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Written by Mae Bristow - 20 May 2024


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For many years the London dining scene was a bit of a world joke. Over the channel, from continental shores, contemptful noises could be heard. "Rosbif," they denigrated us, mocking our tendency to overboil, underseason and, yes, roast. They saw the great white cliffs as a kill zone, a beige quagmire of fallen flavours, textures and smells.


Well, who's laughing now? London has transformed itself into one of the undisputed culinary centres of the globe. A true mixing pot of worldwide techniques, with each day promising a new romp through fields of flavour. Even better, you can separate yourself from the masses with a private dining room – eating without fear of judgement. Here are some of our top private dining experiences in London.


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1. Dine in a historic building: Browns Covent Garden

Covent Garden, London

For a historic venue, head to the heart of The West End to Browns Covent Garden. The Barristers Court is Browns’ high-ceilinged space ideal for an event to impress. It was formally the Westminster Barrister’s courtroom and even has the original Judges bench.


The space is naturally lit and has a 60 or 48-seated capacity. The menu is customisable so whether you want a buffet, a five-course meal or drinks with canapés, Browns is at your service. A large range of drinks is also available alongside a team to aid your event.


For an opulent event housed in a Grade II listed building, this is the one.



2. Like a trip to Nonna's house: Terra Rossa

St Paul's, London

A relatively new and exciting opening, Terra Rossa opens its sister venue to its beloved Islington spot. Their St Paul's venue encompasses the same rustic charm and shares their celebration of Southern Italian cuisine.


With a menu boasting homemade ragu ravioli and their signature orecchiette fresh pasta, diners can enjoy the taste of authentic Italy with a carefully selected wine menu to accompany.


Hire the private dining area for up to 50 seated guests with access to your own exclusive bar. For a larger event, the whole venue is available for up to 150.


A short walk from several stations, choose between Blackfriars, St Pauls or Cannon street to pop over for a Puglian private dining experience.



officina 00 london private dining
officina 00 london private dining

3. Artisanal pasta in Fitzrovia: Officina 00

Fitzrovia, London

Officina 00 is near the pleasant bustle of Goodge Street in Fitzrovia, a contemporary, industrial chic and open restaurant ideal for semi- and full private hire. Alongside a signature cocktail menu and playful twists on classics, featuring tantalising Italian flavours like the Limoncello & Basil Martini, Officina offers a standout wine list and superb artisanal pasta.


It's laidback yet poised, in a prime location, and offers a menu that makes your mouth water to read it. Expect Raviolo Bergese with egg yolk, wild mushroom and miso butter, Ink Tagliatelle with prawns and Padron peppers, and Occhi with lamb Genovese and provolone. Mouth watering yet? Wines, pasta, burrata, cocktails... honestly? We're hard-pressed to find something we don't like at Officina.


Up to 30 guests can be seated at the Fitzrovia location. Perfect for birthday and anniversary celebrations, corporate lunches or dinner. If you want to host more guests, Officina also offers a full restaurant buyout. Pricing is based on a minimum spend.



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americana leading private dining room london

4. A private dining experience offering Southern hospitality: Americana

Leicester Square, London

Enjoy American Southern hospitality and soul-pleasing fare alongside hand-crafted signature cocktails at Americana in Haymarket. Near to both Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus stations, you wouldn't think Americana was located in the heart of London.


The central location and private gallery, the Mezzanine, make Americana one of our top picks for a private dining room experience. The gallery can seat up to 60, and we like the relaxed ambiance, views of the restaurant below, and their "secret bar" (it is perhaps not as secret as they think, but we still like it).


The aromas and flavours of both their food and drinks menu will help you to forget the rainy streets of London, and their Southern hospitality offers you a place to relax and unwind with your guests over great food and even better drinks.



5. Dine privately like you're eating in the Algarve: Casa Do Frango

Piccadilly, London

Labelled by one critic as the best chicken and chips in town, this Heddon Street spot takes its inspiration from Southern Portugal.


Casa Do Frango’s vaulted ceilings and natural windows fill the open space with natural light as their signature Frango Piri-piri sizzles over wood charcoal.


Two intimate private dining rooms are available for up to 14 guests or 28 when the rooms are combined. After guests can head to The Green Room, Casa’s speakeasy-style underground bar serving classic cocktails.


Head here for a Portuguese feast with all the warmth and hospitality of the Algarve, in London.


Minimum spend: £500-£4000 depending on the day



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food at kenza unique private dining in london

6. A Middle Eastern private dining experience in a stunning restaurant: Kenza

Spitalfields, London

Located in Spitalfields near both Liverpool Street and Aldgate stations, Kenza fuses the distinct styles of the Middle East in a space of rich fabrics, cushions, carved tables, and exotic charm with entertainment and music.


The Dar Cherifa private room features hand-painted Arabic calligraphy and an ornate chandelier crafted over 9 months by 12 Moroccan maalem (craftsmen) and can accommodate up to 60 people in several seating configurations. The Dar Lazrak private table can seat up to 14, or hire the entire restaurant with a capacity of 250.


The menu celebrates subtle scents, complex spicing, and traditional ingredients, with each dish meant to be shared between you and your guests, brought to the table in a continuous flow that enables you to enjoy a dining experience like no other.



7. Dine privately within the London buzz with a Japanese-twist: Junsei

Marylebone, London

This Marylebone gem serves promotes an ethos of sharing food with those you love. It specialises in traditional yakitori cooked over binchōtan oak white charcoal as well as a range of authentic Japanese dishes.


Taste delicacies whilst enjoying the tranquil and stylish decor. With many drinks to choose from you may enjoy some Sake, sōchū or Japanese whisky with your meal.


Junsei opens at 1 pm, making it ideal for daytime dining and lunches as well as evenings. This spot is available for private hire so enquire for a feast for both your eyes and taste buds.



8. Private dining for people who like to scroll: Sketch

Mayfair, London

A sort of scourge of Instagram, Sketch has carved its aesthetics into the folds of our brains. Trust us, you’ve seen it.


This decadent venue has all the trimmings in its theatrical interiors. With multiple spaces available for private dining try The Glade, inspired by an enchanted forest with its hand-woven moss carpet.


Also of note is The Millicent Fawcett room, so-called in honour of suffragist Millicent Fawcett which seats 8. This Mayfair spot serves its take on contemporary French cuisine which has collected 3 Michelin stars.



9. Share duck, privately in London: MiMi Mei fair

Mayfair, London

This Georgian townhouse follows the story of the fictional and mysterious empress MiMi. MiMi Mei Fair is the result; A lavish venue that celebrates Chinese culinary arts.


This seductive setting is carefully designed to appeal to the most luxurious. We’re talking open fireplaces and hand-painted silk chinoiserie wallpaper. Two private dining rooms for 6 are hidden below the building for intimate gatherings.


An extensive menu is available with the venue specialising in wood-fired peking duck, widely held to be the best in London. Sharing is encouraged so invite your closest and explore the tale.



10. Cruising and private dining: London Shell Co.

Paddington, London

For a private dining experience that celebrates the deep blue, head to Regent’s Canal to London Shell Co.


Docked in Paddington, guests can enjoy intimate dining on a refurbished Prince Regent canal boat. This floating restaurant offers a seasonal menu that shifts throughout the year, focussing primarily on seafood.


The whole barge has a capacity of up to 80 guests with the private dining room accommodating groups of 12-20 for intimate affairs. Carefully curated wine, cocktails and spirits are served alongside for a luxury experience.


With its opening coinciding with the 200th Anniversary of Regents Canal, get there in time to try their selection of British wild game alongside treasures from the sea.


All aboard!



11. Refined private dining thats beautifully simple: Caia

Notting Hill, London

Nestled in Golborne Road, this elegant Notting Hill spot offers wine and music at its open fire restaurant.


Focusing on seasonal cuisine, Caia prides itself on its simple flavour-first dishes, cooked on the open grill. These crafted sharing plates are complimented by carefully curated wine. With wine from both new upstarts and old classics, guests can enjoy choosing from this playful selection.


Accompany your dining experience with Caia’s acoustics. A range of vinyls spin jazz, funk, soul and disco.


Spread over two floors, the venue has space for up to 54 guests seated. Choose The Wine Room or The Green Room for a semi-private experience to enjoy privacy within the buzz of the restaurant or enquire to discuss flexible options.


Pop on over from Westbourne Park or Ladbroke Grove stations and you’re there.



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12. Take a Portugese trip when you dine privately: Pedro's Wine Bar

Bermondsey, London

A hop, skip and a jump (a few minutes) from Tower Bridge is OPS Wines also known as Pedro's Wine Bar, an ode to Portuguese wine and cuisine.


This elegant venue is located on South East London’s Bermondsey Beer Mile and boasts trendy industrial chic interiors. Think exposed Victoria brickwork and upcycled wooden flooring.


Spanning over two floors, OPS has a full venue capacity of 140 guests and has several versatile spaces for hire. The Mezzanine is ideal for private dining for up to 75 seated guests. The space is flexible to your seating arrangements. Guests can explore the Mediterranean tapas menu with carefully considered wines to complement.


For a taste of the sun (maybe) guests can enjoy sitting on the leafy outdoor terrace. Open your mind to Portugal and fill up that glass.



13. For a dining experience in the boughs and troughs of a tree: Hide and Seek

Mayfair, London

Hide is uniquely modelled on a tree's structure. Its spiralling wooden staircase figures as the trunk which connects its four beautiful dining spaces.


Hidden in the subterranean ‘roots’ are two private dining rooms; Ideal for groups of 4-8, these intimate spaces are carefully designed for the cosiest of dinners (and are situated right next to the impressive below-ground bar).


Within Hide’s sanctuary, seasonal food is served from the à la carte menu alongside a wine to match. Whether it be the Barbecued native lobster, pickled fennel & spiced butter or the Tempura Cornish monkfish with girolles, private dining will be a pleasure.


For slightly larger groups, try hide and seek, a lighter and stylish room for up to 20.


Just a short walk from Piccadilly Circus station and you’re there.



14. Not Wetherspoons: Upstairs at The George

Oxford Circus, London

The George is a grade II listed pub that runs an elevated restaurant above it. Upstairs at The George is fitted with original Victorian features including its ornate fireplaces.


A flexible venue, this space consists of eight private dining rooms, each with its own endearing characteristics. Try The Green Room for 10 or hire the entire venue for 150.


Their seasonal British menu celebrates classics whilst the all-English wine list may appeal.



Farzi Cafe London Private Dining
Farzi Cafe London Private Dining

15. Private dine in London's modern Indian bistro: Farzi Cafe

Piccadilly Circus, London

Farzi Cafe's 10-person ground-floor private dining room is a masterclass in a cosy, well-designed space. The emerald walls and long dining table create an aura of calm in which to enjoy some truly excellent food.


Speaking of: at Farzi you can expect modern Indian bistro food executed to the highest standard, with playful twists. On the plate, this translates to classic dishes like lamp chops, spiced with harissa lime butter, or more fusion-leaning options such as the delightful butter chicken bao.


It's a truly great shout for those wanting an impressive private dining experience and is about as well connected as any venue in London.



Olea private dining london
Olea private dining london

16. A chill private dining room in the heart of London: Olea Social

Leicester Square, London

Equidistant between Leicester Square and Covent Garden, you could be forgiven for dismissing Olea Social as another Central London identi-kit overpriced eatery. Well, it isn’t.


Olea seems to encapsulate the idea of ‘wellness’ into brick and mortar, with bright green hues and plenty of plant life creating a genuinely pleasant space to eat, drink and socialise in.


Exclusive hire is available, with The Garden (150 people) and bar area (45 guests) each providing a unique setting for a delicious private dining experience. If you’re feeling expansive why not hire out the whole venue, giving you a seated capacity of 250.



17. Private dining for the mind, body and soul: OmNom

Islington, London

A short walk from Angel station, OmNom is an urban sanctuary from Islington's hustle and bustle.


This Indian-inspired event space is entirely plant-based and prioritises well-being. Its restaurant is situated in a glass atrium and serves nourishing and beautifully presented food. Above, an exclusive area has a capacity of 40 dining or 120 standing for all your private dining needs. Even better, OmNom offers a unique concept: for every meal eaten, they provide a meal to someone in need. So enquire now for a positively wholesome experience.



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18. A beautiful Italian that gets the classics right: Satoria

Mayfair, London

Sartoria, roughly meaning 'Tailoring' in English, is fittingly found on the Country's iconic suit-selling road, Saville Row.


Whilst the idea of going for a delightfully sloppy aubergine Parmagiana in your new bespoke three-piece might seem like a catastrophic idea, beyond even the restorative powers of Vanish, this one is worth the risk.


Sartoia's menu stays well within the comforting confines of classic Italian cooking. You'll find a menu that breezes through antipasti, pasta, and secondi, meaning you can launch yourself on a grand tour of burrata, spaghetti and their rightly-famed veal Milanese.


For private dining, their tastefully kitted out 24 seater back room is perfect for work meals, birthday feasts and bringing the five families together to carve up New York City in a way that most definitely won't lead to some stylised montages of mob violence.



19. A big fat greek private dining spot: Opso

Marylebone, London

Nestled in the heart of Marylebone, this spot celebrates sharing food in a buzzing atmosphere. Opso is named after the Greek word for little delicacy and that's exactly what it serves.


With ingredients sourced directly from Greece, Opso serves authentic Greek tapas with a modern twist. Its light, stylish interiors are complemented by its use of seasonal ingredients.


Head downstairs to The Larder, a dining area ideal for immersing yourself in the restaurant's story. Sit alongside two large curing chambers and floor-to-ceiling wine fridges displaying Greece's finest. This spot can cater for up to 50 guests seated or up to 80 for a drinks reception. With an adaptable menu, work with Opso to curate your ideal event.


And after the meal, bring out your inner Dionysus and taste a range of exciting Greek liqueurs.



20. A pub, restaurant and wine shop in one: The Farrier

Chalk Farm, London

A former horse hospital and stable, this ambient spot is Camden Market’s oldest pub. It's open beams and wooden floors provide a rustic space in a beautifully restored Grade II listed building.


The pub's cosy restaurant serves a range of seasonal British classics of which the popular Sunday roast is a stand out with diners. For a relaxing private dining experience, hire The Dining Room with its authentic large stable doors and a featured wine rack, for up to 70 seated guests.


The Farrier specialises in natural and organic wines. Find your favourites and after, you can buy them from The Farriers eclectic wine shop. Want some sun on your face? Head to The Courtyard for a slice of Camden greenery.


Just a short walk from Chalk Farm and you're there.



21. Private dining, drinks and dancing?: The Cross 2.0

Kings Cross, London

Bringing back the 90s nightlife of the iconic Cross nightclub, this venue sits just a stone's throw from the original Kings Cross location.


Offering six floors, The Cross 2.0 is a space to drink, dance and dine. With multiple bars and restaurants, there is something for everyone.


The cosy barn has seating for 30 for an intimate private dining experience. It is also AV equipped for any presentation needs. The Wild restaurant offers a flexible layout for a larger group to cater to your private event. Mediterranean dishes are served throughout the venue and with sharing plates for up to 10 people you can guarantee a night of good food and conversation.


After, head down to the basement club. A nostalgic ode to its origins, this space has exposed brick echoing the famous railway arches and a range of weekly DJs. If this isn't for you, enjoy panoramic views of the city as you sip a cocktail on the roof terrace.



22. Dining with authentic Italian cuisine: Cantina Del Ponte

Tower Bridge, London

Located near Tower Bridge, this Italian trattoria offers an intimate setting for guests to savour an authentic menu. Cantina Del Ponte specialises in homemade pasta and bread, expertly prepared by knowledgeable cooks.


The interior plays on its roots with terracotta floor tiles and a large mural depicting an Italian marketplace. Its full-length doors seamlessly merge the interior with the outside, where guests can find a leafy terrace that offers views of Tower Bridge.


Private dining is available from 10-45 guests depending on party size. Additionally, try activities such as pizza making for a memorable and educational experience.


Head to this spot for a corner of Italian sunshine.



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23. A charming Italian private dining room in London: Luca

Clerkenwell, London

In the midst of Clerkenwell in London, Luca provides intimate and cosy dining accompanied by fresh Italian cuisine.


Its rustic, farmhouse appeal, will make a warm and welcoming experience. With signature dishes and drinks such as roast Orkney scallops with spiced chickpeas and ‘nduja sourced from fresh and the Luca Spritz, sourced from seasonal British ingredients, your experience will be more than enjoyable.


There is plenty of choices when it comes to private dining, from eight guests in the Garden Room to eighteen guests in The Terrace you can have your pick.



1 Lombard Street 1776 private dining london
1 Lombard Street 1776 private dining london

24. Feast like it's the enlightenment: 1 Lombard Street's 1776

Bank, London

Embracing the ethos of 'laid-back luxury', 1 Lombard Street's 1776 room brings modern English and European cooking to a bright and airy setting that cannot fail to impress.


The location itself is worth writing home about. Pitched up next to Mansion House (the official residence of the Lord Mayor), 1 Lombard Street is at the locus of Palladian London. Fittingly, the exterior is all-washed white stone, with a tasteful adornment of flora – making it an immediately recognisable (and instagrammable) spot.


For your food, you can expect beautifully marbled steaks, wild garlic risotto and much, much more. Washed down with a completely made dessert cocktail and the worry you have is pulling yourself away back into the London dusk.



25. Dine privately like a ships captain: The Admiralty

Trafalgar Square, London

Enter this venue and step back in time to The Battle of Trafalgar. With its interiors inspired by HMS Victory, this pub certainly tells a story. The Admiralty is newly reopened after a devastating fire last year. It is back after a refurbishment with a new lease on life.


The pub serves Fuller’s famous real ales alongside a range of lagers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. This buzzing pub specialises in homemade pies. Try a range of fillings in shortcrust, accompanied by a hearty plate of mash and gravy.


For an intimate experience, hire The Admiral’s Cabin, the most coveted area of the establishment. With seating for 14, this opulent dining space offers its own bespoke menu option, tailored to your event.


So whether you want corks popped or pints pulled, head towards Nelsons column.



German Gymnasium London private dining
German Gymnasium London private dining

26. Throw caution to the wind and hire out an entire restaurant: German Gymnasium

Kings Cross, London

Let's get the grand claim out of the way, first: in 2016 German Gymnasium was voted the “Most Beautiful Restaurant in the World”. You can believe it, too; the multi-floor, Grade II listed building balances an imposing facade with a stunning, airy interior offset by hanging foliage and well-chosen furniture.


You cannot eat aesthetics, though (as far as we know). Fortunately, the food is also top-notch. Expect lesser-known aspects of German cuisine, with a seasonal menu that celebrates the best of available produce.



Grand versatility is the name of the game here. German Gymnasium can cater to pretty much any large-scale dining event (topping out at a 500-person capacity). From a celebratory dinner dance, corporate standing reception, Bar/Bat Mitzvah or a business breakfast.



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27. A beautiful bistro in London with private dining: Kitty Fishers

Green Park, London

Taking its name from a famous London Courtesan, Kitty Fisher's is an intimate and unpretentious bistro lodged between Hyde and Green park. The main restaurant is cosy, with room for 30 diners, and delightfully plays into its bistro roots with old-fashioned awning, plush button-backed booths and moody candle lighting.


You can expect to eat well, with the menu leaning towards unfussy classics, with those cooked on the wood grill standing out especially. Both cocktails and old-world wines are well represented, with the delightful Bad Kitty being a celebratory mix of sloe gin, elderflower, lemon & Cava. They also have a surprisingly decent whiskey selection for those wanting something with a bit more heft.



28. Smart private dining with people watching: The Parcel Yard

Kings Cross, London

Nestled inside Kings Cross Station is The Parcel Yard, a popular Fullers gastropub. This Grade I listed building offers a unique location for guests to enjoy the nooks and crannies of the architecture.


With multiple seating areas available, choose between an enclosed terrace or looking over the buzzing station. Who knows, you might even spot the Hogwarts Express leaving platform 9 ¾.


For an intimate dining experience, The Boardroom is a private room for those smaller events. With seating for 12, this cosy space will impress your guests away from the bustle of the station. Enjoy Fuller's famous ale alongside a range of beer, wine and artisan soft drinks.


With a menu full of British classics, The Parcel Yard offers a first-class dining experience.



Sticky Mango private dining
Sticky Mango private dining

29. Bringing the best of South East Asia to South London: Sticky Mango

Waterloo, London

Sticky Mango are not playing around when it comes to bringing big, flavourful dishes to the table. Head Chef Peter Lloyd has created menus that draw on the ingredients and techniques of South East Asia, without diluting the experiences into something too homogenous.


This means you'll see dishes like Monkfish in a Malaysian chilli sauce served with Bok Choi and a garnish of apple blossom. It really is a beautiful way to eat delicious fish. Other highlights include the truffle egg fried rice and the titular Sticky Mango dessert (black rice, perfectly ripe mango and coconut cream).


If you can drag your eyes away from the beautifully constructed plates of food, you'll find the building to be a beautifully decorated warren of rooms split across three floors. Cherry-pink flowers tumble from the ceiling of the striking Blossom Tree Room, which can hold up to 50 seated or 60 standing. The light windows, mirrored walls and blossom tree mean you'll be bathed in an aesthetic glow whilst eating. Who wouldn't want that?



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obica london private dining

30. London's mozzarella bar: Obicà St Paul's

St Paul's, London

Few things get us excited like fresh mozzarella. What if, and trust us here, there was a bar dedicated to the stretchy, rich cheese? Well, there is.


The internationally distributed Obicà group have brought their focused approach to quality Italian food to London's cathedral district, with deli-style food joining pizza, pasta and salads on the menu. The draw, though, is of course the Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, and we fully suggest you go for the Mozzarella Bar Experience as a minimum – trust us.


Obicà St. Paul's is set up for private and corporate events, offering dinners and cocktail receptions, meetings and birthday parties for small and large groups.



Piazza Italiana london private dining
Piazza Italiana london private dining

31. Pizza express, this is not: Piazza Italiana

Liverpool Street, London

Liverpool Street is known for many things: city workers in suits, drunk Essex daytrippers, and pubs without enough inside seating. And now? Italian food.


Piazza Italiana brings a distinctly Sicilian menu to the stunning backdrop of 38 Threadneedle Street. we are not being superlative here, the building is a Grade-II listed old bank that has been updated with a sophisticated dining room feel. The vast ceilings and marble fittings lend an air of true luxury to your meal, with 350 guests being able to enjoy a private dining experience.


Speaking of, the food and drink have been thoroughly thought out. Seasonal ingredients underpin a classic roster of pasta, seafood and meat, with heavy hitters like braise veal shank competing with the decor for your wandering eye. Whilst the cocktails are good enough to justify a flying visit (particularly their take on the old-fashioned), with the food you'll want to ask for a recommended wine pairing; the Piedmont and Tuscany regions feature heavily, and both red and white are well represented.



32. Verdant Luxury just off TCR: The Dalloway Terrace

Tottenham Court Road, London

This quintessentially English space is a favourite amongst Londoners for outdoor dining. The Coral Garden is open all year round and offers a poetic and elegant atmosphere.


A botanical canopy shelters diners from the unpredictable British climate whilst letting the natural light in.


Enjoy a cosy fireplace whilst surrounded by enough greenery to make Titchmarsh smile.


Gather your closest for an intimate meal al fresco in a green sanctuary away from the bustle of Tottenham Court Road.



Cora Pearl London private dining
Cora Pearl London private dining

33. Elevated British comfort food in London: Cora Pearl

Covent Garden, London

Situated on Henrietta Street, at the southern limit of Covent Garden, Cora Pearl is a bright a beautiful eatery that emphasises cooking British comfort food to a restaurant standard.


Expect the menu to feature classic British ingredients (Angus sirloin & horseradish cream accompanies apple & blackberry crumble, for that homely hit of comfort eating). A stand-out dish has to be the delightful combination of Cod's roe on crumpets, it's it the perfect mix of humility and indulgence, exactly what breakfast is about.


You'll most likely agree when we say that dining does not exclude drinking, fortunately, Cora Pearl has put thought into their drinks; expect lots of gin-based mixes, like the refreshing Chaine d'Or, a blend of Beefeater Gin, Yellow Chartreuse, LN Mattei Quinquina and lemon.


Of course, private dining is available with downstairs and upstairs catering to a combined crowd of 50. The vibe is a tasteful revamp of a handsome Georgian townhouse, and you'll be left appreciating both the food and aesthetics.



The Vinoly Room, a private dining room in the Sky Garden, London
Celebrating at the private dining room at Fenchurch Restaurant

34. The private dining room with a spectacular view: Vinoly Room

Monument, City of London

Atop the Walkie Talkie's Sky Garden, in the heart of the City of London, the elegant Vinoly Room sits within the Fenchurch Restaurant and hosts up to 16 guests.


The contemporary British menu, from head chef Michael Carr, is well-regarded: think turbot, guinea fowl, beef tartare, lobster and scallop, with a select few veggie-friendly options. With a main course at around £40 and starters at £20, this is one for the expense account.



Interior of the Cooks Room at Hawksmoor Borough, a private dining room.
The Beef Feast, a sharing feast at the Cooks Room, a private dining room at the steak restaurant Hawksmoor Borough

35. The private dining room for high-steaks meetings: Cooks Room at Hawksmoor Borough

Borough, London

From sky-high-dining to down-and-delicious: head beneath the Borough outpost of the acclaimed Hawksmoor steakhouse mini-chain to host a feast in the Cooks Room. Uniquely, you'll be alongside an open-plan kitchen so your guests (up to 18 of them) can bask in the sizzle and scents of the preparation process. And although you're welcome to order from Hawksmoor's standard menu, hire of the Cooks' Room offers a one-off opportunity to order the 'Beef Feasting menu', which they describe as the 'ultimate' in Hawksmoor cooking.


You'll find roast oysters, 35-day dry-aged prime rib, Black Forest baked Alaska and more on this belt-loosening culinary adventure: missing it surely would be a terrible miss-steak.



The blue room at Quo Vadis, Soho
Dining table at Quo Vadis private dining room.

36. The private dining room to cure the blues: Quo Vadis' Blue Room

Soho, London

Quo Vadis might be a private members club, but their private dining rooms are available on select dates, and we're particularly taken with the soothing, sapphire decor of the Blue Room. Seating up to a dozen diners, there's a traditional English menu of seasonal ingredients, and a special 'working lunch' menu if you're looking for something a little lighter: gourmet sandwiches, smoked salmon, almond tarts and the like.


Larger parties (of up to 32) can instead dine in the adjacent Marx Room.



The private dining room at Orrery, a restaurant near Regents Park, London.
Cheese at the Orrery's private dining room.

37. The private dining room for cheese lovers: Orrery

Marylebone, London

Or rery? Oui, really! This fine French restaurant in London's Marylebone offers a 16-person private dining room fit for any occasion spéciale. Enjoy elegant cooking from head chef Igor Tymchyschyn – such as a risotto of Jerusalem artichoke, a halibut ceviche or veal ossobuco – a mere stone's throw from Regents Park.


An extensive wine list (with some truly indulgent selections across the 22 pages) and a legendary cheese trolley round out the Orrery's seductive offer.



Cocktail lounge next to the private dining room at The Oak
Entrance to the private dining room at the Oak restaurant in London.

38. The private dining room for a pizza party: The Oak

Notting Hill, London

For a more relaxed private dining experience, head west to The Oak in the heart of Notting Hill. This gorgeous pub room can entertain groups of up to 20 in their first-floor private dining room.


Hosts are invited to shortlist a menu in advance, offering guests on-the-day choices between three possible options. You might opt for some of their classic Italian dishes – ragu, linguine, risotto and tagliata – or, for a laid–back pass-the-slice occasion, a selection of gourmet pizzas. The cocktail menu, courtesy of the adjoining bar (which can also be hired for mingling-style receptions for 55 pax) is packed full of classics and some inventive homegrown twists.



Salon Noir Park Chinois london private dining
Salon Noir Park Chinois london private dining

39. The private dining room for a Chinese fine dining experience: Salon Noir, Park Chinois

Mayfair, London

Salon Noir at Park Chinois offers an authentic Chinese fine-dining experience right in the heart of London.


The private dining room, which seats 9, is lit up by a magnificent Baccarat Chandelier. A gleaming Makassar Ebony table occupies the centre of the room and the white Carrara marble fireplace completes the look. You can hire the space for yourself and your luckiest friends.


The Duck de Chine is a great way to start the three-course meal. Stir-fried pak choi to follow and finally, be surprised by dessert specially picked by the pastry chef.



40. The private dining room for an authentic Greek experience: Meraki Restaurant

Fitzrovia, London

Transport yourself into the sunny Greek Islands at the Meraki Restaurant. With floor-to-ceiling windows offering ample natural light, wooden flooring, and rustic brick walls, you’ll feel like you’re sitting in a traditional Greek taverna. The space is big enough to accommodate 135 guests so bring as many hungry friends as you can.


As you’d expect, the food here is top-notch. The modern Mediterranean menu uses the finest, freshest, and most authentic ingredients to create meze dishes brimming with love from Greece. Sit at the counter if you want to watch the expert chefs prepare your meal.



41. The name’s Ramsay… Gordon Ramsay: Bread Street Kitchen

St Paul's, London

One of the first chefs that come to mind when thinking about the best in Britain is Gordon Ramsay. Bread Street Kitchen is part of the renowned Gordon Ramsay restaurant group that offers a sophisticated and stylish space for hosting private events and special occasions. For those looking for exclusive hire, up to 600 guests can be accommodated.


The restaurant boasts an open kitchen, immersed in a modern and chic decor that blends industrial elements with sleek and contemporary touches. A sense of elegance flows throughout the air.


Tuck into the highest quality of English classics made with the finest homegrown seasonal produce. From a full English breakfast to the Beef Wellington, enjoy a proper scrumptious meal.



42. The private dining room with art and music: Bantof

Soho, London

Ambrosial, piquant, sapid… I don’t know what these words mean, but they are rather fitting for the food this restaurant has to offer. Created by Michelin chef Asimakis Chaniotis, Bantof combines the quirkiness of old Soho with delicious food and a creative art and music experience. Guests will feel a sense of cosiness and intimacy in the restaurant’s warm ambience, ideal for corporate events.


The menu features several signature dishes that can be enjoyed via tasting plates. Meanwhile, the cocktail menu is designed with exciting twists on the classics. So sit back, eat, drink, and enjoy.



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43. Private dining on the River Thames: Woods Quay

Waterloo, London

Moored on the River Thames, Woods Quay is an award-winning floating establishment located between Cleopatra’s Needle and Waterloo Bridge. Woods Quay is the newest addition to the Woods’ Silver Fleet collection and provides panoramic riverside views from the Houses of Parliament all the way to Southbank.


Woods Quay offers private dining room spaces for small to large events where you and your guests can indulge in fine dishes and cocktails. With a capacity for 56 guests, the East Wing tasting room and bar offer an intimate atmosphere where guests can interact with the head chefs while they prepare Michelin-standard plates.


On the other end, you can privately hire the West Wing bar for up to 90 guests. This space includes a wraparound outside deck and a well-stocked bar serving delicious cocktails and spirits. What better way to celebrate, than with a private dinner on the River Thames?



44. A cosy, private dining experience: The Laslett

Notting Hill, London

Spread across five Victorian Townhouses, the Laslett is a boutique hotel situated in the iconic Notting Hill.


Along with rooms and suites, the Laslett offers a quaint private dining room called The Henderson – perfect for an intimate dinner for 20 guests. The room is adorned with multi-coloured chairs, beautiful art, and pink walls. In addition to its artsy interior design, the menu offers delicious Mediterranean small plates, a popular dish is the roast aubergine with coconut yoghurt and harissa. There’s also a wide selection of wines and cocktails – which are sure to please every guest.



45. A private dining venue that brings the outside in: Bourne and Hollingsworth (Restaurant)

Clerkenwell, London

Step into the Bourne and Hollingsworth restaurant and you’ll find yourself immersed in a verdant space of greenery. Covering a blank canvas, the flourishing plants, floral chairs, and garden furniture makes for a calming, charming presence.


The restaurant uses the freshest local and seasonal British produce to serve you a colourful plate full of flavours. Whether you try the purple sprouting broccoli or the roast cod, you’ll have a nice private diving experience no matter what.



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MAP ROOM mayfair london - Private dining room

46. Embark on a private dining journey at The Map Room

Mayfair, London

Resembling the inside of a hungry cartographer's brain, it doensn;t get much weirder than this. The Map Room at Mews of Mayfair is for those who, whatever reason, want to dine surrounded by the topographic scars of the violent British imperial project.


Eat, drink, socialise. You can be sure you won't get lost.



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Provisioners Restaurant Best Private Dining

47. Private dining with style and versatility: Provisioners Restaurant

London Bridge, London

Provisioners Restaurant at The Dixon, nestled near London Bridge station, seamlessly combines stylish and contemporary dining with an imaginative twist.


Drawing inspiration from modern British and European design, this culinary destination creates an inviting atmosphere where guests can relish in unpretentious yet artful dishes. With a focus on locally sourced ingredients, the menu tantalises with grilled fish, seasonal vegetables, and comforting classics, accompanied by a delightful selection of British charcuterie that pays homage to culinary influences from Britain, Italy, Spain, and France.


This versatile venue caters to various occasions, offering two distinct options. Guests have the opportunity to hire the entire restaurant, accommodating up to 110 people, for a grand gathering. Alternatively, the semi-private Studio 54, with a capacity of 10, provides an exclusive setting for a more intimate private dining experience.


Provisioners Restaurant at The Dixon is the perfect choice for those in search of a private dining experience that celebrates culinary craftsmanship and embodies contemporary flair.



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How to hire the best private dining rooms in London

Planning a private dining event in London? We all love a busy restaurant – the atmosphere and buzz of London’s dining venues contribute to the capital’s well-earned reputation as a global foodie powerhouse. That said, sometimes the party or dinner requires a bit more privacy. Fear not, the best of London’s restaurants offer intimate and private dining rooms alongside their more public spaces. Let this guide ease you through the process and get you one step closer to that perfect first bite.

What kind of private dining experience are you looking for?

There are a lot of options out there and, to be honest, it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. No one wants to spend their free time scrolling endlessly through venue after venue, desperately trying to make a decision based on a thumb-sized photo of some canapés. To make the most of your time it’s worth having an idea of what kind of food you’re looking for in your private dining event. Do you want to put on a full gourmet spread to impress at your corporate lunch? Or are you and your friends looking for a private space to have a few drinks, a quick bite to eat and… a few more drinks?

It’s important to discover any dietary restrictions and convey them to the venue as soon as possible. Or, alternatively, let us know any allergies or preferences you have and we’ll ensure only relevant venues reach out to host your private dining event.

Top tip: It’s also worth considering some of the less traditional private dining options. London is host to a wealth of food venues that let you take part in the cooking process. How does tossing your own pizza dough sound? How about making pasta from scratch? There are lots of venues that get you involved in the cooking process and don’t worry - you won’t have to wash up after.

Know your budget

The key to planning a successful private dining room is budgeting well. No one likes nasty surprises at the end of a good meal so make sure you know your upper spend limit before you order that last helping of profiteroles. A budget should be allocated per person – this gives you maximum control over both the overall cost and the implications of that for each guest. HeadBox will do all the calculations for you and make sure everything stays within your set budget.

Location, location, location

London is a sprawling city, with each area having its own distinctive feel and character. Consider this when searching for a venue – luxury, high-end venues will tend to be in the central areas of London, whereas the boroughs might be more appropriate for a big, easy private dining room that won’t break the bank. Transport is also key. If alcohol is going to be involved then you’ll want to be in easy reach of public transport or, for the super organised, book your taxis before to guarantee a swift arrival and departure.

Make sure you set the agenda

This is your private dining event – you should set the criteria for the venues to meet. Want an outside area? Natural light flooding the room? Have a preference on seating style? Tell us exactly what private dining experience you want, where you want it, and when you want it. We’ll do the rest.

Frequently asked questions

A private dining experience is simply where a restaurant or food venue provides you with your own secluded space to enjoy without the bustle of the larger restaurant. Whether it’s a private dining room or your own private dining hall, the option allows you to enjoy restaurant standard food alongside the privacy you might expect at home.

The best private dining rooms in London will be the ones that fulfil the criteria you set out. With this in mind we’ve listed a few that cater to common private dining specifications:

SushiSamba Lounge – Located within walking distance of Liverpool Street, SushiSamba allows you to make exclusive use of the 39th floor – giving you unparalleled views over the city of London whilst you consume your body weight in delicious sushi.

Daphne’s, The Conservatory is a West London staple. Offering an array of Venetian-inspired foods, Daphne’s is a charming all-season venue that really feels part of the neighbourhood. They also allow dogs, as if you need any other reason to book.

Boundary Rooftop – Moving eastwards towards Shoreditch lays the sublime Boundary Rooftop. Come rain or shine this breathtaking dining area allows you to make your private event extra special.

Prices of private dining rooms vary according to location, restaurant type and the size of your party. Per person, the price range tends to be between £50 and £200. It’s worth noting that a lot of venues will set a minimum spend (either overall cost or per person). Set your budget before you enquire to make sure you’re only hearing from the relevant dining venues.

There are lots of ways to book a London 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 rooms in London and let you enjoy your free time. Easy.

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