Parties & private dining

The Little Room

Just because you can’t make it out to that lovely country house, doesn’t mean country house can’t come to you.  Private dining for up to 14, sharing menus for every occasion and all those mod-con meeting facilities neatly hidden away.

Browse all our spaces or our events department will be happy to help.



As a new introduction to the Village drinks repertoire, Jiri has rigged up one of our usual beer fonts with a keg of cocktail.  Changing weekly with whatever’s in season, or whatever takes our fancy.  We’ve been experimenting with a couple of gin-based variations to start – cucumber and thyme, strawberry and basil.  Totally herbaceous.

Lunch menu


A menu of classic dishes for speedy lunch breaks at £15 for two courses or £19 for three.

Whipped feta, grilled cucumber

Rabbit, chorizo, pistachio rillettes

Brandade, salt cod, tomato

Mackerel , spiced chickpea, mint & feta salad

Middle white pork loin steak, black pudding, crispy bacon, tomato relish

Superfood salad with ricotta

Earl Grey panna cotta, shortbread, prune compote

Cherry parfait, cherry compote

Banana cake, rum & raisin  ice cream


Reading Material


When the extremes of ornate Victorian architecture and the stark modernity new city life collide, here we have Art Deco.  This blog collects all the building examples it can find, as engineer’s drawings, photos, books and vintage postcards and shows how the functionality of new found urbanity unites everything from post offices to apartment blocks.

One of the most complete collections of the finest, and often beautifully faded, Art Deco from around the world.


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Monumental beyond modernist.  Louis Kahn’s distinctive style of heavy buildings didn’t hide their weight, materials or assembly in his back-to-basics approach to designing dramatic buildings.  Inspired by the ancient buildings of Italy, Greece and Egypt, he created monolithic beauty and powerful universal symbolism.  He also got around a bit – fellowships and awards coming out of his ears and three kids by three different women.

This Design Museum exhibition is an expansive collections of his works with models, drawings, photographs, films and interviews in one of the most complete retrospective of Kahn’s career.

Now until 12th October at the Design Museum, £12.40


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Like a ray of Mariachi-esque sunshine at the heart of the Bermondsey Street, the Fashion & Textile Museum has Mexico at the heart of its design, so it’s only fitting that this summer’s exhibition celebrates the classic shawl made famous by Frida Kahlo, the rebozo.

The exhibition explores how textiles have shaped the image of Mexican culture worldwide and includes major loans from collections around the world.  As well as the rebozo’s historical significance, expect to see works by contemporary artists and designers and their response to the shawl today.

Until 31st August at the Fashion & Textile Museum, tickets £8.80


Secret recipes


Herby, light and superbly refreshing.  It’s the sort of thing you’d be drinking if you were waiting for the Tour de France peleton to get to the top of a big climb or, you know, in the Sound of Music.

25ml Genepi
50ml Dolin Vermouth
Slice of orange, lemon, grapefruit.

Muddle the fruits in the base of a rocks glass, add the rest of ingredients and crushed ice. Stir with bar spoon. Top up with more crushed ice. Garnish with a slice of orange, lemon, grapefruit, alpine herbs and white grapes.


Kitchen hours

Mon – Fri

Lunch:  12pm – 3pm
Dinner:  6pm – 10.30pm


Brunch: 9am – 4pm
Dinner:  6pm – 10.30pm


Brunch:  9am – 5pm
Dinner:  6pm – 10pm

All day menu available throughout the afternoon.

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Secret recipes


10ml honey
20ml soya sauce
25ml peanut oil
1 tsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic
1 thumb-sized piece ginger
Tabasco to taste
salt & pepper

Finely chop the ginger and the garlic, mix with the ingredients except the oil.  Whisk until smooth and then whisk in the oil to emulsify the vinaigrette.

Season and add a few drops of Tabasco to taste.

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