The Cellar at El Pirata of Mayfair

Down Street, 5, London, W1J 7AQ Show map
Hyde Park Corner Station (450 yd)
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Pre-booking food and drink venues is recommended
All entry to premises is controlled, and alcohol served to seated patrons only
Groups limited to 4 people unless from a single household
Wedding receptions are limited to 15 with table service only
Outdoor gatherings based on 2m social distance rule
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About this space

El Pirata is a hidden gem based in the heart of Mayfair.

Authentic Spanish food and wine, a buzzy atmosphere in the heart of Mayfair with attentive and friendly staff - how does that sound for your next event?

Everyone loves getting together to share food and wine in a relaxed setting. Out beautiful intimate Cellar area can be booked for parties, private dining or meetings; its seats up to 70 people or can hold up to 80 people for a standing reception. Frequently used for press launches and large corporate dining events. The space features the beautiful iron staircase into the Cellar and intimate alcoves for smaller tables or feature spaces within your event

Our team will expertly take care of everything to ensure you and your guests have a memorable time. For events and occasions, we create a bespoke menu tailored to suit your preferences.

We can also offer many forms of authentic Spanish entertainment, professional wine tasting experts to host your event, or a Spanish delicacy an ibérico Jamón carving master.


Capacity

Standing
up to 100
Dining
up to 65
Boardroom
up to 20

Event offers and packages

Package per person

We do not offer a delegate package but offer working lunch menus from £11.95 per person

Prices

Monday
12:00 – 0:00
from £1000–£2000 min. spend
Per afternoon
12:00 – 17:00
from £1000 min. spend
Per evening
17:30 – 0:00
from £2000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. All prices include VAT.
Bespoke menus are created to suit your event.
Tuesday
12:00 – 0:00
from £1000–£2000 min. spend
Per afternoon
12:00 – 17:00
from £1000 min. spend
Per evening
17:30 – 0:00
from £2000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. All prices include VAT.
Bespoke menus are created to suit your event.
Wednesday
12:00 – 0:00
from £1000–£2000 min. spend
Per afternoon
12:00 – 17:00
from £1000 min. spend
Per evening
17:30 – 0:00
from £2000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. All prices include VAT.
Bespoke menus are created to suit your event.
Thursday
12:00 – 0:00
from £1000–£3000 min. spend
Per afternoon
12:00 – 17:00
from £1000 min. spend
Per evening
17:30 – 0:00
from £3000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. All prices include VAT.
Bespoke menus are created to suit your event.
Friday
12:00 – 0:00
from £1000–£3000 min. spend
Per afternoon
12:00 – 17:00
from £1000 min. spend
Per evening
17:30 – 0:00
from £3000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. All prices include VAT.
Bespoke menus are created to suit your event.
Saturday
17:30 – 0:00
from £3000 min. spend
Per evening
17:30 – 0:00
from £3000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. All prices include VAT.
Bespoke menus are created to suit your event.
Sunday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. All prices include VAT.
Bespoke menus are created to suit your event.

Catering and drinks

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

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Natural light
Storage space
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
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

El Pirata is a hidden gem based in the heart of Mayfair. Serving critically acclaimed Spanish tapas for over 25 years, bringing a sense of Madrid to Mayfair. Named as one of London’s best Tapas restaurant’s by Time Out. Tucked away in the corner of Mayfair next to Hyde Park, El Pirata has become a firm favourite for those wanting an authentic Spanish experience.

For over a quarter of a century, El Pirata has provided guests with a buzzing Spanish tapas bar experience in the heart of Mayfair, but not at typical Mayfair sky-high prices. The secret to El Pirata’s long success is simple: a vast choice of good Spanish food and wine served quickly by friendly waiters in an informal and traditional Spanish restaurant that feels more Madrid than Mayfair.

El Pirata ensures that every guest will instantly feel at home, through their relaxed, warm and inviting atmosphere. Whether upstairs or downstairs you can enjoy the atmosphere, the prints from Miro and Picasso on the walls are a feast for the eyes- including a large mirrored bar, a stunning feature staircase with cosy intimate little nooks.

The team will look after you well, and your taste buds will be dancing with delight. Each dish is prepared with authentic Spanish ingredients, you'll have quite a choice as there are over 50 dishes to pick from, or if you can’t decide El Pirata offer an introduction to Tapas menu. Alongside an impressive 140 wines!

Having constantly pleased their customers and critics El Pirata has served over 6,000,000 tapas dishes, that has gained them quite a following, fans including Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp, Queen legend Brian May, the former Chelsea & Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho, and Spanish World Cup winner Cesc Fabregas. First Dates Maître d’ Fred Sirieix even named the restaurant as one of his favourite restaurants in London. Zagat “this casual, crowded Spanish gem is a winner thanks to terrific tapas that won’t break the bank”.


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