The Ginstitute

Unforgettable food and drink experiences at one of London’s most unique venues.

The Ginstitute, the heart and home of gin, lies in the basement of The Distillery on Portobello Road, a place of culinary craft and artisan libations. It’s here we offer unique events for diners and drinkers wanting something special. From hands-on gin blending experiences to Bon Vivant Masterclasses; insightful Agave sessions and immersive dining.

The Ginstitute

For a venue with all the opulence and class of a bygone era, the History Room at The Ginstitute is one of a kind. Our incarnation of a decadent gin palace is resplendent in wood panelling, mirrors and gin collectables of bottles and manuscripts. Offering up the comfort and intimacy of booth seating, as well as a private bar, The History Room has a unique character of old world charm.

We offer two incredible experiences that can be hosted exclusively for your private party at the History Room .. The Experience and The Bon Vivant Masterclass.

The Experience is a fun and hands on event where our Gin Instructors will share with you their extensive knowledge before guiding you through the art and craft of blending your very own creation. Good times, good spirits and your own unique bottling of gin guaranteed. 

For tips, tricks and insights into the art of cocktail making our Bon Vivant Masterclass delivers the perfect experience. Here you’ll be regaled with historical tales before learning the techniques of preparing some of the all time classics... the Martini, Tom Collins, Negroni, and Clover Club.

This is an interactive experience for everyone from the cocktail enthusiast to the aspiring mixologist.

Capacity Seated 20, Standing 30

The Boardroom

For a stylish private dining room with integrated bar look no further than The Boardroom. This sumptuous setting with its contemporary design is perfect for gatherings, meetings and conferences. With your own private bartender on hand and four course feasts available to order from our kitchens The Boardroom has all you need for a relaxing and convivial get together.

We offer two incredible experiences that can be hosted exclusively for your private party at The Boardroom… The Distillery Presents… and The Agave Sessions. 

The Distillery Presents… offers up gastronomic feasts of storytelling and sublime dining. These immersive experiences serve up fantastical food and drink events where our resident raconteurs take you on a multi-sensory historical journey. Each story is brought to life by a fantastic five course feast. 

Choose from two incredible experiences…

- Tales of glamour and excess: The drinks and dinners of James Bond

- “I’ll have what she’s having” The food and drink of TV and silver screen

The Agave Sessions take you on a magical journey through the wonderful spirits of Mexico. 

This is an in-depth 2 hour masterclass showcasing Mexico’s finest exports, uncovering the history and tradition behind this nation’s legendary spirits.

Discover the nuanced flavours of revered tequilas and mesmerising mescals before barrel-ageing your very own bottle of Herradura Blanco Tequila to take away and enjoy at home. 

Capacity Seated 20, Standing 20


For an elegant and spacious space to dine and entertain GinTonica, with it’s first floor views of the iconic Portobello Road, is the perfect venue. 

Complete with a sweeping corner bar, boasting a curated list of over 100 gins from around the world, and an open plan kitchen serving up a fantastic array of Spanish inspired fare, GinTonica’s relaxed vibe is perfect for hosting informal gatherings both large and small.

Capacity Seated 35, Standing 60

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