Jaspers surprise birthday @ M Threadneedle St
So it’s safe to say I won’t be organising a surprise event again any time soon! Every day for the past month I’ve struggled not to blurt out updates to the plan and just say “Ooo I’ve had confirmation from the venue and payment from all 14 people that are going to be waiting there for your surprise!!” Oh dear.
But somehow I managed to keep Jaspers 24th birthday meal a complete secret - go me! The look on his face was so worth it.
Jasper’s always said how he’d love to hire a private dining room for a group of friends, but he’s never managed to get everyone together to do it. Uni, work, other birthdays, there’s always been a reason not to have everyone free. However, now all his friends are back from Uni after some stressful organisation I managed to get everyone together!
Through innerplace I booked the messany private dining room at M Threadneedle Street. I’d never heard of this restaurant before however I always go to Innerplace’s list of restaurants for inspiration and so I trusted it would be good. And wow, I was not wrong! The restaurant is stunning with dark floors and walls, gold accessories and moody lighting, and the messany level was perfect for our group being partly closed off yet keeping the atmosphere of the restaurant.
Described as “Swanky, spacious setting for 2 restaurants (Grill and RAW bar), plus a wine bar and lounge with DJs” they were also the winner of ‘Best London Steak Resturant 2017’. Perfect.
We had the choice of 3 menus: Butchers Feast, M Grill or Classic M and we chose the M grill which featured baby Spatchcock, wood smoked lamb cutlets and Botswana Ribeye (amazing) along with either a Dulce de leche flan, chocolate & blackberry tart or lemon & pichaccio tart. Dreamy.
Booking through Innerplace we were given a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival; plus birthday boy Jasper was given a signed cookbook from the chef which he LOVED and which got me bonus points!! They also somehow found out it had been my birthday that week too and brought me out a birthday plate with Jaspers which was a lovely touch!
Overall the food was absolutely delicious, the restaurant was stunning and the company was even better. I had such a great night and I hope for Jasper it will be a birthday not to forget.