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Written by Mae Bristow - 29 November 2023

The 11 best restaurants with function rooms in London

Whether it's an upscale, elegant dinner party or a fun birthday party with friends, you're looking for a similar thing. You're searching for a private space where you can enjoy the presence of your guests, receive more attentive service from staff and create the perfect atmosphere for your desired event.

Throughout the city of London, located in a range of restaurants and venues, are private rooms that work for all event types, whether big or small, luxurious and over-the-top, or grungy and subdued, there is a private room for you to throw your special event.

Check out this list of venues in London that offer function rooms for your next private party, celebration or meeting.

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City Social, private room in London

1. Experience an intimate dinner with a view at this restaurant function room: City Social


Experience an elegant private dinner at one of City Social's private dining spaces. Located on the 24th floor of the Tower 42 skyscraper, this venue serves up spectacular views and delicious food all at your fingertips.

Offering two expansive dining rooms with beautiful views, City Social is an ideal choice for a dinner or work party. Whether you’re looking for a grand dinner at their expansive rectangular table or an intimate meal around an elegant round table, this venue has options.

The sleek art deco interior and expansive light fixtures create an intimate and elegant feel, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that open up the room with beautiful natural light and breathtaking city views.

Impress your friends and coworkers with a luxurious dining experience at City Social when you choose one of their private dining rooms that seat up to 24 guests.

Minimum Spend: starting at £85 per person

Bob Bob Ricard, private rooms in London

2. A restaurant function room dripping in luxury: Bob Bob Ricard Soho


With an array of caviar and truffle dishes, Bob Bob Ricard in Soho is the epitome of fine dining. Conveniently located around the corner from Piccadilly Circus tube station is where you'll find this restaurant.

With a David Collins-led design and a classic British and Russian menu, this venue exudes luxury and class with beautiful decor, attentive staff and delicious dishes. When you walk into Bob Bob Ricard, you will immediately notice the beautiful, over-the-top interior with a long table, elegant wallpaper, fun light fixtures and a beautiful wooden accent.

If you’re looking for a place to wine and dine with your loved ones or want to impress your boss with a private room in this venue, check out Bob Bob Ricard’s ‘Royal Dining Carriage’ room with stylish blue accents and seating for up to 16 guests.

Minimum Spend: £1,000 for lunch, £1,500 for dinner

interior of rudds bar london function room
people at people at rudds bar london function room

3. A function room in the heart of Blackfriars: Rudds

Blackfriars, London

Rudds is a bar and restaurant ideally located in the heart of Blackfriars right near Blackfriars station and with old St Paul's practically in its backyard.

Rudds offers a number of spaces for private hire, but if it's a function room you're after then look no further. For something casual and of moderate size, the mezzanine can accommodate 50 people and comes with a pool table and two TV screens. If you're looking to hold an event of a larger size, both the ground and upper floors of Rudds can accommodate 100 people each, and the upper floor has its own bar to boot!

All three spaces can be hired individually or separately depending on the size and need of your event. Rudds are big on hospitality, in one of London's prime locations, and is ideal for private parties, meetings, conferences, and team away days - you name it, Rudds is happy to host it.

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Tuttons, private room in London

4. Try a traditional English meal at this restaurant function room: Tuttons


Set on the east side of the historic piazza, you'll find this stunning venue with a sophisticated interior that overlooks the busy markets below. Tuttons is that secluded escape from reality that everyone needs from time to time. This place allows you to connect with friends and family and celebrate important milestones with your loved ones.

When you walk into your private function room, the red seats and vaulted ceilings are a beautiful backdrop for the classical English menu that focuses on seasonal dishes from local suppliers. With all the delicious food options this venue offers, you'll leave your private event feeling full and happy.

Whether it’s a sophisticated party or a team dinner, Tuttons has a function room for your ideal event, with two private rooms available for up to 30 guests.

Minimum Spend: starting at £39.50 per person

12 hay hill, private rooms in London
12 hay hill, private rooms in London

5. A chic function room: 12 Hay Hill


Set over six stories, you'll find an array of uniquely designed and distinctly stylish rooms that work for any private event or meeting. From networking events and product launches to work lunches and private celebrations with family and friends, 12 Hay Hill have various function rooms for whatever intimate occasion you’re looking to host.

Within this venue, you'll find The Club, which is home to multiple event spaces from the lower ground to the fourth floor. Each room offers a unique background, with distinctive decor, elegant tables and centrepieces. The rooms are strategically placed in the venue to create an intimate setting away from the busy dining room and bar area.

From the 4-tier chandelier, white marble table and floor-to-ceiling windows with a view of Mayfair to the long table, colourful flower ceiling and natural lighting, this space has the range, and room to host anywhere from 6 to 100 guests.

Mondrian, private room in London
Mondrian, private room in London

6. Experience diverse dining at this restaurant function room: Mondrian Shoreditch


The dark lighting, red walls, large table and cosy atmosphere at the Mondrian Shoreditch lend a lovely and intimate space for your private occasion. When you step through the doors of this venue, get ready for beautiful decor, delicious food and a host of elevated experiences.

The lower ground serves tapas with courtyard seats in this Spanish-style kitchen environment. The ground floor offers an all-day café and cocktail bar with products sourced from local independent suppliers. Or head to the top floor, On The Roof, which brings a touch of retro sophistication alongside Californian-inspired dishes and cocktails.

You can find Mondrian Shoreditch on Curtain Road.

Minimum Spend: starting at £720 depending on time of day

Bulgari Hotel, private room in London
Bulgari Hotel, private room in London

7. A glamorous function room: Bulgari Hotel


Thanks to its convenient and stylish Knightsbridge location, the Bulgari Hotel provides an elevated and sophisticated backdrop to all types of meetings, events and conferences.

Whether a meeting, event or conference, this space has a private room that expertly combines form and function with the latest technologies and is available for a range of occasions of all sizes, both corporate and social.

The long tables, comfy seating, beautiful floral arrangements, and large windows create an ideal function room for your special occasion that is sure to impress your guests when they enter through the doors.

Whether you want to host a large party in the ballroom with up to 150 guests or an intimate meeting in one of the many boardrooms and private offices for up to 20 guests, there is quite literally, room for you.

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InterContinental, private room in london

8. No event is too big or small, too casual or formal at this function room: InterContinental The O2


Surrounded by historic landmarks is the InterContinental London – The O2, a luxury hotel and purpose-built conference centre featuring the UK’s largest pillar-free ballroom.

The expansive conference and event spaces are designed for an optimal meeting setting that combines state-of-the-art facilities, a selection of distinct catering options, attentive service and an abundance of meeting space offerings for any event, large or small.

From modern European cuisine to savoury afternoon tea and delicious cocktails with spectacular views of the London skyline, this venue has a range of offerings with beautiful and elegant decor in every space you enter.

Techspace, The Loading Bay, private room in london
Techspace, The Loading Bay, private room in london

9. For those tech product launches and team bonding events, check out this function room: Techspace


The neutral colours, expansive space, large windows for natural light, wooden elements and large tables make Techspace an elite venue for your function and private room needs. The Loading Bay venue is known for its industrial design, location in the heart of London’s tech scene and beautiful views overlooking Mark Square.

Whether you’re looking to host your next business meeting, product launch or team bonding session, this space has various rooms for your private event.

The open space plan and enviable natural light throughout the venue make this space an ideal choice for hosting workshops, small technology conferences and networking events with room for up to 250 standing guests.

searcys at the gherkin best private dining rooms london
searcys at the gherkin best private dining rooms london

10. A restaurant function room with unmatched views: Searcys at The Gherkin


When you step off the elevator, get ready to be impressed by the classy decor, unrivalled views of London and expansive windows bordering Searcys at The Gherkin.

From board meetings, product launches and networking events to wedding receptions, birthday celebrations and five-course feasts, this venue has various exclusive private dining rooms at the Norman Foster-designed building.

For events big and small, Searcys at The Gherkin offers impressive catering options and delicious drinks. Pick from five exclusive private dining rooms for your special event, with room for up to 30 guests and get ready for a taste of contemporary cooking, all while enjoying panoramic views from the top three levels of one of London’s highest skyscrapers.

Minimum Spend: Morning from £75 per person + VAT, afternoon from £99 per person, evening from £140 per person

The Dorchester, private room in London
The Dorchester, private room in London

11. For those elegant, but exclusive special occasions, head to this function room: The Dorchester


Offering everything from refreshment bars to spectacular dinners, The Dorchester hosts a variety of private rooms for your special event that will leave your guests talking.

The attention to detail in each function room at this venue makes it an amazing place for your next dinner party, work dinner, or Christmas feast with family and friends. The decor in each room provides an intimate and luxurious feel with large round tables, beautiful natural light and elegant centre pieces to help create your ideal private event.

The most sought-after space is The Ballroom Suite, located on the ground floor and recently restored to provide traditional elegance matched with contemporary style. Alternatively, The Penthouse and Pavilion Suite on the eighth floor offer high domed ceilings, spectacular lighting and a private terrace with a fountain that boasts spectacular views of the London skyline.

More of London's best restaurants with private dining rooms

London has no shortage of amazing restaurant function rooms that will feed you the best food the city has to offer. From large restaurant dining rooms to cosy little cafes and brasseries, experience the best in London. Browse these top restaurants 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. Have a look at these stunning London spaces and get some ideas for where to have your next private dining event. Alternatively, tell us exactly what you need and we'll make sure the very best London venues respond to your enquiry.

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Hiring a London restaurant function room?

London is full of amazing restaurants to hire. A culinary hub in the UK, the range of restaurants to hire is truly impressive. With impeccable service and delicious food built-in, function rooms at restaurants are a perfect venue to hire for your next event. Whether you need a restaurant with a private dining room or just a private function room restaurants are a great choice for venue hire in London.

Hosting a private celebration with your friends and family or maybe you need a function room at a restaurant for your company celebration, the choice is endless with our collection of venues. We know all the little things matter when booking an event space which is why we’ve pulled together the best restaurants with function rooms in London for you to choose from. Make your venue search even easier and search, book and pay for your venue on HeadBox.

Frequently asked questions

For restaurants with private rooms in London, you're spoilt for choice. Here are a few extra special ones that we vouch for:

12 Hay Hill – Dine in style at this Mayfair private dining space.

Bluebird – With mirrored walls and a view overlooking the rest of the restaurant, the Mezzanine private dining room at Bluebird in Chelsea is a great choice for your next private dining event.

There really is no one answer to this question: so many variables come into play when understanding the cost of a private dining space. How many guests are you planning for? What's the price range of the restaurant? Is the space for a lunch, dinner or do you need time for a reception or a presentation too? 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 London restaurant with a private 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 restaurants with private rooms in London and let you enjoy your free time. Easy.

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