The Happenstance Bar & Restaurant is a contemporary, versatile and spacious party venue in Ludgate Hill, right in the heart of Central London and just a stone’s throw from the stunning backdrop that is St Paul’s Cathedral.
If you’re looking for a cost effective but stylish venue for your celebration, The Happenstance can offer you fantastic set menus, drinks lists, party packages and entertainment – all at great quality, and at almost unbelievable prices.
All menus change throughout the year because the chefs only use fresh, seasonal produce from various farms around London. Baked goods are sourced daily from The Flour Station, which is fast becoming one of Borough Market’s most successful food stalls, and meat comes from the award-winning Allens Butcher in Mayfair.
You can hire this entire venue exclusively for wedding receptions, parties and corporate events of 8 to 250 guests. The atmospheric lighting and cool, sophisticated décor of the venue immediately creates a high-end feel – and the service is second to none, so you can relax in the knowledge that your guests are well looked after by a professional and friendly staff.
For just £10 per person, you could offer platters of canapés consisting of mini beef burgers, chicken satay skewers, tomato & basil bruschetta, mini fish & chips and mini sugar doughnuts – while £14 a head will upgrade you to chicken satay, chicken in a basket (strips of breaded chicken with dips), prawn lollipops, mini lobster burgers and a range of homemade puddings.
For birthday celebrations, £25 per person can buy you a three-course meal, half a bottle of wine each a bottle of champagne for the table, a special gift for the host AND your very own homemade birthday cake! Considering that in most venues, £25 would buy you the drinks alone, this is fantastic value for money that simply can’t be beaten in this area of the city.
We at Function Fixers can arrange an official site visit to The Happenstance at any time that suits you, but if you’d like to call in to casually check the place out first, we thoroughly recommend that you call in (at any time) on Sundays for a Roast Dinner.
Several menu options are available, but to really get your money’s worth and are attending with 4 or 5 people, we suggest that you indulge in the Roast Chicken with all the trimmings. You’ll be presented with an entire roast chicken, carved and ready to be devoured by a pack of hungry humans, on an enormous platter and surrounded by every extra, luxury and treat that you could possibly imagine. The pigs in blankets are particularly good…
This venue always has a warm, welcoming feel during daylight hours and a vibrant, lively party atmosphere after dark – and you can also treat your guests to the kind of interactive entertainment that results in either eating or drinking…in other words, the best kind of entertainment you can offer. Mixology Classes may seem like a bit of an outdated activity nowadays, but The Happenstance’s class offers the chance to really get stuck in and learn more unusual recipes. £25 per person buys you a brilliant session with a charismatic (and often very good looking) professional mixologist, lasting an hour and resulting in perfectly mixed mayhem.
For something totally out of the ordinary, the Butchery Classes here are lead by truly talented chefs and guide you through the process of…well, butchering meat. It’s a lot more than it sounds, as what you’re really doing is chucking bits of meat in a frying pan or under a grill, and then eating them when they’re cooked properly – all under the watchful eye of a professional. An offensively large glass of wine for each person is included in your £25 price, and classes last an hour. You’ll be nearly full by the end of it though, so make sure you don’t follow up with a booking for a three course set menu!
Flambé Classes are a rare and really, really fun activity. Basically, you get to play with flames and frying pans for an hour, while learning about how to flambé your three-course meal – which you get to eat afterwards, obviously. A range of menus including gluten free, dairy free and non fat are available, and you can also work with the venue to create a bespoke list of dishes to create with your family and friends. As long as it can be set on fire and be edible afterwards, it’s fair game. As you can probably tell, this activity was definitely our favourite – and comes in at a modest £27.95.
To learn more about hosting your next event at The Happenstance Bar, call Function Fixers for more information or to arrange a site visit. Or, you can email us here with your numbers, budget and requirements to go ahead and book this brilliant venue straight away! Our service is 100% free of chare from start to finish, and our solid, long-standing relationship with this venue means that we’re able to pull strings others can’t. Find out how we operate here!
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