Downstairs Bar at Walkers of Whitehall

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15 Craig's Court, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DD Show map
Charing Cross Station (350 yd)
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About this space

Hidden away from the busy streets above, our samphire and tobacco-toned basement bar provides an interior of modern elegance whilst still embracing the unique character of its former life as bank, through the impressive barrel-vaulted metallic ceiling.

Available for exclusive hire seven days a week, the area is ideal for engagement, office and all kinds of parties for up to 120 people. The fully stocked bar provides a vast variety of beverages to cater for all, including a number of locally sourced lagers, a carefully selected wine list and fresh, made to order cocktails.


Capacity

Standing
up to 120
Dining
up to 70

Event offers and packages

Christmas Party Offers

Celebrate your Christmas with style and mouthwatering food that will leave your guests in awe!
Christmas Canapé Menu - prices start at £10
£10 per person
Choose 4 of the below for £10 per head
Choose 6 of the below for £13 per head
Choose 8 of the below for £15 per head

- Smoked salmon, cucumber, crème fraîche
- Crab mayonnaise, chilli, lettuce cup, coriander, lime
- Prawn cocktail, Marie Rose sauce, gem lettuce
- Salt & pepper squid, aioli
- Parmesan arancini
- Crispy brie bites (V)
- Salt baked beetroot, creamed goat’s cheese (V)
- Vegetable pakora, garlic & mint yogurt (VG)
- Beef carpaccio, rocket, parmesan
- ‘Nduja croquettes
- Pigs in blankets
- Turkey croquettes, cranberry sauce
- Buttermilk fried chicken, blue cheese dip
Party Sharing Boards - prices start at £ 25 per board
£25 total
1 board will cater for 5 people

VEGETARIAN BOARD - £25
Hummus, dukkah & flatbread, vegetable pakoras & chutney,
crispy brie bites & cranberry sauce, parmesan arancini

XMAS BOARD - £35
Pigs in blankets, smoked salmon & crème fraîche on toast,
turkey & sage croquettes, crispy brie & cranberry bites,
garlic & rosemary roasties, mince pies & clotted cream

MOSAIC BOARD - £35
Crispy squid & aioli, honey mustard sausages,
vegetable pakoras, ‘nduja croquettes, parmesan arancini
buttermilk fried chicken with blue cheese mayo

Add a glass of prosecco for an extra £5 per person
Christmas Menu - prices start at £ 28
£28 per person
2 courses £28 / 3 courses £33

Prosecco on arrival for an extra £5 per head

STARTERS
- Spiced butternut squash soup toasted pumpkin seeds, parsley oil (VG)
- Oak smoked salmon capers, lemon & horseradish crème fraîche
- Smoked chicken & ham hock terrine shallots, parsley, capers, toasted sourdough

MAINS
- Roast Norfolk Bronze turkey, roast potatoes, sprouts & smoked bacon, chestnuts, roast carrots, bread sauce & turkey gravy
- 6 hour braised ox cheek, creamed potato, buttered cabbage, red wine
- Baked line caught cod loin, pumpkin purée, creamed cabbage, chestnuts, smoked bacon
- Sweet potato & lentil Wellington, kale pesto, crispy sprouts, shaved chestnuts (VG)
- 45 day aged 250g Sirloin fries & oven dried tomatoes, béarnaise sauce (supplement £8 per person)

PUDDINGS
- Christmas pudding, brandy butter, custard (V)
- Sticky toffee pudding, vanilla ice cream (V)
- Red wine poached pear, mulled wine syrup, toasted almonds, mascarpone (V)
- Cheese course (V) (Supplement £4 per person)
- Mince pies & chocolate truffles (V) (Supplement £2 per person)
Christmas Feast - 3 course
£55 per person
Glass of fizz on arrival
Smoked salmon & cucumber canapé

STARTERS
- Cornish crab on toast, brown crab butter, fine herbs, lemon
- Beef carpaccio, aged parmesan, parsley root purée, parsnip crisp
- Salt baked beetroot, truffle goat’s curd, hazelnut praline, apple, bitter leaves (V)

MAINS
- Traditional roast Norfolk turkey, roast potatoes, sprouts & smoked bacon, chestnuts, roast carrots, bread sauce, turkey gravy
- Roasted haunch of venison, charred pear, black pepper, savoy cabbage, truffled parsnip
- Grilled Sea bream, crispy squid, caponata, squid ink, lemon dressing
- Cauliflower & ricotta tortellini, capers, raisins, brown butter vinaigrette (V)

PUDDINGS
- Christmas pudding, brandy butter, vanilla custard (V)
- Red wine poached pear, mulled wine syrup, toasted almonds, mascarpone (V)
- Valrhona chocolate pot, crème fraîche, honeycomb, salted caramel (V)

Add a cheese course for £4/person (V)

AFTERS
- Coffees & Teas
- Mince pies & chocolate truffles for the table (V)

Prices

Monday
16:00 – 23:30
from £500 min. spend
Per session
16:00 – 23:30
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Tuesday
16:00 – 23:30
from £500 min. spend
Per session
16:00 – 23:30
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Wednesday
16:00 – 23:30
from £500 min. spend
Per session
16:00 – 23:30
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Thursday
16:00 – 23:30
from £1500 min. spend
Per session
16:00 – 23:30
from £1500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Friday
16:00 – 23:30
from £1500 min. spend
Per session
16:00 – 23:30
from £1500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Saturday
16:00 – 0:00
from £1100 min. spend
Per session
16:00 – 0:00
from £1100 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Sunday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.

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

In-house catering
Can provide alcohol
Complimentary water
Extensive gluten-free menu
Complimentary tea and coffee
Allows external catering
Approved caterers only
BYO alcohol allowed
Kitchen facilities available
Can provide halal
Can provide kosher
Extensive vegan menu
Buyout fee for external catering

Licences

Alcohol licence until 00:00

Extension available

Temporary event notices (TENs) available


Facilities

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

Music & sound equipment

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

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events

Reviews and ratings

4.8

(44 reviews and ratings - read all)

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TB
December 2019

Fantastic central city location. The team provided great service to our guests, with the night being a great success.

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Lisa Reidmiller
November 2019

We had about 40 people for my husband’s birthday party in the downstairs bar. It was a wonderful experience. In the month leading up to the event the team was responsive and helpful. Everything was amazing the day of. The venue is a great space and we had an awesome experience.

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Jordan Crooks
July 2019

The venue is beautiful and well located. The bar was well stocked and the food was lovely.

I think the staff were overwhelmed by the number of people in my party (we did pre book the food a week before) . Food service took over 2 hours. We were asked to sit down, whilst chatting and were then sat for over half an hour with nothing happening, which ruined the mood a little. Tables were supposed to be moved after service so we could mingle/dance, but due to the food service taking so long this didn’t happen. We had the venue for 4 hours. Most was spent sat down which is what we didn’t want or pre plan with the venue.

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Jack Lewis
March 2019

Great sized value, very reasonable price and extremely helpful staff!


Welcome to Walkers of Whitehall, Westminster’s newest all day eatery. Providing a vibrant and fresh social hub, our venue blends the old and new seamlessly.

Like many buildings of its kind in London, Walkers of Whitehall didn’t start its life as a licensed site. Built in 1694, it was originally an Irish bank with cashiers upstairs and offices and vaults below. It has taken on several transformations since then.

Walkers of Whitehall retains its character by integrating the original vaulted basement ceilings from its former life as a bank, tying them together into a modern offering of elegant banquette seating, open theatre-style kitchen and stunning lighting and décor.

The Robata Grill influences our menu, and offers succulent meat that is cooked over English Oak with an open flame. The word ‘robata’ directly translates into fireside cooking, which is perfect for Walkers of Whitehall and the menu is inspired by this style.

• Vibrant and fresh venue
• Combines old with new
• Originally and Irish bank built in 1694
• Integrates original vaulted ceilings with the rest of the venue
• Open theatre-style kitchen
• Beautiful lighting and decor


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