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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

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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Jerusalam

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Perfect for Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Quizzes, Christmas and all celebrations!

This welcoming and warm pub styled bar sits in the heart of the West End, perfect for the local community to eat, drink and be merry from noon until the early hours. Jerusalem’s atmosphere makes it the perfect place to either relax with guests or of course let loose and live your best lives.

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

Capacity: Up to 200 standing

 

Baluchi at Lalit London Hotel

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TBaluchi 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: Pan Indian cuisine in one of London’s most gorgeous dining rooms

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Imperial China

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A fantastic location for your next private party! Located in the bright and bustling London China Town, Imperial China offers a wonderful selection of private rooms for hire. 

Good for: Birthday parties, Hen or Stag parties, Christmas parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event

Capacity: Up to 70 seated

IT Mayfair

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Great private dining in this Mayfair hot spot. Natural light spills through the glass atrium of our semi-private dining room on the ground floor of the restaurant. This unique space feels intimate, while also looking out over the dynamic main restaurant.

Good for: Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Hen or Stag Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining and Party or Other Events

Capacity: Up to 70 standing

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Sweet Chick

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Versitile space perfect for any occaision! Sweet Chick, the cult chicken and waffle restaurant hailing from New York City. Founded in Brooklyn by restaurateur John Seymour in 2013, and backed by rapper Nas, Sweet Chick serves its take on modern American comfort food across five locations in New York, LA and now London.

Good for: Birthday parties, Office staff parties, Hen or Stag parties, Christmas parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebrations, Party or other event

Capacity: Up to 40 standing

Il Baretto

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The ideal venue tohost a range of private events and corporate functions. The perfect place whether you're looking to wow clients, have a family celebration or big birthday bash and more! 

Good for: Birthday parties, Office of Staff parties, Hen or Stag Parties, Christmas Parties, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event

Capacity: Up to 100 standing 

 

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Six Storeys

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Private dining, celebrations or meetings, Six Storeys is the perfect venue for you! A sumptuously refurbished seventeenth-century townhouse, standing proud in Soho Square, Six Storeys is home to six decadent rooms, take one storey or have a complete venue takeover of all six storeys!

Good for: Birthday parties, Office parties, Staffi parties, Christmas parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or other event

Capacity: Up to 80 standing 

Tanner & Co

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Set in the warehouse at the back of Tanner & Co, this beautiful venue is brimming with character and charm creating the perfect backdrop for a truly exceptional event. Whether it be an office party, product launch, meeting or wedding celebration, we've got everything you need to create an extraordinary event for you.

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

Capacity: 300 standing

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Hope & Anchor

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If you’re looking for a party space, we’re your dream destination. From VIP birthday bashes and corporate events, to unforgettable engagement parties and sport events, we've got the space for you.

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

Villa Mama's London

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A quaint, intimate space for your event/ We offer the option to rent out our enture small, yet charming restaurant for group events. 

Capacity: Up to 45 standing

Good for: Good for Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Party or Other Event

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Laxsa Soho

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A Malaysian restaurant in the heart of the West End, Laxsa Soho is the place to experience authentic Malaysian cuisine in London. Check out the undergroud private hire space, with private bar, karaoke and large flat screen for your party needs! 

Capacity: Up to 40 standing

Good for: Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining,Party or Other Event

 

St Pancras Brasserie & Champagne Bar by Searcys

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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.

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Opso

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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!

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Park Chinois

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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.

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Arthur Hooper's

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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

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire

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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

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The Coal Shed

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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.

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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Kindred

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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.

TwoRuba

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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!

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Hippodrome Live

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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.

The Cavendish

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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

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Soderberg

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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

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Rüya

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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

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Crocker's Folly

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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

The White Haus

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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!

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The May Fair London, A Radisson Collection Hotel

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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

Hoppers

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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

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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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Xu

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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

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Searcys at The Gherkin

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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.

Photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness
Photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness

Buddha-Bar London

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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.

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