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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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This content is provided by Searcys
Europe's longest Champagne bar is located upstairs at St Pancras International, a sumptuous break away from the hustle and bustle of the station. Their Brasserie can be transformed into a spectacular event space for exclusive hire for any occasion.
Capacity: Up to 150 seated, up to 220 standing.
Good For: Meetings, dinners, standing receptions and other memorable experiences.
This content is provided by Opso.
Ideal for corporate and private functions or parties, The Larder Room at Opso is available for private hire all year round. It also boasts its own entrance to ensure maximum convenience and privacy for guests.
Capacity: Up to 75 standing.
Good For: A Modern Greek restaurant in the heart of Marylebone!
This content is provided by Park Chinois.
Park Chinois is an opulent live-entertainment restaurant serving bold Chinese cuisine and excellent drinks alongside live performances, all set within the heart of London's Mayfair.
Capacity: Up to 50 standing
Good For: Bold Chinese cuisine and exquisite drinks, set in 1930's Shanghai.
This content is provided by Arthur Hooper's.
Overlooking Borough Market, Arthur Hooper’s is a stylish restaurant where visitors can enjoy fresh food from local suppliers and wine from all over the world. The perfect space for private dining and business meetings!
Capacity: Up to 25 standing
Good For: Private wine tastings with stunning views overlooking the market
This content is provided by Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire.
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Hampshire is proud to present the very finest in private dining experiences in the heart of London’s West End. Located on the 8th floor, The Hampshire Penthouse offers a host of remarkable bespoke private dining experiences, complemented with breathtaking panoramic views of London’s skyline.
Capacity: Up to 60 standing
Good For: Bespoke private dining with breathtaking panoramic views of London’s skyline
This content is provided by Ristorante Frescobaldi.
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: Sipping amazing Italian wine in a beautiful setting.
This content is provided by The Coal Shed
Located moments away from Tower Bridge, The Coal Shed celebrates coal roasted rare breed meat and sustainable seafood in a modern setting. Private dining is available for groups up to 20 in an intimate private dining room or hire the open plan mezzanine floor for groups up to 50.
Capacity: Up to 65 standing.
Good for: All events, including birthday parties, wedding receptions and office functions.
This content is provided by Chiringuito.
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.
This content is provided by Kindred.
Modern luxury in an 18th Century building, Kindred is the perfect city venue for your next event. We have private rooms available from 10 - 150 people, a full range of AV equipment, and a friendly and professional hospitality and events team to make sure everything goes smoothly.
Capacity: Up to 150 standing
Good For: High-tech meeting rooms in an impressive building.
This content is provided by Hot Stone.
Hot Stone offers a unique Japanese dining experience, transporting you to Japan on an authentic culinary journey. We offer immersive Ishiyaki hot stone dining and an award-winning sushi menu. We are one of a few Japanese restaurants that serve 100% fresh Japanese wasabi and A5 Japanese Wagyu and melt in the mouth Kobe.
Capacity: Up to 36 seated
Good for: Experiencing the true flavours of Japan in London.
This content is provided by TwoRuba.
A hidden gem in Central London, this is the ideal venue for your next celebration. Located on the 9th floor with views of The Shard and the London City, experience the definition of urban opulence at TwoRuba.
Capacity: Up to 220 standing.
Good For: Bottomless drinks packages, breath-taking views of the city and ball pits!
This content is provided by Hippodrome Live
Our two private dining rooms provide an intimate atmosphere that's great for groups. Both rooms are spacious and light – perfect for drinks receptions, dinner parties and business meetings, with set-ups varying from boardroom to theatre style. Prices start from £37.50 per person for a three-course meal.
Capacity: Up to 40 seated.
Good for: Informal gatherings, meetings and private dinners.
This content is provided by The Cavendish.
From exclusive hire of our intimate Private Dining room, through to our diverse bar spaces or full venue hire, The Cavendish will ensure your party is luxuriously and professionally catered for.
Capacity: Up to 120 standing
Good For: Any celebration that requires a certain kind of ambience
This content is provided by Soderberg.
Furnished with authentic mid-century furniture from Swedish and Danish designers, we have recreated the feel of a 1960’s Swedish living room in our Soho basement. You will have full, exclusive use of the lounge including the two cosy caves.
Capacity: Up to 30 seated
Good For: A mid-century Scandinavian lounge in the heart of Soho
This content is provided by Rüya.
Located in the heart of Mayfair, the private dining room at Ruya is the perfect place to host your event. Be it a product launch or a networking event, a business presentation or a dinner party, the elegant and warm ambiance makes it perfect for every occasion.
Capacity: Up to 250 standing
Good For: A taste of sophisticated, contemporary dishes from the Anatolian peninsula
This content is provided by Crocker's Folly.
The Place To Be! Here at Crocker's Folly, we love being part of your celebrations and are happy to host any event large or small. With two private rooms and an outdoor terrace, we can offer a setting for any occasion.
Capacity: Up to 100 standing
Good For: Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Hen or Stag Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event
This content is provided by The White Haus.
Spread over three floors, The White Haus transports you to the mountains with rustic timber chalet-style décor, a roaring fireplace, cosy corners complete with sheepskin throws, ‘snowflake’ chandeliers and a bookable cable car for six.
Capacity: Up to 60 standing
Good For: Reliving your ski-trip in the middle of summer!
This content is provided by May Fair Hotel.
Famed for hosting outrageous parties overflowing with champagne-infused debauchery in eras past, today The May Fair is celebrated for its elegance and charm. Yet nowhere is, or has ever been, more renowned for its discretion.
Capacity: Up to 370 standing
Good For: Private dining in a renowned, lavish setting
This content is provided by Hoppers.
The perfect hideaway for a special occasion, the four private and semi-private Vaults at Hoppers can accommodate eight guests each and can be hired individually or as one. A short hop from Selfridges and easily accessible from Bond Street, Oxford Circus & Marble Arch.
Capacity: Up to 98 seated
Good for: Great Sri Lankan food & private dining vaults
This content is provided by Indian Accent
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.
This content is provided by Xu.
XU offers two stylish private dining rooms for 4-8 guests, semi-private dining for up to 15 or the option of exclusive hire for up to 48 seated guests. The restaurant combines a prime West End location with impeccable interior design and fantastic Taiwanese menus from the team behind BAO.
Capacity: Up to 48 seated
Good for: Stylish private dining in the heart of Chinatown
This content is provided by The Red Lion.
On the first floor of our classic Stokey pub, we offer a relaxed, fun and intimate space for any kind of private party. Treat your guests to their own private bar, as well as dancing space, a separate games room and a laid back vibe throughout.
Capacity: Up to 70 standing.
Good for: A relaxed and friendly space for all your party needs, with no hire fee!
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There are few spots on the London landscape as striking as Searcys at The Gherkin. Pair high-end design with vintage cuvees and contemporary cooking, all while enjoying panoramic views from the top three levels of one of London’s most iconic skyscrapers.
Capacity: Up to 130 standing
Good For: Lavish private dining in one of London's most iconic buildings.
This content is provided by Buddha-Bar London.
Buddha-Bar London offers fine-dining cuisine in one of London’s most luxurious and unique rooms. A decadent and unique venue which can host a variety of events, our award winning venue offers exclusive hire, part hire and private dining options over its two floors in the heart of Knightsbridge.
Capacity: Up to 450 standing
Good For: Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Hen or Stag Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event.
This content is provided by London Wetland Centre.
London Wetland Centre is an idyllic spot to hold any event. The combination of beautiful surroundings and central location makes it easily accessible but also offers a rural experience. Our 42 hectares of scenic lakes, pools and meadows are complemented by first rate facilities.
Capacity: Up to 200 standing
Good For: A unique venue that benefits the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
This content is provided by Margot
London's most elegant private dining room with over 350 wines to compliment your meal. The menu carefully curated by Head Chef Alessio Piras revolves around classic Italian cuisine with a focus on quality, seasonal ingredients.
Capacity Up to 32 seated/standing.
Good For Taking your occasion to the next level with our signature service.
This content is provided by Sagardi Basque Country Chefs.
Sagardi London is based in the heart of the trendy neighbourhood of Shoreditch. Boasting a Basque-Grill Restaurant, Pintxos Bar, and 3 Private Saloons, Sagardi opens its doors for part and exclusive hire.
Capacity: Up to 250 standing
Good For: The finest Basque cuisine and specially designed sharing menus
This content is provided by Les Platanes.
At Les Platanes we are happy to cater for private events and special occasions. Formats can include multi-course plated or family- style seated dinner as well as a canapés and cocktails reception.
Capacity: Up to 60 standing
Good for: The perfect spot for a private event a la South of France in the heart of Mayfair.
This content is provided by The Mirror Room.
Host an unforgettable event with Rosewood London. The Mirror Room provides an exquisite setting for all manner of occasions in the very heart of London, from wedding proposals to sophisticated cocktail parties.
Capacity: Up to 60 standing
Good For: Luxurious private dining in a striking Central London hotel.
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