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The best restaurants for stag dos in London

The best restaurants for stag dos in London

Planning a stag do? Find the perfect London restaurant to host your stag party

By Annica Wainwright and Anna Kibbey

With more and more London restaurants announcing ‘mixed group only’ policies (even Bunga Bunga’s got one now, would you believe), organising the all-important carb-loading part of a stag party has become quite the challenge. But don’t worry: help is at hand. Whether yours is a beer-fuelled brouhaha or suave steak supper, we’ve got the perfect stag do restaurant for you and your band of best mates.

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Restaurants for stag dos

Bavarian Beerhouse

Restaurants German Clerkenwell

What’s the vibe?
Super-size beers, sausage platters and Dirndl-clad waitresses: welcome to das Stag heaven. Warm up with a stein or two of Bavarian lager, and be sure to wolf down a würst before you hit the Jägertrain, the six-pint stein or the vodka and sherbet Pornobrause. Ask nicely and this fun-loving German-themed beerhouse will even deck your main man out with a stag horn.

Maximum booking
: 50+

The Botanist, Broadgate Circle

Restaurants British Broadgate

What’s the vibe?
Did someone say bottomless?! The Botanist on Broadgate Circle takes London’s biggest lunch craze and whips it into a Saturday night special that’s perfect for stags. Two or three courses – think crispy squid with Sriracha mayo, Longhorn beefburger and sticky toffee pud – with two hours of unlimited wine, beer or fizz for £45/£50 a head. There’s a live band too.

Maximum booking: 25


Mac & Wild

Restaurants British Fitzrovia

What’s the vibe?
A real mancave of a restaurant, Mac & Wild is a stylish shrine to all things Scottish. On the last Saturday of every month, they run an afternoon whisky tasting that’s a great way to kick off a stag. The £35 package includes a cocktail, some canapés and a flight of four or five whiskies. Don’t miss the ‘venimoo’ (half venison, half beef) burger if you stay for dinner after.

Maximum booking: 20

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M Grill

Restaurants Global City of London

What’s the vibe?
Grown-up and suave. With James Bond interiors and fine wines by the glass, this one’s the choice for a more stylish stag. Private dining options start at £52 a head but our pick is the £62 Butcher’s Menu, showcasing favourites from M Grill – including the knocks-your-socks-off braised USDA prime short rib. Find the perfect wine match in the bar’s tasting area before dinner.

Maximum booking: 36


Meat Mission

Restaurants Burgers Shoreditch

What’s the vibe?
You’ll be warmly welcomed in to worship at this temple to animal protein. The food – burgers, hot dogs, wings – is of the grab-it-and-growl variety, and there’s a two-drink limit imposed on some cocktails, including the fairly lethal House Grog. Take the Triple Chili Challenge – ten minutes to devour a green chili cheeseburger, chili dog and chili cheese fries – and eat for free.

Maximum booking: 20

The best restaurants for stag dos in London - Patty & Bun Redchurch street

Patty & Bun Redchurch Street

What’s the vibe?
Flowing beer, flirtatious staff and some of the best beef patties in town (the Ari Gold is an A-Grade cheeseburger), Patty & Bun ticks all the boxes for stag parties. The downstairs den at its boxfresh Shoreditch site allows you and your fellow stags to protein-load in private, with your own bar and DJ decks.

Maximum booking: 25


Pizza East Shoreditch

Restaurants Italian Shoreditch

What’s the vibe?
Urban. Concrete and steel frame a buzzy dining room full of long, shared tables. Groups of 13-18 can have a ‘pizza party’, with a generous amount of antipasti, salads, pizzas and desserts to share, in the semi-private area to one side. The perfect place to carb-load ahead of a night out in Shoreditch – just save your party tricks for later.

Maximum booking: 18

St John

Restaurants British Farringdon and Smithfield

What’s the vibe?
All white. Little but floorboards and a few tins of emulsion were used to transform a loading bay into a PDR at Fergus Henderson’s shrine to nose-to-tail eating. The excitement here comes delivered on plates – or platters, in the case of the glorious Feasting Menu, which will have your crew tucking into whole roast suckling pig or pigeon & trotter pie.

Maximum booking: 16



Restaurants Indian Whitechapel

What’s the vibe?
The ‘stack ‘em high’ mantra goes for everything – spicy lamb chops, tandoori naan breads, customers – but it’s hard to beat this cut-and-thrust Whitechapel Punjabi for a cracking curry to kick off your night. It’s BYOB, and the local offies command a premium, so bulk-buy your beers before you arrive, and pre-book a table to avoid the queue. Last orders are at a stag-friendly 11.30pm.

Maximum booking: 40

The Cuban

Bars and pubs Wine bars Camden Market
What’s the vibe?
Half bar, half restaurant, all party, The Cuban is a one-stop shop for your fiesta Latina: killer mojitos, quesadillas and over 150 rums, as well as a menu of Cuban cigars (plus a large courtyard for smoking them) and live music on Fridays. You and the stags will be skipping out a salsa before you can say ‘gringo borracho’. Make sure you reserve a private area.

Maximum booking: 30

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