Basement Bar 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

The basement cocktail bar has space for 60 people standing. It has it’s own independent music, lighting and air-con so your night runs to your standards.

We can even help you book in a DJ for your night.


Capacity

Standing
up to 60
Dining
up to 30

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 £400–£500 min. spend
Per day
8:00 – 16:00
from £400 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Our minimum spends are based on our experience of what is achievable on a great night out. We don't charge any hire fees so you know you're getting great bang for your buck. If you have a specific budget in mind or detailed requirements then please let us know and we'll do our best to help you here or at one of our sister sites.

We can also create bespoke packages depending on your requirements.
Food and drink at Ask for Janice is all charged on consumption so you have full control over what you spend but here's a brief idea for you:
Beers from £4.50
Wine from £22
Cocktails from £9
Finger food boards for sharing from £18
Tuesday
8:00 – 0:00
from £400–£500 min. spend
Per day
8:00 – 16:00
from £400 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Our minimum spends are based on our experience of what is achievable on a great night out. We don't charge any hire fees so you know you're getting great bang for your buck. If you have a specific budget in mind or detailed requirements then please let us know and we'll do our best to help you here or at one of our sister sites.

We can also create bespoke packages depending on your requirements.
Food and drink at Ask for Janice is all charged on consumption so you have full control over what you spend but here's a brief idea for you:
Beers from £4.50
Wine from £22
Cocktails from £9
Finger food boards for sharing from £18
Wednesday
8:00 – 0:00
from £400–£600 min. spend
Per day
8:00 – 16:00
from £400 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
from £600 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Our minimum spends are based on our experience of what is achievable on a great night out. We don't charge any hire fees so you know you're getting great bang for your buck. If you have a specific budget in mind or detailed requirements then please let us know and we'll do our best to help you here or at one of our sister sites.

We can also create bespoke packages depending on your requirements.
Food and drink at Ask for Janice is all charged on consumption so you have full control over what you spend but here's a brief idea for you:
Beers from £4.50
Wine from £22
Cocktails from £9
Finger food boards for sharing from £18
Thursday
8:00 – 0:00
from £400–£800 min. spend
Per day
8:00 – 16:00
from £400 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
from £800 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Our minimum spends are based on our experience of what is achievable on a great night out. We don't charge any hire fees so you know you're getting great bang for your buck. If you have a specific budget in mind or detailed requirements then please let us know and we'll do our best to help you here or at one of our sister sites.

We can also create bespoke packages depending on your requirements.
Food and drink at Ask for Janice is all charged on consumption so you have full control over what you spend but here's a brief idea for you:
Beers from £4.50
Wine from £22
Cocktails from £9
Finger food boards for sharing from £18
Friday
8:00 – 0:00
from £400–£900 min. spend
Per day
8:00 – 16:00
from £400 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
from £900 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Our minimum spends are based on our experience of what is achievable on a great night out. We don't charge any hire fees so you know you're getting great bang for your buck. If you have a specific budget in mind or detailed requirements then please let us know and we'll do our best to help you here or at one of our sister sites.

We can also create bespoke packages depending on your requirements.
Food and drink at Ask for Janice is all charged on consumption so you have full control over what you spend but here's a brief idea for you:
Beers from £4.50
Wine from £22
Cocktails from £9
Finger food boards for sharing from £18
Saturday
18:00 – 0:00
from £1000 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
from £1000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Our minimum spends are based on our experience of what is achievable on a great night out. We don't charge any hire fees so you know you're getting great bang for your buck. If you have a specific budget in mind or detailed requirements then please let us know and we'll do our best to help you here or at one of our sister sites.

We can also create bespoke packages depending on your requirements.
Food and drink at Ask for Janice is all charged on consumption so you have full control over what you spend but here's a brief idea for you:
Beers from £4.50
Wine from £22
Cocktails from £9
Finger food boards for sharing from £18
Sunday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Our minimum spends are based on our experience of what is achievable on a great night out. We don't charge any hire fees so you know you're getting great bang for your buck. If you have a specific budget in mind or detailed requirements then please let us know and we'll do our best to help you here or at one of our sister sites.

We can also create bespoke packages depending on your requirements.
Food and drink at Ask for Janice is all charged on consumption so you have full control over what you spend but here's a brief idea for you:
Beers from £4.50
Wine from £22
Cocktails from £9
Finger food boards for sharing from £18

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
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Natural light
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)

S
Sarah H
October 2019

Own private room with own bar. No public access. Could play own playlist. Pre order drink and food. Guests loved the convenient location.

Could only contact office and venue in planning stage via email.

G
Gavin Campbell
December 2018

Very freindly and accomodating - easy to deal with. Top night!

Food wasn't labelled (for V/VG/GF etc.)

S
Sarah Heale
October 2019

Contact was by email only.

D
Daniella Alphonse
March 2019

Excellent speedy and helpful response.


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

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