Private Events

For all enquiries and events please contact Laura Bott on 020 7553 9844 or Laura will be happy to talk to you about the range of options and talk you through the booking process. If you would like a face-to-face meeting do give her a call or email first, especially during the busy run up to Christmas. 

We have many spaces across St. John which can cater for a wide variety of events, weddings, restaurants, book launches, private dining, meetings, film shoots, private parties, drinks receptions, seminars, meetings and more. 

Venues and Spaces

Private Dining Room, Smithfield:

The Private Dining room, which was once a former loading bay, is a perfect venue for private dining up to 16 people. The room has also been used for morning meetings, photo shoots and filming in its time.

Restaurant, Bread and Wine Spitalfields:

Our restaurant is available for exclusive use, with maximum capacity being 64. Our head chef, Farokh, can create a bespoke menu especially tailored around our guest’s tastes. As usual we offer a ‘feasting’ style of dining - meaning we serve each dish on large platters brought to the table to encourage feasting and sharing. We have also been used for filming and photo shoots.

Bar, Smithfield:

The bar at St John Smithfield will hold a maximum of 80 guests standing. The area is more suited to casual buffet style affairs; best enjoyed with a whole suckling pig as the centrepiece, which for £450 will fill 70 generous buns. The bar function menu changes with the seasons, it’s as versatile as the space is so can be tailored to perfectly suit your function. We don’t charge for exclusive use of the bar area, but do ask that a minimum spend on food and beverages is met.

Restaurant and Bar, Smithfield:

The entire restaurant and bar may be hired for a sit down meal for up to 120 guests, and for a more casual canapé based reception a maximum of 180 guests can be catered for. The combined bar and restaurant allows great flexibility for pre and post dinner drinks, the bar area can become a dance floor or for extra guests arriving later. This gives you an exclusive dining experience for either lunch or dinner and on the weekends. We’ve happily hosted wedding receptions, corporate parties, and events for galleries, artists, and other good food and wine people.


The entire restaurant is available for exclusive hire for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a maximum capacity of 28 guests for a sit down meal or 45 guests for a standing reception. Hire the space for breakfast and enjoy our famous Old Spot bacon sandwich alongside an array of freshly baked goodies. For lunch or dinner dine in feasting style from large sharing platters spread down the middle of the table.  

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