigue with perfectly paired wine. Alternatively, guests can enjoy a selection of delectable canapés complemented by an array of yule-themed drinks. Offering a selection of curated dining experiences and Christmas packages, this venue caters to smaller or larger groups on request.

Six by Nico

Six by Nico, Chancellor Passage

One of Canary Wharf’s newest restaurants, M Restaurant is an award-winning grill complete with private dining rooms, a luxurious cocktail bar and an exclusive member’s club. The menu consists of high quality and ethically sourced ingredients prepared using a range of cooking techniques inspired by the elements of ice, smoke, wood and coal. Situated on the banks of both the River Thames and the waterways of Canary Wharf, guests can enjoy spectacular views of the iconic London skyline. The restaurant boasts three private dining rooms of varying capacity, so you are sure to find something perfect for your Christmas party!

Christmas Party Venues for Cocktails, Drinks, and Party Vibes

Gearing up for a Canary Wharf Christmas party where the fizz flows, cocktails are quaffed, and everyone has a rip-roaring good time? These venues are where you can make it happen.

Drake & Morgan’s The Parlour will deliver winter wonderland vibes this yuletide. Guests can dress to impress, enjoy indulgent Christmas menus, and drink their fill of festive cocktails. The menus include a three-course Christmas menu with all the seasonal favourites and the trimmings, and a festive bites and sharers menu. The spaces you can book for your event include the Cocktail Lounge (capacity of 38 seated and 125 standing), the Main Bar & Dining area (capacity of 75 seated and 250 standing), and the Terrace (capacity of 100 seated and 300 standing).

Molecular mixology, theatrical cocktails, and delectable dining in an otherworldly atmosphere are the order of the day – and night – at The Alchemist. This cocktail bar and restaurant in Canary Wharf is an ideal choice for your Christmas party if you want your guests to have cocktail-fuelled fun that will leave lasting memories. Drinks packages are available to make it easier to organise everyone’s first drink. If your party is larger than seven people, you’ll all need to choose up to three courses from the festive set menu. The Canary Wharf branch is the brand’s largest restaurant, spanning two floors and two outdoor terraces with views of the wharf and Reuters Plaza.

Looking for a modern take on traditional themes and indulgences in an informal atmosphere for your Christmas party venue in Canary Wharf? Rocket is where you’ll find it. The high-quality bar/restaurant is well-known for its fantastic wine list and fabulous range of cocktails. Throw in the drool-worthy Christmas menu, and you have a magical mix for the festive season. This year, Rocket offers a three-course Christmas set menu as well as festive buffets, canapes, and bowl food options.

An independent neighbourhood bar and restaurant with a contemporary look and feel, No35 Mackenzie Walk is a great option if you’re looking for a Christmas party venue that really lends itself to socialising with a cocktail in hand. The Home-From-Home festive menu features seasonal cocktails, traditional favourites with all the trimmings as well as vegetarian options. You’ll also find festive brunch options, if you want to organise your end-of-year event for earlier in the day.

The Lowback is Hawksmoor Wood Wharf’s 120-seat waterside bar and a gorgeous setting for a Christmas party in Canary Wharf. Inside, you’ll find a dark green marble floor, velvet booths, and a polished timber ceiling. Outside, the terrace offers breath-taking views across the water. In addition to a stunning setting in an eco-friendly floating pavilion, The Lowback has a truly impressive cocktail menu, and a great selection of wines, beers, ciders, and other beverages. The regular food menu delivers an elevated take on pub fare favourites, and any festive season offering is bound to be just as good.

Hawksmoor Wood Wharf

Hawksmoor Wood Wharf / The Lowback, Water Street

One of the best live music venues in not only Canary Wharf but all of London, Boisdale certainly delivers the right atmosphere for a fun-filled Christmas party. You can book tables in the main restaurant or one of the private dining rooms for your Christmas event. There’s also a heated outdoor garden terrace. You and your guests can sip on an excellent selection of cocktails or wines from an award-winning wine list and enjoy mouth-watering food options while bopping along to a band or sensational DJs.

Boisdale of Canary Wharf

Boisdale of Canary Wharf, Cabot Place

Christmas Party Venues for Fun Activities

If you want your Christmas party to be more than just a sit-down meal or finger food and cocktails, head to one of these Canary Wharf venues for fun activities.

Let the games begin! Book your Canary Wharf Christmas party at Electric Shuffle to add a healthy dose of entertainment to your year-end event. The venue’s friendly staff will ensure every detail is taken care of, from food and drinks packages to yuletide decorations. Your group of up to 32 people can eat, drink, be merry, and enjoy the classic shuffleboard experience in a semi-private playing area.

Electric Shuffle

Electric Shuffle, Cabot Square

If reimagined classic fairground games sound like they’d be just the ticket for your Christmas party, organise your event at Fairgame in Canary Wharf. You can choose from a variety of packages that include drinks, some of London’s best street food, semi-private or exclusively reserved areas, and up to 75 minutes of playing new editions of old-school favourites such as Roll-A-Ball Derby, Skeeball, Shoot the Clown, and Whac-A-Mole. It’ll be a Christmas party to remember!

Party in Canary Wharf this Christmas

With a stellar array of venues to cater for your every Christmas party need, Canary Wharf is the place to be this festive season. Find the perfect spot for your event this yuletide and enjoy a truly memorable occasion.

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