Low-key and minimalist (there’s no name above the door), this modern Italian in Peckham wows with a confidently simple line-up of big-flavoured, technically flawless dishes. Groups of eight or more should book the communal table in front of the kitchen and partake in the family-style sharing menu. With a little notice, the chefs can also rustle up mighty suckling pig feasts.
December 2018: We've given this list a lot of love, hand-picking those super-fun places that can comfortably seat eight people (ideally more). And, if you're coming in a gang, will actually let you book! There are more than 20 new entries, including the likes of glam brasserie Balthazar, Bao Fitzrovia (a larger branch of the cult spot), rustic yet swish Spanish joint El Asador at Sabor and hidden gem Rochelle at the ICA. Not forgetting Xu, with its magical mahjong tables.
Need a fun restaurant for your birthday dinner, or a classy dining spot for a celebration? In London, you've loads of nice options to dine in style, no matter if you're in a party of two or 20. Here's our pick of the best restaurants in London where you can dine in a group. It's all here: spaces big, small, cheap and fancy, catering for those who like to eat early or dine late at night. Let the planning begin.