Whole Venue at Balls Brothers Austin Friars

  59 reviews  – 
Austin Friars, 10-11, London, EC2N 2HQ
Liverpool Street Station (300 yd)

About this space

Spanning three floors, Balls Brothers Austin Friars presents an impressive venue with striking high ceilings, two distinct rooms, a charming mezzanine area, the vibrant 180 Club downstairs, and a spacious restaurant and bar.
Boasting a total capacity of 350 standing guests, this versatile venue caters to a diverse range of events, from elegant seated dinners to lively drinks receptions, dynamic networking events, and unforgettable wedding receptions.
Whether you seek intimacy or grandeur, this venue provides the perfect backdrop for your occasion.


Event offers and packages

Christmas Party Offers

Come join us at Balls Brothers Austin Friars this Christmas. Whether you're planning a get together with friends & family or organising a work party, indulge in our Christmas menus to create the perfect outing.

We offer two event slots during the day:
- 12PM - 4PM
- 5PM - midnight
Please do not hesitate to reach out for more details & be kindly advised pricing might vary depending on the date.
Christmas Dinner Menu (3 courses)
£39 per person
STARTERS
- Celeriac & apple soup (VG)
- Oak smoked salmon
- Chicken liver parfait
- Roasted squash & endive salad (VG)

MAINS
- Roast Norfolk bronze turkey
- Braised beef shin pie
- Roast fillet of sea bream
- Mushroom Wellington (VG)

PUDDINGS
- Christmas pudding (VG upon request)
- Sticky toffee pudding (V)
- Valrhona chocolate pot (V)
- Cheese course (£7 per person supplement)

EXTRAS
- Add a bowl of pigs in blankets £7 per bowl
- Add mince pies & chocolate truffles £3 per person
- Add a cheese platter £35
Christmas Platinum Menu (3 courses)
£55 per person
STARTERS
- Pheasant & black pudding terrine
- Monkfish scampi
- Mushroom parfait (VG)

MAINS
- Roast Norfolk bronze turkey
- Butternut squash risotto (VG)
- 12hr braised beef shoulder ‘Bourguignon’
- Grilled fillet of salmon

PUDDINGS
- Christmas pudding (VG upon request)
- White chocolate & vanilla cheesecake (V)
- Sticky toffee pudding (V)
- Chocolate & salted caramel tart (V)
- Cheese course (£7 per person supplement)

EXTRAS
- Add a bowl of pigs in blankets £7 per bowl
- Add mince pies & chocolate truffles £3 per person
- Add a cheese platter £35
Christmas Canapé Menu
£17 total
4 for £12 | 6 for £17 | 8 for £22
Minimum 10 of each selected canapé

Choose from:
- Smoked salmon (GF - DF upon request)
- Yellow fin tuna tataki (GF)
- Crispy potato croquette (VG) (GF)
- Black truffle arancini (V)
- Chickpea falafel (VG - GF)
- Sun-dried tomato tartare (VG - GF)
- Chicken liver parfait (GF upon request)
- Crispy duck spring roll
- Grilled sirloin taco (GF)
Christmas Finger Food Menu
£45 per person
Whole selection £45 per person / £5 each
Minimum 10 of each selected item

Choose from:
- Cod goujons, tartare sauce, lemon
- Salt & pepper squid, aioli (DF)
- Smoked salmon on toast, pickled cucumber (DF)
- Garlic & rosemary roast potatoes (VG - GF)
- Marinated tomato & mozzarella skewers, basil dressing (V) (GF) (Vegan cheese available)
- Cauliflower tempura, chilli & yuzu mayo (VG - DF)
- Vegan chicken bites, Korean chilli mayo (VG)
- Vegetable pakora, mint yoghurt (VG - DF)
- Halloumi fries, smoked tomato sauce (V)
- Beef & onion pie
- Buttermilk fried chicken, blue cheese mayo
- Pigs in blankets, English mustard (DF)
Christmas Bowl Food Menu
£7.50 total
Minimum 10 of each selected bowl

SEAFOOD £7.50 per bowl

PLANT BASED & GLUTEN FREE £6.50 per bowl

MEAT £8 per bowl

DESSERT PLATTER £27.50

CHEESE PLATTER £35

Prices

  • Christmas Party for 150 guests £20812.60
Monday
17:00 – 23:00
from £5000 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 23:00
from £5000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 3:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Minimum spends vary dependant on the time of the year. Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Tuesday
17:00 – 23:00
from £7000 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 23:00
from £7000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 3:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Minimum spends vary dependant on the time of the year. Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Wednesday
17:00 – 23:00
from £8000 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 23:00
from £8000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 3:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Minimum spends vary dependant on the time of the year. Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Thursday
17:00 – 23:00
from £12500 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 23:00
from £12500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 3:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Minimum spends vary dependant on the time of the year. Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Friday
17:00 – 23:00
from £10000 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 23:00
from £10000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 3:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Minimum spends vary dependant on the time of the year. Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Saturday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 3:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Minimum spends vary dependant on the time of the year. Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Sunday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 3:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Minimum spends vary dependant on the time of the year. Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.

Capacity

Standing
up to 350
Dining
up to 175

Catering and drinks

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

Facilities

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

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restrictions

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Disabled parking space available

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Cancellation policy: Custom

Show cancellation details

Reviews and ratings

(59 reviews and ratings - )

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Laurene M.
February 2023

Love EVERYTHING! The staff, food and venue were amazing! The company holiday party was a hit. I can't thank Tom and the team enough for assisting me in putting this all together.

F
Freda A.
December 2022

Loved the service delivery from Shar. Everyone was lovely and very helpful on the day as well. It was a great help to offer a food tasting as well as wine tasting for the event.

None really

H
HITACHI C.
December 2022

We had our Xmas party and everything went so well. The staff were very professional the DJ was amazing as well :-) Well done

M
Morty P.
September 2019

Great customer service, clean and stylish.

Needs a better ventilation system for over 200 people partying. A better sound system for parties.


Balls Brothers Austin Friars is a large and spacious bar; quite the jack of all trades, being the perfect venue for business meetings, informal office parties or meals out with friends.

Exposed brick walls and ventilation ducts create an industrial charm which is counterpointed by cosy and welcoming squishy, brown leather sofas. Tucked away from the main hustle and bustle of the City of London, head here for a quiet lunch, after work nibbles or partying into the early hours of the morning thanks to its charming atmosphere and inherently British vibe.

Pop by to check the wonderful wine selection, sourced from some of the best regions around the world. Or choose to feast on their small but perfectly formed menu of tasty British dishes.


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