London’s most spectacular private dining rooms

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London has no shortage of private dining rooms, ranging from discreet enclaves and stylish nooks to cordoned-off, clandestine ‘wow’ spaces. Whether you’re looking for a small wedding venue in the capital, an intimate celebration space or simply somewhere to host the most lavish of dinner parties, welcome to the capital’s most exclusive and sought-after private dining rooms.

Central London

The Coral Garden at Dalloway Terrace, Tottenham Court Road

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Long a London favourite for outdoor dining, Dalloway Terrace’s elegant Coral Garden is the ideal al fresco space to gather your closest compatriots for an intimate evening of open-air revelry. Sheltered via a combination of botanical canopy and traditional striped gazebo, guests are also protected from unpredictable climes by a cosy fireplace, while the flower-filled venue is strewn with enough greenery to make you forget the bustle of Tottenham Court Road, which lies just outside.

The Coral Garden at Dalloway Terrace can host up to 20 guests,

The Chef’s Table at KOL, Marble Arch

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One for serious foodies, this may be the only private dining room on our list that also comes with its own private kitchen. Inspired by a traditional Oaxacan home kitchen, a dedicated team of chefs will create a unique menu in full view of you and your guests, giving unrivalled insight into the restaurant’s haute Mexican fare. Five- and seven-course options are available, setting you back £120 and £180 per person respectively, while the adjacent mezcaleria is the perfect place to start and end your evening.

The Chef’s Table can host 40 guests standing (including the mezcaleria) or 20 seated,

The Lotos Room at The Beaumont, Mayfair

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Approached via a sweeping flight of stairs, it’s hard not to make a dramatic entrance when visiting The Beaumont hotel’s glamorous Art Deco-style Lotos Room. This versatile cherry and walnut wood-panelled space was designed by Thierry Despont and can seat up to 45 guests, with food coming from the hotel’s ground floor Colony Grill Room. A full suite of dining options are available, ranging from continental breakfasts and canapes to working lunches and four-course dinners.

The Lotos Room can accommodate up to 45 seated and 60 standing,

Upstairs at The George, Marylebone

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Day-to-day Upstairs at The George runs as an elevated restaurant above the eponymous Grade II-listed pub offering food by James Knappett (of the two Michelin-starred Kitchen Table). Every so often, however, it transforms into one of the capital’s best-kept private dining secrets. A truly flexible venue, there are eight private dining options ranging from the ten-seater Green Room to full venue hire for 150 – and, honestly, who hasn’t dreamt of having an entire central London pub to themselves?

The George can host events for 10 to 150 people,

The Salon at Spring, Somerset House, The Strand

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One of London’s prettiest and most impressive private dining spaces, the ethereal Salon at Skye Gyngell’s Spring restaurant is framed by dark olive trees and climbing foliage, with high ceilings and cool, neutral tones. Light pours in through the atrium glass ceiling during the day, before it transforms into an enchanting, fairy light-lit setting at night. Set in the West Wing of Somerset House, the calm space reflects Gyngell’s thoughtful, unfussy menu, with a focus on low-waste and sustainability.

The Salon can accommodate up to 36 guests seated,

The Mezzanine at Wild by Tart, Pimlico

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Situated in a light-filled mezzanine overlooking Wild by Tart’s pretty-yet-industrial restaurant, this elegant private dining room is the perfect spot for intimate dinners with atmosphere. The bold, modern decor is matched by a menu of contemporary Mediterranean dishes, including the restaurant’s famed flatbreads and delectable vegetarian plates. Alternatively, opt for the Feasting Menu and have a parade of dishes brought to your table to share family style for the ultimate convivial experience.

The Mezzanine at Wild by Tart can seat up to 15 guests seated and 20 standing,

Private dining at NoMad, Covent Garden

London’s buzziest new hotel comes with a host of dining options to match, meaning those looking to host a decadent private event have the choice of no fewer than seven venues. The star of the show is the Magistrates Ballroom, occupying the space that was once the main courtroom during the building’s former life as a police station and court. This stunning room is entirely decorated with a darkly whimsical mural by painter Claire Basler and even offers its own stage and bar. Elsewhere, the intimate De Veil room and majestic Fireplace room are the perfect options for smaller-scale dinners.

NoMad can host private events for 10 to 120 people,

The Wolseley, Piccadilly

the wolseley private dining room

In 2003, destination-restaurant builder Corbin & King presented its vision of grand European hospitality in the form of the soon-to-be celebrity favourite The Wolseley. Monochrome and marble-clad, the imposing, column-lined restaurant quickly became the meeting place of choice for PRs and media types. A.A. Gill even wrote a book about the breakfast served there.

Overlooking the perpetually-buzzy, gilded restaurant below, The Wolseley’s private dining room features arched windows on each of its four sides, ensuring that it is flooded with natural light during the day and the glow from Piccadilly at night. The space can accommodate up to 15 guests and is available to hire for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. While there is no hire charge, a minimum spend (starting from £250) does apply.

The private dining room at The Wolseley sits up to 15 guests,

Quo Vadis, Soho

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Meaning ‘where are you going?’ in Latin, the Quo Vadis restaurant and members’ club occupies a stately townhouse on Dean Street. Formerly a brothel and home to Karl Marx, this late-night Soho institution attracts a glamorous and eclectic crowd, who come for the warm hospitality and modern British menu, created by chef Jeremy Lee (formerly head chef at Blueprint Café). Venturing up the lacquered stairway, choose between three private dining rooms: the Marx Room, the Library and the Blue Room, each offering a different ambience and capacity that can be tailored to help create your perfect event.

The private dining rooms at Quo Vadis accommodate 9-32 people seated and up to 45 people standing,

The Langham, Oxford Circus

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Private dining at The Langham is no ordinary affair, with menus overseen by double Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr. The hotel has a superb variety of rooms to suit each occasion. For a chic space with wonderful views of All Souls Church, there’s the Postillion room; or for impressive natural light and expansive space then The Mayfair would be our recommendation. If you’re looking for something more casual, opt for The Snug or The Green Room in The Wigmore – a modern British tavern with characterful interiors by Martin Brudnizki. We could go on (there are 14 private dining rooms in total) but suffice to say, whatever ambience your event calls for, The Langham has a space to match.

The Langham’s private dining rooms cater for groups from six to 300,

Hide and Seek at Hide, Mayfair

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Hide, the Michelin-starred Mayfair super-restaurant by celebrity chef Ollie Dabbous and world-beating vin de pays specialist Hedonism Wines, is rumoured to have cost its backers £20 million before it opened its doors in 2018. A considerable chunk of that investment presumably went on its central feature, an exquisite spiral staircase that corkscrews through the airy restaurant’s three light-filled floors. On the top floor, which boasts its own private entrance and lift, you’ll find Hide and Seek, two private dining spaces that can be brought together to accommodate 20 guests. Alternatively, three cosy basement rooms are available for groups of up to eight for a truly intimate experience.

Hide and Seek seats up to 20 guests,

Bob Bob Ricard, Soho

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Famous for, reputedly, pouring more champagne than any other restaurant in the UK – it helps that every table has its own ‘Press for Champagne’ button – Bob Bob Ricard is a ritzy, banquette-only party restaurant where the only thing more extravagant than its wine and vodka shot list is its overblown, Gatsby-esque-and-then-some décor. Modelled on the royal dining carriage of the Orient Express, Bob Bob Ricard’s private dining room can seat up to 16 guests. There is no room hire fee, although the minimum spend at lunch is £1000 and at dinner £1,500 (plus service charge). Small change to any host with most.

Bob Bob Ricard’s private dining room sits up to 16 guests,

The Platinum Arowana Room at Scott’s, Mayfair

scotts mayfair private dining

Another Richard Caring classic, Scott’s on Mount Street is one of London’s landmark restaurants. Opening at this location in the late 1960s, it is rumoured to spend £45,000 on fresh fish each week but – as anyone who has eaten here can attest – it’s well worth the expense. One of two private dining spaces at the restaurant and discreetly tucked away behind the main restaurant, the mirror-panelled Platinum Arowana room is adorned with works of art by Renoir, Miró and Chagall and is named for the world’s rarest fish. A special menu, only available to guests dining in the room, highlights the restaurant’s market-fresh specialty seafood.

The Platinum Arowana room sits up to eight

The Millicent Fawcett Room at Sketch Mayfair

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What list would be complete without the restaurant that brought us infinite egg-capsule bathroom selfies, theatrical interiors and no less than three Michelin stars? It could only be Sketch, the Mayfair haunt serving a delicious dose of tongue-in-cheek humour, theatricality and modern-French cuisine. The three Michelin stars belong to Sketch’s Lecture Room and Library, located on the upper floor of the Regency townhouse. Groups of eight can dine in the cordoned-off Millicent Fawcett room, so-called in honour of suffragist Millicent Fawcett, who campaigned for the enfranchisement of women in 1869 on the site where Sketch now stands.

The Millicent Fawcett Room can seat up to six,

Old Gotham City and Monarch Theatre at Park Row, Piccadilly

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For an experience-led private dinner, you really can’t do much better than DC Comics-themed establishment Park Row. A moody, low-lit lounge, inspired by the origin stories of super-villains Poison Ivy and Scarecrow, Old Gotham City invites guests to release their inhibitions and indulge in some villainous late-night debauchery.

Enjoy creative themed cocktails and set menus or a selection of canapes, including lobster rolls, fired chicken and caviar. For an even more immersive experience, opt for the Monarch Theatre, where you and your guests will be treated to a 10-course tasting menu and drinks that pay homage to favourite characters from the DC universe as the surrounding floor-to-ceiling screens take you on a visual journey through Gotham City itself.

Old Gotham City at Park Row can host up to 20 guests seated and 100 standing, Monarch Theatre can host up to 20 guests,

East London

The Tapestry Room at The Ned, City of London

tapestry room at the ned

Since opening in 2017, private members club and hotel The Ned has swiftly become one of the capital’s hottest spots for drinking, dining and socialising. Housed within the former Midland Bank headquarters, The Ned has six Grade I-listed private rooms to choose from, but the historic Tapestry Room is truly the jewel in its crown. Featuring a dramatic crystal chandelier, original walnut panelling and an enormous tapestry wrapping its walls, this cavernous hall certainly delivers on grandeur. Menus are personalised for each event, so whether you’re planning a big white wedding reception or the party to end all parties, you can be sure that all tastes will be well catered for.

The Tapestry Room at the Ned can host up to 140 guests seated and 200 standing,

Bourne & Hollingsworth, Clerkenwell

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The Bourne & Hollingsworth team are a dab hand at events, with several venues across London and a portfolio of immersive pop-ups hosting all manner of parties and celebrations. Positioned on the corner of Exmouth Market, this bright and airy bar and brassiere is peppered with House of Hackney floral fabrics and hanging greenery making it perfect for a post-lockdown spring get-together. Various areas are available to hire, including the light-filled Greenhouse and an intimate private dining room for 12.

Spaces can fit from 12 to 55 guests;

North London

Decimo at The Standard, Kings Cross

decimo at the standard

If you’re looking to impress your guests, Decimo’s semi-private dining room is sure to do the trick. Tuck into the best of Decimo’s Spanish-Mexican fare, including lobster with limo chilli, gambas rojas and croquetas de jamon, or opt for a bespoke sharing menu (including cocktail and wine pairings) envisioned by executive chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, while you dance the night away to records spun by the restaurant’s resident DJs. Set on the 10th floor of The Standard hotel, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city, a private bar and access to The Standard’s 11th floor rooftop terrace, this vertiginous venue, open until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays, is the ideal location for your late-night knees-up.

The private dining room at Decimo can host up to 38 guests seated and 50 standing,

West London

The Garden Room at The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner

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Usually operated as a cocktail and cigar terrace hidden behind lush greenery, The Lanesborough’s Garden Room is a sophisticated outdoor option that blends the leather furnishings and dark woods of a classic members’ club with the escapist vibe that comes from tropical flora and fauna. Happily, the hotel’s expert team are also dab hands at transforming this space into a beautiful private dining venue that can seat up to 15 for everything from cocktail parties to unforgettable wedding breakfasts.

The Garden Room at The Lanesborough can seat up to 15 guests,

The Conservatory at Daphne’s, South Kensington

daphnes private dining room

A veteran of South Kensington, Daphne’s has been owned by Richard Caring since 1998. Many of the restaurateur’s signatures are there, from the Martin Brudnizki-designed decor – marble-topped bar, green leather furnishings and floral festoons – to the unpretentious Italian menu by head chef Michael Brown. Long a neighbourhood favourite among the well-heeled residents of Kensington and Chelsea, Daphne’s pretty conservatory can host up to 32 guests for a seated meal or 50 standing guests for drinks and canapés and is the perfect backdrop for sophisticated celebrations. There is a retractable roof during summer and a roaring fire come winter.

The conservatory hosts up to 32 seated guests or 50 standing;

The Trophy Room at The Chelsea Pig, Chelsea

trophy room at the chelsea pig

Inspired by the grand age of Victorian exploration, The Chelsea Pig’s Trophy Room private dining space is decorated with shelves heaving with more than 400 antique trophies – curiosities that are guaranteed to break the ice at any event. The vibe is relaxed but elevated – think an old school sporting club – while food by head chef Fionnan Flood is of the classic British variety. A crowd pleaser if ever we saw one.

The Trophy Room can host 25 seated and 40 standing,

Fenn, Fulham

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This chic West London eatery goes hard on seasonal British dishes with ingredients of the finest provenance (its suppliers include Flying Fish, Shrub Provision and HG Walter) while celebrating wines from around the world with an extensive list that includes an entirely separate menu just for magnums. Needless to say, its cellar private dining room is the perfect place to settle in to sample a set menu with paired libations. Foodie highlights include Cornish crab crumpet, beef tartare, and cod with wild mushrooms.

The private dining room at Fenn can seat up to 15 people,

South London

Brunswick House, Vauxhall

Set in a capacious Georgian mansion in Vauxhall, Brunswick House is an unlikely treasure among the area’s high-rise buildings and urban developments. This outré antiques and salvage shop unfolds into a café and restaurant, run by Jackson Boxer. The restaurant has long outshone the shop as a destination, serving seasonal, British dishes amid hanging candelabras and trailing greenery. For larger parties, the whole venue is available for hire while a range of private dining spaces cater for groups as small as ten. If you’re looking for an unpretentious and memorable private dining space with more quirky photo props than you can swing a chandelier at, then this is it.

Brunswick House caters for up to 110 seated guests and 250 standing,

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