Pennethorne's Cafe Bar Est. 2014

Pennethorne's Cafe Bar, London, United Kingdom

Glamorous globetrotters unite for this gourmet Grand Tour.
This carefully cultivated cafe at Somerset House is based around it's namesake's Grand Tour of Europe in 19th century. Each dish is meant to evoke the elegance of another time and place while staying firmly rooted in contemporary cookery. The Drawing Room is divine for dinner parties or intimate gatherings of gustatory delight.
The Lowdown
Type
Bar / Club / Lounge
Cafe / Coffee House
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Courtyard
River
Style
British
Romantic
Traditional
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Dinner Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event

Venue Setting

Pennethorne’s Café Bar, named after Sir James Pennethorne, a 19th century English architect who designed the Somerset House New Wing in which the new cafe bar resides, is now open in London’s iconic Somerset House. Pennethorne’s Cafe Bar is open Monday to Saturday for breakfast through to dinner in addition to a take-away coffee and bakery service. Pennethorne’s Cafe Bar is the latest opening at Somerset House, the renowned arts and cultural centre in the heart of London.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
30
Buffet
N/A
Standing
50
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2014
Curfew
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Inside Scoop

Head Barista James-Lee Campbell knows a thing or two about good coffee! Ask for his recommendations and enjoy the perfect, relaxing coffee and cake combination!

Amenities
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Set within the iconic Somerset House, Pennethorne's Cafe Bar is the perfect all day dining experience allowing visitors to sit, unwind and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Design:
The 85-cover Pennethorne’s Cafe Bar is inspired by Pennethorne’s travels across Europe during the Grand Tour. The menu brings classic flavours from the Grand Tour travels to France and Italy to life with a modern English twist. The menu, designed by head chef Richard Robinson, features all-day dining small plates. At the heart of the menu is the bakery, located on site at Somerset House and baking specialist breads and pastries throughout the day. Served morning, noon and night, a coffee brew bar, artisan coffees, craft beers and the finest selection of English, French and Italian wines accompany the menu.
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