Party season is officially here, so we’ve carefully handpicked 5 of the best restaurants in Fitzrovia to host an unforgettable Christmas party. Nestled behind Oxford Street, bordered by Tottenham Court Road and within walking distance from Soho, Regents Park and Marylebone High Street, its location is A grade – close to offices, transport and a cracking selection of post-dinner bars.

1. For Festive Packages: Carousel 

The Lowdown: Opening from 26th November, be the first to discover Carousel’s bigger brand new Fitzrovia site this Christmas. Spread across three floors, this vast and versatile open space is made for hosting. Think daytime meetings and lunches right through to all-singing, all-dancing brand activations and press events.

Eat and Drink: Featuring an exclusive Christmas package from £65pp, menus include an indulgent sit-down meal or lighter canapés and bowl food. Highlights comprise of Delica pumpkin, Burrata, sage; Beef cheek, hazelnut and watercress salsa; and deep-fried apple pie with whipped cream, alongside a wine list focusing on small, independent producers.

Seats: Private room for 30 seated; or full takeover for 200 (and everything in between).

Book: Enquire via their website, or call on 020 3865 4197

Photo credit: Ollie Temp 

2. For Peruvian Feasts: LIMA London

The Lowdown: Forget the roast and celebrate Christmas in style at LIMA with indulgent Peruvian feasts and festive cocktails. Featuring two fantastic dining areas to hire, this two floor contemporary Peruvian restaurant is there for all your party needs.

Eat and Drink: LIMA will also be launching an exclusive six-course tasting menu showcasing the best of Peru’s naturally vibrant flavours and bold colour. Expect Scallop tostadas; Sea Bream ceviche; and Cassava Croquettes, to name a few.

Seats: Semi-private for 25 seated; or private dining for up to 50.

Book: Enquire via their website, or email

3. For Festive Tapas: Barrica

The Lowdown: Located on Goodge Street, this lively and wonderfully authentic tapas bar is a hidden gem amongst the area.

Eat and Drink: Guests can enjoy an exclusive menu designed by the head chef compiling a list of special dishes for the table to share, plus large meat cuts such as suckling pig. Tapas favourites include the likes of charcoal-grilled chorizo and chicory; crispy roasted Jerusalem artichokes; and braised beef short rib with PX, leeks and sour cream. Bookings start at £35pp.

Seats: Semi-private for up to 8; or full takeover.

Book: Enquire via their website or email

4. For a Feasting Menu: Norma

The Lowdown: Situated in a beautiful Georgian townhouse, this Fitzrovia gem is a versatile spot to host your showstopper Christmas party this year.

Eat and Drink: Inspired by the cuisine of Sicily, this year’s festive menu will include three courses from £55 per person, each designed to be shared, either in the private dining room or à la carte in the main restaurant. Menu highlights include fennel salami; slow-roasted lamb shoulder or seafood platters; complete with desserts such as the Festive tiramisu to finish.

Seats: Semi-private for up to 8; or private dining for up to 14.

Book: Enquire via their website or call 0203 995 6224

5. For Mediterranean-Style Sharing Dishes: The Ninth

The Lowdown: Located on the first floor, overlooking Charlotte Street, this relaxed neighbourhood restaurant is the perfect cosy spot for a family feast office Christmas party. With flexible seating arrangements to suit your needs, guests can also enjoy a bespoke seasonal set menu, especially designed by Jun, in collaboration with you.

Eat and Drink: Watch as tables fill with French, Mediterranean-style sharing dishes, from Ossobuco and bone marrow tortellini; and roast quail stuffed with smoked bacon; through to vegan chargrilled celeriac, there’s something for everyone.

Seats: Semi-private for up to 22, or exclusive hire for up to 40.

Book: Enquire via their website