Private Dining

The restaurant is available for total exclusive use, for up to 55 people for lunch or dinner.
39 Steps has held many successful private, family and corporate occasions. Each event is designed entirely around your needs, from a champagne cocktail party, summer barbecue, charity lunch, family Sunday celebration an exclusive gourmet dinner boutique wedding or any other occasion you may feel would be suitable.

Each occasion will be designed exclusively for you, in order for us to make the restaurant be entirely at your disposal we adopt a minimum spend policy which will vary depending on your exact requirement, day of the week and time of the party. Prices will be available after the provision of outline details from yourselves.

Also, with the lack of a private dining room our new service, Introduced in April 2007 called the Chef's Table is able to cater for up to 15 guests in your home, and for larger parties you may wish to look at our events catering company “The Fresh Approach”


To create the desired atmosphere may we suggest some of the following ideas.
Wether a boutique wedding, family celebration or corporate event, live music always enhances the atmosphere as your guests are arriving whilst they have drinks, a particular favorite is a Jazz Trio or a pianist and we can recommend a wide and varied selection of performers.
A celebration drink will be offered to your guests and bearing in mind the time of year any of the following make wonderful aperitif.

• Champagne - choose from 39 Steps extensive selection of quality champagne houses
• Kir - House white wine with Crème de Cassis liquor, a delightful pleasant summer drink which is pink in colour and suits all tastes
• Bucks Fizz, sparkling white wine and fresh orange juice
• Classical Bucks Fizz, Champagne with fresh orange juice
• Pimms Cocktail, traditional Gin based Summer punch
• 39 Steps Hot Mulled Wine for the autumn or winter wedding

Our famous canapés are amongst the best in the country, just a few of our mouth watering delights are:

• Burrata on Home Dried Vine Tomato
• Tiny Yorkshire Puddings with Scotch Beef
• Miniature Shepherds Pie
• Monkfish Tandoori, Spiced Chick Peas
• Home Smoked Salmon, Avruga Caviar
• Pan Fried Foie Gras with Caramelized Oranges

Your Party

Your guests will be seated in the main restaurant. The menus are designed to reflect the high qualities for which the 39 Steps Restaurant is renowned. Chef has designed the menus principally for balance and value, however, each course is individually priced so that you may substitute any dish with ease. Chef insists upon only the best, freshest, personally sourced local produce wherever possible. These products are then transformed into a tempting menu that will leave you, quite literally bowled over as the kitchen creates exciting and innovative dishes for your enjoyment on this special occasion.

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Fish Dishes
Fish and shellfish dishes are always available at any stage of the menu. Chef will happily provide you with an additional selection of seasonal seafood & fish dishes. Please ask for further details.

Vegetarian Meals
Vegetarians are always treated with a great deal of respect and therefore when required we will introduce exciting and different creations that will delight your guests.

Children will be well looked after, with smaller portions without sauces being gladly provided if necessary. Cold plates will be used for safety. Children twelve years and under are charged half price and children under the age of two are complimentary.
We whole heartedly welcome children at all times at the 39 Steps. If there are a large group of children attending it is good idea to employ a suitable number of qualified child carer’s for the day as we find this is of benefit to the parents and enhances the whole reception.


The 39 Steps Restaurant has an extensive wine list to suit varying tastes and budgets. Please ask for a copy of our wine list.
Once you have chosen your menu we are more than happy to assist with food & wine matching combinations.
When calculating your budget, four 175ml glasses are poured from a 75cl bottle and six 125ml glasses for champagne or sparkling wine. As a general guide we would suggest that during the meal three glasses of wine per person is adequate and that four is rarely exceeded.

The 39 Wine's passion lies truly in the wine cellar, the experience and enthusiasm for matching combinations of food and wine is well known. We have access to source wines from all over the world and an endless list is available. The wines chosen vary from great value for money to some of the most famous makers in the world.

Click on the 39Wine link on the menu for further information.


With twenty five years experience behind the 39 Steps, The Fresh Approach is fast becoming one of the country's leading caterers and is an ideal partner for your celebration either at home, in a marquee or at a selected venue.

• A five star management team has been brought together to deliver this unique product
• This team is able to interpret the ethos of the 39 Steps food and service at any venue
• With an ability to understand the client's needs and a conviction to leave nothing to chance
• Menu design - quality produce and passionate production
• Cocktail receptions - stunning canapés
• Eating al fresco - enjoy the famous 39 Steps barbeques
• Undercover - perfect marquee weddings executed with style
• Themed - design
• Any time - Any place - Anywhere