Ground Floor at Ask for Janice

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50-52 Long Lane, Farringdon, London, EC1A 9EJ Show map
Barbican Station (250 yd)
Zac G.

Zac G.

About this space

Located on the ground floor directly opposite Smithfield Market. The glass fronted Ask for Janice bar is cool, laid back, urban industrial space with room for up to 100 of your bestest friends or colleagues.

The open plan kitchen serves a selection of finger food items perfect for sharing and nibbling while mingling the night away.

Bring your own music to jack into our system or apply for a late licence for parties to 2am.


Capacity

Standing
up to 100
Dining
up to 60

Event offers and packages

Christmas Party Offers

Minimum 10 people.
Our feasting meals are served family style to the middle of the table for everyone to share together.
Feasting Lunch
£25 per person
Lunch served 12 - 4 pm
£25 For 2 Courses
£30 For 3 Courses

You get all of the starters:
Labneh, smoked sea salt, pumpkin seed dukkah (gf)
Potted pork and rabbit, preserved red cabbage, sourdough crostini
Roast pumpkin, caramelised pear and pomegranate salad (vgn, gf)
Mr Choudhry's flatbreads

Then choose two mains for the table to share:
Stuffed kent Appledore turkey, garlic and rosemary duck fat roast Potatoes, Aleppo chilli parsnips, carrots, winter greens, preserved Cranberry stuffing, lashings of gravy
Hake fillet, Norfolk yellow pea dahl, cucumber yoghurt, Pickled sea vegetables (gf)
Pot roasted ox cheek, black limes, kohlrabi, Dorset yoghurt, Crispy onions
Roasted aubergines, spiced jackfruit, crisp kale, Jerusalem artichoke, Pickled walnut relish (vgn, gf)
Mushroom and spinach wellington, braised leeks, greens, Vegan gravy (vgn)

Lastly, choose 2 sharing desserts:
Clementine and pomegranate molasses cake (vgn, gf)
Yorkshire profiteroles, whiskey cream, caramelised hazelnuts, chocolate sauce
House mince pies, brandy butter
Vegan meringue, rumptof fruits
Feasting Dinner
£30 per person
Dinner served from 6 pm
£30 For 2 Courses
£35 For 3 Courses

You get all of the starters:
Labneh, smoked sea salt, pumpkin seed dukkah (gf)
Potted pork and rabbit, preserved red cabbage, sourdough crostini
Roast pumpkin, caramelised pear and pomegranate salad (vgn, gf)
Mr Choudhry's flatbreads

Then choose two mains for the table to share:
Stuffed kent Appledore turkey, garlic and rosemary duck fat roast Potatoes, Aleppo chilli parsnips, carrots, winter greens, preserved Cranberry stuffing, lashings of gravy
Hake fillet, Norfolk yellow pea dahl, cucumber yoghurt, Pickled sea vegetables (gf)
Pot roasted ox cheek, black limes, kohlrabi, Dorset yoghurt, Crispy onions
Roasted aubergines, spiced jackfruit, crisp kale, Jerusalem artichoke, Pickled walnut relish (vgn, gf)
Mushroom and spinach wellington, braised leeks, greens, Vegan gravy (vgn)

Lastly, choose 2 sharing desserts:
Clementine and pomegranate molasses cake (vgn, gf)
Yorkshire profiteroles, whiskey cream, caramelised hazelnuts, chocolate sauce
House mince pies, brandy butter
Vegan meringue, rumptof fruits

Prices

Monday
8:00 – 0:00
from £2500 min. spend
Per session
8:00 – 16:00
from £2500 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
from £2500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We can also create bespoke packages depending on your requirements.
Tuesday
8:00 – 0:00
from £2500–£3000 min. spend
Per session
8:00 – 16:00
from £2500 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
from £3000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We can also create bespoke packages depending on your requirements.
Wednesday
8:00 – 0:00
from £2500–£3500 min. spend
Per session
8:00 – 16:00
from £2500 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
from £3500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We can also create bespoke packages depending on your requirements.
Thursday
8:00 – 0:00
from £3000–£4000 min. spend
Per session
8:00 – 16:00
from £3000 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
from £4000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We can also create bespoke packages depending on your requirements.
Friday
8:00 – 0:00
from £3000–£4500 min. spend
Per session
8:00 – 16:00
from £3000 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
from £4500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We can also create bespoke packages depending on your requirements.
Saturday
18:00 – 0:00
from £2500 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
from £2500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We can also create bespoke packages depending on your requirements.
Sunday
10:00 – 23:00
from £2000 min. spend
Per day
10:00 – 23:00
from £2000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We can also create bespoke packages depending on your requirements.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation fee payable to the venue depending on the notice period:

  • 7+ days prior to the event No fee, guest receives full refund
  • 1 - 6 days prior to the event Fee payable is 50% of total hire cost
  • Less than 1 day prior to the event Fee payable is 100% of total hire cost

Catering and drinks

In-house catering
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Air conditioning
Natural light
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Storage space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

PA system / music speakers available
Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events
Temporary event notices (TENs) available
Wedding licence

Rules of the space

Sorry, we're not able to have a DJ playing in AFJ.


Reviews and ratings

4.7

(17 reviews and ratings - read all)

L
Lucy Blair
January 2020

Help from booking team was great Food was really varied and delicious Drinks available were great Flexibility of venue was great Staff were super friendly and helpful Everyone commented on how good the food was, staff.

No negatives at all

L
Lucy Blair
January 2020

Super helpful, friendly, ensured I didn't drop the ball with details.


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About Ask for Janice

Ask for Janice and you’ll find her in the heart of the city, located just 5 minutes walk from both Farringdon & Barbican tube stations.

One of London’s most laid back spaces, AFJ (as she’s known to her friends) is the perfect venue for corporate and private parties of 50 - 100 guests looking to have a great bar all to themselves.

The glass-fronted bar looks out over Smithfield market and inside, our range of over 40 gins & 60 craft beers means there’s plenty to choose from for any event.

The team at AFJ are great at what they do and love nothing more than a good knees up wether it’s for birthdays & engagements to the annual summer & Christmas party, product launches and just because we cans!


Other spaces and event packages at this venue

from £400
minimum spend / per day
from £2000
minimum spend / per evening

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