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Written by Luke Bull
October 15, 2022
The best venues for private dining in Birmingham
The home of the British Balti, the pork scratching and the imaginatively named Birmingham Soup, it sometimes seems as if every Brummie dish was designed to accompany a pint. Hey, you'll find no complaints here.
Birmingham, though, has a lot more on offer. The city is a mixing pot of cultures, classes and cuisines. and what better way to enjoy every bit the city has on offer than to hire out your own private dining room in Birmingham?
With so many beautiful spaces being filled with the wafting smells of a thousand recipes, now is the best time to book ahead and get a dining experience like no other. And guess what. We've found the very best private dining rooms for you. We're nice like that.
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1. A Birmingham private dining venue for cutting edge Indian food: Opheem
You can never have too many fine dining spots and this Birmingham venue proves that. Michelin starred, Opheem's delightful Indian cuisine certainly makes its mark on the streets of Brum.
Aktar Islam’s passion is evident. As founder of this exclusive Birmingham private dining experience, he is constantly pushing the boundaries in the culinary world.
If it’s your mum’s birthday or your best friend’s engagement then definitely head here to celebrate. Opheem’s private room can host up to 12 guests, ideal for intimate meals. Moreover, the delicious Indian cuisine can make any business lunch sparkle.
2. A Birmingham private dining experience for those who enjoy the finer things in life: Marco Pierre White at The Cube
Fancy a once in a lifetime Birmingham dining experience? Then check out this restaurant, located on the highest level of The Cube (we hope you’re not scared of heights).
With 360-degree views of Birmingham’s stunning skyline, this private dining venue is unmatched. Moreover, it is perfect for a huge variety of events. Able to host up to 22 people, this space is perfect for hosting anything from a family dinner to a corporate event.
We can’t think of a better place to tuck into your premium steaks or delicious cocktails, can you?
3. A British private dining experience with that elusive star: Purnell’s
Chic, modern, sophisticated — what more can you ask for in private dining? Luckily for you we have a restaurant which fulfils all three. Glynn Purnell’s eponymous Birmingham venue is Michelin starred and a delicious celebration of British cuisine.
An exclusive private dining room is available for up to 12 people to enjoy. Choose from either their lunch, dinner or tasting menu (beware, it might take you a while).
Go for the Tasting menu which, available for lunch Wednesday to Saturday and for dinner Tuesday to Saturday, gives you a breadth the beautiful dishes on offer.
4. A Birmingham private dining experience which will have your mouth watering: Function Suite, Jojolapa
If you haven’t heard of this Nepalese bar and restaurant then listen up. Situated in central Birmingham, this private dining experience guarantees the best food.
Able to host 80 seated or 100 standing, there’s plenty of room for everyone. They offer a sprawling menu of Nepalese deliciousness as well as the most inventive drinks. Anyone fancy a Hubba Bubba cocktail?
Just to warn you, minimum spend does apply. This shouldn’t bother you though, the food and drinks are both so delicious that it will be hard to resist seconds.
Oh, if you haven't tried Momos yet – why not?
5. A Birmingham private dining experience for a taste of Paris: Rouge Brasserie, Birmingham Bullring
Dreaming of a getaway to Paris? Unfortunately, we can’t help you with that but we can offer you the next best thing. This private dining venue in Birmingham is sure to satisfy your cravings for French cuisine.
The sleek and sophisticated interiors are guaranteed to impress. Moreover, this private dining room has a versatile capacity of 6-40 guests.
If the working week is not over, don’t worry — you can still get involved in the fun. From Monday to Friday you can hire out this Birmingham private dining venue for your corporate meetings. Bon Appétit
6. A Birmingham private dining venue for the adventurous: Aluna, Birmingham
This Birmingham private dining venue is for those who like to take a walk on the wild side.
You have two options for private dining — you can hire either the whole venue or just the bar (which is still semi – private). The former can host up to 200, whereas the latter is capped at 80 people.
Enough about the logistics, we know you really want to hear about the drinks. Whether you opt for a vaccine shot or sip from their Deadly Elixir, one thing’s for sure — drink at your own risk.
7. An exclusive private dining experience in Birmingham: Divide, About Dining
If you think we are going to talk about one of Ed Sheeran’s albums then sadly you’re wrong. However, we have something much better to offer (sorry Ed). Divide’s offering of fine dining in Birmingham will have you singing your heart out.
This Michelin recognised private dining venue uses seasonal produce to create their delicious food. We recommend you opt for their 6-course set menu — it’s as luxurious as it sounds.
And if you’re looking for a touch more privacy, then opt for their private dining room – able to seat up to 16.
8. A private dining restaurant to please all: The Ivy, Temple Row
The Ivy have rightly established a reputation for beautiful spaces serving memorable food. The Birmingham offering, thankfully, does not drop the ball.
Overlooking St. Philip’s Cathedral, the Archer Room is in the centre of Birmingham’s electric atmosphere. Whether you choose to host 20 people seated, or 40 standing, the choice is all yours.
Following the Ivy standard, the aesthetics of the private dining room will leave you in wonder. Inspired by art deco, the walls are covered with local artwork symbolic to Birmingham.
9. A serene private dining experience which feels like a dream: Simpsons
Bright, airy, with tasteful facades and well-chosen interiors, Simpsons is Birmingham's private dining option for those looking for heritage and elegance.
This Edgbaston restaurant uses the finest seasonal ingredients to produce awe-inspiring interpretations of British classics.
With multiple awards under their belt (including a Michelin star), you’re in safe hands. Moreover, their private dining experience is awe-inspiring. Able to seat up to 14, this venue is perfect for anything from a family dinner to a corporate event.
The exclusive Birmingham private dining room also opens onto the scenic gardens, like something out of Austen. Delightful.
More of the best private dining rooms in Birmingham
Do you have a dream private dining experience? The right private dining room can make or break your culinary adventure. Browse the very best of private dining rooms in Birmingham and you could be eating al fresco with your friends or tasting a cutting-edge menu in your own chic private space. Hiring a private dining room near you has never been easier. From large restaurant dining rooms to cosy little cafes and brasseries, experience the best Birmingham has to offer. Have a look at these stunning private dining rooms and get some ideas for where to have your next event. Alternatively, tell us exactly what you need and we'll make sure the very best Birmingham venues respond to your enquiry.
Our favourite private dining rooms in Birmingham
Marco Pierre White at The Cube - Private Dining Room
The Glee Club Birmingham - Lounge Bar
Birmingham New Street
Aluna Birmingham - Bar
Birmingham New Street
Marco Pierre White at The Cube - Champagne Room
Marco Pierre White at The Cube - Private Event Room
Marco Pierre White at The Cube - Marco Pierre Whites Birmingham
Opus Restaurant - Opus 1
Birmingham Snow Hill
Opus Restaurant - Kitchen Table
Birmingham Snow Hill
Pitcher and Piano Birmingham - Private Dining Room
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Your guide to booking Birmingham's private dining rooms
Looking to enjoy some of Birmingham's best cuisine without fighting off crowds of fellow diners? A private dining room is a fantastic choice for those who want to eat exclusively and elevate their foodie Birmingham event to a whole new level. There are a lot of pitfalls when it comes to booking a great private dining room, use this HeadBox guide to hire out the very best, just like a professional planner.
Plan the Menu and Book Your Event
Before you book a private dining room, you need to know what your guests are going to eat. Do you want an a la carte meal, with a small menu, or are you going to throw a dinner party, with a 3-course meal, wine, and whatever else you can think of? How about the type of food you'll want your dining room to serve. Birmingham is an amazing multicultural city that brings together dishes and restaurants from all corners of the globe. You can bring the heat with an Asian curry private dining experience, or book a private dining room at your local pub and indulge in the boozy classics.
Be Smart - Book early
Be sure to do your research and book as soon as you know for definite the date you would like to host your private dining event. Being early ensures that you get the right Birmingham location to avoid any hiccups in the planning. A number of venues will fill up quickly, especially during the peak holiday season. By booking in advance, you will avoid disappointment and your fellow diners will thank you for your preparation.
Vegans, veggies and everything else
Dietary alternatives have hit the mainstream in the past few years, and there's a high chance that one of your guests will have a specific requirement when it comes to what they're willing to eat at your Birmingham private dining room experience. Fortunately, the city's culinary scene does not shy away from accommodating a whole range of lifestyle choices and you won't have much trouble getting specific meals onto your event's menu. Just make sure to let the venues know exactly what you want, so they have time to accommodate your booking.
For private dining venues in Birmingham, you're spoilt for choice. Here are a few extra special ones that we vouch for:
Private Dining Room, Marco Pierre White at The Cube – With a 360-degree panoramic view of Birmingham, this breathtaking private dining room is a must-visit venue.
Bar, Aluna – Everything from the quirky decor, and neon lights to the floor-to-ceiling windows and canalside views of Brum, makes this venue a fun place to have your next private dinner.
There really is no one answer to this question: so many variables come into play when understanding the cost of exclusive hire of a private dining room. How many guests are you planning for? Is the venue for the day, an afternoon, or the night? The good news is that you can find a venue for pretty much any budget (okay, almost any budget). Instead of letting the venue dictate the price, our advice is to be proactive and set a budget that you feel comfortable with – this way the right venues can reach out to you through HeadBox.
There are lots of ways to book a Birmingham private dining room. You can do the old-fashioned thing and pick up the phone, or email the venue directly. Unfortunately, lots of venues are busy and may not get back to you in time. That's where we come in. Give us your enquiry and we'll reach out to the best private dining venues in Birmingham and let you enjoy your free time. Easy.