Cabinet War Rooms

About Cabinet War Rooms

On becoming PM in May 1940, "the man of the 20th century", Winston Churchill visited the underground War Cabinet Rooms and declared: "This is a room from which I will direct the war". And he did. When the war ended the rooms were abandoned, known about only by senior government figures until in 1981 Margaret Thatcher declared the site as an educational museum. Today, thanks to a grand restoration job, the likes of you and I can wine, dine, dance and make business deals (if not make decisions crucial to the nation’s survival, alas) in a number of historically important period rooms that look just as they did during when bombs were being dropped over London. Each of varying capacity, there’s the business mod-con filled Auditorium and Plant Room 7, the shiny-floored Churchill Room (soon to be turned into a museum) which suits dinner dances and similar receptions, and the smaller Switchboard Room. If you feel your guests deserve that extra touch, you could always add to the occasion by throwing in a guided tour or a talk.

Banquet selector menu


-Tartlet of Plum tomato and goats cheese with virgin olive oil and herb salad - £4.65
-Roasted chicken caesar salad with grilled cherry tomatoes - £5.50
-Brandade of Smoked salmon with creamy potato and chive salad £5.65
-Potato and chicken liver terrine with a salad of mixed herbs and beetroot dressing - £5.20
-Slow roasted sweet peppers filled with tomatoes, pan-fried garlic and a sprig of soft thyme - £5.50

Main Course

-Fillet of beef capped with wild mushrooms on a bed of savoy cabbage with a port wine sauce - £18.50
-Roast sirloin of beef with traditional Yorkshire pudding, Duchess potatoes and a classic roast gravy - £17.95
-Slow cooked shank of lamb over caramelised mash with roasted vegetables and redcurrant jus - £18.50
-Cannon of lamb with potato and leek rosti, honey roasted root vegetables with a Madeira infused jus - £17.50
-Corn fed chicken supreme filled with tomato and garlic farce on bubble and squeak - £16.95
-Confit of duck with braised red cabbage and scallion mash and a reduction of raspberries and soy - £17.95

Additional courses and vegetarian dishes are available


-Apricot and caramel charlotte with calvados cream - £6.25
-Souffle glace Grand Marnier with a mango sauce - £5.80
-Marbled truffle with a raspberry coulis - £4.95
-White and dark chocolate mousse with redcurrent and berry coulis - £4.75
-Traditional treacle sponge with thick custard - £4.95

Additional Information


Clive Steps, King Charles Street, SW1A 2AQ

Nearest tube:

Guests may create one set menu from the choices below to suit their event

Average Price:

£40 (€56)

Opening times:

8am - 11pm all year round. Closed Christmas, Boxing and New Years day.

Dress Code: