• Restaurant Kent Orpington Fine Private Dining

    Private Dining and Event Venue at Chapter One

    Elegant Private Dining and Wedding Reception Venue in Locksbottom Kent.

    A truly distinctive Private Dining experience

    Whether planning a wedding reception, dinner party or corporate event, your guests will enjoy an excellent dining experience in comfortable and exclusive surroundings.

    The private dining room is located on the first floor of Chapter One. It is fully air-conditioned and has its own cloakroom and private bar. The stylish setting is perfect for intimate get-togethers or larger gatherings, with a choice of layouts providing a seating capacity of up to 50 people. The minimum spend is £1,000.00.

    • Always love to go to Chapter One, the best restaurant in the area.

      I had the private room for my birthday in July, it was superb, the staff were excellent and my guests said how they had enjoyed the food. We were there last night for dinner, again we found the food spot on, the staff so helpful and friendly. Always love to go to Chapter One the best restaurant in the area.

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      Restaurant Kent Orpington Fine Private Dining

      Conference


      A rectangular table which can hold from 2 up to 18 guests.

      Restaurant Kent Orpington Fine Private Dining
      Boardroom

      A long rectangular table which can hold up to 18 guests.

      You have 7 along each of the long sides and 2 at the top and bottom.

      Restaurant Kent Conference Room Private Dining
      Horseshoe

      Seating Layout: Horseshoe

      This layout can hold up to 20 guests.

      Essentially it is an upside down U shape and is perfect for smaller weddings.

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      Round Tables


      Seating Layout: Round Tables

      Perfect for parties of 20 and over.

      This is the most popular seating plan. Each table comfortably seats 10 people on each table which takes the maximum seating capacity to 50.

      Restaurant Kent Orpington Fine Private Dining

      Weddings


      Celebrate your wedding with family and friends at Chapter One.

      The private dining room will be exclusively yours to host a wedding reception in our exclusive surroundings.

      We have created a delicious choice of menus to suit all tastes, including imaginative vegetarian dishes. Our superb wine list offers an extensive range of options, from light, crisp whites and robust reds to delicious dessert wines and sparkling champagne.

      Our expert events team will take care of every detail, from table layouts to personalised menus, and ensure we cater for any specific dietary requirements, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the experience.

      Restaurant Kent Orpington Fine Private Dining

      HINTS & TIPS


      Holding a Private Function in Kent

      The first point to say is that there are lots of different ways a function can be hosted at this venue and we need to understand from you what you want to achieve after all we are representing you and hosting the function on your behalf.

      Here are a list of things you need to consider obviously some may not be relevant to all types of function:

      WHAT TIME WOULD YOU LIKE TO EAT?

      Have you got any vegetarians, diabetics or other special dietary requirements ie coeliacs etc?

      Are any children attending the function are they going to have the same menu as the adults?

      How long would you like for your reception drinks? (the average is 1-2 hours before dining).

      WHAT DRINKS DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR RECEPTION?

      Here’s a choice of a few:

      Champagne reception, with or without the bar to be open for any other drinks ordered.

      Wine reception with or without the bar to be open for any other drinks ordered.

      The bar to be open so people can choose whatever drink they like.

      Cash bar (ie guests pay for their own drinks)
      Tea & coffee upon arrival (possible option for funeral receptions)

      WHICH WINES WOULD YOU LIKE SERVED WITH YOUR MEAL – RED AND WHITE?

      Do you want the wine to be free flowing ie; we keep the wine flowing?

      Or a certain amount allocated and then we will have a quiet word to let you know if you reach the allocation so you can let us know whether you want to carry on?

      Or a certain amount allocated and once it is all gone then that is it?

      DOES THE BAR STAY OPEN THROUGHOUT?

      Do you want mineral waters – still & sparkling, or jugs of tap water?

      Are you having a Champagne toast after the meal?

      Would you like us to offer your guests an after-dinner liqueur?

      Do you want the wine to carry on being served after the meal has finished?

      Do you want the bar to stay open after the meal has finished?

      WHAT SORT OF SEATING PLAN DO YOU WANT?

      Boardroom (up to 18 people)
      Horseshoe (up to 24 people)
      Round tables (up to 50 people)

      WHAT SORT OF MUSIC DO YOU WANT PLAYED?

      We have a mixed selection of gentle background music, ie classical, jazz etc but you are welcome to bring your own playlist remember the music cannot be too loud.

      ARE YOU HAVING A FORMAL SEATING PLAN?

      We can type up the seating plan and write all the place cards.

      Would you like a message to be added on your menu ie;

      ‘Welcome and thank you for joining us on the celebration of…’

      DO YOU WANT ANY SPECIAL FLOWERS TO BE ORGANISED?

      We provide artificial flowers in the room, but if you want something special we are happy to organise it for you.

      ARE YOU HAVING A CAKE?

      Are we providing it or you are welcome to provide your own?

      If it is a birthday is the cake a surprise?

      When would you like it served with a Champagne toast? or with coffee?

      For weddings specifically what shape is your cake? – so we can organise the cake stand.

      ARE YOU HAVING SPEECHES?

      Would you like us to hold the bride and groom back and formally announce you?

      Are we presenting flowers to mothers/bridesmaids etc?

      Location

      CHAPTER ONE
      Farnborough Common
      Locksbottom, Orpington
      Kent BR6 8NF

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      Chapter One Restaurant Locksbottom Orpington Kent, south London one of the best restaurants a perfect place to meet, to eat and to drink.
      RESERVATION HOURS
      LUNCH
      Wednesday to Thursday
      12:00 - 2:00pm

      Friday to Saturday
      12.00 - 2:30pm

      Sunday
      12:00 - 3:00pm

      DINNER
      Wednesday to Thursday
      6:30pm - 9:00pm

      Friday to Saturday
      6:30pm - 9:30pm

      Restaurant Closed
      Monday and Tuesday
      Chapter One Restaurant Locksbottom Orpington Kent, south London one of the best restaurants a perfect place to meet, to eat and to drink.