I will be in London next week for a convention and am hosting a dinner for our North American customers while there and looking for dinner recommendations. We would need a restaurant that can accomodate up to 15 people and I would prefer to stay in the Kensington or close surrounding areas but am not opposed to driving to a location for a fabulous dining experience.
We would like to have a lively atmosphere that would create a comfortable, yet superb, environment for our out-of-town guests. Budget is not a main concern but since this is a large party we would like to keep it within a reasonable range (under 40 GBP/ $60USD per person before drinks). I am a bit of a foodie and appreciate quality ingredients but service must be fantastic for this important group.
I'd like to keep with a menu that would appeal to many different tastes but would be open to Indian, Thai or other specific cuisines if it's spectacular.
The dinner is next week so I'm in need of help ASAP, please?!
My list of options so far is:
Launceston Place - this is the closest in distance so appealing that we could walk but reviewers have mentioned that it's a bit "dated"
Pollen Street Social - looks like the most appealing environment/closest to what I'm envisioning but it's a taxi drive away and might not be able to accomodate all of us
Moti Mahal - would prefer to stay away from a cuisine that might not appeal to all guests but they have great reviews
Boca di Lupo - looks great and have inquired about a reservation here
Cinnamon Club (have made a "safety" reservation here)
Please help! Much thanks!