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The Happenstance Summer Party Venue

London, EC2M 7DX
  • 350
    Maximum Guests

Celebrate your summer party at The Happenstance, a chic and stylish summer venue in London’s iconic Paternoster Square. With its sophisticated design, delicious dining options, and a lively atmosphere, The Happenstance provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable summer celebration.

The venue’s contemporary design features floor-to-ceiling windows, providing natural light and stunning views of St. Paul’s Cathedral. With a capacity of up to 250 guests seated or 350 guests for a standing party, The Happenstance summer party venue is perfect for corporate events, private parties, and special occasions.

Choose from versatile spaces such as the elegant dining room, the vibrant bar area, or the inviting outdoor terrace for your event. The skilled culinary team works closely with you to create a bespoke menu, showcasing the finest seasonal ingredients and flavours.

Conveniently located in the heart of The City London, The Happenstance Paternoster Square offers excellent transport links for easy guest access. Start planning your dream summer event today!




Google Reviews

1,260 reviews
  • Stephanie Davy
    Stephanie Davy
    5 months ago

    Really nice venue and great location. The tables were pretty. Unfortunately there wasn’t much by way of vibes, staff were polite but service was extremely slow and some orders were wrong despite there being pre orders. The staff didn’t come over particularly happy or experienced and somehow the vibe was just a bit dead. They could have been a lot more welcoming and lively. Main was nice but as a person who doesn’t eat pork or mushrooms and has a nut allergy, there was nothing that I could choose without asking for adjustments. Every vegetarian doesn’t eat nuts and mushrooms and every meat eater doesn’t eat pork! The ox cheek was delicious. The cheese cake didn’t taste as though it was fresh and needed a bit more base but was presented nicely. Overall it was good, could have been better. But we had a nice time anyway.

  • PG25
    2 months ago

    First class in every way. Superb location, great staff and good food! Atmosphere was warm, busy and friendly. Very reasonably priced dishes that were served by lovely staff!!!

  • Andrew Cartwright
    Andrew Cartwright
    8 months ago

    Spent some time enjoying the festival that was going on, and decided to find somewhere to chill for some food - on initial glance we ignored this restaurant as it didn't look like it would be child friendly, but a quick confirmation that they had child menus (and that the kids were happy there was something they liked) and we were shown to a table. Kids wanted inside, and we had a nice table in a corner with lots of comfy cushions. Food and drink ordered fairly quickly and it didn't take too long to come. Recommend the duck salad. It was very nice. In fact we all enjoyed our meals. The kids meals also came with a desert, which made them very happy! The service was very good, and happily disappeared to get the kids more ketchup when they needed it! A nice place, wasn't overly expensive (especially for London), and if visiting the area again would certainly consider coming again.

  • Princess C
    Princess C
    6 months ago

    Private room booking. Decor and the room in general was spectacular. We loved the additions of the blankets and cushions. The room was well sealed off and it even contained a TV which a plethora of shows one could watch! Service was great. Couldn’t fault it. It was the food however which was the disappointment. The starters were lovely, would recommend the calamari. I ordered the goan chicken curry and rice. The curry wasn’t really well flavoured and the rice had hard (undercooked) grains within in. The steak my friends ordered had to be sent back as it was described as being medium, but was clearly well-well-well done! The churros were over fried - super crispy and didn’t have the soft centre one loves in a churro. I would return for the starters and drinks, but not the mains unfortunately. Didn’t live up to expectation. 10/10 service and ambience though.

  • N
    5 months ago

    Christmas work dinner. This was probably the worst dining experience I've ever had. The restaurant was rammed with at least 4 other work dinners and the staff were clearly unable to cope. They only had 2 people serving at the bar so the queue for drinks was out the door. The food was AWFUL! It took 2 hours for the starter to arrive despite everyone pre-ordering weeks in advance. The food was cold, bland and the portions were ridiculously small. -I had soup for starters. The portion size was so small that i could see the bottom of the bowl. When I asked for bread I was told after a 10 minute wait that the kitchen was too busy???? - Mains- I had the 12 hour braised ox cheek.......this was basically a sickly stew with a few pieces of questionable meat. Many of my colleagues got the turkey Christmas dinner which was cold and beige. We were told beforehand that our booking was until 9:30pm but our desserts still had not arrived by this time. Many people from our party had to leave without dessert. I complained to a member of staff who managed to get our desserts out to us at around 10pm. No apology or any sort of compensation. We all left hungry and disappointed.