FIRST at The Athenaeum

About FIRST at The Athenaeum

FIRST at The Athenaeum is an entire floor dedicated to private dining and special events. Sited on Piccadilly, FIRST has an ideal location between the airport and the West End. There are three luxurious rooms with state-of-the-art facilities. The Macallan Suite has Art Nouvelle-inspired decor, with hand-woven Japanese silk wall coverings, dramatic bevelled mirrors and a silver leaf cabinet. The Ardmore Room is a stylish, elegant room with sleek paneling of European walnut. The Bowmore Room has the ambience of a grand country house, with paneled cabinetry and warm terracotta drapes and carpets. The Bowmore and Ardmore rooms enjoy a balcony area perfect for drinks overlooking the lobby. Flooded with sunlight and overlooking Green Park, these rooms are ideal for daytime events. All the rooms can be utilised together, making the FIRST floor one combined space. FIRST personalised event management and warm, friendly atmosphere will guarantee that your meeting, special meal, reception, themed party or wedding is unforgettable.

Private Dining Menu 1


- Feuilletté of smoked haddock & tiger prawns, chive cream & crispy leeks
- Chicken & wild mushroom consommé with pesto & mascarpone cheese ravioli
- Oak-smoked Scottish salmon with onions & capers

Main Course

- Chargrilled chicken with foie gras & parmesan, sautéed potatoes & baby spinach
- Baked Scottish salmon with Cornish crab & herb crust, champagne sauce, new potatoes & baby onions
- Roast Barbary duck with artichokes, wild mushrooms, shallots & roast potatoes
- Chargrilled cornfed supreme of chicken, rosti potatoes tomato & red onion salsa and seared rocket


- Spiced crème caramel
- Exotic nougat glacé with dark chocolate
- Lemon tart & mango sorbet

- Coffee, tea, infusions & truffles

Additional Information


116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 7BJ

Nearest tube:

Green Park
£42.00 per person

Average Price:

From £42

Opening times:

Available at all times for Private Hire

Dress Code: