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Whether it's the Christmas party or a catch-up with friends, The Royal Exchange is the perfect meeting place


Whatever a Christmas get-together looks like for you, The Royal Exchange has a setting to suit all celebrations. From the lavish surrounds of The Fortum’s Bar & Restaurant in our central courtyard, to the more intimate spaces occupied by Grind and Cutter & Squidge, come and toast the festive season with us in one or more of our exceptional spaces.



All natural artisan bakery Cutter & Squidge is the ideal place to head for a catch-up over one (or more) of its delectable baked goods. If you fancy something a little different over the festive season, why not learn how to create your own showstopping festive cake at a hands-on Cutter and Squidge masterclass.

To enquire about reservations and masterclasses at Cutter & Squidge, please call 0208 453 0212, or email (please specify it is The Royal Exchange destination you are enquiring about).



The Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant can cater for everyone, from small tables to large groups. Its expansive round bar is surrounded by neoclassical pillars, decorative archways and limestone walkways. Full and half-hire of the space is available for private events. There’s also the chance to combine great food with jazz, blues and Motown at Fortnum’s live music nights every Tuesday and Thursday evening.

For reservations at The Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant, please call 0207 7348 040, or email To enquire about group bookings, please email (please specify it is The Royal Exchange destination you are enquiring about).



For micro-businesses or smaller gatherings, Grind – espresso bar by day and cocktail bar by night – is perfect for a more intimate celebration. Its Christmas food menu forgoes traditional fare, with options such as chorizo meatballs, seared trout and blackberry mess. And its world-class coffees and cocktails will help to keep the Christmas spirit alive.

For reservations at Grind, please call 020 3019 1807, or email