Winter Domes at Somerset House

Winter Domes at Somerset House

River Terrace

Due to the latest government guidelines, we are unfortunately no longer able to open operate Winter Domes but very much hope to re-open at a later date. If you have previously made a booking there will be no cancellation fees. We will update with more information as soon as we are able to.


About Winter Domes

The Winter Domes at Somerset House offer an exceptional private dining experience within your very own winter dome, set in one of London’s best loved and most iconic open spaces.

Choose from a range of delicious lunch, afternoon tea and dinner menus, each perfect for a festive gathering. The range of indulgent dishes have been designed by an award-winning culinary team and are a perfect treat for this festive season.

Booking for Winter Domes is paused until the New Year, but the information below will apply as and when we are back on sale.

The Winter Domes are classed as an indoor space/ structure, and we are accepting bookings of up to 6 guests of household bubbles, support bubbles and business meetings.

Dietary requirements can be catered for, please advise the waiting team when ordering and provide information within your booking reservation when prompted.

This special experience is brought to you by Alison Price & Co, part of Eventist Group. Experts in event catering and fine dining, Alison Price has been creating beautiful parties for royalty, heads of state, celebrities and private individuals for almost 40 years.

The winter domes have a minimum booking size of 4 guests and can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests – this is inclusive of children.

For further information please contact:

Available Times

Lunch – from 12.15 to 15.30 
Afternoon Tea – from 14.30 to 15.30 
Early Dinner – from 16.45 to 17.45 
Dinner – from 19.00 to 20.00

Booking Terms
  • For bookings between 14.00 - 15.30 please add to the booking visit notes if you would like the Lunch or Afternoon Tea menu.
  • Bookings are for 2 hours maximum.
  • Minimum spend:
    Minimum spend applies for Winter Dome dinner reservations only:
    For any reservations after 16.00 for Early Dinner there will be a £300.00 per Winter Dome spend requirement.
    For guests arriving at or after 19.00 there will be a £350.00 per Winter Dome spend requirement.
  • Credit card details are taken at the time of booking but no payment is charged.
  • Cancelled bookings within 7 days carry a charge of £35 per person for Dinner, £20 per person for Lunch/Afternoon Tea, or if arriving more than 15 minutes after booking time.
  • Bookings are for a minimum of 4 guests and a maximum of 6. Parties of less than 4 will be charged the per person cancellation charge for each guest fewer than the minimum.
  • A service charge of 12.5% will be added to winter dome bookings and winter dome minimum spends.
Covid Security Information

Winter Domes at Somerset House is following all government advice to be Covid secure and will update our offering as official guidance evolves. We are closing at 22.00 as mandated by government.

We wish to make it clear – when the topic is business, you can still meet over a fabulous working lunch or dinner without the restriction of the ‘single household rule’, i.e. mixed households are permitted up to six guests. So within our unique winter domes, you can enjoy a fabulous lunch or dinner with your colleagues. 

We are implementing the following procedures:


  1. Limiting our overall venue capacity. 

  1. Limiting the allowed number of guests per table. 

  1. Marking physical distancing measurements throughout the venue. 

  1. Keeping all tables physically distanced to current guidelines. 

  1. Our service offering is TABLE SERVICE ONLY for food and drinks to reduce staff contact with guests.

  1. Contactless payment only. 

  1. Managing capacity within the toilet areas – queuing system will be in effect. 

  1. Requiring reservations and booking to allow us to operate full track and trace. 

  1. Setting time limits on bookings. 

  1. Installing public and staff sanitising locations. 

  1. Requiring all staff to wash hands every time they enter the venue, anytime they touch their face, and every 20 minutes. 

  1. Implementing signage throughout the venue to remind guests to physically distance or wear face-coverings when appropriate. 

  1. Operating a one-way traffic system on arrival throughout the venue. 

  1. Dedicated cleaning staff disinfecting common touch points. 

  1. Operating rigorous staff workstation cleaning between shift changeovers. 

  1. We ask all guests to be mindful of maintaining physical distance with staff and other guests and to follow all recommended government advice. 

Our hosts will be on hand to answer any questions and facilitate your visit. 

Security & Privacy Policy for Eventist       

This event is managed entirely by Eventist Group. All bookings for Winter Domes at Somerset House will be made via Open Table, a 3rd party ticketing platform. Somerset House Trust does not have responsibility for bookings or data management. 

Eventist Group Ltd is committed to protecting your personal information. This policy aims to help you to understand what information we might collect about you and how we use it and to demonstrate our commitment to the protection of your personal information.  

For all our services, the data controller — the company that’s responsible for your privacy, is Eventist Group Limited, registered Company Number: 03209530. Registered address: Units 1 – 4 Trade City, Brooklands Industrial Estate, Weybridge, Surrey, England, KT13 0YF 

Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to or by writing to Eventist Group Ltd at the address above. Alternatively, you can telephone 0844 875 0040. If you have further questions about our policy, please get in touch with our head office on

Frequently Asked Questions

When do Somerset House Winter Domes open?

The winer domes are open generally Wednesday through to Sunday.

Reservations are currently available from 22 January until 21 February 2021.

What are the opening times for the Somerset House Winter Domes?    

Wednesday through to Sunday
Winter Dome Lunch - reservations from 12.15 to 15.30
Winter Dome Afternoon Tea - reservations from 14..30 to 15.30
Winter Dome Early Dinner - reservations from 16.45 to 17.45
Winter Dome Dinner - reservations from 19.00 to 20.00 

If I have queries about my booking, what telephone number can I call?

Please call 0207 840 7626 – there will be an answering service if it’s unattended – the most efficient way to contact us is via the email

What do I do if I need to cancel my booking? Is there a penalty?

Credit card details are taken at the time of booking but no payment is charged.

Should you need to cancel your booking within 7 days of your reservation, a cancellation charge of £35 per person for a dinner booking or £20 per person for a lunch or afternoon tea booking will be charged.

Failure to arrive for your booking within 15 minutes of your booking time may also incur this cancellation charge.

Cancellations are through your booking with Open Table.

What happens if lockdown is extended?

We are reliant upon the current government guidance. However, if there is an extension we will contact you to rearrange your booking. Should you be unable to make a new reservation for an alternative date your booking will be automatically cancelled by us and no payment will be due.


What is the minimum number of guests for a winter dome?

The minimum requirement for a Winter Dome is 4 guests and a maximum of 6 – this is inclusive of children.

Is there a minimum spend?

Minimum spend applies for Winter Dome dinner reservations only:
For any reservations after 16.00 for Early Dinner there will be a £300.00 per Winter Dome spend requirement.
For guests arriving at or after 19.00 there will be a £350.00 per Winter Dome spend requirement.

Can I pay by cash?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept cash payments as we are adhering to Covid safe guidelines.

How long is my booking for?

For all reservations we require your winter dome back after 2 hours.

Are the Winter Domes heated?

Yes, all winter domes are heated.

Do you cater for dietary requirements?

All of our menus are available on our website. Should you have any specific requirements related to an allergy or intolerance, please specify at the time of your booking and our team will assist you with the menu on the day.

Are children allowed?

Children of all ages are welcome in the winter domes. We request you do please count them (babies included) within your final booking size. If a highchair is required please specify at your time of booking. A child’s menu is available on request.

Are animals allowed?

Guide dogs only.

Is there step-free access?

The winter domes are not totally step free. We will have ramps for wheelchairs available; please advise when making your booking.

How do I get to Winter Domes?

Winter Domes at Somerset House reception desk is situated within the Seamen’s Hall, on the south side of the Courtyard (river side). Closest access is from Waterloo Bridge along the Somerset House River Terrace, access is also possible from the Somerset House entrance on the Strand.