Words would not do justice to the grand appeal that The Criterion Restaurant holds. Today, it is renowned as Savini At Criterion as well. This is the restaurant where Arthur Conan Doyle envisioned the crucial meeting between the enigmatic detective, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Existing since 1874, this Grade II listed restaurant also observed the feisty negotiations between Winston Churchill and David Lloyd George. Also, the magnificent look of this particular restaurant located in Piccadilly Circus has been beautifully captured in popular Hollywood movies, such as the Dark Knight. If you are looking for a venue with a strong individual character, this is it! Plan ahead! Contact us today to reserve this venue for an effortlessly memorable event in London.

Event Spaces in Criterion Restaurant

Restaurant + Terrace

Stunning event space featuring a breath-taking ceiling made of gold mosaic tiles, the Restaurant is one of the most opulent spaces in the Criterion. Alternatively, the Terrace is the most versatile space which can be used as a dance floor as per event needs for 72 people in seating. The Restaurant has capacity for 400 guests in standing set-up.


The Terrace is a perfect place to host fashion shows, product launches, receptions or dinners. It offers charming place for semi-private parties for up to 72 people in seating arrangement. You can request for a screen or projector as per the event requirements. The team of professionals will provide creative ideas and ensure smooth execution of the event.

Facilities of Criterion Restaurant

  • Alcohol License
  • Audio Visual
  • Catering
  • Children Permitted
  • Dance Floor
  • Disabled Access
  • Late Licence
  • LED Lighitng
  • Outdoor Areas
  • Staff
  • Theming/Decorations
  • Wedding Licence
  • Disco/DJ Hire
  • Live Music
  • Modern European
Venue Type
  • Restaurants and Bars

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Worth Knowing About Criterion Restaurant

Venue Type: Bar/Restaurant/Historic building
Capacity: 300
Catering: Truly bespoke service
Accommodation: Can be arranged nearby
Exclusive use may be available on request*

What We love about Criterion Restaurant

  • Bespoke features with lavish arrangements
  • Unique designs in Neo-Byzantine style and glittering gold interiors

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