Toklas - Entire Venue at Toklas Restaurant
About this space
The restaurant room has a low-key, brasserie-style feel. Design accents such as the vintage parquet floor, iroko tabletops, and Børge Mogensen chairs make an elegant foil for bespoke pendant LED lights and comfortable green leather banquettes.
The space is versatile with the open kitchen grill that runs along the main dining room. The dining area can be extended into the bar room or closed off. The windowed perimeter of the space opens onto the terrace, providing a large space for outdoor drinks and dining with a retractable awning that provides shade and shelter.
A light, spacious bar room connects to the restaurant and can be opened and closed off to the area via an extendable door. The bar space has mellow furnishings Gesture chairs by Hans Olsen and a 9m reclaimed iroko bar counter with a marble front. Windows run along both sides of the bar, and the recessed sliding wall can provide privacy from the restaurant space as needed.
Our hidden terrace garden runs alongside the restaurant dining room bar area. The terrace has a retractable awning, outdoor bar, and heaters making it comfortable under various weather conditions.
To date, we have hosted events for clients including
Catering and drinks
Music & sound equipment
Rules of the space
Sunday & Monday:
9am–4pm / 5pm–12am 9am–4pm / 5pm–12am 9am–4pm / 5pm–12am 9am–12am
Case by case
Venue Information and Hire
• Venue hire is inclusive of staff
• We provide access to all of our in-house tables, chairs, service ware, glassware, and crockery.
• Our rooms are dressed with candles. If you would like to arrange additional flowers then we are happy to suggest and organize them from our preferred suppliers.
• Production, table dressing, and extra furniture can all be organized on request.
• Add-ons will be quoted and agreed in line with the venue hire estimate.
• We are happy to explore any requested production elements to make your event complete. We are also happy for you to bring your own production elements but all details and requests must be agreed upon and signed off by both parties 2 weeks in advance of the event.
• If you require out-of-hour access or extra setup time for loading in/out then we are happy to accommodate based on a fee of £200 per hour.
• Out of hours guest arrival or departure will be charged at £500 per hour.
• If you are looking for a whole day hire with guests then this will be
charged at a double hire cost with a 10% discount.
• Multiple day hire is available and is charged at the combined day hire cost with a 10% discount.
• Music is allowed until midnight and can be extended with temporary events notice. A fee of £150 is applied if required.
• Due to licensing restrictions there is, unfortunately, no dancing permitted on the terrace area.
• Disabled access is available to all areas.
• We require confirmed final guest numbers at least 3 days in advance of the event.
• These numbers will correlate with your final invoice. If the numbers increase after this, Toklas will endeavor to accommodate the extra guests, however, this cannot be guaranteed. In the event that extra guests are added, there will be a pro-rata charge added to the final
About Toklas Restaurant
We have a variety of event spaces including an outdoor terrace, semi-private dining spaces, private rooms, and a bar area that are available for hosting events, private dining, business meetings, launches, weddings, private parties, receptions, and more.
To quote Tim Hayward in the FT:
"I know I shouldn’t bang on about architecture in a food column, but Toklas is more exciting than almost any other room in London. Down one side of the original buildings, the courtyard level was thrust through the building above and hung out over Surrey Street as a terrace. During redevelopment, the internal space — designed by Stafford School, who has also worked on the Barbican Centre — was cleared back to the original shuttered concrete and opened seamlessly onto the terrace. It is breathtaking. You eat, suspended among the derelict upper layers of the surrounding buildings, staring at the ceramic encrustation of the old Strand Tube station, realizing how much of this part of London is actually Beaux-Arts. "