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Written by Luke Bull

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July 27, 2023

Our favourite private dining rooms in the City of London

The population of London is ever-growing. With around 9 million people, London's food scene has never been bigger. With restaurants bringing both national and global dishes to the menu it can make it extremely difficult to choose somewhere to eat. Especially for private dining.

But don't worry, because we have done the searching already. So whether it be private dining for a wedding, a Christmas party or even a corporate event, you have a variety of venues to choose from in London.

So, here are our favourites.

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1. Dine privately under the stars: COMO Metropolitan London

Hyde Park Corner

Just a short walk from Hyde Park Corner is COMO Metropolitan London, a cool and contemporary 5-star hotel.

The White Room is COMO’s private space. In the daytime, this sleek room has a striking glass pyramid roof, filling the space with natural light. In the evenings, the space transforms into a private dining room.

With a capacity of 70, this sophisticated room has a flexible layout to adapt to your needs. Think fresh flowers, black linen, beautiful lighting and your own private mixologist.

Book now for a classy evening that caters to all diets. transforms into a private dining room, complete with your very own mixologist for cocktail parties.

2. City's private dining room in the Orient Express: Bob Bob Ricard


With an array of different caviar and truffle dishes, Bob Bob Ricard in Soho, London, is the epitome of fine dining.

Just around the corner from Piccadilly Circus station is Bob Bob Ricard. Designed by David Collins who drew inspiration from the Orient Express and the Golden Age of Travel, the private dining room is a model of the Royal Dining Carriage, which can seat up to 16 guests with its à la carte menu.

With French & British-inspired cuisine and a “press for champagne” button at every table, top-notch service is certainly what you will get.

Don’t forget to dress elegant and smart, especially if you have booked the Royal Dining Carriage.

3. Private dining rooms in Londons Georgian mansion: Brunswick House


Brunswick House in London defines the word grand. With rooms filled with antiques and high and decorative ceilings, this Gregorian mansion is a suitable venue for private dining in style.

This neo-classical venue offers private hire, with various indoor and outdoor spaces, which can cater for up to 110 guests. However, if you are interested in hosting a larger event, the house can be hired exclusively.

Brunswick Houses restaurant is critically acclaimed for fresh, high-quality dishes and thoughtfully skilled chefs. With the minds of Jackson and Frank Boxer who run Brunswick restaurant, and their experience running their own business, the food and catering will be executed to a high standard.

4. A homely private dining room in London: The Quality Chop House


Running for 153 years and recently adding its own butcher’s next door, The Quality Chop House is the right place for a warm, hearty meal in London.

With plenty of choice from the à la carte menu to the feasting menu, The Quality Chop House takes pride and care in the ingredients they use and the food they present.

There is an option of two rooms to privately hire. Both of which are decadently furnished, with ceiling-high windows and a rustic edge. With the help of Woodhead’s events team, tailor-made events of all sizes will be provided for, with the choice of your own bespoke menu too.

For private dining with up to 14 guests, The Quality Chop House on Farringdon Road is a great place for a warm atmosphere and good food.

5. A private dining room in London with a view: Searcy’s at the Gherkin


A contemporary, modern venue, with panoramic views of London’s cityscape from Searcy’s at the Gherkin.

At the top of one of London's most recognisable skyscrapers, Searcy’s offers private dining overlooking the hustle and bustle of London. Situated on the 38th floor, there is the option of 5 private spaces to eat locally sourced and seasonal dishes.

With room to accommodate up to 140 guests for private dining, you could practically pick your space blindfolded, as every room comes with London's scenery.

There is flexibility around catering for events large and small. So if you want to enjoy a drink with your guests at the Iris bar before moving to a more exclusive space, Searcy’s will work with you to accommodate that.

6. A buzzing semi-private dining experience: Decimo

Kings Cross

Technically this space is only semi-private, but it's such a special space we couldn’t not include it.

Located on the 10th floor of The Standard Hotel, Decimo has floor-to-ceiling windows that look over the city. With Mexican and Spanish influence, the menu can be tailored to your event as can pairings of wine or cocktails.

Guests have the best of both worlds having their own space whilst feeling the buzz from the restaurant and DJs. Open until 2 am, this is one for the partiers.

Find the very best of City of London's private dining rooms

Do you have a dream private dining experience? The right private dining room can make or break your culinary adventure. City of London is packed with fantastic dining rooms, all with their own particular aesthetic and cuisine. Browse the very best of them now and you could be eating alfresco with your friends or tasting a cutting edge menu in your very own chic private space. Hiring a private dining room has never been easier – take a look through our collection or simply tell us what you want and we'll get the venue to contact you.

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