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Private dining rooms in London

Putting on a party? Get a room! Here’s a selection of private dining rooms for a celebration or get-together to remember

The best private dining rooms in London - duck and waffle
By Time Out editors |
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Please note, this list includes commercial partners, so suggestions are not curated by Time Out. 

Almost every London restaurant worth its salt boasts at least one private dining room – otherwise known as a total moneyspinner. With so many to choose from and some very real sums of money at stake, how do you know which private room to choose for your birthday shindig, engagement party, hen do, or client lunch? Look no further than this handy list of private dining rooms for different budgets and occasions. You should be able to find exactly what you’re after, to help make your special occasion perfectly, well, special. We’ll assume our invite’s in the post. 

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Baluchi at London Lalit Hotel

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Baluchi at The LaLiT London is the perfect amalgamation of two great cultures. While the food takes you on a culinary journey of authentic flavours from the Indian subcontinent, the lavish interiors including vaulted ceiling, rich blues and dark wood highlight the British element.

Capacity: Up to 300 standing.

Good For:  Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Hen or Stag Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration ,Party or Other Event

Chiringuito

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Chiringuito is new to Bethnal Green, with two spaces available for private hire - the restaurant or the roof - or (if you've got loads of mates) the whole venue. The Spanish inspiration runs through both the design and menu.

Capacity: Up to 200 standing.

Good for Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event.

 

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Hope & Anchor

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In between vibrant Brixton and trendy Clapham, the Hope & Anchor is serving the good people of South London with hunger-stomping soul food and Insta-licious cocktails. If you’re looking for a party space, we’re your dream destination.

Capacity: Up to 150 standing.

Good For Birthday parties, Office staff parties, Hen of Stag parties, Christmas parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebrations, Party of Other Event.

Circus

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CIRCUS is a hidden gem in London’s vibrant Covent Garden. A unique and quirky Pan-Asian restaurant and cocktail bar. Be transported to an unforgettable world of glamour, fun and escapism with a sprinkling of glittering circus.

Capacity: Up to 250 standing.

Good For:  Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Christmas Parties, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Events.

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Ristorante Frescobaldi

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Ristorante Frescobaldi, a first London restaurant from the Frescobaldi family - one of Italy's most famous wine producers - has the perfect setting for your exquisite events.

Capacity: Up to 70 seated.

Good For Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Hen or Stag Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event

Indian Accent

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Indian Accent’s spin on traditionally grounded recipes, both nostalgic home dishes and unusual foods from lesser-known Indian regions and communities, has made it the leading destination for modern Indian food in New Delhi, New York and London. 

Capacity: Up to 18.

Good For: An inventive approach to Indian cuisine while enjoying cocktail gatherings, celebratory dinners, luncheons, parties and more.

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Roast

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Roast is a unique and very British restaurant and event space situated in the portico of Borough's former flower market. Spectacular views are offered from every angle- whether it's of the open kitchen, the historic setting of Borough Market below, St Paul's Cathedral in the truly memorable occasion.

Capacity: Up to 180.

Good For:  Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Christmas Parties, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Events.

L'atelier des Chefs - St Pauls

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Whether you’re planning a gourmet event with clients or planning to have lots of fun for a Christmas Party or celebrate a special occasion, you can be assured of a uniquely great time with us. All abilities in the kitchen are extremely welcome and we will make sure from the outset that everyone has an amazing time with us. 

Capacity Up to 80 standing

Good For A great team building activity and an original and interactive way to entertain and build relationships.

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Swingers City

Swingers is totally unique and outrageously fun, making it the ideal venue for a host of occasions ranging from birthday parties, team building, client entertaining, festive celebrations or simply a night out for a group of friends looking for a break from the norm.

Capacity: Up to 500.

Good For: An unforgettable party with crazy golf, street food and cocktails!

Shoryu Soho

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Hunting for that perfect venue in Central London? Roll up and feast your eyes on our private dining room at Shoryu Soho, so look no further for that dream venue! Get in touch and let us know about your party. Minimum spend applies.

Capacity Up to 16 seating, up to 20 standing

Good For  Japanese dining in the heart of Central London!

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Hotels, Boutique hotels

The Games Room at Zetter Townhouse

icon-location-pin Clerkenwell

Down in the basement of great aunt Wilhelmina’s fictional house, this private dining room continues the quirky fun with carefully placed curios, Tony Conigliaro-designed cocktails and menus by Bruno Loubet. After your meal, there’s plenty of scope for play – as the name suggests.

Capacity: 30 seated, 50 standing

Good for: High jinks catch-ups with old friends, business meetings that need to feel cool, or money-no-object wedding celebrations.

Restaurants, Contemporary European

Quaglino's

icon-location-pin St James'

Quaglino’s two private dining rooms overlook the main dining room, with its regular live music performances – so that’s the entertainment sorted. Looks-wise, the art-deco interiors add pizzazz. The food is fancy, but not enough to frighten the horses.

Capacity: 8-14 seated (Giovanni Room); 16-40 seated on four separate tables (Prince of Wales Room)

Good for: Cross-generational family gatherings or effortless business functions.

Venue says On Monday June 3 for one night only and back by popular demand, the legendary Okiem performs at Quaglino's!

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Restaurants, Contemporary European

Sea Containers at Mondrian London

icon-location-pin South Bank

Fancy sitting at a gold table for your event? In Sea Containers’ private room, you can. Nice touches such as reclaimed lettering from the building’s original signage decorate the wood-panelled walls; menus include platters heaving with roasted sea bream and chicken.

Capacity: 22 seated

Good for: Small corporate gatherings where a funky setting (and ‘fresh air’ for smokers) are required.

Restaurants, Indian

Gymkhana

icon-location-pin Mayfair

This much-decorated modern Indian in Mayfair could charge what it liked for its two atmospheric private dining rooms down in the vaults. But the minimum spend is refreshingly fair – one more reason to go and taste Karam Sethi’s Michelin-starred cooking for yourself.

Capacity: Up to 9 or up to 14 seated

Good for: Seal-the-deal business meets or any other situation where you need to seriously impress.

Restaurants, Contemporary Asian

Hutong

icon-location-pin London Bridge

Open the heavy, carved wooden doors of the private dining rooms at The Shard’s high-flying Chinese restaurant and you enter a little corner of China in London, whose floor-to-ceiling windows give gorgeous views of St Paul’s and the London Eye.

Capacity: 18 (Shanghai) and 26 (Beijing), both seated

Good for: Big-budget bedazzlings of hard-to-please visitors from overseas.

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