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The Best Private Dining Rooms in London

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Looking for somewhere to host a special event in London this festive season? Book one of the capital’s many private dining rooms for a small group of friends, family or colleagues. From outdoor cabanas to a room dedicated to pies, here are our favourites.  

Best Private Dining Rooms in London

 

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Spring Downstairs

Spring-To-Go

Anyone who has been to Spring in Somerset House will know it boasts some of the prettiest interiors in town. And the new private dining room within its sister restaurant and shop, Spring-To-Go in Notting Hill, is equally beautiful, with a blush palette and a flower wall from Kitten Grayson. Accommodating up to 16 guests, the space can offer anything from breakfast to afternoon tea and dinner, in-keeping with founder Skye Gyngell’s ethos of seasonal, uncomplicated food, with all produce coming directly from biodynamic farms. springrestaurant-shop.co.uk

Sidechick Private Dining Room

Sidechick

London’s very own roast chicken concept restaurant has a ‘snug’ private dining room perfect for intimate group gatherings. A set three-course menu is provided for those using the room, featuring restaurant classics like flatbread, juicy corn-fed roast chicken, and chocolate praline cheesecake. With enough space to fit up to 20 guests comfortably, the room is a great contender for upcoming events and parties. £30 per person or £35 per person with desserts. sidechick.co.uk

L’Epicerie at Claridge’s

L’Epicerie at Claridge’s

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the UK’s top hotels? Now you can have a sneak peek, thanks to a new private dining room set within the hallowed kitchens of Claridge’s. L’Epicerie will play host to intimate feasts spanning breakfast, lunch and dinner, set around an American black walnut table to the backdrop of bustling chefs. Every menu served will be bespoke for the occasion, arranged on china by artist Louise Bourgeois and presented by Claridge’s team of top-class chefs, sommeliers and pâtissiers. Masterclasses will also be available here, ranging from the art of afternoon tea to seafood preparation, with space for up to 14 lucky guests. Private dining menus available from £150 per guest. claridges.co.uk

Wild by Tart

Wild By Tart

Dining at Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima Jones’ Eccleston Yards restaurant is always a delight – but it will feel even more special in the new private dining space. The room overlooks the main restaurant and is filled with natural light and greenery, accommodating up to 20 guests standing or 14 seated. Groups of eight or more can enjoy the Summer Feasting Menu, which features an array of sharing dishes such as focaccia, burrata with crushed peas, and poussin with chimichurri. wildbytart.com

Sam's Riverside

Sam’s Riverside

Sam Harrison’s new west London spot was only open for a few months before the pandemic hit, but the restaurant’s terrace is now back up and running – with its indoor area and private dining room set to reopen in May. The space seats up to 16 guests, complete with a bespoke painting by artist Tomo Campbell and beautiful views of the Thames. samsriverside.co.uk

Brunswick House

Brunswick House

There’s ample space for private dining at Brunswick House, a Georgian mansion in Vauxhall dating back to the mid-17th century. The house – which once belonged to the eponymous Duke – is filled with antiques and reclaimed furniture: sparkling chandeliers sit beside spectacular chimneypieces, colonnades and cut glass entranceways. You can hire out all of its rooms for exclusive use, but for smaller groups The Library is your best bet. A lofty panelled room with a period objects and a fireplace, the space seats up to 10 guests for a seated meal – which will involve top-notch food from acclaimed chef Jackson Boxer. brunswickhouse.london

Bob Bob Ricard

Bob Bob Ricard

With its sparkling gold interiors, sexy Soho spot Bob Bob Ricard feels like stepping back in time to the opulent Jazz Age. It’s private dining room takes things a step further, modelled on the imperial dining car on a train: think velvet blinds, train-style windows and their iconic ‘press for champagne’ buttons. The room seats up to 16 guests, with a minimum spend of £900 at lunch and £1400 at dinner. bobbobricard.com

Daphne's

Daphne’s

A Chelsea stalwart, Italian restaurant Daphne’s celebrated its 55th birthday last year. With its pink marble-topped bar and Venetian glass chandeliers, this ever-popular spot perfectly combines Italian comforts with Chelsea glamour. The private dining room is located in the conservatory, creating an al fresco feel during the summer months. It’s a larger space than many of its competitors, accommodating up to 40 guests for dinner or 50 for a drinks and canapés celebration. daphnes-restaurant.co.uk

Holborn Dining Room The Pie Room

Holborn Dining Room

By day, Holborn Dining Room’s Pie Room stands as a homage to one of Britain’s most loved dishes. But come evening, you can hire it out for private dining for up to ten guests. Head Chef Calum Franklin serves up two menus here, including a tasting menu dedicated to pies – from a lobster thermidor tart to a steak and kidney pudding. Better still: it’s a sight for the eyes as well as the tastebuds, with red leather seating, candelabras and metal pie moulds on the walls. holborndiningroom.com

Hutong

Hutong

Undoubtedly one of the most special spots to dine in the city is Hutong on the 33rd floor of the Shard. With dark red, moody interiors and a traditional Chinese wishing tree where guests hang their wishes on branches, Hutong oozes the romance of fairy tales and is an absolute delight. There are two private dining rooms available for hire: the Shanghai room which seats up to 16 guests, and the Beijing room which seats up to 24. Both feature intricately carved wooden doors, moon gates and traditional red lanterns, with spectacular views of the city skyline. hutong.co.uk

Murano

Murano

You can pretty much guarantee everything served within Angela Hartnett’s bracket will be outstanding, but the private dining experience offered at her Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant Murano is extra special. The elegant room accommodates 12 guests – seated around an oval table – with a window offering a direct view into the kitchen, where Angela and her top team will be cooking up a special tasting menu. Though without a doubt a fine dining restaurant, Murano breaks Mayfair traditions with its relaxed atmosphere and large portion sizes. The menu is a reflection of Angela’s Italian upbringing – think lobster linguine, buffalo mozzarella, and turbot with seaweed butter, mussels and clams, alongside a predominantly Italian wine list. muranolondon.com

Berner’s Tavern

A baroque ballroom with a huge gilded chandelier centrepiece, Jason Atherton’s Berners Tavern is one of the grandest dining rooms in London. There are private dining spaces seating up to 14 guests, featuring long dark tables, rose upholstered chairs and atmospheric lighting. bernerstavern.com

Frog by Adam Handling

Frog by Adam Handling

Hidden inside Adam Handling’s Covent Garden restaurant is The Library, a private dining room complete with its own kitchen, waiting staff and sommeliers. Accessed via a hidden doorway, the space is elegant and intimate, seating 20 guests. Food-wise, expect a winning combination of seasonal and flavoursome, presented beautifully and with the lightly theatrical touch Adam is famous for. thefrogrestaurant.com

Hide

Hide

Ollie Dabbous’ three-storey Michelin-starred Hide has four private dining rooms within its Piccadilly confines, each designed by a different artist to embody a whimsical theme. For groups of 20 or more opt for the mezzanine space, which has its own entrance, car lift and facilities. Smaller groups, meanwhile, can cosy up in one of the three rooms in the restaurant’s basement. There’s The Reading Room, designed around chapter and verse, The Broken Room, themed around the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete, or The Shadow Room, a place which plays with light, shadows and edges to create an atmosphere where not everything is as it seems. Whichever room you choose, delicious food is a given. hide.co.uk

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